Trinity College (Math)
Central Connecticut State University (Master's)
University of Connecticut (Master's)
Greetings! My name is Robert, and I am an educator with two Master's degrees. In addition to having been a graduate assistant, I have been in this field for more than 5 years, and have greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with many different students.
I have previously worked as a math instructor and a tutor for secondary and college-level students. Math is what I studied in college and is the subject that I am the most comfortable tutoring. However, I received a liberal arts education and can assist with other subjects such as Accounting, Computer, and Science.
I will work with you step-by-step and can also provide my own problems, although advance notice of what topics you would want to go over would be very helpful.
My current rate does include some preparation time as well as a stipend for travel expenses.
You can expect that the tutoring sessions will be completely professional and that each one will develop your understanding of the subject or subjects. Your satisfaction is guaranteed by both myself and WyzAnt. I have good availability, so there is no reason to hesitate. Please contact me right away to schedule a session!
I look forward to hearing from you. Greetings! My name is Robert, and I am an educator with two Master's degrees. In addition to having been a graduate assistant, I have been in this field for more than 5 years, and have greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with many different students.
I have previously worked as a math instructor and a tutor for secondary and
This was my second time with Rob. Our first time together he helped me salvage my grade in College Algebra although due to my putting off getting a tutor for so long I didn't get the needed grade to advance. So this summer I retook it and met with Rob early on. He helped prepare me excellently for my final two exams, quiz, and cumulative final. He is flexible, helpful, and committed to helping you understand your material.
Thank you, Aidan. It's always a pleasure to assist a student who is committed to success!
He is very smart and gets right to work. Its very refreshing finally finding someone who actually knows the work and knows how to teach it.
So I met Rob to discuss Calc. He is very knowledgeable and knows what he is doing. Be sure to ask him exact problems you need answer to because he himself isn't good at going over random problems. The only problem I had with him and was a big one for me is he constantly kept checking his phone. I think it was because he was trying to keep track of time but it could be anything like E-Mail but it was really distracting and impolite. There were times where I personally felt he was getting frustrated because I kept asking him the same question. But other than that this guy is awesome and very intelligent.
I'm glad that, in spite of your mixed ratings, you have chosen to continue meeting to discuss Calculus with me. I have done my best to assist you, and furthermore you know very well that I use my phone to do calculations. Getting used to technological aids is going to be important if you want to move forward in your chosen profession.
Rob was my son's chemistry tutor. He changed schools and had 6 weeks of Chemistry to catch up on. Rob worked with him as much as he needed and my son received an "A" on the exam and work handed in. Very impressed by Rob.
My son comes home from his tutoring with Rob energized and confident. Rob is tutoring him in college statistics.
He took his time to explain everything that I need to know. This will help me reach my goal. Also, I'll be more comfortable doing math.
He teaches in an understanding and easy way and he helped me accomplish basic and difficult subjects. He is very good and he can help with any thing and I do wish to keep him tutoring me for future subjects.
Thanks for the feedback. Have a great year!
Rob was great to work with and very helpful to my son. If we ever need another tutor for math or science, we will go to Rob first.
Working with your son was a great experience. I was very impressed by his drive for knowledge as well as his ultimate academic performance. I would definitely be willing to tutor him again. Best of luck.
Rob is not a high-quality tutor. You will not feel like a valued customer. We met on the same day, same time each week for many weeks and he consistently showed up late without apology. One week he never showed up, claiming he’d forgotten to schedule me in! He would consistently check the clock, never going a minute past our scheduled time.
I was not a priority. He was always unprepared to our lessons, not even bringing a pencil or paper. I supplied the test workbook, but he never brought in supplementary materials for areas I had clearly struggled in. He seemed more focused on moving through the text, rather than ensuring I had a clear understanding. During our meetings, I felt he was annoyed with the questions I asked about the material, as he would sigh and have an annoyed tone as he answered my question as if I should have already known.
Rob is not involved. He would spend a lot of time on his cell phone, as I struggled on my own to complete questions. If I asked a question, I had to wait, as he would finish on his cell phone first, then attend to me.
He has poor teaching and communication skills. He has a high level of education in math and obviously, zero experience in teaching methods, this is highly evident through his tutoring sessions. He struggled to explain the material to me at a level I could understand. Many times, he referred to many math terms and concepts I did not know and was frustrated when I asked for a different explanation. His explanations were confusing and filled with many long pauses that I could not follow.
He was insulting to my intelligence. I contacted him to prepare me for the GRE: Math. He took it upon himself to explain that I would never have a deep conceptual understanding of math. He constantly inferred that I would not be a sufficient elementary mathematics teacher. I believe this was crossing the line. Not only does the GRE have nothing to do with my teaching certification, as a tutor who should be building their students’ confidence, he did the opposite.
If you are strictly looking for a tutor with a knowledge of math, like a dictionary, without any guidance, support, or ability to explain the material then Rob is your top pick. If you are looking for the full tutoring experience, complete with a prepared and engaged educator with teaching skills, I highly suggest you look elsewhere.
I worked with Jennifer over this summer. We met five times, plus a complementary meeting at a Starbucks. Each of these meetings was at a location that was convenient for her, rather than at a location closer to me. I really did try my best to be available and on time for this student.
I am sorry to hear that my watching the clock was a problem. I do this to make sure that we accomplish everything that I think is important during our session and to not waste any of the customer's time. It is for the same reason that I try to not spend too much time on explanations and try to get to some problems that we can work on during the session. If this is not enough, I suggest looking over the material between meetings to reinforce and process what is being learned.
I do not expect to supply materials or books during a session. If there is anything that is needed, that is up to the student to provide or make known. Under my current policy, I have budgeted for some preparation time but that is something that either needs to be worked out ahead of time or given to me during the session. If there are any issues with finding suitable materials I would be happy to make suggestions.
As for the implication that I did not think that Jennifer was smart enough, nothing could be farther from the truth. On a couple of occasions I did try to imply to her that I thought that she would have been better off taking a college algebra course rather than rely entirely on a GRE workbook to learn the material. I felt that it was my duty to try to be honest with her rather than just let things go without saying anything. That said, I am willing to admit that I work better in conjunction with a teacher rather than as the sole instructor.
So how does what Jennifer is saying jive with the fact that I am a highly rated tutor? Well, here is the situation in a nutshell: if you are looking for a tutor that can be fun, engaging, is interested in your success, and is happy to share his math knowledge with you, I am the tutor for you. If you are looking for something else, then yes, I would advise you to find another tutor. That said, I am willing to work with any student, no matter their background or training. Anyone should feel free to contact me and see if we can work something out. Thank you.
Very glad we found Rob to help out! He is patient, calmly persistent, and very supportive. He is very willing to meet at our home or any other convenient location. Much appreciated.
It's always a pleasure to work with a student who has resolved to improve at math. I have very high hopes for this semester and going forward.
My son was failing Discrete Math at the end of last semester. We contacted Rob and he was able to accommodate a crash-tutoring program - 3 times a week - until my son's grade went from a D to a B+. This semester Rob is tutoring him on a regular basis in Probability/Statistics, and I'm happy to report that they are both doing a great job! Rob is smart, patient, and very dependable. I'm delighted that we found him.
It is my pleasure, Marlene. It was not a problem at all to accommodate you, and I am also happy with your son's progress. I hope that this solid foundation in math will be of good use as your son continues his education.
I was very pleased that Rob was able to come and help my son on such short notice. I 'am sorry that I didn't contact WyzAnt sooner. Rob is extremely intelligent and generous with his knowledge. My son will gain confidence and be encouraged to succeed in mathematics. Thank you.
You're welcome, Jacqueline! Thank you for your kind words. It is my pleasure to help your son achieve his potential in math.
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