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Larry D.

Englewood, FL

$40/hour

Private Math Tutor since 1979

In-person lessons
700+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/1/14
5.0 average from 227 ratings
Energetic and Knowledgeable
— Julie, Englewood, FL on 10/14/16

$40/Hour


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Drexel University
Mechanical Engineer
Drexel University
Master's

Education

Drexel University (Mechanical Engineer)

Drexel University (Master's)

About Larry

I have been a private tutor since 1979. Having logged thousands of hours in one-on-one tutoring over the past 37 years, I can assure any prospective student that you will not find a more genuine tutor. I am not a classroom teacher who happens to tutor on the side. As a matter of fact, I am not a teacher at all. I started out as a really good student and got my start showing other students how to be excellent as well. I would not settle for anything but top of the class. Some of my first tutoring gigs were paid with ice cream treats in my school cafeteria. "Sure I'll help you with that homework. Just go get me an orange creamsicle and we'll get you all straightened out". After my brain got flexing, I realized I could make real money at tutoring. So I set up shop going house to house on my bicycle for $3.50 per hour. Many things have changed since 1979. I am now much older, have tutored all five of my own kids, and I still approach every session with a desire to get my student smarter.

I have B.S. (3.92) and M.S. (4.0) degrees in mechanical engineering and am a co-inventor of a patent on a pair of surgical telescopes (1994) used in deep cavity procedures. Having been a member of Mensa, I am able to show students how smart students think through problems. For fun, I have scored perfect 800 SAT math scores several times. I tutor algebra, geometry, trig, calculus, and physics, and I specialize in math SAT topics. There are dozens of important topics that need to be addressed before mastering the SAT. In Florida, a really good SAT score can be worth up to $16,000 in Bright Futures Scholarships.

My lessons are fun, yet effective. Please be sure to review my Wyz-Ant testimonials and ratings. They are some of the best tutor ratings in the area. I work out of an office in Englewood so I can maximize my time spent tutoring. On any given night, I could end up facing kids in Algebra, Geometry, Trig or Calculus--and any topics within those classes. So I have to have great recall of material and be ready to explain how to do just about anything that comes my way. Many tutors are not able to do that. I strictly focus on just a few topics. You might find tutors who claim to be experts in tons of topics, just use common sense. For example, what was your tutor's GPA in college? or SAT score? Final Point--Would you want your kid to learn how to play baseball from Average "utility man" Joe or Willie Mays? Ding-Ding. You get the point.
I have been a private tutor since 1979. Having logged thousands of hours in one-on-one tutoring over the past 37 years, I can assure any prospective student that you will not find a more genuine tutor. I am not a classroom teacher who happens to tutor on the side. As a matter of fact, I am not a teacher at all. I started out as a really good Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Englewood, FL 34223
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Energetic and Knowledgeable"

- Julie, Englewood, FL on 10/14/16

"Awesome teacher, saw a difference in the first lesson !"

- Carissa, Nokomis, FL on 3/26/16

"Positive"

- Michelle, Punta Gorda, FL on 2/2/16

"Very patient. Great College Algebra tutor!"

- Donna, Venice, FL on 10/12/15

"We've noticed an improvement"

- Lisa, Port Charlotte, FL on 9/29/15

"Amazing math tutor"

- Naomi, Englewood, FL on 5/14/15

"Great Teacher"

- Ana, Englewood, FL on 5/5/15

"Excellent tutor"

- Gary, Port Charlotte, FL on 3/30/15

"Increased Confidence"

- Karen, Venice, FL on 3/4/15

"I'm so thankful we found Larry!"

- Sandy, Sarasota, FL on 2/19/15

"Very Proficient Tutor"

- Steven, Port Charlotte, FL on 2/12/15

"Awesome Tutor!"

- Nicky, North Port, FL on 12/10/14

"His teaching ability is fantastic"

- George, North Port, FL on 12/10/14

"Amazing and Caring Tutor!"

- Nathalie, Osprey, FL on 8/17/14

"Energy and Exceptional Knowledge"

- Lisa, Port Charlotte, FL on 5/2/14

"Great teacher"

- Jacob, Venice, FL on 10/24/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Calculus

Calculus is a great course. I learned it in engineering school and have been tutoring it for about 30 years. You don't find a lot of tutors who are up for it, but I really enjoy it.

Physics

I first got interested in Physics in engineering school. It is a wonderful course for kids to finally answer the question, "When am I ever going to use this"? The idea of using math to calculate when something will hit the ground or how things will behave after they collide is really eye-opening.

SAT Math

In order to be a good SAT math student, one has to be very skilled at using their math skills in clever ways. The SAT people reward students who can do that. I have been tutoring SAT math for over 30 years and have scored perfect math scores several times on real tests. I have taken the SAT with my own kids in the room. You know what they say, "A family that takes the SAT together, stays together."

Drexel University
Mechanical Engineer
Drexel University
Master's

Education

Drexel University (Mechanical Engineer)

Drexel University (Master's)

Energetic and Knowledgeable

Just took my first lesson and Larry was great! He clarified every question I had. I can tell that he is going to greatly help my understanding of pre-calculus and trigonometry!

— Julie, Englewood, FL on 10/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Larry will travel within 1 miles of Englewood, FL 34223.