Over 900 tutoring hours

Ajay Z.

Brookline, MA

$90/hour

Learning should be fun! (2015 Top Tutor!)

Background check passed as of 9/15/15
4.9 average from 311 ratings
Exceptional tutor!
— Lasha, Miami, FL on 7/8/14

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Harvard Univ.
Washington University in St Louis
J.D.

Education

Harvard Univ.

Washington University in St Louis (J.D.)

About Ajay

Last month Wyzant named its "Top 250 Tutors in 2015" and I am very proud to be on that list! It was such an honor to be recognized!

The following vignette tells you everything (almost!) you need to know about me and my methods and my success rate - While helping a student with calculus, she spontaneously exclaimed, "This is the most fun I've had in math all year!" This was coming from a very normal student who originally just wanted to not fail calculus. After working with her for the last couple of months, she now has a different goal - to get an 'A'. Another student recently texted me "that was the most productive hour of math in my life"

This is my goal for all my students - to enjoy themselves, to enjoy learning, and to strive for excellence.

My Background: I have been a full-time classroom teacher, I have taught summer school, and I have tutored many students, from 10 year olds to law students and everything in between!

Specialties and Qualifications: Math - I majored in Applied Mathematics at Harvard, I scored a 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement Exam, and achieved a perfect score on the SAT II Mathematics test.

Standardized Tests - I tutor all the major standardized tests, including the verbal/reading/writing sections. I have helped students improve their scores on the SSAT, the ACT, the SAT, the GRE, the GMAT, and the LSAT. I have helped students get into elite private schools and into college. I have helped older students get into business school and law school and I'm sure I can help you!

I have taught everything from pre-algebra through pre-calculus when I was a full time teacher at an elite private school in St Louis, Missouri. That included the full progression of Algebra, Algebra II, Trigonometry etc. I have also tutored the SAT and the LSAT many times. I scored 99th percentile on the SAT (perfect score on current scale) and 95th on the LSAT. In all I have over 20 years of experience with countless students in many different subjects. I relate well to young people and I will make our lessons fun and enjoyable - if learning is fun then it becomes easy and interesting.

Thanks for your time and consideration, and best of luck in your studies!!!

***SPECIAL NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: I have extensive experience tutoring students from countries as diverse as China, Korea, Taiwan, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the Republic of Georgia. I also lived and worked in Bahrain and Dubai for several years.

***PLEASE NOTE: --Currently my open slots are all day Sat-Sun and on M-F, evenings only, 6-10pm.

-On weekends I am happy to drive to any location a reasonable distance from the Cleveland Circle area of Brookline/Boston.

-On weeknights I am happy to travel to your location if it is convenient to the T. Otherwise I tutor in the public libraries of Boston and Brookline.

-Billing is in 15 minute increments, minimum 1 hr.

-I usually have more students than I have time available. Therefore if you cancel on short notice (less than 24 hrs) please be advised of the my standard cancellation policy.

-No cancellation fee will be assessed in the case of a documented medical emergency.

-I do give discounts from time to time, please inquire for more information.
Last month Wyzant named its "Top 250 Tutors in 2015" and I am very proud to be on that list! It was such an honor to be recognized!

The following vignette tells you everything (almost!) you need to know about me and my methods and my success rate - While helping a student with
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My rate for calculus, GMAT, LSAT, and GRE is $90/hr. All other subjects are $80/hr. Certain discounts are available upon request.

Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Brookline, MA 02445
Background Check: Passed

"Exceptional tutor!"

- Lasha, Miami, FL on 7/8/14

"Great tutor - a rare find."

- Alaina, Boston, MA on 4/27/16

"Couldn't be happier!"

- Dena, Newton Center, MA on 2/5/16

"Extremely Patient And Thorough!"

- Derek, Boston, MA on 1/12/16

"Exceptional tutor"

- Michelle, Cambridge, MA on 12/14/15

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Patty, Hanover, MA on 12/9/15

"Great tutor experience"

- Kimberly, Wellesley Hills, MA on 12/3/15

"Great GMAT Tutor-- helped me get a great score!"

- Grace, Cambridge, MA on 11/12/15

"Very patient"

- Johane, Everett, MA on 11/11/15
Ajay replied on 11/12/2015

Thank you, Johane!

"Good first lesson"

- Mrs.Mangathai, Potomac, MD on 11/4/15

"Knowledgeable and Reliable Tutor"

- Lilli, Boston, MA on 10/31/15

"Great tutor!"

- Anya, Boston, MA on 10/6/15

"Brilliant Tutor"

- Ali, Boston, MA on 8/31/15

"A great professor for the GMAT"

- Karan, Needham Heights, MA on 8/25/15

"Great Tutor"

- Brian, Newton Center, MA on 7/9/15

"One of the best tutors on WyzAnt!"

- Jennifer, Boston, MA on 5/28/15

"Best Tutor I've had"

- Leo, Los Angeles, CA on 5/27/15

"Elegant"

- Cathy, Boston, MA on 4/14/15

"Helpful, great tutor"

- Kathleen, Cambridge, MA on 2/23/15

"Excellent tutor - highest recommendation"

- Seth, Atlanta, GA on 2/20/15

"Great Tutor that I recommend to all."

- Salome, Newton Center, MA on 2/16/15

"Exceptional Tutor!"

- Lisa, Newtonville, MA on 2/15/15

"Great SAT tutor"

- Shengping, Newtonville, MA on 2/14/15

"Great tutor for SAT prep"

- Bogdan, Brookline, MA on 10/6/14

"5 Stars"

- Karen, Rockport, MA on 10/5/14

"A Great Tutor"

- Aye Myat, Lowell, MA on 6/20/14

"Great tutor"

- Barbara, West Roxbury, MA on 2/22/14
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science, GED, GMAT,
GRE,
ISEE,
LSAT,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT,
GRE,
Law

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have tutored both the ACT and the SAT multiple times.

ACT Math

I have tutored both the ACT and the SAT multiple times.

ACT Reading

I have tutored both the ACT and the SAT multiple times.

Algebra 1

I have 4 years of full-time class room experience as a math teacher.

Algebra 2

I taught math at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for four years, including the entire Algebra sequence.

Calculus

I scored a 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement exam and have significant recent experience tutoring this subject.

Geometry

I taught math at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for four years, including Geometry and Trig.

GMAT

I have extensive experience with the standardized graduate exams. There are many similarities between the GMAT, the GRE, and the LSAT, and I am equally adept at all of these exams.

GRE

I have tutored several students for the GRE. My background is ideal for this:

I majored in math at Harvard and taught high school math for many years, so I have a good background for the Quantitative Reasoning section.

I am a trained attorney who graduated from a top 20 law school, so I have a good background in Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing.

ISEE

I am a graduate of Belmont Hill, a prestigious independent school located in the Boston area and I've also taught there. I've also served as an admissions reviewer at Mary Institute/St Louis Country Day School, one of the top private schools of the Midwest. I am very experienced in entrance to independent schools. I have taught the SAT many times and also the SSAT. The ISEE is extremely similar to the SSAT and I feel confident I could teach it well and effectively.

Law

I am a practicing attorney and before law school I was a full-time school teacher for 4 years. I can help you with your legal studies.

LSAT

I am a trained lawyer and a graduate of one of the top 20 law schools in the country. I scored better than 90th percentile based on a self study program. I know this test well and have tutored for it many times. I was admitted to Kaplan's LSAT Teacher Training on the basis of my scores and experience.

Prealgebra

I have 4 years of full-time class room experience as a math teacher.

Precalculus

I taught pre-calc at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for several years.

PSAT

I have many years of experience teaching the SAT, and the PSAT is very similar.

SAT Math

I have many years of experience tutoring the SAT.

SAT Reading

I have many years of experience tutoring the SAT.

SAT Writing

I have many years of experience tutoring the SAT.

SSAT

I have good experience tutoring this test. My students have been successful with their private school applications.

Study Skills

I was a professional, full time teacher for 4 years at Mary Institute and St Louis Country Day School, a very selective private school, where I taught 7th-12th grade math. I also am a graduate of Harvard (undergrad), so I do know a thing or two about how to study and prepare for exams!

Trigonometry

For many years I was the lead teacher for Trigonometry at an elite prep school in St Louis, Mo.

Vocabulary

I am a voracious reader and scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT Verbal as well as the SAT II English test.

Harvard Univ.
Washington University in St Louis
J.D.

Education

Harvard Univ.

Washington University in St Louis (J.D.)

Exceptional tutor! — Ajay is an exceptional tutor who worked hard to assist my daughter in College Algebra. He is kind, extremely patient, and friendly, as well as his tuition rates are very reasonable given his superb educational background and great tutoring skills. We had several other tutors before but no one could help build confidence in math for my daughter. With Ajay she gradually built necessary knowledge and ...

— Lasha, Miami, FL on 7/8/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My rate for calculus, GMAT, LSAT, and GRE is $90/hr. All other subjects are $80/hr. Certain discounts are available upon request.

Travel policy

Ajay will travel within 6 miles of Brookline, MA 02445.