Polymath tutoring math, science, and writing
I've tutored a wide variety of students from 4th grade to Ph.D. level in many math and science disciplines. I've also co-led several writers' workshops, and I'm a professional writer and editor of math and science textbooks. My educational background is in biochemical engineering. I received a full academic scholarship to Penn State and an NSF fellowship to MIT for graduate school. I'm certified to teach chemistry in Massachusetts, and I've won a national writing award for my work.
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Featured review
Possibly the best tutor around the Boston area
Marc has been, unfailingly, the most wonderful, generous, intelligent, and patient tutor we ever could have hoped for. My granddaughter had recently been diagnosed with ADHD and, although she has very high intelligence, was doing badly in math and other courses. Marc took her on, and she was happy, HAPPY, to spend 2 full hours twice a week drilling over Algebra 1 and 2 in preparation for her going into a small, exclusive private school--where, we can only hope, she will have teacher/tutors who are any where near as good as Marc has been.
Kathleen, 25 lessons with Marc
Knowledgeable and Patient tutor
Jacob and Marc worked on domain and ranges, asymptotes and other topics from Algebra II that Jacob missed when they had a substitute teacher. Jacob said Marc was very good and that the session helped a lot, especially with domain and ranges. From what I heard Marc patiently guided Jacob through the work and Jacob seemed to respond. We are looking forward to working with Marc throughout the semester.
Kristin , 7 lessons with Marc
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
My daughter recently started her calculus lessons with Mark in the last month. So far, the results have made a difference in her grades and work ethic. Mark has been extremely patient, thorough, and an overall great mentor. From what my daughter has told me, he takes his time to make sure that she understands the material and that in class, she can be all caught up, if not, even more ahead of the class. I am very satisfied with how much Mark has been helping my daughter for her calculus class.
Arian , 27 lessons with Marc
Great calculus 3 tutor
Marc is very knowledgeable, thorough and patient. My daughter is doing very well in her course with his guidance. He is stellar.
Maureen, 44 lessons with Marc
Excellent tutor
Marc is working with my daughter on precalculus. She likes him and appreciates his style of teaching. She had a number of worksheets to complete over the summer which gave him an optic into where she has gaps and what she needs to focus on to get a good start to the honors precalc program she will be taking.
Vivien, 13 lessons with Marc
Very helpful
I struggle with basic mathematics. He was able to help me figure out how to do basic college mathematics. He is very knowledgeable and is good at showing someone how to do math where they can figure the problems and use these skills in the future.
Brian, 14 lessons with Marc
Excellent tutor
Marc is a great tutor. He is extremely well prepared (and does not charge for the time he puts into prep). He is patient and explains things clearly. He has tutored both of our sons. Our oldest one went from low 600s to 740 on his SAT math test thanks to Marc.
Pattie, 18 lessons with Marc
Excellent
Marc was excellent. I haven't taken a math course in years, and Marc was very patient and understanding. He did a good job explaining mathematics (statistics in particular) in a simple and transparent way.
Joel, 3 lessons with Marc
Marc is a Gifted and Adaptable Teacher
Marc is a truly gifted teacher who is patient and calm and not only knows the material incredibly well, but also has a great teaching style and the ability to present material in different ways until he hits on one that works. Marc's rare ability to read his student and adapt his teaching style was really amazing to watch. Marc has a wonderful calm manner and he teaches the material AND learning strategies to instill both knowledge and confidence. He easily taught our son material that stumped two other AP Chemistry tutors and helped him move from a D+ in the first quarter to a B+ on his midterm one quarter later, to scoring a 4 on the AP exam. He worked his magic again helping to review first semester of college calculus and get our son confident and ready for the second semester over winter break. THANKS MARC!
Marla, 30 lessons with Marc
Keeps up to date on university curriculum, extremely patient.
I have been meeting with Marc for 4 weeks now, and thanks to his help my chemistry grade has moved from a D to a B. He studies the specific textbook, syllabus and any recent curriculum developments, and comes to each of my tutoring sessions so well prepared about exactly how BU is teaching the subject and how I need to approach the topic and problems. He is very patient, and is excellent at detecting when my struggle stems from misunderstanding a foundational topic. He is always willing to backtrack and explain a problem in different ways until I understand. He is the best tutor in Boston.
Emily, 15 lessons with Marc
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