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Anand M.

The Keys to Understanding a Subject: Fundamentals and Problem Solving

The Keys to Understanding a Subject: Fundamentals and Problem Solving

$80/hour

  • 2,519 hours tutoring

  • Cambridge, MA 02141

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Bio

As a student approaches a subject, there are two major factors to success: a solid foundation in the fundamentals and skills at solving problems. The fundamentals are very important for understanding why aspects of the subject work the way they do and to be able to build on one aspect to understand others. Being able to solve problems means the student can apply what they have learned in useful ways.

As a tutor, my role is to insure that the student is proficient in both parts of learning...

As a student approaches a subject, there are two major factors to success: a solid foundation in the fundamentals and skills at solving problems. The fundamentals are very important for understanding why aspects of the subject work the way they do and to be able to build on one aspect to understand others. Being able to solve problems means the student can apply what they have learned in useful ways.

As a tutor, my role is to insure that the student is proficient in both parts of learning the subject, using a systematic approach which is part of the general learning processes. The first step is to identify the student's strengths and weaknesses in the subject. The aspects where there is difficulty can then be addressed in smaller pieces, which is less overwhelming. As the student grasps the pieces, there is a sense of accomplishment, making continuing progress easier. As the fundamentals and problem solving get stronger, test results will reflect the improvement.

I have a BS in physics and PhD in physics (astrophysics) from MIT, doing extensive teaching and tutoring along the way. I created and taught "A Crash Course in C", a 16-hour course, which is still being taught today. Since then, I worked at a software company, using Python and Perl to do part of my job. I am now returning to the world of education, one aspect being tutoring.


Education

MIT
Physics
MIT
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of Cambridge, MA 02141
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/2/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

C,

C

I developed and taught "A Crash Course in C" at MIT for 6 years. It was a 16-hour class covering all of the language. I also used C for my graduate school research and at my job, so I can give real-world context when tutoring.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I developed and taught "A Crash Course in C" at a university for 6 years. It was a 16-hour class covering all of the language. I used C, Perl, and Python for my graduate school research and at my job, as a software development manager, so I can give real-world context when tutoring.
Python

Python

To do part of my job as a software development manager, I taught myself Python, building on other languages and general programming skills. Having taught myself, and then used it extensively, puts me in a good position to tutor others.

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

As an undergraduate and graduate student in physics, applied mathematics, including calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra, was one of the main tools used to solve problems. When teaching physics, if the student was not comfortable with the math needed to understand the material, I filled in the gaps.
Physics,

Physics

As an undergraduate and graduate student in physics, I taught physics (mechanics and electromagnetism) in several modes: a recitation instructor, teaching assistant, and tutor.
Algebra 2, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

As an undergraduate and graduate student in physics, applied mathematics, including calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra, was one of the main tools used to solve problems. When teaching physics, if the student was not comfortable with the math needed to understand the material, I filled in the gaps.
Physics,

Physics

As an undergraduate and graduate student in physics, I taught physics (mechanics and electromagnetism) in several modes: a recitation instructor, teaching assistant, and tutor.
Algebra 2, Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

As an undergraduate and graduate student in physics, applied mathematics, including calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra, was one of the main tools used to solve problems. When teaching physics, if the student was not comfortable with the math needed to understand the material, I filled in the gaps.
Physics,

Physics

As an undergraduate and graduate student in physics, I taught physics (mechanics and electromagnetism) in several modes: a recitation instructor, teaching assistant, and tutor.
Algebra 2, Precalculus

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

As an undergraduate and graduate student in physics, my specialty was astrophysics. I was also the teaching assistant for several planetary science classes.
Physics

Physics

As an undergraduate and graduate student in physics, I taught physics (mechanics and electromagnetism) in several modes: a recitation instructor, teaching assistant, and tutor.

Sports/Recreation

Volleyball

Volleyball

I have been playing competitive volleyball for over a decade, and have played in the USAV Adult Nationals six years. For three seasons, I coached a junior olympics club team (16U, 17U, 16U). I am Impact certified, the first level of the USAV coach's accreditation program. I have also coached an adult skills clinic for two years.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

As an undergraduate and graduate student in physics, applied mathematics, including calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra, was one of the main tools used to solve problems. When teaching physics, if the student was not comfortable with the math needed to understand the material, I filled in the gaps.
Physics,

Physics

As an undergraduate and graduate student in physics, I taught physics (mechanics and electromagnetism) in several modes: a recitation instructor, teaching assistant, and tutor.
Algebra 2, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Excellent AP Physics tutor

Aside from being very adaptable with his schedule, which can be very important with busy high school seniors and working parents, his patient approach is a joy to observe. You'll hear laughter and spontaneous discourse, yet he's always focused on increasing the students understanding of the fundamental concepts, and testing the understanding with problem solving. Our cranky dog also likes him, so that says it all right there!

Colm, 23 lessons with Anand

Great physics teacher

Anand is an excellent physics teacher. He was patient. He took his time, explaining the concepts I was studying in class in a way that made sense to me, and I was able to understand them. He motivated me to want to learn more about physics. I will definitely work with Anand again!

Karen, 2 lessons with Anand

Patient Tutor

Anand was patient and explained all of the basics of the game (scoring, positions, types of offensive/defensive ball contact etc.) before practicing basic skills with my daughter.

Robyn, 2 lessons with Anand

Excellent

Overall, working with Anand has benefitted our son substantially. He has acquired a good command of the tools of Python.

Lucian, 10 lessons with Anand

Fantastic Algebra2 tutor!

Anand helped our 10th grade daughter with her Algebra2 final which she needed to take 2 weeks in advance due to travel plans. Anand was fantastic! He is highly recommended!

Louisa, 2 lessons with Anand

Best Tutor Wyzant Has To Offer

The best of the best! I've had 3 different calculus tutors from this site, but Anand is by far the most helpful.

Andrea, 16 lessons with Anand

Excellent Tutor!

Anand helped me succeed in a coding course I was struggling with through his patient and thorough explanations. He always steered me towards discovering the answer for myself as opposed to simply spoon-feeding it to me. A fantastic tutor overall. Definitely recommend!

Phillip, 5 lessons with Anand

Very dependable, and an excellent tutor

Anand was our son's Astro tutor for Harvard SSP term. Anand was very punctual and dependable, and a very good and knowledgeable tutor. Thanks, Anand!!!

Laurie, 3 lessons with Anand

Great Tutor

Anand has come twice to teach Algebra 2 to my 10th grade daughter. She missed a lot of classes due to medical reasons and had a lot of catching up to do. Anand was super - very clear explaining the material - my daughter was able to take the test and succeed. He was very professional, arriving on time, and also very knowledgeable. He will definitely come back for another lesson and I would recommend him to anybody that is looking for a fantastic math teacher. Time to update: I would just like to ad that my daughter took several more lessons with Anand after this last review in April and she was able to get 100% on her math final. She got every single question correct. Thank you, Anand, for doing a fantastic job!

Sulinha, 27 lessons with Anand

$80/hour

Anand M.

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