Search

Seth S.

Lexington, MA

$50/hour

Helping you get the "ah-ha" moment

5+ Hours
4.9 average from 7 ratings

$50/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Seth will reply soon.

Response time: 4 hours

Contact Seth

Cornell Univerisity
Electrical Engineer
Cornell Univerisity
Master's

Education

Cornell Univerisity (Electrical Engineer)

Cornell Univerisity (Master's)

About Seth

I have been an Electrical Engineer, programmer, and independent consultant for over 50 years. Now partially retired, I have tutored in the Cambridge, MA school system for 5 years. My goal in tutoring is to help the student reach the "ah-ha" moment, the instant when it all clicks and, finally, at last, a hodge-podge of separate pieces click into a beautiful picture.

During tutoring sessions, I work harder than the students. No only am I concentrating on the problem we are working on, I am trying to understand what is going on in the students mind. Then, by asking the right questions I can sometimes lead him/her to the insight behind the problem. It's a collaborative effort.

I believe that Physics is the starting point for understanding all of science and the physical universe. Although learning the equations associated with blocks sliding down ramps, seems obscure, it the first step in obtaining a philosophy and method of thinking which is life-transforming. In my opinion, it is the essence of being an educated person. My goal is for my students to take the first step on this road.

Let us begin this journey together.
I have been an Electrical Engineer, programmer, and independent consultant for over 50 years. Now partially retired, I have tutored in the Cambridge, MA school system for 5 years. My goal in tutoring is to help the student reach the "ah-ha" moment, the instant when it all clicks and, finally, at last, a hodge-podge of separate pieces click into a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Lexington, MA 02421
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry,
Precalculus
Science:
Physics

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.

Geometry

Scored 100% on NY state Regents geometry exam (like MCAS).
National Merit Finalist
Masters degree from Cornell U.
10 years experience as a "logic" designer
20 years experience as a software/firmware engineer

Cornell Univerisity
Electrical Engineer
Cornell Univerisity
Master's

Education

Cornell Univerisity (Electrical Engineer)

Cornell Univerisity (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Seth will travel within 8 miles of Lexington, MA 02421.