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Leo R.

Needham Heights, MA

$120/hour

Licensed Math Teacher - SAT/ACT/ASVAB and Math Subject Tutoring

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/30/17
5.0 average from 139 ratings
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Boston University School of Management
Business Admin

Education

Boston University School of Management (Business Admin)

About Leo

I am a Massachusetts licensed mathematics teacher, and tutor of 7+ years - including SAT Math and English for The Princeton Review. Since 2010, I have tutored students in Standardized Tests (SAT, ACT, GRE, ASVAB, GED), K-12 Math, Chess, and even Guitar. I write custom practice problems and create worksheets so students can benefit from additional assignments.

My SAT, ACT, GED (High School Equivalency Exam) tutoring is focused on a two tier approach: content and strategy. I teach both the academic concepts tested (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, etc.), as well as the best methods for problem solving (Picking Your Own Number, Plugging In, etc.). Standardized tests, especially the SAT, ACT, and GED are designed to be tricky, so understanding how to approach a math problem is at least as important as knowing the content being tested. For this reason, I show my students time saving tips, tricks, and shortcuts that can increase scores on the SAT, ACT, and GED math sections. I help instill confidence and reduce test anxiety through positive reinforcement, so students believe in their abilities to succeed.

When I tutor for the ASVAB and GRE, I emphasize content review because many students learned the material years ago and have not practiced it since high school or even earlier. I fill academic gaps and teach the skills that are necessary for success in those specific tests. Through practice problems and drills, I help familiarize students with the types of questions asked on the ASVAB and GRE, so they are prepared on test day.

My K-12 Academic Math tutoring is based on the philosophy that math is pyramid. Students need to master math from the ground up, so that they can continue to excel in increasingly complex disciplines. For example, Arithmetic is a prerequisite for Algebra 1, and Algebra 1 is a prerequisite for SAT Math. For this reason, I try to fill any academic gaps to ensure that students are ready and prepared for the next level in their math education. I am available to assist with homework, classwork, and test prep for a variety of K-12 school subjects including ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Common Core, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, and Trigonometry.

As a former full time math teacher, I am an expert in content differentiation and have had the pleasure of working with a variety of students on everything from Arithmetic to Pre-Calculus. I followed the Common Core curriculum and modeled my teaching to fit Bloom’s Taxonomy. I am also experienced in working with students who have IEPs and ISPs for ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma who benefit from a more personalized approach to instruction.

I am also set up to tutor students online through the Wyzant platform. The video, audio, chat, and interactive whiteboard functionalities make tutoring math online as effective as tutoring in person. I tutor many students from all over the country, and the system works great.

Finally, my teaching style is focused on tailoring the lesson to the individual needs of the student. I build rapport and make learning fun and enjoyable, so tutoring sessions are something students will look forward to and be excited about. I am patient, understanding, and want my students to succeed!

If you are looking for a professional, tenured, and fun tutor to help with SAT Math, ACT Math, GED Math, ASVAB, GRE Math or K-12 Academic Math, please contact me.

I am located in the Greater Boston area, and look forward to working with you!

***I am happy to accommodate individual schedules to find a time that works, but please note that I request a 36 hour notice for lesson cancellations. Otherwise, the student is responsible for the full fee of the lesson***
I am a Massachusetts licensed mathematics teacher, and tutor of 7+ years - including SAT Math and English for The Princeton Review. Since 2010, I have tutored students in Standardized Tests (SAT, ACT, GRE, ASVAB, GED), K-12 Math, Chess, and even Guitar. I write custom practice problems and create worksheets so students can benefit from additional Read more

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Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Rates may vary depending on individual needs - I am happy to discuss your situation and work out a plan with you!

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Needham Heights, MA 02494
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"Best Math Tutor In the World"

- Shahina, Tampa, FL on 10/22/17

"Knowledgeable, organized, and patient"

- Dan, Natick, MA on 11/12/17

"Excellent SAT Tutor!!"

- David, Boston, MA on 10/25/17

"Knows what he's doing!"

- Rosalyn, Cambridge, MA on 10/19/17

"Knowledgeable and very helpful"

- Julie, Braintree, MA on 10/6/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Tina, Melrose, MA on 9/16/17

"Leo Rocks"

- Juliana, Duxbury, MA on 8/26/17

"Positive and Knowledgeable Math Wizard!"

- Karen, Powell, OH on 8/2/17

"SAT Math Tutor"

- Garrett, Duxbury, MA on 7/28/17

"Kind and Encouraging Tutor"

- Elyssa, Waltham, MA on 7/13/17

"Great Teacher"

- Luke, Haverhill, MA on 7/13/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Naim, Brookline, MA on 7/4/17

"Excellent tutor!!!"

- Tina, Westwood, MA on 5/30/17

"Great and fun Math Teacher"

- Salwa, Natick, MA on 5/28/17

"Excellent tutor"

- Daniel, Los Angeles, CA on 5/25/17

"Math can be tough, but not with Leo"

- Danielle, Melbourne, FL on 5/5/17
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Common Core,
Elementary Math,
GED, Geometry,
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Praxis,
PSAT
Music:
Guitar
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science, ASVAB,
Common Core,
GED, GMAT, GRE, ISEE,
Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel
Special Needs:
Common Core,
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary Math
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel

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.

ACT Math

As a former SAT Math instructor for the Princeton Review, I have been tutoring for standardized tests since 2010. I focus my ACT math instruction on a two tier approach: content and strategy. Students will typically have already learned the content they need to know for the ACT by the time they take the test, but they may be out of practice, and may have even forgotten some of the topics. In addition, the ACT math section is designed to be tricky, so students may have never been exposed to the types of questions or the specific ways the questions are asked. For this reason, I review the academic concepts tested on the ACT, as well as teach the best approaches for problem solving. I show my students time saving tips, tricks, and shortcuts that can increase scores on the ACT.

Algebra 1

I am a Massachusetts licensed math teacher, and former instructor for The Princeton Review. I have been tutoring since 2010, and am an expert on helping students succeed at Algebra 1 – solving for “x”, functions, system of equations, inequalities, ratios & proportions, isolating variables, manipulating equations, graphing, working with polynomials, understanding word problems, etc. I can help with homework, classwork, and test prep – I have personally taught using the Common Core standards, so I am familiar with the requirements and procedures. Since math is pyramid and relies on prior knowledge, I try to fill any academic gaps to ensure that students are successful in both Algebra 1, and subsequent math disciplines. Algebra can be a tricky subject because it introduces foreign concepts and ideas - for this reason, I not only teach students how to solve problems, but also explain why the methods work. This approach pushes students to develop independence in solving problems and gain a deeper understanding of math. I help instill confidence and reduce test anxiety through positive reinforcement, so students believe in their abilities to succeed.

Algebra 2

I am a Massachusetts licensed math teacher, and former SAT Math instructor for The Princeton Review. I am an expert in helping students succeed in Algebra 2, and can help with homework, classwork, and test prep – I have personally taught using the Common Core standards, so I am familiar with the requirements and procedures. Because most students take Algebra 2 two years after Algebra 1 (with Geometry in between), they forget some of the concepts they learned and struggle with new material. For this reason, I work with my clients to fill academic gaps (content from previous disciplines including Algebra 1, Geometry, etc.) to ensure that they are successful in Algebra 2 and beyond.

ASVAB

I have been tutoring for standardized tests since 2010, including as an SAT Math and English teacher for The Princeton Review. Most students taking the ASVAB actually learned the material years ago, but may hot have practiced it since high school or earlier. They may have forgotten some of the skills they learned, and need a refresher on the content. For this reason, I focus my ASVAB tutoring on both teaching new concepts, as well as reviewing previously learned content and filling any academic gaps. Through a combination of positive reinforcement, patience, and practice problems, I help instill confidence so students are prepared for the ASVAB on test day.

Common Core

As a former Massachusetts licensed full time math teacher, I taught in a classroom setting according to the Common Core standards. I designed mini units and lesson plans to model the math standards by domain. My pedagogy was consistent with Bloom’s Taxonomy and focused on content differentiation. In addition, I have experience teaching Common Core to students with IEPs and ISPs for ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma, who benefit from a more personalized approach to instruction.

Elementary Math

I am a Massachusetts licensed math teacher with Common Core teaching experience. I a happy to help with Elementary Math homework, classwork, test preparation, and confidence building! Topics I cover include: arithmetic, decimals/fractions/percents, number operations, graphing, properties of numbers, units & measurement, algebraic thinking, etc. I can also help with Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and beyond - solving for “x”, inequalities, functions, geometry, ratios & proportions, isolating variables, manipulating equations, graphing, working with polynomials, understanding word problems, etc. I can help with homework, classwork, and test prep - I have personally taught using the Common Core standards, so I am familiar with the requirements and procedures. Since math is pyramid and relies on prior knowledge, I try to fill any academic gaps to ensure that students are successful in both Elementary Math, and subsequent math disciplines. I not only teach students how to solve problems, but also explain why the methods work - this approach pushes students to develop independence in solving problems and gain a deeper understanding of math. I help instill confidence and reduce test anxiety through positive reinforcement, so students believe in their abilities to succeed at Elementary Math and beyond.

Geometry

I have Geometry, SAT Math, High School Classwork Help, and Homework Preparation. I am a Massachusetts licensed teacher, with both 1-1 private tutoring experience (Princeton Review), as well as classroom teaching experience (Department of Youth Services).

Guitar

I have been playing guitar since 2000, and have been a private instructor for years. I can help you learn your favorite songs from any style, and can teach music theory, scales, and improvisation techniques. My influences are rooted in blues rock, and I can teach anything from Top 40 songs to 80s hair metal.

ISEE

I am Massachusetts licensed math teacher and former SAT tutor for The Princeton Review. I can help with all 3 level of the ISEE - lower, middle, and upper. I am an expert on standardized tests and focus my lessons on both content and strategy. I will not only teach the academic concepts tested on the ISEE, but also show the best approaches for problem solving. In addition, because the ISEE is a timed test that can be stressful for many students, I instill confidence and reduce anxiety through positive reinforcement, so students feel ready on test day.

Microsoft Excel

I have been using Microsoft Excel for work purposes since 2010. I am expert on using Excel for business analytics (ROI, P&L, Cost/Benefit Analysis etc.), financial modeling, forecasting, and budgeting. I can help with pivot tables, formula writing, graphing, and other spreadsheet building requirements. I frequently used Excel worksheets in presentations to C-Level executives, business partners, and clients, so I am happy to assist with putting together decks and collateral.

Praxis

I am a licensed math teacher with experience in math content pedagogy as well as classroom management. I currently tutor many clients who are studying for various standardized assessments which test the same concepts as the Praxis (Algebra, Geometry, Functions, Probability etc.) I passed all the required MTELs on the first try and am up to date on the current pedagogy philosophies including Bloom's Taxonomy and Content Differentiation.

Prealgebra

Prealgeba is one of the most important math disciplines because it the foundation for all subsequent math topics including Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and standardized test math including the PSAT, SSAT, SAT, ACT, and even GRE. As a Massachusetts licensed Middle School Math Teacher and former SAT Math tutor for The Princeton Review, I see firsthand how important prealgebra is to success in high school math and in standardized tests for college admittance. For this reason, I work with my students to ensure that they have a solid understanding of the building blocks of math, so that they feel confident moving forward. I am happy to help with prealgebra homework, classwork, and test prep.

SAT Math

I am a former SAT Instructor for The Princeton Review, and Massachusetts licensed math teacher. I have been tutoring SAT Math (as well as all other sections) for 7+ years. I build my lessons on a two tier approach: content and strategy. I teach both the academic concepts tested (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, etc.), as well as the best methods for problem solving (Picking Your Own Number, Plugging In, etc.). Standardized tests, especially the SAT math sections, are designed to be tricky, so understanding how to approach a math problem is at least as important as knowing the content itself. For this reason, I show my students time saving tips, tricks, and shortcuts that can increase scores on the SAT. I help instill confidence and reduce test anxiety through positive reinforcement, so students believe in their abilities to succeed on test day.

Boston University School of Management
Business Admin

Education

Boston University School of Management (Business Admin)

Best Math Tutor In the World

Leo R. has taught me a lot. We worked on all aspects of the SAT over the summer like SAT math, SAT reading, SAT writing, and lots of SAT strategies. I went through many tutors before Leo and Leo is by far the best on the face of this earth. I'm currently a sophomore and by senior year I expect a 1601/1600.

— Shahina, Tampa, FL on 10/22/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $120.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Rates may vary depending on individual needs - I am happy to discuss your situation and work out a plan with you!

Travel policy

Leo will travel within 40 miles of Needham Heights, MA 02494.