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Massoud S.

Mathematics Lecturer

Mathematics Lecturer

$60/hour

  • 473 hours tutoring

  • West Roxbury Newton Center, MA 02459

About Massoud


Bio

I am a retired university math lecturer looking for students, who need experienced tutor.

Relying on more than 30 years experience in teaching and tutoring, I strongly believe that my profile is a very good fit for tutoring and teaching positions. I have significant experience of teaching and mentoring at both high school and all university levels in different mathematics subjects such as Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Differential Equations, Algebra, Probability and Statistics,...

I am a retired university math lecturer looking for students, who need experienced tutor.

Relying on more than 30 years experience in teaching and tutoring, I strongly believe that my profile is a very good fit for tutoring and teaching positions. I have significant experience of teaching and mentoring at both high school and all university levels in different mathematics subjects such as Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Differential Equations, Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Trigonometry, Math for Business and Economics as well as Engineering Mathematics.


Education

Ferdowsi university , Iran
Pure Math
Essex University, UK
Masters
Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK
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Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of Newton Center, MA 02459
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/2/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Statistics

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Language

Farsi

Farsi

Farsi is my first language, and I believe I have a very strong ability to teach it. I am a retired university lecturer, who had been teaching mainly in Farsi as a full time faculty for over 30 years in my country of origin, Iran.

Math

Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I am a retired university math lecturer who has been teaching and tutoring various math subjects, including differential equations as one of my favorites, at most college and university levels for over 30 years.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have taught and tutored Discrete Math at high school, college and university levels during the same time that I was working as a full time university Math lecturer for over 30 years.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

As an applied mathematician Finite Math has always been one of my favorite topics. I have taught this topic several times while teaching and tutoring various pure and applied Math subjects as a full time university lecturer for over 30 years. Thanks for your consideration.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I am a retired university math lecturer who has been teaching various math subjects including Linear Algebra for over 30 years. I have also experience of private tutoring in Linear Algebra during said.
Logic,

Logic

I am a retired university math lecturer who has been teaching various math subjects including Logic for over 30 years. I have also experience of private tutoring in Logic during said period.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math, ASVAB, GRE, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.7 (115 ratings)
5 star
(96)
4 star
(13)
3 star
(3)
2 star
(2)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Unbelievably patient and persistent

As you've no doubt already seen even if you just skimmed his other reviews, Prof. Massoud is a passionate, dedicated tutor who is extremely flexible and always makes time for meetings. That's definitely true, but I'd like to talk about something that few, if any, reviews have mentioned. Prof. Massoud is a fabulous tutor. Our sessions were long and detailed. I've always been an initiative learner; if I don't get in the first pass, I rarely ever get it. I've had previous tutors who didn't realize that I'm great at convincing myself (and others) that I've got it so that I/they'll move on. Prof. Massoud called me out on it. Repeatedly. As impatient as I am to move on to the next topic is exactly how patient he is to stay until I crack and recognize that I'm not really getting it. I've absolutely never met someone who was such an antithesis of myself, which is probably why I've never had much success with tutors in the past. I always left our sessions drained and ready to give up, but the next day (or sometimes, the next week), magic often seemed to occur where I found myself seeming to just "know" something. This has happened to me before in subjects I enjoy, but never, _ever_, has it occurred in a subject I dislike (i.e., math of any level). Overall, let's face it. I didn't enjoy my tutoring sessions, but it's tutoring, and as Prof. Massoud repeatedly says, it's about finding the questions. He does not kid around, and that's the reason I stuck with him. I knew he's what I needed. Somehow Prof. Massoud managed to get me to "get" it. I'm not sure how I did in Linear Algebra (the final grades are still being processed), but I am sure that without Prof. Massoud's help, I'd be waiting for that failing grade I was sure I was going to get at the start of the semester.

Emma, 10 lessons with Massoud
Tutor responded:

Hi, Emma, Your detailed and sincere feedback is very much appreciated. I wish you the best of luck. Thanks and take care. Massoud

The best tutor I have ever had

Massoud is honestly one of the best people I know. Not only is he extremely patient while teaching but he also has a heart of gold. He has helped me so much during a tough year of math, he would not let me switch subjects until he was sure I understood what was going on, he would teach me tricks on how to simplify math and how to guess which questions would be on the test. Massoud has helped me in College Algebra and College Statistics, I 100% know I would have not even been close to passing the class if not for him. He was extremely flexible when it came to schools complicated hours and when we could meet, he was willing to meet me at 8 am in a coffee shop on a Sunday. Massoud would do anything for his students and he actually truly wants you to learn. Not only is he a brilliant man but he made me want to learn, he knew when I had, had enough of math for the day but he also knew how to make me continue working even though I thought I couldn't. I 1000% recommend him for anyone having trouble with math because he will make your life simply, he takes his time to point things out and teach you how to do them. If it wasn't for him I would have been lost all year.

Camila, 37 lessons with Massoud

Experienced Tutor

Massoud is very knowledgeable in the subject and has years of experience in teaching and tutoring. He was very patient with my son and spent time explaining the concepts in depth. He was flexible in scheduling lessons to meet our needs.

Sue, 7 lessons with Massoud

Great tutor!

He is incredibly patient and is very good at pinpointing your weaknesses and improving upon them rather than just getting through the material. My sister and I highly enjoyed working with him and would again if we take another math course.

MARIA, 19 lessons with Massoud
Tutor responded:

Hi Maria, Thank you so much for posting a nice and helpful feedback.

Excellent

He came to my house late one night in the middle of a snow storm. He explained everything from square one in a positive way that made me understand. Would recommend!

Maya, 4 lessons with Massoud

Very thorough and knowledgeable

Massoud has been an excellent resource for improving my score with the math section of the GRE. He wants you to fully understand the underlying principles behind the questions, which makes you much more comfortable with the operations you need to do. Not only has he helped me find strategies to figure out the concepts I had difficulty with, but he has given me a lot of confidence that I can work out intimidating problems.

Mario, 13 lessons with Massoud
Tutor responded:

Hi Mario, Thank you so much for posting a helpful feedback.

AP trig and precalulus

Massood has being a blessing to us, my daughter this is taking advanced math and she has been very grateful for his help

Ruth, 5 lessons with Massoud

Wonderful!

I have nothing but positive things to say about Mr. Massoud for the short amount I have gotten to know him. He is extremely punctual and attentive. I believe that he genuinely wants his student to do well and puts his heart and effort into it. I also liked the fact that he did not like to waste time, very focused and polite to everyone. Most importantly his knowledge was widely spread out through many subjects. I had him tutor for my brother for his upcoming SAT and Mr. Massoud was able to help him with all subjects, not just Math. Overall, we are happy we picked him as our tutor.

Muna, 4 lessons with Massoud

Experienced, Clear, and Patient

One of the things I find most helpful about Massoud is that he's very patient. He has many years of experience under his belt, and he tackles each question in every way he can until he knows I understand. His first language is Farsi, but his English is still very clear and understandable; I haven't had any problems of communications with him.

Jorge, 11 lessons with Massoud
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Massoud S.

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