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Paul J.

Pittsfield, MA

$50/hour

Experienced & Patient Math & Biology Tutor, Yale Grad

In-person lessons
4.8 average from 78 ratings
Thorough, relaxed, good humored and very patient
— Dave, East Nassau, NY on 6/19/15

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Yale College, Yale University
Boston University
Master's
UMass Medical School
Graduate Coursework

Education

Yale College, Yale University

Boston University (Master's)

UMass Medical School (Graduate Coursework)

About Paul

I have extensive education and experience as a Biology and Math tutor. In 2012 I was selected Co-Peer Tutor of the Year at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA. I graduated from Yale in 1988 with a BA in Biology, and studied Medicine at UMASS Medical School in Worcester, MA for two years. In 1997 I earned an MA in Biostatistics from Boston University and worked for nearly a decade as a pharmaceutical Biostatistician. More recently I earned an AS in Criminal Justice from Berkshire Community College (BCC). I am a currently a Research Analyst at BCC, as well as an Adjunct Faculty member at BCC and at Elms College in Chicopee. I enjoy working individually to bring out the best in my students. I have extensive education and experience as a Biology and Math tutor. In 2012 I was selected Co-Peer Tutor of the Year at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA. I graduated from Yale in 1988 with a BA in Biology, and studied Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I try to accommodate last-minute schedule changes. But if less than 24 hours' notice is given and another agreeable time cannot be found, I will assess a 1/2 hour fee.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Pittsfield, MA 01201
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Thorough, relaxed, good humored and very patient"

- Dave, East Nassau, NY on 6/19/15

"Paul a very knowledgeable and accommodating tutor"

- James, Canaan, NY on 7/26/15

"Accommodating and Clear"

- Joe, Lenox, MA on 4/28/15

"Great tutor!!!"

- Joanne, Dalton, MA on 4/27/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Ralston, Great Barrington, MA on 12/24/14

"Very Responsive, Reliable, and Great Tutor"

- Naomi, Great Barrington, MA on 8/28/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Christina, Great Barrington, MA on 7/11/14

"Very clear and easy to learn from"

- Eric, Spencertown, NY on 7/7/14

"Patient and Genuinely Interested in Helping!"

- Natalie, Great Barrington, MA on 6/23/14

"Great Tutor"

- Debi, Edison, NJ on 4/7/14

"Satisfied Customer"

- Jacqueline, Albany, NY on 8/21/13

"Patient, Smart and Helpful!"

- Danielle, Chatham, NY on 3/17/13

"Great math tutor."

- SANJAY, Pittsfield, MA on 11/28/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Biostatistics,
Chemistry, Genetics,
Microbiology,
Pharmacology,
Physiology
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, SAS
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel

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Algebra 1

I teach Elementary Algebra at Berkshire Community College.

Algebra 2

I teach Elementary Algebra at Berkshire Community College.

Biology

I was a Biology major at Yale, and studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. I've worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and spent many years in the pharmaceutical sector.

Biostatistics

I earned a Master's degree in Biostatistics from Boston University in 1997, and spent about 10 years working as a pharmaceutical biostatistician for Merck, Genzyme and Tibotec (Johnson & Johnson). I have tutored Statistics at Berkshire Community College for the past 2 years, and would be happy to provide references upon request.

Genetics

I studied Genetics as a Yale undergraduate in the fall of 1987 and at the University of Massachusetts (UMASS) Medical School in the fall of 1989, as well as Genetic Epidemiology at Boston University in the spring of 1997. In addition, I have worked in a number of genetics laboratories at Harvard Medical School (summer 1986), UMASS Medical School (1990-1991) and at the University of Pennsylvania (fall 1992). My parents are both geneticists, and have written award-winning textbooks in human genetics.

Microbiology

I studied Microbiology as a biology major at Yale (spring 1987), and at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (fall 1990). I also worked in the Vaccine Clinical Biostatistics department at Merck for over 4 years developing a number of vaccines.

Pharmacology

I studied Pharmacology as a medical student at UMASS Medical School in Worcester, MA. Pharmacology is taught as part of the Biochemistry course during the first semester, which for me was the fall of 1989.

Precalculus

I taught two sections of Precalculus at St. Joseph High School in Pittsfield during the fall of 2014, and particularly enjoy teaching it.

SAS

I spent nearly a decade as a pharmaceutical biostatistician, mainly using SAS to conduct complex statistical analyses of clinical trial data.

SAT Math

I especially enjoy helping students prepare for SAT Math. It is an excellent opportunity to review a lot of useful material, and to learn some helpful tricks and shortcuts.

Yale College, Yale University
Boston University
Master's
UMass Medical School
Graduate Coursework

Education

Yale College, Yale University

Boston University (Master's)

UMass Medical School (Graduate Coursework)

Thorough, relaxed, good humored and very patient — This tutoring session with Paul was my daughter's last before her biology Regents Exam. She and Paul have been working together all of 2nd semester, 9th grade. Her test and quiz grades have followed an upward curve throughout the semester, and she is quite confident that the Regents test went well. This is very different from the way the year began. Paul is an excellent teacher. He is very clear i ...

— Dave, East Nassau, NY on 6/19/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I try to accommodate last-minute schedule changes. But if less than 24 hours' notice is given and another agreeable time cannot be found, I will assess a 1/2 hour fee.

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 12 miles of Pittsfield, MA 01201.