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Ivy League Graduate - Math/Logic,Comp Sci, AP, SAT, College Admissions
Sam R.

580 hours tutoring

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Ivy League Graduate - Math/Logic,Comp Sci, AP, SAT, College Admissions
Ivy League Graduate - Math/Logic,Comp Sci, AP, SAT, College Admissions
Sam R.

580 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

580 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Sam


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Hi, I'm Sam, a recent Cornell University graduate and a current Tufts University Computer Science PhD student.
I have been tutoring for the past 5 years in Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics and Linguistics. With a proven track record of increasing students' grades from Cs and Ds to As, I can happily provide short term critical need prior to tests and quizzes (e.g. providing study guides, test taking strategies, past papers).

I also enjoy teaching full length courses. In addition to...

Hi, I'm Sam, a recent Cornell University graduate and a current Tufts University Computer Science PhD student.
I have been tutoring for the past 5 years in Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics and Linguistics. With a proven track record of increasing students' grades from Cs and Ds to As, I can happily provide short term critical need prior to tests and quizzes (e.g. providing study guides, test taking strategies, past papers).

I also enjoy teaching full length courses. In addition to providing ample review exercises (homework, programming exercises, problem sets etc.) which supplement the taught material, I make sure to immediately identify, address and fill in any gaps within students' pre-requisite knowledge.

College level courses I tutor in include: introductory programming (Python/Java), object-oriented programming and data structures, introduction to symbolic/deductive logic, modal logic, discrete/proof-based mathematics, linguistics, experimental/computational linguistics, audio perception, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

High school courses I regularly tutor in include: Algebra 1/2, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Computer Science A/Principles, AP English Lit, SAT, ACT.

-On the SAT, all of my students have been receiving 1470 and above.
-On the AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles exams, all of my students have been receiving 5s.

Besides tutoring, I also help students with college admissions. I work on constructing essays and plans of action that help the students get into their desired schools. Students I have recently coached have gotten into the following schools: Columbia University, Tufts University, Cornell University, Vanderbilt University, Johns Hopkins, University of California San Diego, Northeastern University, University of Washington, amongst many others.

Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions.


Education

Cornell University
Mathematics
Tufts Univeristy
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $175
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Subjects

Business

GRE

Computer

Computer Science,

Computer Science

I have a degree in natural language processing (an area that focuses at the intersection of linguistics and computer science), and experience with teaching courses from introductory programming all the way through advanced machine learning and theoretical logical aspects of computer science.
Computer Programming, Java

Corporate Training

Hebrew,

Hebrew

I have previously lived in Israel, and have been teaching Hebrew locally at my local temple on weekends. I have taught many peers for their SAT test, all scoring in the top 90th percentile. I have also taken the SAT Subject Test in Modern Hebrew, scoring a perfect 800.
Java

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Vocabulary

English

Linguistics,

Linguistics

I have completed many grad/undergrad course in linguistics, including introduction to linguistics, syntax and semantics, experimental linguistics, natural language processing, computational linguistics, phonetics and phonology, semantics I, semantics II. I also publish regularly in top linguistics venues.
Literature, SAT Reading, Vocabulary

History

Philosophy

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Previously taught the curriculum. Most recently, helped a student receive an A on his midterm and final exam.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have previously tutored students in Algebra 2 and Honors Algebra 2 and am familiar with the high school curriculum. Most recently, my student received an A on his Honors Algebra 2 midterm exam.
Calculus,

Calculus

Recently tutored students for the AP exams, all receiving perfect scores.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been tutoring in geometry (both honors and regular levels) for the last three years. My students have received continuous A's on their exams.
Physics,

Physics

I have recently tutored many students for the AP physics 1 exam, all scoring 4-5.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Tutors Pre Algebra for the past two years. All students received top marks and have been succeeding in the courses following (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2).
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been teaching honors pre calc and regular level pre calc for a few years, especially providing summer classes for students to skip from algebra two to calculus. Most recent students received A's on their final exam.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Have previously taken the exam and am presently teaching another student for the spring tests.
SAT Reading

Language

Hebrew

Hebrew

I have previously lived in Israel, and have been teaching Hebrew locally at my local temple on weekends. I have taught many peers for their SAT test, all scoring in the top 90th percentile. I have also taken the SAT Subject Test in Modern Hebrew, scoring a perfect 800.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught for the ACT test before, with all my students scoring above a 31 composite score.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Previously taught the curriculum. Most recently, helped a student receive an A on his midterm and final exam.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have previously tutored students in Algebra 2 and Honors Algebra 2 and am familiar with the high school curriculum. Most recently, my student received an A on his Honors Algebra 2 midterm exam.
Calculus,

Calculus

Recently tutored students for the AP exams, all receiving perfect scores.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

Have taken courses in introductory to upper level mathematics (e.g. proof based mathematics) and discrete computer science (e.g. propositional logic, automata theory etc.). Have also tutored students who struggle with understanding the subtle nuances of constructing well-formed proofs.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been tutoring in geometry (both honors and regular levels) for the last three years. My students have received continuous A's on their exams.
Logic,

Logic

Have completed logic courses in both logic of language (natural language semantics, propositional) and logic of mathematics (modal logic, applied logic), in addition to publishing and presenting at the European Summer School of Language Logic and Information.
Physics,

Physics

I have recently tutored many students for the AP physics 1 exam, all scoring 4-5.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Tutors Pre Algebra for the past two years. All students received top marks and have been succeeding in the courses following (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2).
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been teaching honors pre calc and regular level pre calc for a few years, especially providing summer classes for students to skip from algebra two to calculus. Most recent students received A's on their final exam.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Have previously taken the exam and am presently teaching another student for the spring tests.
Linear Algebra, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Previously taught the curriculum. Most recently, helped a student receive an A on his midterm and final exam.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have previously tutored students in Algebra 2 and Honors Algebra 2 and am familiar with the high school curriculum. Most recently, my student received an A on his Honors Algebra 2 midterm exam.
Calculus,

Calculus

Recently tutored students for the AP exams, all receiving perfect scores.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been tutoring in geometry (both honors and regular levels) for the last three years. My students have received continuous A's on their exams.
Physics,

Physics

I have recently tutored many students for the AP physics 1 exam, all scoring 4-5.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Tutors Pre Algebra for the past two years. All students received top marks and have been succeeding in the courses following (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2).
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have been teaching honors pre calc and regular level pre calc for a few years, especially providing summer classes for students to skip from algebra two to calculus. Most recent students received A's on their final exam.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I regularly help students with their college essays. I work with the student to best craft their unique story in a way that would be appealing to the admissions committee. With a lot of experience in the US college system, I regularly advise students and navigate them through the complex college application and school selection process.
Philosophy

Science

Physics,

Physics

I have recently tutored many students for the AP physics 1 exam, all scoring 4-5.
Philosophy, Psychology

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Previously taught the curriculum. Most recently, helped a student receive an A on his midterm and final exam.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have previously tutored students in Algebra 2 and Honors Algebra 2 and am familiar with the high school curriculum. Most recently, my student received an A on his Honors Algebra 2 midterm exam.
Calculus,

Calculus

Recently tutored students for the AP exams, all receiving perfect scores.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been tutoring in geometry (both honors and regular levels) for the last three years. My students have received continuous A's on their exams.
Physics,

Physics

I have recently tutored many students for the AP physics 1 exam, all scoring 4-5.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Have previously taken the exam and am presently teaching another student for the spring tests.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught for the ACT test before, with all my students scoring above a 31 composite score.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I regularly help students with their college essays. I work with the student to best craft their unique story in a way that would be appealing to the admissions committee. With a lot of experience in the US college system, I regularly advise students and navigate them through the complex college application and school selection process.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Have previously taken the exam and am presently teaching another student for the spring tests.
SSAT,

SSAT

Have previously taught for the SSAT and am familiar with the curriculum.
GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading

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Incredibly Knowledgeable and Efficient

Sam is to the point about the pros and cons of your writing, offering suggestions and thematic direction that you should follow in order to convey a particular message. Would highly recommend for technical PhD personal statement advising

Daniel, 2 lessons with Sam

very knowledgeable, very detail-oriented, very helpful

Sam did an amazing job at helping my son do some college preparation work. Sam listened carefully, asked great questions, and gave very actionable feedback and guidance.

Jeffrey, 1 lesson with Sam

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

Sam was a terrific tutor for AP Computer Science Principles. He provided very useful topic review and helped identify areas that required more review and practice. He taught her very effective preparation and programming techniques so she could understand how to successfully code. He was high energy and was able to provide creative practice techniques to help her prepare for the AP test.

Jacob, 7 lessons with Sam

Knowledgeable and Patient

Sam was extremely supportive and helpful prepping me for my computational linguistics college final exam. He went over each topic carefully, and gave very clear demonstrations of each learning algorithm (Naive Bayes, neural networks, HMM Viterbi, CKY parsing). We worked on multiple examples for each algorithm (both with toy data and language data, and worked on a sample of other exam problems that Sam provided. Computational linguistics is hard, but I feel very confident going into my exam later this week thanks to these sessions.

Thomas, 2 lessons with Sam

Great Tutor, Knowledgeable

Sam is a knowledgeable and skilled tutor that knows the course domain and how to work with kids. He help my son prepare for his AP Computer Science A Exam and my son felt that he well well prepared for the exam. I highly recommend him.

Max, 2 lessons with Sam

extremely knowledgeable

For 2 months Sam has been tutoring me for the math portion of the Sat. My score has increased tremendously. My score has improved to 770 out of 800! He is extremely knowledgeable and makes sure to fill any gaps in prerequisite knowledge before moving on to something new! Sam is an excellent and engaging math tutor and will be helping me learn the calculus needed for physics c over the summer.

Skye, 34 lessons with Sam

extremely knowledgeable

For 2 months Sam has been tutoring me for the math portion of the Sat. My score has increased tremendously. My score has improved from around 45/58 questions correct to around 53/58 questions correct. He is extremely knowledgeable and makes sure to fill any gaps in prerequisite knowledge before moving on to something new! Sam is an excellent and engaging math tutor and will be helping me learn the calculus needed for physics c over the summer.

Skye, 34 lessons with Sam
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