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Ajay Z.

Learning should be fun! (2015 Top Tutor!)

Learning should be fun! (2015 Top Tutor!)

$120/hour

  • 1,896 hours tutoring

  • Winchester, MA 01890

"Exceptional tutor!"

Lasha, 14 lessons with Ajay

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About Ajay


Bio

In January, Wyzant named its "Top 250 Tutors in 2015" and I am very proud to be on that list! It was such an honor to be recognized!

The following vignette tells you almost everything you need to know about me and my methods and my success rate - While helping a student with calculus, she spontaneously exclaimed, "This is the most fun I've had in math all year!" This was coming from an average student whose goal was "don't fail math." But after working with her for a few months, she got an...

In January, Wyzant named its "Top 250 Tutors in 2015" and I am very proud to be on that list! It was such an honor to be recognized!

The following vignette tells you almost everything you need to know about me and my methods and my success rate - While helping a student with calculus, she spontaneously exclaimed, "This is the most fun I've had in math all year!" This was coming from an average student whose goal was "don't fail math." But after working with her for a few months, she got an 'A'. Another student recently texted me "that was the most productive hour of math in my life"

This is my goal for all my students - to enjoy themselves, to enjoy learning, and to strive for excellence.

My Background: I have been a full-time classroom teacher, I have taught summer school, and I have tutored many students, from 10 year olds to law students and everything in between!

Specialties and Qualifications: Math - I majored in Applied Mathematics at Harvard, I scored a 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement Exam, and achieved a perfect score on the SAT II Mathematics test.

Standardized Tests - I tutor all the major standardized tests, including the verbal/reading/writing sections. I have helped students improve their scores on the SSAT, the ACT, the SAT, the GRE, the GMAT, and the LSAT. I have helped students get into elite private schools and into college. I have helped older students get into business school and law school and I'm sure I can help you!

I have taught everything from pre-algebra through pre-calculus when I was a full time teacher at an elite private school in St Louis, Missouri. That included the full progression of Algebra, Algebra II, Trigonometry etc. I have also tutored the SAT and the LSAT many times. I scored 99th percentile on the SAT (perfect score on current scale) and 95th on the LSAT. In all I have over 20 years of experience with countless students in many different subjects. I relate well to young people and I will make our lessons fun and enjoyable - if learning is fun then it becomes easy and interesting.

Thanks for your time and consideration, and best of luck in your studies!!!

***SPECIAL NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: I have extensive experience tutoring students from countries as diverse as China, Korea, Taiwan, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the Republic of Georgia. I also lived and worked in Bahrain and Dubai for several years.

-On weekends I am happy to drive to any location a reasonable distance from the Cleveland Circle area of Brookline/Boston.

-On weekdays I am happy to travel to your location if it is convenient to the T or biking. Otherwise I tutor at MIT, NU, and BU, as well as the public libraries of Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Newton.

-Billing is in 15 minute increments, minimum 1 hr.

-I usually have more students than I have time available. Therefore if you cancel on short notice (less than 24 hrs) please be advised of the my standard cancellation policy.

-No cancellation fee will be assessed in the case of a documented medical emergency.

-I do give discounts from time to time, please inquire for more information.


Education

Harvard Univ.
undergrad
Washington University in St Louis
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $120
  • Rate details: Certain discounts are available upon request.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 13 miles of Winchester, MA 01890
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/15/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT,

GMAT

I have extensive experience with the standardized graduate exams. There are many similarities between the GMAT, the GRE, and the LSAT, and I am equally adept at all of these exams.
GRE,

GRE

I have tutored several students for the GRE. My background is ideal for this: I majored in math at Harvard and taught high school math for many years, so I have a good background for the Quantitative Reasoning section. I am a trained attorney who graduated from a top 20 law school, so I have a good background in Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing.
Law,

Law

I am a practicing attorney and before law school I was a full-time school teacher for 4 years. I can help you with your legal studies.
Microsoft Excel

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

GMAT,

GMAT

I have extensive experience with the standardized graduate exams. There are many similarities between the GMAT, the GRE, and the LSAT, and I am equally adept at all of these exams.
Law,

Law

I am a practicing attorney and before law school I was a full-time school teacher for 4 years. I can help you with your legal studies.
Grammar, Microsoft Excel

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was a professional, full time teacher for 4 years at Mary Institute and St Louis Country Day School, a very selective private school, where I taught 7th-12th grade math. I also am a graduate of Harvard (undergrad), so I do know a thing or two about how to study and prepare for exams!
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I am a voracious reader and scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT Verbal as well as the SAT II English test.
Grammar, Reading

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have tutored both the ACT and the SAT multiple times.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have tutored both the ACT and the SAT multiple times.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have many years of experience tutoring the SAT.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have many years of experience tutoring the SAT.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I am a voracious reader and scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT Verbal as well as the SAT II English test.
Grammar, Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 4 years of full-time class room experience as a math teacher.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught math at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for four years, including the entire Algebra sequence. I teach Algebra I and II nearly constantly and have had excellent results from students who thought they were bad at math who ended up getting A's, much to their parents' amazement.
Calculus,

Calculus

I scored a 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement exam and have significant experience tutoring this subject. This is a subject I am teaching nearly constantly. I have had incredible results with students who went from being so far behind to getting an A on their final.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught math at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for four years, including Geometry and Trig.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have 4 years of full-time class room experience as a math teacher.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I taught pre-calc at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for several years.I scored a 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement exam. I teach precalculus nearly constantly. I have had incredible results with students who went from being so far behind to getting an A on their final.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have many years of experience tutoring the SAT.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have many years of experience tutoring the SAT.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was a professional, full time teacher for 4 years at Mary Institute and St Louis Country Day School, a very selective private school, where I taught 7th-12th grade math. I also am a graduate of Harvard (undergrad), so I do know a thing or two about how to study and prepare for exams!
Reading

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have tutored both the ACT and the SAT multiple times.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 4 years of full-time class room experience as a math teacher.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught math at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for four years, including the entire Algebra sequence. I teach Algebra I and II nearly constantly and have had excellent results from students who thought they were bad at math who ended up getting A's, much to their parents' amazement.
Calculus,

Calculus

I scored a 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement exam and have significant experience tutoring this subject. This is a subject I am teaching nearly constantly. I have had incredible results with students who went from being so far behind to getting an A on their final.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught math at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for four years, including Geometry and Trig.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have 4 years of full-time class room experience as a math teacher.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I taught pre-calc at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for several years.I scored a 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement exam. I teach precalculus nearly constantly. I have had incredible results with students who went from being so far behind to getting an A on their final.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have many years of experience tutoring the SAT.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

For many years I was the lead teacher for Trigonometry at an elite prep school in St Louis, Mo.
Differential Equations

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 4 years of full-time class room experience as a math teacher.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught math at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for four years, including the entire Algebra sequence. I teach Algebra I and II nearly constantly and have had excellent results from students who thought they were bad at math who ended up getting A's, much to their parents' amazement.
Calculus,

Calculus

I scored a 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement exam and have significant experience tutoring this subject. This is a subject I am teaching nearly constantly. I have had incredible results with students who went from being so far behind to getting an A on their final.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught math at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for four years, including Geometry and Trig.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have 4 years of full-time class room experience as a math teacher.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I taught pre-calc at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for several years.I scored a 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement exam. I teach precalculus nearly constantly. I have had incredible results with students who went from being so far behind to getting an A on their final.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was a professional, full time teacher for 4 years at Mary Institute and St Louis Country Day School, a very selective private school, where I taught 7th-12th grade math. I also am a graduate of Harvard (undergrad), so I do know a thing or two about how to study and prepare for exams!
Reading

Other

Law,

Law

I am a practicing attorney and before law school I was a full-time school teacher for 4 years. I can help you with your legal studies.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I was a professional, full time teacher for 4 years at Mary Institute and St Louis Country Day School, a very selective private school, where I taught 7th-12th grade math. I also am a graduate of Harvard (undergrad), so I do know a thing or two about how to study and prepare for exams!

Science

ACT Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I was a professional, full time teacher for 4 years at Mary Institute and St Louis Country Day School, a very selective private school, where I taught 7th-12th grade math. I also am a graduate of Harvard (undergrad), so I do know a thing or two about how to study and prepare for exams!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 4 years of full-time class room experience as a math teacher.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught math at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for four years, including the entire Algebra sequence. I teach Algebra I and II nearly constantly and have had excellent results from students who thought they were bad at math who ended up getting A's, much to their parents' amazement.
Calculus,

Calculus

I scored a 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement exam and have significant experience tutoring this subject. This is a subject I am teaching nearly constantly. I have had incredible results with students who went from being so far behind to getting an A on their final.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught math at an elite private school in St Louis, Mo for four years, including Geometry and Trig.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have many years of experience tutoring the SAT.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was a professional, full time teacher for 4 years at Mary Institute and St Louis Country Day School, a very selective private school, where I taught 7th-12th grade math. I also am a graduate of Harvard (undergrad), so I do know a thing or two about how to study and prepare for exams!
GED, Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have tutored both the ACT and the SAT multiple times.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have tutored both the ACT and the SAT multiple times.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have tutored both the ACT and the SAT multiple times.
GMAT,

GMAT

I have extensive experience with the standardized graduate exams. There are many similarities between the GMAT, the GRE, and the LSAT, and I am equally adept at all of these exams.
GRE,

GRE

I have tutored several students for the GRE. My background is ideal for this: I majored in math at Harvard and taught high school math for many years, so I have a good background for the Quantitative Reasoning section. I am a trained attorney who graduated from a top 20 law school, so I have a good background in Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing.
ISEE,

ISEE

I am a graduate of Belmont Hill, a prestigious independent school located in the Boston area and I've also taught there. I've also served as an admissions reviewer at Mary Institute/St Louis Country Day School, one of the top private schools of the Midwest. I am very experienced in entrance to independent schools. I have taught the SAT many times and also the SSAT and ISEE. If you read through my comments, you will see strong reviews from satisfied ISEE and SSAT parents. I've helped many students raise their scores significantly.
LSAT,

LSAT

I am a trained lawyer and a graduate of one of the top 20 law schools in the country. I scored better than 90th percentile based on a self study program. I know this test well and have tutored for it many times. I was admitted to Kaplan's LSAT Teacher Training on the basis of my scores and experience.
PSAT,

PSAT

I have many years of experience teaching the SAT, and the PSAT is very similar.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have many years of experience tutoring the SAT.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have many years of experience tutoring the SAT.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have many years of experience tutoring the SAT.
SSAT,

SSAT

I have good experience tutoring this test. My students have been successful with their private school applications.
ACT Science, GED

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (589 ratings)
5 star
(557)
4 star
(27)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(2)

Reviews


Great Tutor!

I took the upper level of the SSATs in October. His tutoring was really helpful, as it raised my scores in all areas and I was able to score in the 99th percentile.

Ziling, 11 lessons with Ajay

Knowledgeable and helpful

He really knows his math. He was very assisting in making sure I know what's happening. He has a sense of humor which makes the lesson a bit light hearted which is nice especially when calculus isn't your favourite subject.

Ghazi, 2 lessons with Ajay

Highly Recommended

Ajay is very prompt and attentive tutor. His patience in teaching Calculus was remarkable. He guided the student in how to break down the problem so each part could be tackled a piece at a time. I would highly recommend him for math and SAT prep.

Jon, 2 lessons with Ajay

Very knowledgeable about the nature of high level college math course, honest, validating.

Ajay provided excellent consultation and direction regarding a very difficult math course. He gave of his time, showing genuine interest and concern for the challenge my daughter is facing with a very difficult course. I appreciate his time, attention, and very helpful advice.

Kel, 1 lesson with Ajay

Outstanding Tutor

Ajay is an outstanding Precalculus tutor. He has a deep knowledge of Precalculus and is able to teach my son Precalculus concepts in a clear and concise manner. Ajay is friendly and patient. He makes sure my son is comfortable with a topic before proceeding to the next one. Ajay is also reliable and timely which is very helpful give my son’s busy schedule. We highly recommend Ajay!!

Cynthia, 2 lessons with Ajay

Excellent GMAT Tutor

Ajay met with me to help me with GMAT preparation. He was excellent. I found him both engaging and fun to work with. Not only did he help me to learn the material, he also gave me the confidence I needed to succeed on that exam. From the start, he understood my needs well and was able to tailor our session to suit those needs. Before my time with Ajay, I scored a 650 on my GMAT; afterwards, I scored a 740. I believe that Ajay played a strong role in that improvement, and without him, I doubt I would have scored quite as high. I would wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone looking for help with their GMAT preparation, or anyone looking to improve their quantitative skills.

Varun, 1 lesson with Ajay

Helpful, professional tutor

Ajay worked with our daughter at the end of the summer going into her senior year. She’d been gone all summer and had very limited time before the September date that she was aiming for. She worked with him for six sessions over 3 a week period in preparation for the test. Their sessions were very focused and he worked meticulously with her to help her understand her mistakes and to learn new strategies to improve her score. They did a bit of work on the English and Math sections, but were much more focused on Science and Reading, her areas of weakness. He also gave her a good amount of work to do between sessions, and he kept her on track with this work. The work they did together was critical in her improvement from a composite score of 28 to 31, and she was excited to be able to move into senior year with this score. She decided to take one more stab at the SAT anyway, and she and Ajay worked together for another 3 sessions. She took the test in October and saw a 100-point increase from her spring score. Ajay was flexible, professional and explained the work clearly and effectively, with good results. We were grateful for his help.

Megan, 9 lessons with Ajay

Knowledgeable tutor and advisor

Ajay is helping me with my math skills for my Junior year of high school and prep for ACT. He is knowledgeable, thorough and patient. Ajay helps me to stay focused to achieve my goals for high school and upcoming college.

Aidan, 33 lessons with Ajay

Experienced tutor

My child took the first SAT lesson with Ajay and gave very positive feedback. Ajay has a lot of experience with SAT tests. The first lesson they just reviewed the past PSAT and SAT scores, analyzed them, pointed out the main issue to focus on, did some reading, and Ajay left some homework to complete before next time. It is well organized and efficient. Thanks Ajay!

Ying, 2 lessons with Ajay

$120/hour

Ajay Z.

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