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Larry S.

Encouraging, Effective Tutor-- SAT Math, Algebra, Geometry and more!

Encouraging, Effective Tutor-- SAT Math, Algebra, Geometry and more!

$75/hour

  • 458 hours tutoring

  • Ellicott City, MD 21043

About Larry


Bio

Is math confusing and difficult for you? It doesn't have to be! I'll help you increase your math skills and grow in your self-confidence.

I'll explain the different concepts to you in simple, interesting ways-- bringing in your own experiences and things you already know. Then we’ll work a few problems. With each problem, I’ll ask you to show me what you know about it, even if you aren’t sure. We’ll work from there until you understand it well. Then you’ll practice doing problems by yourself...

Is math confusing and difficult for you? It doesn't have to be! I'll help you increase your math skills and grow in your self-confidence.

I'll explain the different concepts to you in simple, interesting ways-- bringing in your own experiences and things you already know. Then we’ll work a few problems. With each problem, I’ll ask you to show me what you know about it, even if you aren’t sure. We’ll work from there until you understand it well. Then you’ll practice doing problems by yourself (with me as your back-up).

I am very good at explaining math concepts to students who are having trouble understanding. One of my students recently told me that she was beginning to help her friends with their math, and that she explains things to them the way I've explained them to her! And another student was just "promoted" to the honors math class!

SAT Math score 790 out of 800, Graduate of Cornell University-- Engineering major, with additional emphasis on Child Development and Psychology. M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Missouri-- St. Louis, specializing in Counseling Adolescents. I've been a certified teacher in Secondary Math, and a licensed Counselor. My specialties: SAT Math, Geometry, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Prealgebra. Currently, I am the SAT Math instructor for a major tutoring center.

I've been helping young people move forward with their lives for many years-- as a tutor, a teacher, a counselor, and as a parent to my own children. In addition, my background as a counselor for teens allows me to really tune into the thought process of my students, so I can see where they might be having trouble and how best to talk to them.

Please contact me and let's work together to help you to succeed!


Education

Cornell University
Engineering
(UMSL) University of Missouri St.Louis
MEd

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Travel policy: Within 18 miles of Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/28/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

You can increase your knowledge and skill in Algebra! You can become more capable and confident in math, in school, in life, and I can help. I’ve been an Algebra teacher and tutor for hundreds of students-- many of my students had done very poorly in math before, and I helped them understand the concepts, do the work, and grow in their confidence. I can help you, too!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University, I've been a certified teacher of high school math, and I can help you to master the topics, the formulas, and the calculations in Algebra 2!
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a bit different that many of the topics in math that come before it and the ones that will come after, so I understand that many don't get it at first! I'll take the time to work closely with you to understand the shapes, the angles, the theorems, the proofs, and to be successful in doing Geometry problems. I've been a Geometry teacher and tutor for hundreds of students-- I can help you, too!
Physics,

Physics

I have helped many students understand physics--I studied Physics for 4 semesters at Cornell University as part of my Engineering degree, and I can help you to understand the concepts and do the work!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I taught middle school math/prealgebra in Baltimore, and I helped my students to understand the positive and negative integers, the fractions, the exponents, PEMDAS, the graphs, the simple one-variable equations-- knowledge that carried them on to success in high school math. I believe that everyone wants to move forward and accomplish something, and often needs extra support. I can be that support!
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University, I've been a certified teacher of high school math, and I can help you to master the topics, the formulas, and the calculations in precalc!
SAT Math

SAT Math

One of my recent students just got a perfect 800 on her SAT Math, and here's what she wrote about my help:         "Mr. Larry is, without a doubt, one of the best math teachers I have had in my decade of schooling. When I took the PSAT in freshman and sophomore year, I was unable to finish the math section each time. Mr. Larry has provided me with a safe and nonjudgmental learning environment in which I can ask questions without feeling embarrassed by my lack of knowledge. With his help, I was able to polish up my skills enough to earn a perfect score of 800 in SAT Math."          I am the SAT Math Instructor for a major tutoring center. My SAT Math score was 790 out of 800, and I've been a certified teacher of secondary math. I can help you prepare to be successful on the SAT!

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

My SAT Math score was 790 out of 800, and I've been a certified teacher of secondary math. I have helped my students to understand their math, and I can help you prepare for the ACT Math!
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

You can increase your knowledge and skill in Algebra! You can become more capable and confident in math, in school, in life, and I can help. I’ve been an Algebra teacher and tutor for hundreds of students-- many of my students had done very poorly in math before, and I helped them understand the concepts, do the work, and grow in their confidence. I can help you, too!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University, I've been a certified teacher of high school math, and I can help you to master the topics, the formulas, and the calculations in Algebra 2!
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a bit different that many of the topics in math that come before it and the ones that will come after, so I understand that many don't get it at first! I'll take the time to work closely with you to understand the shapes, the angles, the theorems, the proofs, and to be successful in doing Geometry problems. I've been a Geometry teacher and tutor for hundreds of students-- I can help you, too!
Physics,

Physics

I have helped many students understand physics--I studied Physics for 4 semesters at Cornell University as part of my Engineering degree, and I can help you to understand the concepts and do the work!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I taught middle school math/prealgebra in Baltimore, and I helped my students to understand the positive and negative integers, the fractions, the exponents, PEMDAS, the graphs, the simple one-variable equations-- knowledge that carried them on to success in high school math. I believe that everyone wants to move forward and accomplish something, and often needs extra support. I can be that support!
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University, I've been a certified teacher of high school math, and I can help you to master the topics, the formulas, and the calculations in precalc!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

One of my recent students just got a perfect 800 on her SAT Math, and here's what she wrote about my help:         "Mr. Larry is, without a doubt, one of the best math teachers I have had in my decade of schooling. When I took the PSAT in freshman and sophomore year, I was unable to finish the math section each time. Mr. Larry has provided me with a safe and nonjudgmental learning environment in which I can ask questions without feeling embarrassed by my lack of knowledge. With his help, I was able to polish up my skills enough to earn a perfect score of 800 in SAT Math."          I am the SAT Math Instructor for a major tutoring center. My SAT Math score was 790 out of 800, and I've been a certified teacher of secondary math. I can help you prepare to be successful on the SAT!
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University, I've been a certified teacher of high school math, and I can help you to master the topics, the formulas, and the calculations in Trigonometry!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

You can increase your knowledge and skill in Algebra! You can become more capable and confident in math, in school, in life, and I can help. I’ve been an Algebra teacher and tutor for hundreds of students-- many of my students had done very poorly in math before, and I helped them understand the concepts, do the work, and grow in their confidence. I can help you, too!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University, I've been a certified teacher of high school math, and I can help you to master the topics, the formulas, and the calculations in Algebra 2!
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a bit different that many of the topics in math that come before it and the ones that will come after, so I understand that many don't get it at first! I'll take the time to work closely with you to understand the shapes, the angles, the theorems, the proofs, and to be successful in doing Geometry problems. I've been a Geometry teacher and tutor for hundreds of students-- I can help you, too!
Physics,

Physics

I have helped many students understand physics--I studied Physics for 4 semesters at Cornell University as part of my Engineering degree, and I can help you to understand the concepts and do the work!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I taught middle school math/prealgebra in Baltimore, and I helped my students to understand the positive and negative integers, the fractions, the exponents, PEMDAS, the graphs, the simple one-variable equations-- knowledge that carried them on to success in high school math. I believe that everyone wants to move forward and accomplish something, and often needs extra support. I can be that support!
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University, I've been a certified teacher of high school math, and I can help you to master the topics, the formulas, and the calculations in precalc!

Science

Physics

Physics

I have helped many students understand physics--I studied Physics for 4 semesters at Cornell University as part of my Engineering degree, and I can help you to understand the concepts and do the work!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

You can increase your knowledge and skill in Algebra! You can become more capable and confident in math, in school, in life, and I can help. I’ve been an Algebra teacher and tutor for hundreds of students-- many of my students had done very poorly in math before, and I helped them understand the concepts, do the work, and grow in their confidence. I can help you, too!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University, I've been a certified teacher of high school math, and I can help you to master the topics, the formulas, and the calculations in Algebra 2!
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a bit different that many of the topics in math that come before it and the ones that will come after, so I understand that many don't get it at first! I'll take the time to work closely with you to understand the shapes, the angles, the theorems, the proofs, and to be successful in doing Geometry problems. I've been a Geometry teacher and tutor for hundreds of students-- I can help you, too!
Physics,

Physics

I have helped many students understand physics--I studied Physics for 4 semesters at Cornell University as part of my Engineering degree, and I can help you to understand the concepts and do the work!
SAT Math

SAT Math

One of my recent students just got a perfect 800 on her SAT Math, and here's what she wrote about my help:         "Mr. Larry is, without a doubt, one of the best math teachers I have had in my decade of schooling. When I took the PSAT in freshman and sophomore year, I was unable to finish the math section each time. Mr. Larry has provided me with a safe and nonjudgmental learning environment in which I can ask questions without feeling embarrassed by my lack of knowledge. With his help, I was able to polish up my skills enough to earn a perfect score of 800 in SAT Math."          I am the SAT Math Instructor for a major tutoring center. My SAT Math score was 790 out of 800, and I've been a certified teacher of secondary math. I can help you prepare to be successful on the SAT!

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

My SAT Math score was 790 out of 800, and I've been a certified teacher of secondary math. I have helped my students to understand their math, and I can help you prepare for the ACT Math!
SAT Math

SAT Math

One of my recent students just got a perfect 800 on her SAT Math, and here's what she wrote about my help:         "Mr. Larry is, without a doubt, one of the best math teachers I have had in my decade of schooling. When I took the PSAT in freshman and sophomore year, I was unable to finish the math section each time. Mr. Larry has provided me with a safe and nonjudgmental learning environment in which I can ask questions without feeling embarrassed by my lack of knowledge. With his help, I was able to polish up my skills enough to earn a perfect score of 800 in SAT Math."          I am the SAT Math Instructor for a major tutoring center. My SAT Math score was 790 out of 800, and I've been a certified teacher of secondary math. I can help you prepare to be successful on the SAT!

Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable Tutor

Larry is very patient and prepares detailed lesson plans that aid in a targeted tutoring session for my daughter. He goes beyond our expectations by answering questions and searching for extra practice worksheets outside of our tutoring sessions.

Jasmine, 25 lessons with Larry

Great trig help

Larry has been a great help for an upcoming trig test and was patient when we went over the various trig functions that were going to be on the test. Larry helped me understand intervals and the horizontal shift during graphing.

Emma, 20 lessons with Larry

Highly recommended for Geometry help!

Larry was very knowledgeable and encouraging to my daughter who is in 9th grade Honors Geometry. He helped her at the last minute for a test and was very responsive to emailing to arrange meeting in a tutor room at the library. He knew all the material she presented with ease. She felt much more confident after two hours and we owe that to Larry! Highly recommend him as a tutor!

Judy, 18 lessons with Larry

Extremely Knowledgeable and Helpful

Was very patient, punctual, and kind. He helped me work through all of the difficult problems that I was unable to do and carefully explained each topic extensively. By far an excellent tutor. Look forward to working with him again.

Akbar, 2 lessons with Larry

Excellent Precalculus Tutor

I actually gave Larry 5 Stars. Larry helped prepare my daughter for her upcoming exam. I was quite impressed with his teaching skills, wealth of knowledge, and patient and encouraging attitude. My daughter felt more confident after just one session with Larry.

Kimberly, 1 lesson with Larry

Great first meet and greet

He was knowledgeable and was prepared to teach. My daughter is excited to learn geometry whereas she was previously nervous and uneasy. Larry makes himself available via email on days he don't tutor to ensure my daughter understands the material

Lisa, 50 lessons with Larry

Larry really gets it!

After our first session, I already know that Larry is going to be one of my favorite teachers of all time! Not only does he teach math in context but he makes it completely engaging and understandable. He's a wonderful teacher!

Lu, 18 lessons with Larry

Awesome tutor!

Larry is a great tutor. He met with my daughter and developed a plan to assist her in becoming successful and confident in math. He is passionate about helping children develop math skills. My daughter really enjoyed her first meeting and is looking forward to the next one. I highly recommend his services!

Jessica, 23 lessons with Larry
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Larry S.

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