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Over 600 tutoring hours

Scott S.

Frederick, MD

$60/hour

No stress math tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 1/23/15
5.0 average from 256 ratings
Low pressure with great results
— Kelly, Middletown, MD on 2/21/14

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Salisbury University, Maryland

Education

Salisbury University, Maryland

About Scott

I have been tutoring since 2003 and can cover anything from pre-algebra through Calculus. My approach is a very low pressure and easy going way of learning. I don't make any extra work for students (unless requested), as I find most of them bogged down already.

I simply help students understand what they are currently working on in school and then fill in the gaps in their knowledge. When a student doesn't understand something, I go back to what they do understand and build on that.

I also love playing chess and have taught many young people the game. By starting out with just a few pieces at a time, new players are not overwhelmed by the complexity of the game.
I have been tutoring since 2003 and can cover anything from pre-algebra through Calculus. My approach is a very low pressure and easy going way of learning. I don't make any extra work for students (unless requested), as I find Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Frederick, MD 21701
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Low pressure with great results"

- Kelly, Middletown, MD on 2/21/14

"Very Knowledgeable!"

- Josh, Frederick, MD on 3/18/16

"Knowledgeable of Photoshop and Patient"

- Charlemagne, Frederick, MD on 3/13/16

"Very Knowledgable and Helpful"

- Kim, New Market, MD on 1/20/16

"Makes Algebra I Make Sense"

- Wendy, Mount Airy, MD on 12/13/15

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Nancy, Frederick, MD on 10/8/15

"Very happy with Scott"

- Peter, Frederick, MD on 9/21/15

"Excellent tutor!"

- Aquarius, Germantown, MD on 6/15/15

"Knows material well and patient"

- Cody, Frederick, MD on 6/1/15

"Extremely knowledgeable and helpful"

- Bonnie, Frederick, MD on 5/30/15

"Great Tutor!!!"

- LaShell, Brunswick, MD on 1/24/14

"She understands!"

- Tracy, New Market, MD on 12/7/12
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ASVAB,
GED, SAT Math
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

The ACT math section has a lot in common with the SAT, both of which I have been helping students with for years. Doing as many practice problems as possible is the best way to get familiar with the questions. We'll discuss different approaches that can be taken to solve the different types of problems and reinforce any concepts that are weak or may have been missed by the student along the way.

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring algebra 1 since 2003.

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 since 2003.

ASVAB

After looking into what is on the ASVAB test I wanted to become qualified to tutor for it. I passed the WyzAnt ASVAB content test with 100% and found that it is not much different than when I tutor for my other subjects.

Calculus

I have been tutoring AP Calculus AB since 2003.

Chess

I love teaching chess to new players. By only introducing one piece at a time, newcomers to the game are never overwhelmed by the complexity of the game. Usually we start with a "pawn battle" and add an additional piece each game.

Geometry

I have been tutoring geometry since 2003.

Photography

I have been an outdoor school/event photographer for 3 years. I have experience with several Canon DSLRs using natural as well as off camera lighting (flash). I specialize in outdoor school photography where we take students through a variety of poses and expressions. The trick is finding the right spot with even lighting and a nice background. Then you just pop a little flash, look for it in the eyes and you're set!

Prealgebra

I have been tutoring Pre-algebra since 2003. This is a very important class as it will serve as a base for all future math.

Precalculus

I have been tutoring pre calculus since 2003.

SAT Math

I have helped many students prepare for the Math section of the SATs every year since 2003.

Trigonometry

I have been tutoring trigonometry as it appears in most high school and local college pre-calculus classes since 2003.

Salisbury University, Maryland

Education

Salisbury University, Maryland

Low pressure with great results — Scott has been an amazing help for my son! Since Scott has started working with him, his fundamental understanding of Algebra 1 has increased substantially...along with his test scores! Scott has a low pressure method of teaching, which my son responds very well to. He met my son where he was at, and personalized his lessons to address his specific areas of need. He is very intuitive and extremely ...

— Kelly, Middletown, MD on 2/21/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Scott will travel within 15 miles of Frederick, MD 21701.