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Len W.

Hagerstown, MD

$40/hour

Experienced Math Tutor

Background check passed as of 11/4/13
4.9 average from 208 ratings
Great tutoring experience!
— Dana, Rohrersville, MD on 3/15/13

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SUNY Buffalo
Industrial Engineering
Master Engineering
Master's

Education

SUNY Buffalo (Industrial Engineering)

Master Engineering (Master's)

About Len

As an engineering manager, I spend much of my day explaining technical subjects to non-technical managers as well as to my employees. I enjoy this part of my job so much that for the past eight years I have tutored middle school, high school and college students one-on-one in all levels of math and science. I have successfully tutored students in pre-algebra, algebra, intermediate and advanced algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, physics and SAT preparation.

I believe in working one-on-one with students to help them understand what they are learning in school. I believe that homework is necessary to reinforce and solidify what they are learning so I often give extra homework. Often students just need someone to reinforce what they are learning or to explain it in a different way. Every student has different strengths and weaknesses and each must be taught as an individual. My experience in tutoring math, starting with my own three children, is extensive, so that I have always found a way to explain difficult concepts to help a student understand it.

In high school math especially, too many students fall behind in skills that they need to build on. Then they develop the attitude that "I just can't do math." I believe that everyone can "do math" if they're firmly grounded in the basic principles and continue to practice through homework. I have uncovered weakness in earlier subjects while tutoring more advanced math. By finding and correcting these problems, the student improves, gains confidence and can often complete the subject with limited or no additional help.

I look forward to talking with you and helping your student improve his/her math and science skills.
As an engineering manager, I spend much of my day explaining technical subjects to non-technical managers as well as to my employees. I enjoy this part of my job so much that for the past eight years I have tutored middle school, high school and college students one-on-one in all levels of math Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Hagerstown, MD 21740
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutoring experience!"

- Dana, Rohrersville, MD on 3/15/13

"Very good tutor/SAT prep"

- Romane, Hagerstown, MD on 12/5/15

"Highly recommended!"

- DeLaura, Smithsburg, MD on 10/15/15

"So patient and extremely knowledgeable"

- Christy, Martinsburg, WV on 9/19/15

"Excellent tutor"

- Mathilda, Hagerstown, MD on 6/10/15

"Very knowledgeable and perceptive"

- R. Patrick, Waynesboro, PA on 9/22/13

"Highly Recommend"

- Jada, Fairplay, MD on 7/2/13

"Great tutor for Math."

- Vicki, Boonsboro, MD on 2/28/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Mechanical Engineering, Physical Science
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE, SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel

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SUNY Buffalo
Industrial Engineering
Master Engineering
Master's

Education

SUNY Buffalo (Industrial Engineering)

Master Engineering (Master's)

Great tutoring experience! — My son has had a handful of tutors over the years but not until working with Len was he actually excited about his upcoming lessons. Len was able to communicate very effectively with him and explain the concepts so they were easy for him to understand and retain. The tutoring was so effective, my son now has an A in Algebra II and for now is able to maintain this without regular tutoring. But, ...

— Dana, Rohrersville, MD on 3/15/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Len will travel within 25 miles of Hagerstown, MD 21740.