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Brian S.

Patient and Knowledgeable Teacher Helps Students Excel!

Patient and Knowledgeable Teacher Helps Students Excel!

$28/hour

About Brian


Bio

I began working as a professional tutor in 2011. My years of experience are not reflected in this profile because I recently joined Wyzant. From my work as a high school math teacher I acquired excellent skills in mathematics. During my career as a software engineer I learned strong computer skills. I was able to put that knowledge to use in tutoring a wide variety of subjects. I have instructed students in all math subjects from beginning algebra to college calculus as well as...

I began working as a professional tutor in 2011. My years of experience are not reflected in this profile because I recently joined Wyzant. From my work as a high school math teacher I acquired excellent skills in mathematics. During my career as a software engineer I learned strong computer skills. I was able to put that knowledge to use in tutoring a wide variety of subjects. I have instructed students in all math subjects from beginning algebra to college calculus as well as probability and statistics. The computer subjects I have assisted with include Java, SQL, and operating systems.

My purpose as a tutor is to help you reach your goals. Whether you wish to improve your grade in a class, increase your SAT or ACT score to gain admission to a college, or gain more understanding of basic math concepts, I will be happy to work with you. After graduating from Penn State University with a BS in mathematics, I worked in the software industry as a developer. My strong desire to work with students led me to achieve professional certification in teaching. I taught at the high school level working with students at different levels of math skills. That experience led to assignments as a private math tutor. I truly enjoy one-on-one work and hope you will enjoy the experience of working with me!

I specialize in helping students overcome test anxiety. Building confidence improves problem solving ability and boosts self-esteem. Every student can perform well if properly coached. I also work with students to boost standardized test scores. I have have helped students excel in the ACT and GMAT math tests. I offer a comprehensive program of instruction for all sections of the SAT, including the Reading Test, the Writing and Language Test, and the Math Test. Let me help you score high!

My years of experience as a teacher and tutor have taught me which concepts and problems are likely to cause problems for students. Because I have dealt with these issues before I know how to explain the solutions in a way the student can easily grasp. My goal is to build a strong understanding that the student can apply to similar problems.

I am available for online tutoring nationwide. The Wyzant online tool makes it possible to deliver effective lessons to remote students. I work hard to ensure good communication via distance learning.

Please contact me for a quick response!


Education

Penn State University
Mathematics
University of Chicago
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $28
  • Rate details: Lower rates for multiple sessions
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Managerial Accounting,

Managerial Accounting

As a student at Northwestern University and in the University of Chicago MBA program I pursued studies in Accounting. I excelled in Managerial Accounting. Using that knowledge I went on to develop accounting applications for a major software company.
GMAT, GRE

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

My experience in tutoring computer programming is extensive. I have helped students write programs in Java and other languages. In addition I have taught students how to design solutions to complex problems using programs.
Java,

Java

I have developed Java applications for various commercial applications. Served as lead developer on projects running in a Microsoft Windows environment. Subsequently tutored students in Java language constructs and object oriented design.
General Computer, HTML, SQL

Corporate Training

Java,

Java

I have developed Java applications for various commercial applications. Served as lead developer on projects running in a Microsoft Windows environment. Subsequently tutored students in Java language constructs and object oriented design.
General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, HTML, Proofreading, SQL

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I have worked with a great number of students who have had difficulty in comprehending what they read. Problems can arise when students do not possess the vocabulary to decipher the meaning of a sentence. Often students do not understand how to link the ideas expressed in sentences to the meaning of a paragraph or a theme. Teaching reading involves giving students the tools to analyze a piece of writing to find the meaning.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

The teaching of English comprises three disciplines: Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Oral Expession. Reading Comprehension involves understanding individual sentences and how they fit together express an idea. Writing involves collecting and presenting ideas in an organized fashion. Oral Expression involves creating speeches and more informal methods.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked with a great number of students who have had difficulty in comprehending what they read. Problems can arise when students do not possess the vocabulary to decipher the meaning of a sentence. Often students do not understand how to link the ideas expressed in sentences to the meaning of a paragraph or a theme. Teaching reading involves giving students the tools to analyze a piece of writing to find the meaning.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

The teaching of English comprises three disciplines: Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Oral Expession. Reading Comprehension involves understanding individual sentences and how they fit together express an idea. Writing involves collecting and presenting ideas in an organized fashion. Oral Expression involves creating speeches and more informal methods.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked with a great number of students who have had difficulty in comprehending what they read. Problems can arise when students do not possess the vocabulary to decipher the meaning of a sentence. Often students do not understand how to link the ideas expressed in sentences to the meaning of a paragraph or a theme. Teaching reading involves giving students the tools to analyze a piece of writing to find the meaning.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

TOEFL

Math

Probability,

Probability

Statistics can be defined as the study of the likelihood that events will occur. Fundamental methods of theoretical probability are the counting principle and use of permutations and combinations. Events can be classified as independent or dependent. I have tutored students ranging from high school to graduate school. I teach solutions to both theory questions and word problems.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

English,

English

The teaching of English comprises three disciplines: Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Oral Expession. Reading Comprehension involves understanding individual sentences and how they fit together express an idea. Writing involves collecting and presenting ideas in an organized fashion. Oral Expression involves creating speeches and more informal methods.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked with a great number of students who have had difficulty in comprehending what they read. Problems can arise when students do not possess the vocabulary to decipher the meaning of a sentence. Often students do not understand how to link the ideas expressed in sentences to the meaning of a paragraph or a theme. Teaching reading involves giving students the tools to analyze a piece of writing to find the meaning.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Writing

Other

Geography, Government & Politics

Science

Anatomy, Astronomy, Chemistry, Ecology, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have worked with a great number of students who have had difficulty in comprehending what they read. Problems can arise when students do not possess the vocabulary to decipher the meaning of a sentence. Often students do not understand how to link the ideas expressed in sentences to the meaning of a paragraph or a theme. Teaching reading involves giving students the tools to analyze a piece of writing to find the meaning.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, GED, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Brian has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Response time: 8 hours

$28/hour

Brian S.

$28/hour

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Response time: 8 hours