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Rachim B.

Experienced, enthusiastic, patient.

Experienced, enthusiastic, patient.

$60/hour

  • 241 hours tutoring

  • Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

About Rachim


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Dear Student,

To help you succeed is my mission. We launch right into tackling one skill at a time and breaking it down so that it's manageable. And when you get it, you feel instantly picked up: "Competence breeds confidence." Then we review, and if needed, I show you ways to remember the material, and then you practice after the session.

I'm a believer in encouraging students, and in taking the fear out. When something is made clear to you, it's not scary, and it's not overwhelming. ...

Dear Student,

To help you succeed is my mission. We launch right into tackling one skill at a time and breaking it down so that it's manageable. And when you get it, you feel instantly picked up: "Competence breeds confidence." Then we review, and if needed, I show you ways to remember the material, and then you practice after the session.

I'm a believer in encouraging students, and in taking the fear out. When something is made clear to you, it's not scary, and it's not overwhelming.

My commitment to you:
It doesn't end when the lesson does. You can call me if you have a question, even just to make sure of what you know.

Experience:
I've tutored many subjects since 2000: SAT, math, English, writing, history, biology and more. And I've taught in classrooms for over six years, My students have ranged in age from seven to sixty.

My education:
-Sixteen years of a parochial education, a BA in Psychology
-A rigorous training in Massage Therapy (Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Handskills)
-My education has never stopped: I read extensively, especially in history, language and economics.
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I'm here to help you do well.

Rachim B.


Education

Yeshiva University
Psyc

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Reduced rate for multiple students at one location.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/12/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I'm considered a wordsmith, with a poem of mine published in a respected collection. My SAT and GRE scores averaged about 700. The nice thing about grammar is that learning and practicing only 15 rules makes a big difference. I try to find out exactly what you need work on, and get right to it.
Hebrew

Hebrew

I received a yeshiva education, K-16, with four hours daily of Jewish and Hebrew studies, learning grammar and vocabulary and texts in Hebrew. My family spoke it at home and we prayed in it daily - it's my second language. In second grade I spent many hours making charts of Hebrew grammar - just for fun! In high school, (I'm a natural and patient teacher), I taught my brother Bar Mitzva lessons, and got a 100 on the Hebrew Regents. I have a talent for language in general, but also a love for our ancient tongue. I consider it an honor to teach our ancient tongue.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I'm considered a wordsmith, with a poem of mine published in a respected collection. My SAT and GRE scores averaged about 700. The nice thing about grammar is that learning and practicing only 15 rules makes a big difference. I try to find out exactly what you need work on, and get right to it.
Spelling,

Spelling

In school, I was place or show in all four spelling bees, but wasn't equipped actually to teach it effectively until I studied - and taught - the Logic of English system. English spelling does make sense - a few dozen simple rules, and you'll know 98% of it, e.g. why it's 'canceling' but not 'controling' [Spellcheck is right, but doesn't understand]. As with everything else I tutor, I'm clear and use a good system, so my students learn fast.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have years of experience tutoring study skills, helping students improve them. How do I do this? A good tutor is one who can make any subject clear, and study skills is no exception. It's not mysterious: First, I help you organize your tasks and then do them one at a time. While we work, you don't worry about all your tasks - you're focused on this one. This keeps you from getting overwhelmed. If needed, I also help you estimate how much time the individual tasks will take, so that you know what you're dealing with. "When we I be finished with this?", "Should I take a break?", etc. You're not in it alone - we do the process together. I help you learn what works for you and what doesn't. Another of the skills is distilling information: What does this paragraph (or even book) come down to? I'm particularly good at doing this and at showing you how. The same applies when you write reports or papers. I ask you for your own ideas, in your own words. There's no pressure, we're just talking. Then we build up from there. It's pretty simple. (I hope you can tell by now that I work on taking the fear out of things for you.) The goal is that eventually. you'll own these skills yourself and carry them into the rest of your academic life and beyond.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

Published poet, experienced editor, skilled teacher of Hebrew. My youngest student was a second grader from India, whom I delighted in introducing to our American penchant for contractions.
Grammar,

Grammar

I'm considered a wordsmith, with a poem of mine published in a respected collection. My SAT and GRE scores averaged about 700. The nice thing about grammar is that learning and practicing only 15 rules makes a big difference. I try to find out exactly what you need work on, and get right to it.
Spelling,

Spelling

In school, I was place or show in all four spelling bees, but wasn't equipped actually to teach it effectively until I studied - and taught - the Logic of English system. English spelling does make sense - a few dozen simple rules, and you'll know 98% of it, e.g. why it's 'canceling' but not 'controling' [Spellcheck is right, but doesn't understand]. As with everything else I tutor, I'm clear and use a good system, so my students learn fast.
Writing,

Writing

I'm a careful editor, published poet, language buff, demystifier, cheerleader.
Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught Algebra 1 both as classroom teacher and private tutor. This has included Regents prep. What is it? Just a bunch of skills - learn each, practice, and have the common errors pointed out, so we can avoid them. If needed (often is), we go back to fractions and make sure it's clear when to cross-multiply, how to add, and how to multiply. When I see they've mastered a skill, I make up purposely complicated problems (17.9x-19,034 = -.039-98x), because they prove - to themselves - 'I can do anything thrown at me. I've got it.' I love the subject, I enjoy teaching, and work to make the lessons enjoyable - which I think they should be.
English,

English

Published poet, experienced editor, skilled teacher of Hebrew. My youngest student was a second grader from India, whom I delighted in introducing to our American penchant for contractions.
Geometry,

Geometry

No matter what I teach, my students learn fast - because I'm clear. I was in honors geometry, and did well on my SAT and GRE, but what counts above all is my ability to convey each subskill to anyone - struggler or ace. Confidence comes automatically when you know your stuff.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've both tutored Prealgebra and taught it in the classroom. Now's the time to master it, because the rest of high school math leans on it. I've also tutored science and English, and taught SAT Verbal in the classroom. And since I've studied - and taught - Anatomy and Physiology for Massage, I know that not everyone is as science-confident as I am. Where that's the case, I cultivate the trait in students.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Without any tutoring, I did well on my own SAT's and GRE. But I would have done far better if I had had help, because the SAT is a different animal than School Math - so it needs to be taught differently. You'll need to learn its tricks - but always the same ones - and then practice on your own. Not to fear: as with everything else I teach, I'm clear, so my students learn fast.
Spelling,

Spelling

In school, I was place or show in all four spelling bees, but wasn't equipped actually to teach it effectively until I studied - and taught - the Logic of English system. English spelling does make sense - a few dozen simple rules, and you'll know 98% of it, e.g. why it's 'canceling' but not 'controling' [Spellcheck is right, but doesn't understand]. As with everything else I tutor, I'm clear and use a good system, so my students learn fast.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have years of experience tutoring study skills, helping students improve them. How do I do this? A good tutor is one who can make any subject clear, and study skills is no exception. It's not mysterious: First, I help you organize your tasks and then do them one at a time. While we work, you don't worry about all your tasks - you're focused on this one. This keeps you from getting overwhelmed. If needed, I also help you estimate how much time the individual tasks will take, so that you know what you're dealing with. "When we I be finished with this?", "Should I take a break?", etc. You're not in it alone - we do the process together. I help you learn what works for you and what doesn't. Another of the skills is distilling information: What does this paragraph (or even book) come down to? I'm particularly good at doing this and at showing you how. The same applies when you write reports or papers. I ask you for your own ideas, in your own words. There's no pressure, we're just talking. Then we build up from there. It's pretty simple. (I hope you can tell by now that I work on taking the fear out of things for you.) The goal is that eventually. you'll own these skills yourself and carry them into the rest of your academic life and beyond.
Writing,

Writing

I'm a careful editor, published poet, language buff, demystifier, cheerleader.
Algebra 2, Reading

Language

Hebrew

Hebrew

I received a yeshiva education, K-16, with four hours daily of Jewish and Hebrew studies, learning grammar and vocabulary and texts in Hebrew. My family spoke it at home and we prayed in it daily - it's my second language. In second grade I spent many hours making charts of Hebrew grammar - just for fun! In high school, (I'm a natural and patient teacher), I taught my brother Bar Mitzva lessons, and got a 100 on the Hebrew Regents. I have a talent for language in general, but also a love for our ancient tongue. I consider it an honor to teach our ancient tongue.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught Algebra 1 both as classroom teacher and private tutor. This has included Regents prep. What is it? Just a bunch of skills - learn each, practice, and have the common errors pointed out, so we can avoid them. If needed (often is), we go back to fractions and make sure it's clear when to cross-multiply, how to add, and how to multiply. When I see they've mastered a skill, I make up purposely complicated problems (17.9x-19,034 = -.039-98x), because they prove - to themselves - 'I can do anything thrown at me. I've got it.' I love the subject, I enjoy teaching, and work to make the lessons enjoyable - which I think they should be.
Geometry,

Geometry

No matter what I teach, my students learn fast - because I'm clear. I was in honors geometry, and did well on my SAT and GRE, but what counts above all is my ability to convey each subskill to anyone - struggler or ace. Confidence comes automatically when you know your stuff.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've both tutored Prealgebra and taught it in the classroom. Now's the time to master it, because the rest of high school math leans on it. I've also tutored science and English, and taught SAT Verbal in the classroom. And since I've studied - and taught - Anatomy and Physiology for Massage, I know that not everyone is as science-confident as I am. Where that's the case, I cultivate the trait in students.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Without any tutoring, I did well on my own SAT's and GRE. But I would have done far better if I had had help, because the SAT is a different animal than School Math - so it needs to be taught differently. You'll need to learn its tricks - but always the same ones - and then practice on your own. Not to fear: as with everything else I teach, I'm clear, so my students learn fast.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Basic trig comes down to only a few dozen skills. As with everything else I have taught, my students learn fast - because I break everything down and make it clear: 'If you see THIS, do THAT and then THAT...' If you can make an omelette, you can learn trig.
Algebra 2

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught Algebra 1 both as classroom teacher and private tutor. This has included Regents prep. What is it? Just a bunch of skills - learn each, practice, and have the common errors pointed out, so we can avoid them. If needed (often is), we go back to fractions and make sure it's clear when to cross-multiply, how to add, and how to multiply. When I see they've mastered a skill, I make up purposely complicated problems (17.9x-19,034 = -.039-98x), because they prove - to themselves - 'I can do anything thrown at me. I've got it.' I love the subject, I enjoy teaching, and work to make the lessons enjoyable - which I think they should be.
English,

English

Published poet, experienced editor, skilled teacher of Hebrew. My youngest student was a second grader from India, whom I delighted in introducing to our American penchant for contractions.
Geometry,

Geometry

No matter what I teach, my students learn fast - because I'm clear. I was in honors geometry, and did well on my SAT and GRE, but what counts above all is my ability to convey each subskill to anyone - struggler or ace. Confidence comes automatically when you know your stuff.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've both tutored Prealgebra and taught it in the classroom. Now's the time to master it, because the rest of high school math leans on it. I've also tutored science and English, and taught SAT Verbal in the classroom. And since I've studied - and taught - Anatomy and Physiology for Massage, I know that not everyone is as science-confident as I am. Where that's the case, I cultivate the trait in students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have years of experience tutoring study skills, helping students improve them. How do I do this? A good tutor is one who can make any subject clear, and study skills is no exception. It's not mysterious: First, I help you organize your tasks and then do them one at a time. While we work, you don't worry about all your tasks - you're focused on this one. This keeps you from getting overwhelmed. If needed, I also help you estimate how much time the individual tasks will take, so that you know what you're dealing with. "When we I be finished with this?", "Should I take a break?", etc. You're not in it alone - we do the process together. I help you learn what works for you and what doesn't. Another of the skills is distilling information: What does this paragraph (or even book) come down to? I'm particularly good at doing this and at showing you how. The same applies when you write reports or papers. I ask you for your own ideas, in your own words. There's no pressure, we're just talking. Then we build up from there. It's pretty simple. (I hope you can tell by now that I work on taking the fear out of things for you.) The goal is that eventually. you'll own these skills yourself and carry them into the rest of your academic life and beyond.
Writing,

Writing

I'm a careful editor, published poet, language buff, demystifier, cheerleader.
Algebra 2, Reading

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have years of experience tutoring study skills, helping students improve them. How do I do this? A good tutor is one who can make any subject clear, and study skills is no exception. It's not mysterious: First, I help you organize your tasks and then do them one at a time. While we work, you don't worry about all your tasks - you're focused on this one. This keeps you from getting overwhelmed. If needed, I also help you estimate how much time the individual tasks will take, so that you know what you're dealing with. "When we I be finished with this?", "Should I take a break?", etc. You're not in it alone - we do the process together. I help you learn what works for you and what doesn't. Another of the skills is distilling information: What does this paragraph (or even book) come down to? I'm particularly good at doing this and at showing you how. The same applies when you write reports or papers. I ask you for your own ideas, in your own words. There's no pressure, we're just talking. Then we build up from there. It's pretty simple. (I hope you can tell by now that I work on taking the fear out of things for you.) The goal is that eventually. you'll own these skills yourself and carry them into the rest of your academic life and beyond.

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

At the Swedish Institute (top 20%; 92 on state exam), we used a standard med text for our three semesters of A&P. I went on to teach it in massage schools, and, most recently, to wyzant students: one in a RN program, and one in med school. My students learn fast, no matter what I teach - because I'm clear. I also come up with clever mnemonics to help them retain all that material. I feel that teaching has to include helping students remember the material. I love it when I can use mnemonics. (You won't forget that the cardiac atria are on top of the ventricles after you picture that 'A' fits naturally over 'V'.)
Physiology

Physiology

At the Swedish Institute (top 20%; 92 on state exam), we used a standard med text for our three semesters of A&P. I went on to teach it in massage schools, and, most recently, to wyzant students: one in a RN program, and one in med school. My students learn fast, no matter what I teach - because I'm clear. I also come up with clever mnemonics to help them retain all that material.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have years of experience tutoring study skills, helping students improve them. How do I do this? A good tutor is one who can make any subject clear, and study skills is no exception. It's not mysterious: First, I help you organize your tasks and then do them one at a time. While we work, you don't worry about all your tasks - you're focused on this one. This keeps you from getting overwhelmed. If needed, I also help you estimate how much time the individual tasks will take, so that you know what you're dealing with. "When we I be finished with this?", "Should I take a break?", etc. You're not in it alone - we do the process together. I help you learn what works for you and what doesn't. Another of the skills is distilling information: What does this paragraph (or even book) come down to? I'm particularly good at doing this and at showing you how. The same applies when you write reports or papers. I ask you for your own ideas, in your own words. There's no pressure, we're just talking. Then we build up from there. It's pretty simple. (I hope you can tell by now that I work on taking the fear out of things for you.) The goal is that eventually. you'll own these skills yourself and carry them into the rest of your academic life and beyond.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught Algebra 1 both as classroom teacher and private tutor. This has included Regents prep. What is it? Just a bunch of skills - learn each, practice, and have the common errors pointed out, so we can avoid them. If needed (often is), we go back to fractions and make sure it's clear when to cross-multiply, how to add, and how to multiply. When I see they've mastered a skill, I make up purposely complicated problems (17.9x-19,034 = -.039-98x), because they prove - to themselves - 'I can do anything thrown at me. I've got it.' I love the subject, I enjoy teaching, and work to make the lessons enjoyable - which I think they should be.
Geometry,

Geometry

No matter what I teach, my students learn fast - because I'm clear. I was in honors geometry, and did well on my SAT and GRE, but what counts above all is my ability to convey each subskill to anyone - struggler or ace. Confidence comes automatically when you know your stuff.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Without any tutoring, I did well on my own SAT's and GRE. But I would have done far better if I had had help, because the SAT is a different animal than School Math - so it needs to be taught differently. You'll need to learn its tricks - but always the same ones - and then practice on your own. Not to fear: as with everything else I teach, I'm clear, so my students learn fast.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have years of experience tutoring study skills, helping students improve them. How do I do this? A good tutor is one who can make any subject clear, and study skills is no exception. It's not mysterious: First, I help you organize your tasks and then do them one at a time. While we work, you don't worry about all your tasks - you're focused on this one. This keeps you from getting overwhelmed. If needed, I also help you estimate how much time the individual tasks will take, so that you know what you're dealing with. "When we I be finished with this?", "Should I take a break?", etc. You're not in it alone - we do the process together. I help you learn what works for you and what doesn't. Another of the skills is distilling information: What does this paragraph (or even book) come down to? I'm particularly good at doing this and at showing you how. The same applies when you write reports or papers. I ask you for your own ideas, in your own words. There's no pressure, we're just talking. Then we build up from there. It's pretty simple. (I hope you can tell by now that I work on taking the fear out of things for you.) The goal is that eventually. you'll own these skills yourself and carry them into the rest of your academic life and beyond.
Writing,

Writing

I'm a careful editor, published poet, language buff, demystifier, cheerleader.
Algebra 2, Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Math

SAT Math

Without any tutoring, I did well on my own SAT's and GRE. But I would have done far better if I had had help, because the SAT is a different animal than School Math - so it needs to be taught differently. You'll need to learn its tricks - but always the same ones - and then practice on your own. Not to fear: as with everything else I teach, I'm clear, so my students learn fast.

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Great SAT Math Prep

Rachim was very helpful with SAT Math Prep tutoring. My daughter really enjoyed her lesson with him. We will definitely continue lessons with Rachim. Looking forward to her progress and success on the test.

Lilian, 1 lesson with Rachim

FIVE STAR SAT TUTOR!

FIVE STAR SAT TUTOR! My son score a 1560 the very first time he took the SAT. 770 Reading + 790 Math. Thank you Rachim!

Randy, 6 lessons with Rachim

Excellent Tutor and advisor

Rachim is working with my 11 year old daughter with math and one of the reasons that i know that he is awesome is that she wants to do extra work after meeting with him. He is extremely patient and fun to work with. 100% satisfaction. He has also provided great guidance on how to best support my 14 year old daughter. He is righteous on top of being effective.

Raymond, 10 lessons with Rachim

Dynamic & Motivated

Tutored my son in Algebra II. Wonderfully motivated to figure how the individual student learns best. Dynamic and keeps things interesting! Highly recommend.

Kim, 4 lessons with Rachim

I look forward to more lessons with him.

Rachim gave me ways to remember the terms I was confusing. We set up ways to remember lists. I look forward to more lessons with him. Thank you, Rachim.

Barbara, 26 lessons with Rachim
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Rachim B.

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