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Stu M.

6 Year (Full Time) Tutor Specializing in Test Prep & Math Coursework

6 Year (Full Time) Tutor Specializing in Test Prep & Math Coursework

$100/hour

  • 209 hours tutoring

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Hi! I'm a Stanford graduate who's quickly risen the New York City private tutoring ranks in the past six years, catering to some of the most elite students in the country. As a full-time private test prep, math, and writing tutor for middle and high schoolers, I've accumulated over eight thousand hours of one-on-one test prep and coursework tutoring, equipping me with a deep familiarity with the strengths and weaknesses of private and public school curriculums. Working on an assortment of...

Hi! I'm a Stanford graduate who's quickly risen the New York City private tutoring ranks in the past six years, catering to some of the most elite students in the country. As a full-time private test prep, math, and writing tutor for middle and high schoolers, I've accumulated over eight thousand hours of one-on-one test prep and coursework tutoring, equipping me with a deep familiarity with the strengths and weaknesses of private and public school curriculums. Working on an assortment of subjects with students from different backgrounds has also given me the tools to supplement their coursework with material that challenges them to expand their learning.

A master tutor, I'm one of the most sought after tutors at my company, consistently bringing in among the highest number of referrals. My students average in the top quartile of ACT and SAT test score improvement. In addition to college test prep, I frequently work with students on application essay writing, coursework, common core, PSAT, ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, ERB, SHSAT, COOP, TACHS, Regis, Hunter College High School Test, SAT II Math, and SAT II Physics.

I am also a full time MS Math teacher (CMP3 curriculum), but I tutor all math subjects from 2nd grade through college, including algebra, trig, precalculus, Calculus AB, BC, and college level Statistics.

At Stanford, I majored in Symbolic Systems (BS) - an investigation of symbolic representations used in areas such as psychology, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy. My concentration of Decision Making & Rationality is concerned with mathematical applications in these areas. As a Symbolic Systems advisor, I offered tutoring help and course selection guidance in my office hours, organized and ran meetings and events, and declared new majors. I also completed minors in Creative Writing (fiction) and Mathematics. My varied academic background and experience has provided me with the experience necessary to attack any problem from a variety of different perspectives.

See more at thestutor (dot) com.


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Stanford University
Symbolic Systems

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Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

As a former math minor and a tutor who works heavily with students on not only test prep but also math coursework, I enjoy the challenge of trying a variety of different solutions to a problem to find the one that best suits a student's preferences. Nothing is more rewarding than that "aha" moment, when a topic is finally explained in a way that clicks. Especially on the SAT, where speed and correctness should be prioritized over more traditionally enforced math habits, handy tricks like eliminating answers or looking for pythagorean triple shortcuts are your best friend.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Reading

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

As a former math minor and a tutor who works heavily with students on not only test prep but also math coursework, I enjoy the challenge of trying a variety of different solutions to a problem to find the one that best suits a student's preferences. Nothing is more rewarding than that "aha" moment, when a topic is finally explained in a way that clicks. Especially on the ACT, where speed and correctness should be prioritized over more traditionally enforced math habits, handy tricks like eliminating answers or looking for pythagorean triple shortcuts are your best friend.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

As a former math minor and a tutor who works heavily with students on not only test prep but also math coursework, I enjoy the challenge of trying a variety of different solutions to a problem to find the one that best suits a student's preferences. Nothing is more rewarding than that "aha" moment, when a topic is finally explained in a way that clicks. Especially on the SAT, where speed and correctness should be prioritized over more traditionally enforced math habits, handy tricks like eliminating answers or looking for pythagorean triple shortcuts are your best friend.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I have logged over 200 hours of 1-on-1 college application consulting with students who have gone on to attend schools including Princeton, Harvard, Brown, UPenn, Cornell, Dartmouth, Stanford, Columbia, Washington University in St. Louis, Swarthmore, Emory, Wellesley, and Vanderbilt. This experience, as well as his time as an ACT/SAT tutor, has provided me with extensive knowledge of the admissions landscape, allowing me to advise a wide variety of competitive college candidates seeking admission at both private and public institutions. My work in academia (A+ average in Stanford writing courses), as a creative writing minor, and as a published writer have given me the storytelling and editing skills to help mold a well-rounded college application with essays that help the applicant’s personality pop.

Science

ACT Science, Physics

Summer

SAT Math,

SAT Math

As a former math minor and a tutor who works heavily with students on not only test prep but also math coursework, I enjoy the challenge of trying a variety of different solutions to a problem to find the one that best suits a student's preferences. Nothing is more rewarding than that "aha" moment, when a topic is finally explained in a way that clicks. Especially on the SAT, where speed and correctness should be prioritized over more traditionally enforced math habits, handy tricks like eliminating answers or looking for pythagorean triple shortcuts are your best friend.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

As a former math minor and a tutor who works heavily with students on not only test prep but also math coursework, I enjoy the challenge of trying a variety of different solutions to a problem to find the one that best suits a student's preferences. Nothing is more rewarding than that "aha" moment, when a topic is finally explained in a way that clicks. Especially on the ACT, where speed and correctness should be prioritized over more traditionally enforced math habits, handy tricks like eliminating answers or looking for pythagorean triple shortcuts are your best friend.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have logged over 200 hours of 1-on-1 college application consulting with students who have gone on to attend schools including Princeton, Harvard, Brown, UPenn, Cornell, Dartmouth, Stanford, Columbia, Washington University in St. Louis, Swarthmore, Emory, Wellesley, and Vanderbilt. This experience, as well as his time as an ACT/SAT tutor, has provided me with extensive knowledge of the admissions landscape, allowing me to advise a wide variety of competitive college candidates seeking admission at both private and public institutions. My work in academia (A+ average in Stanford writing courses), as a creative writing minor, and as a published writer have given me the storytelling and editing skills to help mold a well-rounded college application with essays that help the applicant’s personality pop.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I have logged over 500 hours of 1-on-1 secondary school testing prep tutoring including work on the SSAT, ERB, ISEE, COOP/TACHS, HSPT, and Regents with students of all levels ranging from fifth to ninth grade. My students average in the top quartile of test score improvement as I consistently coaches them to 10-30% increases in percentile rank. An in-depth evaluation of each student’s strengths and weaknesses not only allows Stu to suggest individualized strategy adjustments for standardized tests, but helps me form lesson plans that bolster classroom learning as well.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have logged over 500 hours of 1-on-1 secondary school testing prep tutoring including work on the SSAT, ERB, ISEE, COOP/TACHS, HSPT, and Regents with students of all levels ranging from fifth to ninth grade. My students average in the top quartile of test score improvement as I consistently coaches them to 10-30% increases in percentile rank. An in-depth evaluation of each student’s strengths and weaknesses not only allows me to suggest individualized strategy adjustments for standardized tests, but helps me form lesson plans that bolster classroom learning as well.
Regents,

Regents

I have logged over 500 hours of 1-on-1 secondary school testing prep tutoring including work on the SSAT, ERB, ISEE, COOP/TACHS, HSPT, and Regents with students of all levels ranging from fifth to ninth grade. My students average in the top quartile of test score improvement as I consistently coaches them to 10-30% increases in percentile rank. An in-depth evaluation of each student’s strengths and weaknesses not only allows me to suggest individualized strategy adjustments for standardized tests, but helps me form lesson plans that bolster classroom learning as well.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

As a former math minor and a tutor who works heavily with students on not only test prep but also math coursework, I enjoy the challenge of trying a variety of different solutions to a problem to find the one that best suits a student's preferences. Nothing is more rewarding than that "aha" moment, when a topic is finally explained in a way that clicks. Especially on the SAT, where speed and correctness should be prioritized over more traditionally enforced math habits, handy tricks like eliminating answers or looking for pythagorean triple shortcuts are your best friend.
SSAT,

SSAT

Stu has logged over 500 hours of 1-on-1 secondary school testing prep tutoring including work on the SSAT, ERB, ISEE, COOP/TACHS, HSPT, and Regents with students of all levels ranging from fifth to ninth grade. Stu’s students average in the top quartile of test score improvement as he consistently coaches them to 10-30% increases in percentile rank. An in-depth evaluation of each student’s strengths and weaknesses not only allows Stu to suggest individualized strategy adjustments for standardized tests, but helps him form lesson plans that bolster classroom learning as well.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Stu has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 11 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Great Tutor

Very helpful with my three boys! Engages them and keeps their focus throughout the duration of their session. My boys said “he is so patient and kind”

Tatianna, 3 lessons with Stu

Great Tutor

Very helpful with my three boys! Engages them and keeps their focus throughout the duration of their session. My boys said “he is so patient and kind”

Tatianna, 3 lessons with Stu

Knowledge, rigorous and professional

As the title says it, Stu is very professional, rigorous and knowledgeable. He assessed my son’s weaknesses and strengths right at the beginning through a practice assignment. Stu has been preparing my son for Ssat test thoroughly and hopefully my son will score very high.

Zina, 8 lessons with Stu

Knowledgeable, patient, helpful

My son, 13, is quite happy with the support and instruction Stu has been providing to prepare him for the SSAT. We could not be more pleased and look forward to having him continue to help.

Alison, 5 lessons with Stu

Great tutor!

Stu knows how to approach a teen and make learning process interesting! He’s working with my son on SHSAT math prep and my son really likes Stu methods, he finds them helpful and insightful. Happy we found such a knowledgeable, approachable and responsive tutor.

Lyudmila, 16 lessons with Stu

Great tutor

Stu has been tutoring my daughter because she will take the TACHS. So far her Math Skills has been improving and she loves to work with Stu. She says that he is patient and knowledgeable.

Rita, 16 lessons with Stu

Knowledgeable, patient and organized

Stu is working with my 7th-grade son helping with Math, ELA test prep, and also schoolwork. My son really enjoys working with Stu, stays engaged the whole session, and gets a lot out of it. We have worked with Stu for months and he has helped my son tremendously and his grades have improved quite a bit. Highly recommend Stu!! 5 stars.

Leslie, 11 lessons with Stu

Knowledgeable, patient and organized

Stu is working with my 7th-grade son helping with Math, ELA test prep, and also schoolwork. My son really enjoys working with Stu, stays engaged the whole session, and gets a lot out of it. Highly recommend Stu!! 5 stars

Leslie, 11 lessons with Stu

Knowledgeable, patient and organized

Stu is working with my 7th-grade son helping with Math, ELA test prep, and also schoolwork. My son really enjoys working with Stu, stays engaged the whole session, and gets a lot out of it. Highly recommend Stu!! 5 stars

Leslie, 11 lessons with Stu
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