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Mark S.

Experienced and Patient Tutor in Mathematics

Experienced and Patient Tutor in Mathematics

$35/hour

  • 692 hours tutoring

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Note: In order to set up a session with me, I require that you give me a day's notice in advance of your desired appointment time.

I've tutored and taught mathematics and physics in a lot of different contexts. Right now, I'm working as an adjunct instructor at the University of Buffalo's mathematics department. In the past, I've worked as a lecturer for courses in precalculus, Calculus I, and Calculus II. I've also worked as a tutor for an academic opportunity program at my college, and as...

Note: In order to set up a session with me, I require that you give me a day's notice in advance of your desired appointment time.

I've tutored and taught mathematics and physics in a lot of different contexts. Right now, I'm working as an adjunct instructor at the University of Buffalo's mathematics department. In the past, I've worked as a lecturer for courses in precalculus, Calculus I, and Calculus II. I've also worked as a tutor for an academic opportunity program at my college, and as an intern to become a high school mathematics teacher.

In addition to these, Wyzant has given me the opportunity to tutor students of a broad variety of grade levels and backgrounds. I've tutored not just college students, but also high school students and middle school students. I can honestly say that tutoring on Wyzant's platform has been a truly fun and rewarding job, and I'm always ecstatic to see the progress that my students make.

If you desire to schedule an appointment with me, please do not hesitate to let me know. I wish you the best in your studies, and look forward to working with you!


Education

Union College
Mathematics, Physics
Union Graduate College
Graduate Coursework
SUNY University of Buffalo
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  • Hourly Rate: $35
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  • Background check passed on 7/27/2019

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The calculus and physics students that I've tutored have more commonly experienced difficulty with setting up algebraic expressions than actually using high-level concepts. As such, I have quite a bit of experience, from tutoring and teaching, with helping students improve their algebra skills when solving mathematical problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is one of the most essential tools in doing mathematics, especially introductory calculus. During my tutoring career, which has now lasted over a decade, I have commonly encountered mathematics students (especially calculus students) who struggled as a result of weaknesses in their skills with algebra. Thus, I have a wealth of experience with assisting students in learning algebra skills, both separately and as an aspect of higher level mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored students in calculus since 2010. Over the years, I've gained a lot of experience with helping students in the topic. I've also taught courses in Calculus I and Calculus II at the University at Buffalo. The students were happy with my performance as their teacher, and I received positive course reviews. I've also helped many students prepare for the AP Calculus AB and BC exams, which I myself also took when I was in high school.
Geometry,

Geometry

Most high school geometry classes focus mainly on using mathematical reasoning and logic in order to determine the answers, rather than simple memorization. As a mathematics major, I've honed these skills, and the communication of these concepts, throughout my entire time in college. Not only that, but geometry is also a very important part of calculus, a subject which I have tutored for over a decade. My approach to tutoring has benefited countless students over the years, allowing them not only to hone their geometric thinking skills, but also to view geometry in terms of a broader mathematical context.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I was a mathematics and physics major in college. In both of those majors, I've had extensive experience with using the logic and reasoning behind setting up algebraic equations. Pre-algebra skills are also a significant are of concern for many students of higher-level mathematics that I've tutored. As such, as a calculus and physics tutor, I've routinely helped people develop pre-algebra skills.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Precalculus is a course designed to imbue students with the skills necessary to succeed in introductory college calculus courses. I have tutored students in calculus for over ten years, and my experience has taught me that the main issues prohibiting student success in calculus can usually be explained as weaknesses in skills that are taught in precalculus. As a result, I have assisted countless students over the years in developing the techniques of this course.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The calculus and physics students that I've tutored have more commonly experienced difficulty with setting up algebraic expressions than actually using high-level concepts. As such, I have quite a bit of experience, from tutoring and teaching, with helping students improve their algebra skills when solving mathematical problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is one of the most essential tools in doing mathematics, especially introductory calculus. During my tutoring career, which has now lasted over a decade, I have commonly encountered mathematics students (especially calculus students) who struggled as a result of weaknesses in their skills with algebra. Thus, I have a wealth of experience with assisting students in learning algebra skills, both separately and as an aspect of higher level mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored students in calculus since 2010. Over the years, I've gained a lot of experience with helping students in the topic. I've also taught courses in Calculus I and Calculus II at the University at Buffalo. The students were happy with my performance as their teacher, and I received positive course reviews. I've also helped many students prepare for the AP Calculus AB and BC exams, which I myself also took when I was in high school.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have been a teaching assistant and grading assistant for the first undergraduate course in differential equations for two semesters at University at Buffalo. This involved holding recitations and office hours in which I answered students' questions and helped them understand the material. I also graded all of their work, including their exams. I've also had great success with students that I've tutored in the subject.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I am a Ph.D. candidate at University of Buffalo's mathematics department. The skills you learn in discrete math classes are the foundations and basis for all of higher-level mathematics. I use these skills daily, in writing proofs and solving logical problems in my field. Additionally, I have had considerable success with tutoring students in discrete mathematics courses, helping them to learn the thought processes behind the proofs and familiarizing them with the language and terminology used by mathematicians.
Geometry,

Geometry

Most high school geometry classes focus mainly on using mathematical reasoning and logic in order to determine the answers, rather than simple memorization. As a mathematics major, I've honed these skills, and the communication of these concepts, throughout my entire time in college. Not only that, but geometry is also a very important part of calculus, a subject which I have tutored for over a decade. My approach to tutoring has benefited countless students over the years, allowing them not only to hone their geometric thinking skills, but also to view geometry in terms of a broader mathematical context.
Logic,

Logic

Logic is the foundational skill upon which all mathematics rests. As a math major in college and a math Ph.D. candidate, I have used the skills taught in logic classes literally every day for over ten years. As a tutor and teacher, I have successfully assisted countless students in learning the skills and thought processes required in doing mathematical logic. The sticking point for most students is the terminology and language used in a proof. My approach to tutoring has allowed students to gradually collect these skills and benefit from viewing logic and set theory in a broader mathematical context.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I was a mathematics and physics major in college. In both of those majors, I've had extensive experience with using the logic and reasoning behind setting up algebraic equations. Pre-algebra skills are also a significant are of concern for many students of higher-level mathematics that I've tutored. As such, as a calculus and physics tutor, I've routinely helped people develop pre-algebra skills.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is a course designed to imbue students with the skills necessary to succeed in introductory college calculus courses. I have tutored students in calculus for over ten years, and my experience has taught me that the main issues prohibiting student success in calculus can usually be explained as weaknesses in skills that are taught in precalculus. As a result, I have assisted countless students over the years in developing the techniques of this course.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a subject that is necessary for all mathematical endeavors beyond the high school level. During my tutoring career (which has lasted over a decade now), I have commonly encountered students who struggle with mathematics because of weaknesses in their skills with trigonometry. My approach to tutoring has helped countless students hone their skills in trigonometry, both on their own and as a part of a greater mathematical context.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The calculus and physics students that I've tutored have more commonly experienced difficulty with setting up algebraic expressions than actually using high-level concepts. As such, I have quite a bit of experience, from tutoring and teaching, with helping students improve their algebra skills when solving mathematical problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is one of the most essential tools in doing mathematics, especially introductory calculus. During my tutoring career, which has now lasted over a decade, I have commonly encountered mathematics students (especially calculus students) who struggled as a result of weaknesses in their skills with algebra. Thus, I have a wealth of experience with assisting students in learning algebra skills, both separately and as an aspect of higher level mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored students in calculus since 2010. Over the years, I've gained a lot of experience with helping students in the topic. I've also taught courses in Calculus I and Calculus II at the University at Buffalo. The students were happy with my performance as their teacher, and I received positive course reviews. I've also helped many students prepare for the AP Calculus AB and BC exams, which I myself also took when I was in high school.
Geometry,

Geometry

Most high school geometry classes focus mainly on using mathematical reasoning and logic in order to determine the answers, rather than simple memorization. As a mathematics major, I've honed these skills, and the communication of these concepts, throughout my entire time in college. Not only that, but geometry is also a very important part of calculus, a subject which I have tutored for over a decade. My approach to tutoring has benefited countless students over the years, allowing them not only to hone their geometric thinking skills, but also to view geometry in terms of a broader mathematical context.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I was a mathematics and physics major in college. In both of those majors, I've had extensive experience with using the logic and reasoning behind setting up algebraic equations. Pre-algebra skills are also a significant are of concern for many students of higher-level mathematics that I've tutored. As such, as a calculus and physics tutor, I've routinely helped people develop pre-algebra skills.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Precalculus is a course designed to imbue students with the skills necessary to succeed in introductory college calculus courses. I have tutored students in calculus for over ten years, and my experience has taught me that the main issues prohibiting student success in calculus can usually be explained as weaknesses in skills that are taught in precalculus. As a result, I have assisted countless students over the years in developing the techniques of this course.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The calculus and physics students that I've tutored have more commonly experienced difficulty with setting up algebraic expressions than actually using high-level concepts. As such, I have quite a bit of experience, from tutoring and teaching, with helping students improve their algebra skills when solving mathematical problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is one of the most essential tools in doing mathematics, especially introductory calculus. During my tutoring career, which has now lasted over a decade, I have commonly encountered mathematics students (especially calculus students) who struggled as a result of weaknesses in their skills with algebra. Thus, I have a wealth of experience with assisting students in learning algebra skills, both separately and as an aspect of higher level mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored students in calculus since 2010. Over the years, I've gained a lot of experience with helping students in the topic. I've also taught courses in Calculus I and Calculus II at the University at Buffalo. The students were happy with my performance as their teacher, and I received positive course reviews. I've also helped many students prepare for the AP Calculus AB and BC exams, which I myself also took when I was in high school.
Geometry

Geometry

Most high school geometry classes focus mainly on using mathematical reasoning and logic in order to determine the answers, rather than simple memorization. As a mathematics major, I've honed these skills, and the communication of these concepts, throughout my entire time in college. Not only that, but geometry is also a very important part of calculus, a subject which I have tutored for over a decade. My approach to tutoring has benefited countless students over the years, allowing them not only to hone their geometric thinking skills, but also to view geometry in terms of a broader mathematical context.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (249 ratings)
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Reviews


very Thorough

Mark was the most thorough tutor that Mason has had to date. Mark was very patient with Mason’s learning abilities, and taught at a pace that was very capable for Mason to keep up. Mark asked the right questions yet answered when he thought Mason needed guidance before it was too confusing.

Cory, 1 lesson with Mark

Great teacher!

Mark is very knowledgeable and he uses the online learning tools so efficiently. He explains concepts simply, yet masterfully. Thanks to his teaching approach, I can understand new material from my class so much better!

Murrai, 7 lessons with Mark

Nice Tutor

Very professional and responsible, except one question we spend a little bit long time, everything works good and he is really an expert on mathematics, If you wanna go over logic mathematics questions or writing a proof, he is the right person!

Kednall, 2 lessons with Mark

Math wizard, better teacher than my professor

Mark is the only reason that Im understanding differential equations. Highly recommended, easy to work with. UB should replace Prof. Hassard with this guy.

Zachary, 24 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable and a great teacher

He is very patient and knowledgeable. He doesn't judge your knowledge, and helps you to learn and understand the concepts. He knows his concepts well for the subjects that he teaches and helps you to do well on your homework. He takes extra time to finish lessons and assignments with you.

Sydney, 9 lessons with Mark

Awesome tutor for an awful student

I am terrible at calculus. I went to differential equations every day and didn't understand pretty much anything. Mark, in about 4 hours, was able to get me to understand more material than I had been able to learn from my professor in 2 months. He knows what professors are looking for and is patient when I ask for clarification on things I should have either already known or things he just explained. 10/10 will come back to him for help

Adrian, 3 lessons with Mark

Gives my son hope for college

Mark did something that I don’t think any adult has ever done. He impressed my son! My son is very smart but doesn’t normally interact too well with teachers and he struggles when he doesn’t understand something because he doesn’t feel he can go to the teacher for help. He is so impressed with mark and thinks he is brilliant. He told me he now had hope for college if the teachers are going to be that good. I definitely recommend mark for a student who is struggling with physics or math.

mary, 14 lessons with Mark

Calculus lesson was very helpful

Mark was very helpful and took the time to figure out the pain points before just diving in. He wanted to spend time figuring out what I needed, to make the most of our time. I feel that this is really going to help improve my grades and confidence with Calculus.

Melissa , 3 lessons with Mark

Kids love him.

Mark is very intelligent. He is mild mannered which, I think, helps the kids feel confident about expressing their concerns or problems in dealing with the work in front of them. He is also responsible with keeping in contact with you.

Margo, 21 lessons with Mark
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