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Mark S.

Buffalo, NY

$40/hour

Experienced and Patient Tutor in Mathematics and Physics

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/20/13
4.7 average from 82 ratings
Gives my son hope for college
— mary, North Tonawanda, NY on 12/4/17

$40/Hour


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Union College
Mathematics, Physics
Union Graduate College
Graduate Coursework
SUNY University of Buffalo
Enrolled

Education

Union College (Mathematics, Physics)

Union Graduate College (Graduate Coursework)

SUNY University of Buffalo (Enrolled)

About Mark

I've tutored and taught mathematics and physics in a lot of different contexts. Right now, I'm working as a mathematics teaching assistant at the University of Buffalo, but I've also worked as a lecturer for a five-week course in pre-calculus, 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 with Wyzant has been a truly fun and rewarding job, and I'm always ecstatic to see the progress that my students make.

My schedule is usually rather flexible, but I require that any appointment, and any changes to an existing appointment, be made twenty-four hours before the appointment's starting time. This policy helps to avoid any last-minute scrambling to schedule an appointment on an inconvenient day.

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!
I've tutored and taught mathematics and physics in a lot of different contexts. Right now, I'm working as a mathematics teaching assistant at the University of Buffalo, but I've also worked as a lecturer for a five-week course in pre-calculus, as a tutor for an academic opportunity program at my college, and as an intern to become a high school Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Buffalo, NY 14228
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Gives my son hope for college"

- mary, North Tonawanda, NY on 12/4/17

"Calculus lesson was very helpful"

- Melissa, Lancaster, NY on 3/13/16

"Kids love him."

- Margo, Schenectady, NY on 6/18/15

"Excellent First Session!!!!"

- America, Schenectady, NY on 3/19/15
Science:
Physics

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Approved subjects

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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

I've tutored calculus and physics students for three years. Throughout that time, I've observed a general trend among the concepts that students experience greatest difficulty with. For most students, the methods and concepts of calculus and physics themselves are not an issue, but rather, the mathematics involved in doing problems, namely algebra and geometry, are. As such, throughout my time as a tutor and a teacher, I've had to do a lot of work on my students' algebra skills before moving on to higher-level concepts.

Calculus

I was a mathematics and physics double major in college. I took the AP Calculus AB and BC exams in my senior year of high school, I took two calculus courses in college, and I used calculus countless times in my physics courses. In addition, I have tutored many people in calculus over three years, and I have teaching experience in pre-calculus.

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.

Discrete Math

I was a mathematics major in college. Although I myself never took a discrete mathematics course, I was able to successfully tutor a student in a 200-level proof-intensive course in discrete mathematics. I currently have the notes from the course if I ever need to refresh my memory.

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, which I have tutored many students in over three years.

Linear Algebra

I was a mathematics major in college. I took a 300-level course in linear algebra. This course covered vector spaces, linear transformations, inner products, dual spaces, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. The course was proof-intensive; for each theorem, we were presented with a proof which we needed to be able to reproduce on the tests.

Logic

I was a mathematics major in college. My first proof-intensive mathematics course was an introduction to logic through set theory. The course was designed to give students the ability to formulate and communicate mathematical arguments. Since that course, I took eight other proof-intensive college mathematics courses, and I wrote an undergraduate thesis on mathematics.

Physics

I was a physics major in college. I took the AP Physics C exams in my senior year of high school, and I've tutored countless physics students at all levels for three years.

Precalculus

I was a mathematics major in college. I tutored students at all levels in mathematics for three years, and I also have some teaching experience in mathematics. In addition, I took the AP Calculus AB and BC exams in my senior year of high school.

Trigonometry

I've tutored people in calculus for three years. In that time, it's been much more common for students to struggle with tangential mathematical concepts, rather than calculus itself. Trigonometry, in particular, is a subject that I've helped calculus students with countless times. I also taught a class in pre-calculus that had significant overlap with trigonometry.

Union College
Mathematics, Physics
Union Graduate College
Graduate Coursework
SUNY University of Buffalo
Enrolled

Education

Union College (Mathematics, Physics)

Union Graduate College (Graduate Coursework)

SUNY University of Buffalo (Enrolled)

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

— mary, North Tonawanda, NY on 12/4/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 3 miles of Buffalo, NY 14228.