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Cornell Engineer with a 1590, 3+ Years Tutoring Experience
Sam S.

80 hours tutoring

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Cornell Engineer with a 1590, 3+ Years Tutoring Experience
Cornell Engineer with a 1590, 3+ Years Tutoring Experience
Sam S.

80 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

80 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Sam


Bio

A full score on your exams is not some dream, but a fully obtainable reality! Most people study hard, but studying smart is much more important. The greatest strength of my method is that it allows you to both improve your scores, and get a good understanding of exactly how prepared you are for the test. I guarantee steady, measurable improvement for any student willing to put in the hours work hard.

The English section of the SAT is widely considered to be the trickiest. While Math can be...

A full score on your exams is not some dream, but a fully obtainable reality! Most people study hard, but studying smart is much more important. The greatest strength of my method is that it allows you to both improve your scores, and get a good understanding of exactly how prepared you are for the test. I guarantee steady, measurable improvement for any student willing to put in the hours work hard.

The English section of the SAT is widely considered to be the trickiest. While Math can be boiled down to knowing a few important rules and applying them, reading comprehension is much more complicated. When I took the SAT, though, I knew I needed to get close to a perfect score to get into my dream school. I knew that taking the SAT too many times looked bad, so I felt that I needed to devise a method to consistently get every question on the English section correct. After a great deal of work, I was able to find this method, and got a 1590 on the SAT the first time I took it. I relied heavily on finding patterns in the question and answer designs, and was able to obtain a deep understanding of how the test was designed.

Test Scores:

SAT Reading+Writing Section: 790
SAT Mathematics Section: 800
SAT Math II Subject Test: 800
SAT Chemistry Subject Test: 800
SAT Physics Subject Test: 800

AP Chemistry: 5
AP Physics C: 5 (on both Mechanics and E&M)
AP Calculus BC: 5
AP Computer Science: 5
AP Psychology: 5
AP English Language: 5
AP United States History: 5


Education

Cornell University
Operations Research, Philosophy

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Please note: being more than 15 minutes late to a lesson will result in the lesson being cancelled and a cancellation fee being assessed.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Subjects

English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I received a 1590 on the SAT, as well as a 5 on the AP English Language and Composition exam. I designed a method to better understand the reasoning for incorrect answers, to more consistently get high scores.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I received a 1590 on the SAT, as well as a 5 on the AP English Language and Composition exam.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I'm a third year Engineering student at Cornell. I'm majoring in Applied Mathematics and have full scores on the AP Calculus BC and SAT Math 2 exams. I've been tutoring Algebra I and II for years, and have seen fantastic results with my students!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'm a third year Engineering student at Cornell. I'm majoring in Applied Mathematics and have full scores on the AP Calculus BC and SAT Math 2 exams.
Calculus,

Calculus

5 on AP Calculus Exam, currently a student at Cornell Engineering.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

When I was in high school, Chemistry was one of my favorite subjects! I really enjoyed the consistent and elegant set of rules used to describe the world around us. I have continued that love for Chemistry at Cornell by taking Honors Chemistry classes and tutoring students in high school. I received a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam and an 800 on the SAT Chemistry Subject Test.
Geometry,

Geometry

Third year engineering student at Cornell, Dean's List
Physics,

Physics

Engineering student at Cornell University, 5 on AP Physics C Mechanics, 5 on AP Physics C E&M
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a 1590 and became a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. I received full scores on the SAT Math and SAT II Math Subject Test, as well as full scores on both AP Calculus exams. I'm currently studying Industrial Engineering / Applied Math at Cornell.
SAT Reading

SAT Reading

I received a 1590 on the SAT, as well as a 5 on the AP English Language and Composition exam. I designed a method to better understand the reasoning for incorrect answers, to more consistently get high scores.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I'm a third year Engineering student at Cornell. I'm majoring in Applied Mathematics and have full scores on the AP Calculus BC and SAT Math 2 exams. I've been tutoring Algebra I and II for years, and have seen fantastic results with my students!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'm a third year Engineering student at Cornell. I'm majoring in Applied Mathematics and have full scores on the AP Calculus BC and SAT Math 2 exams.
Calculus,

Calculus

5 on AP Calculus Exam, currently a student at Cornell Engineering.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

As part of both my philosophy and engineering education, I have a strong background in Discrete Math. A significant focus of Operations Research is discrete optimization -- optimizing problems that cannot have fractional answers, such as plane tickets or hiring decisions. In order to solve these kinds of problems, I have taken several courses centered on Discrete Math.
Geometry,

Geometry

Third year engineering student at Cornell, Dean's List
Logic,

Logic

I am a third year student at Cornell studying Philosophy. In particular, I have taken extensive coursework in Decision Theory, Discrete Math, Ethics, and Epistemology. I am currently working on a thesis centered in Philosophy of Mind.
Physics,

Physics

Engineering student at Cornell University, 5 on AP Physics C Mechanics, 5 on AP Physics C E&M
SAT Math

SAT Math

I scored a 1590 and became a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. I received full scores on the SAT Math and SAT II Math Subject Test, as well as full scores on both AP Calculus exams. I'm currently studying Industrial Engineering / Applied Math at Cornell.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I'm a third year Engineering student at Cornell. I'm majoring in Applied Mathematics and have full scores on the AP Calculus BC and SAT Math 2 exams. I've been tutoring Algebra I and II for years, and have seen fantastic results with my students!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'm a third year Engineering student at Cornell. I'm majoring in Applied Mathematics and have full scores on the AP Calculus BC and SAT Math 2 exams.
Calculus,

Calculus

5 on AP Calculus Exam, currently a student at Cornell Engineering.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

When I was in high school, Chemistry was one of my favorite subjects! I really enjoyed the consistent and elegant set of rules used to describe the world around us. I have continued that love for Chemistry at Cornell by taking Honors Chemistry classes and tutoring students in high school. I received a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam and an 800 on the SAT Chemistry Subject Test.
Geometry,

Geometry

Third year engineering student at Cornell, Dean's List
Physics

Physics

Engineering student at Cornell University, 5 on AP Physics C Mechanics, 5 on AP Physics C E&M

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

When I was in high school, Chemistry was one of my favorite subjects! I really enjoyed the consistent and elegant set of rules used to describe the world around us. I have continued that love for Chemistry at Cornell by taking Honors Chemistry classes and tutoring students in high school. I received a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam and an 800 on the SAT Chemistry Subject Test.
Physics,

Physics

Engineering student at Cornell University, 5 on AP Physics C Mechanics, 5 on AP Physics C E&M
Psychology

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I'm a third year Engineering student at Cornell. I'm majoring in Applied Mathematics and have full scores on the AP Calculus BC and SAT Math 2 exams. I've been tutoring Algebra I and II for years, and have seen fantastic results with my students!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'm a third year Engineering student at Cornell. I'm majoring in Applied Mathematics and have full scores on the AP Calculus BC and SAT Math 2 exams.
Calculus,

Calculus

5 on AP Calculus Exam, currently a student at Cornell Engineering.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

When I was in high school, Chemistry was one of my favorite subjects! I really enjoyed the consistent and elegant set of rules used to describe the world around us. I have continued that love for Chemistry at Cornell by taking Honors Chemistry classes and tutoring students in high school. I received a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam and an 800 on the SAT Chemistry Subject Test.
Geometry,

Geometry

Third year engineering student at Cornell, Dean's List
Physics,

Physics

Engineering student at Cornell University, 5 on AP Physics C Mechanics, 5 on AP Physics C E&M
SAT Math

SAT Math

I scored a 1590 and became a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. I received full scores on the SAT Math and SAT II Math Subject Test, as well as full scores on both AP Calculus exams. I'm currently studying Industrial Engineering / Applied Math at Cornell.

Test Preparation

PSAT,

PSAT

I'm a National Merit Finalist, and have a 1590 on the SAT. I have over 3 years of tutoring experience, and have seen many of my students go on to have fantastic results on test day.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a 1590 and became a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. I received full scores on the SAT Math and SAT II Math Subject Test, as well as full scores on both AP Calculus exams. I'm currently studying Industrial Engineering / Applied Math at Cornell.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I received a 1590 on the SAT, as well as a 5 on the AP English Language and Composition exam. I designed a method to better understand the reasoning for incorrect answers, to more consistently get high scores.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I received a 1590 on the SAT, as well as a 5 on the AP English Language and Composition exam.

Examples of Expertise


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WOW Great Tutor

Extremely kind and patiently takes the time to explain even the very basic elements that go into the solution. I have not taken a math course in years, and Sam has been extremely helpful on non-judgemental re-explaining even basic algebra rules I had forgotten over the years. Great tutor, do not hesitate!!!!

Ayman, 2 lessons with Sam
Hourly Rate: $60
Response time: 27 minutes
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