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Rob P.

Melville, NY

$35/hour

PhD Student with Strong Math Background and Teaching Experience

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5+ Hours
5.0 average from 2 ratings
Best tutor!
— Catherine, Levittown, NY on 7/27/17

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Williams College
Music and Philosophy
Stony Brook University
Enrolled

Education

Williams College (Music and Philosophy)

Stony Brook University (Enrolled)

About Rob

I'm a fifth year PhD student in linguistics at Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY). I specialize in semantics, which is a field dealing with the mathematical modeling of meaning in language. In my research I use a lot of mathematical logic, so I have a particularly strong knowledge of that area, but I can also teach middle-school, high-school, and lower college-level math.

I have previously taught classes on SAT strategies, worked as a teaching assistant in six classes at Stony Brook (plus one abroad), and taught as the primary instructor for a class at Stony Brook as well. For the six classes in which I've been a TA, three of them had recitations (in which the TA teaches the class once a week), so I have significant experience in the classroom. In addition, I have frequent and well-attended office hours, so I know a lot about working with students one-on-one. My SAT Score in Math was 800; Writing, 800; and Reading Comprehension, 710.

Lots of people are good at math. But being a great tutor/teacher involves being able to show patience, understanding, and the willingness and ability to put things in a perspective that makes it easier for the student to grasp the material, without talking down to the student or making them feel inferior or patronized. I take great pride in being able to walk this fine line.

I'm a very enthusiastic, energetic, and passionate teacher with experience in the classroom and one-on-one environments. I hope you'll consider contacting me to learn more.
I'm a fifth year PhD student in linguistics at Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY). I specialize in semantics, which is a field dealing with the mathematical modeling of meaning in language. In my research I use a lot of mathematical logic, so I have a particularly strong knowledge of that area, but I can also teach middle-school, Read more

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Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Melville, NY 11747
In-person lessons

"Best tutor!"

- Catherine, Levittown, NY on 7/27/17

"Excellent!!!!!"

- Mary, New Paltz, NY on 7/15/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, GRE, Logic,
SAT Math
Music:
Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Voice (Music)
Test Preparation:
GRE, SAT Math
Language:
French
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Logic

I have studied mathematical logic since high school, and a great deal of my research is based around logic. In natural language semantics (my research area), the most common form of logic used is simply-typed lambda calculus, but I am also qualified to teach set theory, propositional logic, first-order logic, and modal logic. Given the relation between logic and my field of study, I am also well-equipped to show students real-world applications and helpful examples illustrating the concepts discussed.

Williams College
Music and Philosophy
Stony Brook University
Enrolled

Education

Williams College (Music and Philosophy)

Stony Brook University (Enrolled)

Best tutor!

Having struggled with math for years, I've been through my fair share of tutors. Rob is definitely the best tutor I've ever had; not only does he explain the math, he also explains how to approach GRE questions as a whole. Most importantly, he is patient and doesn't make his students feel dumb for not knowing how to answer questions. Thanks Rob!

— Catherine, Levittown, NY on 7/27/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rob will travel within 40 miles of Melville, NY 11747.