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Sean C.

Mount Kisco, NY

$60/hour

SAT, Math, Physics, ESL, Writing Tutor

5.0 average from 3 ratings
Great tutor!
— Joyce, Lexington, MA on 3/8/14

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Boston University
Electrical Engineeri

Education

Boston University (Electrical Engineeri)

About Sean

Hello!

I first began tutoring when I was in high school, where I helped underclassmen with math and physics. That's when I learned that I had a talent for helping students grasp mathematical concepts and improving their grades. Since then I've done it regularly as a source of income.

I attended Boston University from 2009 to 2013, where I received an Alexander Graham Bell scholarship to study engineering. I began in the Mechanical program, but switched to Electrical in my sophomore year. Attaining an engineering degree requires mainly three types of courses: mathematics, science, and engineering. Mathematics courses I took include Calculus up to Multivariate, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations. In the science fields I took three physics courses as well as a course in electromagnetism and a course in photonics. Finally, the engineering courses consisted of topics such as circuit design, signals and systems, logic design, power electronics. I graduated cum laude with a 3.50 GPA.

My strength is in tutoring high level topics, such as advanced calculus and physics. However, most of my students have been high schoolers studying geometry, trigonometry, calculus or pre-calculus. I have a year's experience working at a charter school in Boston as the official tutor to ten freshmen and sophomores with a focus on algebra and geometry. I currently spend about 20 hours per week tutoring SAT and ACT math and science on an online platform and I offer tutoring for those tests as well.

Outside math and science, I began tutoring adults in ESL at a local center for immigrants. I did that during my junior year of high school and also this past summer when I was home after graduating from college. My students there were between the ages of 21 and 35 with varying degrees of English experience. My focus when it comes to ESL is repetition and the use of words one will use daily.

I've learned a lot about tutoring over the years. I've discovered that the most effective way to increase the student's knowledge is to encourage their participation as much as possible. I won't just talk and tell you facts and then assign homework - that's what a professor does. During my sessions, I will ask you to do more than just listen. The only way to get any of my questions "wrong" is to not answer or attempt! My goal is to teach you, so I don't expect you to have all the right answers. And trying is the only way for you to know what you do or don't know!

I do free consultation sessions so that I can find out exactly what it is you want to learn and we'll discuss our plan of action.

Sincerely,
Sean
Hello!

I first began tutoring when I was in high school, where I helped underclassmen with math and physics. That's when I learned that I had a talent for helping students grasp mathematical concepts and improving their grades. Since then I've done it regularly as a source of income.

I attended Boston University from 2009 to
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I'm willing to adjust the rate for students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Joyce, Lexington, MA on 3/8/14
Math:
ACT Math, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering,
Physics
Music:
Guitar
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

I took differential equations as part of my Electrical Engineering degree.

Electrical Engineering

I studied Electrical Engineering at Boston University and graduated cum laude with a 3.50 GPA. Courses I took include:

Circuit Design
Signals and Systems
Logic Design
Physics 2 (electromagnetism)
Electromagnetism
MATLAB
C++
Photonics (graduate level)
Power electronics (graduate level)

Plus the required mathematics courses, including calculus through Multivariate, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra.

Projects I was part of include 1. using Verilog HDL to program a Spartan 6 FPGA board to create a computer tic-tac-toe game on a Windows system with a VGA display, and 2. designing and building a system for Alcatel-Lucent that used Wi-fi and RFID to automatically adjust a light dimmer and window blinds to users' settings preferred settings. It included an Android app made with Java and used servos and stepper motors, a T.I. board, and stepper driver board.

Guitar

I have played guitar ever since I was in eighth grade. I've also done some guitar lessons. I start off by teaching the students the strings, and notes and a bit of music theory. Then I into the basic open chords such as C, D, G, E, E minor, A, and A minor. The student must learn to play these chords and be able to transition between them. Then I teach strumming patterns and rhythm as well as power chords.

After that, I go into basic finger picking and arpeggios. This helps the student learn what notes are making up these chords and is enough for them to play and write some basic songs, like lots of Beatles songs.

When they're ready I will teach them barre chords. From there, it's about what they want to play. Guitar being the popular instrument that it is, it's easy for me to find songs by artist they like that they can play to practice.

I learned guitar from my Dad and a handful of tutors, so I'm very familiar with how it is taught.

Linear Algebra

I took linear algebra courses as part of my Electrical Engineering degree.

Physics

I live for physics. I began tutoring in physics when I was a junior in high school taking Honors Physics. Senior year I took AP Physics C and scored a 5 on the AP. Since I studied Electrical Engineering at BU Physics was a big part of the curriculum.

Boston University
Electrical Engineeri

Education

Boston University (Electrical Engineeri)

Great tutor!

My son is learning a great deal with Sean, who is providing C++ tutoring. Sean is patient and explains concepts well. He communicates clearly and promptly when setting up appointments, and I would highly recommend him a a tutor!

— Joyce, Lexington, MA on 3/8/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I'm willing to adjust the rate for students.

Travel policy

Sean will travel within 20 miles of Mount Kisco, NY 10549.