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Hilton T.

New Rochelle, NY

$80/hour

Master teacher/tutor of Math, physics, and Chemistry

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/20/15
5.0 average from 121 ratings
Very Helpful
— Myrtle, Baldwin, NY on 12/8/16

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University of Guyana
Physics
Imperial College
Master's

Education

University of Guyana (Physics)

Imperial College (Master's)

About Hilton

I am a former university lecturer (Physics & Calculus), and high school teacher (Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Math), with many years of experience in tutoring students from second grade to university (BMCC, Queens College, Stony Brook). I have tutored students from some of the top high schools in NYC (Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Cardoza, Bayside High, Hunter High, York College, Townsend Harris, and Brooklyn Technical), preparing them for standardized exams such as the ACT, SAT, SAT II subject tests, Regents, AP, and College Finals.

My students have done extremely well with scores such as 4 &5 in AP Physics, and Calculus, 750 - 800 in SAT II Physics, 760 - 800 in SAT II Math, 800 on the SAT math sections, to name a few.

With my easy going approach, I identify problem areas in the student's reasoning, strategies, and content. I then focus on a detailed plan to get the student to overcome the problem areas. This approach has seen an increase in confidence, and significant boost in students scores at school exams, or at standardized exams.

I encourage students to contact me, and find out how else I can assist them in Math (all areas), Physics (all levels), and Chemistry (Regents, SAT II).
I am a former university lecturer (Physics & Calculus), and high school teacher (Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Math), with many years of experience in tutoring students from second grade to university (BMCC, Queens College, Stony Brook). I have tutored students from some of the top high schools in NYC (Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Cardoza, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

1 hour session = $80 For a group of 2 students - $75 per student/hour 3 students - $70 per student/hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of New Rochelle, NY 10801
Background Check: Passed

"Very Helpful"

- Myrtle, Baldwin, NY on 12/8/16

"Patient and Knowledgable!"

- Donna, Brooklyn, NY on 11/15/16

"Knowledgeable, Patient, and Explains things clearly!"

- Ruth, New York, NY on 10/7/16

"Excellent"

- Zina, Forest Hills, NY on 10/5/16

"very patient and caring"

- Stephany, Ridgewood, NY on 8/2/16

"PHENOMENAL Tutor!"

- JessieRose, New York, NY on 7/8/16

"Great teacher!"

- Julissa, Ozone Park, NY on 7/3/16

"Knowledgeable and funny."

- Debra, Brooklyn, NY on 6/17/16

"Great Tutor!"

- John, Freeport, NY on 6/16/16

"Knowledgable and patient"

- Nancy, Richmond Hill, NY on 5/27/16

"Very good and knowledgeable"

- Ana, New York, NY on 4/27/16

"Made a difference in class"

- Benjamin, Forest Hills, NY on 1/29/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Kim, Cambria Heights, NY on 12/28/15
English:
Grammar, Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
Regents,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Reading, Spelling

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

The ACT Math section consists of 60 problems which are to be completed in 60 minutes. It includes Trigonometry and Logarithm- topics that are omitted from the current SAT. I have tutored only two students so far, but the results were impressive. One student improved from a 5 to an 8; the other improved from a 7 to a 9. This was due to the different style of tutoring, where I identified weaknesses, and provided guidance, and strategies on how to overcome such weaknesses.

ACT Science

The ACT Science does not require a student to have any prior knowledge of any Science subject. However, students must be able to comprehend passages, and interpret or infer information from graphs and tables. Nevertheless, the most important factor for a student to do well is probably time management - a student has only 35 minutes to answer 40 science questions. To get the student to do well in this section, my tutoring techniques focus on speed reading, identifying keywords, and how to correctly interpret the information that is given.

Algebra 1

For a number of years, I have been teaching/tutoring students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and the more recent Common Core Algebra. Most of my students have excelled at the Regents exam (90+ scores).

Algebra 2

For the last 10 years, I have taught, or tutored students in most areas of Math. Some of my students were high school seniors or first year college students who were taking College Algebra.

Calculus

My qualifications in Calculus include the following.

- I have taught or tutored AP Calculus (AB & BC) to high school juniors and seniors (Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Technical, Brooklyn Friends School). Most obtained 4 or 5.

- I tutored College students (BMCC, Queens College, Stony Brook, Manhattan College, Buffalo University) in Calculus I and II. Most obtained scores of A or B in their college finals.

Chemistry

I have about 10 years experience teaching/ tutoring Chemistry at the following levels:
Regents
SAT II
Honors
AP
General Chemistry I & II

Differential Equations

During my undergraduate years, I took Math courses that involved finding the solutions to differential equations of the linear and non linear type. I obtained A's in these courses. In addition, I have tutored a student from Manhattan College throughout a whole semester, on solving first and second order differential equations of the homogeneous, and non homogeneous types. He ended with an A average for the course.
I have tutored other college students (Queens College, BMCC, Stony Brook) in non- Calculus and Calculus based physics. In the latter, I assisted students in finding solutions to problems involving first and second order differential equations from Mechanics, Gravity, EM Theory (Maxwell's Equations), and LCR circuits. In every case, each student finished his/ her course with either an A or B average.

Elementary Math

For the last three years, I have tutored a brother (presently 5th grade) and his sister (presently 7th grade). The parents love my style of tutoring, and the positive effect I have on their children.
Furthermore, I have taught elementary Math to small classes (5-8 students) of grades 4 and 5 at a tutoring academy during summer school. The reviews I received from the students, and the director of the academy of my style of teaching were very favorable.

Elementary Science

I have worked with students in elementary (grades 2-5) and middle school (grades 6-8), helping them to become proficient in reading, comprehension, science, and math skills. All students showed significant improvement in the subject areas, and went on to do well in the state wide exams. I have even prepared some students for either the SHSAT (grade 7) or the Hunter High School (grade 6) entrance exam.

Geometry

I have been teaching/ tutoring Geometry during the last 10 years, at an after school academy in Bayside. I taught small groups of students (3 - 10), or provided tutoring to individual students. Topics covered included Logic, Geometric proofs, Geometry of the plane, 3-D Geometry, Common Core, etc. There is not one aspect of high school Geometry that I have not taught. Most of my students obtained high scores (90 +) at the Regents examination.

Physical Science

My university studies have been in the Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, and related applied fields).

For this reason, most of my teaching and tutoring experience (over 10 years) has focused on the physical sciences and Math. My techniques allow me to quickly discern a student's weaknesses (most of the time, it is lack of knowledge), and to implement a plan to overcome such weaknesses.

Physics

Within the last five years, I have tutored 6 individual college students in first year college physics. These students were from Stony Brook University, BMCC, Queens College, and Manhattan College. Three obtained B average (initially they were failing); the others A average.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is generally taught in Middle School. I have 10 years of experience teaching or tutoring grade 6 students in Prealgebra. I identify areas where students are weak, and then develop individualized plans to help each student progress to a higher level.

Precalculus

For the last 10 years, I have taught or tutored students in most areas of Math. Most of my students who took Precalculus were high school juniors or seniors. Topics covered included Sequences and Series, Limits, Conic Sections, Sketching graphs, Finding roots of a Polynomial, Complex Numbers, etc.

This was a difficult subject for most of the students. However, with proper guidance on techniques in problem solving, all became adept in mastering challenging problems, and went on to do well in their exams.

Regents

I am very familiar with the Regents curriculum, as I have been teaching it at school (or tutoring privately), for the last ten years. Also, during this period, I have taught (or tutored) the Regents curriculum in Geometry, Algebra II & Trigonometry, Integrated Algebra at the BBS Academy- an after school academy.

SAT Math

For the last 10 years, I have been teaching SAT Math classes at an academy in Bayside, or privately tutoring individual students. Most of my students earned scores between 700 and 800 on the math sections of the SAT exam; a small number of them obtained a perfect 800.

Trigonometry

I have great experience teaching or tutoring Algebra 2 and Trigonometry during the last 8 years. I taught small groups of students (4 - 7), or provided tutoring to individual students. Topics covered included the following: Graphs of Trig. functions, Solving Trig. equations, Proving identities, Unit Circle, Finding areas of intersection of geometric shapes, Equation of the conic section, functions, solving algebraic equations, etc. My method of teaching this subject makes it easy for a student to understand. It is mainly for that reason that most of my students obtained high scores (90 +) at the Regents examination.

University of Guyana
Physics
Imperial College
Master's

Education

University of Guyana (Physics)

Imperial College (Master's)

Very Helpful

Hilton is a very good tutor,m he explained problems very well that I otherwise would not have been able to understand. He made the complex physics and math I was doing much easier.

— Myrtle, Baldwin, NY on 12/8/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

1 hour session = $80 For a group of 2 students - $75 per student/hour 3 students - $70 per student/hour

Travel policy

Hilton will travel within 20 miles of New Rochelle, NY 10801.