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Wesley L.

New York, NY

$170/hour

Premier MIT Math Tutor and SHSAT/SAT/ACT Specialist

Background check passed as of 9/10/15
5.0 average from 180 ratings
Excellent SAT and GRE tutor!
— Rebecca, Ridgewood, NY on 10/20/14

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Math

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Math)

About Wesley

Hi, my name is Wesley. Having attended both Stuyvesant High School and MIT, I am available to tutor in a variety of math subjects as well as standardized test preparation (see below for list).

I have more than 8 years of teaching experience, being a volunteer teacher at the Salvation Army, SCORE! coach, SAT tutor at AIM Academy, and private tutoring with middle school, high school, college, and adult students. Math has always been my passion, and I tailor my teaching methods to best match each individual student. Through my experience, I know which tutoring strategies work and which just create busywork. Additionally, I can also recommend which books and study guides to use and how to best prepare for the specific exam.

Most importantly, I will teach a student how to attack the problem and how to think of the solution. Anyone can pick up study guides and practice exam books and go through it while checking their work with solutions at the back. However, the book doesn't tell you what you are doing wrong or how to improve yourself. If you want to be sure to do well on your first attempt, I will teach you how to approach problems, techniques, timing and approaches that cannot be found in any one single study guide but rather a compilation of years of experience and expertise.

I have tutored students in many schools and colleges including but not limited to the following:
Middle School: Dwight, Baruch, St. Bernard, Hunter
High School: Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, St. Ann's, Riverdale, Horace Mann, Avenues, Dalton, UNIS, Andover
Colleges: NYU, Columbia, UChicago, Cornell, MIT.

I look forward to hearing from you!

P.S. My areas of expertise include Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus (AP & college level), IB Math SL & HL, and Multivariate Calculus. I can also help you prepare for the Regents, SHSAT, SSAT, PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT Math Level I & II, and GRE.

Past Test Scores:
SAT CR/M/W - 800/800/770
GRE Math 170
AP Calculus BC 5
SAT Math Level I 780
SAT Math Level II 800
All 3 Math Regents 100

UPDATE - To maximize the effectiveness of my tutoring and individual attention I can provide, I am currently accepting only one more new student until end of November 2015. Please feel free to ask me about summer math acceleration programs.
Hi, my name is Wesley. Having attended both Stuyvesant High School and MIT, I am available to tutor in a variety of math subjects as well as standardized test preparation (see below for list).

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

-$170/hr student location -$140/hr tutor location -$125/hr online -extra $30/hr for SHSAT/SSAT/ISEE, SAT/ACT, GRE -Cancellation fee will be assessed for full lesson if less than 24 hours notice.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10002
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"Excellent SAT and GRE tutor!"

- Rebecca, Ridgewood, NY on 10/20/14

"Tremendous!"

- Theresa, Oakland Gardens, NY on 1/19/16

"Great Geometry Tutor"

- Robin, Brooklyn, NY on 4/24/15

"Very satisfied!"

- Paulette, New York, NY on 12/2/14

"Excellent tutor extremely knowledgeable!"

- CHRIS, New York, NY on 10/29/14

"Reliable and Patient"

- RAQUEL, New York, NY on 10/24/14

"Excellent and Conscientious Tutor"

- Doug, Brooklyn, NY on 7/18/14

"Articulate, calm and patient tutor."

- Tia (student), New York, NY on 11/11/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, COOP/HSPT, GED, GRE, PSAT, Regents,
SAT Math,
SSAT
History:
European History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Calculus

Calculus uses simple concepts to solve problems that would be impossibly tedious to do using the classical techniques. Building a strong Calculus foundation is extremely helpful to many professions, especially engineers. Over the years, I have helped many confused high school and college students realize that Calculus is much simpler than most of the math that they have seen before. I have a few testimonials from such students.

Regents

I have taken the Regents with the following grades during high school:
Chemistry - 95
Physics - 98
Biology - 96
Trigonometry, Geometry, Algebra - 98, 97, 98
US History - 100
English - 93

Though I am most comfortable with Math, I am fully confident in my ability to teach any or all of these Regent exams. In addition, I am experienced with the Regents testing format. Some subjects like US History have questions that are primarily reading comprehension based and do not actually require knowledge of historical events. I believe the format of the Regents is less rigorous than other standardized testing and thus there are more testing taking techniques that can be used.

SAT Math

In addition to having taken the SAT and scoring in the 99th percentile, I have also taught summer classes for SAT at AIM Academy for 3 summers along with 4 years of SAT one on one tutoring. I feel very comfortable with explaining both the subject material and special test taking techniques throughout the test. I tailor my lessons to help students reach their score goals and will be very frank on how to do so.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Math

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Math)

Excellent SAT and GRE tutor! — I hired Wesley in 2009 to help my daughter prepare for the SAT and we couldn't have been happier with the results. When Wesley started tutoring my daughter, her score was in the mid 1700s, and after weekly sessions with Wesley, she got a 2130. It was a great improvement thanks to Wesley's personalized tutoring sessions. Wesley was professional, patient and punctual. He customized each lesson to s ...

— Rebecca, Ridgewood, NY on 10/20/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $170.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

-$170/hr student location -$140/hr tutor location -$125/hr online -extra $30/hr for SHSAT/SSAT/ISEE, SAT/ACT, GRE -Cancellation fee will be assessed for full lesson if less than 24 hours notice.

Travel policy

Wesley will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10002.