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Wesley L.

Premier MIT Math Tutor and SHSAT/SAT/ACT Specialist

Premier MIT Math Tutor and SHSAT/SAT/ACT Specialist

$240/hour

  • 741 hours tutoring

  • Civic Center New York, NY 10002

About Wesley


Bio

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...

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 prefer giving students multiple approaches and outlook to a problem so they understand the concept as well as the best method to solve the problem efficiently.

Perhaps makes me different than other teachers with higher degrees is my ability to relate to students and engage them as a supportive mentor in addition to helping them grasp the material.

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

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 IB Economics SL & HL. I can also help you prepare for the Regents, SHSAT, SSAT, ISEE, 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 May 2019. Please feel free to ask me about summer math acceleration programs.


Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Math

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $240
  • Rate details: -$300/hr student location -$240/hr tutor location or online -Cancellation fee will be assessed for full lesson if less than 24 hours notice.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/10/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Grammar, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar

English

Grammar

History

European History, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Calculus,

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.
SAT Math,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Math

Calculus,

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.
SAT Math,

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.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Other

Government & Politics

Science

Chemistry, Physics

Summer

Calculus,

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.
SAT Math,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, GED, Geometry, Physics, Statistics

Test Preparation

Regents,

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,

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.
ACT Math, GED, GRE, PSAT, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Tremendous!

My son is very happy working with Wesley. It has been a relief to have someone that he can count on to go over the topics that the teachers at school rush through. It has been a breeze working with him via Skype. Saves us all so much travel time. Thank you to Wesley!

Theresa, 32 lessons with Wesley

Great Geometry Tutor

Wesley has been superb. He explains the subject matter thoroughly and clearly. He is serious, but also has a nice sense of humor. My son is very happy that he is working with Wesley. Wesley is super smart, a great teacher, organized, purposeful, very professional, and reliable. We are delighted.

Robin, 8 lessons with Wesley

Very satisfied!

Wesley is doing a wonderful job with my daughter. He is patient, kind, well prepared and well organized. He is easy to reach, and always responds to a text or email. It is a pleasure working with him.

Paulette, 22 lessons with Wesley

Excellent tutor extremely knowledgeable!

I have a serious lack of mathematical skill. Wesley is excellent at breaking things down in an easy to understand way. He is very patient, knows many tricks to help you understand complex mathematical calculations. He takes his time and makes sure that you understand each concept prior to moving on to more complex mathematical solutions. I highly recommend him!

CHRIS, 16 lessons with Wesley

Reliable and Patient

My daughter was having difficulties with 9th grade geometry. After a couple of lessons with Wesley, she recovered her confidence and has improved her math skills. We are very happy to have met Wesley, he is always on time, patient, and eager to help a confused student.

RAQUEL, 4 lessons with Wesley

Excellent and Conscientious Tutor

Wesley was an excellent tutor in AP Calculus AB. He was well prepared, extremely diligent, and patient. He is very good at explaining complex math concepts. He provided review work and sample exams that helped deepen understanding and build confidence in the subject. With the benefit of his hard work and academic support, test studying and practice translated into a stellar performance on the exam.

Doug, 4 lessons with Wesley

Articulate, calm and patient tutor.

I was very pleased with Wesley's work as he is conscientious and professional. My daughter found his explanations to be clear and concise, as a result she understood the lesson well.

Tia (student), 15 lessons with Wesley

$240/hour

Wesley L.

$240/hour

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