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Jake B.

New York, NY

$59/hour

College-Educated, Flexible, and Reliable Math Tutor

800+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/28/16
5.0 average from 166 ratings
Exceptional tutor.
— Jie Hua, New York, NY on 2/16/17

$59/Hour


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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
Applied Mathematics

Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) (Applied Mathematics)

About Jake

When I became a college student, I was offered a position at my University's math tutoring center. Because of my previous experiences as a tutor, I was up for the new challenge. During my Sophomore year, I became a Teacher's Assistant working in classes of 25-40 students.

Throughout my various experiences, I learned that I had a knack for figuring out the way people think and what methods help certain people grasp a new concept best. A problem facing many students in Math is that a majority to not have a complete understanding of the prerequisite material, which is partially the fault of many unconcerned teachers.

Not only do I enjoy helping students grasp new understandings of this material, but I also genuinely enjoy helping people learn about a subject that I am passionate about. It's great to be able to see my students improve their skills, while succeeding in subjects they might've had doubts on.

No-one genuinely hates math. The way that it was taught to you is a different story, however. Each person learns math differently, so they need to be able to find a way that connects the dots for them. Being a good tutor is the ability to not make a one-size fits all approach but rather to cater to each individual and make personalized plans for each student.

I look forward to working with you!

Policies:

1. Unless a lesson has been scheduled through Wyzant's calendar, we do not have a lesson.

2. I plan my schedule in advance and commit myself to every booking fully, so payment is required for the entire time booked (plus any additional time), even if the booking ends early.

3. I have a 1-hour minimum. Discounts can be added for longer/online lessons.
When I became a college student, I was offered a position at my University's math tutoring center. Because of my previous experiences as a tutor, I was up for the new challenge. During my Sophomore year, I became a Teacher's Assistant working in classes of 25-40 students.

Throughout my various experiences, I learned that I had a knack
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Multiple students at the same time: 2x regular rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10019
Background Check: Passed

"Exceptional tutor."

- Jie Hua, New York, NY on 2/16/17

"First lesson"

- Archie, New York, NY on 12/1/17

"Knowledgeable and helpful."

- Marek, New York, NY on 11/18/17

"Great!"

- Kourtney, New York, NY on 11/5/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Lucia, New York, NY on 10/20/17

"Patient, Capable Tutor"

- Robert, New York, NY on 8/1/17

"Patient & Knowledgeable"

- Isabelle, New York, NY on 5/24/17

"Amazing!"

- Sarah, Long Island City, NY on 5/11/17

"Helpful College Freshman Math Tutor"

- Hedi, Westport, CT on 5/8/17

"Unbelievable"

- Nelson, New York, NY on 1/23/17

"Super helpful tutor!"

- Karen, New York, NY on 1/18/17
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Computer:
MATLAB
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Calculus

I've been helping engineering students master calculus for over four years, and studied the subject from many different angles. I've studied and tutored courses such as Calculus 1, 2 and 3, Multivariable Calculus, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations, Advanced Calculus, and Analysis 1 and 2. It's the subject I've spent the most time tutoring on, and I feel I can help anyone succeed in it.

Differential Equations

Much of my undergraduate degree has been focused on courses in or related to differential equations and how to solve them. Also, going to, as well as working in the math tutoring center of, an engineering school (where students use differential equations on a regular basis for the work) has given me quite a bit of practice in teaching and tutoring on the subject. My course work on differential equations includes Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Methods for non-linear Partial Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and Fluid Dynamics.

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
Applied Mathematics

Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) (Applied Mathematics)

Exceptional tutor.

My daughter has had three sessions with Jake. She needed help with her AP Calculus curriculum. Her teacher in high school has good intentions, yet for some reason, cannot seem to actually teach. Calculus is way out of my league. So we called on Jake. He is patient, wise beyond his years, and able to communicate calculus to my daughter in a way that allows her to discover solutions on her own. He i

— Jie Hua, New York, NY on 2/16/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $59.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Multiple students at the same time: 2x regular rate.

Travel policy

Jake will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10019.