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Steven W.

Experienced tutor specializing in test preparation

Experienced tutor specializing in test preparation

$60/hour

  • 3 hours tutoring

  • Sunnyside Sunnyside, NY 11104

About Steven


Bio

I have been working professionally as a tutor for over 5 years. I own a tutoring company, and I am also the head tutor at a medium-sized tutoring company in Brooklyn which specializes in test prep. I have a B.S. in Mathematics, B.S. in Physics, a B.A. in Religion, and am currently working towards my Masters in Pure Mathematics. Over the past five years, I have worked with hundreds of different students and have never failed to produce results for those students.

I primarily teach high-school...

I have been working professionally as a tutor for over 5 years. I own a tutoring company, and I am also the head tutor at a medium-sized tutoring company in Brooklyn which specializes in test prep. I have a B.S. in Mathematics, B.S. in Physics, a B.A. in Religion, and am currently working towards my Masters in Pure Mathematics. Over the past five years, I have worked with hundreds of different students and have never failed to produce results for those students.

I primarily teach high-school and introductory-level college courses in Physics and Math, with a focus on SAT and ACT math. I have covered entire courses with students, building curriculum from the ground up designed to achieve student goals. I assign and grade homework every session, and adapt my sessions to the student as I identify their strengths and weaknesses.

While I can teach entire courses at the high-school and college level, I specialize in test preparation, and am particularly prepared to help students achieve highly on standardized tests such as the Regents, SAT and SAT II subject tests, and Advanced Placement exams. To this end, I take the time to focus on the mechanics of test-taking, and my students develop strategies that allow them to effectively navigate the test formats. I love tutoring because when I see my students become empowered through their newfound comprehension of these subjects, I get to see them transform as individuals. I believe that performing well on tests is a vital part of developing confidence in oneself, and to that end, I want my students to know that they can be high-achievers - even if they have not been in the past.

As my primary subject, I have a passion for physics and always work to build student interest in the subject. Understanding physics requires the focus and confidence that curiosity provides, and I build my courses with the idea of discovery in mind. As much as possible, I show how concepts relate to one another, and I use a few basic ideas to develop an understanding of all other concepts. My approach to physics is thus concept first, reinforced through related problem sets that I develop for the student.

The best way to get better at testing, is to practice test-taking skills. These techniques form a skill-set which is often neglected in school, but it vital to academic success. During test preparation, I help students learn about how to approach tests themselves, and how to play dirty when it comes to tests (without cheating, of course).

Overall, I am a very enthusiastic person who believes that tutors responsibility to build not just knowledge, but also interest in the subject. To that end, I try to be fun and entertaining, while at the same time imparting an understanding of the topic to the student.


Education

Hunter College
Physics, Mathematics, Religion
Hunter College
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Travel policy: Within 2 miles of Sunnyside, NY 11104
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/20/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT, Statistics

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I have tutored many students in Common Core material. I have read in-depth about the changes between common core and regents, and I understand the way that students must think to succeed on the Common Core. I've taught common core at every level, particularly in Math, but also in English as well.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science

English

SAT Reading

History

Philosophy

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been working with students for Algebra I for 5+ years, and I know how the test has transformed from the Regents to Common Core curriculum. I am able to build up students skills so that they ace Algebra I and do well in future math courses as well!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been tutoring students in SAT Math for several years, and have ALWAYS produced positive score increases. I teach SAT content, and can cover all topics from the ground up, but I also teach the mindset that's required to ace the test. The SAT is a beatable test, and I promise that you will do better on it than you thought possible.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Reading, Statistics

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been working with students for Algebra I for 5+ years, and I know how the test has transformed from the Regents to Common Core curriculum. I am able to build up students skills so that they ace Algebra I and do well in future math courses as well!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been tutoring students in SAT Math for several years, and have ALWAYS produced positive score increases. I teach SAT content, and can cover all topics from the ground up, but I also teach the mindset that's required to ace the test. The SAT is a beatable test, and I promise that you will do better on it than you thought possible.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been working with students for Algebra I for 5+ years, and I know how the test has transformed from the Regents to Common Core curriculum. I am able to build up students skills so that they ace Algebra I and do well in future math courses as well!
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Other

Philosophy

Science

ACT Science, Philosophy, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been working with students for Algebra I for 5+ years, and I know how the test has transformed from the Regents to Common Core curriculum. I am able to build up students skills so that they ace Algebra I and do well in future math courses as well!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been tutoring students in SAT Math for several years, and have ALWAYS produced positive score increases. I teach SAT content, and can cover all topics from the ground up, but I also teach the mindset that's required to ace the test. The SAT is a beatable test, and I promise that you will do better on it than you thought possible.
Algebra 2, Calculus, GED, Geometry, Physics, Statistics

Test Preparation

Common Core,

Common Core

I have tutored many students in Common Core material. I have read in-depth about the changes between common core and regents, and I understand the way that students must think to succeed on the Common Core. I've taught common core at every level, particularly in Math, but also in English as well.
Regents,

Regents

I have tutored students personally in the Regents for both Physics and Algebra II/Trig. In preparing for the Regents, I focus only the things that will be on the exam, and assign lots of drills for homework. I take real Regents questions from the tests they post online and have students go through 30-40 of these questions in weak areas. I also spend time on topics that is proportional to the occurrence of the topic on the exam, so that we can maximize the benefit of the session with the little time we have. I also design long-term curriculum plans for students when possible to show them how "on-track" we are.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been tutoring students in SAT Math for several years, and have ALWAYS produced positive score increases. I teach SAT content, and can cover all topics from the ground up, but I also teach the mindset that's required to ace the test. The SAT is a beatable test, and I promise that you will do better on it than you thought possible.
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading

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Very impressed with the 1st visit

I feel we are very lucky to have found Steve. He was very attentive with my daughter and interested in learning more about her academics, strengths and weaknesses. My daughter felt very confident about his knowledge and the way he has to teach the concepts. I've been on and off with many other tutors for short periods of time and I was looking forward to find one that could stay for longer and be reliable. Thank you, Steve.

Annelisse, 1 lesson with Steven
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$60/hour

Steven W.

$60/hour

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Response time: 16 hours