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Raymond S.

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About Raymond

I have had to teach technical job skills as well as critical thinking skills to my staff. In my spare time, I serve as an Assistant Instructor in Kendo, the art of Japanese Fencing and have done so for over 20 years. I have learned and taught the valuable lessons of discipline, motivation and perseverance leading to good results.

My undergraduate work was in the area of Economics and Public Policy. I would be well suited for an introductory courses in economics. I loved math in high school. Business related courses are another area where my background might be of some use. It’s really a function of your needs and my ability to fill that gap.

Additionally, I have the desire to help nourish fertile minds with the good study habits that will be necessary for their future success. I can teach more specialized courses but again it relates to what you may be looking for.

I am a product of the New York City school system. I graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School. My undergraduate degree is from Cornell University. I did my graduate work at Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

I believe everyone has the ability to learn. They just need the right teachers to motivate them!
I have had to teach technical job skills as well as critical thinking skills to my staff. In my spare time, I serve as an Assistant Instructor in Kendo, the art of Japanese Fencing and have done so for over 20 years. I have learned and Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of Woodhaven, NY 11421
In-person lessons
Algebra 1,
Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Career Development,
Economics, Finance
Algebra 1,
Calculus, Economics, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
Martial Arts
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
Economics, Finance,

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Algebra 1

Algebra forms the foundation for all the future math and understanding of relationships between independent and dependent variables. It the essential that students understand these concepts if they are to advance.

I vividly recall my own experiences coping with these subjects when in high school. It's is all about understanding where they can take you. Let me show you how to get there.


The ASVAB tests four critical areas -- Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge. Your score determines whether you're qualified to enlist in the U.S. military.

Your scores in the other areas of the ASVAB will determine how qualified you are for certain military occupational specialties and Enlistment Bonuses. A high score will improve your chances of getting the specialty/job and signing bonus you want.

Scoring high on the ASVAB will require study and concentration. Don't skimp on preparing for this test. Preparation is the key to any successful endeavor!


I have over 30 years of experience as a businessman and entrepreneur. I have successfully managed several businesses, ranging from restaurants (as a side line) to the financial services area (financial advisory, management consulting, wealth management). I have mentored, trained and continue to train others in all aspects of business.

Career Development

I have over 30 years of experience as a businessman and entrepreneur. I am well versed in all aspects of career development ranging from targeting specific industries, to resume writing, to helping prepare for interviews to researching salary details and possible negotiation as well as assessing the core skills necessary to make a candidate suitable for particular careers.


A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Business, I have more than 30 years of experience in the areas of finance and capital markets.

I have worked as an institutional portfolio manager, creating and managing equity portfolios for corporate pension plans and state and municipal retirement funds. As an entrepreneur I have created and run my own business and trained others to better serve customer needs.

I have been involved at one time or another and managed just about every phase of the investment business ranging from development to client servicing to compliance to product marketing to stock selection and risk management. Its not a job to me, it’s a passion!


I realize the importance of having a good foundation in life. The GED is one barrier that must be crossed in order to open numerous opportunities for better employment and advanced education.

I am here to help you accomplish these. My specialty is math but I am also good when it comes to reading and writing skills. My high school and early college background was in science and engineering subjects.


Basic mathematics and pre-algebra are the stepping stones to more advanced mathematical learning.
Everyone in today's society should possess a basic understanding of mathematics concepts and operations.
Learning math can be a daunting task when you do not have the right tools or the right materials, especially if you grew up believing that math is hard and that you will never understand it.
Math is like a pyramid. Every new skill requires an understanding of prerequisites to do well. By the same token, before learning pre-algebra, a good understanding of basic mathematics is important. And before learning algebra, a solid understanding of pre-algebra is a must.

"We can see the stars and the heavens, but in order to get there we first have to understand the math."


Precalculus, an advanced form of secondary school algebra, is a foundational mathematical discipline. It prepares students for calculus the same way as prealgebra prepares students for Algebra I. While prealgebra teaches students many different fundamental algebra topics, precalculus does not involve calculus, but explores topics that will be applied in calculus.

Learning precalculus is an important step students must master before they move on to calculus and other forms of higher math. The concepts learned in precalculus are essential for careers in engineering, mathematics, the hard sciences, finance and some design fields.

Precalculus can be difficult for many students, but like anything, it can be overcome. It starts with a desire to want to conquer it!


When considering a proofreader, you will want someone how understands the basics of writing.

Proofreading entails catching the spelling and grammatical errors of the piece. It also is about correcting problems with the flow of the piece, the tone of the piece, the layout and even fixing mistakes with facts.

Early in my career I worked with the editorial staff of a major Wall Street firm. We were responsible for publishing articles and specialized business reports on a weekly basis. Today, in addition to my regular work, I submit to several blogs on topics ranging from business subjects and poetry. I have also worked on resume review and enhancement.


Developing strong writing skills are important for a number of reasons. They are necessary be effective in completing written homework and college papers. They facilitate communicating via email with instructors and with classmates on group projects and teamwork. They are critical, as employers commonly want employees with strong written communication skills.

Most importantly, writing skills are important in helping to convey one’s thoughts- for better school performance, for help in getting that new job, for better job performance and in general, for improved communication.

Today, I actively write for business, for pleasure and to aide those in need of help in with their writing skills.

I also strongly suggest everyone obtain a copy of The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. While it was written around 1918, it still serves a guide in proper usage in literature, composition and grammar. This will help you throughout your life.

Cornell University
Columbia University


Cornell University (Economics )

Columbia University (MBA)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Raymond will travel within 10 miles of Woodhaven, NY 11421.

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