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## Kind and knowledgeable

Dana, 10 lessons with TimothyTim is an amazing instructor. Patient, kind, and really smart. My daughter really likes his style and he is very informative. He offered an abundance of tips and covered a wide range of topics in math. I highly recommend him. He is also very flexible. Really the BEST on this site. Thank you.

I am a very patient Math tutor who is dedicated to improving my student's skills. I tutor Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry and Geometry. I have tutored for 21 years. I tutor Math Regents Exams, GED Math, SAT Math, and the Catholic High Schools Entrance Exam. I passed all three parts of The National Teachers Exam on the first attempt. I look forward to the opportunity of making my students better.

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ESL/ESOL,
#### ESL/ESOL

ESL should focus on reading, writing and speaking English. I believe in a pleasant, relaxed approach to make it enjoyable for the learner. If possible, having homework for practice makes the learning more complete.

Grammar,
Proofreading
Elementary (K-6th),
#### Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught grades 4-8 in a general education setting, in a variety of subjects. I also have tutored for 22 years to students in grades 1-6 in Science, Social Studies, Reading, Math, and English. I have obtained "A's" at Baruch College in Educational Psychology and Developmental Psychology. I will be able to tutor K-6 students in the Common Core New York State Curriculum. I believe in incorporating both a whole word and phonics approach to Reading. I specialize in Math, which would provide a solid foundation for more difficult future Math courses.

Elementary Math,
#### Elementary Math

For years I've tutored the operations (addition, etc.), word problems, percents, fractions, and graphs. Even in grammar school, I averaged in the 90's in Math.

Reading,
#### Reading

I believe in mixing a phonics and whole word learning approach. Pronunciation and enunciation are important, but many English words do not follow the rules. Updating a personal vocabulary list is essential to better comprehension. Reading as though you are picturing the scenario on T.V. is helpful, especially since children are visual. Lastly, choosing to read some material that is less interesting can be a good thing, because children are often called upon to read such material, and practice is needed to try and understand less interesting material because it will often appear on special exams.

Spelling,
#### Spelling

I've always been strong in Spelling, averaging 95-100 in grammar school. When I was in the 11th grade, I took a test that placed me at the 4th year of College level (16th grade, 2nd month). I've continued to improve my skill over the years as new words crossed my path.

Study Skills,
#### Study Skills

I believe I have an excellent approach to study skills. It is important to realize that, for both memorization and understanding, information not learned well is easily forgotten. With this in mind, review of material as close as possible to test time is essential. However, early initial preparation is very important too, especially with more difficult subjects. For example, a student might begin study for a test in a difficult subject three days in advance, whereas two days might be sufficient for a test in an easier subject. The review must continue in bits and pieces the closer the test arrives. The ultimate goal is having the material as fresh in the student's mind as possible until test time. Also it is important to remind the student that this approach will eliminate anxiety, because the student is not walking into the test "cold", but truly ready. This will maximize the test results. The key thinking in this approach is that it is very easy for the mind to forget detail, and that a disciplined approach to obtaining results can make all the difference.

Elementary Science,
Grammar,
Vocabulary
English,
#### English

My strengths in English focus on grammar and sentence structure. I incorporate this through paragraphs within compositions, essays, and book reports to create proper written presentations.

ESL/ESOL,
#### ESL/ESOL

ESL should focus on reading, writing and speaking English. I believe in a pleasant, relaxed approach to make it enjoyable for the learner. If possible, having homework for practice makes the learning more complete.

Literature,
#### Literature

I often read American, British and Russian literature, but I donβt limit myself. I enjoy analyzing the plots, and observing any changes in the main characters from the beginning of the story to the end.

Reading,
#### Reading

I believe in mixing a phonics and whole word learning approach. Pronunciation and enunciation are important, but many English words do not follow the rules. Updating a personal vocabulary list is essential to better comprehension. Reading as though you are picturing the scenario on T.V. is helpful, especially since children are visual. Lastly, choosing to read some material that is less interesting can be a good thing, because children are often called upon to read such material, and practice is needed to try and understand less interesting material because it will often appear on special exams.

SAT Reading,
#### SAT Reading

I scored a 640 on the SAT Reading section. I can show students how to read more carefully so that they can retain the information needed to answer questions correctly. I will explain how they should sacrifice a little bit of speed to answer questions more accurately.

SAT Writing,
#### SAT Writing

I scored the equivalent of a 760 on the SAT Writing section of the test. This was mainly due to a strong foundation of grammar and sentence structure, which I can easily teach to my students. I answered about 96% of the multiple choice questions correctly.

Spelling,
#### Spelling

I've always been strong in Spelling, averaging 95-100 in grammar school. When I was in the 11th grade, I took a test that placed me at the 4th year of College level (16th grade, 2nd month). I've continued to improve my skill over the years as new words crossed my path.

Writing,
#### Writing

Before I began teaching in the public schools, I was required to write a critical analysis of an essay. I was asked to do so again when I took The National Teachers Exam. I exceeded the requirements on both occasions. I referred to the main idea at hand, made certain observations, used specific examples to support my observations, and summarized my position in the final paragraph. This approach was more than sufficient to satisfy my critical analysis writing.

ACT Reading,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Social Studies,
#### Social Studies

I achieved a "High" rating in Social Studies on The National Teachers Exam. This meant that for all teachers taking the test, my score fell in the top 25%.

American History,
Geography
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I achieved 100% on the WyzAnt Algebra I Certification Test. I am a patient and dedicated tutor who gives the maximum effort to help my students learn and produce top results.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

My skills include simplifying complex fractions, graphing various algebraic equations for straight lines and curves, and solving complicated word problems algebraically.

Elementary (K-6th),
#### Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught grades 4-8 in a general education setting, in a variety of subjects. I also have tutored for 22 years to students in grades 1-6 in Science, Social Studies, Reading, Math, and English. I have obtained "A's" at Baruch College in Educational Psychology and Developmental Psychology. I will be able to tutor K-6 students in the Common Core New York State Curriculum. I believe in incorporating both a whole word and phonics approach to Reading. I specialize in Math, which would provide a solid foundation for more difficult future Math courses.

English,
#### English

My strengths in English focus on grammar and sentence structure. I incorporate this through paragraphs within compositions, essays, and book reports to create proper written presentations.

ESL/ESOL,
#### ESL/ESOL

ESL should focus on reading, writing and speaking English. I believe in a pleasant, relaxed approach to make it enjoyable for the learner. If possible, having homework for practice makes the learning more complete.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

My geometry skills include, but are not limited to, word problems, solving for area, solving equations related to triangles, rectangles, squares, rhombuses, parallelograms, and trapezoids. I also tutor for two column proofs in logic and geometric proofs.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

My Prealgebra skills include solving algebraic word problems, understanding measures of central tendency (mean, median and mode),and solving for both x and y by various methods(eg., substitution). It also includes using algebra to solve geometry problems, such as finding the missing angle in a triangle.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

I finished with a B average in a rigorous honors class in Precalculus. We focused on minima and maxima points for parabolas, along with the axis of symmetry. In addition, there was a concentration on ellipses, hyperbolas, and circles. Finally, there were reviews of trigonometric functions, and problems of varying directly and inversely.

Reading,
#### Reading

I believe in mixing a phonics and whole word learning approach. Pronunciation and enunciation are important, but many English words do not follow the rules. Updating a personal vocabulary list is essential to better comprehension. Reading as though you are picturing the scenario on T.V. is helpful, especially since children are visual. Lastly, choosing to read some material that is less interesting can be a good thing, because children are often called upon to read such material, and practice is needed to try and understand less interesting material because it will often appear on special exams.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I specialize in Algebra and Geometry, which constitutes the SAT Math portion. I also know shortcuts and tricks that can save time on the test. I also scored a 710 on the SAT Math section.

SAT Reading,
#### SAT Reading

I scored a 640 on the SAT Reading section. I can show students how to read more carefully so that they can retain the information needed to answer questions correctly. I will explain how they should sacrifice a little bit of speed to answer questions more accurately.

Spelling,
#### Spelling

I've always been strong in Spelling, averaging 95-100 in grammar school. When I was in the 11th grade, I took a test that placed me at the 4th year of College level (16th grade, 2nd month). I've continued to improve my skill over the years as new words crossed my path.

Study Skills,
#### Study Skills

I believe I have an excellent approach to study skills. It is important to realize that, for both memorization and understanding, information not learned well is easily forgotten. With this in mind, review of material as close as possible to test time is essential. However, early initial preparation is very important too, especially with more difficult subjects. For example, a student might begin study for a test in a difficult subject three days in advance, whereas two days might be sufficient for a test in an easier subject. The review must continue in bits and pieces the closer the test arrives. The ultimate goal is having the material as fresh in the student's mind as possible until test time. Also it is important to remind the student that this approach will eliminate anxiety, because the student is not walking into the test "cold", but truly ready. This will maximize the test results. The key thinking in this approach is that it is very easy for the mind to forget detail, and that a disciplined approach to obtaining results can make all the difference.

Writing
#### Writing

Before I began teaching in the public schools, I was required to write a critical analysis of an essay. I was asked to do so again when I took The National Teachers Exam. I exceeded the requirements on both occasions. I referred to the main idea at hand, made certain observations, used specific examples to support my observations, and summarized my position in the final paragraph. This approach was more than sufficient to satisfy my critical analysis writing.

ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

I tutor all math from elementary school through precalculus. This prepared me to help students taking ACT Math.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I achieved 100% on the WyzAnt Algebra I Certification Test. I am a patient and dedicated tutor who gives the maximum effort to help my students learn and produce top results.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

My skills include simplifying complex fractions, graphing various algebraic equations for straight lines and curves, and solving complicated word problems algebraically.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

My geometry skills include, but are not limited to, word problems, solving for area, solving equations related to triangles, rectangles, squares, rhombuses, parallelograms, and trapezoids. I also tutor for two column proofs in logic and geometric proofs.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

My Prealgebra skills include solving algebraic word problems, understanding measures of central tendency (mean, median and mode),and solving for both x and y by various methods(eg., substitution). It also includes using algebra to solve geometry problems, such as finding the missing angle in a triangle.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

I finished with a B average in a rigorous honors class in Precalculus. We focused on minima and maxima points for parabolas, along with the axis of symmetry. In addition, there was a concentration on ellipses, hyperbolas, and circles. Finally, there were reviews of trigonometric functions, and problems of varying directly and inversely.

SAT Math
#### SAT Math

I specialize in Algebra and Geometry, which constitutes the SAT Math portion. I also know shortcuts and tricks that can save time on the test. I also scored a 710 on the SAT Math section.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I achieved 100% on the WyzAnt Algebra I Certification Test. I am a patient and dedicated tutor who gives the maximum effort to help my students learn and produce top results.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

My skills include simplifying complex fractions, graphing various algebraic equations for straight lines and curves, and solving complicated word problems algebraically.

Elementary (K-6th),
#### Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught grades 4-8 in a general education setting, in a variety of subjects. I also have tutored for 22 years to students in grades 1-6 in Science, Social Studies, Reading, Math, and English. I have obtained "A's" at Baruch College in Educational Psychology and Developmental Psychology. I will be able to tutor K-6 students in the Common Core New York State Curriculum. I believe in incorporating both a whole word and phonics approach to Reading. I specialize in Math, which would provide a solid foundation for more difficult future Math courses.

English,
#### English

My strengths in English focus on grammar and sentence structure. I incorporate this through paragraphs within compositions, essays, and book reports to create proper written presentations.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

My geometry skills include, but are not limited to, word problems, solving for area, solving equations related to triangles, rectangles, squares, rhombuses, parallelograms, and trapezoids. I also tutor for two column proofs in logic and geometric proofs.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

My Prealgebra skills include solving algebraic word problems, understanding measures of central tendency (mean, median and mode),and solving for both x and y by various methods(eg., substitution). It also includes using algebra to solve geometry problems, such as finding the missing angle in a triangle.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

I finished with a B average in a rigorous honors class in Precalculus. We focused on minima and maxima points for parabolas, along with the axis of symmetry. In addition, there was a concentration on ellipses, hyperbolas, and circles. Finally, there were reviews of trigonometric functions, and problems of varying directly and inversely.

Study Skills,
#### Study Skills

I believe I have an excellent approach to study skills. It is important to realize that, for both memorization and understanding, information not learned well is easily forgotten. With this in mind, review of material as close as possible to test time is essential. However, early initial preparation is very important too, especially with more difficult subjects. For example, a student might begin study for a test in a difficult subject three days in advance, whereas two days might be sufficient for a test in an easier subject. The review must continue in bits and pieces the closer the test arrives. The ultimate goal is having the material as fresh in the student's mind as possible until test time. Also it is important to remind the student that this approach will eliminate anxiety, because the student is not walking into the test "cold", but truly ready. This will maximize the test results. The key thinking in this approach is that it is very easy for the mind to forget detail, and that a disciplined approach to obtaining results can make all the difference.

Writing
#### Writing

Before I began teaching in the public schools, I was required to write a critical analysis of an essay. I was asked to do so again when I took The National Teachers Exam. I exceeded the requirements on both occasions. I referred to the main idea at hand, made certain observations, used specific examples to support my observations, and summarized my position in the final paragraph. This approach was more than sufficient to satisfy my critical analysis writing.

Psychology

Study Skills
#### Study Skills

I believe I have an excellent approach to study skills. It is important to realize that, for both memorization and understanding, information not learned well is easily forgotten. With this in mind, review of material as close as possible to test time is essential. However, early initial preparation is very important too, especially with more difficult subjects. For example, a student might begin study for a test in a difficult subject three days in advance, whereas two days might be sufficient for a test in an easier subject. The review must continue in bits and pieces the closer the test arrives. The ultimate goal is having the material as fresh in the student's mind as possible until test time. Also it is important to remind the student that this approach will eliminate anxiety, because the student is not walking into the test "cold", but truly ready. This will maximize the test results. The key thinking in this approach is that it is very easy for the mind to forget detail, and that a disciplined approach to obtaining results can make all the difference.

Baseball
#### Baseball

I have played baseball for many years, and have been a fan of the game for even longer. I am very adept on rules and strategies, as well as techniques. In just hitting alone, I taught my son the process for hitting a baseball, and he became skillful at it.

GED,
#### GED

I excel in Algebra, Geometry, and Social Studies. I also specialize in Writing, including essays, grammar, and sentence structure.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I specialize in Algebra and Geometry, which constitutes the SAT Math portion. I also know shortcuts and tricks that can save time on the test. I also scored a 710 on the SAT Math section.

Writing
#### Writing

Before I began teaching in the public schools, I was required to write a critical analysis of an essay. I was asked to do so again when I took The National Teachers Exam. I exceeded the requirements on both occasions. I referred to the main idea at hand, made certain observations, used specific examples to support my observations, and summarized my position in the final paragraph. This approach was more than sufficient to satisfy my critical analysis writing.

ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

I tutor all math from elementary school through precalculus. This prepared me to help students taking ACT Math.

COOP/HSPT,
#### COOP/HSPT

I have taught the COOP exam to an 8th grade class, and have tutored the SHSAT individually. My plans for both tests are to review answers to questions thoroughly, even explaining why other answers may be wrong, when appropriate. I also discuss strategies for taking the exam, which I sometimes find almost as important as knowing the material.

GED,
#### GED

I excel in Algebra, Geometry, and Social Studies. I also specialize in Writing, including essays, grammar, and sentence structure.

ISEE,
#### ISEE

I have taught the COOP Exam to 8th graders. I have done very well on the SHSAT practice exams. I know that the ISEE is a similar type of test, and so I have no concerns about knowing the material. I think I would do an excellent job tutoring the exam.

PSAT,
#### PSAT

I have tutored numerous students for each part of the SAT. I am strong particularly in Math and Writing. This is because of an excellent background in grammar, sentence structure, Algebra, and Geometry.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I specialize in Algebra and Geometry, which constitutes the SAT Math portion. I also know shortcuts and tricks that can save time on the test. I also scored a 710 on the SAT Math section.

SAT Reading,
#### SAT Reading

I scored a 640 on the SAT Reading section. I can show students how to read more carefully so that they can retain the information needed to answer questions correctly. I will explain how they should sacrifice a little bit of speed to answer questions more accurately.

SAT Writing,
#### SAT Writing

I scored the equivalent of a 760 on the SAT Writing section of the test. This was mainly due to a strong foundation of grammar and sentence structure, which I can easily teach to my students. I answered about 96% of the multiple choice questions correctly.

SSAT,
#### SSAT

I have regularly and successfully tutored students for specialized tests, including the SSAT, that include Algebra and Geometry.

ACT Reading,
TOEFL
Timothy has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **103 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Yes. Timothy is kind, has great energy to deliver the message as well is patient.

Timothy reviewed Square root equations and we moved into science. He made certain I was clear on the previous math class before we moved into sciences. In Science, we have covered the properties of stars, which was very cool.

Sebastian, 22 lessons with TimothyTutor responded:Thanks Sebastian for your reflection on the lesson. I am glad youβre satisfied with the approach we took on the square roots. I am also pleased you enjoyed the lesson on the stars. It really is a fascinating topic.

## great teacher, very patient

My son enjoys his tutoring lessons he explains in a way that is understandable for my son. I know he is catching on because he asks for more knowledge:)

Teresa, 4 lessons with Timothy

## great teacher, very patient

My son enjoys his tutoring lessons he explains in a way that is understandable for my son. I know he is catching on because he asks for more knowledge:)

Teresa, 4 lessons with TimothyTutor responded:Thanks, Teresa. I am glad that Dustanβs motivated to learn more. That lets me know that I am accomplishing what I want to- helping him to feel positive about his work so that he can be a better student.

## Incredibly patient and knowledgeable tutor who listens really well

Tim is patient, he listens really well and is so kind when he helps my son with his math. Tim prepped my son for a high school entrance exam and he did homework with my son twice a week. My son's grade in math was an A while he worked with Mr. Tim. I highly recommend him and will go back for more tutoring the next time we need him.

Kerry, 7 lessons with TimothyTutor responded:Thanks for your kind comments, Kerry. I would look forward to working with your son should the opportunity arise again.

## Math tutor amazing

Great teacher, very patient and polite! My daughter said , she feels comfortable and understands his way of teaching. Very excited to continue to achieve math knowledge from Timothy C

Maryana, 12 lessons with TimothyTutor responded:Thanks for the uplifting words. I want to help Maryana reach her math potential. I enjoy teaching her.

## Math tutor amazing

Great teacher, very patient and polite! My daughter said , she feels comfortable and understands his way of teaching. Very excited to continue to achieve math knowledge from Timothy C

Maryana, 12 lessons with Timothy

## Pre Allegra

Tim is an excellent tutor. My daughter finds him to be kind, patient and teachers her in a style that works best for her learning needs. I highly recommend him.

Den, 43 lessons with TimothyTutor responded:Thank you, Denise! It is a pleasure to work with Carley and you to bring out the best of her ability. It is great to see her making progress. I look forward to continuing work with her to make her the best that she can be.

## Math tutor amazing

Great teacher, very patient and polite! My daughter said , she feels comfortable and understands his way of teaching. Very excited to continue to achieve math knowledge from Timothy C

Maryana, 12 lessons with Timothy

## Math tutor amazing