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Isaac S.

Graduate student who is prepared to tutor

Graduate student who is prepared to tutor

$50/hour

About Isaac


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I am a College graduate (Yeshiva University) who majored in philosophy and math. I have also received a masters in math (Yeshiva University). I am currently a math PhD candidate at Penn State.

For the past couple of years I have been tutoring college and post-high school students in logic, set theory, epistemology, metaphysics, modal logic, philosophy of law, algebra 1 and 2, calc 1, 2 and 3. Advanced calc 1 and 2, modern algebra, ACT, SAT and many other subjects. I'm currently also...

I am a College graduate (Yeshiva University) who majored in philosophy and math. I have also received a masters in math (Yeshiva University). I am currently a math PhD candidate at Penn State.

For the past couple of years I have been tutoring college and post-high school students in logic, set theory, epistemology, metaphysics, modal logic, philosophy of law, algebra 1 and 2, calc 1, 2 and 3. Advanced calc 1 and 2, modern algebra, ACT, SAT and many other subjects. I'm currently also teaching two geometry classes in high school and a multivariable calculus class in college. I also do some research in the areas of dynamical systems and K-theory.

When tutoring I prefer doing a very small amount of questions very carefully so that students understand the intuitions behind the math and don’t just memorize steps for how to solve problems. First, I believe that this helps students memorize the steps, makes the learning experience much more entertaining and builds mathematical creativity. In fact, after a deep intuition of the math is achieved one should be able to come up with the steps for solving a problem on one’s own. You might think that this approach takes a lot of time and provides superfluous information, especially for those who do not want to understand math and just want to use it (or pass a test), but it is my honest belief that this approach will not only help students learn math in a deeper manner but is also the fastest and most efficient way for memorizing formulas and steps for solving mathematical problems.

Often students believe that they understand the mathematical concepts very well but struggle with specific questions. This normally happens when details of the concepts are missing and so my job is to try and figure out what parts of the mathematical concepts are being misunderstood and then explain the concepts in a more nuanced manner. My ultimate goal is to teach students what mistakes they made without actually pointing out the mistakes. I do this by strengthening their understanding and asking them questions about their approach for solving the problem, questions which, ideally, motivates their realization of the mistakes.

I love math and I love explaining math to people.


Education

Yeshiva University
Math and Philosophy
Yeshiva University
Masters

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Business

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Philosophy

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have taken a differential equations class, a elliptical partial differential equations (graduate class), advanced calc classes and I'm currently taking a chaos theory class. Also, in a network science class I used mathematica to numerical solve differential equations involved in the SIS model for the spread of disease. Currently I'm writing a paper on fixed points, which have a lot to do with solving differential equations. I have also tutored students in the subject.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have taken a graduate class on network science and I have read a lot about graph theory. I am also currently doing research (with a professor) on different topics in topology and fixed point theorems and most of what I'm doing involves some application of Sperner's lemma, which is a combinatorial problem in geometry (we are hoping to publish). I'm also currently taking a class on computability theory (graduate class) and I have taken two classes on logic, one class on set theory and a class on probability theory, which involves combinatorics. (I have also taken a class on abstract algebra).
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have taken many classes relevant to linear algebra, including linear algebra, modern algebra 1 and 2, and advanced calculus 1 and 2. I have helped many students in advanced calculus and modern algebra. I am a graduate student at Yeshiva University majoring math.
Logic,

Logic

I have taken three college classes in logic, one in propositional and predicate logic, the second in advanced logic (modal logic and completeness and soundness) and the third in axiomatic set theory. I have also taken two classes in real real analysis, a subject which requires some logic. I have been tutoring college students for the past two years in all of these subjects. My methods of teaching involve building a strong intuition for how proofs are done in logic and going through as many problems as I can.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

Philosophy

Science

Philosophy

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (32 ratings)
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Reviews

Amazingly Smart Tutor

Isaac had a stunning math acumen. He explained all the concepts super well and could teach stuff on the fly.

Vera, 4 lessons with Isaac

Great tutor

I came in with not much knowledge on advanced calculus 2 and he helped tremendously. Knows his stuff well and can also break complex things down into simple understandable concepts. Would recommend him to anyone.

Elan, 14 lessons with Isaac

Amazing, smart tutor

Isaac is an amazing and smart tutor who really understands the material well, explains it slowly and carefully and works through problems with great thoroughness. He is an amazing calc 1 teacher and he clearly loves the subject.

Patrick, 15 lessons with Isaac

Great, thorough and insightful

Isaac helped me with a proof for batman equations for radioactive decay. I struggled with understanding the notation used and how to keep track of the indexing and manipulate terms. While it was a long and tedious problem, Isaac went along to explain and solve the problem fully. I've gained some insight on how to tackle problems like this. I'm happy for the lesson.

Hector, 1 lesson with Isaac
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$50/hour

Isaac S.

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