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Tyler D.

Providence, RI

$50/hour

Brown University tutor in math, science, and SAT prep

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
5.0 average from 105 ratings
Amazing Geometry Tutor!
— Kim, Providence, RI on 11/12/13

$50/Hour


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Brown University
Sc.B. Applied Mathematics and Biology

Education

Brown University (Sc.B. Applied Mathematics and Biology)

About Tyler

I am a Brown University graduate who majored in Applied Mathematics and Biology. I scored a 2400 on the SAT reasoning test (800 reading, 800 writing, 800 math) and 800s on each of the Math (Level 2) and Biology (M) subject tests. My results on these exams helped me find a place at a school that both challenges and supports me in my development as a student and as a person. I have several years of formal experience tutoring science and math at the high school and college level. I have also served as a teaching assistant for three upper level courses: two in the Department of Computer Science and one in the Division of Applied Mathematics.

I choose to do work as a tutor because I believe in communicating the beauty and power of mathematical structures and scientific theories. Rarely do students realize that the material they study in class represents some of the greatest achievements of the human intellect over the last several millennia. And unfortunately some teachers do not to emphasize the elegance of the subjects they teach, instead favoring a formulaic approach to learning that relies far too heavily on dry exercises and lots of memorization. In my experience, no matter how motivated a student may be, this style of teaching inevitably leads to boredom-induced burnout.

When I tutor, I focus on revealing the logical framework that forms the basis for what may seem to be a random collection of facts. I treat my students as intellectually mature beings who shouldn't be forced to complete wave upon wave of repetitive drills. And importantly, I ensure that my students understand that studying math and science is rewarding not only for their wide range of practical applications, but also for their inherent beauty.

I enjoy sharing knowledge and I take delight in my students' success. Please do not hesitate to let me know if I can be of any assistance!
I am a Brown University graduate who majored in Applied Mathematics and Biology. I scored a 2400 on the SAT reasoning test (800 reading, 800 writing, 800 math) and 800s on each of the Math (Level 2) and Biology (M) subject tests. My results on these exams helped me find a place at a school that both challenges and supports me in my development as Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Group tutoring available at the following rates (per person): $35/hour for 2 people, $25/hour for 3 people.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Providence, RI 02912
In-person lessons

"Amazing Geometry Tutor!"

- Kim, Providence, RI on 11/12/13

"Very happy"

- Shukyi, Coventry, RI on 11/5/15

"Really helpful"

- Jill, Providence, RI on 12/18/13

"Great Resource"

- Betty, Rumford, RI on 10/16/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Precalculus, Probability, R, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, PSAT, Psychology
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
R

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Calculus

I enjoy tutoring calculus at all levels, from high school AP calculus to college-level multivariable calculus. I earned a 5 on the BC calculus AP exam. I have also taken college-level courses in calculus, differential equations, and real analysis.

SAT Math

I attained a perfect score of 800 on the math section of the SAT reasoning exam. I also got a perfect score of 800 on the Level 2 Math SAT subject test.

Brown University
Sc.B. Applied Mathematics and Biology

Education

Brown University (Sc.B. Applied Mathematics and Biology)

Amazing Geometry Tutor!

Tyler is an absolutely amazing tutor. He has tutored my 14 year old in Geometry for the past several weeks and the results are amazing! After just the first lesson she said "Mom, I finally get it!" Not only have her grades improved tremendously but her confidence has as well. Tyler has a remarkable way of explaining concepts that she didn't previously understand. He even fit in an extra les

— Kim, Providence, RI on 11/12/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group tutoring available at the following rates (per person): $35/hour for 2 people, $25/hour for 3 people.

Travel policy

Tyler will travel within 10 miles of Providence, RI 02912.