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Bruce T.

Mathematician, Physician, and Teacher

Mathematician, Physician, and Teacher

$30/hour

  • 201 hours tutoring

  • Hampton, VA 23663

About Bruce


Bio

I majored in mathematics at Northwestern University and received an honorary key.
I ultimately went to medical school and took electives in biostatistics. I was a clinical instructor at The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and Wayne State University.

I taught medical math including algebra to medical personnel. I also offered courses to students who were hopeful in entering nursing or medical school (TEAS, MCAT).

I never lost my passion for math and frequently took online...

I majored in mathematics at Northwestern University and received an honorary key.
I ultimately went to medical school and took electives in biostatistics. I was a clinical instructor at The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and Wayne State University.

I taught medical math including algebra to medical personnel. I also offered courses to students who were hopeful in entering nursing or medical school (TEAS, MCAT).

I never lost my passion for math and frequently took online courses.

After I retired as a physician, I "embarked" on my second career in mathematics. I pride myself in getting the student enthusiastic about his work, and understanding concepts. I break down problems to smaller steps or more basic concepts so student can eventually understand the larger concept.

I realize learning certain concepts can be frustrating and difficult, and I am willing to spend whatever time it takes. If a student still has difficulty understanding the principles, I have concrete methods so the student can solve most of the problems.

I find it a privilege to assist anyone in mastering mathematics.


Education

Northwestern Universitry
mathematica
Accepted into medical school after 3 1/2 years of college
Other
University of Cincinnati Medical School/ Residency at Emory university
MD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $32
  • Rate details: Special rates are available for multiple sessions. I want to help all students independent of their ability to pay. Please contact me for individualized pricing.
  • Travel policy: Within 33 miles of Hampton, VA 23663
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/20/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Dear Parents and Students, Algebra 1 is the cornerstone for higher mathematics. It involves the concepts of prealgebra as well as many new concepts. It can feel almost overwhelming in trying to master these skills. Oftentimes, one concept is quickly introduced after another. I go over each concept and progress at the rate of the student. Sometimes just repeating the exercises in a slightly different way is all that is necessary for success. Some of the students have raised their grade two levels. Thank you for allowing me the privilege to tutor your child.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 does not have to be frustrating! Some students might not have mastered the concepts of algebra 1. We go over certain principles and fill in any gaps, making algebra 2 easily mastered. I have devised many approaches so the student can select the best one for him.
Geometry,

Geometry

I enjoyed tutoring all levels of mathematics. I have taught basic and advanced geometry, including coordinate geometry and trigonometry. In my profession as a doctor, geometry was especially valuable in statistical research. With the advent of new math, students can become very frustrated. Do not be discouraged! I have worksheets and websites that brake down complex problems to straight forward solutions. In college I tutored many people in advanced algebra only to find difficulties in basic geometry. I found this equally true when I tutored algebra on this website.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

ear Parents and Students, Prealgebra is the cornerstone to algebra. Fundamental concepts need to be mastered to succeed in higher mathematics. I have devised " worksheets" to identify what areas the student needs to improve in to ensure success. Often, the student needs assistance in only a few areas to prepare him/her for his journey into algebra. I have had students greatly benefit from my tutoring. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be your tutor.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Of all subjects I tutor, I enjoy tutoring precalculus the best. I am continuously educating myself in this area.I recently completed TWO review course in precalculus. I am now taken a calculus/advanced trig from the University of Padona in Italy. I have taught this subject for over 5 years, typically to high school or college students, but also engineers at Wayne State University in Michigan. My most valuable teaching tool is the computer with the graphing calculator. I can visually point to the asymptotes, vertex, range and domain. If the student can VISUALIZE the problem, he/she can more easily master it. I find great delight when the light bulb connection occurs with my students!!
SAT Math

SAT Math

The math SAT can be a difficult test. It requires both math and some VERBAL skills. Sometimes solving the problem is not hard if the student knows what is being asked. I offer strategies to all aspects of problem solving. Because the questions are mostly multiple choice, I expose the students to different ways to solve the question: process of elimination, abstract reasoning, graphic representation, etc. It is not unusual for my students to achieve 60-85 more points with short term tutoring. Thank you for reading my profile.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have tutored students who have raised their SAT math scores by 80 points. These student had scores from 470-550. One student had a learning disability. I majored in mathematics in college and received an honorary key in this subject. I appreciate the opportunity to tutor your child.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Dear Parents and Students, Algebra 1 is the cornerstone for higher mathematics. It involves the concepts of prealgebra as well as many new concepts. It can feel almost overwhelming in trying to master these skills. Oftentimes, one concept is quickly introduced after another. I go over each concept and progress at the rate of the student. Sometimes just repeating the exercises in a slightly different way is all that is necessary for success. Some of the students have raised their grade two levels. Thank you for allowing me the privilege to tutor your child.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 does not have to be frustrating! Some students might not have mastered the concepts of algebra 1. We go over certain principles and fill in any gaps, making algebra 2 easily mastered. I have devised many approaches so the student can select the best one for him.
Geometry,

Geometry

I enjoyed tutoring all levels of mathematics. I have taught basic and advanced geometry, including coordinate geometry and trigonometry. In my profession as a doctor, geometry was especially valuable in statistical research. With the advent of new math, students can become very frustrated. Do not be discouraged! I have worksheets and websites that brake down complex problems to straight forward solutions. In college I tutored many people in advanced algebra only to find difficulties in basic geometry. I found this equally true when I tutored algebra on this website.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

ear Parents and Students, Prealgebra is the cornerstone to algebra. Fundamental concepts need to be mastered to succeed in higher mathematics. I have devised " worksheets" to identify what areas the student needs to improve in to ensure success. Often, the student needs assistance in only a few areas to prepare him/her for his journey into algebra. I have had students greatly benefit from my tutoring. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be your tutor.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Of all subjects I tutor, I enjoy tutoring precalculus the best. I am continuously educating myself in this area.I recently completed TWO review course in precalculus. I am now taken a calculus/advanced trig from the University of Padona in Italy. I have taught this subject for over 5 years, typically to high school or college students, but also engineers at Wayne State University in Michigan. My most valuable teaching tool is the computer with the graphing calculator. I can visually point to the asymptotes, vertex, range and domain. If the student can VISUALIZE the problem, he/she can more easily master it. I find great delight when the light bulb connection occurs with my students!!
Probability,

Probability

My sub specialty in mathematics was probability theory. I took additional classes in medical school to advance my knowledge in this area. I have tutored students who have raised their SAT math scores by 80 points. These students had scores from 470-550. One student had a learning disability. Additionally to raising their tests scores, they improved at least one grade point in high school mathematics. I majored in mathematics in college and received an honorary key in this subject. I appreciate the opportunity to tutor your child.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The math SAT can be a difficult test. It requires both math and some VERBAL skills. Sometimes solving the problem is not hard if the student knows what is being asked. I offer strategies to all aspects of problem solving. Because the questions are mostly multiple choice, I expose the students to different ways to solve the question: process of elimination, abstract reasoning, graphic representation, etc. It is not unusual for my students to achieve 60-85 more points with short term tutoring. Thank you for reading my profile.
Trigonometry

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Dear Parents and Students, Algebra 1 is the cornerstone for higher mathematics. It involves the concepts of prealgebra as well as many new concepts. It can feel almost overwhelming in trying to master these skills. Oftentimes, one concept is quickly introduced after another. I go over each concept and progress at the rate of the student. Sometimes just repeating the exercises in a slightly different way is all that is necessary for success. Some of the students have raised their grade two levels. Thank you for allowing me the privilege to tutor your child.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 does not have to be frustrating! Some students might not have mastered the concepts of algebra 1. We go over certain principles and fill in any gaps, making algebra 2 easily mastered. I have devised many approaches so the student can select the best one for him.
Geometry,

Geometry

I enjoyed tutoring all levels of mathematics. I have taught basic and advanced geometry, including coordinate geometry and trigonometry. In my profession as a doctor, geometry was especially valuable in statistical research. With the advent of new math, students can become very frustrated. Do not be discouraged! I have worksheets and websites that brake down complex problems to straight forward solutions. In college I tutored many people in advanced algebra only to find difficulties in basic geometry. I found this equally true when I tutored algebra on this website.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

ear Parents and Students, Prealgebra is the cornerstone to algebra. Fundamental concepts need to be mastered to succeed in higher mathematics. I have devised " worksheets" to identify what areas the student needs to improve in to ensure success. Often, the student needs assistance in only a few areas to prepare him/her for his journey into algebra. I have had students greatly benefit from my tutoring. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be your tutor.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Of all subjects I tutor, I enjoy tutoring precalculus the best. I am continuously educating myself in this area.I recently completed TWO review course in precalculus. I am now taken a calculus/advanced trig from the University of Padona in Italy. I have taught this subject for over 5 years, typically to high school or college students, but also engineers at Wayne State University in Michigan. My most valuable teaching tool is the computer with the graphing calculator. I can visually point to the asymptotes, vertex, range and domain. If the student can VISUALIZE the problem, he/she can more easily master it. I find great delight when the light bulb connection occurs with my students!!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Dear Parents and Students, Algebra 1 is the cornerstone for higher mathematics. It involves the concepts of prealgebra as well as many new concepts. It can feel almost overwhelming in trying to master these skills. Oftentimes, one concept is quickly introduced after another. I go over each concept and progress at the rate of the student. Sometimes just repeating the exercises in a slightly different way is all that is necessary for success. Some of the students have raised their grade two levels. Thank you for allowing me the privilege to tutor your child.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 does not have to be frustrating! Some students might not have mastered the concepts of algebra 1. We go over certain principles and fill in any gaps, making algebra 2 easily mastered. I have devised many approaches so the student can select the best one for him.
Geometry,

Geometry

I enjoyed tutoring all levels of mathematics. I have taught basic and advanced geometry, including coordinate geometry and trigonometry. In my profession as a doctor, geometry was especially valuable in statistical research. With the advent of new math, students can become very frustrated. Do not be discouraged! I have worksheets and websites that brake down complex problems to straight forward solutions. In college I tutored many people in advanced algebra only to find difficulties in basic geometry. I found this equally true when I tutored algebra on this website.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The math SAT can be a difficult test. It requires both math and some VERBAL skills. Sometimes solving the problem is not hard if the student knows what is being asked. I offer strategies to all aspects of problem solving. Because the questions are mostly multiple choice, I expose the students to different ways to solve the question: process of elimination, abstract reasoning, graphic representation, etc. It is not unusual for my students to achieve 60-85 more points with short term tutoring. Thank you for reading my profile.
GED

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have tutored students who have raised their SAT math scores by 80 points. These student had scores from 470-550. One student had a learning disability. I majored in mathematics in college and received an honorary key in this subject. I appreciate the opportunity to tutor your child.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I review core arithmetic skills including long division and multiplying/dividing with decimals. The tricky questions usually involve decimals. Once this is mastered, most of the arithmetic reasoning problems can be answered rapidly. The other required skills include math reasoning, primarily basic algebra. There are about ten different types of problems Once you are shown how to solve them, you will be able to do them independently. I started teaching standardized tests when an instructor at Wayne State University over thirty years ago. The classes were so successful that I taught individual standardized tests. ..ASVAB. I was uniquely qualified since I majored in math, minored in English and was a physician, very familiar with anatomy and physiology. I was delighted when my students achieved a high score with limited tutoring.
PSAT,

PSAT

The PSAT can be formidable since you have not been exposed to these types of questions. I will help you identify problem areas and offer various strategies to solve these problems. Getting an early start by preparing for the PSAT will maximize your performance on the SAT. Thank you for considering me as a tutor!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The math SAT can be a difficult test. It requires both math and some VERBAL skills. Sometimes solving the problem is not hard if the student knows what is being asked. I offer strategies to all aspects of problem solving. Because the questions are mostly multiple choice, I expose the students to different ways to solve the question: process of elimination, abstract reasoning, graphic representation, etc. It is not unusual for my students to achieve 60-85 more points with short term tutoring. Thank you for reading my profile.
TEAS,

TEAS

I have been tutoring the TEAS for over 10 years. I was a doctor at the Rehabilitation Institute of Detroit. I was asked to teach nurses medical math. I enjoyed this so much that I also decided to teach anatomy/physiology at the University of Virginia. Several nurses had friends who asked for tutoring for the TEAS. Thus, I started over 10 years ago. I furthered my teaching at the facilities I was affiliated with.(Wayne University, Virginia University) where I tutored individuals AND classes in preparing for the TEAS. In addition to the TEAS, I expanded my tutoring to the CLEP and other standardized tests.
GED, GRE

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Math is important

Bruce is such a kind teacher. His patients and love for math has made my son see math in a new light. Thank you, Bruce. Jeff talks about you all the time. He tells everyone how much you help have helped him understand.

Teila, 32 lessons with Bruce

Excellent Algebra Tutor

My 14 year old daughter has been working with Bruce over the last 2 months, 7 sessions. He has been so valuable to us and the only one to make any progress with her. He spends as much time as she needs and often stays for hours until she understands the concepts. He is calm, prepared, and has a positive attitude always, truly a lifesaver for us. We hope to continue to have him throughout these next tough high school years. Thank you, Bruce.

Jaime, 28 lessons with Bruce

Geometry

Mr. Bruce was very helpful by being patient as well as his interaction and the willingness he showed with helping my son worked through problematic equations. Within the first 30 minutes I noticed my son had already gained some confidence that he was lacking prior to meeting Mr. Bruce.

Antonio, 7 lessons with Bruce

My Son Went Up Two Grades So Far

Just had 4 tutoring sessions with Bruce so far and my son's Algebra I grade is already up two grades. Very patient and flexible. So happy we found him. Highly recommend!

Susan, 17 lessons with Bruce

He's done so much

I asked for his services kinda last minute and he supplied me with a lot of help in math. I am so thankful for the tutoring at such short notice. I am really grateful.

Sara, 1 lesson with Bruce

extremely knowlegable and very patient

Bruce starts from the beginning of the calculus book and give a quick and clear understanding. In a few lessons I have done everything from graphing to polynomials. we have also covered long division, synthetic division and a few other things

Keith, 5 lessons with Bruce

Great teacher

Bruce was excellent. He helped my son prepare for the SATs. He was flexible with our schedule and very accommodating. He was friendly and had a great rapport with my son.

Amanda, 4 lessons with Bruce

Great Tutor

Thanks Bruce, my granddaughter states that Bruce was very helpful, he took the time to go at her pace and break things down for her.

Jacqueline, 3 lessons with Bruce

Great tutor, very thorough

Bruce is an awesome tutor! He is patient and gives positive feedback. He doesn't expect you to know everything from the beginning. He also takes his time and make sure you understand. Very encouraging and smart. Thanks again, Bruce!!

Malique, 2 lessons with Bruce
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Bruce T.

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