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Seth P.

Online Tutor in Math & in Hebrew, Elementary - College

Online Tutor in Math & in Hebrew, Elementary - College

$50/hour

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My focus as a MATH teacher is simple: Understand WHY. When we know why the math works, how to do the problems falls into place naturally. I know this from personal experience. I eked by in math through 6th grade. Then in 7th grade, I had a math teacher who insisted we understand WHY and not just HOW, and I fell in love with math. I got into a magnet school for science and technology and wound up tutoring kids around my age through high school. Then as an adult, I began tutoring math again...

My focus as a MATH teacher is simple: Understand WHY. When we know why the math works, how to do the problems falls into place naturally. I know this from personal experience. I eked by in math through 6th grade. Then in 7th grade, I had a math teacher who insisted we understand WHY and not just HOW, and I fell in love with math. I got into a magnet school for science and technology and wound up tutoring kids around my age through high school. Then as an adult, I began tutoring math again when peers in my neuroscience program needed help, and now my kids have reignited my passion for teaching young children math.

I began teaching basic HEBREW in 7th grade, but it was when I moved to Israel and studied in yeshiva and in university that I truly entered into the language. Today, Hebrew is a great love of mine, and the beauty and profundity of the language are the driving forces behind my study with students. I tailor how I teach Hebrew to each of my students, according to their level, their goals, and the level of intensity at which they wish to study.

I have a PhD and Masters from Bar-Ilan University and Philosophy and Music degrees from Brandeis University. I'm passionate about the subjects I teach and about learning itself. When I teach, my method is practical and Talmudic (or Socratic). Each student and I concentrate on the material they need to know to achieve their goal, whether that's to get an A+ in math class or be able to read the Torah in the original language. I ask questions to understand how my student is thinking and help them discover the answers for themselves. This way they don't just learn a few techniques to get by, they 'learn how to learn' - develop their metacognitive skills - so they become more effective and independent in all areas of learning and life.

Sometimes students need help in areas which aren't specific to the subject. Many students who understand mathematical concepts, need help organizing their work so they don't make silly mistakes. And some students, often sensitive so


Education

Brandeis University
Philosophy, Music
Bar-Ilan University
Masters
Bar-Ilan University
PhD

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Hebrew,

Hebrew

I studied Hebrew in college and subsequently in two ulpan programs, studied traditional texts in Hebrew and Aramaic in yeshiva and university, and live and work in Hebrew. I am familiar with Hebrew curricula for college students, Israeli elementary students, and Christian seminary students.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have substitute taught in elementary schools for a year, tutored my children in all subjects, and tutored other elementary school students in math, English, and Hebrew.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling

English

English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I've studied under Rabbi Weinberg for a decade and taught Genesis-Deuteronomy and much of the Prophets and Writings to children and adults. Much of my teaching has also focused on the holidays (including the Books of Esther, Ruth, and Jonah) and on sections of Mishneh Torah, Sefer Mada.
Philosophy

Philosophy

Greek philosophy. Feminist literary criticism. Rabbinic thought. Jewish medieval philosophy. Zohar.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have substitute taught in elementary schools for a year, tutored my children in all subjects, and tutored other elementary school students in math, English, and Hebrew.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Spelling

Language

Hebrew

Hebrew

I studied Hebrew in college and subsequently in two ulpan programs, studied traditional texts in Hebrew and Aramaic in yeshiva and university, and live and work in Hebrew. I am familiar with Hebrew curricula for college students, Israeli elementary students, and Christian seminary students.

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have substitute taught in elementary schools for a year, tutored my children in all subjects, and tutored other elementary school students in math, English, and Hebrew.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Music

Music Theory

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I've studied under Rabbi Weinberg for a decade and taught Genesis-Deuteronomy and much of the Prophets and Writings to children and adults. Much of my teaching has also focused on the holidays (including the Books of Esther, Ruth, and Jonah) and on sections of Mishneh Torah, Sefer Mada.
Philosophy

Philosophy

Greek philosophy. Feminist literary criticism. Rabbinic thought. Jewish medieval philosophy. Zohar.

Science

Philosophy,

Philosophy

Greek philosophy. Feminist literary criticism. Rabbinic thought. Jewish medieval philosophy. Zohar.
Biology, Psychology

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have substitute taught in elementary schools for a year, tutored my children in all subjects, and tutored other elementary school students in math, English, and Hebrew.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Reading
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$50/hour

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Seth P.

$50/hour

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