With his firm, quiet way and sense of humor, Jim guided our shy, ADD son to pass his Calculus final with flying colors. Jim really understands Calculus and how to get the material across. He immediately responded to phone, text, or emails. My only regret is that we did not seek Jim's help sooner, as this would have increased our son's year-long comprehension and grades.
Judy S. from Webster, NY
"Physics (and math) are fun, really"
Unlike many of the tutors that appear on this site, I an not a professional teacher. I have, however, been a tutor for many years. I got my start, quite by accident, while a physics teaching assistant at the University of California. My job was to teach a freshman physics lab course. Most of the students were able to do the lab work but had problems using calculus to do their physics and math homework. One student nailed the issue as similar to taking a french literature course while trying ... ... More
Gary is so incredibly brilliant in so many areas that it simply astounds you. He is kind, good humored, and very encouraging, and has made huge, huge strides with our son. Our son is trying to bring up his ACT score from a very low score. Gary has helped him in Math, Science, and English & Reading. He has taught him time saving 'tricks' that enable the student to finish the test accurately, and in a timely manner. Our son has scored high on all areas now with practice ACT's. He has gained so much confidence now, when before he had pretty bad test anxiety. Our son has such admiration for him and told me he was the smartest man he has ever known!
Eileen C. from Lees Summit, MO
"Fifteen Years of Tutoring! First hour FREE"
The English section of the ACT contains some tough passages, and it asks students to identify and correct a number of common writing errors. Although good writing is partly a matter of art, the ACT almost entirely ignores that fact and focuses instead on the â€œmechanicalâ€ skills of writing, such as spotting dangling modifiers or pronouns with an ambiguous antecedents. Whether you want to raise your score dramatically, or just figure out how to eke out a few more points, I'll help. Not only have I taught these skills to hundreds of high-school and adult students, I've also published ... More
What luck I had finding Mary. She is a wonderful person who I enjoy working with very much. She is very patient, and so natural to get along with I feel like I've known her for a long time. She does her job in an excellent and detailed fashion and I believe is providing what I need to accomplish my goals.
Mary continues to fulfill my needs in a timely fashion. She is reviewing and editing material I hope to have published. Mary has uncovered numerous errors in the construction of my material that had unfortunately been overlooked by a previous reviewer. Also, Mary has provided good feedback on story content and character development. Good progress is being made.
Tom R. from Rochester, NY
"Expertise and Motivation for Success"
Hello, I am an educator with over 20 years of experience. l have worked as a classroom teacher, a resource teacher, an educational consultant, and a tutor. My professional background includes teaching in all core subjects with particular expertise in special education, study skills, art, computer graphics, biology, math (k-9th) grade, writing, study skills, and exam preparation. I also have extensive education and experience in the fields of art and biology. If you are searching for a tutor w... ... More
Lawrence was just the tutor I needed for Diff Eq. He knew how to relate the problems to my engineering field. He was very flexible with his time and easy to reach. He was patient with me on the more difficult problems and also on the easier problems that just needed a quick review. If another course comes up that I will needed a tutor, and Lawrence is available, I would definately use him again.
Dave L. from Ontario, NY
"Tutoring in Math, Calculus, SAT, Physics, Mech. Eng., Matlab"
Topics covered include
(a) descriptive statistics, normalized random variable, use of the z-table, the central limit theorem, normal distribution, student's t-distribution, binomial distribution;
(b)linear regression analysis, use of minitab;
(c) statistical inference, confidence limits, use of z-tables, student's t-table;
(d) hypothesis testing;
(e) inferential statistics: chi-square, linear correlation,analysis of variance (anova), non parametric statistics. ... More
Rita is an excellent teacher.
She started us off with all the basics, proceeding patiently with letters and pronunciation, working with me on the basics while also making me listen to her speak and try to formulate answers.
She is prepared for each lesson with materials and an idea or goal of what she wants to teach and what I need to learn. I like that her approach is geared to speaking, reading, writing and grammar - they are all essential - while she, at the same time, puts an emphasis on listening and speaking.
Rita is so well prepared and knows what she wants me to study and learn each time. She is making every effort to have me listen to her and understand her when she speaks and to answer her in Russian. It is a fun challenge and she is keeping my feet to the fire. Best of all, I believe I am learning a great deal from class to class and during our classes.
I can best summarize it by stating that Rita is an excellent teacher and fun to work with!
Rita is adding a lot of material, which requires self study and I am enjoying that a great deal. Every class she has not only new lessons prepared but also varied homework materials to read and, now, also to write. She is certainly "pushing me" (nicely) to learn at great speed. I enjoy that thoroughly.
Great class. I feel I have learned a good deal in a short period of time. I credit Rita with a great deal of that progress.
Such an excellent teacher! Demanding, conscientious, knows how to bring learning forwards. I never thought it would be so much fun to go "back to school".
Staffan L. from Rochester, NY
"Rita. Russian and English as a Second Language. Literacy."
I graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester NY, with Master's in Education, majoring in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages. I am looking forward to finding tutoring opportunities as a New York State certified English as a Second Language and Literacy (ESL/ESLL) teacher.
Additionally, I would like my future students to know that my native language is Russian. I graduated from the State Pedagogic University in Kishinev, Moldova, majoring in Russian language and literature. For m... ... More
I could not have gotten through this class without Toni... She is a far better teacher than the one teaching the Masters Class; Design Analysis at the College of Brockport.
Danielle P. from Brockport, NY
"Toni, a tutor equally at home in Humanities and Sciences."
Not so long ago the goal of education was to shape the thinking of younger generations so that, with solid background knowledge, they could, in turn, add wisdom to the common store. Since reasoning, interpretative, and problem solving skills are needed across the spectrum, different disciplines were interwoven and 'classics' -that is, the common pool of knowledge that had proved valuable and fertile over time- highly respected and heavily studied. All that has changed, in a misguided effort ... ... More