# Why Choose My Service?

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I am a full-time education specialist, rather than a part-time educator working on the side. I tutor so much that I had to get a classroom-sized 8'x4'

I attended one of the hardest universities with one of the best mathematics programs in the world, and have audited 1st year PhD level courses in Economics, Statistics, and Computational Neuroscience. My students have gone on to top universities like Caltech, Yale, Berkeley, The University of Chicago, and UPenn. Unlike most other tutors, I was a full-time math teacher, have designed a College Board approved AP Calculus syllabus, have been an education consultant for the Chicago Public Schools, and have separate experience with both teaching and tutoring (there are a some major differences between the two). See the

For any math class, if you tell me a topic I can pretty much already tell where your instructor has likely glossed over something, didn't cover it in detail, or that the class struggled with, which may leave holes in your foundation. Also, I've been known to catch instructor typos or textbook mistakes that can be VERY frustrating and time consuming if they go unnoticed. For Ben, in my "Students" section, there was a 'k' instead of an 'n' in his instructor's handouts on the binomial theorem. The formula should have ended with y^k, but instead ended in y^n. This entire homework project would have been impossible for Ben had I not caught that typo. For Jonathan, one problem involving the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus expected students to apply it to a discontinuous function with a vertical asymptote (to be specific, the integral of sec(x)^2 from 0 to pi). Not cool... For Ekaterina, who was studying for the GMAT, the book (from a major tutoring company) had several mistakes in the answer key. How can you study effectively if the answer key has incorrect answers?!

__testimonials__. We've had GMAT students raise their score by 100 points after 18 hours of tutoring and ACT math students by 5 points after 3 hours (with roughly equal amounts of self-study between meetings). I challenge you to find a tutor who delivers anywhere near those results.I am a full-time education specialist, rather than a part-time educator working on the side. I tutor so much that I had to get a classroom-sized 8'x4'

__dry erase board__for my living room in order to accommodate my students. This is what I do! My students routinely work with me over Skype*even after they've moved to a new city*, rather than work with tutors in their new city or univerisity. I am one of the**best**tutors available, as my rates, together with the fact that I am independent, not working for a major tutoring company, and in fact have turned down recruitment offers that most other tutors would jump at, should signal. One tutoring company even claimed (without my consent!) that I was a part of their network, just to make their service sound better!I attended one of the hardest universities with one of the best mathematics programs in the world, and have audited 1st year PhD level courses in Economics, Statistics, and Computational Neuroscience. My students have gone on to top universities like Caltech, Yale, Berkeley, The University of Chicago, and UPenn. Unlike most other tutors, I was a full-time math teacher, have designed a College Board approved AP Calculus syllabus, have been an education consultant for the Chicago Public Schools, and have separate experience with both teaching and tutoring (there are a some major differences between the two). See the

__About__section for more information.For any math class, if you tell me a topic I can pretty much already tell where your instructor has likely glossed over something, didn't cover it in detail, or that the class struggled with, which may leave holes in your foundation. Also, I've been known to catch instructor typos or textbook mistakes that can be VERY frustrating and time consuming if they go unnoticed. For Ben, in my "Students" section, there was a 'k' instead of an 'n' in his instructor's handouts on the binomial theorem. The formula should have ended with y^k, but instead ended in y^n. This entire homework project would have been impossible for Ben had I not caught that typo. For Jonathan, one problem involving the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus expected students to apply it to a discontinuous function with a vertical asymptote (to be specific, the integral of sec(x)^2 from 0 to pi). Not cool... For Ekaterina, who was studying for the GMAT, the book (from a major tutoring company) had several mistakes in the answer key. How can you study effectively if the answer key has incorrect answers?!

## Benefits of using my service:

✓ Save time

✓ Relieve frustration

✓ Improve understanding

✓ Build confidence

✓ Foster independence

✓ Raise grades and scores

✓ Get that degree

✓ Become empowered

✓ Move forward

Go with my service and you will have a qualified, highly involved tutor with a vested personal interest in how well his students do. I'm, fresh, bright, and current, and I can transfer a lot of that positive energy. I'm at just the right age to remember what it's like being a student while being quite familiar with the role of teacher. I've also seen both sides of the parent-teacher dynamic. I often simultaneously understand what motivates a teacher's decisions, as well as the basis for a parent's perspective, and can help make communication clearer. I also have experience working with troubled teens and younger children.

For students already enthusiastic about math, I can help focus that enthusiasm like a magnifying glass with sunlight! For those who are not so enthusiastic and just want to get it over with, our time will still be productive: I will work to find ways to help the student relate to mathematics and appreciate not only the applicability of the subject to other fields, but also the appeal of mathematics in its own right.

In any case, I understand that math can be difficult, and I strive to provide a very comfortable atmosphere with all of my students, so that they don't have to worry about being judged for not getting something immediately. I am extremely patient, and will try many different strategies if one point seems to be a hangup. I've been at both ends of the spectrum, so I know what it's like to be the one who feels like they are at the bottom of the class, and I know what it's like to be at the top. No matter where my students are in that spectrum, I help them move higher.

Myth:

I've learned that many students' primary obstacle is their beliefs about their mathematical ability. I've encountered students who were convinced that they just couldn't get it, and a few sessions later were excited that it was all starting to make sense. Before we know it they're multiplying 2-digit numbers or doing integration by parts in their head!

✓ Relieve frustration

✓ Improve understanding

✓ Build confidence

✓ Foster independence

✓ Raise grades and scores

✓ Get that degree

✓ Become empowered

✓ Move forward

Go with my service and you will have a qualified, highly involved tutor with a vested personal interest in how well his students do. I'm, fresh, bright, and current, and I can transfer a lot of that positive energy. I'm at just the right age to remember what it's like being a student while being quite familiar with the role of teacher. I've also seen both sides of the parent-teacher dynamic. I often simultaneously understand what motivates a teacher's decisions, as well as the basis for a parent's perspective, and can help make communication clearer. I also have experience working with troubled teens and younger children.

For students already enthusiastic about math, I can help focus that enthusiasm like a magnifying glass with sunlight! For those who are not so enthusiastic and just want to get it over with, our time will still be productive: I will work to find ways to help the student relate to mathematics and appreciate not only the applicability of the subject to other fields, but also the appeal of mathematics in its own right.

In any case, I understand that math can be difficult, and I strive to provide a very comfortable atmosphere with all of my students, so that they don't have to worry about being judged for not getting something immediately. I am extremely patient, and will try many different strategies if one point seems to be a hangup. I've been at both ends of the spectrum, so I know what it's like to be the one who feels like they are at the bottom of the class, and I know what it's like to be at the top. No matter where my students are in that spectrum, I help them move higher.

Myth:

*"I'm not a math person."*

Fact: No one is born a math person. Everyone can do it. So let's do it!I've learned that many students' primary obstacle is their beliefs about their mathematical ability. I've encountered students who were convinced that they just couldn't get it, and a few sessions later were excited that it was all starting to make sense. Before we know it they're multiplying 2-digit numbers or doing integration by parts in their head!