I have worked professionally as a tutor for years, both privately and commercially. I have a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Akron and I tutor grades 5-College.

I think that understanding is the most important thing. If someone has an internalized, full understanding of the concept, its notation, what it's communicating, and why it came about, the particular problem won't matter a whole lot nor will it be too challenging. I love to talk about details of things, and I am happy to relate ideas to other situations. I enjoy working with different personalities and let the pacing be determined by the level to which the student has proven and is proving their mastery of the topic.

An eighth-grader came to me saying he had basically given up on math and that he just didn't like the subject. After we talked and worked on some mental math for his ISEE preparation, he changed his feelings about it. He said math was fun. He came to me for more test preparation, and I had the pleasure to see him excelling in the private school into which he was admitted with his excellent ISEE score. He was taking and acing AP calculus.

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**Math:**

Elementary Math, Middle School Math, Common Core Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Honors Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Competition Math, College Algebra, College Geometry, College Trigonometry, College Calculus I, College Calculus II, Statistics I, Formal Logic, Combinatorics

**Test Prep:**

SAT Math, SAT Writing, ACT Math, ACT Science, ACT Reading, ACT English, ACT Writing, SSAT, PSAT, HSPT, IEEE, SAT Reading, SAT - All Sections, ACT - All Sections

**Business Math:**

Economics, AP Economics, Micro Economics

**ELA (Language Arts):**

Phonics, Reading, Handwriting, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Spelling, Grammar, Speech, Common Core English, English I, English II, English III, English IV, Honors English, AP English Language & Comp, AP English Lit & Comp, Literature, Composition, Essay Writing, College Essay Writing, ESL, Elementary ELA, Middle School ELA

Tutoring subjects:

Elementary Math

Middle School Math

Algebra

Geometry

Trigonometry

Calculus

Economics

ELA

Test Prep