Location: New York NY USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: Math
Subjects: Algebra, Basic Math, Business Math, Calculus, Geometry, Middle School Math, Trigonometry

Mr David A. of New York NY USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Mr David A.
Gender: Male   Age: 22-25
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

I graduated with a B.S. in math from MIT in 2007, worked in quantitative finance in New York and London, and am staying in New York for graduate school next year. I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience in math.

I have long enjoyed problem solving; as a high school student I attended the Math Olympiad Summer Program, from which the USA team is selected to compete at the International Math Olympiad. In college, I ranked in the top 200 on the Putnam Competition, the premier math contest for college students in North America. I also earned perfect scores on the SAT math section, SAT II: Math IIC subject test, GRE math section, and AP Calculus BC exam.

Being a recent college graduate with diverse interests helps me relate to students. I know the material backwards and forwards, I am always mindful of what the student is and is not grasping, and I do not rely on tricks or excessive memorization, preferring instead to instill a mastery of the fundamentals. It's always a pleasure for me to help a student realize his or her potential in math, whether through school classes, standardized tests, math competitions, or enrichment.

-Private tutoring since 2000.
-Art of Problem Solving, the largest math site on the web. Worked for two years as a teaching assistant (for classes on number theory and combinatorics) and a reviewer of written problem sets.
-Harvard-MIT Math Tournament. Served on the Problem Committee for two years.
-MathCounts, the national middle school math competition. Founded and coached two teams over five years, including top-ten individuals at the state level.
-MIT volunteer tutoring network. Founded and tutored for two years.
-Center for Talented Youth, a residential summer program for students in grades 7-11. Teaching assistant in math for one summer.

While I tutor all types of students, I also have specialized experience teaching those in grades 5-12 who desire a perfect or near-perfect score on the SAT or other standardized tests, need to prepare for skipping grades or math classes, want to hone their problem-solving skills for math competitions, or simply need to be challenged beyond their math classes.

Don't hesitate to get in touch about your tutoring needs.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Elementary, Junior High School, High School, College, Graduate
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $100.00 to $100.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: 6-10 years
Students Tutored: More than 50
Special/Focus Groups: Gifted/Talented, Home Schooling
Educational Level: Bachelors
Major: Mathematics
School: MIT
Awards Raytheon MathMovesU Scholarship - recipient
Putnam Mathematical Competition - top 200
American Mathematics Competition 12 (AMC12) - top 25 nationally
Darwin Day National Essay Contest - First Prize
Teacher Certification: No