**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 |

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.

Experience:

-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 |