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I love math and would very much like to help your child understand the beauty of math. I'm a math major and I have two years of experience teaching math in a classroom environment. I would be able to help the struggling student pass and do well in any math class. In my time as a middle school teacher, I found that explaining the importance of the subject, and how the subject relates and is useful to everyday life as the best way to help the student maintain an interest in the subject. I also found that breaking down the topic in which the student is struggling in to smaller more manageable bits to be the best road to understanding the subject matter. In my spare time I love to read especially sci-fi / fantasy, watch sports, and do outdoor activities such as hiking and boating.

Shmuel’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Bernard M Baruch College - Bachelors, Actuarial Science


sports fan, love reading and watching SciFi / fantasy.

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

1st Grade Math

2nd Grade Math

3rd Grade Math

4th Grade Math

5th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

9th Grade Math


Algebra 3/4


Elementary Algebra

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math


Intermediate Algebra

College Math


Middle School Math



Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

All students can come to an understanding of a subject with patience and the right approach.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would first chat with the student a bit and discuss where they are struggling and work from there.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By helping them understand not just how to do something but why we do it and why it works.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By explaining how the subject is important and interesting.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Break it down until it's simple enough to understand the basic parts, and then build it up again.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Understanding their strengths and weaknesses.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Work through some examples with them.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

By simplifying the subject matter so that it doesn't become overwhelming.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

By listening to them and hearing where they are having difficulties in the subject.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Whatever is necessary in helping the student understand the topic.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

By helping them understand how the subject is relevant and interesting.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

By hearing what they think they are struggling with, and then seeing how they do in the subject.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

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