Sean C.

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I first began tutoring when I was in high school with math and physics. That's when I learned that I had a talent for helping students grasp mathematical concepts and improving their grades. Since then I've done it regularly as a source of income.

I attended Boston University from 2009 to 2013, where I received an Alexander Graham Bell scholarship to study engineering. I began in the Mechanical program, but switched to Electrical in my sophomore year. Attaining an engineering degree requires mainly three types of courses: mathematics, science, and engineering. Mathematics courses I took include Calculus up to Multivariate, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations. In the science fields I took three physics courses as well as a course in electromagnetism and a course in photonics. Finally, the engineering courses consisted of topics such as circuit design, signals and systems, logic design, power electronics. I graduated cum laude with a 3.50 GPA.

My strength is in tutoring high level topics, such as advanced calculus and physics. However, most of my students have been high schoolers studying geometry, trigonometry, calculus or pre-calculus. I have a year's experience working at a charter school in Boston as the official tutor to ten freshmen and sophomores with a focus on algebra and geometry. I also currently spend about 20 hours per week tutoring SAT and ACT math and science on an online platform. I offer tutoring in all of these subjects.

On my SAT I earned a 2140. The trick to succeeding on the SAT is to know yourself. Through my sessions I'll help you discover what your strengths and weaknesses are so that you can do your best, which is what the SAT is all about.

Outside math and science, I began tutoring adults in ESL at a local center for immigrants. I did that during my junior year of high school and also this past summer when I was home after graduating from college. My students there were between the ages of 21 and 35 with varying degrees of English experience. My focus when it comes to ESL is repetition and the use of words one will use daily.

I've learned a lot about tutoring over the years. I've discovered that the most effective way to increase the student's knowledge is to encourage their participation as much as possible. I won't just talk and tell you facts and then assign homework - that's what a professor does. During my sessions, I will ask you to do more than just listen. The only way to get any of my questions "wrong" is to not answer or attempt! My goal is to teach you, so I don't expect you to have all the right answers. And trying is the only way for you to know what you do or don't know!

I do free consultation sessions so that I can find out exactly what it is you want to learn and we'll discuss our plan of action.


Location Mount Kisco, NY
Subjects Physics, Electrical Engineering, ACT Science, Calculus, PreĀ­Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability, Trigonometry, Geometry, SAT Math, ACT Math
Boston University B.S. Electrical Engineering