About this pro
32 years in business
12 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.Oct 23, 2018Verified
Working with Bruce is a pleasure. He is very knowledgeable,patient and kind, and very accommodating with schedules and students' needs. His time with my children was so helpful to their academic success.Jan 22, 2015
Really good!Feb 8, 2017
Mary Anne C.
Bruce tutored my older daughter in AP chemistry, AP calculus, and her SAT and ACT exams. Her grades immediately improved as did the scores for her ACT and SAT exams. Bruce also helped my younger daughter with advanced 7th grade math. He is extremely knowledgeable in so many subjects. Hes very professional and very patient in explaining concepts, theories, methodologies, and how to problem solve. Bruce really seeks out what the student doesnt grasp well and determines areas where they could improve. If the student doesnt totally grasp a concept one way, hell offer alternatives until its understood. Bruce was always willing to work around our many and varied schedules. And if he needed to change an appointment, hed call well in advance and have his calendar ready to reschedule. Awesome tutor! Id definitely utilize his services again. Mary Anne Flanders, NYMar 20, 2015
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?1. Hourly rates vary somewhat by subject, depending upon difficulty, preparation, etc. 2. In some cases, there is an additional fee for travel. 3. Rates may be discounted for regularly-scheduled lessons on a extended basis.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?For over thirty years, teaching was always a sideline, and I enjoyed moonlighting as an Adjunct Professor at several nearby colleges. However, I also realized that, while it has never been my main "job", teaching has always been a vital part of my work (whether in scientific research, software development in industry, or in management) -- including mentoring, employee training programs, leading project teams, code reviews, etc. More-recently, I discovered that I also had a "knack" for helping individual students who were having difficulty with academic subjects (math, science, writing, etc.). Too often, their public school teachers were not able to "get through" to them (and many of these students began to lose confidence in themselves.) I realized that many of their teachers had focused so much on memorizing formulas, reciting definitions, and "teaching to the test" and rarely dwelt on understanding of the underlying concepts. Consequently, many bright students viewed these subjects as an insurmountable mass of unrelated factoids, with no coherence (and no motivation to learn, other than threat of failing grades). So often I found that, as soon as the student focused on actually learning and understanding the concepts 'e was able to solve problems with little or no reliance on formulae or rote. I have had such great success with the concept-based approach that I developed in tutoring, that I have, in turn, also begun to apply it to my college teaching -- especially when teaching "remedial courses" in the Community College.
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