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My teaching/tutoring philosophy (for math and science) is to focus on the underlying concepts, and to get the student to understand what is really going on -- rather than merely memorizing meaningless formulae and reciting rote definitions.  Most of my students find me both "patient" and "tolerant" (check out the student feedback in my profile on the website!) and many wind up actually loving the math or science they initially thought they hated. I particularly love those "Aha!" moments, when the student "sees the light" and embraces the elusive concept. Often, I hear my students say, "why didn't my teacher show me how easy this was?" Even more gratifying is when a student who claimed to "hate math" winds up loving it and asks, "how come they didn't they tell me it was so much fun?"

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Sally K.
Mar 2, 2021
Data Structures (C++ -- third semester college level course): Last week's assignment was challenging for my son and after help from two other sources, Bruce was the only person who was able to help him understand the material. If he should need more sessions going forward, we will definitely reach out to Bruce again. My son is a visual person so explaining alone does not work, showing him does. Bruce is a excellent instructor.
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Leslie N.
Mar 12, 2019
Professor Bam is really patient and calm. He really helps one understand the material. He is knowledgeable, professional and kind. I highly endorse Professor Bam and I plan on utilizing his tutorial services now and in the future. He really is a key asset to learning material. Sincerely, Leslie M. Novetti.
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Mary Anne C.
Mar 20, 2015
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. He’s very professional and very patient in explaining concepts, theories, methodologies, and how to problem solve. Bruce really seeks out what the student doesn’t grasp well and determines areas where they could improve. If the student doesn’t totally grasp a concept one way, he’ll offer alternatives until it’s understood. Bruce was always willing to work around our many and varied schedules. And if he needed to change an appointment, he’d call well in advance and have his calendar ready to reschedule. Awesome tutor! I’d definitely utilize his services again. Mary Anne Flanders, NY
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Amalia N.
Jan 21, 2015
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.
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Maria s.
Oct 23, 2018

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