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Bill Knows Math
Bill Knows Math

Bill Knows Math

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
$40/hour
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Introduction: I have a thorough understanding of K-12 mathematics, including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Statistics. I enjoy helping an individual to better understand mathematics. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am only meeting remotely. Since there is no travel involved, I have lowered my pricing by approximately 33%. For example, in person SAT prep has a rate of $60 per hour. When meeting via FaceTime or Zoom, the rate is only $40 per hour. I will continue to offer this option to my local clients once the COVID-19 is no longer an issue.
Overview

Hired 167 times

Serves Yorktown, VA

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1 employee

7 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Great 4.8

61 reviews

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Rose C.

Math Tutoring

I am impressed with Bill working with my 13 year old with her algebra. It didn’t take long for her to gasp the concepts that are otherwise confusing to her. I highly recommend him to anyone needing math tutorials or advancement.
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I am impressed with Nancy (name changed to protect privacy) because she does listen very well to my instruction and absorbs it like a sponge. Also, she will ask for clarification when needed, but that is not very often because she is very smart. She learned how to factor a trinomial into the product of two binomials using a method which I created over 50 years ago. Many students and teachers find it confusing, but she believes (and so do I) that it is actually easier than all other methods. I will consider it a privilege to work with her through her high school mathematics courses.
Apr 11, 2021
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Wajid S.

Math Tutoring

I have spent considerable time trying to find a good SAT ‘teacher’ for my son. I was looking for a ‘teacher’ and not some university graduate trying to make a few dollars as most of the known SAT prep businesses would hire. I was looking for a very specific person and I could not be more happy to find Mr Bill. I must say that Mr Bill deserves more than what he charges. My son was very happy and asked me to have a few more classes close to the SAT date. I signed up for 10 classes 2 per week and my son has made good progress on his SAT math skills. I have already referred Mr Bill to one of my family members. For other parents looking for SAT help, please don’t waste your money anywhere else. I must say that I had a terrible experience trying to find the right SAT teacher for my son. I can’t believe this field also has scammers. I mean $400 an hour for SAT preparation? Are you kidding me. So please parents be careful.
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What I must emphasize is that his son. John (name changed to protect privacy), has progressed very well due to my help but also because he has followed through on the assignments that I gave him. I am very confident that John will perform well on his SAT because we have quite thoroughly analyzed the problems presented on the SAT and discussed how to approach them and solve them both quickly and accurately,
Apr 6, 2021
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Doreen L.

Test Prep Services

Bill is an incredible math tutor. I have been out of school for quite some time and needed a refresher of basic math plus everything I had to know for the GRE. Bill is extremely passionate about math and teaching. His ways of teaching made it not only easy to remember but enjoyable to learn! In a short time, I was able to improve a previous score and develop an appreciation for math. I would highly recommend Bill to anyone who needs a math tutor. He is an excellent teacher and a math genius. I feel very grateful to have been able to work with him as part of my journey into Graduate school. Thanks, Bill!
Bill Knows Math's reply
It was indeed my pleasure to work with Doreen. Although she described herself as "terrible at math", I suspected that she simply never had a teacher that could explain a math course to her in a way that made sense. As with many students, the study of mathematics is a difficult chore with so many things to memorize (e.g. the unit circle during the study of trigonometry), to which I say "nonsense." Instead of memorizing a bunch of JUNK, I chose to understand the concepts in such a way as to avoid the need to memorize all of that nonsense. When I meet with a student I try to convey the essence of what really is important to know without all the extra bull**** that is not necessary. Doreen bought into my way of thinking (I believe that I am a good salesman in that regard) about mathematics which helped her to learn a great deal in a short time (about 3 weeks). If I had as much time to work with her as I have with most students, I believe very strongly that she would have achieved an even better result.
Nov 7, 2019
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Elena D.

Math Tutoring

I hired Bill to tutor my daughter in Algebra II based on the other references. We are happy to confirm BILL is great! My daughter said she is now understanding math and that he did a great job explaining everything she was having trounle with in class. Highly recommend!!
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I will continue to support Jane (name changed to protect privacy) during this school year. She asks good questions during our tutoring sessions. It is a joy to work with her.
Sep 4, 2018
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Reginald b.

Math Tutoring

Bill is an exceptional Tutor. His ability to teach and inspire kids to grasp the complexities of Math are unique. He is definitely a 5 Star Tutor and a gifted teacher. We will definitely use Bill again.
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I enjoyed working with Rachel (name changed to protect privacy). She was extremely attentive to my instruction and she asked questions for clarification on some of the points to ensure that she understood thoroughly. I will be pleased to provide her with support in the future.
Jul 11, 2018
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge clients by the hour. If you wish to commit to 10 or more hours of services, then I will apply a 10% discount.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    If a new customer is not satisfied with the first session, I will not ask for payment.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I stay current on the latest developments in education since I am a retired classroom teacher. This prepares me to be a more successful tutor.

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