Bill Knows Math
Bill Knows Math

Bill Knows Math

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$40/hour
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Math type

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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.
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Hired 207 times

Serves Yorktown, VA

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8 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.

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Saravana S.
Dec 21, 2021
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Mr. Bill Pow is an excellent teacher. He was able to pinpoint the area of weakness in Calculus my 11th grade daughter had and he was able to help her achieve A grade in Math. My daughter says he makes it simpler, easier to understand and he makes learning Math fun and his classes are not boring. We are very happy to have him as a tutor for my daughter.

Details: High school • Calculus • 14 - 17 years old • Improve grades at school • Learn new topics and techniques • As recommended by teacher • Remotely (phone or internet)

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I have very much enjoyed working with Jane (name changed to protect privacy) since August. She is excelling with her AP Calculus AB course because she comes to each session well prepared to learn. Occasionally, Jane needs to ask a question (usually for clarification) about a procedure or the "best" way to approach the solution to a problem. Recently, we have been preparing for the SAT. We are reviewing problems that Jane found on the internet which are actual problems that have appeared on an SAT exam in the past. This is my preferred method of helping a student to prepare for either the SAT or ACT.
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Anthony M.
Sep 10, 2021
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My experience with Bill was nothing short of spectacular! Bill was very accommodating to my schedule, and always went the extra mile to make sure that he was available for tutoring. He is absolutely amazing at explaining concepts, and really cares about his students learning the math. I used to look at math and think it was hieroglyphics; I have always hated math. Bill crammed about 12 years of math in my head in only 4 weeks. I went from completely bombing SAT math practice exams to scoring very high on my actual SAT. I highly recommend Bill as a tutor for anyone who really needs to learn how to understand and calculate any math problem. Lastly, Bill has a great heart. He will go out of his way no matter what time to help you learn the material. Honestly, I would say that you are doing yourself a disservice if you are struggling with math, and don’t ask Bill for some help. Thank you for all of your help Bill.

Details: College • SAT1 • Math • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Mark P.
Aug 5, 2021
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I've had a fear of math my entire life. I never graduated from college because of that fear of math. When I decided to confront that fear, I knew I would need someone to help. Bill Pow was the right choice. He was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and supportive. Bill actually made me enjoy learning math. I appreciate Bill for understanding my fear of math and helping me get through it. I recommend anyone looking for a math tutor to use Bill. He's awesome!!!

Details: Undergraduate school • Statistics • 45 - 64 years old • Learn new topics and techniques • More than once a week • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

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Dana W.
Mar 29, 2022
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Bill has gone over & above tutoring my daughter with Pre-Calculus. Responsive, professional, understanding and excellent communicator. I’m delighted we found him and look forward to a long tutor relationship through high school graduation.

Details: High school • Precalculus • 14 - 17 years old • Improve grades at school • Once a week • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Samantha (name changed to protect privacy) was able to greatly improve her grade from a "D" to a "B" by meeting with me for less than 20 hours during a 2-month period.
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Lauriann B.
Jun 3, 2021
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I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Bill for being an amazing tutor! As a fellow educator, I can truly appreciate talent when I see it and Bill is beyond talented when it comes to tutoring Math. I was very skeptical at first being Bill was located out of state and it would only be online but I was beyond pleasantly surprised to a point of feeling Bill was a true gift and blessing to find! If you don't believe you can find a needle in a haystack - well you have never found Bill! His ability to present Geometry to my 8th grade daughter in such an understanding manner for both comprehension and retention was remarkable. They spent many hours in my living room, and from the first session where I heard my daughter a bit reserved until then I listened to he working problems out loud collaboratively and transcending that information into her work groups during class was amazing to witness! As soon as school gets in gear next year, we will be back on his calendar regularly whether to prep for SATs, homework support, FSAs or EOCs, Bill is someone I can count on to make even the most complex of problems relatable and understandable. If I could give him 10 stars I would. He excels in his professionalism, expertise, responsiveness and availability - all with the intent to share his passion for math! Sending our gratitude from Florida to you in Virginia! Do not let being out of state defer anyone from using Bill!!

Details: High school • Geometry • 14 - 17 years old • Improve grades at school • Learn new topics and techniques • More than once a week • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Wendy (name changed to protect privacy) is one of my all time favorite students. She always brought the most important thing with her to every one of our sessions, a positive attitude. Wendy worked extremely hard during the 4th quarter to understand many concepts that she had been struggling with all year. I strongly believe that she now has a very good understanding of the Geometry curriculum as required by the state of Florida. I shall be extremely pleased to work with Wendy in the future when she needs help.
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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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