"Excellent Math Tutor! — Dr. B was extremely helpful in preparing my daughter for her AP Calculus exam. He definitely goes the extra mile to keep the parent and student well informed and adjusting the plan to meet the student's needs. He is always available for questions, and he communicates thoroughly with the parent and student. Highly recommended!" -Theresa, Mount Airy, Maryland.
"My son is finding that math is interesting and that he is able to
understand the concepts. Dr. B. uses examples that are relevant to my
son, making the sessions interesting and challenging enough that he
[our son] is
engaged and looks forward for the next [tutorial] class...Excellent tutor" adding later,
I'm very happy, with how
[son's name] is doing and his commitment too. -
Ines, New Market, Maryland
over 500 hours
(on Wyzant...I tutor many hours outside of Wyzant)
over 200 ratings with a 4.9 out of 5 star ratings average on
Wyzant (see preceding image) But note, if you found me via
Craigslist or by some other means outside Wyzant, my direct rates
are lower than if hired through Wyzant since they take a percent
"matchmaking" ongoing fee.
5.0 out of 5 star average rating on Wyzant]
Screenshots from my
Wyzant profile of testimonials -- from mother of an 11
(almost 12) year old girl with autism, of a high schooler taking
Algebra II, and one taking advanced second semester AP Calculus:
Screenshots from my Wyzant profile of testimonials -- from mother of an 11 (almost 12) year old girl with autism, of a high schooler taking Algebra II, and one taking advanced second semester AP Calculus:
Rates and Discounts: Even on Wyzant for long-term I often offer discounts. Screenshots
show 50-56/hour, but long-term 50/hour is possible via Wyzant; and, if you found
me directly (e.g. Craigslist) then even lower, often 40/hr. I often
can offer 5, 10 or more minutes overtime, at no extra charge, if
family is able. Success through deeper understanding, confidence and
mastery by student is my goal!
Learn more about Maryland's "Dr. Math", Harel Barzilai, Ph.D., below:
♦ Concept-centered yet results-oriented;
→ Fluent in English: moved to U.S. at the age of 6 (the only
"accent" I have is, perhaps, a New England accent)
→ "Multi-factor" approach helps with:
♦ Mastery of math content;
♦Enhancing of general problem-solving skills;
♦Improvement of ability to communicate verbally
and in writing;
♦ Help with studying tips and test-taking skills;
♦ If desired, help with issues of mental focus, test-anxiety,
and successful stress-management.
"Awardees: Elzora Bellamy (high school) Dolores Bonincontri (middle school) Jennifer Taylor-Cox (elementary school) Jessica Raspa (middle school) Virginia Hinckley (elementary school) Kathy Swire (elementary school) Harel Barzilai (university level) Elaine Lazzaro (curr. Teacher Specialist Elem. Math/Sci)"
2012 Gold Award Honoree for over $500,000 of external grants during my
12 years at SU, including the then-highest ever ($513,000) National Science Foundation
grant SU faculty had received (2001), which helped SU's Math Dept launch
its first-ever Masters program as well as awarding hundreds of thousands in
free tuition to K-12 math teachers across 12 counties in Delmarva.
Later I was awarded $95,000 from the
Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
Do you, dear reader, always feel fully appreciated? No? Well, "join the club" then! But sometimes one is fortunate enough to hear it -- in this case, very fortunate and humbled, as I was when Salisbury University (where I taught for 12 years) released this Appreciation Video, where students name their favorite faculty and staff who made a positive difference for them (I'm featured at 0:28-0:35 of the video below)