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ACT ▌SAT ▌Math SAT I+II subject tests ▌PSAT
ISEE ▌SSHAT ▌SSAT ▌NY state tests ▌Regents
ERB ▌Hunter exam ▌Matholympiad ▌Math Kangaroo ▌AMC


all school math subjects 1-12 ▌AP calculus AB/BC ▌multivariable-calc I-III ▌linear algebra ▌Singapore math ▌Exeter math

international: IB O and A Levels (England) ▌Abitur (German Gymnasium) ▌BAC (French Lyce)

Hello! My name is Gregory Stodolsky, UC Berkely/Sorbonne magna cum laude mathematics grad. I am a math subject and standardized exam tutor and author of math-help books with a genuine love of helping students achieve their full potential. With 20 years of fantastic results tutoring elementary/ middle and high-school mathematics and standardized exams, I have developed a huge arsenal of tricks and best practices for each and every one of these exams and for each and every topic in school-math.

Having tutored both the English and the math sections of the standardized exams extensively, I love to share the insights and methods I have developed that dramatically improve scores.

The other half of what I do is math subject tutoring. The combination of being something of a math protege early on, and 20 years of experience tutoring math makes me unique in this respect.

My experience with the other mathematics tutors on the market is that they are either former humanities students and not very confident in their mathematical abilities often even needing to review math exercises before teaching a class, or they are graduate level math students with little experience teaching at the high-school level. For this second type of tutor, being good at math usually does not translate into actually being able to help students navigate the many pitfalls of elementary/ middle and high-school math.

I try to emphasize the fundamental concepts that reappear throughout both math and English. I believe that tutoring should be more than just rote memorization to pass the next exam, as this does not does not lead to any real long-term progress for the student. In fact, one of the flaws of my business model is that too many students gain enough skill and confidence and no longer need me!

In reality, of course, sometimes students do simply have to get through the next exam.

In every case, students will be glad to have a tutor who provides a meaningful learning process, while at the same time offering a path to immediate improvement. Over the years I have developed nuanced approaches to best help each particular type of student.

Still truly in love with math, a good part of my clients are exceptional students doing work well above their grade levels. Some are considering a future in science or even math itself. I do a lot of calculus AB/BC, college multi-variable, linear algebra and more.

Coming from a highly academic background (see resume) I majored in math at UC Berkeley and received a “Licénce de Math” from the 7th branch of the Sorbonne (Jussieu, Paris 7). I received a “mention bien” (magna cum laude) on my first pass. (See below)

My own most recent scores (2019) are:

SAT 1570 (M 780, E 790) out of 1600. ACT 36 (E36 R36 M36 S36)

I’ve worked with many of the premiere and widely respected tutoring companies in the Tri-state area.

In recent years asides from successfully tutoring I have also been working on a math-help book. In 2011 I translated a book on quantum mechanics. I play guitar as well as amateur chess (rating 1916, 97% chess.com, 3 day).

A Licence de Math at the 7th branch of the Sorbonne (Jussieu, Paris 7) is the pride of the grand nation and notoriously rigorous. A Licence de math is also far more extensive mathematically than a US mathematics BA, to which it is legally equivalent, even from a great school like UC Berkeley. In France you study only pure mathematics, no other subjects, and so many consider a Licene de Math to be much more like a MA than a BA in mathematics. Only 30% even pass their Licence on their first attempt.

Education

1991

University of California - Berkeley

mathematics

Degree

1991

Masters

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