Qualifications & Experience

Private tutoring: Academic subjects, including mathematics, sciences, geography, history, and writing.

Test-prep: Techniques for raising scores on "standardized tests" such as SAT/PSAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc. (as well as Regents, AP, GED, ASVAB and Civil Service exams).

Tutoring Approach/Experience
APPROACH:
I focus on understanding of the concepts and developing the student's ability to solve problems -- rather than tedious drill and temporary memorization.


EXCELLENCE
1. I get results! (Demonstrated score improvement, passing courses, raising grades, etc.)
2. Knack for establishing good rapport with each student.
3. Focus on understanding concepts and developing skills and strategies to solve problems.
4. Also, my ability to make things understandable, in writing and in discussion.


EXPERIENCE:
30+ years college teaching, plus private tutoring in academic subjects and "test-prep" techniques. Also taught and/or managed many employee-training programs. Developed curricula for training programs, civil-service exam preparation courses, etc. as well as for after-school science clubs and summer camps.

My professional career was primarily in software development and management, at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL), Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies, and as a software consultant and website developer.

I am also a professional writer, with thousands of pages published, and I currently host two weekly radio shows on a local radio station. Since my early retirement from BNL in 1999, I have increased my teaching and tutoring, as well as my professional writing and radio-broadcasting activities.

Education

1964

Polytechnic Institute

Mathematics

1970

Polytechnic Institute

Physics

1976

SUNY Stony Brook

Computer Science (postgraduate studies)

Degree

1964

Bachelors

1970

Doctorate

1976

Enrolled

Subjects

Math

Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Common Core
Calculus
Differential Equations
Discrete Math
Elementary Math
Finite Math
Geometry
Linear Algebra
Logic
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Probability
Statistics
Trigonometry

Test Preparation

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
COOP/HSPT
DAT
GED
GMAT
GRE
ISEE
LSAT
MCAT
Praxis
PSAT
Regents
SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SSAT
ASVAB

ACT

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science

SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing

English

English (K-8)
High School Level English
College Level English
Essay Writing
Grammar
Reading & Comprehension
Proofreading
Vocabulary

Science

Anthropology
Archaeology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Electrical Engineering
Geology
Organic Chemistry
Physical Science
Physics

Social Studies

Anthropology
Archaeology
U.S. History
European History
Geography
Government & Politics
Philosophy
Political Science
World History

Language

Public Speaking
Reading

Professional

Public Speaking

Computer

C
C++
Computer Science
Computer Gaming
Fortran
HTML / CSS
Java
MATLAB
Networking
Pascal
PHP
Python
SQL
UNIX
Visual Basic
Linux
Macintosh
JQuery
Perl
JavaScript

Other

Homeschool

Bruce Alan ’s Rating

4.5
5.0
Articulation
4.3
Proficiency
4.3
Punctuality

Reviews

C++
Chloe W.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

This professor is patient, understands the ins and outs of C++, and an awesome person.

3 months ago
Chloe W. reviews Bruce Alan Martin
C++
Bradon C.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Professor Martin's teaching lessons have been very helpful to me. He focuses on making sure there is an understanding of the topic rather than specifics, and that I understood concepts rather than just trying to complete a single assignment. The lessons definitely benefitted me and I feel that I learned as well as solidified my knowledge with them.

5 months ago
Bradon C. reviews Bruce Alan Martin
Java
Robby S.
5.0 Articulation
0.0 Proficiency
0.0 Punctuality

It was a significant learning experience, and I enjoyed it.

9 months ago
Robby S. reviews Bruce Alan Martin
C
Kris W.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Great Tutor/Professor. Very patient and makes sure you get the concepts before proceeding!

a year ago
Kris W. reviews Bruce Alan Martin