Yale Math PhD: SAT prep, gifted-child math and physics
Who I am:
NOT your run-of-the-mill tutor. Before a career on Wall Street, I was a professional, world-class mathematician. I have an MS and a PhD in mathematics from Yale University, and summa cum laude BS and MS in mathematics from the former USSR. A graduate of one of the Soviet Union's elite math-and-physics high schools, I was also a multiple Mathematics Olympiad winner.
What I can do for you:
(1) SAT/ACT and ISEE/SSAT test prep. Important as they may be, test-taking techniques...
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Andrei has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 9 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Featured review
Phenomenal tutor!
Andrei tutored my daughter for SAT Math, and for the SAT Math 2 subject test. His online classes were amazing and she grasped the subject matter quickly. Andrei also gave her great tips on working faster and more efficiently. This helped tremendously on the exams. Andrei tutored her for three months for the SAT Math, she took the exam once and scored a 780 on the math. He then tutored her for a month for the SAT 2 math, she scored an 800 on that exam. We are very grateful to Andrei, for helping her achieve this. I would recommend Andrei very highly, his patience and dedication is outstanding! Thanks Andrei!
Krupa, 120 lessons with Andrei
Incredible person, and a professor.
I value honesty and creativity. Myself, I went to some great schools and some horrible ones, for sure, I can spot good, great, and not so great teacher. Andrei approaches math as a puzzle, a fun one, and it's not a type that would scratch the surface. Most professors these days just cover the topic so briefly, for lack of passion, lack of time or lack of knowledge. Andrei goes in dept, and very much appreciates math and the beauty of it. Since my Harvard classes, I did not see this level of expertise. My daughter comes out of the class full of energy and looks enriched not exhausted. Learning should be fun, should be engaging and should be most of all curious why, and why journey. As a contrarian, I agree with everything that Andrei shared beyond math with my daughter. Some might find it offensive, I find it factual and truthful. The world needs more Andrei’s. Thank you.
George, 4 lessons with Andrei
Excellent Math Teacher
So grateful for exceptional lessons with Andrei! My daughter has been working with Andrei for the past 5 months. She has shown an improvement in her critical thinking ability! Lessons with Andrei enabled her to identify the most efficient way to solve ACT/SAT Math problems mentally, without pencil and paper. She has also learned to derive Pre-Calculus formulas without memorizing them. She has been scoring consistently on top of her class since she started her lessons with Andrei. Highly recommend Andrei if you are looking to excel in Math or improve your problem solving abilities!
Elena, 56 lessons with Andrei
Methodology Personalized to Get Results!!
Parents and/or students If you need to win this is the method that will get you there. Andrei’s method is the real deal. More importantly the approach makes sense to our son. By the first lesson lesson we immediately seen results. Our son was already leaping past concepts that he could not visualize before. Parents, this is an investment you need to make for your young minds!
Matthew , 78 lessons with Andrei
Extremely Insightful and Skilled Tutor
I'm using Andrei to help me prepare for the GRE math section and already after 1 session, I learned a lot. His mathematical knowledge and skill, is extremely impressive. I'm overjoyed to have him as a tutor.
Corbin, 3 lessons with Andrei
Unique thinker, train how to think
Andrei is a great teacher. He teaches my son ISEE math and now Mathcount. He teaches how to think, how to come up with the simplest method to solve problems. Particularly many complicated mathematical problems actually do not even need pen and pencil. It is the way how you solve the problem matters. Both my son and myself loved it. Thank you Andrei
Hongfang, 27 lessons with Andrei
Excellent advanced level math tutor!
My son was impressed with Andrei’s lesson and hopes to continue in the future! He said he was able to solve 10 advanced level problem in the hour and was able to learn the concepts from Andrei which would otherwise taken him longer.
Piali, 1 lesson with Andrei
Math competitions
Andrei is an excellent math teacher. Very methodical, analytical, explains well the material. I feel confident that I will succeed. I look forward to more lessons.
Eva, 10 lessons with Andrei
Patient, great at explaining
Really helped me with doing things mentally and doing things a way that was more efficient than my school. Helped me doing things must faster than the way my schoolteacher taught. Uses intuitive examples that are entertaining and intuitive.
Ray, 15 lessons with Andrei
A superior tutor with a brilliant methodology!!
I have been looking for a tutor for a long and tedious time to help my daughter with ACT Math. You see I love my daughter a lot and wanted her to have the very best for this important and impactful test....Therefore, I've searched countless tutor profiles, asked questions and scrutinized so many tutors. You see, I was looking for a tutor that was results oriented but also didn't just have a mediocre, cookie-cutter approach to ACT Math. Additionally, there are sometimes tutors who have impressive credentials and understand some ACT Math principles in their own head but when it comes to communicating and teaching complex Math concepts to others, they are lacking. Not with Andrei, he's not only the most intelligent tutor/teacher my daughter has EVER worked with, but he also possessed that special gift of being able to make the complex simple and communicate it in a clear innovative way. For example, he was able to effectively communicate and explain the material from his point of view and he was able to see and understand it from different angles thus he was able to engage my daughter from her perspective too. Additionally his methodology is pure genius and I wish we offered it in our school systems. Although his rate was more than what I initially budgeted, I am making the adjustments and sacrifices for future lessons because I know it's a good investment overall in my daughter's education (since she wants to go into a stem field in the future that will require lots of math). I'm so thankful I found Andrei. He is definitely an answer to our prayers...If you're looking for the VERY BEST tutor on Wyzant, look no further!
Rose, 2 lessons with Andrei
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