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Jared R

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Math Expert And SAT Instructor



Jared, founder of The Knowledge Roundtable, is passionate about the advancement of knowledge. He has a B.S. in astronomy and physics from UMass and an MBA in Advanced Financial Analytics, also from UMass. He has a day job as a Data Scientist in Boston.

He has over 500 hours of tutoring experience in everything from algebra to writing. He taught our SAT prep group courses for two years in NH, and before that developed educational content for math, stats, and finance textbooks for two years. His teaching style is hands-on with a focus on problem-solving and critical thinking.


B.S. Astronomy, Physics, Math UMass Amherst; MBA, UMass Amherst

Subjects of Expertise

SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT English, ACT Science, SSAT, PSAT, GRE Math, GRE Verbal, GMAT Math, GMAT Verbal, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Physical Science, Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Pre-Calculus, ADD/ADHD

81 Tutorials by Jared R

How to Write for the Web: Part 2

In How to Write for the Web: Part 1, we mastered using the inverted pyramid, writing in short paragraphs, making your content easily scannable, and taking the proper amount of time to edit. But there’s still so much to learn, my young grasshoppers. So join me for part 2 of How to Write for the…

solving literal equations

The key to solving this problem is to isolate the variable on one side and then solve.

Spelling pattern 2: Doubling (or 1-1-1) pattern

Students with dyslexia often need explicit instruction in spelling and require repeated practice for mastery. Trained teachers/ therapists know to give ample practice opportunities in reading before introducing the spelling concept. The Doubling or 1-1-1 pattern is the second of five major spelling patterns. The Doubling or 1-1-1 pattern involves the addition of suffixes. A…

Spelling pattern 1: FLOSS (or FLoSZy)

Students with dyslexia often require explicit spelling instruction and much practice before mastery. Trained teachers/ therapists give students ample reading practice before introducing the spelling concept. The FLOSS rule is the first of five major spelling patterns in English. The FLOSS pattern: In a one-syllable base word with a short vowel that ends in /f/,…

Six syllable types

English words can generally be divided into six syllable types. Teaching children the six syllable types can be a powerful tool to help them tackle new, longer words with confidence. A syllable is a speech utterance characterized by one vowel sound. Below are the six syllable types with a brief description and examples. 1. Closed…

Phonological Awareness 1: Count the phonemes

According to the International Dyslexia Association, “dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin…. characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language…” For many students with dyslexia, it is difficult to…

How to Argue Better: The Rhetorical Situation

The art of effective arguing is lost on most folks these days, but you don’t have to be one of them wandering in the dark. With an understanding of Mr. Bitzer’s “Rhetorical Situation” you’ll have one more tool to help you craft better arguments and write better essays.

They’re over There, and Their Grammar, I swear!

Do YOU know the difference between they’re, their, and there, and whether these homophones are used correctly in written communication? It may seem like a silly question, but when I open a letter, a document, or even a newspaper, I often find the misuse of these three simple words, words that sound the same, but…

Order of Operations

Here we will be discussing the topic of “Order of Operations.” Many math students find simplifying an expression to be daunting at first because they do not know which steps to take as there appears to be multiple options. To clarify, the order of operations is ALWAYS: P: Parenthesis E: Exponents M: Multiplication D: Division…

How to Write for the Web: Part 1

Looking for a career in writing or journalism? Starting a blog is a good way to show off your skills to a future employer. That is, if you’re doing it correctly. Writing for the Web isn’t like any other kind of writing, so learning a few basic skills can really help you stand out in…