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 Big Data Analyst 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
My son is a JR at a local private HS. He is an honor roll student but confidence to ‘reach’ for more and thereby to get into a great college were not high. He did ok on the PSATs but does need to do better to get into a great engineering school. When looking for SAT courses, I ran into the Knowledge Roundtable and then the profile for Jared. Jared is young enough that my son can relate to him. The most important component that I knew my son needed is to build confidence in all his classes so that he can slam dunk for this very important Junior year in High School. My son has been receiving tutoring (at the Knowledge Roundtable on location in Exeter) twice a week for only 6 weeks so far and he is already so much more confident about and committed to his work load. Respectfully, Lisa
Jared has done an excellent job working with my daughter. He has demonstrated many strategies allowing her to feel more confident with the upcoming tests. His flexibility and patience is exemplary. I would highly recommend Jared to anyone looking for a tutor.
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Blog Articles (34)
Is Group Tutoring More Effective? Choices for Parents
If you have decided to address your child’s academic success by hiring a tutor, there are a number of options available. Some tutoring sessions can be held in professional after-school buildings, where private tutoring companies provide space and instruction. Other tutors are independent contractors, and may be willing to conduct weekly sessions in the privacy of the student’s home, and under …
How Tutoring Can Overcome Obstacles to Learning
In a perfect world, children who experience learning problems would have hours of time to spend with parents, who understood the curriculum, and parents who could answer questions about things like algebra and rocket science. In the real world, working parents are often overrun with packed schedules and obligations, or unable to help children with complex technical homework like science or math.
What is the Best Environment for Learning at Home?
Many parents feel that children receive more homework today than they did in previous generations. A recent study by the Brookings’ Brown Center on Education Policy reported that the after-school assignment load has not actually changed in the past thirty years. The study revealed that the average elementary student has …
How to Find Tutors Near Me
I’ve helped almost 1000 students find a tutor since 2012. In this article, I’m going to answer the question “how to find tutors near me” by introducing you to The Knowledge Roundtable’s tutor search engine of active tutors.
Why a Tutor Search Engine?
If you’ve done any Googling for “tutors near me,” you’ve probably discovered that you don’t get results for individual tutors, …
Books for Academic Excellence
Are you looking for books to help you or your student achieve academic excellence? I recently came across this book list curated by Mark Skoskiewicz, founder of MyGuru, that will help you understand the nature of talent, the science of learning, and the psychology of success: http://www.myguruedge.com/book-recommendations
The page says that these books helped …
As an academic turned businessman, I’ve observed striking differences between communication styles in business and academia. The way I see it, all these differences can be boiled down to one simple idea: in business, it is the writer’s responsibility to make the reader comprehend; in academia, it is the reader’s responsibility to comprehend the writer.…
Have you ever wondered how astronomers calculate the age of the universe? In this tutorial, you will learn about the astronomical theories that allow astronomers to make such calculations, including the Big Bang theory and the expansion of the universe. You will also learn about several key astronomical observations that serve as evidence for these…
The SAT often asks questions about direct variation and inverse variation. These questions use wording like “…varies directly with…”, “…varies inversely with…”, “…is directly proportional to…” and “…is inversely proportional to…” The formulas for direct and inverse variation are as follows. Direct Variation As one variable increases, the other variable increases proportionately.
The SAT often asks questions about remainders. These questions require you to work with divisibility, factors, and multiples. Here is a typical SAT remainder question.
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