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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

66 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…

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…

How to Write a Conclusion Paragraph

Like a perfect gymnast’s routine, a good essay all comes down to the dismount. You warm-up with an introduction. And in your body paragraphs you twist and turn — all while trying to keep a balanced argument. But if you really want to stick the landing, you’ll need a strong conclusion.

How to Argue Better: The Toulmin Model

The art of effective arguing is lost on most people these days, but you don’t have to be one of them wandering in the dark. Luckily, our friend Mr Toulmin has put together a little model to help us craft coherent arguments. And to help you write better essays.

What is Passive Voice and How Do I Avoid It?

Passive voice is used by many writers, but it is found by readers to be an annoying grammatical quirk. It’s wordy and confusing. And although it is used by some writers to sound smart, usually you are just made to sound robotic and distant. How can it be avoided by you? Let that be found…

Should I Apply to Graduate School?

Back in the day, a bachelor’s degree was special, but nowadays everybody and their mother has one. Some think graduate school will sort them from the crowd of job seekers, but it certainly isn’t for everyone. If you’re thinking about graduate studies, slow down and consider a few things first.

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Write

No matter the major, no matter the school, college students do a lot of writing. Your English instructors will be throwing assignments at you as soon as you walk through the door, and even your other instructors want see what you’re made of. But what do you do when you don’t know what to write…