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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

74 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…

Myths of Learning Disabilities

There are several myths about learning disabilities that can make things harder for students with learning disabilities and those seeking to help them. This is a short introduction to what learning disabilities are and how best to teach a student with learning disabilities.

How to Write A First Draft

No matter what you’re writing, starting it is often the hardest part. You may have plenty of ideas and not know where to begin, or you may have no ideas and have nothing to begin with. Regardless of your situation, once you take that first step you’ll often find that writing becomes much easier, and…

How to Do Good Research

Research is the foundation for many types of academic essays, and it can be difficult to write a good essay without a good foundation. Research takes time and effort, and it will probably take up a significant portion of the time you spend working on your assignment. Doing thorough research will make your essay stronger…

How to Organize an Academic Essay

Even if you have great ideas, disorganization can be a big roadblock to a successful essay. Keeping your paper clear and organized will make your arguments easier to understand and will make the paper easier to read. When you’re struggling to come up with ideas, the proper structure can also help you develop your arguments…

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.