Scott has a Master's degree in Economics and a BA in Elementary Education. He began tutoring Brooklyn students in 2011. He worked for a non-profit organization tutoring students in low income families. That organization lost their funding after one short year. He was fortunate enough to have a few great families who hired him on to be a private tutor for their children. His meager three families quickly turned into over 30 families in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn. Currently he works online creating math courses and tutoring math students onine. He also writes educational workbooks for grade school students. Most importantly, he is a proud husband and father.
Scott believes that any student can be good at math if they know the fundamentals. That is why his courses and tutoring sessions focus on the fundamentals of math that will prepare students for success in the future.
You can check out the free math website he created at https://www.nymathtutor.com/
His paid courses can be found on Udemy by going to https://www.udemy.com/ and searching for Scott Grierson.
Scott is a not only a great Tutor but he’s also a great person. He connected with my son. His approach is thoughtful and engaging. My son actually looked forward to his tutoring sessions.
Mr. Scott explains math problems in a very simple way.
What I liked about working with Mr. Scott is that he would always come on time. And he would always come prepared and ready to work. He would have all the tools he needs and he would always bring extra work. He is friendly with my son. He is very dedicated and passionate of what he does. He is very professional. He was a great math tutor and we miss him.
When I work with a new student I like to do a free session where I give an evaluation. This allows me to find the areas where the student needs help and to see if we are a good match.
I have a BA in elementary education and I have been tutoring students in 2nd to 9th grade for the past 8 years.
When I travel to teach a lesson I charge $80 per hour. For online lessons I have charged between $25 and $40 in the past.
I had the opportunity to teach ESL in South Korea for a year. That opportunity sparked my interest in teaching. When I returned I went back to school and earned my BA in elementary education.
I have worked with students in Kindergarden all the way up to the ninth grade. I have experience and some training working with students who have learning disorders as well. I am comfortable working towards the goals of an IEP.
One of my proudest accomplishments was having a student go from a 1 on the New York State Math Test all the way up to a 4, in just one year. This is not typical, and it actually brought the mother and I to tears. I worked very hard with that student and had to overcome a great number of obstacles. Seeing that progress is what makes me love my job.
I would tell the student to try a lesson and see if they feel the tutor is a good match for what they are trying to accomplish.
The student should think about what they do well and what they struggle with. Then they should ask themselves why they are struggling in certain areas. Finally, they should ask themselves what goals they have for school. It could be going from a D in math to a B or learning how to do long division.