Ajay Zutshi, Math And Test Prep
On this platform and on wyzant.com I am on of the top rated tutors in Boston, and it’s not an accident - I love what I do, and I get results
The following story tells you almost everything you need to know about me and my methods and my success rate - While helping a student with calculus, she spontaneously exclaimed, "This is the most fun I've had in math all year!" This was coming from an average student whose goal was "don't fail math." But after working with her for a few months, she got an 'A'. Another student recently texted me "that was the most productive hour of math in my life"
This is my goal for all my students - to enjoy themselves, to enjoy learning, and to strive for excellence.
My Background: I have been a full-time classroom teacher, I have taught summer school, and I have tutored many students, from 10 year olds to law students and everything in between!
Specialties and Qualifications: Math - I majored in Applied Mathematics at Harvard, I scored a 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement Exam, and achieved a perfect score on the SAT II Mathematics test.
Standardized Tests - I tutor all the major standardized tests, including the verbal/reading/writing sections. I have helped students improve their scores on the SSAT, the ACT, the SAT, the GRE, the GMAT, and the LSAT. I have helped students get into elite private schools and into college. I have helped older students get into business school and law school and I'm sure I can help you!
I have taught everything from pre-algebra through pre-calculus when I was a full time teacher at an elite private school in St Louis, Missouri. That included the full progression of Algebra, Algebra II, Trigonometry etc. I have also tutored the SAT and the LSAT many times. I scored 99th percentile on the SAT (perfect score on current scale) and 95th on the LSAT. In all I have over 20 years of experience with countless students in many different subjects. I relate well to young people and I will make our lessons fun and enjoyable - if learning is fun then it becomes easy and interesting.
Thanks for your time and consideration, and best of luck in your studies!!!
***SPECIAL NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: I have extensive experience tutoring students from countries as diverse as China, Korea, Taiwan, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the Republic of Georgia. I also lived and worked in Bahrain and Dubai for several years.
-Billing is in 15 minute increments, minimum 1 hr.
-I usually have more students than I have time available. Therefore if you cancel on short notice (less than 24 hrs) please be advised of the my standard cancellation policy.
-No cancellation fee will be assessed in the case of a documented medical emergency.
-I do give discounts from time to time, please inquire for more information.
I love teaching and everything about it! I do what I love and I love what I do - what could be better than this?!?! I have worked as a full time classroom teacher and as a tutor and I wouldn't trade this for anything.
Type of math
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Varies depending on age and subject matter.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Harvard University, BA, Applied Mathematics
Washington University of St Louis, JD, Legal Studies
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
My rates vary significantly, depending on age, level, location, frequency, etc.
My highest rate for GMAT, GRE, and college math is $180/hr.
For HS math and ACT/SAT, I charge $150/hr.
For lower level math and SSAT/ISEE, I charge $120/hr.
I can offer discounts for prepayment and for volume booking.
How did you get started teaching?
I started tutoring in college many years ago.
What types of students have you worked with?
All kinds! Youngest would be around 4th grade. Oldest was a woman in her 60s going back to grad school for professional reasons.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
See above - when a student who was seeking simply to pass the course ended up loving calculus and having fun learning it!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Be willing to pay for someone with experience doing this full time.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are your goals?