Harel Barzilai

Harel B.

Frederick, MD

About Harel B.

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Harel teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 1990
Last sign in: More than two months


Gentle, patient tutor with a Ph.D. in mathematics plus extensive K12 experience*, empowering students to understand concepts, the How and Why behind the math (with 4.9 out of 5 star rating on another tutor website) "There's no such thing as a 'dumb question' -- it is only by asking questions, exploring, taking risks, and being willing to be wrong or make mistakes, that we can learn, and grow." -Dr. B.
Honors: Dartmouth college Tutoring excellence award; Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics award for "Outstanding College Mathematics Education Professor." Nominee 2006 at Cornell University Math Department Teaching Award (Dec 2006) Almost 20 years also helping students manage test-taking anxiety, procrastination, focus (methods of Dr. Emmett Miller, M.D.) Hobbies: bike; nature walks. Look forward to helping you!

*(running workshops and teaching courses for current K12 teachers; teaching college classes for future K12 teachers; grants)

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Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Teaching award, post-secondary category "Outstanding College Mathematics Education Professor"


Ph.D, Mathematics
Sep 1991 - Aug 1997
Cornell University
Masters in Mathematics
Sep 1988 - Dec 1990
University Of Chicago
Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics
Sep 1985 - Mar 1988
Dartmouth College

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Outstanding College Mathematics Education Professor
Oct 2004
Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics


Mathematical Association of America
Jan 1996

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is a professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. Members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business, and industry.

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David R. May 5, 2016
· Algebra 2 · In studio
I was absolutely amazed by Dr. B's attention to detail and patience as he took me from basic arithmetic and (failing Frederick Community College's placement test) to Algebra 2 and scoring high enough on the test to pass into college level math on my 2nd try! I have never been good at math, and my Criminal Justice major only required 1 math class. However I still needed to pass the placement test into college level math...so I could satisfy my degree. Dr. B' is committed to each of his students and genuinely cares about their success in life. Not only is he good at the subject matter of math (all kinds), but good at teaching it and explaining the theories behind what makes numbers work.
-David R.
Anna May 3, 2016
· Algebra 2 · In studio
Before seeking help from Dr.B my son was struggling, but now he is bringing home his amazing test scores. Truly thankful for Dr. B!!
Dien Apr 30, 2016
· AP Calculus · In studio
I cannot say "Thank You" enough to Dr. B for helping my son John get back on top in math and AP math courses. He got a good SAT math score, 2 big scholarships, accepted to a good college this fall...If you have an opportunity to help your son or daughter. Please, do not wait, they need help ASAP. Dr. B helped my son about 1 and 1/2 year (2-4 hours a week).
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