Andrew Magee

Test Prep and Academic Tutor


Growing up in Dracut, a small farming town in northern Massachusetts, I was originally planning to study music, but I ended up very much enjoying mathematics when I took my first calculus course. I completed undergrad at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where I studied mathematics. It wasn’t until fairly late in my college career—when I was working as a beam steering engineer on a small satellite that would take photographs of the sun—that I discovered that my true passion was physics.

After graduation, I became a teacher in my local public high school, where I taught Algebra 1 and organized weekly math challenges (competition problems) for students and faculty alike. I found that I really enjoy teaching: it is very exciting when a student finally has that ‘clicking’ moment and understands a topic that once was confusing to them.

At AJ Tutoring, I enjoy both sharing my passion for physics with my academic students and coaching students through standardized tests. I’ve found that a structured approach, focusing on concrete strategies, helps make the SAT more approachable, and I enjoy helping students apply logical and mathematical thinking to all components of the exam. With my physics students, I aim to help them develop essential critical thinking and problem solving skills in addition to mastering the content.

My long term goal is to study astrophysical plasmas, but when I’m not studying mathematics and physics, you will likely find me organizing with local activist groups, reading about American labor history, rock climbing, or tending my balcony garden.

Subjects Tutored:

SAT
ACT
PSAT
Academic Algebra 1
Academic Algebra 2

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