As part of my radio show I have a special segment, called “Talk Tuesdays,” where I sit down and talk with an interesting individual–who is either a politician, educator, entrepreneur, or lawyer. And on this special segment, I have invited my good friend and math tutor, Steve Reiss, to share his personal story of how he became “The Math Magician” and why he calls himself “The Most Boring Author in San Diego”
Steve Reiss started his journey as a freshly minted MBA graduate–picking up jobs wherever he could find such as lawn mowing and ditch digging. However it would not be until he climbed a series of corporate rungs on a ladder, that he would finally make a complete 180 turn to what he enjoys today as a math tutor and test-prep book author.
In our interview I did not only learn about his special relationship that he has with his brother Mike Reiss (one of the producers and writers of The Simpsons), and his insight on the SATs, but also his lifestyle as an entrepreneur. He tells me this,
“When you work in a corporate environment, on the weekends you wonder if your boss thinks you are a hot commodity. But when you work as an entrepreneur on the weekends you wonder what opportunities am I not exploiting”–which he says is a much healthier way to live.
Today he has published two more “boring” books on test-prep examinations and continues to tutor Math and teach SAT seminars all over San Diego; he is now expanding his business to China.
To listen, click on the link below.
To get more information on his tutoring services, go to www.themathmagician.com
(Photo Credit: Earnie Grafton from the Union Tribune Newspaper in San Diego, Ca)