My love of teaching comes from a lifelong love of learning. As a summa cum laude graduate, I know that hard work and dedication to learning can pay off. Over the last 7 years through Wyzant, I have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of students realize their own potential and see their grades and test scores improve. I am a high school teacher and I am completing a master's degree in education (and maintaining a 4.0 average). As a tutor, I specialize in math and English for tests such... [more]
I have experience teaching Algebra 1 to K-12 students, as well as adults who are taking a college course or preparing for an exam. For K-12 students, I am familiar with the common core approach to Algebra 1, and I can help students better understand what they are learning at school and prepare for the Algebra 1 Regents. I cannot directly assist students with school homework that will be graded by the teacher, but I can work with the student on similar problems.
I tutor for Algebra 2 for middle/high school students and adults. I help students better understand Algebra 2 concepts and prepare for the Algebra 2/Trig Regents, ACT/SAT, TASC/GED, and GRE/GMAT. I can also work with adults who are in a college course in algebra 2, trigonometry, or college algebra. For middle school and high school students, I can often create problems during the tutoring session that are very similar to the problems in the student's textbook or homework. I cannot directly assist students with school homework if the homework will be graded by the teacher.
Geometry is my favorite math subject and I love not only helping struggling students succeed in geometry, but also instilling in them the same passion for the subject. I have over 6 years of experience tutoring geometry for elementary school through high school. The subjects I cover include area, perimeter, volume, surface area, lines and angles, polygons, triangles, circles, geometry proofs and logic, coordinate geometry, and trigonometry.
I help students understand basic to advanced trigonometry topics and prepare for the Algebra 2/Trig Regents. Please note that I will not assist students with homework and that I will only use the materials that I provide for the lesson.
I mainly tutor English for test preparation, but I also have experience helping high school and college students with English literature and writing assignments. I help students plan, research, and organize their papers. I also provide guidance on writing, while making sure that the writing itself comes from the student. I can also help students learn to proofread and edit their writing.
I tutor for the math section of the new SAT, as well as the SAT Math Level 1 and Level 2 subject tests. I use the most recent test prep books, online resources, and my own material. My recent SAT students improved on previous scores by up to 250 points after working with me.
I tutor students for the SAT literature subject test every year, but I can also help high school and college students with literature assignments.
On the new GRE, I scored in the 99th percentile in verbal and 97th percentile in quant. I tutor for the entire GRE test, but most students come to me for help on the math section. I share the GRE test-taking strategies I use on the test, but I also focus on making sure the test taker has a solid foundation in the core math and English concepts tested.
Over the past 7 years, I have tutored many students for the GED (and the TASC since it became the test for NYS). Most of the students I have worked with have passed all the sections of the test on their first attempt. I am qualified to tutor for every section of both tests. I focus on teaching the core concepts tested, as well as proven test-taking strategies and time management skills that help students finish quickly and accurately.
I tutor for the new SAT and for the SAT Subject Test in Literature. I have over six years of experience tutoring for all the different sections of the SAT. Students I have worked with have increased their scores by more than 250 points and reached the highest percentiles. For the literature test, I teach all the important literary terms and concepts. For tests, I also teach test-taking skills, including time management and guessing strategies.
I offer GMAT prep for all the sections of the GMAT, but most of my GMAT tutoring experience (over the last six years) has been for the quantitative section. I have taken the test myself several times and consistently scored at or close to the 99th percentile overall. Based on discussions with the test taker and a review of any results of previous tests or practice tests, I can create an individualized plan of study for each person. However, I maintain the flexibility to change the plan as the test taker's skills progress.
I have 6 years of experience providing private tutoring and homeschooling for children in grades 4-6. This summer I will begin teaching in a public school while pursuing my masters in education through the NYC Teaching Fellows. I will receive initial certification to teach English for grades K-12. My goal with children is to introduce and/or reinforce the skills taught in school, while providing fun, caring, and encouragement to help them further explore their world and develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Over the summer break, I can help students to bridge the gap from one grade to the next, so they are fully prepared for the new school year. I can work with the student?s textbooks, or I can bring my own teaching materials and activities, which are always age-appropriate and aligned with NY state common core educational standards. I am also happy to communicate with my students' teachers to coordinate our efforts. I am available for tutoring sessions in the morning, after school, or on evenings and weekends. I can travel to the student's home or any other location that is convenient for the family.
I am a current NYS-certified teacher in TESOL, grades K-12. I am also a former education director of an English language school in midtown Manhattan. I have taught English learners from all over the world. I currently teach high schoolers in a public school, but I have also taught children to adults in private and public settings. My lessons cover the four essential skills in English: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The activities and exercises I design for my students integrate these four skills for faster progress. I also provide homework exercises so that my students have plenty of opportunities to practice between lessons.
I recently took (and earned an A) in an undergraduate discrete math course as part of my second bachelor's degree in math (degree in progress). I can help other students who are taking undergraduate discrete math to better understand the material and prepare for exams. The textbook I used in class was Discrete Math and Its Applications, 7th edition (by Kenneth Rosen).
Over the last 3 years, I have helped many students improve their math and English skills to prepare for the ASVAB test. One of my students raised his score from 22 to 35 after just a few weeks of tutoring, and now he is joining the army! I begin with a diagnostic test of the student's current abilities, which has the same types of questions found on the actual test. This is followed by an in-depth discussion of each question--not just the right answer, but the strategy the student can use to arrive at the right answer in seconds. I also work with students to help them prepare for the ASVAB subject tests by preparing overview lessons on each subject area, practice tests, and material for further study at home.
I have been tutoring for the ISEE (all levels) for about 6 years with great results. Since I specialize in both math and English tutoring, I can tutor for all sections of this test. With every lesson, I don't just teach to the test, but strive to improve the student's core skills in reading, writing, math, and reasoning. However, I do share my best test-taking strategies and encourage students to use them, because I feel they help develop reasoning ability.
I have 6 years of experience tutoring students for the NYS English Language Arts and Mathematics exams, as well as the Geometry Regents, Integrated Algebra Regents, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2/Trig Regents. My goal is to reinforce and expand on what the student is learning in school so that the student is fully prepared for success on the exam. I use current textbooks approved by the state, as well as official practice material from previous Regents exams.
I worked for several years as an instructor and about a year as an Education Director for an English language school in Manhattan that prepared students for various tests of English, including the IELTS, so I am very familiar with the test and its requirements. In total, I have about five years of experience tutoring ESL and the IELTS, specifically. I also earned a TEFL certificate in teaching English as a second language.