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]

Algebra 1

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.

Algebra 2

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.

Vocabulary

Grammar

Geometry

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.

Prealgebra

Precalculus

Reading

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.

Writing

English

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.

SAT Math

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.

Literature

I tutor students for the SAT literature subject test every year, but I can also help high school and college students with literature assignments.

GRE

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.

Proofreading

GED

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.

SAT Reading

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.

SAT Writing

TOEFL

GMAT

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.

Probability

PSAT

SSAT

Spelling

ACT Reading

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Science

Elementary Math

Elementary Science

Elementary (K-6th)

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.

ESL/ESOL

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.

Discrete Math

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).

ASVAB

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.

ISEE

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.

Regents

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.

IELTS

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.

Study Skills