Education is my passion. I naturally love to learn, challenge myself, and help others do the same. I earned a B.A. in Psychology then began teaching Middle School English. You would think this career choice and degree were unrelated, but it's actually all that kept the middle schoolers from driving me crazy! While teaching, I earned a B.S. in the Biological Sciences and earned a biotechnology certificate afterwards. During this period, I also kept up a healthy volunteer pastime teaching a w... [more]

Algebra 1

If you're having trouble with math, it's likely that you're relying on memorizing procedures and rules. The only problem with that is as you memorize more and more material, you'll eventually come to a point where you'll have trouble distinguishing one formula from another and even when to apply them. To excel in math is to comprehend, and that's exactly what I help my students do. We build from the fundamentals and continue building. I'll equip you with what you need to better understand the language of mathematics. These skills you'll take with you to all of your future math classes, and you may even end up enjoying mathematics more than I do!

Algebra 2

The principles required for mastery of both Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 are identical. The expression of these principles, however, is a little different. The hurdles people usually confront with Algebra 2 come mainly from their relying on memorizing procedures and rules. The only problem with that is as you memorize more and more material, you'll eventually come to a point where you'll have trouble distinguishing one formula from another and even when to apply them. To excel in math is to comprehend, and that's exactly what I help my students do. We build from the fundamentals and continue building. I'll equip you with what you need to better understand the language of mathematics. These skills you'll take with you to all of your future math classes, and you may even end up enjoying mathematics more than I do!

Biology

I have earned my Bachelor of Science degree in the Biological Sciences and a certificate in biotechnology. The depth of Biology makes it engrossing and fun. Allow me to prove it to you!

Chemistry

Chemistry is amazing! It's also not difficult at all when you understand the main, underlying principles that guide chemistry problem solving. I'll give you examples to make chemistry more coherent, relevant and less abstract. If you are willing to work hard, what seemed to be a foreign language will become a healthy second language! Please note that I currently only teach high school chemistry.

Grammar

Grammar is essential to written and verbal communication. Having command of English grammar allows one to vary sentence structure, be more expressive and exact, and make an impact.

General Computer

Geometry

Prealgebra

Prealgebra helps you transition into more abstract math. I'll present the class to you in a way that makes this transition clear, coherent, and comprehensive. We will build from the fundamentals and continue building. You'll end up better understanding the language of mathematics. These skills you'll take with you to all of your future math classes, and you may even end up enjoying mathematics more than I do!

Reading

Spanish

Writing

English

I have taught English professionally as a middle school teacher. It goes without saying that I was certified by the State of Florida to teach English. My methods are unique and lessons stress application and genuine learning.

SAT Math

Elementary Math

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught various elementary school subjects one-on-one to students struggling with math, science, reading and writing. My experience instructing elementary school students as a tutor for many years helped refine my approach and tool set, and I have had great success. Poor grasp of fundamental concepts are often at the heart of poor performance in elementary school. For example, many of my students improved writing proficiency after being engaged to think clearly about a concept and then to apply this skill in original work.

Study Skills

Students of any subject must approach their studies with commitment, discipline, efficiency and effort to do well. Through my decade of teaching experience, working with students of all learning styles, dispositions and needs, I have developed excellent methods to improve my students' study skills. Whether it's organizing folders, information, time or thoughts, study skills are key to academic success.

Hindi

I grew up speaking Urdu and Hindi. If you would like to learn how to speak either, I can be of service. If you would like to learn how to read and write, then that I can only offer for Urdu. Urdu and Hindi are very closely related, and in colloquial speech there is not much distinction. However, the written characters for Hindi are based on Sanskrit while those of Urdu are based on Arabic.