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Natalia L.

Brookline, MA

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Natasha from Princeton: Chemistry and Science

Background check passed as of 7/21/14
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Natasha from Princeton: Chemistry and Science

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My main teaching strategy is to achieve full understanding of a subject starting with the initial preparation level and taking into account the individual features of a student. I always try to delineate the problem as specifically as possible and to target it progressively in the course of studies. I work with students interactively, emphasizing the problem solving skills and creative thinking. My approach is to set the goals for a particular student and then focus on accomplishing these goals.

I graduated from Princeton University, completing my Ph.D. in Chemistry. While in Graduate School, I was teaching precepts and laboratory sessions to undergraduates. Before I went to Princeton, I was teaching Chemistry on both undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I started as a tutor during my college years and continued in Graduate School. Currently, I work as as a Research Associate at Harvard Medical School, teaching occasionally. Overall, I have more then 15 years of teaching experience as a tutor and in-class teacher. The major part of my teaching experience in related to the field of Chemistry, including General, Physical, Organic, Analytical Chemistry as well as Biochemistry. I'm also teaching Mathematics,Physics and Biology.

Testimonials

"Highly knowledgeable and competent tutor"

- David, Lexington, MA on 2/15/14

"Great tutor!"

- Woosang, Boston, MA on 9/12/13

"Not good enough at College level"

- Robert, Warren, NJ on 4/7/13

"Great tutor!"

- Morad, Boston, MA on 12/18/12

"Well knowledgeable tutor"

- Monique, Woburn, MA on 12/4/12

"Brilliant!"

- Kevin, Jamaica Plain, MA on 5/19/12

"Very good!"

- Oleg, Allston, MA on 3/11/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, TOEFL
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering,
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Russian,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Accounting, GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
GRE, MCAT,
SAT Math, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Accounting, ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, Russian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemical Engineering

I have a strong educational background in chemistry and physics. At the same time, my work is in the field of engineering. Therefore, I can make a good connection between science and engineering and to help students to understand both subjects. I think that with my education and experience I am qualified to tutor chemical engineering.

ESL/ESOL

I'm not a native English speaker but I have been teaching English at different levels for many years. I can clearly see what students have problems with and improve their learning and understanding. I can help them to develop the strategies to overcome this problems on the basis of my experience as both teacher and learner. I believe that my experience as an English teacher will be very helpful to those who are learning English as a second language. I also have experience of working with student who are not native speakers; when working with them I have developed strategies to learn more efficiently speaking language and to improve reading comprehension. I'm looking forward to teaching ESL and working with student on regular basis.

MCAT

I'm qualified to tutor MCAT since my education has focus on the subjects this test includes. I have a strong background in both Physical and Biological Sciences. At the same time, I work in Medical school, so that I know how to teach these subjects to medical students. I also have developed some strategies and skills to optimize the efficiency and performance.

Organic Chemistry

I have a strong educational background in this field and have been teaching successfully organic chemistry for both undergraduate and graduate students. I'm teaching both discussion sections and laboratory work and also preparing students for exams. I also have an experience with private tutoring of this subject, preparing students to improve their knowledge and prepare to the midterm and final exams. Teaching and coaching for years, I have developed some strategies and methodologies to help students to understand the subject and grasp the materials efficiently. I believe that WyzAnt students will benefit from working with me. I will do my best to improve their knowledge and to help them to become successful.

Russian

My major is Chemistry but I have a good experience in teaching Russian as well. I'm native Russian speaker, Russian is my first language. When I came to the US for Ph.D. program, I started to teach Russian in parallel with my main studies and found it very exciting and rewarding. While in graduate school, I did a lot of Russian teaching both in-class and as private lessons, addressing many topics - general communication, literature and writing, translations and interpreting. For the most part of my time, I worked with college and high school students, but I also have experience of teaching Russian to elementary school students and I had a chance to work with linguists as well. Currently, I also teach Russian privately, but not as much as I used to.
My experience in teaching Russian is broad but my key teaching strategy is universal. I always do my best to achieve full understanding starting with the initial preparation level and taking into account the individual features of a student. I always try to delineate the problem as specifically as possible and to target it progressively in the course of studies. I work with students interactively, emphasizing the problem solving skills and creative thinking. My approach is to set the goals for a particular student and then focus on accomplishing these goals. When teaching Russian, I always try to expose the student to Russian culture as well, and I believe that this is the best way to learn it; cultural exposure makes students understanding deep and makes it much easier to speak the language.

Iniversity of Illinois
Princeton University
PhD

Education

Iniversity of Illinois

Princeton University (PhD)

Highly knowledgeable and competent tutor — According to my student: Natalia has an "encyclopedic knowledge" of chemistry that she is able to clearly and concisely explain. She is accommodating and is focused on giving the student what they need, which is exactly what we're looking for. ...

— David, Lexington, MA on 2/15/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Natalia will travel within 25 miles of Brookline, MA 02446.


About Natalia

My main teaching strategy is to achieve full understanding of a subject starting with the initial preparation level and taking into account the individual features of a student. I always try to delineate the problem as specifically as possible and to target it progressively in the course of studies. I work with students interactively, emphasizing the problem solving skills and creative thinking. My approach is to set the goals for a particular student and then focus on accomplishing these goals.

I graduated from Princeton University, completing my Ph.D. in Chemistry. While in Graduate School, I was teaching precepts and laboratory sessions to undergraduates. Before I went to Princeton, I was teaching Chemistry on both undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I started as a tutor during my college years and continued in Graduate School. Currently, I work as as a Research Associate at Harvard Medical School, teaching occasionally. Overall, I have more then 15 years of teaching experience as a tutor and in-class teacher. The major part of my teaching experience in related to the field of Chemistry, including General, Physical, Organic, Analytical Chemistry as well as Biochemistry. I'm also teaching Mathematics,Physics and Biology.

Testimonials

"Highly knowledgeable and competent tutor"

- David, Lexington, MA on 2/15/14

"Great tutor!"

- Woosang, Boston, MA on 9/12/13

"Not good enough at College level"

- Robert, Warren, NJ on 4/7/13

"Great tutor!"

- Morad, Boston, MA on 12/18/12

"Well knowledgeable tutor"

- Monique, Woburn, MA on 12/4/12

"Brilliant!"

- Kevin, Jamaica Plain, MA on 5/19/12

"Very good!"

- Oleg, Allston, MA on 3/11/12

Education

Iniversity of Illinois
Princeton University
PhD

Education

Iniversity of Illinois

Princeton University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Brookline, MA 02446

Natalia’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, TOEFL
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering,
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Russian,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Accounting, GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
GRE, MCAT,
SAT Math, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Accounting, ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, Russian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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