I have a passion for teaching. I have 10 years high school chemistry teaching experience at the AP, accelerated, 1 and 2 levels. I also teach freshman chemistry at the college level at Western New England University. I can help you through either your high school or college chemistry class. I have also taught a very successful TEAS math and science review course at QCC. All students who I have privately tutored have passed the math and science sections. I would love to help you succeed! I offer a laid back, friendly and non-judgmental environment.
I hold a Bachelors in Biochemistry from Regis College and a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from UMass Medical School. I also have research experience in Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as well as tissue and stem cell culture.
"As a former student of Mrs. Szydlo, I would strongly recommend her as a tutor for students who both need extra help or are looking to excel beyond their peers. I first studied under Mrs. Szydlo my junior year of high school in Chemistry. She taught with a markedly different style than other teachers; her style was developed in her time educating at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, a public high school for advanced students. Mrs. Szydlo focused on teaching theory tightly coupled with practice, which allowed us to develop a more intuitive and logical understanding of Chemistry. Mrs. Szydlo also provided exercises of varying difficulty which allowed her to gauge students’ aptitude and direct them appropriately. The next year, I again studied under Mrs. Szydlo in Advanced Placement Chemistry, a college level course which students could earn college credit for if they score well on a Standardized Exam. In this class, she balanced nurturing advanced and struggling students. She also encouraged team work and was always open to assist eager students to solve her weekly brain teasers, affectionately known as ‘Friday Problems’. Mrs. Szydlo’s best talent in teaching was her ability to break down large, complex problems into small manageable pieces that we could solve. This problem solving approach has been instrumental to my success through my career, both in academia and industry. When I left Mrs. Szydlo, I found myself well prepared for college at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and ready for research in affiliation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later on designing quantitative analysis software in a Fortune 100 company. A final note about Mrs. Szydlo is that while she is a great educator, she also knows when to be tough with a student who needs discipline, like I certainly did."
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