I am a PhD student in physics
at MSU. I did my undergraduate work in mathematics
at the University of Minnesota. I hold MA junior high school and high school teaching licenses for physics and mathematics, both for grades 5 -12. I'm also a former Princeton Review test prep instructor, and a highly experienced private tutor. I can help you with:
•Math SAT II
level I or level IIC
•Most college mathematics courses
, except for biological sciences
•MTEL general exam, physics, and mathematics
I have perfect scores on many math and science
standardized exams, and have gotten 99th percentile scores on the verbal sections of the PSAT, SAT, GRE, and GMAT. I recently (12/3/2009) sat for the GRE to get a current score to support a fellowship application, and received an 800 on the quantitative section and a 790 on the verbal section. I have edited college applications, graduate school applications, grant applications, and one successful Rhodes Scholarship application. I love physics, but sometimes I wish I had been a dramaturge, and I think I'd make a good one : ) You can be confident that I can help you with the subjects I've listed that are outside the sciences, and in fact I am an excellent one-stop-shopping resource for your own or your child's college application
I have taken a year of general and organic chemistry
and gotten A's in biology
, and I've studied PChem. There are better tutors for biology and for organic chemistry
, but I'm a very good inorganic, general, A.P, and high school chem
I have tutored privately in the Wellesley area for about a year. I have 6 years of college teaching and tutoring experience, and I am happy to share references with you.
I am good at helping students see fast gains on standardized exams scores, by tapping into what they have already learned and also inculcating confidence as well as an understanding of the game theory of the exam.
My style is to help you use the muscles you have already built in your academic training and general life before giving you new tools, with the goal being to help you discover that the thing in front of you is not all that scary after all. I want you to, as quickly as possible, no longer need my services nor those of any other tutor. I like sharing my strengths and seeing my students succeed.
Good luck, and please email