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Serge S.

PhD student tutoring in math, English, and beyond!

Chapel Hill, NC (27514)

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I view teaching as a calling, rather than a job. Needless to say, I am very passionate about teaching and helping students improve. I take an individualized approach to each student. That is, I try to figure out what works best for them. I believe in focusing on developing lasting understanding of concepts involved, rather than memorizing. I believe that knowing WHY something is the case makes a subject a lot easier (not to mention more fun).

Currently I am a PhD student at one of the best Political Science programs in the country (top 10), and SAT and GRE teacher for the Princeton Review. Before that I earned a Masters (in Political Science as well) from Northeastern University with a perfect 4.0 GPA. During my undergraduate studies I also studied Communication Studies, International Studies, and Russian Studies. Furthermore, I was a member of speech and debate team and was a recipient of speech and debate scholarship two years in the row.

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Serge’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Russian, Statistics
Martial Arts
Test Preparation:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Government & Politics

I am a PhD student in Political Science. I have MA in Political Science from Northeastern University (earned a 4.0). Political Science was also one of my majors during my undergraduate studies.


I have an extensive quantitative background, including numerous methods, mathematics, and deductive logic courses.

Public Speaking

I was a member of a speech and debate team in college for 3 years. For the last two I was a recipient of a speech and debate scholarship. Additionally, I held multiple leadership positions that required utilization of public speaking skills on a regular basis. Furthermore, one of my majors during my undergraduate studies was Communication Studies.


I have about a year and a half of professional interpreting experience from English to Russian. I also minored in Russian during my undergraduate career and received a certificate in Translation Studies (concentrating in Russian). I am also a native speaker.


Took numerous courses in statistics and research methods at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Received an "A" on all stats courses and exams.

Study Skills

Study skills will have a profound impact on your academic success. I have spent years learning and researching how to improve my study skills. The results were evident, as I have recently earned a Master's degree with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Investing in your study skills is worthwhile, as it will improve your potential success in any discipline you choose to study.


Recently took a TOEFL test and scored 117 out of 120! (Reading 29/30, Listening 30/30, Speaking 29/30, Writing 29/30)

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University of North Carolina Charlotte (Political Science)

Northeastern University, Boston, MA (Master's)

UNC Chapel Hill (in progress) (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Serge will travel within 25 miles of Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

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