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New Brunswick, NJ (08901)

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Hi everyone!

I am a college student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. I am majoring in physics and geological science.

I have been tutoring for over a year now. My strategy towards each subject is different. For math and Chinese, I believe in practice. (I am fluent in Chinese). For science students, I teach by explaining to them the concept and theories and everyday uses and then have them practice.

Feel free to contact me; I am always willing to help!

Thanks for looking!

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Shirley’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Test Preparation:
ACT English, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Chemistry, Geology
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT English, ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading


I was born and raised and went to school in China. I speak it everyday in my household and with my other Chinese friends. I have tutored Chinese at other places before and the students all liked me and the way I teach a lot.
Thank you.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored kids k-6th for my friends' siblings. I interact with kids on a daily basis so I am very comfortable around kids. I have helped kids in this category and they loved it; they improved a lot on the subjects and I was very happy to see the results. I have different approaches with different subjects. For math and science, I explain to them the theories and its everyday uses. For humanities courses, I practice problems with the kids so they become more and more familiar with them. I believe that I am very good at this subject. To me, this is a time when the kids are just getting to know what they like and what they don't like as subjects. To me, this is a special time and I treat it very carefully. I encourage my students to continue to like the subjects they already like. As for the subjects they don't like, I try to teach it to them differently and engages more of hands on activities.


I myself had once been an ESL student. I came over to America when I was 8 years old and took ESL lessons up until I was 12 years old. I know what to teach and what is the best way to teach an ESL student. I have taught it before to one of my students and she went from know very, very little English to speaking, reading and writing perfectly. I know what it is like to not know any English and where to start learning English.

Thank you

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Rutgers University (Physics)

Great tutor, always available! My brother just had his first tutoring lesson with Shirley last Sunday. According to him, the lesson went well. They went through different style of questions from SAT sample test and he was able to focus on the study material! We're looking forward for the next lesson this week. Shirley is a very friendly tutor and always available for us. If you are looking for a tutor, she is a good tutor for y ...

— Hana from Hackensack, NJ on 1/1/14);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

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Shirley will travel within 15 miles of New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

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