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Brian H.

Brooklyn, NY

$100/hr

Patient and Engaging Ivy League Science Tutor

Background check passed as of 6/20/13
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Patient and Engaging Ivy League Science Tutor

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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Benjamin Franklin

I am available to tutor students in biology, chemistry and organic chemistry. My tutoring method is highly effective and goes beyond superficial fixes to common learning issues. My strategy is to work from the bottom up; creating a solid foundation upon which more advanced problem-solving methods can be developed. I have worked extremely hard to achieve a high level of success in the sciences and I know first-hand the common pitfalls and difficulties experienced by students. I am very accessible, down-to-Earth and very good at getting others to understand without feeling intimidated or judged (a feeling I’ve had myself when I asked for tutoring help). I am confident that I can help anyone achieve a higher score and solid understanding of these subjects while having fun as well!

- Currently working in the Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology at The Rockefeller University

- B.S. in Biology & Society from Cornell University (2008)

- B.A. in Biochemistry from Purchase College (summa cum laude) (2014)

- I am a Board Approved substitute teacher in the Pleasantville School District which means that I have passed a current and very thorough background check!!

- Inducted member of Sigma Xi Research Honors Society (2014)

- ACS Division of Organic Chemistry award winner (2014)

- Award for Excellence in Chemistry from the Westchester Chemical Society (Spring 2012)

- Awarded Outstanding Biochemistry Junior and Senior (2013, 2014)

- Supervising tutor for Einstein's Corner Tutoring Center

- Have prior private tutoring experience in biology, chemistry, history and reading comprehension

- Maintained an A+ average in general chemistry for both semesters (2011-2012) and never scored below a 100% on my biology exams.

- Achieved a near-perfect score on my SAT Verbal section

- Graduated high school as an AP Scholar and maintained an AP Exam average of 4.8

Testimonials

"Super Tutor!"

- Krupa, Briarcliff Manor, NY on 7/2/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Cecilia, Waccabuc, NY on 7/2/14

"Very bright and willing to help!"

- Barbara, Cortlandt Manor, NY on 6/14/13

"I highly recommend Brian for a tutor."

- Anna, Mahopac, NY on 1/31/13
English:
Proofreading, Writing
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Homeschool:
Biology, Chemistry, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
Regents
Corporate Training:
Proofreading

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.

Organic Chemistry

I love organic chemistry! I earned an A+ for both semesters and have tutored the subject privately and publicly for about two years. I was the senior tutor at Einstein's Corner Tutoring Center at Purchase College for several years where I tutored both general and organic chemistry. I am also the recipient of the American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry Award!

Cornell University
Purchase College
Other

Education

Cornell University

Purchase College (Other)

Super Tutor! — Brian has been tutoring my daughter for her chemistry honors class this past year. When she started the class in school, she found the first couple of tests very tough. Once Brian came on board, things changed, she quickly grasped an understanding for the subject and went on to perform extremely well in school. In May, all the honors students in their school district take the Avogadro Exam, a very ...

— Krupa, Briarcliff Manor, NY on 7/2/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11218.


About Brian

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Benjamin Franklin

I am available to tutor students in biology, chemistry and organic chemistry. My tutoring method is highly effective and goes beyond superficial fixes to common learning issues. My strategy is to work from the bottom up; creating a solid foundation upon which more advanced problem-solving methods can be developed. I have worked extremely hard to achieve a high level of success in the sciences and I know first-hand the common pitfalls and difficulties experienced by students. I am very accessible, down-to-Earth and very good at getting others to understand without feeling intimidated or judged (a feeling I’ve had myself when I asked for tutoring help). I am confident that I can help anyone achieve a higher score and solid understanding of these subjects while having fun as well!

- Currently working in the Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology at The Rockefeller University

- B.S. in Biology & Society from Cornell University (2008)

- B.A. in Biochemistry from Purchase College (summa cum laude) (2014)

- I am a Board Approved substitute teacher in the Pleasantville School District which means that I have passed a current and very thorough background check!!

- Inducted member of Sigma Xi Research Honors Society (2014)

- ACS Division of Organic Chemistry award winner (2014)

- Award for Excellence in Chemistry from the Westchester Chemical Society (Spring 2012)

- Awarded Outstanding Biochemistry Junior and Senior (2013, 2014)

- Supervising tutor for Einstein's Corner Tutoring Center

- Have prior private tutoring experience in biology, chemistry, history and reading comprehension

- Maintained an A+ average in general chemistry for both semesters (2011-2012) and never scored below a 100% on my biology exams.

- Achieved a near-perfect score on my SAT Verbal section

- Graduated high school as an AP Scholar and maintained an AP Exam average of 4.8

Testimonials

"Super Tutor!"

- Krupa, Briarcliff Manor, NY on 7/2/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Cecilia, Waccabuc, NY on 7/2/14

"Very bright and willing to help!"

- Barbara, Cortlandt Manor, NY on 6/14/13

"I highly recommend Brian for a tutor."

- Anna, Mahopac, NY on 1/31/13
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Education

Cornell University
Purchase College
Other

Education

Cornell University

Purchase College (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11218

Brian’s Subjects

English:
Proofreading, Writing
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Homeschool:
Biology, Chemistry, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
Regents
Corporate Training:
Proofreading

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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