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Elina N.

Experienced Tutor Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, Regents, SAT

Brooklyn, NY (11225)

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Hourly fee
$65.00
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Hello,
I am an experienced and passionate Science tutor and teacher. I love working with students and seeing them succeed in their quest for learning. Here is a little about me.

Education

I have a B.S. in Chemistry, with a concentration in Biochemistry and a minor in Education. I am working towards an M.A. in Science Education, Biological Sciences 5-12. I have a solid knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology and earth science as well as mathematics.

Experience

Currently, I work as a private tutor helping college, high school and middle school students with chemistry, biology and earth science courses. I have extensive experience working with children as a science teacher. I have worked with middle school students teaching Living Environment and Earth Science Regents classes to the gifted and talented, as well as traditional 6th, 7th and 8th grade curriculum. I have tutored or taught different areas of science in varying capacities for over 15 years. Students I work with show immediate improvement in their understanding of the subject matter and consequently their test scores.

Philosophy

I believe in learning for the sake of learning and I am very passionate about the subjects I tutor. I love working with people and helping them realize their potential. I help my students understand and remember material better by encouraging them to visualize concepts, organize ideas, use of simple but memorable analogies, and of course practice problem solving. I believe in treating students as individuals and creating the best learning environment for each student to succeed.

Subjects I Tutor

Physical Science
Middle School Science
Biology: Molecular Biology, Living Environment Regents, SAT Biology, AP Biology
Earth Science: Regents Earth Science
Chemistry: Regents Chemistry, SAT Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Introductory College Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Math: Algebra

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Elina’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, Regents, SAT Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ESL/ESOL

Biology

I have a degree in Chemistry with concentration in Biochemistry, so I have taken many college level biology courses such as general biology, molecular biology and developmental biology. I am currently working on a master's in Biology Education.

I have taught a Living Environment Regents class for 5 years and had a 100% passing rate.
I have also tutored Biology for over 15 years, ever since I was a college student.

Chemistry

I have a B.S. in Chemistry. I started to tutor Chemistry when I was still in college for the college Chemistry department and have continued to tutor privately ever since. I normally tutor Regents Chemistry, Introductory College Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. My tutoring experience adds up to well over 15 years.

During tutoring sessions I like to explain the concept often using, models, drawings, videos or animations. Once I feel like my student has the concept down we move on to practice problems to test that understanding. I also help students tackle challenging homework assignments by identifying where there is a lack of understanding and facilitating learning in that area.

Organic Chemistry

I have a B.S. in Chemistry and extensive experience successfully tutoring organic chemistry I and II to college students. I began tutoring organic chemistry 12 years ago as a college student, for the Chemistry department at CCNY and still continue today. I help my students to visualize organic molecules, concepts and reactions better by utilizing molecular kits and graphic representations.

Physical Science

Physical Science is a marriage between physics and chemistry. It is defined as the study of physics and chemistry of nature. I have a B.S. in Chemistry and as a science major have studied college level physics. I also have 8 years of experience teaching middle school physical science.

Regents

I tutor regents chemistry, living environment and earth science.

Chemistry
I have a B.S. in chemistry, with concentration in biochemistry, as well as 15 years of experience in tutoring and teaching chemistry to both college and high school students.

Living Environment
I have a background in biology and I am currently working on a master's in biology education. I have also taught the living environment Regents course for 5 years, with 100% passing rate.

Earth Science
I have taken several earth science classes in college including introductory earth science and an astrophysics course with Neil deGrasse Tyson,a renowned astrophysicist and director of Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural Sciences. I have also taught an earth science Regents course for middle school students. Though I am not as expert in earth science as I am in chemistry and biology, I do find this subject fascinating and I have tutored many earth science students successfully. Most of my students receive high 90's on the regents.

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Education

CCNY of CUNY (Chemistry)

Excellent tutor! My daughter worked with Elina on Earth Science Regent preparation. She recognized my daughter's weak areas and her strength and taught her useful tips and strategies on improving her performance for the Regents. Elina is a very effective tutor! She is able to challenge a student and prepare him for the test even in a short period of time. Besides that, Elina is a very open minded and responsive pe ...

— Olga from Brooklyn, NY on 7/28/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rate: $35 per student for 2, $25 per student for more than 2 Multiple hour lessons: $55 an hour for lessons that last more then one hour Organic Chemistry sessions: $75

Travel policy

Elina will travel within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11235.

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