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Recently graduating 20th in my Stuyvesant High School senior class with an un-weighted average of 96.7, I am no stranger to what it takes in order to secure a place at the top and remain there. I have been a freelance tutor for two years now, working with a variety of age groups and explaining a broad range of subjects. In addition, I offer preparatory lessons for standardized tests such as the SHSAT, PSAT, SAT, and most Regents exams. Finally, I am a fluent Russian speaker and feel comfortable explaining most subjects in Russian as well as English if the need ever arises. I am free to travel to any part of Manhattan as well as nearby neighborhoods of the other boroughs. Hourly rates can be negotiable depending on the situation. Feel free to contact me - I will do my best to work out a fair arrangement. Below is a brief review of my credentials:
SAT: 2240 (Reading: 780, Math: 720, Writing: 740)
SAT II World History: 800
SAT II Biology: 770
SAT II Chemistry: 740
SAT II Mathematics Level II: 750
World History Regents: 100
U.S. History Regents: 100
Spanish Language Regents: 100
Physics Regents: 98
Biology Regents: 98
Chemistry Regents: 95
Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents: 96
Integrated Algebra Regents: 98
Once you encounter algebra, its there to stay. Subsequently, no matter how far in math you go, variables are always going to pop up sooner or later. Therefore, it's a good idea to have a good base, and Algebra 1 is precisely that starting point. Having taught algebra for more than 2 years now, I could confidently say that I could help any student get up to speed with any curriculum the school throws at him. Furthermore, as we go through the curriculum I will simultaneously prepare the student for the Integrated Algebra (Algebra 1) regents at the end of the school year.
History was consistently my favorite and best subject throughout my school years. Part of the reason why I enjoyed AP U.S. History so much at Stuyvesant was because I had an inspiring teacher who clearly loved the subject and came up with ways to make it interesting by introducing outside sources and information. It is this very approach that I have incorporated into my tutoring - spicing up the often times monotonic textbook with articles, fun facts, and stories. Utilizing my past notes (which I have kept) and my love for history I believe I can get any student ahead of the competition.
Having finished college level chemistry with A's and taken AP Chemistry at Stuyvesant, I believe myself to be qualified to teach any aspect of General Chemistry. In addition, I received a 760 score on the Chemistry SAT II Subject Test and can prepare my students for any standardized exam focusing on General Chemistry (including the SAT II and Regents).
Working as a freelance tutor for the past 2 years, more than half of my students have been in the K-6th grade age group. A consistent straight A student in elementary school, I consequently aced the admission exams for the middle school and high school that I attended. Always having been a fan of kids, I keep my students at the top of their respective classes and help them exceed statewide standards. I help my students place in the highest percentiles on the NY State Assessments in Math and the English Language - giving them a great advantage when it comes to middle school admissions. Finally, I am confident that I can assist the student in preparing for any entrance exams that grant access to the top middle schools in NYC.
Working as a freelance tutor for the past two years, elementary math is the subject I have had the most experience with. Over these two years I have figured out clear and simple techniques to teach any student the basics of mathematics. I will not only make sure the student has a firm hold of the material but will also show him/her shortcuts that will be useful in the future as well as on standardized tests when time is limited.
Currently a PreMed student, I am no stranger to science. Examining the very processes that govern all of life, science is the broadest subject and is constantly evolving with the discovery of new facts. Elementary science introduces us to the many different areas of scientific study and teaches us to think in terms of the scientific method. As science is a definite comfort zone of mine, I will do my best to provide my students with easy to follow explanations and ways of understanding the material.
History was consistently my favorite and best subject throughout my school years. Receiving a 99 average in my European History class at Stuyvesant and a 100 on the Global History and Geography Regents (of which European History is a part of), I believe I am highly qualified to tutor in this subject. I have kept all of my notes from high school and will do my best to ensure a student exceeds the levels required by his school curriculum and aces any standardized tests. In addition, I can prepare any student for the World History SAT II Subject Test (which requires knowledge of European History) as I have scored a perfect 800 on it in the past.
Prealgebra is the first stepping stone into mathematics and a subject I have plenty of experience tutoring. I teach my students to approach problems in clear, effective ways and keep their work organized and neat. My philosophy is - if you don't see the answer right away, draw/write it out! If a student is having difficulty with a certain type of problem, I try to find a way to approach it from a different angle or offer an alternate explanation. If applicable, I always show my students useful shortcuts and tricks that save them time on homework and exams alike. I am certain that I can give any student the confidence he/she needs to succeed in their school curriculum as well as any standardized exam.
Never receiving anything less than a 95 on any NY Regents that I have ever taken, I believe I can help any student receive a great score in a multitude of subjects. The following is a list of the Regents exams I have experience tutoring and my respective scores on each:
Global History - 100
U.S. History - 100
Spanish Language Regents - 100
Physical Setting/Physics Regents - 98
Living Environment/Biology Regents - 98
Physical Setting/Chemistry Regents - 95
Math B (now called Algebra 2 and Trigonometry) Regents - 96
Math A (now called Integrated Algebra) Regents - 98
Graduating 20th in my senior class from Stuyvesant High School was no easy task. I am proud to say that over the years I have developed clear and effective methods of getting my work done in a timely manner as well as balancing studying for a variety of challenging classes. Always being somewhat of a perfectionist, study skills for me are a combination of organization, planning ahead, and creative strategies for learning and memorization. I will do my best to introduce any student to the methods and techniques I have employed throughout my entire life as a student in order to stay ahead.
History was consistently my favorite and best subject throughout my school years. Scoring a perfect 800 on the World History SAT Subject Test and a 100 on the Global History and Geography Regents, I believe I am highly qualified to tutor in this subject. I have kept all of my notes from high school (including those from AP World History) and will do my best to ensure a student exceeds the levels required by his school curriculum and aces any standardized tests.
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