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Margaret Y.

Northport, NY

$70/hr

Ivy League Alumna For English and Science Tutoring

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Background check passed as of 11/24/14

Ivy League Alumna For English and Science Tutoring

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I have recently graduated from a post-bac premed program at Columbia University, which included a full sequence of Physics, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biology. My successful completion of the program, as well as my enjoyment in learning the subjects has helped me acquire the skill set and study habits that I am eager to pass on to other students taking these classes. I have also excelled in English and foreign languages such as Mandarin, Korean, and Italian, both throughout high school and college at Cornell University, which I am happy to tutor in as well.

I have tutored college, high school, and elementary students in the past, and all have noted to have met and oftentimes exceeded their academic goals after tutoring with me. I enjoy working with children and young adults of all ages, and am flexible and creative, tailoring my teaching methods to fit the student's needs!

"Truly Helpful"

- Jared , Northport, NY on 2/11/15

"A great mentor"

- Karen, Northport, NY on 1/15/15
English:
ACT English,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Writing
Science:
Biology,
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Italian, Korean
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
Biology,
Chemistry,
English, ESL/ESOL, Physics, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
MCAT, Regents
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Italian, Korean

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.

ACT English

I received perfect score in this section of the ACT; my knowledge of the technique required to excel is valuable to the prospective ACT student. The exam builds on much of grade school English training; I believe honing those skills together and going over one's errors on the section will allow the student to become more and more fit and in best condition for the examination.

Biology

I truly enjoyed studying biology from my honors and AP biology classes in high school (achieving straight A's), as well as pre-medical biology at Columbia University. I believe I have the skill and drive to pass on the determination, patience, and passion that helped me succeed in the topic over the years.

Chemistry

I have loved Chemistry since I was in grade school. Not only have I excelled, earning A's in honors, regents, etc. for my school classes, I went on to achieve top marks in the rigorous college pre-medical Chemistry sequence at Columbia University. My passion for the subject has played a great role in my ability to tutor; my past tutees have made leaps and bounds! I hope to continue being a part in such improvements.

Chinese

I studied Mandarin for 3 years as an undergraduate student at Cornell University. In addition, I successfully completed the summer intensive language program at the academically-acclaimed Princeton in Beijing Program at Beijing Normal University for my intermediate level sequence before entering my 3rd year at Cornell. I have maintained and improved my language since graduating last year through regular Chinese language meetings with native speakers at school. I received A's throughout my Cornell career in the subject.

Korean

Korean is my first language; I was brought up speaking Korean in the home as a child. I have also traveled to Korea nearly every summer for traveling or work purposes, where my language and communication skills have developed as well. In college, I also took an advanced level 4 Korean class to bring my writing, speaking, and reading skills to a more professional level. I received A's in these classes, and since then continue to seize every opportunity to keep and develop my fluency.

Organic Chemistry

I just completed a full year of organic chemistry as part of my premedical curriculum at Columbia University in the NYC, where I finished with A- final grade. I've loved the course, but know it is a challenging one, and so would like to impart all I have learned to other eager students who are in my previous stage. I have tutored chemistry in the past, and my students have all excelled after working with me, and I hope for more wonderful teaching experiences.

Regents

I have excelled in all Regents exams, achieving minimum A- marks, namely in all liberal arts subjects. My college education at Cornell has helped develop my knowledge--breadth and depth of these particular subjects (i.e. chemistry, physics, english, etc.), and coming back to tutor during the summer for high school students has developed my dedication and eagerness to help students achieve their best on these important examinations.

Writing

I learned English as a second language starting from kindergarten; by middle school and throughout high school, I was one of the top English students in my school, receiving English recognition awards and being nominated for district writing contests, such as the Huntington Youth Bureau Essay Contest, which I won 3rd place. I believe my success in writing was due to constant practice. I would push myself to write diary entries, poems, and my own stories, complementing this with much reading of books. Coming from the vantage point of trying to master a foreign language, I understand and am equipped with the proper skills to help other students improve their writing, not only as an academic discipline, but also as an art.

Cornell University
Asian Studies

Education

Cornell University (Asian Studies)

Truly Helpful — My son has been working with tutors for many years and he has had some success. However since he began working with Margaret his grades and self confidence have seen a drastic improvement. Margaret tackles both Chemistry and Algebra with ease. My son cleverly jokes that she is a human textbook. Besides having great success with his grades, Margaret works in a very professional manor. They meet at ...

— Jared , Northport, NY on 2/11/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Margaret will travel within 10 miles of Northport, NY 11768.


About Margaret

I have recently graduated from a post-bac premed program at Columbia University, which included a full sequence of Physics, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biology. My successful completion of the program, as well as my enjoyment in learning the subjects has helped me acquire the skill set and study habits that I am eager to pass on to other students taking these classes. I have also excelled in English and foreign languages such as Mandarin, Korean, and Italian, both throughout high school and college at Cornell University, which I am happy to tutor in as well.

I have tutored college, high school, and elementary students in the past, and all have noted to have met and oftentimes exceeded their academic goals after tutoring with me. I enjoy working with children and young adults of all ages, and am flexible and creative, tailoring my teaching methods to fit the student's needs!

Testimonials

"Truly Helpful"

- Jared , Northport, NY on 2/11/15

"A great mentor"

- Karen, Northport, NY on 1/15/15

Education

Cornell University
Asian Studies

Education

Cornell University (Asian Studies)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Northport, NY 11768

Margaret’s Subjects

English:
ACT English,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Writing
Science:
Biology,
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Italian, Korean
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
Biology,
Chemistry,
English, ESL/ESOL, Physics, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
MCAT, Regents
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Italian, Korean

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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