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Kim C.

Tully, NY

$50/hr

Effective Math and Science Tutor for high school and college

Background check passed as of 10/18/13
Usually responds in about 4 hours

Effective Math and Science Tutor for high school and college

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My desire to tutor evolved out of a strong desire to help students succeed in math and science. I use my knowledge of these subjects, combined with my teaching and research skills to help students achieve and then exceed their goals. At SUNY Cortland, I excelled in the biological sciences and went on to earn my Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF. I continued in the scientific field as a research scientist working with scientists from SUNY ESF and Cornell University. Since 2005 I have taught a wide variety of college courses and science labs at SUNY ESF and SUNY Cortland. I am proud to provide one-on-one and small group tutoring services to high school, college, and pre-professional students. I specialize in science and math at high school, college, and professional levels. My goal is to provide you with a tutoring experience tailored to fit your unique needs and learning style.

I am very flexible and will arrange to meet you at an appropriate location that is convenient for you. My office is located in the center of Tully, but other locations are also available.

Testimonials

"Topnotch!! "

- James, Fayetteville, NY on 9/23/14
Kim replied on 9/26/2014

Thank you so much! I cannot tell you how much your words "warm my heart"! I'm so happy to hear that I have been effective in helping your child attain her dream! Can't wait to hear how the next chapter turns out!

"Some Things in Life Are Priceless"

- Donna, Cortland, NY on 10/31/14
Kim replied on 11/4/2014

Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback! I hope I can continue to provide your daughter all the support she needs to successfully obtain her goal. She's got a dream, and I really want her to achieve her dream!

"Highly Qualified, Very Big Help"

- Howard, Clay, NY on 10/8/14

"Fabulous tutor!"

- Laureen, Ithaca, NY on 9/29/14
Kim replied on 10/1/2014

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! I cannot say how much fun it is to work with your daughter! She's a great, warmhearted, smart kid who's going to go far in this world! That I can be a part of making that happen is so nice!!!!



"Terrific Tutor!"

- Noreen, Skaneateles, NY on 8/30/14
Kim replied on 9/4/2014

Thank you so much! I love working with your daughter and I already see her displaying greater confidence in her math skills. She has high aspirations and my goal is to help her achieve those aspirations. She's on her way!

"Prompt and Thorough"

- Denise, Cortland, NY on 5/21/14

"Above and Beyond"

- Michele, Manlius, NY on 4/15/14

"Great for Microbiology"

- Jane, Syracuse, NY on 2/22/14
Kim replied on 2/23/2014

Thank you, Jane, for your kind words. I have enjoyed sharing my knowledge of microbes with you - the world of microbes is a fascinating world that I love talking to people about. It has been wonderful working with you and I sincerely hope you do well on your Microbiology final and in all your future endeavors.

Best wishes,
Kim

"So Valuable "

- Vincent, Manlius, NY on 1/5/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics,
Microbiology,
Physics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Biology,
Chemistry,
Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, Regents,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last 18 months to students throughout the Syracuse, NY area. While some of my students were struggling to pass a Regents exam, others were looking for more challenging math. With a PhD in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF and more than 10 years of working as a research scientist, I am very comfortable using math and solving problems. I love working with kids and turning them "on" to the wonders of math!

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last 18 months to students throughout the Syracuse, New York area. While some of my students were struggling to pass a Regents exam, others were looking for more challenging math.

With a PhD in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF and more than 10 years of working as a research scientist, I am very comfortable using math and solving problems. I love working with kids and turning them "on" to the wonders of math!

Biology

I have taught General Bio, Microbiology, Cell Bio labs and Genetics labs at SUNY Cortland. I love explaining biological concepts to students and helping them visualize the world of the small - from what DNA is and how it functions in the cell to the biological warfare going on between microbes in the soil. Because I have a background in research, I am very familiar with common molecular techniques commonly used in research, and have a lot of practice explaining these techniques and why they are used to my students.

Chemistry

I've been tutoring Regents Chemistry and AP Chemistry for the last couple of years. While I'm not a chemist, my PhD incorporated a lot of plant biochemistry, so I have taken a number of upper level biochemistry courses. Furthermore, I've worked in biochemistry labs and used biochemistry in my research at Cornell and SUNY-ESF.

Genetics

I was the senior lab instructor for the genetics course at SUNY Cortland for 2 years, so I am very familiar with the genetics course material. I also have a lot of "hands-on" experience having used plant genetics in my work as a research scientist at SUNY ESF and Cornell University. I help students learn how to visualize the material for themselves and solve genetics problems, by engaging each student in describing, with as much detail as possible, what he/she can understand. Then, I fill in the blanks.

Geometry

I have tutored students in high school geometry for the last two years. Some of my students are home schoolers, others are struggling in geometry, and others are looking to excel in geometry. The ACT exam also incorporates Geometry in their math section, so I have also helped students review their geometry for these tests.

Microbiology

I taught microbiology and medicine at SUNY Cortland for a couple of years and had so much fun doing so! I have also done research in the plant pathology department at Cornell University. Microbiology is such a fascinating subject – it’s exploring a whole world that we rarely think about – but one that is so incredibly important and beneficial to us. As a plant physiologist, I am always fascinated by the way plants defend themselves from microbes and how microbes overcome defense systems. I love the study of microbiology, and I love exciting students about the wonders of the microbial world.

Precalculus

I have been tutoring students in Precalculus for the last 2 years. I start by working through problems with students, then have students complete problems themselves with help as needed. Students build confidence in their own abilities. This provides a positive feedback situation, where, because of their new found success, they are able to successfully tackle new problems and develop a positive attitude toward math in general, and precalculus specifically. I also tutor students in Calculus and AP Calculus so as a student learns Precalculus, I explain how the particular skill they are learning today, will be further developed in Calculus and why it is so important to understand the PreCalculus.

Regents

I have taught small-group Regents review courses in biology and chemistry. In these courses, we reviewed the course material for the year and completed practice exams. I have also tutored students in Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. My background in academia as a research scientist, instructor, and lab instructor, has allowed me to develop my teaching techniques and use my math and science skills to successfully tutor students preparing to take their Regents exams.

SAT Math

I have been tutoring students in SAT Math for the last 2 years. Over that time, I have developed ways to explain problems and help students build their own confidence to solve problems. My background as a Research Scientist makes me uniquely qualified - I like to solve problems and I find the challenges associated with SAT Math to be fun and rewarding.

Kim’s Resources

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If you start your day with 67 pieces of candy, you must have 67 pieces of candy.  Then, down from the sky comes some more candy until you have a pile of candy.  During the day you give away 368 pieces and I'm assuming you give it all away.  How much must have come down from the...

SUNY Cortland
Biology
SUNY ESF
PhD

Education

SUNY Cortland (Biology)

SUNY ESF (PhD)

Topnotch!! — Kim possesses many qualities that transcend what most tutors have to offer. For sure, she is more than capable of teaching the content of the subject to the student. However, much about tutoring goes well beyond simply teaching content. Kim makes it a priority to understand her student's learning style, how to help them work through their uncertainties and to facilitate self-confidence, while at ...

— James, Fayetteville, NY on 9/23/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

SAT/ACT Prep Group Rate available for max of 2 students/group

Travel policy

Kim will travel within 40 miles of Tully, NY 13159.


About Kim

My desire to tutor evolved out of a strong desire to help students succeed in math and science. I use my knowledge of these subjects, combined with my teaching and research skills to help students achieve and then exceed their goals. At SUNY Cortland, I excelled in the biological sciences and went on to earn my Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF. I continued in the scientific field as a research scientist working with scientists from SUNY ESF and Cornell University. Since 2005 I have taught a wide variety of college courses and science labs at SUNY ESF and SUNY Cortland. I am proud to provide one-on-one and small group tutoring services to high school, college, and pre-professional students. I specialize in science and math at high school, college, and professional levels. My goal is to provide you with a tutoring experience tailored to fit your unique needs and learning style.

I am very flexible and will arrange to meet you at an appropriate location that is convenient for you. My office is located in the center of Tully, but other locations are also available.

Testimonials

"Topnotch!! "

- James, Fayetteville, NY on 9/23/14
Kim replied on 9/26/2014

Thank you so much! I cannot tell you how much your words "warm my heart"! I'm so happy to hear that I have been effective in helping your child attain her dream! Can't wait to hear how the next chapter turns out!

"Some Things in Life Are Priceless"

- Donna, Cortland, NY on 10/31/14
Kim replied on 11/4/2014

Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback! I hope I can continue to provide your daughter all the support she needs to successfully obtain her goal. She's got a dream, and I really want her to achieve her dream!

"Highly Qualified, Very Big Help"

- Howard, Clay, NY on 10/8/14

"Fabulous tutor!"

- Laureen, Ithaca, NY on 9/29/14
Kim replied on 10/1/2014

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! I cannot say how much fun it is to work with your daughter! She's a great, warmhearted, smart kid who's going to go far in this world! That I can be a part of making that happen is so nice!!!!



"Terrific Tutor!"

- Noreen, Skaneateles, NY on 8/30/14
Kim replied on 9/4/2014

Thank you so much! I love working with your daughter and I already see her displaying greater confidence in her math skills. She has high aspirations and my goal is to help her achieve those aspirations. She's on her way!

"Prompt and Thorough"

- Denise, Cortland, NY on 5/21/14

"Above and Beyond"

- Michele, Manlius, NY on 4/15/14

"Great for Microbiology"

- Jane, Syracuse, NY on 2/22/14
Kim replied on 2/23/2014

Thank you, Jane, for your kind words. I have enjoyed sharing my knowledge of microbes with you - the world of microbes is a fascinating world that I love talking to people about. It has been wonderful working with you and I sincerely hope you do well on your Microbiology final and in all your future endeavors.

Best wishes,
Kim

"So Valuable "

- Vincent, Manlius, NY on 1/5/14
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Education

SUNY Cortland
Biology
SUNY ESF
PhD

Education

SUNY Cortland (Biology)

SUNY ESF (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

SAT/ACT Prep Group Rate available for max of 2 students/group

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Tully, NY 13159

Kim’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics,
Microbiology,
Physics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Biology,
Chemistry,
Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, Regents,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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.


Kim’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Kim. View all of Kim’s resources

If you start your day with 67 pieces of candy, you must have 67 pieces of candy.  Then, down from the sky comes some more candy until you have a pile of candy.  During the day you give away 368 pieces and I'm assuming you give it all away.  How much must have come down from the...


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