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SUNY Cortland (Biology)
SUNY ESF (PhD)
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. 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… Read more
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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 the same time urging them to perform to the best of their ability.
She is fully invested in her students and communicates with them frequently between tutoring sessions, if needed. She is relentless in helping the student bring out the best of themselves! Indeed, the best tutors are those who help reveal to the student their own potential. In our case, Kim was a great fit, and our child is now truly in a position to apply to any college she desires, and we thank Kim for helping to make that possible!
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!
When it comes to having a sense of relief, Kim came to the rescue! My first year college student was having difficulty. My child tried desperately to get help and tutoring services from the college, as during all the orientations for the school, she was promised there was help at every angle when needed. Not so true at all, but a story for another time. Being far from home, we did an online search and found WyzAnt. Kim's credentials were more then perfect, so I emailed her. Within MINUTES (really!) she replied. When I tell you the sense of relief we felt brought tears to my eyes, I am not kidding. Kim graciously found time in her schedule right away to fit my student in. Within a 24-hour period, we had found a wonderful tutor and had set up a first session. My child has not had a test yet, but already feels she is going to do better, and her confidence level has been lifted. Kim, if you are reading this, please know that angels come in many disguises, and you are one of them. Thank you for your patience, kindness and true consideration.
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!
Kim was great with our son. He should do much better on the SAT exam after a month of working with her. I would definitely recommend Kim for any one looking to improve there scores.
We have found Kim to be warm and supportive, fueling a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world that captivates and motivates. Our daughter says, "I've been working with Kim for about a month now and she is an excellent tutor! Very patient and takes the time to help you with your weaknesses- I have never felt more confident in my math abilities."
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!!!!
Kim is very professional, has an impressive background, and my daughter felt instantly comfortable with her. My daughter expressed to me that she had great tips to help her remember things so that she can feel more comfortable with taking the ACTs again to help up her score. I would highly recommend her to anyone that wishes a professional, intelligent, and friendly teacher/tutor. I can tell she enjoys teaching and working with children. You will not be disappointed.
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!
Kim is consistent, prompt, thorough, and has been an asset to our son. He feels that her tutoring has been very helpful and that he understands the content of his courses much better!
I was most impressed when Kim responded to my request for both ACT and SAT tutoring for my daughter because she asked that my daughter complete an entire test from a specific practice book prior to meeting with her. She forwarded us the scan-tron answer sheet to use and asked that we send it back to her completed so she could correct and review it for areas needing attention prior to the first tutoring session. This gave her immediate insight to my daughter's strengths and weaknesses and provided my daughter with very personal, customized tutoring. Kim spends the full hour focused on areas needing the most improvement! I highly recommend her.
Kim is an excellent tutor in Microbiology. She makes it easier to understand and she comes well prepared with complimentary material. Plus, Kim's very knowledgeable, approachable, easy to talk too and a joy to study with. I'm very appreciative. Thank you.
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.
I'm a 26 year old who is making a career change headed back to school and needed a tutor who was full of knowledge and also patient. Kim is everything I could have ever hoped for in a tutor. Her love and passion for biology is so strong and she is so knowledgeable! Kim makes learning exciting and presents the material in ways that can be easily understood.
If you are the type of student looking to take your education and understanding of biology or chemistry to the next level Kim is beyond worth it! She has taught the material and knows the key focus points that are crucial to being successful in the subject matter! I am so happy I found her and she is a pleasure to have as a tutor! With her guidance I have no doubt I will reach my goal of one day becoming an RN. Thank you so much Kim!
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I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last two years 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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