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Florida State University (Biology)
SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine (MD)
Hi! My name is Nicole but I also go by Nikki. I am a math and science tutor. Students I have worked with have seen a dramatic increase in their grades as well as their understanding of concepts. I am great at explaining tricky concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember.
I began tutoring when I was an undergraduate student at Florida State University. In college, I majored in biology and minored in economics, chemistry, and math. I was a TA for biology classes, including Biology I and Biology II. There were between 200 and 250 students in these classes, but I worked with students on a one-on-one basis during my office hours.
I completed the first two years of medical school at Stony Brook and am currently taking time off school for personal reasons. I was in a near-fatal car accident and am in the process of recuperating. I am either going to finish my MD or get my PhD and teach/conduct research.
I can help with general college or high school math and science course work, homework, and test preparation. I enjoy working with people of all ages, from children to college students. I have the most experience tutoring college and high school students, but am more that happy to work with children as well. My schedule is flexible and I have reliable transportation.
I can also help with standardized examination preparation such as MCAT and college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT, particularly in the areas of science and math. I am a good test taker and will pass my strategies and tricks down to you. I have taken numerous standardized tests. I took the ACT and SAT in high school and got a 31 and a 1210, respectively (took both tests cold - did not study for either). My SAT Math score was a 670 and my verbal score was a 540. I took the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) in 2005 and received a 30 with an R in writing (ranges from a low of J to a high of T). At that time, the average score was a 24. I also took the USMLE Step 1 board examination on June 24, 2010 and received a 230/99. The average score for US medical students is a 220.
I am open to discussing payment arrangements and discounted rates for students that cannot afford to pay full price.
Please contact me to discuss any tutoring needs and I'd be more than happy to discuss how I can help you or your child! Hi! My name is Nicole but I also go by Nikki. I am a math and science tutor. Students I have worked with have seen a dramatic increase in their grades as well as their understanding of concepts. I am great at explaining tricky concepts in… Read more
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Nikki originally started tutoring me in pharmacology where I needed to get 9 points higher on my final than I had on any other grade for the course in order to remain in my physician assistant program (I had scored a 68 and a 69 and needed a 78 on my final). After our first meeting, I asked her to tutor me in all of my subjects. She agreed and we started meeting almost every day. She looked over my materials ahead of time and worked systematically through each subject and then tied it all together for me using diagrams, pictures, and scenarios. She is so patient and would continue working on a subject until I understood it. My grades jumped by over 10 points for every subject, and I ended-up getting an 83 on my final in pharmacology. It was unreal. I honestly felt she should be teaching my courses. She made it where I needed to memorize very little because I understood the information.
Nikki has been so supportive of me. She has been more than a tutor. I feel like we're a team. I will continue to use her while I am in school and have already referred a friend to her who is staring the program next year.
I am soooo happy that you got to stay in the PA program!!! It was a pleasure to help, and I look forward to picking up with you after spring break is over :) :)
Our daughter was in a treatment facility for two months for an eating disorder. Nikki tutored her in the facility and worked with the units schedule and our daughters recreation time. The pre-cal instruction was spot on and the tutoring allowed our daughter to maintain her A average and not miss any school during her treatment. I'd highly recommend Nikkie. Not only was she a great tutor, but she provided a breath of fresh air apart from our daughter's treatment. She was always positive and had a upbeat disposition that spilled out onto our daughter.
Nicole is a good tutor for physiology. She is very knowledgeable and explains the material well. I will meet with her again soon.
Nicole is an amazing tutor for my son, a nursing student who mid semester was being challenged tremendously with his microbiology course. From our initial contact, Nikki was very accommodating with my son's hectic schedule as a collegiate athlete. Prior to us even agreeing to use her as his tutor she provided a resource that he could use to help him with the course. Nikki has been able to simplify complex subject matter and explain it all in a way which makes sense to my son. After working with him just two sessions his grade on a lab exam increased ten percentage points. Nikki reviews his course work prior to their session and is prepared to teach. She truly cares about how her students do and stays in contact with us both. She has an effervescent personality which makes her likable immediately. It is our plan to have her tutor our high school junior to prepare her for an upcoming ACT exam. Nikki is a gem who is not only smart but has the heart of a teacher! You can't go wrong with having her work with your child!!
I hired Nicole to proofread, edit, and bring a scientific research document up to MLA formatting compliance. She did everything I expected and much more and did a fabulous job. Her knowledge and skills are excellent. Nicole was easy to work with and fun to engage with. She went well beyond the scope of work and took a personal interest in myself and my work. We emailed, texted and spoke on the phone during the process and it was seamless from start to finish. I will be using Nicole in the future to help me prepare for the GRE. I was very happy with my experience. Thanks Nicole!!!
When we found Nicole on WyzAnt, my son was in a very desperate situation in geometry. He had not done well on the first two tests and had a very low C in the class. He attends a school with block scheduling, so the class moves very fast and is not ideal for someone that has to work really hard at math. Nicole started working with my son and he really started to understand the concepts and therefore felt less anxious about it. Nicole goes out of her way to make sure she explains the concepts to where there is total comprehension. She draws out figures and uses colors to show the concepts being taught within the figure. She asks questions to make sure that he is really understanding as they are working and is so good about giving praise when needed. My son feels very comfortable with Nicole and he knows that he can ask her any question needed for clarification. My son has scored a B and a B+ on his last two tests since working with Nicole. His confidence has come up, his anxiety has gone down, and he knows that he is capable. Our highest goal for him was to get a B in the class. We still have a few tests to go for this semester, but we are all feeling confident that he will most likely reach this goal because of his great tutor. Nicole has been very flexible and willing to come on weekends to help him prepare for tests. Nicole is also just a genuine person that you will enjoy, and she sincerely cares about her students. She is able to tutor in a variety of subjects, so I really recommend that you give her a try. A prayer was answered when we found her!!! Thanks Nicole!!!
I absolutely love her and her teaching method. I wish she could be my actual teacher. I learned more in just two and half hours with her than I have in a month with my regular teacher. I feel a lot more confident that I can do this now that I have her help.
Nicole goes out of her way for her students often looking up extra information on her own time. She is very excited about the subject she tutors and it is evident as a student. She helped tutor me in my biology classes for my Master's Program and I just received my results from my exit exam and found out I passed all 8 exams and will be receiving my degree. Thanks Nicole!!
I've been in college for 2 years. Being in college was hard for me, especially when taking advanced classes. I've been trying to get an amazing tutor that was able to comprehend and have a thorough explanation of the work. Once I found Nicole, my search for a tutor was over. She took the hardest classes I was taking and made them very easy. She made me have a better and clear understanding of the work that I could never get on my own. Not only is she an amazing tutor, but she's also a wonderful person with a great heart. I've use WyzAnt before and had tutors that didn't have the same skill that Nicole has. She definitely made college a little more easy.
I highly recommend Nicole for Geometry and Biology, for the following reasons: her depth of subject knowledge, ability to establish and maintain a focused session with my daughter (for almost 3 hours!), her personal high level of energy, and overall cheerfulness. Thank you.
Thank you so much for the kind feedback! I love working with your daughter. She is very attentive, seeks clarification when she does not understand, and has an amazing level of intrinsic motivation driving her to excel. I truly believe in my heart that she will make it into her desired college - she has what it takes to make it into those selective schools! Furthermore, she is blessed with an excellent home environment where her parents make school a priority. I found your wife's comments re: the SAT II in Spanish to be extremely insightful. I love tutoring her and hope that this relationship lasts a very long time.
I would highly recommend Nicole as a tutor. She is just the right one for my granddaughter who was having difficulties with Geometry. She explains and draws diagrams with different colored markers so that you can see what she is talking about. She has given us notes, review sheets, and helpful tips. She is a very smart, pleasant, and easygoing person and you can see she loves what she is doing, namely helping students succeed! I am so glad we chose Nicole to be our tutor!
I am so glad that you chose me as well!! Tutoring your granddaughter and getting to know your whole family has been nothing short of a blessing. I am so glad I have been able to help!!!
Nikki did an awesome job with my son. He has picked up 20 point jump in his test scores, I highly recommend.
First meeting was really just a 'get to know you' type of meeting. Nikki seems very eager to help my son and I like that! Next time he will have actually had some Chemistry under his belt so they will have something to discuss and a book to work out of! Nice meeting you Nikki!
Nicole tutored my son this past fall in geometry. With Nicole, he passed the geometry regents. Thanks Nicole
Nicole is absolutely amazing. She was able to straighten out my daughter's confusion with chemistry in a couple of lessons. She is very good at individualizing instruction based on the student's individual needs and learning style. She has been a blessing!
Nicole has started tutoring my daughter in math and science. I've been in a nearby room as my daughter is being tutored and listened as they interact with each other and Nicole is very intelligent and makes sure that my daughter "understands" what she is explaining. Nicole has a self confidence that I hope with time will transfer over to my child. Nikki has an understanding of what we are both looking for and explains to both of us how she hopes to help my daughter achieve those goals. So far I am very pleased with Nicole!!!
Nicole is super intelligent and explains everything in a way that is understandable. After she tutored me on chapter one of A&P 1, I felt that I didn't need to read the chapter again. All I had to do was just review the material she provided for me. Thanks Nicole and I will be using you again!
Nicole S. is a very sweet girl. She is very bright and knowledgeable. Not only did she helped my daughter answer the questions correctly she gave her the strategies on understanding the questions. For the few times she tutored my daughter her scores went up significantly.
When I chose Nicole, I had pictured my daughter would be comfortable with a female tutor. I also had read Nicole's credentials and was so impressed. She excels in the areas my daughter struggles with so I felt maybe it would be a good fit. It really has been! My daughter has come to look forward to their studying sessions and feels she has learned so much already. She actually said the other day...."I love math now!" I let my daughter and Nicole plan their own sessions like where to meet and how long...etc. That has been really easy for me to let them plan it and they both have done great with it. My daughter carries her study materials everywhere she goes so she can work on the homework Nicole gives her. I can tell Nicole really cares how my daughter does in the end result and I'm very happy we found her. She has been a tremendous help.
Nicole has all the skills necessary to provide in depth instruction on all subjects included on the SAT/ACT exams. She is an effective communicator and has the ability to quickly establish a good working relationship with her students. My daughter was impressed with her teaching skills.
Nicole is great. She makes difficult material make sense and helped me learn the material on a level I could understand. I was doing very poorly in my chemistry class and only needed a "C" but I am getting an "A" right now. Nicole made me feel very comfortable about asking her questions and contacting her anytime I needed. I would recommend Nicole to anyone looking for a great teacher.
We have been very happy with Nicole. She is personable, professional, and has great suggestions for how to prepare and what to look for on tests. She takes the initiative to look up information that we would not be aware of: such as the type of questions they ask on certain tests, securing information from the internet to practice with and more. We will be asking her to work with us throughout the summer to reinforce skills and prepare for the upcoming school year. This was a great choice for us.
Nicole is a great tutor who explains concepts in a way that makes it much easier for me to understand. I look forward to future lessons and learning more from Nicole!
Nicole is a great tutor. she is thorough. She makes things understandable. She answers questions. She is just great for me because this subject is out of my league and she has helped me to score 2 10s on 2 quizzes and I know that I did well on my exam. Don't know the grade yet but I am confident.
Nicole is a very patient tutor. She helped me to understand my math problems and she is also a very pleasant person to be around.
Nikki has great patience and good communication skills that allowed me to learn biochemistry. I got a 92% on my Final. Thanks Nikki !
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I have tutored many students in both algebra 1 and 2 with positive results. I will help you learn systems of equations, graphing lines and parabolas, polynomials, factoring, working with variables, simplifying expressions, absolute value, inequalities, complex fractions, probability, and more.
I have tutored several students in algebra and trigonometry with positive results. I am familiar with the regents exams for these subjects and can help you prepare for your test.
I can help with polynomials, factoring, simplifying expressions, permutations and combinations, probability, sequences, absolute value, inequalities, complex fractions, and other concepts in algebra.
As a first year medical student in the MD program at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, I completed gross anatomy with a grade of honors. I earned a 680 on the NBME (National Board of Medical Examiners) subject examination for gross anatomy, which translated to 97th percentile.
I can help you learn the location and names of nerves, bones, organs, and more. I can also teach you the names, locations, and functions of muscles.
I have tutored multiple students preparing for the ASVAB test with positive results. I would love to help you get your target score and achieve your goals!! I tutor 9/10 sections of the test with great expertise. The shop section is the only one that I do not regularly tutor. All other sections (including the problems that involve circuits) are a breeze for me. Contact me to get started today!! :-)
I majored in Biology in college and also attended medical school, so this is my favorite topic. I have taken and gotten A's in many upper level biology courses, including genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology, immunology, histology, anatomy. and more. I remember everything that I have learned and will pass it down to you, also, I am fantastic at explaining concepts in a way that makes them stick.
I spent a year in college as a teaching assistant for introductory biology (Biology 1 and 2). While I was responsible for 250 students, I tutored many of them on one-on-one basis during my office hours. I always got very positive feedback from the students that I worked with.
I have also done some recent biology tutoring, on my own, as well as through this website. I tutored regular biology, AP biology, and microbiology.
I always go into a tutoring session assuming that the student knows nothing about the topic, and work my way up from there. No level of biology is too basic for tutoring, but if you contact me, be ready to work hard and score high!
I have taken a number of chemistry classes, including AP Chemistry (Grade of 5), Organic Chemistry I, II, and lab (Grades of A in all three), Biochemistry (Grade of B+), and medical biochemistry. I have tutored general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry, all with very positive results.
These are some of the concepts that I can help you with: moles/grams conversions; limiting reagent; nomenclature; stochiometry and balancing equations; periodic table trends such as electronegativity, electron affinity, ionization energy, and atomic radius; drawing Lewis dot diagrams, formal charge, electron geometry and molecular geometry, acid/base chemistry, equilibrium constants, redox reactions, colligative properties, phase changes, enthalpy, exothermic and endothermic reactions and diagrams, nuclear chemistry such as alpha and beta particles, and more.
At Florida State University, I completed a 3000 level genetics class and a 4000 level molecular biology class with grades of B and A, respectively. I also completed the first year MGC (molecules, genes, and cells) class at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. I received an HP (high pass).
Some of the concepts that I can help you master include Mendelian genetics and punnet squares; linked traits, sex-linked traits and sex-linked diseases such as color blindness and hemophilia; DNA structure, function, and replication; the structure and function of different types of RNA; the steps involved in transcription; protein structure and the process of creating proteins via translation; chromosome structure; cell division processes, including mitosis and meiosis; mitochondrial DNA, genes, and diseases; laboratory mechanisms of studying genetics, including gel elecrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction aka PCR, southern/western/northern blotting, microarrays, etc; the inheritance of genetic diseases and their symptoms, treatment, and prognosis; and more!
I have a lot of experience tutoring various math classes, and geometry is no exception. I can help you with calculations, graphing, and word problems pertaining to the following geometry concepts: (1) Lines (slope, intercepts, systems of equations, etc); (2) Angles (complementary, supplementary, etc); (3) Triangles (equilateral, isosceles, right, acute, obtuse); (4) Circles (diameter, circumference, sectors, arcs, etc); (5) Quadrilaterals (squares, rectangle, rhombi, parallelograms, and trapezoids); (6) Three-dimensional shapes (cones, cylinders, spheres, pyramids, and prisms).
During my undergraduate years at Florida State University, I took a 4000 level microbiology class called Prokaryotic Biology and received an A. I also received an A grade in the 4000 level Virology class. During my time at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, I completed the medical microbiology course included in the second year curriculum.
As an undergraduate student at Florida State University, I took Honors Science of Nutrition and received an A. I also completed Intermediate Metabolism I and received an A in this class as well.
As a medical student at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, I completed Nutrition coursework as part of the Organ Systems classes that are taken in the second year of medical school. We were required to learn information pertaining to nutrition as it relates to each body system (pulmonary, cardiology, neurology, etc) when we studied that particular organ system. I also completed general nutrition work as requires in the first year medical school curriculum.
At Florida State University, I completed Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II, and Organic Chemistry Laboratory. I was the only freshman student in these classes which are normally completed by sophomores and juniors. I received an A grade in all three classes. I had the second highest grade in a class of about 150 or 200 Organic Chemistry II students. My professor was Dr. Martin A Schwartz who is well known for his research on angio-genesis inhibitors and his involvement in the first total organic synthesis of the tumor suppressor drug Taxol (Paclitaxol).
I have taken pharmacology in medical school. The class was a full year long course and I high passed the course and got a 93 percentile on the NBME subject examination. I also spent a year working in a pharmacy.
At Florida State University, I took a physiology class (vertebrate physiology) and received an A. I also passed the first year physiology class at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine with a high pass. I completed and passed the second year Organ Systems classes, including neuroscience, pulmonary, hematology, cardiology, connective tissue, reproductive, endocrine, etc with grades of pass and high pass.
I graduated from West Irondequoit High School with a Regents diploma. If there were different levels of Regents diplomas, like there are today, I would have qualified for the highest one.
I have prepared countless students for Regents exams, especially for the following subjects: (1) Regents Algebra 2 & Trigonometry, (2) Regents Geometry, (3) Regents Chemistry, (4) Regents Biology, and (5) Regents Algebra.
My track record is phenomenal. In the past 3 years, ALL of my students have passed their Regents exams. Some were first attempts, but many came to me for help after failing the Regents exam once or twice. I can provide many examples and references.
If you choose me as your Regents tutor, you WILL meet your goal whether it is to pass the exam or to excel on it. As long as you seek my help on time and have a decent work ethic, you WILL succeed.
I love tutoring for SAT math! When I took the exam in high school, I took it cold because I didn't know any better at the time. I got a 670. Now, I would score around an 800. I also score in the 740-800 range on the practice GRE quantitative reasoning sections. These sections are based off of the same level of math as the SAT, with the distinction being more diverse questions types and more challenging ways of presenting the problem.
As your SAT math tutor, I will work with you on improving the 4 main topics in the math subject. These include:
(1) numbers and operations
(2) algebra and functions
(3) geometry and measurements
(4) data, statistics, and probability
At the same time, we'd work on connecting the concepts to each other and solving tricky word problems.
I have had students increase 100+ points in this sections after 2 weeks of tutoring.
I am great at teaching trigonometry and have experience in tutoring this subject. Some of the topics I will help you learn are basic trigonometry functions, degrees and radians, right triangles, parallelograms, circles, arc length, law of sines/cosines, double and half angle formulas, angle product/sum/difference formulas, trigonometric identities, graphing trigonometric functions, and more.
I am also familiar with the Regents algebra 2 & trigonometry exam. These two subjects are tested together on the same exam. I can help you prepare for your regents test.
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