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Palak P.

Houston, TX

$80/hr

Math and Chem Master

Background check passed as of 4/11/14
Usually responds in about 8 hours

Math and Chem Master

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My teaching motto:

There are no stupid questions. You can achieve anything you set your mind to. Practice makes perfect.

About me:

My first tutoring job was offered by my counselor when I graduated from high school. I worked as a tutor at a community college, where I was tutoring my fellow classmates and students with chemistry (General Chemistry I & II, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I & II and Inorganic chemistry I & II) as well as mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus I and II). I tutor students of many ages, from the elementary level studying mathematics and science,to the college level of mathematics and science majors. My favorite subjects are mathematics and chemistry, at any level.

My specialty is one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring. My tutoring style has been described as patient, passionate, dedicated, and friendly. My students think of me as a friendly person, as I maintain that relationship so that it is easiest for them to ask me any questions without any hesitation as well as understand the material in a much more comfortable environment. I believe that nothing is hard to learn in education if it's done step by step and taught in a manner for the students to comprehend and apply to their daily lives.

Hobbies:

Tutoring is one of the avenues that satisfies my desire to increase interest in the subjects I teach, and to allow students to get more out of their education. I spend most of my free time with friends and family and sometimes I take my niece and her friends for picnic.

I love playing chess.

Testimonials

"Very Thorough!"

- Maureen, Houston, TX on 1/9/14

"Great tutor but sometimes late "

- Anthony, Bronx, NY on 5/28/14

"Very Good Session"

- Stuart, Houston, TX on 11/15/13

"Rapid turn-around -- a truly great tutor!"

- Leslie, Bellaire, TX on 6/5/13
Palak replied on 6/6/2013

Thank you for an excellent feedback. I am glad I was able to help your daughter. If you need anything in future feel free to get in touch with me.

"Very patient and detailed!"

- Erin, Houston, TX on 2/8/13

"Invaluable last minute assistance!"

- Harold, Houston, TX on 12/27/12

"Very easy going method of teaching."

- Laura, Sugar Land, TX on 10/31/12

"Very good tutor"

- Chandra, Houston, TX on 4/13/12

"Very patient"

- Paula, Fresno, TX on 2/27/12

"Chemistry easy as ABC & 123"

- Fabian, Friendswood, TX on 2/16/12

"Excellent Tutor and Mentor"

- Anna, Houston, TX on 11/9/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Hindi
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Chemistry,
Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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.

Algebra 1

It's been 6 years that I have been tutoring for algebra. I know all tricks and tips about teaching algebra since I learned it in India as well as in USA.

Basically, I start from current topics and decide weather they are missing some basic information or not by asking simple questions. If they are missing I go all the way back where it stared and fill in the gaps so math won't be magical and start making sense for the students.

Algebra 2

I got my algebra II teacher's recommendation. Algebra has always been piece of cake for me. Try me and it may become a piece of cake for you.

Chemistry

I have tutored lots of students in chemistry. All of my students have increased their grades at least by two letter grades, if they follow my lesson plan.

One of my high school student's grades jumped from F to A by the end of the semester.

Geometry

I have been tutoring geometry since 2008.

Hindi

I had studied Hindi in India for six years. I have just completed a Hindi class at University of Houston with letter grade A. I can fluently read, speak and write in Hindi.

Linear Algebra

I have earned my B.S. in Chemistry with Mathematics minor from University of Houston, where I passed Linear algebra (2000 level) and Advanced Linear Algebra (4000 level) classes with the letter grade of A. Currently, I am tutoring my brother in Advance linear Algebra.

Organic Chemistry

I have received my B.S. in chemistry from University of Houston. I have received letter grade of A in both Organic chemistry I&II. While I was taking the class, I was tutoring my friends, which helped me gain confidence in the subject. I have also done some paid organic chemistry tutoring. I am currently helping one student in Organic chemistry II at UH.

Prealgebra

It is very important to be master at prealgebra because this subject is root of math tree and all other maths and even some science such as chemistry, physics, etc are branches of that tree.

Precalculus

PreCalculus is a bridge between algebra and calculus and thus it is important to understand than memorizing. My goal of tutoring is to make my students passionate about the subject and help them learn how to study independently.

Trigonometry

I took trigonometry in community college and passed the class with letter grade A. It is a very easy subject you just need to know study tips.

Palak’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 Palak. View all of Palak’s resources

X= QUEEN CITY COFFEE % 1-X = KENYA COFFE %  11.60(1-X) +14.3X =13.91 Opening parenthesis 11.60-11.60X+14.3X=13.91 Subtracting 11.60 both sides of equal sign and rewriting equation. 14.3X-11.6X =13.91-11.60 2.7 X =2.31 DEVIDE BOTH SIDES BY 2.7 TO SOLVE...

lets take X= Number of books that sylvia sold = 100% Now, Sam's sold 15% more books than sylvia which makes it that sam's sold (100%+15%) =115% when taking % off( simply you devide by 100-----> 115/100 =1.15) that amount of books sold by Sam's =1.15X 1.15x=69 books X=60=...

University of Houston
Chemistry

Education

University of Houston (Chemistry)

Very Thorough! — My daughter who is a sophomore has been having a tough time with Chemistry so we found Palak a few weeks before her mid-term. It was great for me to see my daughter's eye start to light up when Palak was able to help her begin to finally understand the concepts. We are excited about having Palak as a resource as we enter into this second semester! ...

— Maureen, Houston, TX on 1/9/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I do charge minimum for one hour. There is 5% discount for next week if in previous week I have tutored you for more than 14 hours.

Travel policy

Palak will travel within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77054.


About Palak

My teaching motto:

There are no stupid questions. You can achieve anything you set your mind to. Practice makes perfect.

About me:

My first tutoring job was offered by my counselor when I graduated from high school. I worked as a tutor at a community college, where I was tutoring my fellow classmates and students with chemistry (General Chemistry I & II, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I & II and Inorganic chemistry I & II) as well as mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus I and II). I tutor students of many ages, from the elementary level studying mathematics and science,to the college level of mathematics and science majors. My favorite subjects are mathematics and chemistry, at any level.

My specialty is one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring. My tutoring style has been described as patient, passionate, dedicated, and friendly. My students think of me as a friendly person, as I maintain that relationship so that it is easiest for them to ask me any questions without any hesitation as well as understand the material in a much more comfortable environment. I believe that nothing is hard to learn in education if it's done step by step and taught in a manner for the students to comprehend and apply to their daily lives.

Hobbies:

Tutoring is one of the avenues that satisfies my desire to increase interest in the subjects I teach, and to allow students to get more out of their education. I spend most of my free time with friends and family and sometimes I take my niece and her friends for picnic.

I love playing chess.

Testimonials

"Very Thorough!"

- Maureen, Houston, TX on 1/9/14

"Great tutor but sometimes late "

- Anthony, Bronx, NY on 5/28/14

"Very Good Session"

- Stuart, Houston, TX on 11/15/13

"Rapid turn-around -- a truly great tutor!"

- Leslie, Bellaire, TX on 6/5/13
Palak replied on 6/6/2013

Thank you for an excellent feedback. I am glad I was able to help your daughter. If you need anything in future feel free to get in touch with me.

"Very patient and detailed!"

- Erin, Houston, TX on 2/8/13

"Invaluable last minute assistance!"

- Harold, Houston, TX on 12/27/12

"Very easy going method of teaching."

- Laura, Sugar Land, TX on 10/31/12

"Very good tutor"

- Chandra, Houston, TX on 4/13/12

"Very patient"

- Paula, Fresno, TX on 2/27/12

"Chemistry easy as ABC & 123"

- Fabian, Friendswood, TX on 2/16/12

"Excellent Tutor and Mentor"

- Anna, Houston, TX on 11/9/11
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Education

University of Houston
Chemistry

Education

University of Houston (Chemistry)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I do charge minimum for one hour. There is 5% discount for next week if in previous week I have tutored you for more than 14 hours.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77054

Palak’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Hindi
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Chemistry,
Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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.


Palak’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 Palak. View all of Palak’s resources

X= QUEEN CITY COFFEE % 1-X = KENYA COFFE %  11.60(1-X) +14.3X =13.91 Opening parenthesis 11.60-11.60X+14.3X=13.91 Subtracting 11.60 both sides of equal sign and rewriting equation. 14.3X-11.6X =13.91-11.60 2.7 X =2.31 DEVIDE BOTH SIDES BY 2.7 TO SOLVE...

lets take X= Number of books that sylvia sold = 100% Now, Sam's sold 15% more books than sylvia which makes it that sam's sold (100%+15%) =115% when taking % off( simply you devide by 100-----> 115/100 =1.15) that amount of books sold by Sam's =1.15X 1.15x=69 books X=60=...


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