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Harmony J.

20 years tutoring experience and a published author of a Kaplan book

20 years tutoring experience and a published author of a Kaplan book

$150/hour

  • 41 hours tutoring

About Harmony


Bio

Hi! I'm Harmony. I have been tutoring since my days at Phillips Exeter Academy, and I hold a chemistry and French degree from UC Berkeley. Students get so much more than subject learning with me. Yes, their grades often end up in the A range, no matter how low they started. But even better, they learn to appreciate themselves, because my perceptiveness and intuition help identify why they’re struggling to begin with.

I approach students from the perspective that it’s actually pretty...

Hi! I'm Harmony. I have been tutoring since my days at Phillips Exeter Academy, and I hold a chemistry and French degree from UC Berkeley. Students get so much more than subject learning with me. Yes, their grades often end up in the A range, no matter how low they started. But even better, they learn to appreciate themselves, because my perceptiveness and intuition help identify why they’re struggling to begin with.

I approach students from the perspective that it’s actually pretty challenging to be a kid in today’s society, despite all our privileges; there is a lot that’s confusing and painful, and I address that in our sessions so that students can become happier, more well-rounded and identify their strengths and passions. My students go on to lead engaged lives where they shine. I value life purpose, I model it for my students, and I help them along the path, encouraging them instead of fighting their natural instincts. I was also a curriculum writer at Kaplan Test Prep, where I developed materials for the MCAT, SAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE and state exams. I co-authored MCAT 45 for Simon and Schuster, a medical school entrance exam prep book.

When students work with me, they get results!

"Harmony planted more spiritually/intellectually-expanding seeds than just imparting the tao of chemistry formulas" -mother of an 11th grader

My Facebook feed is full of people who hate math. My joy in life is to make math fun for others! Math is part of life - learn to love it with me!

Chemistry basically explains everything about the world around us. Why does soap work? Why does ginger ale settle your stomach? Why does chlorine kill germs in the pool? Why are some things flammable and not others? The answers to all these questions are found in chemistry. I love helping students understand through real-world, fun examples!

I began learning French in kindergarten at the French American International School, then lived for one year in Rennes, France with a French family at School Year Abroad, scored 5s on both Fr


Education

UC Berkeley
Chemistry

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $150
  • Rate details: If you need a different rate than my usual for online sessions please contact me directly to discuss and I will do my best to accommodate you!
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

French

French

UC Berkeley French Minor - 4.0 GPA and attended School Year Abroad - Rennes, France. 5 on French language AP and 5 on French literature AP. Taught French at Metropolitan Montessori School. Grew up in a French school - French American international school in San Francisco - perfect native French accent.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

99th percentile in all math exams, 5 on Calculus AP exam. UC Berkeley Chemistry degree. Have successfully tutored hundreds of students in math.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

UC Berkeley College of Chemistry graduate 5 on Chemistry AP 99th percentile on chemistry SAT II subject test
French,

French

UC Berkeley French Minor - 4.0 GPA and attended School Year Abroad - Rennes, France. 5 on French language AP and 5 on French literature AP. Taught French at Metropolitan Montessori School. Grew up in a French school - French American international school in San Francisco - perfect native French accent.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

20 years math teaching and tutoring experience Chemistry degree from UC Berkeley 99th percentile on all math exams- SAT, SAT subject tests, 5 on calculus AP

Language

French

French

UC Berkeley French Minor - 4.0 GPA and attended School Year Abroad - Rennes, France. 5 on French language AP and 5 on French literature AP. Taught French at Metropolitan Montessori School. Grew up in a French school - French American international school in San Francisco - perfect native French accent.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

99th percentile in all math exams, 5 on Calculus AP exam. UC Berkeley Chemistry degree. Have successfully tutored hundreds of students in math.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

20 years math teaching and tutoring experience Chemistry degree from UC Berkeley 99th percentile on all math exams- SAT, SAT subject tests, 5 on calculus AP

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

99th percentile in all math exams, 5 on Calculus AP exam. UC Berkeley Chemistry degree. Have successfully tutored hundreds of students in math.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

UC Berkeley College of Chemistry graduate 5 on Chemistry AP 99th percentile on chemistry SAT II subject test
French,

French

UC Berkeley French Minor - 4.0 GPA and attended School Year Abroad - Rennes, France. 5 on French language AP and 5 on French literature AP. Taught French at Metropolitan Montessori School. Grew up in a French school - French American international school in San Francisco - perfect native French accent.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

20 years math teaching and tutoring experience Chemistry degree from UC Berkeley 99th percentile on all math exams- SAT, SAT subject tests, 5 on calculus AP

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry

UC Berkeley College of Chemistry graduate 5 on Chemistry AP 99th percentile on chemistry SAT II subject test

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

99th percentile in all math exams, 5 on Calculus AP exam. UC Berkeley Chemistry degree. Have successfully tutored hundreds of students in math.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

UC Berkeley College of Chemistry graduate 5 on Chemistry AP 99th percentile on chemistry SAT II subject test
French

French

UC Berkeley French Minor - 4.0 GPA and attended School Year Abroad - Rennes, France. 5 on French language AP and 5 on French literature AP. Taught French at Metropolitan Montessori School. Grew up in a French school - French American international school in San Francisco - perfect native French accent.

Examples of Expertise


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$150/hour

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Harmony J.

$150/hour

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Response time: 3 hours