A terrific tutor-- positive reinforcement and commanding knowledgeJeanne, 45 lessons with SteffanieThank you so much for your help with my daughter in AP Physics! Her confidence is growing daily, and she trusts her problem solving skills more. Your patience, good humor, and enthusiasm are transforming her approach to this difficult class.Thank you so much for your help with my daughter in AP Physics! Her confidence is growing daily, and she trusts her problem solving skills more. Your patience, good humor, and enthusiasm are transforming her approach to this difficult class.
Hello! My name is Steffanie and I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics. I am one of two recipients in my undergraduate class who was awarded a full, private scholarship at my university due to maintaining academic excellence. My philosophy of education is centered around ensuring that knowledge and academic success are accessible to anyone who demands it. It is not the duty of the student to adapt to an educator’s teaching methods; rather, it is the duty of the educator to adjust...
Hello! My name is Steffanie and I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics. I am one of two recipients in my undergraduate class who was awarded a full, private scholarship at my university due to maintaining academic excellence. My philosophy of education is centered around ensuring that knowledge and academic success are accessible to anyone who demands it. It is not the duty of the student to adapt to an educator’s teaching methods; rather, it is the duty of the educator to adjust their communication style to match the student’s needs and work with them on their level to enhance clarity and understanding. As a tutor, I foster a friendly, creative, and personalized atmosphere that encourages learning. In college, I tutored students individually and led small group study sessions for my peers in physics and mathematics courses. In high school, I tutored individual students ranging from 6th grade to 11th grade in a variety of K-12 subjects – including preparation for standardized tests, like the California Science Test, the Smarter Balanced Assessment, AP exams, and ACT/SAT exams. In high school, I was hired by a counselor to tutor their son on the SAT and helped raise their overall score over 400+ points (with the largest increase being on the math section).
These experiences amplified my adaptability as I realized every student learns differently. In order to successfully help my students reach their goals, I need to actively accommodate each of their personal learning styles. Education is not just adequate instruction, but insightful questioning, an attention to demeanor, and a constant attempt to understand how someone might be thinking or feeling. An instructor must be motivating, gentle, and able to instill confidence with support and feedback. I am not solely an instructive tutor, but an academic coach and mentor. I emphasize concepts, investigation, curiosity, and answering “why” and “how”. I am well versed in numerous digital technologies and tools and integrate them into material when appropriate.
Steffanie has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Steffanie is always super helpful and charismatic and engaged. My kid is never bored during tutoring lessons. We have used her for both physics and Algebra 2 lessons and she has been awesome with both.Hope, 5 lessons with Steffanie
Excellent Calculus BC Tutor
She was helpful in explaining the concepts, not just helping solve problems, and this is what I was looking for. Thank you!Mugdha, 3 lessons with Steffanie
Stephanie is extremely patient, kind, and knowledgeable. My son really enjoys having her as a tutor and looks forward to his lessons with her.Jaya, 7 lessons with Steffanie
don’t bother looking elsewhere, she’s just great!
Steffanie Is amazing. My daughter really is excited to meet her, she’s a great teacher don’t even bother looking for anyone else. Super great price for the quality of tutoring.Sheila, 18 lessons with Steffanie
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
My daughter gave the best review when she said that Steffanie is able to explain high school chemistry in a way that makes it very understandable and much clearer than the actual teacher. And the "icing on the cake" is that Steffanie is super friendly and flexible in her scheduling.Kit, 7 lessons with Steffanie
So happy to have found Steffanie. Worked well with ADHD 2E daughter. Big help with calculus. Good communication. Hope to work with her regularlyDaphne, 3 lessons with Steffanie
Patient, Encouraging, and Clear in her Explanations
I wish we had started with Steffanie weeks ago! My child is embarrassed by not knowing, feeling like most tutors are "judging" her. Steffanie put that fear to rest through her careful explanations and extra tips to go beyond answering questions correctly to understanding concepts. Thank you, Steffanie!Katherine, 3 lessons with Steffanie
Steffanie is working with one of my daughters on high school math and chemistry, and my other daughter on physics and calculus. She has been fantastic. She is patient and very flexible. She is able to explain the material in a way my kids can understand and they do not feel intimidated or uncomfortable. I'm very happy my girls are working with her!Myra, 5 lessons with Steffanie
Great high school Chemistry tutor
Steffanie is a wonderfully patient tutor who is able to tutor my high school sophomore in such a clear way that she understands Chemistry concepts very effectively when she truthfully doesn’t like any science subject. Thank you, Steffanie!Ling, 2 lessons with Steffanie