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Tutor for K-12 and college; catch up, stay on track, or get ahead!

Steffanie S.
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## A terrific tutor-- positive reinforcement and commanding knowledge

Jeanne, 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.

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...

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Grammar,
Proofreading,
Statistics

Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar,
Vocabulary

Grammar,
Proofreading,
Vocabulary,
Writing

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I was the only student in 6th grade who was granted the opportunity to self-teach myself math due to my teacher and my principal believing the school's math curriculum was too slow for me. By the end of 6th grade, I finished 3 math textbooks' worth of material (6th grade math, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2). My degree in physics showcases a high level of competency in mathematics so I understand how important it is for students to have strong foundations in their early math courses in order to excel in future math courses. In HS, I tutored students in math courses like Algebra 1 and I know it is one of those courses that is a "make it or break it" type of class for many students. I am passionate about ensuring that students excel in those sort of courses because it really is the foundation for future success in future courses.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I was the only student in 6th grade who was granted the opportunity to self-teach myself math due to my teacher and my principal believing the school's math curriculum was too slow for me. By the end of 6th grade, I finished 3 math textbooks' worth of material (6th grade math, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2). My degree in physics showcases a high level of competency in mathematics and methods in Algebra 2 are deeply intertwined with future math courses such as calculus and linear algebra. I am passionate about ensuring that students excel in algebra courses because proficiency in Algebra 2 is part of the foundation for success in future math courses.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

My degree in physics warranted being an expert in the realm of calculus. There was never a day in my undergrad experience where I wasn't using calculus in my math or physics courses. Calculus (namely vector calculus) became my favorite area of math because so many phenomena can be described using that mathematical branch. I value integrating physical meaning behind complex and often confusing calculus topics because those real-world meanings enhance understanding and showcase the depth at which calculus dominates the physical world--ultimately showing the natural beauty behind so many (seemingly) complex problems. I hope to make people as excited about calculus (or math in general) as I am because once you start enjoying it and seeing the realism behind it all, you will notice that calculus isn't truly as complicated as it seems when it's first introduced to you.

Chemistry,
#### Chemistry

My love for science extends to all disciplines, including chemistry. Despite graduating with my degree in physics, I hold a dear love for (bio)chemistry because of the importance it plays in my hobbies. An understanding of basic and intermediate chemistry is essential for maintaining a proper aquarium, both freshwater and saltwater. It is necessary to understand how things lie photosynthetic active and usable radiation promotes coral growth and certain ranges of light spectrum can promote fluorescent protein growth (giving some coral a noteworthy "glowy" look under certain light). Understanding acid-base reactions are also at the forefront of maintaining not just a successful tank, but a thriving tank. The use of external media like carbon and phosphate guards warrant understanding of how nutrients are produced in a tank and how they can be removed (which puts emphasis on the nitrogen cycle). One needs to know about ionic and covalent compounding if they are dosing trace elements (such as calcium or magnesium) to promote strong growth. My hobbies led me to delve into chemistry as much as I could and I have been tutoring students in this subject intermittently since 10th grade. I have done exceptionally well in all of the chemistry classes I have taken and I am sure I can assist students with doing the same.

Physics,
#### Physics

I graduated with a degree in physics because I love both the sciences and math. I love experiments, I love learning about cause-and effect, and I crave learning the "why" and "how" behind pretty much everything. I was part of several physics organizations and I am also a co-author of two peer-reviewed publications.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

In high school, I was the only person recommended by my pre-calculus teacher to skip AP Calculus AB and go straight to AP Calculus BC due to excellent performance in his class. I consistently got 100% on homework, quizzes, and exams (there were 2 exams) and ultimately got an A+ in the course.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I scored an 800 on the SAT math portion and have exceptional skills in detecting which tricks and methods to use upon reading a question. I was hired by my high school counselor to tutor their son on the SAT because their math score was below the national average. After about a month of tutoring, they retook the exam and their overall score rose over 400 points, with most of the increase being on the math section.

Biology,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Statistics,
Writing
ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

I scored a 36 on the ACT math portion. I have exceptional skills in detecting which tricks and methods to use upon reading questions and how to effectively go through the problems speedily and accurately. I think many students taking this exam battle against time limits, which makes one prone to making errors and not performing at an optimum level. Test taking tips and tricks are incredibly useful (and do exist) for these sort of exams.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I was the only student in 6th grade who was granted the opportunity to self-teach myself math due to my teacher and my principal believing the school's math curriculum was too slow for me. By the end of 6th grade, I finished 3 math textbooks' worth of material (6th grade math, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2). My degree in physics showcases a high level of competency in mathematics so I understand how important it is for students to have strong foundations in their early math courses in order to excel in future math courses. In HS, I tutored students in math courses like Algebra 1 and I know it is one of those courses that is a "make it or break it" type of class for many students. I am passionate about ensuring that students excel in those sort of courses because it really is the foundation for future success in future courses.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I was the only student in 6th grade who was granted the opportunity to self-teach myself math due to my teacher and my principal believing the school's math curriculum was too slow for me. By the end of 6th grade, I finished 3 math textbooks' worth of material (6th grade math, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2). My degree in physics showcases a high level of competency in mathematics and methods in Algebra 2 are deeply intertwined with future math courses such as calculus and linear algebra. I am passionate about ensuring that students excel in algebra courses because proficiency in Algebra 2 is part of the foundation for success in future math courses.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

My degree in physics warranted being an expert in the realm of calculus. There was never a day in my undergrad experience where I wasn't using calculus in my math or physics courses. Calculus (namely vector calculus) became my favorite area of math because so many phenomena can be described using that mathematical branch. I value integrating physical meaning behind complex and often confusing calculus topics because those real-world meanings enhance understanding and showcase the depth at which calculus dominates the physical world--ultimately showing the natural beauty behind so many (seemingly) complex problems. I hope to make people as excited about calculus (or math in general) as I am because once you start enjoying it and seeing the realism behind it all, you will notice that calculus isn't truly as complicated as it seems when it's first introduced to you.

Physics,
#### Physics

I graduated with a degree in physics because I love both the sciences and math. I love experiments, I love learning about cause-and effect, and I crave learning the "why" and "how" behind pretty much everything. I was part of several physics organizations and I am also a co-author of two peer-reviewed publications.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

In high school, I was the only person recommended by my pre-calculus teacher to skip AP Calculus AB and go straight to AP Calculus BC due to excellent performance in his class. I consistently got 100% on homework, quizzes, and exams (there were 2 exams) and ultimately got an A+ in the course.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I scored an 800 on the SAT math portion and have exceptional skills in detecting which tricks and methods to use upon reading a question. I was hired by my high school counselor to tutor their son on the SAT because their math score was below the national average. After about a month of tutoring, they retook the exam and their overall score rose over 400 points, with most of the increase being on the math section.

Trigonometry,
#### Trigonometry

In high school, I was the only person recommended by my pre-calculus/trigonometry teacher to skip AP Calculus AB and go straight to AP Calculus BC due to excellent performance in his class. I consistently got 100% on homework, quizzes, and exams and ultimately got an A+ in the course. There is incredible usage of trigonometry in calculus and physics and understanding real world science often rests in the foundations of trigonometry.

Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Statistics
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I was the only student in 6th grade who was granted the opportunity to self-teach myself math due to my teacher and my principal believing the school's math curriculum was too slow for me. By the end of 6th grade, I finished 3 math textbooks' worth of material (6th grade math, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2). My degree in physics showcases a high level of competency in mathematics so I understand how important it is for students to have strong foundations in their early math courses in order to excel in future math courses. In HS, I tutored students in math courses like Algebra 1 and I know it is one of those courses that is a "make it or break it" type of class for many students. I am passionate about ensuring that students excel in those sort of courses because it really is the foundation for future success in future courses.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I was the only student in 6th grade who was granted the opportunity to self-teach myself math due to my teacher and my principal believing the school's math curriculum was too slow for me. By the end of 6th grade, I finished 3 math textbooks' worth of material (6th grade math, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2). My degree in physics showcases a high level of competency in mathematics and methods in Algebra 2 are deeply intertwined with future math courses such as calculus and linear algebra. I am passionate about ensuring that students excel in algebra courses because proficiency in Algebra 2 is part of the foundation for success in future math courses.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

My degree in physics warranted being an expert in the realm of calculus. There was never a day in my undergrad experience where I wasn't using calculus in my math or physics courses. Calculus (namely vector calculus) became my favorite area of math because so many phenomena can be described using that mathematical branch. I value integrating physical meaning behind complex and often confusing calculus topics because those real-world meanings enhance understanding and showcase the depth at which calculus dominates the physical world--ultimately showing the natural beauty behind so many (seemingly) complex problems. I hope to make people as excited about calculus (or math in general) as I am because once you start enjoying it and seeing the realism behind it all, you will notice that calculus isn't truly as complicated as it seems when it's first introduced to you.

Chemistry,
#### Chemistry

My love for science extends to all disciplines, including chemistry. Despite graduating with my degree in physics, I hold a dear love for (bio)chemistry because of the importance it plays in my hobbies. An understanding of basic and intermediate chemistry is essential for maintaining a proper aquarium, both freshwater and saltwater. It is necessary to understand how things lie photosynthetic active and usable radiation promotes coral growth and certain ranges of light spectrum can promote fluorescent protein growth (giving some coral a noteworthy "glowy" look under certain light). Understanding acid-base reactions are also at the forefront of maintaining not just a successful tank, but a thriving tank. The use of external media like carbon and phosphate guards warrant understanding of how nutrients are produced in a tank and how they can be removed (which puts emphasis on the nitrogen cycle). One needs to know about ionic and covalent compounding if they are dosing trace elements (such as calcium or magnesium) to promote strong growth. My hobbies led me to delve into chemistry as much as I could and I have been tutoring students in this subject intermittently since 10th grade. I have done exceptionally well in all of the chemistry classes I have taken and I am sure I can assist students with doing the same.

Physics,
#### Physics

I graduated with a degree in physics because I love both the sciences and math. I love experiments, I love learning about cause-and effect, and I crave learning the "why" and "how" behind pretty much everything. I was part of several physics organizations and I am also a co-author of two peer-reviewed publications.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

In high school, I was the only person recommended by my pre-calculus teacher to skip AP Calculus AB and go straight to AP Calculus BC due to excellent performance in his class. I consistently got 100% on homework, quizzes, and exams (there were 2 exams) and ultimately got an A+ in the course.

Biology,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Statistics,
Writing
Chemistry,
#### Chemistry

My love for science extends to all disciplines, including chemistry. Despite graduating with my degree in physics, I hold a dear love for (bio)chemistry because of the importance it plays in my hobbies. An understanding of basic and intermediate chemistry is essential for maintaining a proper aquarium, both freshwater and saltwater. It is necessary to understand how things lie photosynthetic active and usable radiation promotes coral growth and certain ranges of light spectrum can promote fluorescent protein growth (giving some coral a noteworthy "glowy" look under certain light). Understanding acid-base reactions are also at the forefront of maintaining not just a successful tank, but a thriving tank. The use of external media like carbon and phosphate guards warrant understanding of how nutrients are produced in a tank and how they can be removed (which puts emphasis on the nitrogen cycle). One needs to know about ionic and covalent compounding if they are dosing trace elements (such as calcium or magnesium) to promote strong growth. My hobbies led me to delve into chemistry as much as I could and I have been tutoring students in this subject intermittently since 10th grade. I have done exceptionally well in all of the chemistry classes I have taken and I am sure I can assist students with doing the same.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I scored an 800 on the SAT math portion and have exceptional skills in detecting which tricks and methods to use upon reading a question. I was hired by my high school counselor to tutor their son on the SAT because their math score was below the national average. After about a month of tutoring, they retook the exam and their overall score rose over 400 points, with most of the increase being on the math section.

Biology,
GED,
Geometry,
Statistics,
Writing
ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

I scored a 36 on the ACT math portion. I have exceptional skills in detecting which tricks and methods to use upon reading questions and how to effectively go through the problems speedily and accurately. I think many students taking this exam battle against time limits, which makes one prone to making errors and not performing at an optimum level. Test taking tips and tricks are incredibly useful (and do exist) for these sort of exams.

Steffanie has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **4 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Algebra 2

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

## Amazing teacher

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

## yay

So happy to have found Steffanie. Worked well with ADHD 2E daughter. Big help with calculus. Good communication. Hope to work with her regularly

Daphne, 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

## Very knowledgeable

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