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Diane S.

Math and Chemistry Tutor. Test Prep: SAT/ACT, Praxis, ISEE and more!

Math and Chemistry Tutor. Test Prep: SAT/ACT, Praxis, ISEE and more!

$90/hour

  • 3,201 hours tutoring

  • Danbury, CT 06810

About Diane


Bio

I am an established, experienced Math, Science and Test Prep tutor. I cover elementary school through high school level math, including homeschooling assistance. I tutor physical science and chemistry. Test preparation includes the math/science portions of the SAT, ACT, GRE, GED, GMAT, ASVAB, ISEE, SSAT, TEAS, Praxis and more.

My goal is to connect with the student at THEIR level. We start by going over the fundamentals of the subject, the basics of problem solving and work from there to...

I am an established, experienced Math, Science and Test Prep tutor. I cover elementary school through high school level math, including homeschooling assistance. I tutor physical science and chemistry. Test preparation includes the math/science portions of the SAT, ACT, GRE, GED, GMAT, ASVAB, ISEE, SSAT, TEAS, Praxis and more.

My goal is to connect with the student at THEIR level. We start by going over the fundamentals of the subject, the basics of problem solving and work from there to foster independent thinking. I use varied approaches when the student is "stuck." I am friendly, patient and very persistent. I can assist with classwork and homework. I will assign supplemental work to advance in the subject area as needed or desired. My goal - to ultimately work myself out of a job!

For standardized test preparation - we review the most frequently tested concepts, go over proven test-taking tips and strategies, and practice exams. Together we develop a strategy that best fits your strengths to the test and minimizes any weakness or anxiety. By building skills, we build confidence and maximize your score.

I tailor tutoring sessions to your needs. I love teaching, and really love seeing students continuing and excelling on their own! Contact me for more information.

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Want to save money on tutoring or test prep? Get together with a few friends. Meeting together is a great incentive. A group of 2 to 6 students still provides most all the benefits of personally individualized teaching, and at a steeply discounted price. Ask me about it!

Special Discount for ASVAB prep - thank you. Please accept a 20% discount off my base rate.

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ONLINE TUTORING: Thank you for your interest. Currently I only use the online platform to supplement my in-person tutoring.


Education

Hofstra University
Chemistry
Iowa State University
PhD
Pennsylvania State University
Other

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $90
  • Rate details: Rate includes all locations within about 15 minutes travel time from Danbury Mall as calculated by GPS. Further travel times MAY incur a small flat fee. Ask for details.
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Danbury, CT 06810
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/21/2016

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Subjects

Business

GMAT,

GMAT

What - no calculator on the quantitative section of the GMAT? And have you seen those head spinning word problems? I can help!! We review necessary math skills, and strengthen fundamentals so you are equipped - even for those tricky data sufficiency questions. I give you the tools needed to quickly arrive at answers. I teach a way to read the word problems to quickly set up the right equation to solve. We work on timing to get you through the test. Let me help you build skill and confidence to make the grade. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
GRE

GRE

I have prepared students for the math portion of the revised general GRE test with much success. The math content is similar to that found on the SAT, but the question format differs and can be quite unnerving if you are not prepared. Unfamiliar question types may include the quantitative comparisons, and questions where more than one right answer is correct. That can be tricky! I can help you by reviewing content, and explaining math concepts with simple ideas and illustrations. I teach you how to read word problems and quickly set up the right equation to solve. I go over quantitative comparisons to make sure you keep things straight, and only do enough math to answer the question. Most importantly, we work for accuracy and completeness. You can beat this test! Let me help. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.

Corporate Training

GMAT

GMAT

What - no calculator on the quantitative section of the GMAT? And have you seen those head spinning word problems? I can help!! We review necessary math skills, and strengthen fundamentals so you are equipped - even for those tricky data sufficiency questions. I give you the tools needed to quickly arrive at answers. I teach a way to read the word problems to quickly set up the right equation to solve. We work on timing to get you through the test. Let me help you build skill and confidence to make the grade. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I enjoy working with youngsters, exploring the world of math and what you can do, with math. By building their skills, we can ignite curiosity about the world around them and how math applies. Whether you are looking for remedial help for your child, or are looking to advance a gifted child, I can help. I build students’ confidence in the math by connecting with them at their level, showing them how they can push those boundaries, and preparing them for the math to come. I explain things simply. I teach students WHY they are doing what they need to do, not just procedures, rules or "tricks" (which often are soon forgotten or misapplied). We deepen and broaden understanding of a concept, so skills are transferable as the subject advances. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for your child!
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I love talking to children about their world, hearing their questions, helping them discover answers, and prodding them to more questions. Elementary science should initiate a curiosity and an enthusiasm, -- and build on that. And when it is hard, I can explain things in simple terms. We either work from their textbook/materials or I can come with my own. My background in science (PhD in chemistry) qualifies me in science, but my ability to relate on their level, whatever that may be, is what makes me a good tutor. Please read the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for your student.
Study Skills

Study Skills

With a Ph.D. in chemistry, I have done a lot of studying! "Study smarter, not harder" is certainly true, and I can show you, or your child, how. With a relaxed style, patience and good humor, I can help you build skills to organize tasks, keep track of assignments, make a timeline, get more out of your reading, strengthen your understanding. We build disciplines and skills, seeking out what works for YOU. Short term or long term tasks, I'll help you work it through. Please take a moment to look at the reviews clients have left for me to see if I would be a good fit for you.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In Algebra 1, students are really learning the" art of problem solving". Compared to previous math, problems get more complicated, both in structure and presentation. Logic skills are required, in addition to the arithmetic skills taught up to this point. Complications arise when the foundational math is not strong, and/or there is difficulty in understanding the questions (often presented as word problems). Whether you need remedial help, or are looking to get ahead, I can help! I have been told I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. Starting with your current math, and going back as far as needed, we build skill and confidence in algebra 1. I have proven strategies and have helped many. One client said it best, "It's simple. My daughter's grade went from D's and C's to A's. Diane knows how to help kids learn and do well in school." Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II can be tough! Many unfamiliar concepts are introduced as students are being prepared for trig and calculus. Any weaknesses in previous math courses are magnified, since these are now mere tools as the subject matter advances. I can help! I've had much success tutoring algebra II. I have been told I can explain concepts in an easy to understand and easy to remember way. I use simple ideas and illustrations to explain concepts and methods. I strive for students to understand WHY they are doing what they are doing, not just HOW. This leads to a deeper understanding and a new ease of application of the skills. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry can be a tough subject because it introduces a whole new vocabulary, has difficult concepts, and couples all that with quite a bit of math. I hold a Ph.D. in chemistry - but that is not as important as I can explain chemistry well. I have tutored students from high school through college level general chemistry - including prep for the AP, NYS regents, ACS and CLEP exams. I have been told I am very patient and can explain concepts in a way this is easy to understand and easy to remember, as well as simplify the math. Please take a look at the comments left for me by clients on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can be difficult for many students. It's abstract, you need visualization and logic skills, and it relies on math that maybe wasn't so easy for you first time around. Geometry is very different from previous math - and any weakness in algebra can show up big time. I address all of this. I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. I've had experience tutoring high school geometry, New York State Regents exam and other standardized tests requiring geometry. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have had much success helping students through pre-algebra. With the fundamentals to algebra and the beginning concepts in geometry being introduced, students can struggle if their math foundation is not strong. It is important to address any difficulties before discouragement sets in. Specific weaknesses are sometimes masked, especially if scores are inconsistent; or if the student doesn't "test well"; or if the student generally struggles with organizational or basic arithmetic skills. When working with a student, I can quickly assess and readily address underlying weaknesses, by looking past whether any one problem is right or wrong, to analyzing how they are thinking about the question, what are their math habits, how is their math vocabulary, and so on. I reach for the overarching skills and disciplines that will build math ability and confidence overall. We build general problem solving skills. We work on accuracy. I use simple ideas and illustrations to explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. It starts by connecting with them at their level. Please see the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus can be really tough if the foundations are not strong. Not only is strength in the algebra 2 skills is required - but often difficulties at this level often reach back to something even more basic - for instance: manipulating those massive expressions goes back to really understanding how fractions work... Many students have made it through, year after year, without truly understanding the basics in a way that can be applied as math advances. Others feel their teacher is "speaking a foreign language" and can't explain things simply enough. I can help. When working with a student, I can quickly assess and readily address underlying weaknesses by looking past whether one particular problem is right or wrong, to analyzing how they are thinking about the problem, and looking at the overarching concepts involved. I use simple ideas and illustrations to explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. We build general problem solving skills. We work on accuracy. We build skill and confidence. Please see the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped many students prepare or boost their score on the math portion of the SAT. I concentrate on raising both skill and confidence for this test. Not only do we concentrate on the fundamental skills, I teach a way to read those head-spinning math word problems, and make it easy to understand exactly what is being asked. I can explain math concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. We address careless errors and common traps. We discuss the timing of the test and strategies to maximize your score. And, since I always have an eye out for how a student thinks about a problem, I can easily identify and readily address underlying weaknesses, and talk about overarching concepts, instead of just working through to the answer to any one problem, one problem at a time. This leads to faster and more significant progress overall. Please take a look at the reviews clients have left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Study Skills

Study Skills

With a Ph.D. in chemistry, I have done a lot of studying! "Study smarter, not harder" is certainly true, and I can show you, or your child, how. With a relaxed style, patience and good humor, I can help you build skills to organize tasks, keep track of assignments, make a timeline, get more out of your reading, strengthen your understanding. We build disciplines and skills, seeking out what works for YOU. Short term or long term tasks, I'll help you work it through. Please take a moment to look at the reviews clients have left for me to see if I would be a good fit for you.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Beyond understanding the required math, scoring well on the ACT requires conquering those careless errors (because there is no partial credit on the ACT) and being able to read and understand word problems (so you can set up the right equation to solve). I help on both fronts, in addition to strengthening the math skills covered by the ACT. The ACT is fairly predictable, so even for those who have not yet had algebra 2/trig, we can prepare a student for the types of questions the ACT asks. Additionally, I teach a method to read word problems and quickly, and confidently, write down the equation to be solved. No more having your head spin wondering, "what are they asking me?". We'll build basic skills and talk about strategies to move through the test to maximize your score. Check out the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you!
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In Algebra 1, students are really learning the" art of problem solving". Compared to previous math, problems get more complicated, both in structure and presentation. Logic skills are required, in addition to the arithmetic skills taught up to this point. Complications arise when the foundational math is not strong, and/or there is difficulty in understanding the questions (often presented as word problems). Whether you need remedial help, or are looking to get ahead, I can help! I have been told I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. Starting with your current math, and going back as far as needed, we build skill and confidence in algebra 1. I have proven strategies and have helped many. One client said it best, "It's simple. My daughter's grade went from D's and C's to A's. Diane knows how to help kids learn and do well in school." Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II can be tough! Many unfamiliar concepts are introduced as students are being prepared for trig and calculus. Any weaknesses in previous math courses are magnified, since these are now mere tools as the subject matter advances. I can help! I've had much success tutoring algebra II. I have been told I can explain concepts in an easy to understand and easy to remember way. I use simple ideas and illustrations to explain concepts and methods. I strive for students to understand WHY they are doing what they are doing, not just HOW. This leads to a deeper understanding and a new ease of application of the skills. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you!
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can be difficult for many students. It's abstract, you need visualization and logic skills, and it relies on math that maybe wasn't so easy for you first time around. Geometry is very different from previous math - and any weakness in algebra can show up big time. I address all of this. I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. I've had experience tutoring high school geometry, New York State Regents exam and other standardized tests requiring geometry. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have had much success helping students through pre-algebra. With the fundamentals to algebra and the beginning concepts in geometry being introduced, students can struggle if their math foundation is not strong. It is important to address any difficulties before discouragement sets in. Specific weaknesses are sometimes masked, especially if scores are inconsistent; or if the student doesn't "test well"; or if the student generally struggles with organizational or basic arithmetic skills. When working with a student, I can quickly assess and readily address underlying weaknesses, by looking past whether any one problem is right or wrong, to analyzing how they are thinking about the question, what are their math habits, how is their math vocabulary, and so on. I reach for the overarching skills and disciplines that will build math ability and confidence overall. We build general problem solving skills. We work on accuracy. I use simple ideas and illustrations to explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. It starts by connecting with them at their level. Please see the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus can be really tough if the foundations are not strong. Not only is strength in the algebra 2 skills is required - but often difficulties at this level often reach back to something even more basic - for instance: manipulating those massive expressions goes back to really understanding how fractions work... Many students have made it through, year after year, without truly understanding the basics in a way that can be applied as math advances. Others feel their teacher is "speaking a foreign language" and can't explain things simply enough. I can help. When working with a student, I can quickly assess and readily address underlying weaknesses by looking past whether one particular problem is right or wrong, to analyzing how they are thinking about the problem, and looking at the overarching concepts involved. I use simple ideas and illustrations to explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. We build general problem solving skills. We work on accuracy. We build skill and confidence. Please see the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped many students prepare or boost their score on the math portion of the SAT. I concentrate on raising both skill and confidence for this test. Not only do we concentrate on the fundamental skills, I teach a way to read those head-spinning math word problems, and make it easy to understand exactly what is being asked. I can explain math concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. We address careless errors and common traps. We discuss the timing of the test and strategies to maximize your score. And, since I always have an eye out for how a student thinks about a problem, I can easily identify and readily address underlying weaknesses, and talk about overarching concepts, instead of just working through to the answer to any one problem, one problem at a time. This leads to faster and more significant progress overall. Please take a look at the reviews clients have left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I tutor high school trigonometry - which is often part of an algebra 2 or precalculus course. Many don't realize you are doing math operations and manipulations you've done before - only with more complicated expressions. I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In Algebra 1, students are really learning the" art of problem solving". Compared to previous math, problems get more complicated, both in structure and presentation. Logic skills are required, in addition to the arithmetic skills taught up to this point. Complications arise when the foundational math is not strong, and/or there is difficulty in understanding the questions (often presented as word problems). Whether you need remedial help, or are looking to get ahead, I can help! I have been told I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. Starting with your current math, and going back as far as needed, we build skill and confidence in algebra 1. I have proven strategies and have helped many. One client said it best, "It's simple. My daughter's grade went from D's and C's to A's. Diane knows how to help kids learn and do well in school." Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II can be tough! Many unfamiliar concepts are introduced as students are being prepared for trig and calculus. Any weaknesses in previous math courses are magnified, since these are now mere tools as the subject matter advances. I can help! I've had much success tutoring algebra II. I have been told I can explain concepts in an easy to understand and easy to remember way. I use simple ideas and illustrations to explain concepts and methods. I strive for students to understand WHY they are doing what they are doing, not just HOW. This leads to a deeper understanding and a new ease of application of the skills. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry can be a tough subject because it introduces a whole new vocabulary, has difficult concepts, and couples all that with quite a bit of math. I hold a Ph.D. in chemistry - but that is not as important as I can explain chemistry well. I have tutored students from high school through college level general chemistry - including prep for the AP, NYS regents, ACS and CLEP exams. I have been told I am very patient and can explain concepts in a way this is easy to understand and easy to remember, as well as simplify the math. Please take a look at the comments left for me by clients on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can be difficult for many students. It's abstract, you need visualization and logic skills, and it relies on math that maybe wasn't so easy for you first time around. Geometry is very different from previous math - and any weakness in algebra can show up big time. I address all of this. I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. I've had experience tutoring high school geometry, New York State Regents exam and other standardized tests requiring geometry. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have had much success helping students through pre-algebra. With the fundamentals to algebra and the beginning concepts in geometry being introduced, students can struggle if their math foundation is not strong. It is important to address any difficulties before discouragement sets in. Specific weaknesses are sometimes masked, especially if scores are inconsistent; or if the student doesn't "test well"; or if the student generally struggles with organizational or basic arithmetic skills. When working with a student, I can quickly assess and readily address underlying weaknesses, by looking past whether any one problem is right or wrong, to analyzing how they are thinking about the question, what are their math habits, how is their math vocabulary, and so on. I reach for the overarching skills and disciplines that will build math ability and confidence overall. We build general problem solving skills. We work on accuracy. I use simple ideas and illustrations to explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. It starts by connecting with them at their level. Please see the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus can be really tough if the foundations are not strong. Not only is strength in the algebra 2 skills is required - but often difficulties at this level often reach back to something even more basic - for instance: manipulating those massive expressions goes back to really understanding how fractions work... Many students have made it through, year after year, without truly understanding the basics in a way that can be applied as math advances. Others feel their teacher is "speaking a foreign language" and can't explain things simply enough. I can help. When working with a student, I can quickly assess and readily address underlying weaknesses by looking past whether one particular problem is right or wrong, to analyzing how they are thinking about the problem, and looking at the overarching concepts involved. I use simple ideas and illustrations to explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. We build general problem solving skills. We work on accuracy. We build skill and confidence. Please see the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Study Skills

Study Skills

With a Ph.D. in chemistry, I have done a lot of studying! "Study smarter, not harder" is certainly true, and I can show you, or your child, how. With a relaxed style, patience and good humor, I can help you build skills to organize tasks, keep track of assignments, make a timeline, get more out of your reading, strengthen your understanding. We build disciplines and skills, seeking out what works for YOU. Short term or long term tasks, I'll help you work it through. Please take a moment to look at the reviews clients have left for me to see if I would be a good fit for you.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

With a Ph.D. in chemistry, I have done a lot of studying! "Study smarter, not harder" is certainly true, and I can show you, or your child, how. With a relaxed style, patience and good humor, I can help you build skills to organize tasks, keep track of assignments, make a timeline, get more out of your reading, strengthen your understanding. We build disciplines and skills, seeking out what works for YOU. Short term or long term tasks, I'll help you work it through. Please take a moment to look at the reviews clients have left for me to see if I would be a good fit for you.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

Many students find the ACT science the hardest part of the test. Not only is it at the end of a very long test, some students find science to be hard and this section fast paced. Read 7 passages, answer 40 questions in only 35 minutes - sounds impossible! The key is knowing some time management strategies and being familiar with ACT question types and answer formats. I can help you get through it and take the stress out! I have proven methods. Please see the reviews on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good match for you.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry can be a tough subject because it introduces a whole new vocabulary, has difficult concepts, and couples all that with quite a bit of math. I hold a Ph.D. in chemistry - but that is not as important as I can explain chemistry well. I have tutored students from high school through college level general chemistry - including prep for the AP, NYS regents, ACS and CLEP exams. I have been told I am very patient and can explain concepts in a way this is easy to understand and easy to remember, as well as simplify the math. Please take a look at the comments left for me by clients on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Physical Science

Physical Science

Physical science covers a variety of disciplines - offering an introduction to life science, chemistry and physics, and often with elements of earth science, geology, astronomy, meteorology or others. Students learn the scientific method, and engage in detailed, methodical experiments. My background in science (PhD in chemistry) qualifies me in science, but it is my ability to relate to students of all levels that makes me an excellent tutor. I can explain things in simple terms, making them easy to understand and easy to remember. I also help with organization and homework, as that plays a part in the making the grade in any subject. Please read the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for your student.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

With a Ph.D. in chemistry, I have done a lot of studying! "Study smarter, not harder" is certainly true, and I can show you, or your child, how. With a relaxed style, patience and good humor, I can help you build skills to organize tasks, keep track of assignments, make a timeline, get more out of your reading, strengthen your understanding. We build disciplines and skills, seeking out what works for YOU. Short term or long term tasks, I'll help you work it through. Please take a moment to look at the reviews clients have left for me to see if I would be a good fit for you.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In Algebra 1, students are really learning the" art of problem solving". Compared to previous math, problems get more complicated, both in structure and presentation. Logic skills are required, in addition to the arithmetic skills taught up to this point. Complications arise when the foundational math is not strong, and/or there is difficulty in understanding the questions (often presented as word problems). Whether you need remedial help, or are looking to get ahead, I can help! I have been told I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. Starting with your current math, and going back as far as needed, we build skill and confidence in algebra 1. I have proven strategies and have helped many. One client said it best, "It's simple. My daughter's grade went from D's and C's to A's. Diane knows how to help kids learn and do well in school." Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II can be tough! Many unfamiliar concepts are introduced as students are being prepared for trig and calculus. Any weaknesses in previous math courses are magnified, since these are now mere tools as the subject matter advances. I can help! I've had much success tutoring algebra II. I have been told I can explain concepts in an easy to understand and easy to remember way. I use simple ideas and illustrations to explain concepts and methods. I strive for students to understand WHY they are doing what they are doing, not just HOW. This leads to a deeper understanding and a new ease of application of the skills. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry can be a tough subject because it introduces a whole new vocabulary, has difficult concepts, and couples all that with quite a bit of math. I hold a Ph.D. in chemistry - but that is not as important as I can explain chemistry well. I have tutored students from high school through college level general chemistry - including prep for the AP, NYS regents, ACS and CLEP exams. I have been told I am very patient and can explain concepts in a way this is easy to understand and easy to remember, as well as simplify the math. Please take a look at the comments left for me by clients on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
GED,

GED

I have successfully helped many students with the math and science portions of the GED. In addition to tutoring, I volunteered weekly at a local adult learning center, and have worked with students of all levels towards their GED. I help raise skills and confidence for the online test, tailoring sessions to your needs. Whether you are a high school-er now, or returning to studies after a long break, I can help. I've been told I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. Not only do we strengthen fundamentals, I teach a way to read those head-spinning word problems so you can quickly and easily know what they are asking! I have helped many students overcome stumbling blocks and anxieties, to make quick progress. Please read more in the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can be difficult for many students. It's abstract, you need visualization and logic skills, and it relies on math that maybe wasn't so easy for you first time around. Geometry is very different from previous math - and any weakness in algebra can show up big time. I address all of this. I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. I've had experience tutoring high school geometry, New York State Regents exam and other standardized tests requiring geometry. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped many students prepare or boost their score on the math portion of the SAT. I concentrate on raising both skill and confidence for this test. Not only do we concentrate on the fundamental skills, I teach a way to read those head-spinning math word problems, and make it easy to understand exactly what is being asked. I can explain math concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. We address careless errors and common traps. We discuss the timing of the test and strategies to maximize your score. And, since I always have an eye out for how a student thinks about a problem, I can easily identify and readily address underlying weaknesses, and talk about overarching concepts, instead of just working through to the answer to any one problem, one problem at a time. This leads to faster and more significant progress overall. Please take a look at the reviews clients have left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Study Skills

Study Skills

With a Ph.D. in chemistry, I have done a lot of studying! "Study smarter, not harder" is certainly true, and I can show you, or your child, how. With a relaxed style, patience and good humor, I can help you build skills to organize tasks, keep track of assignments, make a timeline, get more out of your reading, strengthen your understanding. We build disciplines and skills, seeking out what works for YOU. Short term or long term tasks, I'll help you work it through. Please take a moment to look at the reviews clients have left for me to see if I would be a good fit for you.

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

Needing to take the math placement test? Want to place out - or make sure you are placed at your level? If your math skills are "rusty", or if you've always struggled with math, or like this cause anxiety, I can help. I can explain math in a way that is simple to understand and easy to remember. A while back, one of my student's said it best, "I was almost in tears within the first 15 minutes. I'm 43 and have not looked at a math textbook in over 20 yrs. I was going to give up and scratch the idea of taking my entrance exam for school. However, that all quickly changed with Diane. I went from being clueless to quickly learning the information. The math problems went from being challenging to EASY! ... I am confident that I will succeed. Diane has an ability to transform her skills and teaching style to the student's learning ability." (Nancy, 10/13). I continue to have success like that, and I'm sure I can help you. Please read the feedback left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

Beyond understanding the required math, scoring well on the ACT requires conquering those careless errors (because there is no partial credit on the ACT) and being able to read and understand word problems (so you can set up the right equation to solve). I help on both fronts, in addition to strengthening the math skills covered by the ACT. The ACT is fairly predictable, so even for those who have not yet had algebra 2/trig, we can prepare a student for the types of questions the ACT asks. Additionally, I teach a method to read word problems and quickly, and confidently, write down the equation to be solved. No more having your head spin wondering, "what are they asking me?". We'll build basic skills and talk about strategies to move through the test to maximize your score. Check out the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you!
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Many students find the ACT science the hardest part of the test. Not only is it at the end of a very long test, some students find science to be hard and this section fast paced. Read 7 passages, answer 40 questions in only 35 minutes - sounds impossible! The key is knowing some time management strategies and being familiar with ACT question types and answer formats. I can help you get through it and take the stress out! I have proven methods. Please see the reviews on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good match for you.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

Looking to take the ASVAB to start a military career? Thank you for what you are about to do. In appreciation and in recognition of your commitment, I am happy to offer a 20% discount off my base rate. (Travel surcharge for farther distances may still apply.) My focus on ASVAB prep is the Arithmetic Reasoning and Mathematics Knowledge sections. Particularly if it has been a long time since you've taken a math test, I can quickly get you up to speed in the most frequently tested math strands. I can explain concepts using simple ideas and illustrations. I can identify weak areas and teach in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. I can help you reach your goals. I've helped many - and many are surprised when they finally understand this stuff or see how simple it can be. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

High School Placement Exams such as the COOP and HSPT can be nerve wracking for students. Besides being difficult for some, these tests are fast paced, which adds anxiety. As a successful tutor, experienced in standardized test prep and middle/high school math, I tutor the math portion of these exams. I help students by going over the most tested math concepts; explaining things in simple terms, building skill and confidence; and teaching strategies to lower anxiety. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
GED,

GED

I have successfully helped many students with the math and science portions of the GED. In addition to tutoring, I volunteered weekly at a local adult learning center, and have worked with students of all levels towards their GED. I help raise skills and confidence for the online test, tailoring sessions to your needs. Whether you are a high school-er now, or returning to studies after a long break, I can help. I've been told I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. Not only do we strengthen fundamentals, I teach a way to read those head-spinning word problems so you can quickly and easily know what they are asking! I have helped many students overcome stumbling blocks and anxieties, to make quick progress. Please read more in the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
GMAT,

GMAT

What - no calculator on the quantitative section of the GMAT? And have you seen those head spinning word problems? I can help!! We review necessary math skills, and strengthen fundamentals so you are equipped - even for those tricky data sufficiency questions. I give you the tools needed to quickly arrive at answers. I teach a way to read the word problems to quickly set up the right equation to solve. We work on timing to get you through the test. Let me help you build skill and confidence to make the grade. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
GRE,

GRE

I have prepared students for the math portion of the revised general GRE test with much success. The math content is similar to that found on the SAT, but the question format differs and can be quite unnerving if you are not prepared. Unfamiliar question types may include the quantitative comparisons, and questions where more than one right answer is correct. That can be tricky! I can help you by reviewing content, and explaining math concepts with simple ideas and illustrations. I teach you how to read word problems and quickly set up the right equation to solve. I go over quantitative comparisons to make sure you keep things straight, and only do enough math to answer the question. Most importantly, we work for accuracy and completeness. You can beat this test! Let me help. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
ISEE,

ISEE

I offer Independent School Entrance Exam prep, specializing in math, test taking tips and strategies for this unique, timed test. In addition to reviewing the most-tested math concepts, the quantitative comparison questions can be unfamiliar to some students, so a particular concentration on these is included if needed. My expertise in standardized test prep and successful math tutoring methods will ensure readiness and confidence for the ISEE. I explain math concepts using simple ideas and illustrations, making them easy to understand and easy to remember. Whether you are looking for remedial help to boost a score, or are aiming for the top, I tailor sessions individually to your child's abilities and needs. Please see the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you!
Praxis,

Praxis

Whether you need just a refresher or remedial help for the Praxis Test, I am prepared to help. I have tutored Praxis core (math), elementary education (math and science), mathematics (5161), among others. My expertise and success for clients in standardized test prep can help you quickly get up to speed. With years of experience working with students, and mastery of the content, I can quickly identify weaknesses, and efficiently work with you to overcome them. The secret? Showing you how to break the problems down, truly understanding the math vocabulary and then taking the problem one step at a time. Worried about not being able to use your calculator (some praxis versions only)? I not only show you ways to easily estimate answers, I can also show you short cuts to lengthy calculations. We talk about test strategies, common errors and traps. I have helped many students gain confidence and ability to get the results they need on the math portion of these tests. In addition to specialized concentration in math, as an advanced degree holder myself, I can help you organize your study and review your work for the science component of some praxis exams. Please take a moment to look through my clients' reviews to see if I would be a good fit for you. I look forward to helping you make the grade!
PSAT,

PSAT

I have helped many students achieve high scores on the math portion of the PSAT. Students who do not prepare are in danger of under-performing because they are: 1) not familiar enough with the content, question types and answer formats of the test; 2) not used to the level accuracy required (no partial credit); 3) fazed by the fast paced, timed aspect of the test. I can help on all fronts. We review all the required math- as needed - whether remedially or or advanced. We go over test taking tips and strategies. I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. Added bonus - PSAT prep often boosts academic grades as well! I help build skill and confidence so students are prepared. Please see the reviews left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Regents,

Regents

At the end of the school year, students are under much pressure as it is. Reviewing the content of an entire year of course material can be daunting. Furthermore, weak areas, when they were first covered, won't get much easier without targeted help. I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember, helping students make quick progress. Often small clarifications, or just being shown something in a different way, can help greatly. With a strong record of tutoring success in Algebra 1, Algebra 2 (with Trig), Geometry and Chemistry, I can help students successfully prepare for these Regents exams. Please take a look at the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped many students prepare or boost their score on the math portion of the SAT. I concentrate on raising both skill and confidence for this test. Not only do we concentrate on the fundamental skills, I teach a way to read those head-spinning math word problems, and make it easy to understand exactly what is being asked. I can explain math concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. We address careless errors and common traps. We discuss the timing of the test and strategies to maximize your score. And, since I always have an eye out for how a student thinks about a problem, I can easily identify and readily address underlying weaknesses, and talk about overarching concepts, instead of just working through to the answer to any one problem, one problem at a time. This leads to faster and more significant progress overall. Please take a look at the reviews clients have left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.
SSAT,

SSAT

I have had much success preparing students for the SSAT in math, at all levels. My expertise in standardized test prep and successful math tutoring methods will ensure readiness and confidence for this test. I explain math concepts using simple ideas and illustrations, making them easy to understand and easy to remember. We review the needed math concepts appropriate to the level test the student is taking. Depending on their grade and math background, some students may not yet have learned some of the required math for that level, and that can be unnerving! We prepare for that, and if appropriate, I often can quickly introduce those concepts in a way that is immediately applicable. Additionally, students taking the Upper Level test sometimes panic because they are not allowed to use a calculator on the test. If they are not used to doing math without a calculator, they may find their math skills prone to error, or "rusty". In addition to estimating, I teach methods to simplify calculations, which takes the angst out. Whether you are looking for remedial help to boost a score, or are aiming for the top, I tailor sessions to your child's needs. Please see the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for your student!
TEAS

TEAS

Going on in Nursing? Good for you! Don't let the TEAS beat you. There may be a lot of math and science you haven't seen in a while. I can help get you prepared! Brushing up on math skills is essential for most test takers. I can quickly identify your strengths and weaknesses in math to help you do that efficiently, to maximize your score. I can explain math concepts with simple ideas and illustrations making them easy to understand and easy to remember. We talk about strategies, tips and common traps. I teach how to decipher word problems, set up the right equation, and quickly arrive at the answer. For science - hopefully you've finished Anatomy and Physiology, and bio - the main chunk of the science section. You need to be strong in these subjects. I can assist you in organizing your study - and review with you. The smaller chunk of the science section is chemistry, physics, scientific method and scientific reasoning -- things you may not have seen in a while, and these are things I can easily (re)teach you. I'll break it down for you and help you study only what you need.

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ACT Math

Diane is easy to communicate with, was prompt and very helpful to my son who is studying for the ACT test. We also plan to have Diane help with Honors Chemistry. It's wonderful to have a tutor who can come to our home and work 1:1 with my son.

Diane, 2 lessons with Diane

Amazing tutor!

I’ve been working with Diane for a few sessions for the GRE quantitative section and she has helped me tremendously! She made it easy to understand how to go about solving the problems and was extremely patient.

Lauren , 6 lessons with Diane

Review for Diane

Diane is very knowledgeable on the math subjects and patient with students. A great asset to our SAT math experience! She is also easy to reach regarding scheduling sessions, as well as accommodating to a busy high schooler's schedule. Thank you for all your wonderful help!

Liz, 7 lessons with Diane

Great tutor

Diane is extremely knowledgeable and is great to work with. Diane really cares about the material she is teaching. My child is extremely pleased with Diane and is doing better in math.

John, 40 lessons with Diane

Great math tutor

She was very organized and presented me with tools I needed to solve the math problems. She simplified things and also had a very nice personality. I would highly recommend her.

Yelena, 1 lesson with Diane

Amazing, One of a Kind Tutor!

I have worked with Diane for the past few months in preparation for taking the GRE Quantitative section. While my math skills have definitely improved tremendously with her help-- and allowed me to get a GRE score above what I ever dreamed I could do-- I am most thankful to Diane for her patience and care throughout the whole process. Diane broke down each problem that I did not understand into small steps, slowly working to make sure I understood each aspect before we moved forward in the problem. She also used real-life examples in her explanations so that not only did I understand how to the problem, but I understood why, and so would able to apply those math concepts in future problems. When I met Diane for the first time, I told her my apprehensions about the exam, but she assured me throughout the process that this was something I was capable of doing and continued to build my confidence in my math abilities. She even messaged me the day of the exam to send me her best wishes and asked me to keep her updated as I apply to grad schools. Diane is truly a tutor who cares about each and every one of her students and is willing to do all she can to help them to succeed! I am so grateful to Diane and have only the most positive things to say about her. Use Diane as your tutor, and you will not be disappointed!

Sarah, 12 lessons with Diane

Focused math tutoring helped improve SAT score

My son scored 620 in Math and 720 in English in his PSAT. With the hope of improving his Math score, I took the help of Diane, and put my son through an intensive one-week session during the school break. This contributed much to improving his Math score. He scored 740 in Math and 730 in English in his only SAT sitting. She was systematic in her analysis of my son’s areas of weaknesses. Not only did she step him through the basics, but also helped him avoid careless mistakes through numerous practice questions. She was also kind, patient and accommodating to our needs in scheduling.

John, 5 lessons with Diane

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Diane did a solid job helping my daughter with Chemistry in preparation for a final exam.

Janine, 1 lesson with Diane

Expert, Patient and Professional

Diane S. is an expert in math and chemistry, patient with her student and professional beyond expectations. Diane's expertise in math has allowed her to jump into any lesson and help immediately. She does not waste time or money. She shows incredible patience with students. Diane finds a way to break down difficult concepts so that the student understands it to a point that they can solve equations independently. Diane takes the time to summarize to parents what she worked on each session, where their problem areas are and what they need to do to continue to improve. Her expertise, patience and professionalism can help achieve progress.

T, 19 lessons with Diane
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Diane S.

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