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Diane S.

Danbury, CT

$90/hour

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

In-person lessons
2750+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/21/16
5.0 average from 1487 ratings
Expertise in the subject area, excellent teaching strategies and patient.
— Sandy, Brewster, NY on 2/24/12

$90/Hour


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Hofstra University
Chemistry
Iowa State University
PhD
Pennsylvania State University
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Education

Hofstra University (Chemistry)

Iowa State University (PhD)

Pennsylvania State University (Other)

About Diane

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.
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.

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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.

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In-person lessons

"Expertise in the subject area, excellent teaching strategies and patient."

- Sandy, Brewster, NY on 2/24/12

"Very Patient!"

- Stacey, Southbury, CT on 8/25/17

"Experienced and effective SAT tutor."

- Evelyn, Sandy Hook, CT on 5/9/17

"Experienced Tutor, Intuitive and Thorough"

- Sid, Sherman, CT on 5/5/17

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Jane, Newtown, CT on 3/5/17

"Experienced, knowlegable and flexible tutor"

- Mariellen, Danbury, CT on 2/14/17

"Knowledgeable, helpful and patient"

- Debby, Weston, CT on 12/8/16

"Knowledgeable & creative tutor"

- Natalia, Jefferson Valley, NY on 12/7/16

"Good independent school exam tutor"

- J, Cross River, NY on 11/21/16

"Outstanding!"

- Kari, Wilton, CT on 11/20/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Ruchika, Ridgefield, CT on 9/23/16

"PSAT prep going well"

- Jennifer, Redding, CT on 9/13/16

"Efficient & focused"

- Sumali, New Fairfield, CT on 9/10/16

"Knowledgeable, sweet, and understanding tutor"

- Deb, Newtown, CT on 7/18/16

"Amazing tutor !!!"

- Laura, Danbury, CT on 7/1/16

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Carolyn, Wilton, CT on 6/29/16

"Phenomenal tutor!"

- Heather, Waterbury, CT on 6/23/16

"Great tutor"

- Jennie, North Salem, NY on 6/20/16

"Always with a trick up her sleeve!"

- Tyler, Amawalk, NY on 6/11/16

"Great ACT tutor"

- Heather, Bethel, CT on 5/7/16

"Really Helpful"

- Laura, Warwick, NY on 4/3/16

"Knowledgeable and friendly but also focused"

- Petra, Wilton, CT on 2/14/16

"Effective and excellent tutor"

- Seema, Hopewell Junction, NY on 2/3/16

"Diane comes prepared for the session."

- Nancy, Dexter, MI on 12/27/15

"very patient and great tutor!!"

- Lily, Redding, CT on 12/14/15

"Another great session"

- Carole, Redding, CT on 12/3/15

"Highly Effective and Really Nice Too!!!"

- Marianne, Katonah, NY on 10/31/15

"Knowledgeable and very experienced."

- Ivan, Danbury, CT on 10/5/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Dana, New Canaan, CT on 9/25/15

"Knowledge and Thorough"

- Amanda, Monroe, NY on 8/24/15

"Patient tutor"

- Hayley, Carmel, NY on 8/7/15
Diane replied on 8/11/2015

This client was tutored in college chemistry for the CLEP exam. Thanks Hayley!

"Incredible PSAT Tutor"

- Linda, Wilton, CT on 8/4/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Nancy, Ridgefield, CT on 6/14/15

"Diane is a very intelligent and patient tutor."

- Danielle, Danbury, CT on 6/12/15
Diane replied on 6/16/2015

This client was tutored in Praxis math. Thanks Danielle!

"Diane is very patient tutor"

- Russell, Ridgefield, CT on 6/11/15
Diane replied on 6/16/2015

This student was tutored in elementary math. Thanks Russell!

"Excellent Tutor"

- Janet, Ridgefield, CT on 4/20/15

"Strong Algebra 2 support"

- Tom, Wilton, CT on 4/20/15

"Great tutor and very interested"

- Sian, Ridgefield, CT on 1/17/15

"Very Impressed"

- Lindsay, Ridgefield, CT on 12/16/14

"Excellent tutor! A great find."

- Julie, Wilton, CT on 12/11/14

"Diane the Divine!"

- Rob, New Canaan, CT on 11/4/14

"Fabulous tutor! We feel lucky."

- Denise, South Salem, NY on 10/9/14

"Great tutor - highly recommend"

- Katherine, Chappaqua, NY on 9/25/14

"Great Tutor and Very Patient"

- Rajendra, New Fairfield, CT on 9/11/14

"Sessions are precision-tailored to student's need"

- Sarah, Danbury, CT on 7/17/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Neil, Wilton, CT on 7/9/14

"Supportive and accommodating"

- Mariann, Redding, CT on 6/16/14

"Very Effective and Professional"

- Alice, Bethel, CT on 5/19/14

"Diane is Great"

- Sanaa, Danbury, CT on 4/24/14
Diane replied on 6/26/2014

This student was tutored in chemistry and geometry.

"Knowledgeable"

- Danielle, Brookfield, CT on 4/3/14

"Key test prep and everyday go-to tutor!"

- Crystal, Newtown, CT on 3/5/14

"Very patient and clear instructor, never rushes through the main idea."

- Leslie, Brewster, NY on 2/22/14

"Great tutor"

- Nina, Stratford, CT on 1/21/14

"Great tutor"

- Jimmy, Bethel, CT on 1/20/14
Diane replied on 1/22/2014

These sessions are in algebra 2 and honors chemistry.
Thank you, Jimmy!

"Awesome tutor"

- Erik, Southbury, CT on 1/16/14
Diane replied on 1/22/2014

This student is preparing for the ASVAB.
Thank you, Erik!

"Awesome tutor, so helpful!"

- Hope, Wilton, CT on 1/14/14

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Sheila, Ridgefield, CT on 12/6/13

"Great tutor!!"

- Tammy, Ridgefield, CT on 11/19/13
Diane replied on 1/22/2014

This student was preparing for the ACT in science and math, and now the SAT in math.

Thank you, Tammy!

"Excellent Teaching Techniques"

- Lori, Brookfield, CT on 11/14/13
Diane replied on 1/22/2014

This student is being tutored in Algebra 2, as well as preparing for the SAT in math.
Thank you, Lori!

"Great Fit for our 8th grader."

- Becky, Stamford, CT on 11/8/13

"Help with physics too!"

- Karen, Weston, CT on 10/30/13

"Great tutor"

- Nancy, Stormville, NY on 10/10/13
Diane replied on 1/22/2014

This student was preparing for the TEAS math exam.
Thank you, Nancy!

"Great Tutor! Praxis II Elementary Ed Math and Science Content"

- Jessica, Ridgefield, CT on 10/6/13

"Great first impression!"

- Donna, North Salem, NY on 9/22/13
Diane replied on 1/22/2014

These sessions are in algebra, and the student will take the NYS Regents this year.

Thank you, Donna!

"Excellent detail"

- Gregory, Ridgefield, CT on 9/9/13
Diane replied on 1/22/2014

These sessions are in Algebra 2, SAT preparation and occasionally chemistry.

Thank you, Gregory

"Good tutor"

- Mary, Ridgefield, CT on 9/4/13

"Great tutor"

- Anthony, Danbury, CT on 8/31/13

"Excellent first day!"

- Diane/ mitch, Bridgewater, CT on 8/31/13
Diane replied on 1/22/2014

These sessions were in SAT/ACT preparation.
Thank you!

"Seems great!"

- Alex, South Kent, CT on 8/26/13
Diane replied on 1/22/2014

These sessions were for SSAT prep.
Thank you, Alex!

"Patient, flexible, and motivating!"

- Lilly, Danbury, CT on 8/17/13

"Great individualized tutoring."

- Mary, Newtown, CT on 6/13/13

"Goes above and beyond"

- Karen, Bethel, CT on 6/5/13
Diane replied on 1/22/2014

These sessions were in 8th grade math.
Thank you, Karen!

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Michele, Wappingers Falls, NY on 5/13/13
Diane replied on 5/13/2013

This student is preparing for a college math placement exam as well as the TEAS V. (Thank you Michele!)

"The first lesson with my son went great."

- Richard, Brookfield, CT on 5/6/13

"Unbelievable!"

- Kim, Brewster, NY on 4/30/13

"Excellent tutor!"

- Joan, Danbury, CT on 4/28/13
Diane replied on 5/14/2013

This student is preparing for the SAT. (Thank you Joan!)

"Great in every way."

- Michael, Pawling, NY on 4/19/13
Diane replied on 5/14/2013

This student is being tutored in Algebra 2/ Trig, as well as preparing for the SAT, ACT and NY State Regents.

"Wonderful experience!"

- Erin, Roxbury, CT on 3/26/13

"Excellent SAT Math prep tutor."

- Rory, New Fairfield, CT on 3/17/13

"Very Patient"

- Nara, Danbury, CT on 2/20/13
Diane replied on 5/17/2013

This student is preparing the the GED.

"Thank you"

- Tino, Danbury, CT on 10/5/12
Diane replied on 1/22/2014

This student was preparing for the SAT, math.
Thank you, Tino!

"Great follow through!"

- Logan, Danbury, CT on 10/3/12

"Great tutor!"

- Melissa, Brookfield, CT on 10/2/12

"Very professional!"

- Dariel, Danbury, CT on 9/1/12

"Best Tutor Ever!!"

- Monica, Mahopac, NY on 8/13/12

"Very helpful"

- Liz, Brewster, NY on 6/18/12

"Great Tutor"

- Kimberly, Brookfield, CT on 6/13/12

"Great Tutor!"

- Diane, Sherman, CT on 6/7/12

"Excellent knowledge of SAT/ACT prep"

- Patricia, New Fairfield, CT on 6/6/12

"Raises scores!"

- Harriet, Ridgefield, CT on 6/4/12

"Very Reassuring!"

- Elizabeth, Danbury, CT on 5/23/12

"Great tutor!"

- Cheryl, Redding, CT on 5/21/12

"What a terrific tutor!"

- Samantha, New Fairfield, CT on 5/11/12

"Super Helpful!! I absolutely recommend!!"

- Megan, New Milford, CT on 5/9/12
Diane replied on 5/17/2013

This student was preparing for the SAT.

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Karen, Easton, CT on 4/26/12
Diane replied on 5/14/2013

These sessions are in Geometry.

"Great math tutor, easy to reach, responded quickly to my request and worked with us to establish a schedule that was mutually convenient"

- Barbara, Ridgefield, CT on 2/28/12

"Very Patient!"

- Nancy, Southbury, CT on 2/23/12
Diane replied on 5/14/2013

These sessions are in Algebra 1, middle school.

"Very Much Liked by My Children"

- Warren, Wilton, CT on 2/15/12

"Great, flexible tutor"

- Crisy, Bridgeport, CT on 2/14/12
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ACT Math

Beyond understanding the required math, scoring well on the ACT has to do conquering those careless errors (because there is no partial credit on the ACT) and being able to read and understand word problems (to set up the right equation to solve. I can help on both fronts, while helping you with the basic needed math skills. We strengthen the math covered by the ACT. Even for those who have not yet had algebra 2/trig, the ACT is very predictable, so we can prepare a student for the types of questions the ACT asks in those areas. More importantly, 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

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.

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, or going back as far as needed, we build skill and confidence in algebra 1. I have proven strategies and have helped many. 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 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!

ASVAB

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.

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 and have tutored students from high school general chemistry through first year college chemistry - including 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, and 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.

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 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.

Elementary Math

I enjoy working with youngsters, exploring the world of math and what it can do, building their skills and igniting that curiosity about the world around them and how math applies. Whether you are looking for remedial help, or looking to advance a gifted child, I can help. I build students’ confidence in the math by working at their level, but also prepare 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 and rules. We deepen and broaden understanding of a concept, so skills are transferable as the subject advances. Please take a look at the review left for me on my full WyzAnt profile to see if I can be a good fit for your student!

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.

GED

I have successfully helped many students with the math and science portions of their 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 schooler 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. We strengthen the fundamentals, and I teach a way to read those head-spinning math word problems so you easily can get the right equation needed to be solved. I have helped many students overcome their stumbling blocks and anxieties, and 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 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. Geometry is very different from previous math - and any weaknesses 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 have had experience tutoring high school geometry, the 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.

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 for those tricky data sufficiency questions. I give you the tools needed to quickly arrive at answers without the calculator. 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

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, which 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 and make sure you keep things straight and only do enough math to answer the question. Most importantly, we work for accuracy and completeness on questions. 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

I offer Independent School Entrance Exam prep, specializing in math and test taking tips and strategies for this unique, timed test. In addition to reviewing the most-tested math concepts, the quantitative comparisons 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 high to impress, I tailor sessions to your needs. Please see the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you!

Physical Science

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

Praxis

Whether you need just a refresher or remedial help for the Praxis Test, I am prepared to help. I have tutored Praxis core in math, elementary education (math and science), mathematics (5161), among others. My expertise and successes in standardized test preparation, with focus on math skills, 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 into their easiest components, and then take them 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, but I can also show you short cuts to lengthy calculations. 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 this exam. 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!

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, the student doesn't "test well", or if the student 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 the problem is right or wrong, and analyzing how they are thinking about the question. 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. 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.

Precalculus

Precalculus can be really tough if the foundations are not strong. Not only the algebra 2 skills - but often it is something even more basic - like -- manipulating those massive expressions goes back to really understanding how fractions work... and many make it through year after year without truly understanding the basics in a way that can be applied as the subject progresses. I can help. When working with a student, I can quickly assess and readily address underlying weaknesses, by looking past whether a particular problem is right or wrong, and analyzing how they are thinking about the question. 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.

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

At the end of the year, students are under much pressure, and reviewing the content of an entire year of school 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

I have helped many students prepare and raise their score on the math portion of the SAT. I concentrate on raising both skill and confidence for these tests. Not only do we concentrate on the fundamental skills tested, I teach a way to read those head-spinning math word problems, and make it easy to understand exactly what is being asked in one pass. We address careless errors. 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, instead of just working through to the answer to any one problem. This leads to faster and more significant progress overall. I have been told I can explain math concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. We discuss the timing of the test and strategies to maximize your score. 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

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 that, they may find their math skills "rusty". We pay attention to estimating and use methods to simplify calculations to take the angst out. Whether you are looking for remedial help to boost a score, or are aiming high to impress, I tailor sessions to your needs. 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

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 how. With a relaxed style, patience and good humor, I can help you organize your tasks, keep track of assignments, make a timeline, get more out of your reading, strengthen your understanding. Organization isn't easy for everyone - I'll help you work through it. 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.

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 get you prepared! Brushing up on math skills is essential for most test takers. I can help with strategies and skill building to help you decipher the word problems, set up the right equation to solve, and quickly arrive at the answer. I can identify your strengths and weaknesses in math to help you develop a plan to maximize your score. I can explain math concepts with simple ideas and illustrations making it easy to understand and easy to remember. For science - hopefully you've finished Anatomy and Physiology - the main
chunk of the science section. But the chemistry and physics and some of the bio may have been a while. We'll review what you need. I'll break it down for you and help you study only what you need, Please see the reviews left for me on my full wyzant profile to see if I would be a good fit for you.

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.

Hofstra University
Chemistry
Iowa State University
PhD
Pennsylvania State University
Other

Education

Hofstra University (Chemistry)

Iowa State University (PhD)

Pennsylvania State University (Other)

Expertise in the subject area, excellent teaching strategies and patient.

Diane S. tutored my daughter in SAT Math. She has the gift to be able to identify where weaknesses lie and sets specific goals to overcome those weaknesses. Not only was basic and advanced math reviewed so that my daughter was refreshed in all areas, but she also took the time to work through different strategies for solving various types of problems, which is so important when taking a test such

— Sandy, Brewster, NY on 2/24/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

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

Diane will travel within 10 miles of Danbury, CT 06810.