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Kate S.

New Haven, CT

$65/hour

Yale Graduate Student with Passion for Teaching

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5.0 average from 59 ratings
very helpful!
— Alexander, Marietta, GA on 8/1/15

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Georgia State University
Biophysical Chemistry
Georgia State University
Master's
Yale University Graduate School
PhD

Education

Georgia State University (Biophysical Chemistry)

Georgia State University (Master's)

Yale University Graduate School (PhD)

About Kate

As an undergraduate student at Georgia State University (GSU), I observed that the most successful scientists are those who care. This generosity of spirit towards other people, manifested through continuous, passionate, and never-ending dedication to intellectual enlightenment, is an essential part of academic life. This is how one makes a difference. I make a difference through my commitment to teaching. For example, during my sophomore year I tutored one-on-one approximately 150 calculus students during the summer and fall semesters in the Math Assistance Complex. Subsequently, in the Mathematical Interactive Learning Environment (MILE), I provided homework support for nearly 100 students enrolled in Elementary Statistics. However, my dedication to teaching is best demonstrated through my involvement in the Supplemental Instructions (SI) program at GSU.

During my junior year, I was hired as a Supplemental Instructor for General Chemistry. It was my first time managing 30 students and teaching them concepts in English that I, as a native Russian speaker, had only learned recently. Yet, no matter how hard it was getting used to being a leader, how impossible it seemed to collect myself after making a mistake, or how embarrassing it was to confess not having the answer to a question, I realized that teaching was an innate part of my personality. Students attendance was voluntary in the SI program. Consequently, each SI leader could accurately measure success by the number of students attending the sessions. Over four semesters in the program, my attendance rates were very high, over 80 percent. My SI mentors gave me exceptional feedback regarding my student-to-student interaction, my re-direction of questions, the descriptiveness of my handouts and the overall quality of my instructions. My goal was to inspire students to think outside the school curriculum. Quite often discussions went off the beaten track, leading us into uncharted scientific territory. This happened with one of my best physical chemistry students (she was later accepted to a prestigious chemical engineering program.) She preferred raising challenging questions after class to avoid interrupting the flow. Although the class ended at 8:05 p.m., by the end of the semester five students had joined our post-class conversations. Teaching experiences like these are crucial to life in academia and to the future of science. For me, the type of appreciation that comes from like-minded, caring students is the best reward.

As a graduate student at Yale university, I am continuing to make a difference by working on a research project in the area of vesicular transport. Ultimately, I hope to become a faculty member at a leading research university, where my dedication to intellectual enlightenment and desire to make a difference will be rewarded with the appreciation of a bright young generation also seeking to make a difference through science.
As an undergraduate student at Georgia State University (GSU), I observed that the most successful scientists are those who care. This generosity of spirit towards other people, manifested through continuous, passionate, and never-ending dedication to intellectual enlightenment, is an essential part of academic life. This is how one makes a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New Haven, CT 06511
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"very helpful!"

- Alexander, Marietta, GA on 8/1/15

"Great tutor"

- Manisha, Cumming, GA on 5/18/15

"Excellent tutor!"

- Jane, Duluth, GA on 5/17/15

"Amazing tutor"

- Joseph, Marietta, GA on 12/27/14

"Best Tutor Ever!!"

- Kaamilya, Atlanta, GA on 12/19/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Genetics, Physical Science
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, GMAT, GRE, MCAT,
Praxis, SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Russian
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Approved subjects

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MCAT

I have taken the MCAT before and I am well trained in the science areas covered on the test: general chemistry/physics and organic chemistry/biology.

Russian

I am a native Russian speaker with Russian being my first language. I lived in Russia until I was 19 years old.

Being bilingual (Russian and English) I understand from personal experience what it means to learn a foreign language and I have several methods that will help students learn the new language efficiently and with pleasure.

In addition, I successfully studied Spanish as a third language and I now able to understand and speak intermediate Spanish.

Georgia State University
Biophysical Chemistry
Georgia State University
Master's
Yale University Graduate School
PhD

Education

Georgia State University (Biophysical Chemistry)

Georgia State University (Master's)

Yale University Graduate School (PhD)

very helpful! — Too much to write but she was a very patient Teacher and I would recommend her to others without reservation. ...

— Alexander, Marietta, GA on 8/1/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kate will travel within 10 miles of New Haven, CT 06511.