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Princeton Tutor SAT+Math+Physics|10+ Years|Perfect Scores on SAT+APs

Princeton Tutor SAT+Math+Physics|10+ Years|Perfect Scores on SAT+APs

$95/hour

  • 227 hours tutoring

About Alesia


Bio

About me:
I graduated with honors from Princeton University with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry (thesis in Biophysics) and several minors, including Finance, Material Science Engineering, and Pre-med. After college, I worked on Wall Street as a quant trader until taking a year off to travel the world.

Qualifications:
I began tutoring high school physics over 10 years ago. In college, that extended to include chemistry, multivariable calculus, and differential equations. Since then, I have...

About me:
I graduated with honors from Princeton University with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry (thesis in Biophysics) and several minors, including Finance, Material Science Engineering, and Pre-med. After college, I worked on Wall Street as a quant trader until taking a year off to travel the world.

Qualifications:
I began tutoring high school physics over 10 years ago. In college, that extended to include chemistry, multivariable calculus, and differential equations. Since then, I have mostly focused on standardized test prep--SAT, ACT, GRE, and MCAT.
SAT Math: 800/800
SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem: all 800/800
AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc: all 5/5
National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc.

Tutoring:
Whether it's acing those standardized tests, pulling up your grade, or getting help with homework, I would love to help. Tutoring over the years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.

What to expect:
My tutoring style involves several phases:
1) Build an overall picture of subject and finding weak spots.
2) Go over theory of above-mentioned topics.
3) Map each problem to a topic and approach. (This is an extremely important step. I've found the issue many students have is they don't know where to start. Understanding categories of questions and mapping type to answer is 90% of the work!)
4) Polish up time management and practice, practice, practice.

Look forward to hearing from you!


Education

Princeton University
Chemistry, Finance

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $95
  • Rate details: I offer large discounts for group lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/4/2021

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have extensive experience editing theses and dissertations at Ivy League schools (Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins), as well as research papers for scholarly journals. If you'd like help with grammar or simply need someone to proofread academic papers, don't hesitate to reach out.
Russian

Russian

I was born and raised in Eastern Europe, and have been speaking Russian all my life. I'm also a grammar lover, so understanding the nuances of languages is super important to me. I hope to show students how fascinating this language is!

English

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have extensive experience editing theses and dissertations at Ivy League schools (Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins), as well as research papers for scholarly journals. If you'd like help with grammar or simply need someone to proofread academic papers, don't hesitate to reach out.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

A bit about me: I'm a Princeton alumna with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and minors in Finance and Material Science Engineering. I've helped many students achieve high scores not only on PSAT, but also on GRE and MCAT.
Writing,

Writing

I have extensive experience editing theses and dissertations at Ivy League schools (Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins), as well as research papers for scholarly journals. If you'd like help with structuring your arguments or simply need someone to proofread academic papers, don't hesitate to reach out.
ACT English

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work--students get lost in the detail without understanding the full picture. This is what I am here to correct: I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work--students get lost in the detail without understanding the full picture. This is what I am here to correct: I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Calculus,

Calculus

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many advanced math courses, including Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, Advanced Physics: Mechanics and E&M, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, etc. My own scores were: SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects, from teaching elementary math to preparing students for the US Physics Olympiad. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Geometry,

Geometry

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Throughout high school, I competed in math, chemistry, and physics competitions, placing top in state and ranking nationally (as well as internationally in math modeling). Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects, from teaching elementary math to preparing students for the US Physics Olympiad. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Physics,

Physics

Academic Qualifications: In high school, I received all 5s on my APs (Calculus BC, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, etc). My SAT Math score as well as SAT Subject Test (Physics, Math II and Chemistry) are all 800/800. I used to take part in math and physics competitions and olympiads, culminating in making it into the US National Physics Team in 2008. At Princeton, I received A's in both beginning and advanced physics classes (Mechanics, E&M, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Mechanical&Aerospace engineering, etc). Tutoring Experience: I have tutored in the Physics Department at NC School of Science and Mathematics and have also given private lessons at Princeton University preparing students for Olympiads. I have found that many students have problems with physics because they get lost in the details and don't understand the full picture. That is what I'm here to correct: a way of connecting deeper understanding to basic foundation which is sure to bring up test scores, as well as enable the student to have that "lightbulb" moment of understanding the whole puzzle.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work--students get lost in the detail without understanding the full picture. This is what I am here to correct: I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Throughout high school, I competed in math, chemistry, and physics competitions, placing top in state and ranking nationally (as well as internationally in math modeling). Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects, from teaching elementary math to preparing students for the US Physics Olympiad. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

A bit about me: I'm a Princeton alumna with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and minors in Finance and Material Science Engineering. I've helped many students achieve high scores not only on PSAT, but also on GRE and MCAT.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience editing theses and dissertations at Ivy League schools (Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins), as well as research papers for scholarly journals. If you'd like help with structuring your arguments or simply need someone to proofread academic papers, don't hesitate to reach out.

Language

Russian

Russian

I was born and raised in Eastern Europe, and have been speaking Russian all my life. I'm also a grammar lover, so understanding the nuances of languages is super important to me. I hope to show students how fascinating this language is!

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work--students get lost in the detail without understanding the full picture. This is what I am here to correct: I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work--students get lost in the detail without understanding the full picture. This is what I am here to correct: I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Calculus,

Calculus

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many advanced math courses, including Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, Advanced Physics: Mechanics and E&M, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, etc. My own scores were: SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects, from teaching elementary math to preparing students for the US Physics Olympiad. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Geometry,

Geometry

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Throughout high school, I competed in math, chemistry, and physics competitions, placing top in state and ranking nationally (as well as internationally in math modeling). Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects, from teaching elementary math to preparing students for the US Physics Olympiad. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Physics,

Physics

Academic Qualifications: In high school, I received all 5s on my APs (Calculus BC, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, etc). My SAT Math score as well as SAT Subject Test (Physics, Math II and Chemistry) are all 800/800. I used to take part in math and physics competitions and olympiads, culminating in making it into the US National Physics Team in 2008. At Princeton, I received A's in both beginning and advanced physics classes (Mechanics, E&M, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Mechanical&Aerospace engineering, etc). Tutoring Experience: I have tutored in the Physics Department at NC School of Science and Mathematics and have also given private lessons at Princeton University preparing students for Olympiads. I have found that many students have problems with physics because they get lost in the details and don't understand the full picture. That is what I'm here to correct: a way of connecting deeper understanding to basic foundation which is sure to bring up test scores, as well as enable the student to have that "lightbulb" moment of understanding the whole puzzle.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work--students get lost in the detail without understanding the full picture. This is what I am here to correct: I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Throughout high school, I competed in math, chemistry, and physics competitions, placing top in state and ranking nationally (as well as internationally in math modeling). Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects, from teaching elementary math to preparing students for the US Physics Olympiad. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work--students get lost in the detail without understanding the full picture. This is what I am here to correct: I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work--students get lost in the detail without understanding the full picture. This is what I am here to correct: I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work--students get lost in the detail without understanding the full picture. This is what I am here to correct: I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Calculus,

Calculus

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many advanced math courses, including Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, Advanced Physics: Mechanics and E&M, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, etc. My own scores were: SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects, from teaching elementary math to preparing students for the US Physics Olympiad. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Geometry,

Geometry

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Throughout high school, I competed in math, chemistry, and physics competitions, placing top in state and ranking nationally (as well as internationally in math modeling). Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects, from teaching elementary math to preparing students for the US Physics Olympiad. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Physics,

Physics

Academic Qualifications: In high school, I received all 5s on my APs (Calculus BC, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, etc). My SAT Math score as well as SAT Subject Test (Physics, Math II and Chemistry) are all 800/800. I used to take part in math and physics competitions and olympiads, culminating in making it into the US National Physics Team in 2008. At Princeton, I received A's in both beginning and advanced physics classes (Mechanics, E&M, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Mechanical&Aerospace engineering, etc). Tutoring Experience: I have tutored in the Physics Department at NC School of Science and Mathematics and have also given private lessons at Princeton University preparing students for Olympiads. I have found that many students have problems with physics because they get lost in the details and don't understand the full picture. That is what I'm here to correct: a way of connecting deeper understanding to basic foundation which is sure to bring up test scores, as well as enable the student to have that "lightbulb" moment of understanding the whole puzzle.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work--students get lost in the detail without understanding the full picture. This is what I am here to correct: I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Throughout high school, I competed in math, chemistry, and physics competitions, placing top in state and ranking nationally (as well as internationally in math modeling). Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects, from teaching elementary math to preparing students for the US Physics Olympiad. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience editing theses and dissertations at Ivy League schools (Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins), as well as research papers for scholarly journals. If you'd like help with structuring your arguments or simply need someone to proofread academic papers, don't hesitate to reach out.

Science

Physics,

Physics

Academic Qualifications: In high school, I received all 5s on my APs (Calculus BC, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, etc). My SAT Math score as well as SAT Subject Test (Physics, Math II and Chemistry) are all 800/800. I used to take part in math and physics competitions and olympiads, culminating in making it into the US National Physics Team in 2008. At Princeton, I received A's in both beginning and advanced physics classes (Mechanics, E&M, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Mechanical&Aerospace engineering, etc). Tutoring Experience: I have tutored in the Physics Department at NC School of Science and Mathematics and have also given private lessons at Princeton University preparing students for Olympiads. I have found that many students have problems with physics because they get lost in the details and don't understand the full picture. That is what I'm here to correct: a way of connecting deeper understanding to basic foundation which is sure to bring up test scores, as well as enable the student to have that "lightbulb" moment of understanding the whole puzzle.
ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work--students get lost in the detail without understanding the full picture. This is what I am here to correct: I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work--students get lost in the detail without understanding the full picture. This is what I am here to correct: I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Calculus,

Calculus

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many advanced math courses, including Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, Advanced Physics: Mechanics and E&M, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, etc. My own scores were: SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects, from teaching elementary math to preparing students for the US Physics Olympiad. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Geometry,

Geometry

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Throughout high school, I competed in math, chemistry, and physics competitions, placing top in state and ranking nationally (as well as internationally in math modeling). Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects, from teaching elementary math to preparing students for the US Physics Olympiad. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Physics,

Physics

Academic Qualifications: In high school, I received all 5s on my APs (Calculus BC, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, etc). My SAT Math score as well as SAT Subject Test (Physics, Math II and Chemistry) are all 800/800. I used to take part in math and physics competitions and olympiads, culminating in making it into the US National Physics Team in 2008. At Princeton, I received A's in both beginning and advanced physics classes (Mechanics, E&M, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Mechanical&Aerospace engineering, etc). Tutoring Experience: I have tutored in the Physics Department at NC School of Science and Mathematics and have also given private lessons at Princeton University preparing students for Olympiads. I have found that many students have problems with physics because they get lost in the details and don't understand the full picture. That is what I'm here to correct: a way of connecting deeper understanding to basic foundation which is sure to bring up test scores, as well as enable the student to have that "lightbulb" moment of understanding the whole puzzle.
Russian,

Russian

I was born and raised in Eastern Europe, and have been speaking Russian all my life. I'm also a grammar lover, so understanding the nuances of languages is super important to me. I hope to show students how fascinating this language is!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience editing theses and dissertations at Ivy League schools (Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins), as well as research papers for scholarly journals. If you'd like help with structuring your arguments or simply need someone to proofread academic papers, don't hesitate to reach out.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
PSAT,

PSAT

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Qualifications: I graduated with honors from Princeton University majoring in Chemistry and Finance, having taken many departmental courses requiring mathematical analysis. SAT Math - 800/800 SAT Subject Math IIC, Physics, Chem - all 800/800 AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Econ, AP Psych, etc - all 5/5 National Merit Scholar, US Physics Team, International Math Modeling Comp, AIME, etc. Tutoring Experience: I have 10+ years experience tutoring quantitative subjects and standardized tests. Over these years, I've noticed students overuse "trick" test-taking strategies and rely heavily on simple memorization of formulae. In the long run, this does not work. On the contrary, I want to help students build a solid foundation bottom up, propelling them to get those straight A's, AP 5s, or perfect 800s.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

A bit about me: I'm a Princeton alumna with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and minors in Finance and Material Science Engineering. I've helped many students achieve high scores not only on PSAT, but also on GRE and MCAT.
ACT English, ACT Science

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Alesia’s teaching methods are clear and concise. She is very knowledgeable about the material and she makes you feel very comfortable when speaking to you. I plan to continue using her and I highly recommend her.

Analisa, 5 lessons with Alesia

Expected quality of learning!

As is with any given one of these lessons, I was given a deep dive into the fundamental understanding of physics. It's always remarkable what I learn from the material I'm struggling with in such short time.

Rachel, 6 lessons with Alesia

Helpful!

Alesia helped my son get through physics homework and patiently helped him understand concepts he was missing. She helped him get caught up in a stressful time.

Judi, 1 lesson with Alesia

Alesia is a superb tutor!

My teen daughter thinks Alesia is an amazing physics tutor and we've tried several. Alesia is one of the best tutors out there. Highly knowledgeable, kind, responsive,and she has the gift of teaching. We are so thankful we found her!

Duffie, 9 lessons with Alesia

very helpful and great at explaining things, also a very kind person

Alesia really helped me understand the concepts of what I was working on and was very good at explaining it in ways that were easy to understand.

Jacob , 7 lessons with Alesia

Highly Recommend

We went over and clarified Universal Gravitation and got a head start on SHM. I feel like I'm very prepared for our next unit on SHM with even this 30 minute lesson.

Rachel, 6 lessons with Alesia

Patient and understanding tutor!

Alesia is such a great tutor! She makes sure that I understand before we move on to the next section, and she is genuinely patient. Alesia is also very understanding and paces the lesson well! I have already learned so much and we've only had a couple lessons so far!

Suren, 15 lessons with Alesia

Great lesson

Really have nothing at all to complain about this lesson. We reviewed things from a very fundamental stance, which really helped me get a more firm understanding of the concepts I was struggling to understand.

Rachel, 6 lessons with Alesia

Very good at explaining

She’s a great tutor, she explained everything very clearly and in a way that was very easy to understand. Very helpful!

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