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Stephanie O.

Ivy Grad - Flexible, Friendly, Gets Results (10+ Years Experience)

Ivy Grad - Flexible, Friendly, Gets Results (10+ Years Experience)

$75/hour

  • 1,375 hours tutoring

  • Chicago, IL 60641

About Stephanie


Bio

*** Please read my "How to Work with Me" and "FAQ" sections below before messaging me. This makes it easier for me to help you, since I get a lot of messages. Thank you! ***

I went to Princeton University and majored in molecular biology. I was high school salutatorian (2nd in a class of 500+) and completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

I've been tutoring continuously since high school, as both a private tutor and a volunteer, in subjects all across the board. I simply...

*** Please read my "How to Work with Me" and "FAQ" sections below before messaging me. This makes it easier for me to help you, since I get a lot of messages. Thank you! ***

I went to Princeton University and majored in molecular biology. I was high school salutatorian (2nd in a class of 500+) and completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

I've been tutoring continuously since high school, as both a private tutor and a volunteer, in subjects all across the board. I simply really love education -- both learning and teaching.

And I always excelled at standardized testing, so I enjoy helping students succeed by taking the stress and mystery out of the verbal, math, and grammar/syntax questions on the SAT, ACT, and other common tests.

If you've been muddling along with algebra or the ACT has you hitting your head against the wall, I've got your back! Focused but encouraging, enthusiastic but personable, I've patiently helped my students reach that "light-bulb moment" countless times.

Guiding someone to understanding a concept they struggle with is of course a major part of tutoring, but I'm also really big on coaching students to be methodical and have a system. Content knowledge is only part of the puzzle; problem-solving skills are crucial. Check out my testimonials to hear from my students themselves on that!

Since moving to Chicago in September 2017, I've worked with students in CPS, private school (e.g., Parker), and college -- from 3rd graders to college seniors, and in between! -- as well as adults going back to grad school. Scroll further to the My Background section if you'd like to read more about my experience.

*** HOW TO WORK WITH ME ***

Please include in your message:
- where you'd like to meet -- read the FAQ section below for location options.
- one or two initial suggestions for meeting day/time.

Meetings in-person have a 1-hour minimum. If you'd like to have a free, 10-minute introductory talk for any questions or concerns, we can certainly do that over the phone or Skype -- please provide your phone number in your message, not an email address.

*** FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ***

A tutoring session is typically 1 to 2 hours long, during which we work on material like homework problems or practice questions in test prep books. One or two sessions per week is most common, but it's completely up to you.

Make sure to bring all relevant materials (e.g., textbook / test prep book, paper/notebook, pencils NOT pens, calculator) to our first session. *** I do not provide materials ***, although we can certainly discuss what to work with if you're unsure.

Sessions typically happen at one of these public libraries:
- Lincoln-Belmont (Lakeview - 1659 W Melrose; open 10-6 MW, 12-8 TTh, 9-5 FSa)
- Sulzer (Lincoln Square - 4455 N Lincoln; *Tuesdays until 7 or Sunday afternoons 2:30-5 only)
- Harold Washington (Loop - 400 S State; *Thursday evenings only)
- Independence (Irving Park - 4024 N Elston; open 10-6MW, 12-8 TTh, 9-5FSa)
- Logan Square (3030 W Fullerton; open 10-6 MW, 12-8 TTh, 9-5 FSa)
- Bucktown-Wicker Park (1701 N Milwaukee; open 12-8 MW, 10-6 TTh, 9-5 FSa)
- Portage-Cragin (5108 W Belmont; open 12-8 MW, 10-6 TTh, 9-5 FSa)
- Mayfair (4400 W Lawrence; open 12-8 MW, 10-6 TTh, 9-5 FSa)
- Jefferson Park (5363 W Lawrence; open 10-6 MW, 12-8 TTh, 9-5 FSa)

Meeting at your home or a coffee shop is also a possibility -- just ask! (Note that I do not have a car, so please provide an address or the nearest intersection so I can evaluate how I'd get there.)

Online tutoring is also an option I've successfully used with several students. For those who are in the suburbs or have busy schedules, meeting over Skype (plus an online whiteboard tool) is a viable way for me to help you! Contact me and we can chat more about it.

*** MY BACKGROUND ***

Volunteer tutoring in high school and college, private tutoring since 2008. Primarily with students in middle school, high school, or college / graduate school, but also late elementary school.

Extensive SAT tutoring experience: one high school junior raised her math score by 180 points, and another student raised her total score by 140 points.

Here's a highlight of my scores: 800 on the SAT Verbal section and the SAT Subject Test for Math Level 2; 740 or higher on my other SAT sections and Subject Tests; on the GRE, 164 Verbal, 169 Math; and 5 on AP Biology, Chemistry, Calculus AB, U.S. History, English Literature & Composition, and Spanish Language.

I was an English co-instructor for three months in a private university in rural China and obtained certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).


Education

Princeton University
Molecular Biology

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Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I use Excel for personal and official purposes, such as keeping my personal finances budgeted and up-to-date. I'm proficient in manipulating data and creating graphs.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

As a regular user of PowerPoint to make official presentations, I have been praised on my organization of ideas, slide design, and tactful use of transitions, among other things.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I like exercising my creative side, using programs like Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Illustrator and Fireworks. I've designed all kinds of documents for official and personal purposes, such as questionnaires to give as homework in an English class that I taught in China, or certificates of participation for a public speaking contest that I helped organize and judge.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I use Microsoft Word on a regular basis for personal and professional purposes. As a college student, I mainly used the program for writing essays and editing friends' essays, but I am proficient in many other aspects of the program as well.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I participated in and excelled at a public speaking course from age 5 to age 17. I co-led a Public Speaking Club this summer for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) university students in China.

Computer

Microsoft Access,

Microsoft Access

I frequently worked with Microsoft Access in a previous job; I created new queries, optimized existing queries, and routinely ran queries to gather and manipulate information.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I use Excel for personal and official purposes, such as keeping my personal finances budgeted and up-to-date. I'm proficient in manipulating data and creating graphs.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

As a regular user of PowerPoint to make official presentations, I have been praised on my organization of ideas, slide design, and tactful use of transitions, among other things.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I like exercising my creative side, using programs like Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Illustrator and Fireworks. I've designed all kinds of documents for official and personal purposes, such as questionnaires to give as homework in an English class that I taught in China, or certificates of participation for a public speaking contest that I helped organize and judge.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I use Microsoft Word on a regular basis for personal and professional purposes. As a college student, I mainly used the program for writing essays and editing friends' essays, but I am proficient in many other aspects of the program as well.
General Computer, HTML

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native Spanish speaker. In 2011, I became certified to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students, and I co-designed and co-taught a summer-long English-learning curriculum to college students in China.
French,

French

I studied French for four years in high school and continue to study it in my spare time.
Grammar,

Grammar

I got a perfect score on the grammar/syntax section of the SAT. I also have on-the-job experience with copyediting and proofreading.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I use Excel for personal and official purposes, such as keeping my personal finances budgeted and up-to-date. I'm proficient in manipulating data and creating graphs.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

As a regular user of PowerPoint to make official presentations, I have been praised on my organization of ideas, slide design, and tactful use of transitions, among other things.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I like exercising my creative side, using programs like Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Illustrator and Fireworks. I've designed all kinds of documents for official and personal purposes, such as questionnaires to give as homework in an English class that I taught in China, or certificates of participation for a public speaking contest that I helped organize and judge.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I use Microsoft Word on a regular basis for personal and professional purposes. As a college student, I mainly used the program for writing essays and editing friends' essays, but I am proficient in many other aspects of the program as well.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I got a perfect score on the grammar/syntax version of the SAT. I also have on-the-job experience as a copyeditor and proofreader.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I participated in and excelled at a public speaking course from age 5 to age 17. I co-led a Public Speaking Club this summer for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) university students in China.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a native speaker of Spanish. I also took two years of Spanish in high school to polish my skills; I scored a 5 on the AP Spanish exam.
General Computer, HTML

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I volunteered as part of (and was a board member of) the Princeton-Trenton Student-Tutor Partnership (PiTSToP), for which I tutored elementary school students in reading, writing, science, and math.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

In college, I volunteered as part of (and was a board member of) the Princeton-Trenton Student-Tutor Partnership (PiTSToP), for which I tutored elementary school students in reading, writing, science, and math.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

In college, I volunteered as part of (and was a board member of) the Princeton-Trenton Student-Tutor Partnership (PiTSToP), for which I tutored elementary school students in reading, writing, science, and math.
Grammar,

Grammar

I got a perfect score on the grammar/syntax section of the SAT. I also have on-the-job experience with copyediting and proofreading.
Reading,

Reading

Working with me, students improve their reading comprehension scores on standardized tests like the NWEA, the SSAT, and the SAT or ACT. I show you the common tricks used to trip up test-takers, and we'll practice spotting them and conquering them!
Spelling,

Spelling

I've always enjoyed and excelled at spelling. I'm an avid reader, I have done well in spelling bees, and I was known among my friends in grade school as "The Walking Dictionary."
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills helped me succeed in school and ultimately get into Princeton University. I know how to manage my time and stay organized. I also excel at taking tests, so I know many useful strategies.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I got an 800 on the Verbal section and a 750 on the Writing section of the SAT. I was known as "The Walking Dictionary" in grade school. I like to read. I have a large vocabulary and enjoy wordplay and seeing how words relate, especially from Greek or Latin roots.

English

English,

English

I was known as the Walking Dictionary in grade school! I scored an 800 on the verbal section of the SAT. I took AP English Literature in 10th grade (score: 5) and AP English Language & Composition in 11th grade. I also taught English to community college students in China in summer 2011.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native Spanish speaker. In 2011, I became certified to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students, and I co-designed and co-taught a summer-long English-learning curriculum to college students in China.
Grammar,

Grammar

I got a perfect score on the grammar/syntax section of the SAT. I also have on-the-job experience with copyediting and proofreading.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I got a perfect score on the grammar/syntax version of the SAT. I also have on-the-job experience as a copyeditor and proofreader.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I participated in and excelled at a public speaking course from age 5 to age 17. I co-led a Public Speaking Club this summer for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) university students in China.
Reading,

Reading

Working with me, students improve their reading comprehension scores on standardized tests like the NWEA, the SSAT, and the SAT or ACT. I show you the common tricks used to trip up test-takers, and we'll practice spotting them and conquering them!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored a perfect 800 on the SAT Verbal section.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I earned a 750 on the writing section of the SAT.
Spelling,

Spelling

I've always enjoyed and excelled at spelling. I'm an avid reader, I have done well in spelling bees, and I was known among my friends in grade school as "The Walking Dictionary."
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I became certified as an EFL teacher in spring 2011. I designed a four-week English curriculum, created accompanying instructional materials, and taught it to community college students in China in summer 2011.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I got an 800 on the Verbal section and a 750 on the Writing section of the SAT. I was known as "The Walking Dictionary" in grade school. I like to read. I have a large vocabulary and enjoy wordplay and seeing how words relate, especially from Greek or Latin roots.
Writing,

Writing

I got a 750 on the Writing section of the SAT. I often help my friends edit their papers to improve their argument and for organization and concision.
ACT English, ACT Reading

History

American History,

American History

I took AP U.S. History in 11th grade (score: 5).
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I took AP U.S. Government & Politics in 10th grade. In college, I took a class about the Supreme Court and a course on 20th century U.S. history.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I scored a 5 in AP U.S. History, and took courses on constitutional theory, political theory, and economics in college. I'm a geography buff and student of history who excels at Jeopardy and other trivia contests.
World History,

World History

I enjoy studying history. I took AP World History in 9th grade.
Geography

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I took Algebra 1 in 7th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took Algebra 2 in 9th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Biology,

Biology

I majored in molecular biology. I took Biology Honors in 9th grade and AP Biology in 12th grade (score: 5), as well as biochemistry, genetics, and cell and developmental biology in junior year of college.
Calculus,

Calculus

I've excelled in math since middle school. I took AP Calculus AB in 11th grade (score: 5), IB Mathematics HL in 12th grade, and multivariable calculus in freshman year of college. I have also tutored a high school senior in calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I took Chemistry Honors in 10th grade, AP Chemistry in 11th grade (score: 5), and IB Chemistry III in 12th grade, earning an A every quarter. Before I chose to major in molecular biology, I considered majoring in chemistry.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I volunteered as part of (and was a board member of) the Princeton-Trenton Student-Tutor Partnership (PiTSToP), for which I tutored elementary school students in reading, writing, science, and math.
English,

English

I was known as the Walking Dictionary in grade school! I scored an 800 on the verbal section of the SAT. I took AP English Literature in 10th grade (score: 5) and AP English Language & Composition in 11th grade. I also taught English to community college students in China in summer 2011.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native Spanish speaker. In 2011, I became certified to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students, and I co-designed and co-taught a summer-long English-learning curriculum to college students in China.
French,

French

I studied French for four years in high school and continue to study it in my spare time.
Geometry,

Geometry

I took geometry in 8th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Physics,

Physics

I took the equivalent of AP Physics 1 and 2 in 11th grade (it was one exam called AP Physics B), and took two semesters of introductory physics in freshman year of college. I can help with any algebra-based physics; I don't tutor AP Physics C (calculus-based), though I do tutor calculus itself (e.g., AP Calculus AB or BC).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I took prealgebra in 6th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I took precalculus in 10th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Reading,

Reading

Working with me, students improve their reading comprehension scores on standardized tests like the NWEA, the SSAT, and the SAT or ACT. I show you the common tricks used to trip up test-takers, and we'll practice spotting them and conquering them!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I earned an 800 on the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test, and a 770 on the SAT Math section. I also helped one tutee raise her section score by 180 points.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored a perfect 800 on the SAT Verbal section.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a native speaker of Spanish. I also took two years of Spanish in high school to polish my skills; I scored a 5 on the AP Spanish exam.
Spelling,

Spelling

I've always enjoyed and excelled at spelling. I'm an avid reader, I have done well in spelling bees, and I was known among my friends in grade school as "The Walking Dictionary."
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills helped me succeed in school and ultimately get into Princeton University. I know how to manage my time and stay organized. I also excel at taking tests, so I know many useful strategies.
Writing

Writing

I got a 750 on the Writing section of the SAT. I often help my friends edit their papers to improve their argument and for organization and concision.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native Spanish speaker. In 2011, I became certified to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students, and I co-designed and co-taught a summer-long English-learning curriculum to college students in China.
French,

French

I studied French for four years in high school and continue to study it in my spare time.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a native speaker of Spanish. I also took two years of Spanish in high school to polish my skills; I scored a 5 on the AP Spanish exam.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I became certified as an EFL teacher in spring 2011. I designed a four-week English curriculum, created accompanying instructional materials, and taught it to community college students in China in summer 2011.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I scored in the 99th percentile of the SAT, which translates to a 35-36 on the ACT.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I took Algebra 1 in 7th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took Algebra 2 in 9th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Calculus,

Calculus

I've excelled in math since middle school. I took AP Calculus AB in 11th grade (score: 5), IB Mathematics HL in 12th grade, and multivariable calculus in freshman year of college. I have also tutored a high school senior in calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I took geometry in 8th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Physics,

Physics

I took the equivalent of AP Physics 1 and 2 in 11th grade (it was one exam called AP Physics B), and took two semesters of introductory physics in freshman year of college. I can help with any algebra-based physics; I don't tutor AP Physics C (calculus-based), though I do tutor calculus itself (e.g., AP Calculus AB or BC).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I took prealgebra in 6th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I took precalculus in 10th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I earned an 800 on the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test, and a 770 on the SAT Math section. I also helped one tutee raise her section score by 180 points.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I learned trigonometry in my precalculus class in 10th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Probability

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I took Algebra 1 in 7th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took Algebra 2 in 9th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Biology,

Biology

I majored in molecular biology. I took Biology Honors in 9th grade and AP Biology in 12th grade (score: 5), as well as biochemistry, genetics, and cell and developmental biology in junior year of college.
Calculus,

Calculus

I've excelled in math since middle school. I took AP Calculus AB in 11th grade (score: 5), IB Mathematics HL in 12th grade, and multivariable calculus in freshman year of college. I have also tutored a high school senior in calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I took Chemistry Honors in 10th grade, AP Chemistry in 11th grade (score: 5), and IB Chemistry III in 12th grade, earning an A every quarter. Before I chose to major in molecular biology, I considered majoring in chemistry.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I volunteered as part of (and was a board member of) the Princeton-Trenton Student-Tutor Partnership (PiTSToP), for which I tutored elementary school students in reading, writing, science, and math.
English,

English

I was known as the Walking Dictionary in grade school! I scored an 800 on the verbal section of the SAT. I took AP English Literature in 10th grade (score: 5) and AP English Language & Composition in 11th grade. I also taught English to community college students in China in summer 2011.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native Spanish speaker. In 2011, I became certified to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students, and I co-designed and co-taught a summer-long English-learning curriculum to college students in China.
French,

French

I studied French for four years in high school and continue to study it in my spare time.
Geometry,

Geometry

I took geometry in 8th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Physics,

Physics

I took the equivalent of AP Physics 1 and 2 in 11th grade (it was one exam called AP Physics B), and took two semesters of introductory physics in freshman year of college. I can help with any algebra-based physics; I don't tutor AP Physics C (calculus-based), though I do tutor calculus itself (e.g., AP Calculus AB or BC).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I took prealgebra in 6th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I took precalculus in 10th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Reading,

Reading

Working with me, students improve their reading comprehension scores on standardized tests like the NWEA, the SSAT, and the SAT or ACT. I show you the common tricks used to trip up test-takers, and we'll practice spotting them and conquering them!
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a native speaker of Spanish. I also took two years of Spanish in high school to polish my skills; I scored a 5 on the AP Spanish exam.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills helped me succeed in school and ultimately get into Princeton University. I know how to manage my time and stay organized. I also excel at taking tests, so I know many useful strategies.
Writing

Writing

I got a 750 on the Writing section of the SAT. I often help my friends edit their papers to improve their argument and for organization and concision.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native Spanish speaker. In 2011, I became certified to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students, and I co-designed and co-taught a summer-long English-learning curriculum to college students in China.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I took AP U.S. Government & Politics in 10th grade. In college, I took a class about the Supreme Court and a course on 20th century U.S. history.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills helped me succeed in school and ultimately get into Princeton University. I know how to manage my time and stay organized. I also excel at taking tests, so I know many useful strategies.
Geography

Science

Biology,

Biology

I majored in molecular biology. I took Biology Honors in 9th grade and AP Biology in 12th grade (score: 5), as well as biochemistry, genetics, and cell and developmental biology in junior year of college.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I took Chemistry Honors in 10th grade, AP Chemistry in 11th grade (score: 5), and IB Chemistry III in 12th grade, earning an A every quarter. Before I chose to major in molecular biology, I considered majoring in chemistry.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

In high school, I took two years of biology (including AP Biology), three years of chemistry (including AP Chemistry and IB Chemistry III), and two years of Physics (including AP Physics B). In college, I majored in molecular biology, and have taken courses in physics, biochemistry, and neuroscience. In tutoring physical science, I focus on not only knowledge but also techniques for study and retention (outline skills, mnemonics, spaced repetition).
Physics,

Physics

I took the equivalent of AP Physics 1 and 2 in 11th grade (it was one exam called AP Physics B), and took two semesters of introductory physics in freshman year of college. I can help with any algebra-based physics; I don't tutor AP Physics C (calculus-based), though I do tutor calculus itself (e.g., AP Calculus AB or BC).
Psychology,

Psychology

I took IB Psychology SL in 12th grade and neuroscience in sophomore year of college.
ACT Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

My study skills helped me succeed in school and ultimately get into Princeton University. I know how to manage my time and stay organized. I also excel at taking tests, so I know many useful strategies.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I took Algebra 1 in 7th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took Algebra 2 in 9th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Biology,

Biology

I majored in molecular biology. I took Biology Honors in 9th grade and AP Biology in 12th grade (score: 5), as well as biochemistry, genetics, and cell and developmental biology in junior year of college.
Calculus,

Calculus

I've excelled in math since middle school. I took AP Calculus AB in 11th grade (score: 5), IB Mathematics HL in 12th grade, and multivariable calculus in freshman year of college. I have also tutored a high school senior in calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I took Chemistry Honors in 10th grade, AP Chemistry in 11th grade (score: 5), and IB Chemistry III in 12th grade, earning an A every quarter. Before I chose to major in molecular biology, I considered majoring in chemistry.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I volunteered as part of (and was a board member of) the Princeton-Trenton Student-Tutor Partnership (PiTSToP), for which I tutored elementary school students in reading, writing, science, and math.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native Spanish speaker. In 2011, I became certified to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students, and I co-designed and co-taught a summer-long English-learning curriculum to college students in China.
French,

French

I studied French for four years in high school and continue to study it in my spare time.
Geometry,

Geometry

I took geometry in 8th grade and completed high-school math through Calculus 2, earning an A every quarter. I also took multivariable calculus and linear algebra in college.
Physics,

Physics

I took the equivalent of AP Physics 1 and 2 in 11th grade (it was one exam called AP Physics B), and took two semesters of introductory physics in freshman year of college. I can help with any algebra-based physics; I don't tutor AP Physics C (calculus-based), though I do tutor calculus itself (e.g., AP Calculus AB or BC).
Reading,

Reading

Working with me, students improve their reading comprehension scores on standardized tests like the NWEA, the SSAT, and the SAT or ACT. I show you the common tricks used to trip up test-takers, and we'll practice spotting them and conquering them!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I earned an 800 on the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test, and a 770 on the SAT Math section. I also helped one tutee raise her section score by 180 points.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a native speaker of Spanish. I also took two years of Spanish in high school to polish my skills; I scored a 5 on the AP Spanish exam.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills helped me succeed in school and ultimately get into Princeton University. I know how to manage my time and stay organized. I also excel at taking tests, so I know many useful strategies.
Writing

Writing

I got a 750 on the Writing section of the SAT. I often help my friends edit their papers to improve their argument and for organization and concision.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I scored in the 99th percentile of the SAT, which translates to a 35-36 on the ACT.
Praxis,

Praxis

I earned a 181 on the Praxis II: Mathematics Content Knowledge (5061), which was worth the ETS Recognition of Excellence (for exceeding the target score determined by the top 15 percent of candidates who took the test in previous years). I also earned a 185 on the Praxis II: Mathematics Pedagogy (0065).
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I earned an 800 on the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test, and a 770 on the SAT Math section. I also helped one tutee raise her section score by 180 points.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored a perfect 800 on the SAT Verbal section.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I earned a 750 on the writing section of the SAT.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I became certified as an EFL teacher in spring 2011. I designed a four-week English curriculum, created accompanying instructional materials, and taught it to community college students in China in summer 2011.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (209 ratings)
5 star
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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Reviews


AP Physics and Advanced Algebra tutoring

My son started his tutoring lessons with Stephanie in April 2019 for AP Physics and Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry. She quickly identified his strengths and weaknesses and taught him on effective problem solving techniques that may be applicable to any STEM advanced or AP courses. She also challenged him with several problems that he was not attempting to solve by himself. My son's grades improved from 85% (B) to >90% (A) in a matter of 2 months, a remarkable improvement, considering more that half the semester had already been graded. He consistently started scoring in 95%-100% in all of his quizzes, tests and exams. Stephanie is a brilliant tutor. Highly recommended!!

Ram, 9 lessons with Stephanie

Great physics tutor!

Thank you for helping my child understand and complete her physics assignment! The end result looks good to me. :-)

Melinda, 2 lessons with Stephanie

Experienced and Helpful Tutor

Stephanie taught practical thinking skills and was very patient in this process. We were impressed with her level of knowledge in many subjects. She was able to provide great academic support. Would highly recommend!

Victor, 1 lesson with Stephanie

GRE math does not scare me so much anymore, thanks to Stephanie

Stephanie is excellent at breaking things down to determine patterns and what the question is really asking. I have not tried any other tutors, but I don't need to. She is the best!

Alex, 3 lessons with Stephanie

Knowledge and patient tutor

Stephanie provided my rising 11th grader with SAT Math and Reading test prep this summer. She knows the exam really well and she knows how to teach others how to master it. She assessed my daughter’s test taking style very quickly, and shaped her tutoring sessions around them. She assigned appropriate homework between sessions and reviewed the homework each week. In only 8 sessions, my daughter’s Math and Reading scores increased significantly. I highly recommend Stephanie! She will continue to work with my younger 9th grader on SSAT test prep this fall.

Rhonda, 9 lessons with Stephanie

Excellent tutor who tailors lessons around your child

Stephanie introduced my child to Chemistry and Physics over the summer. She took complete control over the curriculum, explained the material well, and was very flexible with our crazy schedule. Stephanie identified my daughters weak areas and focused on those. My daughter said she did an excellent job and feels prepared for her upcoming IB classes in these subjects. I highly recommend her.

Sanjeev, 15 lessons with Stephanie

Knowledgeable Tutor

Stephanie has taught me about GRE for over past two months. almost one session per week. She is knowledgeable of GRE test and prepare me for understanding the techniques in reading comprehension as well as math problems. She has great personality to study with.

Jess, 15 lessons with Stephanie

Getting comfortable with Math

With Stephanie's help, I am getting more comfortable with math and am able to understand and use it more in everyday life. She is very patient and clear in her instruction.

Janet, 18 lessons with Stephanie

Great Trig Tutor

My daughter had her first session with Stephanie yesterday and she's already feeling more confident. She immediately asked for another session. She felt Stephanie was straightforward, serious, clear and patient.

Susan, 2 lessons with Stephanie
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Stephanie O.

$75/hour

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