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Stephanie S.

Cambridge, MA

$85/hour

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MIT
Mechanical Eng.

Education

MIT (Mechanical Eng.)

About Stephanie

I’m an MIT engineer, traveler, performer, problem solver, and thinker.

I have been teaching for the past 8-10 years in a variety of disciplines, formats, and places. Through my tutoring, I inspire students to take charge of their education, develop strong study skills, and think critically — specifically, through high school math tutoring and public speaking lessons.

Some of my experiences include: Teaching entrepreneurship and product design at a six week startup accelerator; Coaching public speaking and soft skills; Tutoring week long math camps. During a two week life skills summer camp, my students transformed from shy, solo workers, unsure of their work, into confident team players, proud and happy to speak at the front of the room.

I love to teach for students like these. Teaching communication, study skills, and teamwork is a joy.

I adapt my teaching style to each student’s need, and always put explanations into perspective. Understanding the big picture is key. I help students master the material and work smartly - if you understand the concepts and do the work, good grades and test scores will follow.

Regardless of the subject matter taught, my students develop strong life skills which will be relevant to many situations, from solving math problems, to landing a dream job, or excelling in their favorite sport. The ability to think critically, solve complex problems, and communicate solutions is important in all contexts. The skills learned in one class will apply to future careers in any field — students who aren’t sure their required classes are important appreciate my coaching style which brings this perspective to life.

I look forward to meeting you and taking the opportunity to develop these life skills.



***** REVIEWS *****
I am new to wyzant, but not to tutoring. These are some reviews from previous students.

"Extremely helpful. Very knowledgable and willing to help. I highly recommend her"
- Andrew (31 lessons in statistics)

"Helped me understand the concepts right from the basics. Spent a lot of time making every part of the solution crystal clear for me. I highly recommend Stephanie to other students"
- Junaid (lessons in mechanical engineering)

"Stephanie goes out her way to show you multiple approaches to the same problem or idea if you are having a problem wrapping your mind around it. Definitely was a life saver. I definitely recommend her if you need some help!"
- Clifford (lessons in math and statistics)
I’m an MIT engineer, traveler, performer, problem solver, and thinker.

I have been teaching for the past 8-10 years in a variety of disciplines, formats, and places. Through my tutoring, I inspire students to take charge of their education, develop strong study skills,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Cambridge, MA 02140
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
English:
Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have 10+ years tutoring math at the elementary, middle and high school levels, including week-long math camps preparing students for 11th and 12th grade classes. As a result, I am very familiar with the common problems students face, and will help you understand the method behind solving these sorts of problems.

Physics

At MIT, I tutored an undergraduate biofluids course, as well as taking additional advanced classes in chemistry, biology and physics. I majored in mechanical engineering, strengthening my base and understanding of mechanics in physics.

Public Speaking

I’ve spent hours on stage speaking or performing, and love teaching these skills to my students. I’ve taught public speaking modules in multiple high school and college leadership programs, and help students prepare for specific speeches and presentations. I love to watch students’ presentations improve drastically between the first lesson and big day.

My years in Toastmasters have given me additional experience in both mentoring others and speaking myself. I was a circus performer for another 2 years — nerves are no stranger to me, and I learned many ways to quickly solve problems that arise onstage.

MIT
Mechanical Eng.

Education

MIT (Mechanical Eng.)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephanie will travel within 7 miles of Cambridge, MA 02140.