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Stephanie B.

Jamaica Plain, MA

$70/hour

Effective and Patient Tutor for SAT Prep and Biology, Math, French

200+ Hours
5.0 average from 149 ratings
Patient, Prepared, and Perky!
— Ken, Egg Harbor Township, NJ on 4/28/16

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Washington and Lee University
Biology

Education

Washington and Lee University (Biology)

About Stephanie

I am a college graduate with seven years of professional tutoring experience. In 2011, I was valedictorian (had a 4.0 GPA) of a high school class of 450 students, and I received a 2300 on my SAT. I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and double minors in French and Poverty Studies at Washington and Lee University in Virginia in May 2015. Currently, I am working in a Harvard University/Brigham and Women's Hospital lab researching HIV cures, and I plan to apply to medical school next year.

I have helped numerous students raise their SAT scores an average of 200-400 points by reviewing test content, teaching test-taking strategies, and identifying strengths and weaknesses to create unique study plans for each student. While I tutor in multiple areas, I find SAT tutoring particularly rewarding because it is such an important part of the high school to college transition, as is the college application.

SAT Student Score Improvements (this are just my three most recent students!):
Student 1: Improved his score from 1470 to 1790; has been accepted to his three top college choices
Student 2: Increased his score from 1310 to 1800
Student 3: Improved his score from 1520 to 1900

I believe in working in close conjunction with parents to identify, evaluate, and monitor skills needing improvement, and I develop custom lessons and practice tests to target these weaknesses. I have helped with both specific homework assignments as well as long-term learning goals; I love helping students not only catch up to their peers, but also acquire a passion for learning!

I would love to help your student succeed on the SAT, or learn and improve grades in French, math, or the sciences!
I am a college graduate with seven years of professional tutoring experience. In 2011, I was valedictorian (had a 4.0 GPA) of a high school class of 450 students, and I received a 2300 on my SAT. I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and double minors in French and Poverty Studies at Washington and Lee University in Virginia Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

$70/hour Ask me about discounts for online lessons!

Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

"Patient, Prepared, and Perky!"

- Ken, Egg Harbor Township, NJ on 4/28/16
Stephanie replied on 4/29/2016

Thank you so much for your kind words Ken! It was a pleasure to tutor such a hardworking student. Best of luck in college, and remember to contact me if you ever have trouble in your classes!

"Wonderful tutor, accomidating and patient."

- Regina, Chestnut Hill, MA on 1/12/17

"Awesome Tutor!!"

- Clara, Statesboro, GA on 11/18/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Kim, Queens Village, NY on 10/7/16

"great teacher"

- Danielle, Madison, NH on 6/3/16

"Amazing Tutor"

- Jose, Indio, CA on 2/26/16

"Incredible Experience!"

- Tammie, Fredericksburg, TX on 1/11/16

"Exceptional and patient tutor."

- John, Bothell, WA on 12/10/15

"She is exceptional!"

- Sharon, Seattle, WA on 9/28/15

"More than I expected at the first lesson."

- Youn, Bothell, WA on 9/26/15
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology,
Genetics
English:
English, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Writing
Language:
French
Elementary Education:
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I have tutored in algebra and other levels of math for several years. I graduated Cum Laude from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in May 2015.

Algebra 2

I have tutored for 2 years in Algebra 2/pre-Calc. I graduated Cum Laude from Washington and Lee University, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Biology

I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington and Lee University in May 2015. I both completed coursework in various biology topics, as well as peer tutored throughout my four years as a Biology major.

During college, I was the Biology Chair of Women in Technology and Science. I designed and led fun and informational experiments for local middle school girls.

For my senior project in high school, I taught Biology to elementary school students, and wrote a teaching guide for elementary-middle school aged students focusing on hands-on experiments and games to make science fun.

College Counseling

When I first started tutoring for the SAT, I realized that students were worried about the entire college application process, and not just the SAT, so I now offer college counseling as well. I have helped numerous students successfully navigate the college application process by helping them find schools that are a good fit, brainstorming strong essay ideas, and editing essays together so their personal statements are clear, effective, and show their true voice. I love helping students reach their dream schools!

French

I grew up taking ballet, and I fell in love with French language and culture from a young age. I have taken French classes for eight years (throughout high school and advanced college classes), and I graduated with a minor in French. I studied French literature and art history abroad in Paris at the Sorbonne for six months as well.

If you are looking to learn basic French for traveling, are struggling in a current elementary to intermediate French class, or just want to learn a new language, I would love to help you learn this beautiful language.

Genetics

I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington and Lee University in May 2015. My coursework for this degree included Genetics and an accompanying lab course, in both of which I received an A. I also researched in my Genetics professor's lab for a year and a half, completing my own project finding the gene structure of a spider glue protein. My time researching allowed me to learn modern genetics lab techniques, apply my genetics knowledge, and present my findings in poster symposiums.

Prealgebra

I have tutored various subjects of math with several students over 6 years. I graduated Cum Laude from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in May 2015.

PSAT

I have tutored several students for the SAT and other standardized tests, including the PSAT, for 6 years. I graduated Cum Laude in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington and Lee University; having attended a liberal arts school, I also excelled in many humanities classes. Personally, I received a 2300 on my SAT in 2011.

When tutoring for the PSAT, I focus on building test familiarity and confidence by teaching test taking strategies that will help your student improve his or her scores both on the PSAT and on the actual SAT.

Reading

I have tutored several students in various humanities courses from the middle school to college level for over 6 years. I graduated Cum Laude in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington and Lee University; having attended a liberal arts school, I also excelled in many humanities classes and completed minors in French and Poverty Studies.

SAT Math

I have tutored for seven years to prepare students for the SAT and in various levels and subjects of math. I graduated Cum Laude in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington and Lee University. Personally, I received a 2300 on my SAT in 2011.

When tutoring for SAT Math, I have students work through actual test questions from past SATs. When students struggle with a particular question, we solve the problem together and then complete similar practice problems to ensure that they understand the underlying concepts of each problem type.

Many students just complete blindly practice tests without going back to analyze WHY they keep getting geometry or algebra questions wrong; my methods focus on identifying students' strengths and weaknesses to effectively improve scores, as well as teaching test-taking strategies to use when they're stuck.

SAT Student Score Improvements (this are just my three most recent students!):
Student 1: Improved his math score from 480 to 630
Student 2: Increased his math score from 380 to 560 in just one month
Student 3: Improved his score from 580 to 700

SAT Reading

I have tutored several students for the SAT and in various humanities courses over 6 years. I graduated Cum Laude in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington and Lee University; having attended a liberal arts school, I also excelled in many humanities classes. Personally, I received a 2300 on my SAT in 2011.

When tutoring specifically SAT Reading, I focus on teaching students strategies to increase test-taking confidence, improve their critical reading skills, and expand their vocabulary without becoming intimidated by the time limit or the hardest questions of the test.

SAT Writing

I have tutored several students for the SAT and in various humanities courses over 6 years. I graduated Cum Laude in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington and Lee University; having attended a liberal arts school, I also excelled in many humanities classes. Personally, I received a 2300 on my SAT in 2011.

When tutoring students for the SAT Writing Section, I work with them to improve their essay score by practicing writing effective, well-organized essays under stress. I also teach them strategies to quickly recognize and fix errors in the multiple choice section, a task that many students feel intimidated by due to the lack of extensive grammar instruction in schools.

While SAT writing is often the section that students are most worried about, my tutoring methods and exercises make learning grammar less daunting and more useful for improving SAT scores.

Writing

I have tutored several students in various humanities courses from the middle school to college level over 6 years. I graduated Cum Laude in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington and Lee University; having attended a liberal arts school, I also excelled in many humanities classes and completed minors in French and Poverty Studies.

My tutoring lessons in writing have ranged from providing exercises to improve specific issues a student may have, to helping a student plan, revise, and edit a term paper.

Washington and Lee University
Biology

Education

Washington and Lee University (Biology)

Patient, Prepared, and Perky!

I had the amazing opportunity to have Stephanie as a tutor, and I am so glad that I was able to have her prepare me for the SATs. Since it was the last SAT I could take before college admissions, I was definitely stressing a lot. Stephanie was able to keep me calm, cool, and collected with her excellent preparation skills. She truly goes above and beyond in her test preparation services as she cre

— Ken, Egg Harbor Township, NJ on 4/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

$70/hour Ask me about discounts for online lessons!

Travel policy

Stephanie will travel within 4 miles of Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.