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Anisa S.

Northampton, MA

$40/hour

MIT grad and academic who does math, science, and writing

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
4.4 average from 7 ratings
Knowledgeable and understanding!
— Victoria, Amherst, MA on 9/18/17

$40/Hour


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MIT
Linguistics and Phil
UMass Amherst
Master's

Education

MIT (Linguistics and Phil)

UMass Amherst (Master's)

About Anisa

Hello! I am an MIT grad and former academic who has years of experience teaching at the college level. I love teaching, especially when I get to work one-on-one with students, and that is why I enjoy tutoring. I have a strong background in math and science from going to a math and science-focused high school, and then MIT for college. I majored in linguistics and philosophy -- the science of language -- and then came to western Massachusetts for grad school, earning my Master's in linguistics. I have a great deal of experience teaching at the college level. I TAed (acted as a teaching assistant) for general chemistry in college, taught and TAed linguistics and writing classes in graduate school, and I also taught linguistics for a year at Swarthmore College, a small liberal arts college. While teaching, I especially enjoyed working with students individually on their individual final papers, and advising senior theses at Swarthmore. I believe that different people learn differently, and that tailoring your teaching method to the student is the best way to be an effective teacher. I also believe that teaching is about giving a student the tools to solve problems and think critically, not about making students memorize facts.

I have been tutoring for about a year, focusing on math and science. I would love to tutor any math class up to AP calculus, and even beyond to multivariable calculus and differential equations. I would also love to tutor biology up to AP biology and chemistry up to AP chemistry/general chemistry at the college level. I would also be very happy to tutor writing, particularly technical or scientific writing, and German language. And of course I would be happy to tutor linguistics classes at any level!

I have a very strong background in math. I did AP BC calculus in my sophomore year of high school, and continued to take math classes beyond that, and I also continued to take math classes for fun in college at MIT. I have experience tutoring SAT math, and I am very comfortable with those subjects.

I especially enjoyed being a teaching assistant for general chemistry in college, and I continue to find chemistry fascinating. I also worked in molecular biology labs for many years, and I took lots of physics in college. Science is where my brain lives.

I studied German in middle school, high school, and college, and I also have a linguist's perspective on learning language. So I am happy to tutor German!

My schedule is very flexible, so please contact me!
Hello! I am an MIT grad and former academic who has years of experience teaching at the college level. I love teaching, especially when I get to work one-on-one with students, and that is why I enjoy tutoring. I have a strong background in math and science from going to a math and science-focused high school, and then MIT for college. I majored in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Northampton, MA 01060
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and understanding!"

- Victoria, Amherst, MA on 9/18/17
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Science:
Biology, Chemistry
English:
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

I love chemistry. I TAed for general chemistry twice while I was an undergrad at MIT. I am happy to tutor any level up chemistry up to and including college-level general chemistry.

MIT
Linguistics and Phil
UMass Amherst
Master's

Education

MIT (Linguistics and Phil)

UMass Amherst (Master's)

Knowledgeable and understanding!

Went over homework involving Vectors, some basic trigonometry and multivariable calculus review. Super helpful and attentive!!! Looking forward to having her as my tutor again this week.

— Victoria, Amherst, MA on 9/18/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Anisa will travel within 15 miles of Northampton, MA 01060.