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Cheryl B.

Somerville, MA

$43/hour

Ivy League PhD--Expert in Psychology, Writing, Statistics, and more

20+ Hours
4.8 average from 14 ratings
Very flexible and patient
— Megan, Medford, MA on 12/15/17

$43/Hour


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Yale University
Psych and Statistics
University of Texas at Austin
PhD

Education

Yale University (Psych and Statistics)

University of Texas at Austin (PhD)

About Cheryl

I love teaching in general, but more than anything I love that one-on-one tutoring experience. It's so exhilarating to guide students through their own processing of a challenging task, whether it be writing a paper or working through a statistics problem, until they come to the desired outcome on their own. Tutoring is not about delivering knowledge; it's a coaching relationship--a two-way street. It's about collaboration, guidance, and shared motivation. The tutor identifies the strengths and knowledge that the student brings to the table, and builds on them while introducing new skills and ways of thinking about problems. The student comes away not feeling dependent on the tutor/coach, but with the confidence of having increased the ability to coach him- or herself. Just as important is the fact that I'm patient, creative, positive, and fun to be around. :-)

I've tutored students in writing, ESL, statistics for social sciences, philosophy, history, and epidemiology, and have mastered SPSS syntax for data analysis. I also have a working knowledge of r programming. My BA from Yale and PhD from U Texas in Child Psychology and Statistics not only helped me gain expertise in these subject matters, but also allowed me to gain a deep and practical understanding of how people learn. I also have years of experience teaching music lessons, including violin, piano, music theory and ear training.

I have an excellent command of the English language, including correct grammar, clarity of expression, and a keen ability to explain subtle differences in nuance between similar words. Good communication is clear communication, which is achieved by using words, constructions, and organization of content that the reader can easily understand.
I love teaching in general, but more than anything I love that one-on-one tutoring experience. It's so exhilarating to guide students through their own processing of a challenging task, whether it be writing a paper or working through a statistics problem, until they come to the desired outcome on their own. Tutoring is not about delivering Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

$80 for 2 hours $61 for 1.5 hours

Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Somerville, MA 02143

"Very flexible and patient"

- Megan, Medford, MA on 12/15/17

"Dedicated tutor"

- Amanda, Boston, MA on 11/9/17

"Knowledgeable, Enthusiastic Tutor"

- Bridget, Malden, MA on 11/3/16
Math:
SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics
Science:
Anthropology,
Philosophy, Psychology
Music:
Ear Training, Flute, General Music, Music Theory, Piano, Sight Singing,
Violin
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
SPSS
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Anthropology,
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

Anthropology

In earning a BA in Psychology at Yale, I was interested in social and cultural aspects of society. These are essentially the focuses of Anthropology, so I did much of my coursework in the Anthropology Department. The following year I worked as a Research Assistant for Joan Miller, PhD, a well-known researcher in cultural anthropology. We studied differences in moral reasoning between Western and Eastern societies. Through this coursework and research experience, I've developed a good understanding of research methods, concepts, and the academic literature in cultural and social anthropology.

Sight Singing

I took 4 years of sight-singing and ear-training at Manhattan School of Music Preparatory School (progressed from intermediate to advanced during that time). At Yale U, I started as a music theory major, which involved a lot of sight singing. I've also taught violin and piano lessons, and I teach sight singing as part of learning the instruments.

Violin

I've played violin since I was six, and have taught violin to students (aged 9-16 plus adults) since I was 15. I played in several state, national, and international orchestras in high school as well as Yale Symphony Orchestra. Recently, I've played in chamber groups through New England Conservatory. I work with students both to improve their musicality and their technique. I also use lessons as a model for them to learn how to effectively practice on their own.

Yale University
Psych and Statistics
University of Texas at Austin
PhD

Education

Yale University (Psych and Statistics)

University of Texas at Austin (PhD)

Very flexible and patient

Cheryl was great at meeting me where I was (which was pretty confused about some concepts in Biostatistics!) with patience and attention. She was very prepared for our session, and also willing to dive into new concepts and to translate high-level concepts into plain language that I could understand. I highly recommend her!

— Megan, Medford, MA on 12/15/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $43.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

$80 for 2 hours $61 for 1.5 hours

Travel policy

Cheryl will travel within 2 miles of Somerville, MA 02143.