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Tracy K.

Monroe Township, NJ

$45/hour

Ivy League Educated, Certified Physics Teacher, Writer Extraordinaire!

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5.0 average from 85 ratings
Amazing physics tutor
— Jackie, Englishtown, NJ on 1/31/17

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Rutgers University
Physics, Biology
Columbia University School of Dental Medicine
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rutgers University (Physics, Biology)

Columbia University School of Dental Medicine (Graduate Coursework)

About Tracy

A former Columbia University School of Dental Medicine scholar, I achieved a perfect score on the "Quantitative Reasoning" section of the DAT. Accepted into the 2014 New York City Teaching Fellowship Program, I am a certified physics instructor, possessing a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. In addition, I am a proud recipient of the "ETS Recognition of Excellence Award" for the attainment of a score of 195 on the General Science: Content Knowledge Praxis II Examination; a passing score of a mere 152 on said test is a prerequisite for "Teacher of Science" licensure in the state of NJ.

I have been employed as a part-time lecturer and TA for the Rutgers University Physics Department where, once per week, I conducted a 200-minute physics laboratory consisting of about thirty students.

I tutor all students in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy, Physical Science, Calculus, and any other mathematical discipline in existence.

Physics is, unequivocally, my favorite subject to tutor, and, if I have brought my A-game, the likelihood of presenting me with a problem for which I am incapable of finding the solution rivals that of a blind squirrel finding an acorn.

There are those who may refer to my words/attitude as "hubris" or "cockiness"; however, I would be the first to disagree. Quite the contrary, I would define such statements as merely confidence. In addition, based on my vehement personal assertion that "confidence" precedes "success," and my complete and categorical dismissal of "success" preceding "confidence," one will understand why a substantial constituent of my teaching philosophy is to increase, nurture, and mold the confidence of every student with whom I agree to partner.

Despite my innate talents in Math and Science, there are those who would argue that my greatest aptitude lies in composition, both verbal and written.

Fair or not, one's ability to communicate, both verbally and via scripture, is frequently used as an evaluative metric of one's intellect. It is the single-most predictive attribute for success in nearly all endeavors: employment interviews, occupational promotions, and admissions into institutions of higher learning.

English, Speaking, Writing, Composition, Vocabulary, Spelling and Proofreading are all members of a skill set with which I derive tremendous enjoyment in assisting others.

My presence has been requested at multiple speaking engagements with the expressed purpose of providing the various educational and corporate entities of which I have been members, with honorable, dignified, and eloquent representation.

I provide bi-weekly contributions as an editorial sports staff writer at a major media website. I have also been a guest on a popular, prominent NY sports-talk radio program, providing complex, sabermetric baseball analysis regarding the team that I cover on a regular basis.

My final area of expertise is test preparation. I have tutored individuals, and taught multiple corporate courses designed to prepare students for success on all sections of the SAT, ACT, DAT, and MCAT.

I have an exemplary track record of assisting students attain remarkable increases in their ACT/SAT scores. My proudest achievement occurred when one of my SAT students elevated her SAT Math score from 420 to 640.

Tutoring is an activity that I truly enjoy, as it provides an opportunity to assist those who are in need. I have encountered few activities capable of providing the satisfaction inherent in coming to the aid of those who require it. Of course, everyone has expenses and the income is important; however, the opportunity to earn money, while providing a service that is extremely helpful to others, renders tutoring a most rewarding endeavor.

Prior to assisting any student, I require a 30-minute conversation with the parent/student to be tutored (at no charge). The purpose of said communication is to ascertain as much information about the student as possible, e.g., strengths, weaknesses, learning preferences, areas of difficulty, etc. Once this information is obtained, I begin mapping out a game plan that is uniquely differentiated for each student.

Successful Math and Science instruction requires the recognition that these disciplines are composed of concepts that must be comprehended, and not memorized. If one has to memorize something in order to apply it, it is indicative of inadequate comprehension of the subject matter. Other than rudimentary facts, and perhaps formulae, memorization should not be necessary. It is for this reason that I consistently preach, "If one has to memorize something, then one does not understand it sufficiently."

I invest a significant amount of my own (unpaid) time to ensure the success of my students, and, in return, I expect an honest effort from said students.

Please contact me if you are serious about elevating your academic performance to a substantially higher echelon. No one will work more diligently than I will to ensure your success.
A former Columbia University School of Dental Medicine scholar, I achieved a perfect score on the "Quantitative Reasoning" section of the DAT. Accepted into the 2014 New York City Teaching Fellowship Program, I am a certified physics instructor, possessing a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. In addition, I am a Read more

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Travels within 25 miles of Monroe Township, NJ 08831
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In-person lessons

"Amazing physics tutor"

- Jackie, Englishtown, NJ on 1/31/17

"Shows Commitment"

- Vinod, Trenton, NJ on 2/9/17

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Michelle, Monroe Township, NJ on 1/26/17

"Good chemistry honor review class"

- Shirley, Plainsboro, NJ on 1/22/17

"Helpful for Physics"

- Lisa, Monroe Township, NJ on 12/8/16

"Very patient and committed"

- Judith, North Brunswick, NJ on 11/15/16

"Tutor with sense of purpose, willing to go the extra mile"

- Sharon, Trenton, NJ on 10/21/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy,
Biology,
Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Law

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.

Anatomy

The acquisition of a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of Human Anatomy requires intensive didactic study of anatomical functionality coupled with repeated, distributed practice in the identification of such anatomical structures as they exist naturally and collectively within the human body.

In addition, the identification of said structures in diagnostic images, e.g., PET, CT, MRI, SPECT, X-RAY, etc., should be a competence present in the toolbox of any capable anatomist.

As a student at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, I was privileged to acquire such knowledge via the dissection of multiple human cadavers under the tutelage of some of the most acclaimed instructors in existence.

Biology

In order for one to effectively communicate the concepts of Biology in any manner other than a superficial regurgitation of trivial facts, one must possess a comprehensive mastery of the relevant subject matter.

The various diversity of all systems present in a living organism and the manner in which each separate system operates seamlessly and in unison with the others requires a retrospective and holistic study of the entire organism.

As a student at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, I was privileged to acquire such a rare perspective via the dissection of multiple human cadavers under the tutelage of some of the most acclaimed instructors in existence.

Calculus

A former student at the prestigious Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, I attained a faultless score on the “Quantitative Reasoning” portion of the DAT. I have excelled in all Calculus courses, e.g., Calculus I, II, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations.

To emerge triumphant in Calculus, or any Mathematical discipline for that matter, the practice of memorization must be eradicated. Instead, The rationale for all Mathematical Operations should be clearly understood, and not blindly applied in a manner similar to that of a “recipe” that has been passed down through numerous familial generations.

My proven teaching methods encourage students to embrace the concepts that they are to apply, mastering the “Why” and not merely the “What.”

Chemistry

A certified high school physics instructor, I have successfully tutored Chemistry for many years.

My expertise in the field of Chemistry has been irrefutably demonstrated, as I am a proud recipient of the "ETS Recognition of Excellence Award," for the attainment of an astronomical score of 195 on the General Science: Content Knowledge Praxis II Examination; a passing score of merely 152 on said test is a prerequisite for "teacher of science" licensure in the state of NJ.

English

Superlative oratorical skills in tandem with the ability to generate fluid, expressive literary composition are two of the most prevalent traits possessed by those occupying the highly-coveted, well-compensated leadership positions throughout society.

If you have the desire, I would like to assist in your advancement.

Law

The Criminal and Civil Justice Systems in this country are two of the oldest and most fascinating institutions in American History. Were one to eavesdrop on a conversation regarding our Civil Justice System and its associated infractions, one would, more likely than not, encounter a serve-and-volley exchange and dissemination of purely fictitious verbiage. For example, how many people have heard the fallacious assertion, "One cannot record a telephone conversation without alerting the other party"? That statement is utter nonsense.

In the state of NJ, known as a "one-party" state, only one of the telephone call participants, in this case, me, is obligated to be aware that the conversation is being recorded, assuming that the party I am calling also resides in NJ, or in one of the other nearly forty "one-party" states. It is also entirely within my legal rights to call someone with whom I am conducting business or finalizing an agreement, record the entire conversation sans the utterance of a word, and, if necessary, present said conversation to the court were any "unplanned deviations" from said agreement to present themselves.

I hope that my readers have found this post informative and useful. I am often asked when one should employ such a tactic and my response is typically: anytime that the person on the other end of the line has been engaging in a pattern of harassing or threatening behavior, or one is ratifying an agreement that is strictly oral in nature, and concrete evidence of the existence of such a covenant is desired.

Physics

While studying at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, I attained the highest DAT score in my entering class.

I am a certified physics instructor in the state of NJ and I have served as a TA for a weekly "General Physics 206" Laboratory at Rutgers University.

Physics is a subject that cannot be learned through memorization. There are simply too many concepts that may be applied in too many different ways. Well-comprehended subject matter is the only formula for success.

It is my job to ensure that the relevant concepts are understood and not merely memorized.

Writing

The ability to speak and write at a high level is not only a scarce trait among members of the human population, but it is one assigned significant value in our present society and economy.

As a result, there exist few activities more conducive to one's societal and personal advancement than the cultivation and improvement of one's skills in said areas.

I can be of great assistance in improving such skills.

Rutgers University
Physics, Biology
Columbia University School of Dental Medicine
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rutgers University (Physics, Biology)

Columbia University School of Dental Medicine (Graduate Coursework)

Amazing physics tutor

Tracy made my 17 year old son feel comfortable right away and explained everything very clearly. He taught by example, showing Jacob how he would attack the problem while explaining and checking Jacob's understanding. Tracy was funny, patient, and extremely knowledgeable in the subject area. We have already scheduled another lesson and I am confident that with Tracy's help, Jacob will improve in p

— Jackie, Englishtown, NJ on 1/31/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

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Travel policy

Tracy will travel within 25 miles of Monroe Township, NJ 08831.