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Tracy K.

Monroe Township, NJ

$40/hour

Certified Physics Teacher, Math Guru, and No Memorization Necessary!

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 21 ratings
Tutor with sense of purpose, willing to go the extra mile
— Sharon, Trenton, NJ on 10/21/16

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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 Math section of the DAT. Accepted into the ultra-selective 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 for teacher 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 have, both tutored individuals, and taught multiple courses designed to prepare students for success on the DAT, MCAT, SAT, and other standardized exams for "Kaplan." I tutor all students in Physics, Calculus, Precalculus, Algebra I and II, Prealgebra, and Elementary Math. In addition, I tutor all “Math” sections of the ACT, SAT, DAT, and Accuplacer standardized tests.

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 you have to memorize something, than you do 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.

In my spare time, 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.

Please contact me if you are serious about elevating your academic performance to a substantially greater 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 Math section of the DAT. Accepted into the ultra-selective 2014 New York City Teaching Fellowship Program, I am a certified physics Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

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Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

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

- Sharon, Trenton, NJ on 10/21/16

"Very patient and committed"

- Judith, North Brunswick, NJ on 11/15/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science

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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.

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)

Tutor with sense of purpose, willing to go the extra mile — Before our first lesson with him, Tracy spent a lot of time listening to what we as parents have in mind, our goals, and the purpose of the extra lessons. He made sure he understood them, was receptive and asked for further information to help him develop a game plan. He looked into details of external information about the subject matter relevant to the student. Tracy came prepared to the first ...

— Sharon, Trenton, NJ on 10/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Travel policy

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