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Diana R.

Pompton Plains, NJ

$75/hour

MIT Grad for Math and Science Tutoring

Background check passed as of 7/10/13
4.9 average from 280 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient
— Till, Ridgewood, NJ on 11/23/15

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MIT
Civil Engineering
Marymount University
Graduate Coursework
Institute for the Psychological Sciences
Graduate Coursework

Education

MIT (Civil Engineering)

Marymount University (Graduate Coursework)

Institute for the Psychological Sciences (Graduate Coursework)

About Diana

I have 5 years experience teaching high school mathematics - algebra 1 and geometry - in a classroom setting and held certification to teach mathematics in the State of Virginia from 2007 to 2012. I also have 1 year experience teaching high school chemistry: basic chemistry, honors chemistry and senior level chemistry 2. This year I am also teaching chemistry at Sedes Sapientiae School in Chatham, NJ. I have worked as a private tutor for the past 3 years, tutoring homeschooling and regular-schooled students from grade school through high school mathematics (pre-algebra to precalculus), chemistry, and test prep (PSAT, SAT, ACT, NJIT entrance exam, PARCC, and Regents). I graduated from MIT with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and also worked 3 years as a civil engineer (inspecting bridges, designing databases, and doing some AutoCAD design work). Students frequently report a great improvement in understanding, proficiency, and enjoyment of math and science after working with me. I have 5 years experience teaching high school mathematics - algebra 1 and geometry - in a classroom setting and held certification to teach mathematics in the State Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

1 hour minimum lesson. $10 additional charge for areas outside travel radius. $40 fee for less than 24 hours notice and $75 fee for less than 3 hours notice for cancellations.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Till, Ridgewood, NJ on 11/23/15

"Very well prepared, patient and thorough."

- Liam, Caldwell, NJ on 4/18/16

"Extremely Helpful & Kind"

- Vivian, Butler, NJ on 3/15/16

"Patient, knowledgeable and honest."

- Dominique, Ridgewood, NJ on 3/8/16

"Very helpful and patient"

- Elaine, Caldwell, NJ on 12/18/15

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Marianne, Glen Rock, NJ on 11/19/15

"Excellent and Reliable"

- Alona, Short Hills, NJ on 11/2/15

"Patient and knowledgeable tutor."

- Patricia, Wyckoff, NJ on 10/26/15

"Great tutor"

- Pradeep, Parsippany, NJ on 9/28/15

"All Positives With Diana"

- Joseph, Montclair, NJ on 9/11/15

"My Junior made strides in her Algebra 2 class"

- Michelle, Greenwood Lake, NY on 9/7/15

"Great Tutor and Amazing Results! I highly recommend Diana."

- David, Ridgewood, NJ on 9/3/15

"Great tutor"

- Erica, Montclair, NJ on 3/7/14

"Great tutor"

- Alaa, Florham Park, NJ on 2/11/14

"My daughter enjoyed learning geometry with Diana."

- Leslie, Ramsey, NJ on 12/17/13

"Superlative Tutor"

- Loretta, Bloomfield, NJ on 8/31/13
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science

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ACT Math

I have tutored students in the ACT test - math and science portions - for the past year. In addition, I taught algebra 1 for three years and geometry for five years - two of the main subjects on the math portion of the ACT test. I have also tutored in algebra 2, pre-calculus, and SAT prep for the past 2 years all of which gives me more knowledge and experience to share with my students.

ACT Science

I have tutored students in the math and science portions of the ACT since last year and. My major in college was in civil/environmental engineering so I have a strong background in science. I also taught chemistry for a year and have been tutoring it for the past two plus years.

Algebra 1

I have 3 years experience teaching algebra 1 in a classroom setting. I have also tutored many students in pre-algebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, and SAT prep (which involves a good deal of algebra) over the past two plus years. Finally, I reviewed and retaught many algebra skills with my geometry students during the 5 years that I taught geometry.

Algebra 2

I have tutored algebra 2 and sometimes, precalculus (which uses much of the same knowledge and skills), for the past two plus years. I also taught algebra 1, the prerequisite for algebra 2, for three years and have been tutoring in it for the past two plus years. I have a good ability to explain subject matter to students.

*I do not tutor for students in algebra 2 classes that use the online book Pearson Algebra 2, Common Core or with any online book *

Chemistry

I taught high school chemistry for 1 year, which included Regular and Honors Chemistry and a Chemistry 2 course for seniors. I also have been tutoring in chemistry for the past 2 plus years. I am teaching high school chemistry this year at Sedes Sapientiae School in Summit, NJ.

Geometry

I have five years experience teaching high school geometry. I have also tutored many students in geometry over the past two plus years. Finally, I have also tutored many students in SAT prep - which involves quite a bit of geometry.

Prealgebra

Many skills needed in pre-algebra are then used in algebra and geometry. I have 3 years experience teaching algebra 1 and 5 years experience teaching geometry. I also have tutored in pre-algebra and many later math subjects (algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, advanced math) over the past 2 plus years.

Precalculus

I have tutored a little bit in precalculus. Much of the material in precalculus is also covered (but in less depth) in algebra 2 - and I have tutored a good number of students in algebra 2. I seem to have a good ability to explain harder concepts in a way that makes sense. Before a session in pre-calculus I would ask that you send me the topic/problems that you would like to go over, so I can be sure to be able to explain it well without having to think it through myself first.

PSAT

I have 3 years of algebra teaching experience and 5 years of geometry teaching experience and have been tutoring in these subjects for the past two plus years. I have also tutored many students in SAT math and PSAT math for the past two plus years. I would be available to help students with the math portion of the PSAT and not the English/Writing portions.

SAT Math

I have tutored many students in math SAT prep (and math PSAT prep) over the past 2+ years. At this point, I am very familiar with the questions and the types of problems students have. I also have 5 years of experience teaching algebra and geometry - 2 of the main subject areas on the SAT math test - and have been tutoring in algebra 1 and 2, geometry, and other material that is on the SAT math test for the past 2+ years.

SOL

I have three years experience preparing students for the Algebra 1 SOL and five years experience preparing students for the Geometry SOL and I have the same number of years experience teaching those subjects. I have also tutored in algebra 1 and geometry. Finally, I have prepared students for the SAT, which is another standardized test that requires algebra and geometry knowledge.

MIT
Civil Engineering
Marymount University
Graduate Coursework
Institute for the Psychological Sciences
Graduate Coursework

Education

MIT (Civil Engineering)

Marymount University (Graduate Coursework)

Institute for the Psychological Sciences (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgeable and patient — Diana is not only very knowledgeable but she is also excellent in explaining the material to my son. He actually enjoys the lessons with Diana. I can highly recommend her and will certainly use her for my daughter when the time comes in a couple years. ...

— Till, Ridgewood, NJ on 11/23/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

1 hour minimum lesson. $10 additional charge for areas outside travel radius. $40 fee for less than 24 hours notice and $75 fee for less than 3 hours notice for cancellations.

Travel policy

Diana will travel within 10 miles of Pompton Plains, NJ 07444.