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Divya M.

Princeton, NJ

$50/hour

Exemplary STEM Tutor who aims to make learning fun and meaningful!

$50/Hour


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B.A Rutgers University
Biology and Psych

Education

B.A Rutgers University (Biology and Psych)

About Divya

I am a college graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in biological sciences (pursued a double major in biological sciences and psychology and graduated with high honors and distinction). I am also on my way to obtaining teaching certification and attending health professional school next year.

I have a long history of tutoring and STEM education leadership, pedagogy, peer mentoring, and teaching experience which I can bring to help you achieve your educational goals. I have previously tutored students of all different ages in biology, chemistry, math, English, psychology, and other humanities related subject areas throughout high school and my undergraduate years in college area and I have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Specifically, I worked as a tutor throughout my undergraduate career and helped students achieve grades of B+/A in expository writing 101 and other English discourse subjects. I also led academic study groups, exam review sessions, and collaborative learning activities for the college-level courses integrative human physiology 300 and biochemistry 301 and have a strong grasp of the STEM subject areas.

I am not only proficient in these content areas but, I have a strong enthusiasm and knack for explaining intricate concepts in layman's terms and gearing my lesson/tutoring plans towards students with various learning styles and different academic/educational backgrounds. I also recently underwent a rigorous professional development training program in education/pedagogy during my senior year in college, in which, I was able to learn how to tutor/teach special populations of students with learning disabilities, various educational backgrounds, and special learning needs/styles. I am confident in my ability to help you reach your highest academic potential and hope that you may consider me as a part of your future educational plans.

I am able to think outside of the box and come up with innovative ways to cater to your tutoring needs and goals. For instance, if a student was unable to auditorily (hearing) understand a concept or topic, I would try different teaching methodologies to help the student grasp the subject material. For instance, I would try to convey the information via concept mapping or by creating 3D simulated/live online models/media presentations of the material so that the student could see, feel, and potentially interact with the text material instead of reading/hearing it. I would also try to relate to the student and figure out his/her needs, short-term and long-range goals, and learning style so that tutoring sessions are both meaningful and productive. I love tutoring because I get to work closely with students on an individual basis and really help make the learning process more enjoyable and less stressful.

I feel that I am the strongest as a tutor when I individually scaffold and tutor students on a one-on-one basis and I am very comfortable tutoring online. I also have a whiteboard platform and audio tools that will allow you to see exactly what I am writing/typing and I can share my screen with you so that you have the best online experience. I am passionate about tutoring you to make a positive difference in your life! Please message me if you have any questions before setting up an appointment and I would be happy to chat with you to see if this is a good fit for your tutoring needs. In the future, I will also be pursuing professional school education.

I have an Advanced Biological Sciences, Psychology, Communication, and Leadership Skills coursework background. Strong course performance in the STEM areas throughout undergrad and graduated with high honors from university. Upper-level science elective coursework background in the areas of biology, plant science, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology and neuroscience, physiology, biochemistry laboratory, physiology laboratory, mathematics and calculus, and statistics with a bio-research oriented focus. I am also well-versed in general inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics and took all major laboratory components with these life science courses. I have also supplemented my STEM coursework with laboratory and research experiences and this has helped me gain a strong understanding of each subject area. Most of all, I am able to teach the material well and can convey the information to you in basic terms. I not only understand the information myself but, am very clear and precise in my tutoring approach so that you can achieve your desired goals. Most of all, I am confident in my abilities to tutor these subject areas because I not only have a strong grasp of the academic content but, I am very well versed in teaching it and I understand how they test for it in academic settings. There are certain study skills and strategies that you must know and once you have a handle on that, you can excel in any subject. Please message me for more information regarding my services and rates. I am very flexible with my schedule and would be happy to discuss further. Thank you for visiting my profile and I look forward to working with you.
I am a college graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in biological sciences (pursued a double major in biological sciences and psychology and graduated with high honors and distinction). I am also on my way to obtaining teaching certification and attending health professional school next year.

I have a long history of tutoring and
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rates may be negotiated; please message me if you have any questions/concerns. Online tutoring preferred. Rates may vary between different subjects depending on the grade level. Thank you.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Princeton, NJ 08540
Math:
SAT Math
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics,
Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

Genetics

I have had approximately 1.5 years of private tutoring experience in the area of genetics at the college level with both a molecular biology and population/Mendelian genetics focus and can thoroughly explain the subject material to tutees of any kind and with any learning ability/academic background. For instance, I tutored this subject during college and had great success with my tutees who went from grades of C to grades of A.
I used a combination of different tutoring methods, such as, interweaving and associating terminology with live demos/media content lessons/video clips to bring the material to life. I also used the auditory, linguistic, bodily kinesthetic, and visual learning methods to tutor this subject. I found that this variety was helpful in getting the message across to the students. Lastly, I found that asking the students more questions and having them re-phrase their content knowledge into questions and answering the questions for themselves was a very helpful strategy.

Organic Chemistry

I privately tutored organic chemistry for approximately one year while in college and met with students on an individual basis to help them reach their academic potentials. I believe that my high academic performance in organic chemistry in college (all A's and only one B+ in organic chemistry I lab) and intuitive teaching skills helped me better cater to student needs and queries regarding the subject. I found that my tutoring approach was most effective when I used a variety of different tutoring methods, such as, drawing out diagrams of the individual reactions and explaining the different unique characteristics of each reaction. I also tried to relate the lab material to the course material in order to bring the material to life. Most of all, I believe that my educational background on the subject material and experience tutoring this subject and other STEM related areas makes me a competent applicant.

B.A Rutgers University
Biology and Psych

Education

B.A Rutgers University (Biology and Psych)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates may be negotiated; please message me if you have any questions/concerns. Online tutoring preferred. Rates may vary between different subjects depending on the grade level. Thank you.

Travel policy

Divya will travel within 20 miles of Princeton, NJ 08540.