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Starlyte H.

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$60/hour

  • 611 hours tutoring

  • Olinville Bronx, NY 10469

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About Starlyte


Bio

I graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York. Tutoring and mentoring are passions of mine. Throughout college, I served as a tutor in Biology, Psychology, English, and SAT prep. As a Horace Mann High School student, I also previously tutored Riverdale residents. My years of experience have taught me how to be flexible and how to adapt to individual student needs. My goal is to provide the academic support essential for you to excel in your coursework, to connect you to the ap...

I graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York. Tutoring and mentoring are passions of mine. Throughout college, I served as a tutor in Biology, Psychology, English, and SAT prep. As a Horace Mann High School student, I also previously tutored Riverdale residents. My years of experience have taught me how to be flexible and how to adapt to individual student needs.

My goal is to provide the academic support essential for you to excel in your coursework, to connect you to the appropriate resources, and to encourage consistent engagement with the subject. I create a safe space in which you are encouraged to ask questions, to think critically, and to problem solve. By identifying and addressing weak points of understanding, I will work to teach you how to break down difficult problems into understandable solutions. I look forward to challenging your understanding of your coursework and equipping you with the fundamental building blocks necessary for you to master the material.

Psychology: I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Columbia University in The City of New York. My area of focus includes The Unconscious Mind, Social Cognition and Emotion, Social Personality and Development, and Behavior. I look forward to sharing the study methods and learning techniques that led me to success.

Biology: I completed the Pre-Medical student requirements including Biology, Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and all accompanying labs. As a tutor, I apply the in-depth knowledge that I have accumulated through these college courses (and through subsequent work experience as a research assistant in Columbia's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Neurobiology Laboratories).

English: In college, I excelled in my English courses, including Literature Humanities I & II, Contemporary Civilizations I & II, and University Writing. I have served as an editor, columnist, and writing tutor for both The Journal of Global Health and Model Congress' Political Magazine.
I work with both students and professionals, writing and editing a wide range of subjects (traditional English essays, reviews, scientific publications, lab reports, etc). I also work with students to strengthen grammar, to build vocabulary, and to expand understanding of the English language. By working with literary text, I teach students how to pick out key themes, to engage in active discussion about the plot, and to analyze the development of characters. My background is primarily English and Spanish.

Summary: My primary focus is to open up your understanding of the subject so that you may develop a love for learning. I enjoy making lesson plans, worksheets, and summaries for students to absorb the material.

I encourage you to seek help before you fall far behind in the material! But do not worry. I am willing to help you at all stages of the learning process. By utilizing a wide range of resources including animations, analogies, and supplementary practice problems, I will work with you to strengthen your academic skills. Together, we will methodically review the material in order for you to excel in your coursework.


Education

Columbia University in the City of New York
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Bronx, NY 10469
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/1/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History,

Art History

I love Art History. As an AP Art History student, I enjoyed learning about different cultures through art, writing about scholarly interpretations and ongoing debates, and visiting masterpieces at nearby museums (The MET, Guggenheim, and Cloisters). I carried this same enthusiasm into college as I took a number of courses including African Art, Indian Art, and Masterpieces of Western Art and Architecture. I will help you write clearly, read carefully, and develop an understanding of the past through the visual expressions that members of ancient societies have left behind.
Art Theory

Business

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Debate is a passion of mine. In high school, I served as President of The Horace Mann Model Congress Debate Team. In college, I held the position of President of The Columbia University Model Congress Debate Team for two years. I genuinely enjoy forming arguments, finding evidence, and writing speeches. I have coached students in debate, formal presentation, and conducting conversations (conference talks). I encourage students to find their own voices, utilize available resources, and practice the material until they are confident with their messages. For many of us, public speaking is a nerve-racking challenge. I will guide you through the processes of research, writing, and speaking (grammar, pacing, style) in order to help you become an informative, intriguing, and persuasive speaker.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Debate is a passion of mine. In high school, I served as President of The Horace Mann Model Congress Debate Team. In college, I held the position of President of The Columbia University Model Congress Debate Team for two years. I genuinely enjoy forming arguments, finding evidence, and writing speeches. I have coached students in debate, formal presentation, and conducting conversations (conference talks). I encourage students to find their own voices, utilize available resources, and practice the material until they are confident with their messages. For many of us, public speaking is a nerve-racking challenge. I will guide you through the processes of research, writing, and speaking (grammar, pacing, style) in order to help you become an informative, intriguing, and persuasive speaker.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a tutor for over seven years, I have taught students both what to learn and how to learn. I will show you core strategies for taking tests, keeping notes, and processing information. Practicing good organization and time management will make it easier for you to recall information, comprehend material, and improve academic performance. Let me help you develop these fundamental skills to give you an academic boost!
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I am a native English speaker, and have tutored a number of students in SAT Critical Reading, SAT Writing, ACT English, and ACT Writing. Vocabulary, grammar, and spelling play a significant part in both academic and professional success. I tailor lessons to students' specific objectives, levels of proficiency, and learning styles. I work to instill fundamental rules, reinforced by examples, that will allow students to achieve mastery of the subject. As an editor, I will proofread your pieces (college admissions essays, lab reports, professional writing) in order to ensure that your ideas are best communicated to the reader. I will also help you create cover letters and resumes, highlighting your strengths and experiences.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Debate is a passion of mine. In high school, I served as President of The Horace Mann Model Congress Debate Team. In college, I held the position of President of The Columbia University Model Congress Debate Team for two years. I genuinely enjoy forming arguments, finding evidence, and writing speeches. I have coached students in debate, formal presentation, and conducting conversations (conference talks). I encourage students to find their own voices, utilize available resources, and practice the material until they are confident with their messages. For many of us, public speaking is a nerve-racking challenge. I will guide you through the processes of research, writing, and speaking (grammar, pacing, style) in order to help you become an informative, intriguing, and persuasive speaker.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Art History,

Art History

I love Art History. As an AP Art History student, I enjoyed learning about different cultures through art, writing about scholarly interpretations and ongoing debates, and visiting masterpieces at nearby museums (The MET, Guggenheim, and Cloisters). I carried this same enthusiasm into college as I took a number of courses including African Art, Indian Art, and Masterpieces of Western Art and Architecture. I will help you write clearly, read carefully, and develop an understanding of the past through the visual expressions that members of ancient societies have left behind.
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

As a Pre-Medical student, I have been trained in Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, and Biochemistry. Biology can be an overwhelming subject because of the massive amount of information we are expected to absorb. My strategy, therefore, is to teach students how to process the material and to break down complex ideas into smaller, understandable concepts and patterns. By sharing the strategies that I have developed through my own trial and error study processes, I will equip you with the skills you need to master the material.
English,

English

I am a native English speaker, and have tutored a number of students in SAT Critical Reading, SAT Writing, ACT English, and ACT Writing. Vocabulary, grammar, and spelling play a significant part in both academic and professional success. I tailor lessons to students' specific objectives, levels of proficiency, and learning styles. I work to instill fundamental rules, reinforced by examples, that will allow students to achieve mastery of the subject. As an editor, I will proofread your pieces (college admissions essays, lab reports, professional writing) in order to ensure that your ideas are best communicated to the reader. I will also help you create cover letters and resumes, highlighting your strengths and experiences.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a tutor for over seven years, I have taught students both what to learn and how to learn. I will show you core strategies for taking tests, keeping notes, and processing information. Practicing good organization and time management will make it easier for you to recall information, comprehend material, and improve academic performance. Let me help you develop these fundamental skills to give you an academic boost!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, Spanish

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

As a Pre-Medical student, I have been trained in Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, and Biochemistry. Biology can be an overwhelming subject because of the massive amount of information we are expected to absorb. My strategy, therefore, is to teach students how to process the material and to break down complex ideas into smaller, understandable concepts and patterns. By sharing the strategies that I have developed through my own trial and error study processes, I will equip you with the skills you need to master the material.
English,

English

I am a native English speaker, and have tutored a number of students in SAT Critical Reading, SAT Writing, ACT English, and ACT Writing. Vocabulary, grammar, and spelling play a significant part in both academic and professional success. I tailor lessons to students' specific objectives, levels of proficiency, and learning styles. I work to instill fundamental rules, reinforced by examples, that will allow students to achieve mastery of the subject. As an editor, I will proofread your pieces (college admissions essays, lab reports, professional writing) in order to ensure that your ideas are best communicated to the reader. I will also help you create cover letters and resumes, highlighting your strengths and experiences.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a tutor for over seven years, I have taught students both what to learn and how to learn. I will show you core strategies for taking tests, keeping notes, and processing information. Practicing good organization and time management will make it easier for you to recall information, comprehend material, and improve academic performance. Let me help you develop these fundamental skills to give you an academic boost!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Spanish, Writing

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a tutor for over seven years, I have taught students both what to learn and how to learn. I will show you core strategies for taking tests, keeping notes, and processing information. Practicing good organization and time management will make it easier for you to recall information, comprehend material, and improve academic performance. Let me help you develop these fundamental skills to give you an academic boost!
ESL/ESOL, Geography, Government & Politics

Science

Biology,

Biology

As a Pre-Medical student, I have been trained in Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, and Biochemistry. Biology can be an overwhelming subject because of the massive amount of information we are expected to absorb. My strategy, therefore, is to teach students how to process the material and to break down complex ideas into smaller, understandable concepts and patterns. By sharing the strategies that I have developed through my own trial and error study processes, I will equip you with the skills you need to master the material.
Psychology,

Psychology

As a Psychology major, I gained experience in studying for a variety of subjects including Animal Behavior, Evolution of Cognition, and Personality Development. I will share with you a variety of methods to help you remember the information. I am dedicated to teaching you how to spot the most important details in your readings, how to create organized study summaries, and how to draw diagrams that will allow you to process and retain the material.
ACT Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a tutor for over seven years, I have taught students both what to learn and how to learn. I will show you core strategies for taking tests, keeping notes, and processing information. Practicing good organization and time management will make it easier for you to recall information, comprehend material, and improve academic performance. Let me help you develop these fundamental skills to give you an academic boost!

Summer

Biology,

Biology

As a Pre-Medical student, I have been trained in Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, and Biochemistry. Biology can be an overwhelming subject because of the massive amount of information we are expected to absorb. My strategy, therefore, is to teach students how to process the material and to break down complex ideas into smaller, understandable concepts and patterns. By sharing the strategies that I have developed through my own trial and error study processes, I will equip you with the skills you need to master the material.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a tutor for over seven years, I have taught students both what to learn and how to learn. I will show you core strategies for taking tests, keeping notes, and processing information. Practicing good organization and time management will make it easier for you to recall information, comprehend material, and improve academic performance. Let me help you develop these fundamental skills to give you an academic boost!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, ESL/ESOL, GED, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish, Writing

Test Preparation

PSAT,

PSAT

To prepare students for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT, I teach by using sample problems that are similar to the test questions. This allows me to identify weak points of understanding, so that I may teach the appropriate subject matter (grammar, vocabulary, math concepts). My goal is to ensure mastery of the material and strong performance on the easy, medium, and difficult sections of the test. I not only teach students the important underlying concepts, but also teach them how to take the test. By perfecting timing strategies, process of elimination, and identification of themes, I enable students to maximize their scores.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

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Ratings and Reviews


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Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor

Starlyte is teaching my son Math and Reading for middle school SSAT. Starlyte is very patient with him and diligently explains solutions to questions he really needs help with.

Angela, 7 lessons with Starlyte

Greatest help

Starlyte taught me how to format a specific kind of paper I was having a difficult time with. She's fantastic. I never would have been able to execute my points the way I was able to without her recommendations and formatting tips.

Domenic, 79 lessons with Starlyte

Knowledgable and resourceful tutor

Starlyte taught me two resourceful strategies while testing involving English language arts. As well as new methods or strategies for my time management. Starlyte is extremely kind, patient, and resourseful which helped me during the tutoring session to understand the material taught.

Sudan, 6 lessons with Starlyte

Poor results, even worse after using Starlyte as a tutor.

My son was getting B+ grades in the first two trimesters in history and writing. Granted that history was the weaker of his subjects, we decided to use Starlyte for further help, especially with help in formulating and critiquing his history essays and projects. In particular, we specifically asked to be tutored in person, since he had bad experiences in the past with online whiteboard and wasn't comfortable, especially with an online discussion with writing assignments. However, she would always insist on using online whiteboards, and since because of time constraints, we succumbed her her wishes. Since using her as a tutor, my son has been getting B"-" on his exams and papers. The first two trimester grades without her help were B+, and the last trimester with her as the tutor (we used her almost 10 sessions) was a B"-". We would never use Starlyte again.

Thomas, 11 lessons with Starlyte

Patient and friendly

Starlyte has help me improved with my grades immensely. So far I've been getting 100's on projects thanks to her help. She's a great tutor and I love working with her and I can't wait for future sessions!

Altesha, 32 lessons with Starlyte

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

I made a list of items I hoped to learn during out session and we knocked each item off the list through our session. She was kind and very patient.

Ashley, 2 lessons with Starlyte

Great!

Excellent experience , quick response was the best part. She edited and look through the content as well which is good for a student

Seong, 1 lesson with Starlyte

Excellent Tutor

I like my tutor because shes very friendly and she makes sure that I understand what we are learning. She takes her time with me and gives me a chance to answer. Thanks Ms.Starlyte!! :)

Keilah, 2 lessons with Starlyte

Understanding

I'm writing this review for my daughter: "Ms. Starlyte is nice she takes for time and she's patient with me." My daughter has expressed how the work is easy, so at this point, she needs harder work. Starlyte is a gem. She really takes the time to address any concerns I have, I appreciate her understanding. Thank you.

Tesha, 24 lessons with Starlyte

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