Ivy League Tutor
Ivy League Tutor
"Excellent and gracious"
Nico, 19 lessons with Starlyte
Response time: 4 hours
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.
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Excellent and gracious
Upon meeting Star, I was first struck by this poised young woman with this beautiful smile. Her quiet self confidence in her craft instantly confirmed my choice. An ivy league pedigree with the patience and knowledge of tutoring to boot. Our family was sold :)Nico, 19 lessons with Starlyte
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
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
Excellent experience , quick response was the best part. She edited and look through the content as well which is good for a studentSeong, 1 lesson with Starlyte
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
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
Response time: 4 hours