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Starlyte H.

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Ivy League Tutor
Ivy League Tutor
Starlyte H.

3,317 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

3,317 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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...

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 professi


Education

Columbia University in the City of New York
undergrad

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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

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past 5 years, I have tutored elementary students in reading, math, and study skills. Through one-on-one lessons, I have helped K-6th graders reach the appropriate reading and math levels. My teaching method is to incorporate critical thinking problems, worksheets, and homework into each lesson. I am here to help students reach their full potentials.
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, Handwriting, Phonics, 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, TOEFL, 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, Political Science, Social Studies, 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.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past 5 years, I have tutored elementary students in reading, math, and study skills. Through one-on-one lessons, I have helped K-6th graders reach the appropriate reading and math levels. My teaching method is to incorporate critical thinking problems, worksheets, and homework into each lesson. I am here to help students reach their full potentials.
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, Handwriting, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL

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.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past 5 years, I have tutored elementary students in reading, math, and study skills. Through one-on-one lessons, I have helped K-6th graders reach the appropriate reading and math levels. My teaching method is to incorporate critical thinking problems, worksheets, and homework into each lesson. I am here to help students reach their full potentials.
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!
Phonics

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.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past 5 years, I have tutored elementary students in reading, math, and study skills. Through one-on-one lessons, I have helped K-6th graders reach the appropriate reading and math levels. My teaching method is to incorporate critical thinking problems, worksheets, and homework into each lesson. I am here to help students reach their full potentials.
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

ISEE,

ISEE

I enjoy helping students reach their full potentials. I've tutored multiple students so that they can excel in their ISEE preparation. My students have scored high on their exams, and even thanked me in the positive reviews left on my Wyzant page (and 5 star lessons).
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, TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Starlyte has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 215 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Startlytes been awesome

AP Biology has been taught by Starlyte. Helping get through this tough year at school. Helps review each lecture from class and gets the concepts down in a more clear way

Mani, 10 lessons with Starlyte

Thank you

A few months ago I failed an exam for the third time in order to get the job/career I wanted. I went home and I told myself "I have to work harder". Ever since then I studied 2 hours a day, six days a week. I even took it a step further and hired a tutor, Starlyte H. She is very professional and attentive to the subject she was teaching me. She would always make sure that I got a good understanding of the current problem, before moving on to the next problem. During our time together she helped me with mathematics. To put it in more detail Algebra, Order of operations, Absolute value, adding/subtracting fractions and square roots. Our first session together I forgot all of this since high school and know I am strongly confident in solving all of these problems. Thank you for your help Starlyte, I hope we meet again.

Joshua, 10 lessons with Starlyte

AMAZING tutor

Starlyte does such an amazing job!! She helped me finish my 5 page essay in a few days!! I will definitely be booking with her again!! I’ve tried a few other tutors and they don’t do as great as starlyte. Amazing tutor!!

Bryce, 4 lessons with Starlyte

AMAZING tutor

Hands down the best tutor!! Amazing job at explaining things and breaking things down for me to understand. She helps so much and makes sure I understand before moving on.

Bryce, 4 lessons with Starlyte

AMAZING tutor

I’ve been struggling in English 101 and she does an amazing job and giving ideas and correcting my mistakes. Very very professional and one smart girl!! She does such an amazing job and doesn’t waste any time. I really recommend booking a lesson with her!

Bryce, 4 lessons with Starlyte

excellent tutor. very knowledgeable

Tutor has excellent skills all round. Very efficient with time and has great communication skills. Her lessons are very productive and she ensures you are involved in the solution without feeling intimidated.

Sherri, 6 lessons with Starlyte

Excellent Tutor!

Great session. I now understand the topic. Systems of equations and factoring was giving me an issue, but her teaching style made it very easy to understand. Wonderful tutor. Would recommend.

Miya, 1 lesson with Starlyte

Lovely writing style

I love Starlyte's writing style. After just our first session, I started to gather some sense of how to make my writing a little stronger. I even drafted a cover letter after our session for a position I've applied for, and I'm very impressed with what I was able to put together!! She's great.

Desta, 2 lessons with Starlyte

Exceeded my expectations

Starlyte continues to exceed my expectations. My son is constantly talking about how much he is learning from her on a weekly basis. I highly recommend her!

Cara, 89 lessons with Starlyte
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