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Starlyte H.

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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...

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


Highly recommend this tutor

Starlyte is very gifted, and she just jumped right in with my daughter at exactly her level. She provided additional examples to help her stay on top of her work.

Victoria, 2 lessons with Starlyte

Superb Assistance! Highly Recommend.

Starlyte was very instrumental in helping me connect the ideas in my most recent case study. What I appreciated most about her assistance was that she was very flexible with the time constraints I had. She was incredibly knowledgeable and I will certainly use her in the future for either Literature Review or Case Study.

Kelvin, 1 lesson with Starlyte

Great Tutor!

Starlyte was great with my daughter. She prepared a lesson plan to help her with Geometry. She was patient. She made her feel good when she didn’t understand.

LaQuincyia, 1 lesson with Starlyte

Wonderful tutor!

Starlyte is doing a wonderful job in helping my daughter in her middle level SSAT reading, verbal, and writing. She points out important skills to solve the problems kindly but clearly. My daughter is enjoying the learning time with her.

Sho, 9 lessons with Starlyte

Wonderful Tutor

Starlyte worked on some Spanish with my 15-year-old, and I know she must be a wonderful tutor because she really connected with him. We’ll definitely call on her when we need help in other subjects this year.

Brigette, 3 lessons with Starlyte

Extremely Gifted

She is an extremely gifted tutor. She can tutor in any subject. Starlyte is very easy to talk too and the way she teaches is wonderful. She breaks it down so you can see the all picture.

Tim, 83 lessons with Starlyte

Great and knowledgeable tutor

Starlyte helped focus my son on his AP ART HISTORY! Very knowledgeable and patient! Was timely as well! A few more sessions and I’m confident my son will do well on his AP TEST!

JORGE, 5 lessons with Starlyte

Extremely Gifted

She is an extremely gifted tutor. She can tutor in any subject. Starlyte is very easy to talk too and the way she teaches is wonderful. She breaks it down so you can see the all picture.

Tim, 83 lessons with Starlyte

Fun and Inspiring tutor.

I love that she is patient with my son and helps him grasp the material quickly, my son is enthusiastic about working with her weekly, Starlyte is definitely one of the best!

Charney , 18 lessons with Starlyte
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$65/hour

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