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Makunda M.

Brooklyn, NY

$45/hr

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Background check passed as of 3/27/15
4.8 Avg. Rating
 
 
88 Ratings
 
 
5hrs Response Time
Excellent Tutor
— Shada, Brooklyn, NY on 5/17/14

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Universite De Liege (Belgium)
Chemistry, Physics
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Universite De Liege (Belgium) (Chemistry, Physics)

Columbia University (Master's)

About Makunda

Tutoring has been my "hobby" ever since high school. I would tutor my classmates and friends. I went to college in Europe (Belgium) where I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. I worked as a private tutor in Math and the Sciences to complement my scholarship. I eventually ended up in New york for my Masters. There I created private tutoring network. Many times callers were friends or relatives of students I tutored in the past.
My tutoring approach is as follows:
At the first encounter I ask specific questions that help understand areas of difficulty. I always give a summary of what we'll be doing and a review at the end of session. I strongly encourage students to ask questions as we go on, and not move on unless they understand the previous.

As stated above my tutoring experience has been built on the tracks of my academic pursuits. Today I still enjoy doing it on the tracks of my professional life given my occupation provides for a lot of flexibility.

A good tutor connects with the student on two levels: personal and intellectual. His personality should convey a message of help, not that of "control". He should set himself at the intellectual level of the student by using a language and methods that the student easily comprehends.That is what you will experience by yourself.
Tutoring has been my "hobby" ever since high school. I would tutor my classmates and friends. I went to college in Europe (Belgium) where I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. I worked as a private tutor in Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11221
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor"

- Shada, Brooklyn, NY on 5/17/14

"So lucky to have Makunda as a tutor!"

- Myriam, New York, NY on 4/22/13

"The best math tutor"

- Corinne, Brooklyn, NY on 12/21/11

"Great Tutor"

- Loreen, Brooklyn, NY on 6/15/10
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry,
Physics
Language:
French
Business:
Economics, GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry,
Economics, French, Geometry, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
GMAT, GRE,
MCAT,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Economics, French, GMAT

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Chemistry

We communicate test taking strategies within the vast array of chemistry: fundamental atomic theory, acids and bases, stoechiometry, redox, thermochemistry, calorimetry, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry,...

GRE

The Math part of the GRE involves the same basics of Algebra and Geometry that the SAT deals with. However problems are presented in more challenging ways. We help with test taking strategies.

MCAT

I currently tutor the physics portion of the MCAT, which revolves around major concepts such as motion in two dimensions, circular motion, forces, work, energy, fluids, thermodynamics, springs, waves, sounds, electricity, magnetism, mirrors, lenses, and relativity.

Physics

We help with strategies helping to solve problems: Kinematics(one and two dimensions), forces, energy, thermodynamics, waves,electricity, magnetism, quantum physics,...

SAT Math

SAT Math involves basic knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, and word problem solving. The key to success is test taking strategies, accuracy with speed. We help with time saving methods.

Universite De Liege (Belgium)
Chemistry, Physics
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Universite De Liege (Belgium) (Chemistry, Physics)

Columbia University (Master's)

Excellent Tutor — So far Mr. Makunda has been excellent for my daughter. He's been a good fit. I have witnessed improvement in my daughters work over the short time that he has worked with her. Mr. Makunda gets 5/5 stars from me, and high recommendations; for any parent looking for a tutor who is well rounded, knowledgeable about the subject matter, he's the one. ...

— Shada, Brooklyn, NY on 5/17/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Travel policy

Makunda will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11221.

Background Check Status for Makunda M.

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