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Elina N.

Brooklyn, NY


Experienced Tutor Chemistry, Biology, Regents, SAT, College

5.0 average from 57 ratings
Fantastic tutor
— Natalya, Brooklyn, NY on 2/12/15

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CCNY of CUNY (Chemistry)

About Elina

I am an experienced and passionate Science tutor and teacher. I love working with students and seeing them succeed in their quest for learning. Here is a little about me.


I have a B.S. in Chemistry, with a concentration in Biochemistry and a minor in Education. I am working towards an M.A. in Science Education, Biological Sciences 5-12. I have a solid knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology and earth science as well as mathematics.


Currently, I work as a private tutor helping college, high school and middle school students with chemistry, biology and earth science courses. I have extensive experience working with children as a science teacher. I have worked with middle school students teaching Living Environment and Earth Science Regents classes to the gifted and talented, as well as traditional 6th, 7th and 8th grade curriculum. I have tutored or taught different areas of science in varying capacities for over 15 years. Students I work with show immediate improvement in their understanding of the subject matter and consequently their test scores.


I believe in learning for the sake of learning and I am very passionate about the subjects I tutor. I love working with people and helping them realize their potential. I help my students understand and remember material better by encouraging them to visualize concepts, organize ideas, use of simple but memorable analogies, and of course practice problem solving. I believe in treating students as individuals and creating the best learning environment for each student to succeed.

Subjects I Tutor

Physical Science
Middle School Science
Biology: Molecular Biology, Living Environment Regents, SAT Biology, AP Biology
Chemistry: Regents Chemistry, SAT Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Introductory College Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
I am an experienced and passionate Science tutor and teacher. I love working with students and seeing them succeed in their quest for learning. Here is a little about me.


I have a B.S. in
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24 hours notice required

Group rate: $40 per student for 2 $30 per student for 3 to 4 student groups Organic Chemistry sessions: $100

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11235
Background Check: Passed

"Fantastic tutor"

- Natalya, Brooklyn, NY on 2/12/15

"Everything Was Great"

- Elena, Brooklyn, NY on 11/13/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Olga, Brooklyn, NY on 7/28/13
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, GED, Regents

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I have a degree in Chemistry with concentration in Biochemistry, so I have taken many college level biology courses such as general biology, molecular biology and developmental biology. I am currently working on a master's in Biology Education.

I have taught a Living Environment Regents class for 5 years and had a 100% passing rate.
I have also tutored Biology for over 15 years, ever since I was a college student.


I have a B.S. in Chemistry. I started to tutor Chemistry when I was still in college for the college Chemistry department and have continued to tutor privately ever since. I normally tutor Regents Chemistry, Introductory College Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. My tutoring experience adds up to well over 15 years.

During tutoring sessions I like to explain the concept often using, models, drawings, videos or animations. Once I feel like my student has the concept down we move on to practice problems to test that understanding. I also help students tackle challenging homework assignments by identifying where there is a lack of understanding and facilitating learning in that area.

Organic Chemistry

I have a B.S. in Chemistry and extensive experience successfully tutoring organic chemistry I and II to college students. I began tutoring organic chemistry 12 years ago as a college student, for the Chemistry department at CCNY and still continue today. I help my students to visualize organic molecules, concepts and reactions better by utilizing molecular kits and graphic representations.

Physical Science

Physical Science is a marriage between physics and chemistry. It is defined as the study of physics and chemistry of nature. I have a B.S. in Chemistry and as a science major have studied college level physics. I also have 8 years of experience teaching middle school physical science.


I tutor Regents chemistry, living environment and earth science.

I have a B.S. in chemistry, with concentration in biochemistry, as well as 15 years of experience in tutoring and teaching chemistry to both college and high school students.

Living Environment
I have a background in biology and I am currently working on a master's in biology education. I have also taught the living environment Regents course in a middle school. I have been teaching this course for 7 years, with 100% passing rate.
Last year 65% of my students got above a 90 on the Regents.



CCNY of CUNY (Chemistry)

Fantastic tutor — What a fantastic tutor! We found Elina prior to my daughter’s chemistry midterms. At this point my daughter was struggling with understanding the material. More than that, it looked like my daughter did not like chemistry at all. It all changed when we started classes with Elina. Not only my daughter’s grades improved dramatically, she now loves chemistry and even helps her classmates with labs an ...

— Natalya, Brooklyn, NY on 2/12/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rate: $40 per student for 2 $30 per student for 3 to 4 student groups Organic Chemistry sessions: $100

Travel policy

Elina will travel within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11235.

Background Check Status for Elina N.

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