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Steven L.

Cornell Alum - Enthusiast in Math and Science (Regents, SAT/ACT, AP)

Cornell Alum - Enthusiast in Math and Science (Regents, SAT/ACT, AP)

$95/hour

  • 440 hours tutoring

  • Fresh Meadows, NY 11366

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About Steven


Bio

Math and science knowledge excites and inspires me. When I see math problems, I can visualize multiple approaches to get to the solution. I also love breaking down complex science concepts into tangible and intuitive analogies. There is art and beauty in creative problem solving in math and science, and it is my pleasure to share this enthusiasm with others in the context of achieving high scores on important Regents, SAT/ACT, SAT II subject tests, and AP exams. I earned a Bachelor of Scien...

Math and science knowledge excites and inspires me. When I see math problems, I can visualize multiple approaches to get to the solution. I also love breaking down complex science concepts into tangible and intuitive analogies. There is art and beauty in creative problem solving in math and science, and it is my pleasure to share this enthusiasm with others in the context of achieving high scores on important Regents, SAT/ACT, SAT II subject tests, and AP exams.

I earned a Bachelor of Science in human development from Cornell University and a Master of Biomedical Sciences from Rutgers University. I am currently in dental school at Touro College of Dental Medicine. As part of my studies, I trained as a mental health counselor, so I can empathize with students through tutoring and help them overcome any adverse feelings about confidence or skills. This helps me make an authentic, human connection with students, so I can better serve their needs.

My math background is extensive. When I was a student at Bronx High School of Science, I received an 800 on the SAT math and 790 on the SAT Math Level II Subject Test. I have tutored all levels of math, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. I've been a Mathnasium instructor to help students K-12 succeed in the Common Core system. I was also on my high school math team, so I can help students learn to recognize patterns and shortcuts to do math more quickly and accurately.

In sciences, I tutor biology, chemistry, and psychology on the high school (Regents) and college (AP) level. Because of my undergraduate and graduate training focused on social sciences and dentistry, I've built depth in these sciences and happy to teach these topics with applications to health and medicine.

I also have taught several SAT classes and can tutor all three sections of the new SAT. When I took my SAT, I scored a 2200 out of 2400, which was the 99th percentile that year. I am familiar with the changes to the new SAT and I can work with students on test taking strategies to maximize their score. Outside of the SAT, I also work with students who wish to improve their general reading and writing skills.

I hope to make your math, science, and SAT journey feel like a positive adventure -- working through any weaknesses to shape new strengths.


Education

Cornell University
Human Development
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Masters
Touro College of Dental Medicine
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Policies

  • Hourly rate: $95
  • Rate details: Discounts offered for group sessions. Prices negotiable in other special cases as well. Currently also accepting students in Westchester for tutoring at standard rate!
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/6/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I completed a Masters degree in biomedical sciences, so I am familiar with all topics of general biology and built depth in concepts that are relevant to health sciences. Because biology contains many topics that don't always connect together, I tutor biology by organizing and drawing out diagrams as much as possible to help students visualize each concept or process. I am prepared to tutor biology at the high school and college level.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I received a 730 on the SAT II Chemistry Subject Test and a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam. I had excellent teachers, who taught me chemistry in ways that broke down each concept into logical analogies and then connected it back to the big picture. I use a similar approach when tutoring chemistry and I am prepared to provide chemistry help at the high school and college level.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Do you know why e^(i x pi) +1 = 0 is known as the most beautiful equation? Precalculus is one of my favorites in math because many topics describe elegant ways to perceive math. My approach to tutoring precalculus is to show students how it builds on the basics in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. This would help students have a holistic understanding of precalculus topics and hopefully also appreciate the beauty and applications in math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I received a perfect score of 800 on the SAT math section. With a lot of SAT prep myself, I am familiar with SAT structure and recommendations for maximizing your score. I was also a math team member for 4 years in high school, so I know a lot of mathematical shortcuts that can help students save time on the SAT.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Reading, Writing

Math

Precalculus,

Precalculus

Do you know why e^(i x pi) +1 = 0 is known as the most beautiful equation? Precalculus is one of my favorites in math because many topics describe elegant ways to perceive math. My approach to tutoring precalculus is to show students how it builds on the basics in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. This would help students have a holistic understanding of precalculus topics and hopefully also appreciate the beauty and applications in math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I received a perfect score of 800 on the SAT math section. With a lot of SAT prep myself, I am familiar with SAT structure and recommendations for maximizing your score. I was also a math team member for 4 years in high school, so I know a lot of mathematical shortcuts that can help students save time on the SAT.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I completed a Masters degree in biomedical sciences, so I am familiar with all topics of general biology and built depth in concepts that are relevant to health sciences. Because biology contains many topics that don't always connect together, I tutor biology by organizing and drawing out diagrams as much as possible to help students visualize each concept or process. I am prepared to tutor biology at the high school and college level.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I received a 730 on the SAT II Chemistry Subject Test and a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam. I had excellent teachers, who taught me chemistry in ways that broke down each concept into logical analogies and then connected it back to the big picture. I use a similar approach when tutoring chemistry and I am prepared to provide chemistry help at the high school and college level.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Do you know why e^(i x pi) +1 = 0 is known as the most beautiful equation? Precalculus is one of my favorites in math because many topics describe elegant ways to perceive math. My approach to tutoring precalculus is to show students how it builds on the basics in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. This would help students have a holistic understanding of precalculus topics and hopefully also appreciate the beauty and applications in math.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Writing

Science

Biology,

Biology

I completed a Masters degree in biomedical sciences, so I am familiar with all topics of general biology and built depth in concepts that are relevant to health sciences. Because biology contains many topics that don't always connect together, I tutor biology by organizing and drawing out diagrams as much as possible to help students visualize each concept or process. I am prepared to tutor biology at the high school and college level.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I received a 730 on the SAT II Chemistry Subject Test and a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam. I had excellent teachers, who taught me chemistry in ways that broke down each concept into logical analogies and then connected it back to the big picture. I use a similar approach when tutoring chemistry and I am prepared to provide chemistry help at the high school and college level.
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Psychology

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I completed a Masters degree in biomedical sciences, so I am familiar with all topics of general biology and built depth in concepts that are relevant to health sciences. Because biology contains many topics that don't always connect together, I tutor biology by organizing and drawing out diagrams as much as possible to help students visualize each concept or process. I am prepared to tutor biology at the high school and college level.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I received a 730 on the SAT II Chemistry Subject Test and a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam. I had excellent teachers, who taught me chemistry in ways that broke down each concept into logical analogies and then connected it back to the big picture. I use a similar approach when tutoring chemistry and I am prepared to provide chemistry help at the high school and college level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I received a perfect score of 800 on the SAT math section. With a lot of SAT prep myself, I am familiar with SAT structure and recommendations for maximizing your score. I was also a math team member for 4 years in high school, so I know a lot of mathematical shortcuts that can help students save time on the SAT.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I received a perfect score of 800 on the SAT math section. With a lot of SAT prep myself, I am familiar with SAT structure and recommendations for maximizing your score. I was also a math team member for 4 years in high school, so I know a lot of mathematical shortcuts that can help students save time on the SAT.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (155 ratings)
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Reviews


very patient.

Steven was able to help my daughter prep for an AP bio test on a difficult topic. They reviewed cell membrane function and structure

Erin, 1 lesson with Steven

Great tutor

Steven had a trial session with my sister for sat math. She felt comfortable with his instruction and techniques. He was knowledgeable and patient and it was very convenient that he was able to meet her at our home. Would highly recommend Steven.

Bori, 1 lesson with Steven

Great tutor

Steven is a knowledgeable, helpful, and efficient tutor. My son said he felt Steven explained to him how to tackle problems and gave him useful test taking strategies.

Luba, 1 lesson with Steven

Great Teacher!

Steven came to help my son prepare for his Chemistry regents; My son said he was very easy to relate to and taught more effectively than his teacher in school! We would definitely invite Steven back for future tutoring...

Lisa, 2 lessons with Steven

Knowledgable and patient tutor

My granddaughter really liked Steven and felt she learned so much in just one session He made her feel very relaxed and confident in her abilities. She found him to be extremely smart and a great tutor. She is looking forward to her next lesson

Teresa, 5 lessons with Steven

Excellent Math Tutor

My ADHD son has problem understanding math. Steve was able to explain in a way for my son to understand. Thanks!

Marcia, 16 lessons with Steven

Steven is very knowledgeable and has great patience while instructing my son.

Steven is teaching my son how to take better notes, how to review his work for mistakes and apply the instructions given for class work, homework and upcoming test. I am very pleased with him.

Tanya, 23 lessons with Steven

Excellent

I can say for the first time my son was very happy to finally understand math and Steven was able to answer all his questions also I like the fact that he was on time for the class all I can say he is very good tutor

Gladys, 13 lessons with Steven

My daughter likes him

I wasn't home the time he is helping my daughter. So far my daughter like him and my husband was impressed.

Elisa, 17 lessons with Steven

$95/hour

Steven L.

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