Math/Science/Social Science/SAT/GED Tutor
Math/Science/Social Science/SAT/GED Tutor
As a teacher, I have met and inspired many different students across the learning spectrum. My career has encompassed students from grades 5-12 in various academic subject areas. I am a NYS certified History teacher as well as a NYS certified education administrator with more than ten years' experience in the classroom and out. My hard work and determination to succeed stems from my own academic studies and self-discipline, as demonstrated by my recognition as a summa cum laude graduate from...
As a teacher, I have met and inspired many different students across the learning spectrum. My career has encompassed students from grades 5-12 in various academic subject areas. I am a NYS certified History teacher as well as a NYS certified education administrator with more than ten years' experience in the classroom and out. My hard work and determination to succeed stems from my own academic studies and self-discipline, as demonstrated by my recognition as a summa cum laude graduate from my undergraduate to my graduate studies, graduating second in my class. Twice my efforts in helping students succeed have earned me an award through Who's Who Among America's Teachers. I also have received awards through my community service outside the school. Upon leaving the classroom, I worked for three tutoring agencies throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties in NY as well as private tutoring in Queens, NY.
My areas of expertise are diverse. I have nine years' teaching experience in Math (Algebra 1 & 2/Trigonometry), fourteen years' teaching experience in Social Science (US and World History/Economics/Government), twelve years' teaching experience in Science (Earth Science/Biology), eight years' experience in test preparation (SAT/GRE), and eleven years' experience in Regents preparation across the curriculum. I engage my students through discussion and critical thinking to challenge them to think outside the box and develop an understanding of the "why" side of a topic. I do review before each session and provide homework to reinforce my lessons. I keep in full contact with the parents and guardians of said students so they are aware of the progress made after each session.
To guarantee success, I prefer working in a quiet environment such as a library or the students' homes with an adult present. I welcome feedback from those involved in the students' academic lives; therefore, I offer free consultations to learn about each student and what areas of study need to be strengthened as well as any other pertinent information that will help me to view the full picture and develop a proper assessment plan. If at any point during my tenure working with my students parents are not satisfied with my performance, no fee will be charged and another session could be arranged to re-teach the lesson. A 24 hour cancellation notice is required should we not be able to meet for any reason, and a make-up session will be scheduled. I maintain regular contact with parents to address any concerns through progress reports and grades from my assessments. My philosophy is that successful education stems from a student's holistic world, not broken into compartments of study.
I look forward to hearing from you, and guiding you to higher achievements!
When tutoring Math - especially higher Math disciplines such as Algebra and Trigonometry - it is essential to demonstrate the importance of a given topic and how it relates in their personal lives. Real world examples are provided to achieve this goal. Challenging concepts are broken down into easy to understand terms step by step so the student is not overwhelmed with the complexity of the task. Diagrams and learning videos help the student to visualize the abstract component of these subject areas. I take as much time as I need to with a given student to ensure that they are not discouraged in their attempt to learn. I have inspired countless students who had previously attended summer school in Math to pass the courses during the regular school year.
As Science Department Chairwoman, I insisted on developing more challenging Science curricula. I instituted an Engineering elective for the Senior class when I taught high school and pushed for higher technologies for the classroom. I use my quirky sense of humor to ease my students' anxiety and relate to them. I have many times presented "boring" topics as exciting possibilities for them to research in more depth. I allow my students to relate any Science topic to seemingly unrelated areas and to offer explanations as to the relationships.
Success is the goal for any student. It is vital for open, continual, honest communication between tutor and tutee to allow for that success to blossom. I am always available to interact with student or parent/guardian so that we can learn more about each other and to make arrangements for our sessions.
Sofia taught my son Explicit formulas and recursive formulas and helped him understand how to use them and when he should use them.He was beyond satisfied with her help and he can't wait to work with her again.She is simply amazingly!LeeAnn, 36 lessons with Sofia
Great teacher! very patient!
Under the guidance of Kevin’s math in your progress very quickly, and more and more love for math. You are a great teacher a versatile, we all love you. Thank you again!!Lanlan, 27 lessons with Sofia
Great preparation for the test
Sophia covered all the aspects of the upcoming test and helped my daughter gain confidence. We look forward to seeing her again. Great knowledge of the material and strategies.Donna, 1 lesson with Sofia
Sofia was great! She spent the time with my daughter that she needed! Sofia explained everything that she was going over! She was patient and kind! My daughter is not one to ask questions and Sofia asked her if she understood everything she was going over, until she continued to the next part.i would definitely use her again in the future!Caterina, 1 lesson with Sofia
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Our first sessions have gone very well. Sophia has already helped our daughter grasp concepts that she was struggling with earlier in the school year. I appreciate how she takes the time to explain things in detail, and makes sure my daughter understands the material they're working on.Kristina, 14 lessons with Sofia
Sofia is patient and very knowledgable in economics. I was struggling on my own. She made it so much easier to understand the concepts and curriculum. Don't waste your time on anyone else! She's great!!Candice, 9 lessons with Sofia
Sofia is a very kind and patient teacher with my son. She seems to go beyond helping him to understand' by having him to talk out the problems which reminds me of teachers whom I remember really cared about a student learning. He said he is starting to love math again which is a plus. Keep up the great work Sofia!Marylin, 9 lessons with Sofia
Sofia is a wonderful tutor, she take the time to understand your child's needs and had a consultation before tutoring even began. I would highly recommend her.Lisa , 20 lessons with Sofia
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