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Peter S.

Islip, NY

$90/hour

Dynamic Science Geek (DSG)

5.0 average from 8 ratings
Great tutor
— Michael, Smithtown, NY on 3/6/16

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SUNY New Paltz, NY
Biology
SUNY Stony Brook, NY
Master's

Education

SUNY New Paltz, NY (Biology)

SUNY Stony Brook, NY (Master's)

About Peter

I have been in the education profession for over 25 years. My tutoring experience began in my college days. Along with my private tutoring practice I contract out to Sylvan Learning Center. During this time I have developed some unique perceptions and methods to bring complex scientific concepts into real world application.
My life has not been only academics. I have had employment in several occupations and bring a wealth of background knowledge to the learning process.
My teaching philosophy is guided by the answers to the following three questions:
1. What is a Teacher? A teacher's role is to be a guide. A Sherpa to the academic mountain you are climbing. I will do everything possible to assist you, but you still must work to climb the mountain.
2. What is Science? Science is a language, learn the jargon. Science is an explanation of our observations. The goal is to make the connection between the real world and the concept. This in-turn leads to the understanding and application of concepts into critical thinking skills.
3.What is a Science Teacher? This question must be reworded into "What is a Science Specialist?" Solving puzzles, looking at things differently, playing and having fun. These are qualities of a science specialist.

I am a Science Specialist. I do one thing, Science, only Science, and I do it very well while having a great time.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Respectfully,

Mr. S. (Dynamic Science Geek)
I have been in the education profession for over 25 years. My tutoring experience began in my college days. Along with my private tutoring practice I contract out to Sylvan Learning Center. During this time I have developed some unique perceptions and methods to bring complex scientific concepts into real world application.
My life has not
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Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Group rates: 2-3 $60.00 per student 4-5 $50.00 per student

Travel Radius
Travels within 9 miles of Islip, NY 11751
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor"

- Michael, Smithtown, NY on 3/6/16

"Great Tutor"

- Jaylene, Brentwood, NY on 6/14/13
Math:
SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy,
Biochemistry, Biology,
Botany, Chemistry,
Ecology, Genetics, Geology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science,
Physics, Physiology, Zoology
English:
Public Speaking, Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, GED, PSAT, Regents,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Astronomy

One of my all time favorite subjects.

Biology

Everyone likes biology. Since our youth we explore the world around us. We look at birds, flowers and trees. We hold earthworms and feel the water and breeze on our skin. We smell flowers or the odor of burning wood. We view life constantly. Biology is simply looking for connections between our observations.

Chemistry

Chemistry is center of ALL other sciences. Think of a spoke wagon wheel, chemistry is the hub and all other disciplines join there. Chem is very reliant on math and common sense.

Physical Science

I have taught Physical Science at the secondary level for 18 years. I am very well versed in the subject.

Regents

I have been teaching the NYS living Environment Regents for at least 10 years. This year, I will be preparing students for the NYS Chemistry regents.

SUNY New Paltz, NY
Biology
SUNY Stony Brook, NY
Master's

Education

SUNY New Paltz, NY (Biology)

SUNY Stony Brook, NY (Master's)

Great tutor — Peter is very patient and very knowledgeable in microbiology and in all sciences. He is very flexible with scheduling and he came right to my home. After Peter came the first time I passed my micro test and all my quizzes afterwards, he really helped me by breaking down the info so that I could understand it better. ...

— Michael, Smithtown, NY on 3/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group rates: 2-3 $60.00 per student 4-5 $50.00 per student

Travel policy

Peter will travel within 9 miles of Islip, NY 11751.