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Dana T.

New Hartford, NY

$40/hour

Effective Chemistry and Math Tutor

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5.0 average from 41 ratings
Knowledgeable and understanding!!
— Melissa, Westmoreland, NY on 3/15/16

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Utica College
Chemistry
SUNY Empire State College
Master's

Education

Utica College (Chemistry)

SUNY Empire State College (Master's)

About Dana

In August 2015, I obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from Empire State College. Prior to pursuing a M.A.T., I earned a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Government from Utica College in 2009 and I began my collegiate work in 2005 at Mohawk Valley Community College where I studied chemistry, biology, and public policy.

I work for Herkimer County Community College as a Statistics and Integrated Algebra Instructor. I also work at SUNY Polytechnic Institute as a Professional Math and Science Tutor. I tutor college students in a variety of mathematics courses including Calculus 1 and 2, Differential Equations, Statistics, College Algebra and Trigonometry. I also provide tutoring for students taking Chemistry courses and non calculus based physics.
For the 2014-2015 school year, I worked as a long term mathematics substitute at Frankfort-Schuyler High School teaching Integrated Algebra to accelerated 8th grade students. I also acted as a Resident Chemistry Teacher at Frankfort-Schuyler as part of my Master's Degree program for the entire school year. As a Resident Teacher I completed a 10 week student teaching experience where I taught both regents chemistry and non-regents chemistry.
Prior to working at SUNY Poly, I worked as a Certified Teacher's Assistant for the Utica City School District. I was an AIS reading/math assistant as well as a Special Education Teacher's Assistant at both the elementary and middle school levels. I provided academic assistance to students with individualized education plans (IEPs).
As an undergraduate, I spent time tutoring Chemistry and mathematics courses up to calculus at Mohawk Valley Community College. I also volunteered my time to assist students at the college level prior to becoming a peer tutor. I am trying to branch out and start tutoring using Skype or other online services that will allow me to tutor people over a great distance. I hope you consider choosing me as your child's tutor or as your own personal tutor. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

A little more about me...

I know how hard chemistry is for people because I myself struggled with it both in high school and college. I found an effective way to learn the material and I plan to pass it on to my students. I began my college studies at Mohawk Valley Community College as a Biology major. My first semester I dropped chemistry because I found it to be very difficult. My second semester I changed my major to Public Policy but continued to study Biology because I excelled in it. After being awarded a scholarship in biology and not being a biology major, I decided that I was going to give Chemistry another try. This time I went in with determination to pass. I ended up doing extremely well in Chemistry and I learned to like it even more than Biology. After 2.5 years at Mohawk Valley Community College, I transferred to Utica College and declared a major in Chemistry with a minor in Government and I graduated in December of 2009. As of August 2015, I am certified to teach Chemistry and General Science in New York State and I am pursuing a secondary certification in Mathematics.
In August 2015, I obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from Empire State College. Prior to pursuing a M.A.T., I earned a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Government from Utica College in 2009 and I began my collegiate work in 2005 at Mohawk Valley Community College where I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

I am willing to work with people on the rate that I accept per lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of New Hartford, NY 13413
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and understanding!!"

- Melissa, Westmoreland, NY on 3/15/16

"Wonderful Experience"

- Cassandra, Waterville, NY on 10/30/15

"Excellent teacher"

- Leona, New Hartford, NY on 7/22/15

"Thorough"

- Mike, Rome, NY on 3/13/14

"Excellent educator."

- Ken, Clinton, NY on 8/5/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
History:
Government & Politics, Religion

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Calculus

I am a professional tutor at SUNY Poly. I tutor Calc 1,2, differential equations and all math leading up to those courses. I also tutor non calc based physics, all chemistry courses, biology, and genetics. I am working on becoming a NYS certified chemistry and math teacher.

Differential Equations

I am qualified to teach differential equations because I took it in college. I feel I understand the subject enough to explain it to someone else. In the past I have helped students in differential equations understand how to complete problems in a simplified way. I have students work problems until they feel comfortable working them alone. I try to show my students how to use their books/notes to find out how to problems on their own.

Utica College
Chemistry
SUNY Empire State College
Master's

Education

Utica College (Chemistry)

SUNY Empire State College (Master's)

Knowledgeable and understanding!! — Dana is very flexible and understanding when I have had to change my daughter's session. My daughter is very happy we found her. My daughter said, "she walks through the problems in a way that helps you completely understand it at the end." ...

— Melissa, Westmoreland, NY on 3/15/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

I am willing to work with people on the rate that I accept per lesson.

Travel policy

Dana will travel within 15 miles of New Hartford, NY 13413.