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Christina G.

New York, NY


Princeton Grad - SAT/ACT, College Apps, Essay Writing, MCAT!

4.9 average from 18 ratings
Excellent tutor
— John, Lanham, MD on 8/12/12

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Princeton University
Harvard University
Graduate Coursework
Columbia University Medical School


Princeton University

Harvard University (Graduate Coursework)

Columbia University Medical School (Enrolled)

About Christina

I am a Princeton University graduate with an A.B. with honors in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I also attended Harvard's Health Careers Program and worked as an organic chemistry teaching fellow at Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School. I am currently a second year medical student at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. I have been tutoring students (ages ranging from 5-22) for over 10 years in subjects including, but not limited to, SAT/ACT prep, essay and application writing, math, biology, chemistry, and study skills. All of my students have seen drastic improvements in their grades and/or standardized testing scores. As part of WyzAnt, I am interested in tutoring SAT/ACT preparation, organic chemistry, and college/graduate application counseling. I will also tutor middle school and high school level English, math, biology, and study skills. I am willing to provide my high school and college level GPAs in addition to ACT and SAT scores to those interested.

I love nothing more than sharing my interests in learning with others. I become personally invested in the success of all of my students and thoroughly enjoy the satisfaction my students express upon mastery of a subject. I recognize that each student is unique and my priority is to understand both a student's strengths and weaknesses and to utilize their strengths to overcome any challenges posed by the material. I am a very creative person, and I am not afraid to think outside the box to present the material in new ways.

My schedule is flexible, and I am willing to travel to a public location for tutoring sessions (e.g., public library, coffee house). I am also available for online tutoring. My baseline rate is $80/hour. Prices are negotiable.

On a more personal note, I love biology and field work, and I especially love studying animal behavior. I thoroughly enjoy traveling, wildlife photography, theater, piano and playing tennis.
I am a Princeton University graduate with an A.B. with honors in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I also attended Harvard's Health Careers Program and worked as an Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10032

"Excellent tutor"

- John, Lanham, MD on 8/12/12

"Exceeded my Expectations!"

- Maria, Philadelphia, PA on 8/13/12

"Very well prepared, best tutor I have encountered through Wyzant."

- Paul, Philadelphia, PA on 8/12/12

"Excellent tutor and very easy to work with!"

- Lila, Warrington, PA on 8/9/12
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT Science, Biology, Ecology, Organic Chemistry,
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Photography
European History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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College Counseling

I have been working as a college counselor for a few years. I help students with all aspects of the college counseling process including selecting specific schools to apply to, determining which extra-curricular activities and leadership positions to highlight, helping them choose a subject for their personal statement and aiding with any questions regarding the application itself. All of my students have been accepted by one of their three top choice institutions, including Ivy League schools such as Brown and the University of Pennsylvania.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored elementary school level math and reading to four previous students, all between 2-4th grade. I have passed the WyzAnt subject certifications for elementary math and elementary science. When teaching younger students, I spend a lot of time trying to get to know the students and exactly what aspects of basic concepts that are difficult for them to comprehend. I then use creative methods and hands-on teaching approaches to help the students grasp the concepts via real-world applications. For example, when teaching students basic addition and subtraction principles, I use marbles to illustrate the concept. It's a way of both teaching the necessary concepts and making math fun for both tutor and student!


I have been working as an Academic Tutor for the required pre-medical classes that are necessary for MCAT preparation for the past couple of years. These subjects include organic chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and verbal. In addition to preparing for and successfully completing the exam myself, I have worked with several students on MCAT preparation and medical school application guidance.

Organic Chemistry

I have worked as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University for several introductory organic chemistry courses at both Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School. I have also been approved by the professors of these courses as a recommended academic tutor for the course and have previously worked full-time in this position.

I recognize that every student has different strengths, I utilize individualized learning styles to help make organic chemistry as accessible as possible. As a result, my students have seen tremendous improvements in both their understanding of the material and their course performance.

Princeton University
Harvard University
Graduate Coursework
Columbia University Medical School


Princeton University

Harvard University (Graduate Coursework)

Columbia University Medical School (Enrolled)

Excellent tutor — Highly knowledgeable in her tutoring subjects, patient by nature and methodical in her approach to tutoring, Christina possesses the right combination of attributes of an excellent tutor. She was quick in figuring out my kids' areas of weakness and set about addressing those gaps in a manner that is both interesting and appropriately challenging for them.  Christina went way beyond the call of dut ...

— John, Lanham, MD on 8/12/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $76.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christina will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10032.