NEW FEATURES MORE

Search

Cassandra K.

New York, NY

$70/hour

Creative and Engaging Math and English Tutor

In-person lessons
1000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/16/12
5.0 average from 301 ratings
Excellent Math tutor
— Ricky, New York, NY on 9/19/16

$70/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Cassandra will reply soon.

Response time: 4 hours

Contact Cassandra

St. John's College

Education

St. John's College

About Cassandra

I believe in a caring, creative, and rigorous approach to tutoring. I work to help my students embrace the whole process of learning: the struggle to master difficult material, the freedom to make mistakes, the joy of discovery, and the pride felt in doing good work. I tutor students of all ages (although the majority of my experience has been with middle school students) and specialize in math and English.

I graduated from St. John's College ("The Great Books School") in 2011 with a 3.92 GPA and the prize for the best senior essay. I now tutor/teach full-time. In addition to private tutoring, I work at the Harlem Children's Zone where I tutor middle school and high school students in math and English and teach visual arts classes.

I meet students in their homes or at coffee shops, parks, and libraries. During our first meeting, we'll discuss your academic goals, interests, strengths, weaknesses, etc., and then we'll create a plan for our future work together. The lessons themselves vary from demanding study sessions to playful math games and creative brainstorming activities.

I live in Harlem (Lenox/129th St.) and would be glad to commute about 30 min each way via public transportation for a one-hr session (and up to 45 min each way for a lesson that is 2 hrs or longer.) Several of my younger Harlem/Bronx students meet me at the Countee Cullen Library, and it's a wonderful place to work if you live in the area and are looking for a child-friendly tutoring location outside your home.

Please Note: I have a new cancellation policy effective January 1, 2017:

Cancellations 1 week or more before your lesson: you will receive a full refund for the lesson.
Cancellations 1 week – 12 hours before your lesson: you will be charged 50% of the lesson fee, OR you can reschedule the lesson within one (1) week of the original lesson date for no additional charge.
Cancellations within 12 hours of your lesson: you will be charged 100% of the lesson fee.
I believe in a caring, creative, and rigorous approach to tutoring. I work to help my students embrace the whole process of learning: the struggle to master difficult material, the freedom to make mistakes, the joy of discovery, and the pride felt in doing good work. I tutor students of all ages (although the majority of my experience has been Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10027
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Math tutor"

- Ricky, New York, NY on 9/19/16

"Fantastic ability to create interesting math games"

- Kim, New York, NY on 2/26/15

"Great tutor"

- Therese, New York, NY on 10/11/14

"Great with kids!"

- Natalie, Bronx, NY on 1/19/14

"Ideal tutor, very easy to work with and understand"

- Alexis, New York, NY on 10/24/13

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Jermaine, New York, NY on 5/29/13

"Great tutor and very energetic."

- Abdullah, Edgewater, NJ on 1/9/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked at the Harlem Children's Zone for the last three years where I work primarily with 5th and 6th graders, tutoring all subjects, so I am very familiar with the 5th and 6th grade curriculum. I have also spearheaded a student-tutoring program in which high school students are paired with 1st-4th grade students to help them improve their math and reading skills. I facilitate this program, often inventing games and working with the high-school/elementary student groups.

In addition, I spent a year working in a 4th grade classroom during college, and have done extensive private tutoring with elementary students in the last few years.

Study Skills

I have spent the last three years tutoring full time. In the process I've discovered that my students' lack of study skills hold them back more than any other factor. I have researched and developed a variety of strategies to help my students stay organized, stay alert in class, retain more information, take effective notes, manage their time, edit and proofread their work, and set manageable long-term and short-term goals for themselves.

St. John's College

Education

St. John's College

Excellent Math tutor

Cassandra has been tutoring my son for a couple of months. With Cassandra's help and encouragement my son has been able to catch up on last years material which he had been behind on and start the year motivated and confident in his abilities. Cassandra is a true asset. She is very thorough, patient, flexible, and engaged. We couldn't have asked for a better math tutor.

— Ricky, New York, NY on 9/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cassandra will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10027.