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Rajat S.

Highly qualified tutor for Math and Science.

Highly qualified tutor for Math and Science.

$80/hour

  • 4 hours tutoring

  • Upper East Side New York, NY 10021

About Rajat


Bio

Hi everyone,

My name is Raj, and thanks for visiting my profile.

When it comes to tutoring, I've noticed that a certain category of tutors tend to serve their students best--those who are students themselves. I'm a Ph.D. candidate at Weill Cornell Graduate School, and over the years my academic path has not only facilitated a deep understanding of the basic sciences (Biology, Physics and Chemistry) but has also helped me realize the pitfalls experienced by high school and undergraduate...

Hi everyone,

My name is Raj, and thanks for visiting my profile.

When it comes to tutoring, I've noticed that a certain category of tutors tend to serve their students best--those who are students themselves. I'm a Ph.D. candidate at Weill Cornell Graduate School, and over the years my academic path has not only facilitated a deep understanding of the basic sciences (Biology, Physics and Chemistry) but has also helped me realize the pitfalls experienced by high school and undergraduate students when it comes to these subjects. In my years of tutoring and teaching experiences, I have learned how to identify the root of a student's problem, the specific reasons behind why an individual is having trouble understanding a concept and finally, how to help them navigate those issues to succeed.

While patience is a hallmark of my teaching method, I also feel that a unless one possesses a deep understanding of a subject it is impossible to explain it to someone in a simple manner. My background is in Biology (B.S. in Neuroscience from Washington State University, B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Delhi in India and Graduate focus in Immunology at Weill Cornell School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences). However, my recent preparation for the Medical College Admission Test allowed me to re-focus on Physics and Chemistry as well. My proficiency in standardized tests has allowed me to be an effective tutor for tests like the MCAT, SAT and the GRE, and with a fair amount of teaching experience at the Undergraduate and graduate level, I am a confident that I would be the ideal tutor for your needs.

In many ways I have a unique perspective on education as I have been through the high school experience in a foreign country (India) and the undergraduate and graduate experience in the United States. I have learned that while the style of teaching varies between teachers and institutions, there are aspects to good tutoring that work everywhere. These include being patient, understanding the basics of the subject in question, knowing when to encourage students to be independent and when to offer assistance, and finally, genuinely caring for the process of education. These are the hallmarks of my tutoring style and I hope to bring this expertise to you.

I hope that you find my desire to help, and my credentials, impressive enough for your tutoring needs. If you have any questions and would like to setup a meeting or speak over the phone, please do not hesitate to get in touch through the wyzant email.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.


Education

Washington State University and Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi
Neuroscience and Biochemistry
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Rate details: Depending on the nature of the tutoring request I am willing to negotiate a lower hourly rate for the tutoring sessions. All rates can be negotiated if the student/parent wishes to discuss it.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 1 miles of New York, NY 10021
  • Lesson cancellation: 16 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/2/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

-B.Sc. In Biochemistry (University of Delhi, India) -B.S. in Neuroscience (Washington State University) -current Ph.D. Candidate (6th year at Weill Cornell) -Teaching experience from undergraduate students at WSU to Graduate students at Weill Cornell. -Prior tutoring experience through Wyzant.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My qualifications in Chemistry are from years spent working in various laboratory settings. I also have Bachelor's degrees in Biochemistry and Neuroscience where I picked up valuable Chemistry skills. Lastly, I am a Ph.D. candidate at Weill Cornell Graduate School involved in my thesis research on lymphoma and B-cell biology. In the lab, I utilize principles of chemistry on a daily basis for experiments and this makes me a uniquely qualified individual for teaching of the physical and biological sciences. My previous students have all commended me for my ability to explain difficult concepts and offer a viewpoint on science that allows for the a true and real understanding of the subject matter.
Physics, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math, Physics, SAT Math

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Biology,

Biology

-B.Sc. In Biochemistry (University of Delhi, India) -B.S. in Neuroscience (Washington State University) -current Ph.D. Candidate (6th year at Weill Cornell) -Teaching experience from undergraduate students at WSU to Graduate students at Weill Cornell. -Prior tutoring experience through Wyzant.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My qualifications in Chemistry are from years spent working in various laboratory settings. I also have Bachelor's degrees in Biochemistry and Neuroscience where I picked up valuable Chemistry skills. Lastly, I am a Ph.D. candidate at Weill Cornell Graduate School involved in my thesis research on lymphoma and B-cell biology. In the lab, I utilize principles of chemistry on a daily basis for experiments and this makes me a uniquely qualified individual for teaching of the physical and biological sciences. My previous students have all commended me for my ability to explain difficult concepts and offer a viewpoint on science that allows for the a true and real understanding of the subject matter.
Physics

Science

Biology,

Biology

-B.Sc. In Biochemistry (University of Delhi, India) -B.S. in Neuroscience (Washington State University) -current Ph.D. Candidate (6th year at Weill Cornell) -Teaching experience from undergraduate students at WSU to Graduate students at Weill Cornell. -Prior tutoring experience through Wyzant.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My qualifications in Chemistry are from years spent working in various laboratory settings. I also have Bachelor's degrees in Biochemistry and Neuroscience where I picked up valuable Chemistry skills. Lastly, I am a Ph.D. candidate at Weill Cornell Graduate School involved in my thesis research on lymphoma and B-cell biology. In the lab, I utilize principles of chemistry on a daily basis for experiments and this makes me a uniquely qualified individual for teaching of the physical and biological sciences. My previous students have all commended me for my ability to explain difficult concepts and offer a viewpoint on science that allows for the a true and real understanding of the subject matter.
Genetics,

Genetics

I graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Delhi before moving to the US to start my second undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Washington State University. During my undergraduate education I took courses in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Microbiology, Physiology and Endocrinology among many others. I recently started working on my Ph.D. at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and have taken a Ph.D. level course in Molecular Genetics as well. My understanding of genetics goes beyond the basic module of 'Mendelian Genetics' that is taught in high school and colleges. My expertise is not merely theoretical as I have not only studied the subject at different points in my academic path but have also worked in labs across the country-National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD), Washington State University (Pullman, WA), Memorial Sloan Kettering (NY, NY), Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (New Delhi, India)-where the principles of genetics were applied by me on a daily basis for research purposes. With my strong academic credentials and research experience in bio-medical sciences I am the ideal tutor for anyone interested in learning more about the field. Be it for a high school, an undergraduate or even a Masters student, I can provide you with a theoretical, technical or applied perspective with regards to the field in the simplest possible fashion. If you want to know more about my background and my understanding of genetics then drop me a line and I will provide answer to any of your queries.
Physics

Summer

Biology,

Biology

-B.Sc. In Biochemistry (University of Delhi, India) -B.S. in Neuroscience (Washington State University) -current Ph.D. Candidate (6th year at Weill Cornell) -Teaching experience from undergraduate students at WSU to Graduate students at Weill Cornell. -Prior tutoring experience through Wyzant.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My qualifications in Chemistry are from years spent working in various laboratory settings. I also have Bachelor's degrees in Biochemistry and Neuroscience where I picked up valuable Chemistry skills. Lastly, I am a Ph.D. candidate at Weill Cornell Graduate School involved in my thesis research on lymphoma and B-cell biology. In the lab, I utilize principles of chemistry on a daily basis for experiments and this makes me a uniquely qualified individual for teaching of the physical and biological sciences. My previous students have all commended me for my ability to explain difficult concepts and offer a viewpoint on science that allows for the a true and real understanding of the subject matter.
Physics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

MCAT,

MCAT

The Medical College Admission Test tests proficiency in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning and Writing based on the standard undergraduate level of understanding of these fields. Having personally taken the test twice and having gone through a test-prep course through 'The Princeton Review', I am familiar with the idiosyncrasies of the the test and what it takes to do well on it. My own composite score in 2009 was 34Q (12PS, 11BS and 11VR). This score was a marked improvement from where I was in 2008 when I scored a 28S (7PS, 12BS, 9VR) and offers you proof that I figured out my weakness and worked on it the right way for a 6 point increase. With a Solid fundamental understanding of the sciences through my undergraduate course work and knowledge of the tricks and techniques that people employ on the test to do well on the verbal section, I am the perfect tutor for the MCAT. I am an Immunology Ph.D. student in New York City and my ongoing academic path also helps me stay in touch with a fair number of concepts that are tested on the MCAT. My teaching style for the MCAT is different from the way I teach other courses. This is because at the end of the day a standardized test is a different ball game altogether and to score well an applicant must have a strong strategy in place on top of mastering the fairly copious amount of knowledge. I will help you with timing strategies that fit well with your style of studying. I will also help you build on your strengths to figure out the best way possible to tackle the questions on the exam. If you're interested, drop me a line and I can send you a copy of my official MCAT scores along with more information about myself.
ACT Math, SAT Math

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$80/hour

Rajat S.

$80/hour

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