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Sean P.

New York, NY

$60/hour

Ivy League tutor: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, writing, test prep

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/31/15
5.0 average from 81 ratings
A+ tutor!!
— Amanda, Chicago, IL on 12/2/16

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Columbia University
Sociology and German

Education

Columbia University (Sociology and German)

About Sean

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." —William Butler Yeats

I am a current senior at Columbia University with a double major in sociology and German. I am a great fit to be your tutor because of my proven academic excellence, educational background, and passion for working with youth to help them realize their full potential.

Since high school I have accumulated extensive experience tutoring subjects including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and writing. I obtain immense satisfaction from making an impact on a student's intellectual development. The one-on-one teacher-pupil relationship afforded by tutoring makes teaching truly rewarding, because I can tailor my content and approaches to students’ needs, and accurately assess their strengths and weaknesses. After matriculating to Columbia, I learned about Wyzant and used the platform to find opportunities to tutor math, English, writing, and grammar. In order to maximize my tutoring experience, I also volunteer my expertise. I devote two hours a week to tutoring at an after-school program for underprivileged kids from the South Bronx and East Harlem. There, most of my experience has been with sixth- and ninth-graders. I also serve as a mentor in the College Bound Mentoring Program, an initiative of Community Impact at Columbia University. This program supports adults with a High School Equivalency degree (GED or TASC) in their application and matriculation to a four-year college or university.

I love tutoring because of the opportunity to work with students of varying ages and faculties, which keeps pedagogy challenging and engaging. I am available on weekdays and weekends through the end of the school year and am willing to travel if necessary. I am most proficient in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, writing and grammar, and German. Please contact me if you want help. I am someone who understands how important good tutelage is as I have been the recipient of it.
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." —William Butler Yeats

I am a current senior at Columbia University with a double major in sociology and German. I am a great fit to be your tutor because of my proven academic excellence, educational background, and passion for working with youth to help them realize
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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of New York, NY 10025
Background Check: Passed

"A+ tutor!!"

- Amanda, Chicago, IL on 12/2/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Lucas, San Pedro, CA on 4/12/17

"Very helpful"

- Lindsay, Palatine, IL on 2/17/17

"Great tutor!"

- Jonathan, Schaumburg, IL on 6/3/15

"Look no further! Ivy League Standards!"

- Trevor, New York, NY on 4/6/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar
Business:
GRE

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.

ACT English

I got a perfect score on the ACT's English section.

Algebra 1

I received exemplary notes in high school algebra, and along with geometry, it is my favorite math type, which I find fun.

Elementary Math

Growing up, math was always my strong suit. I've tutored math before as well.

English

The ability to understand and communicate effectively is increasingly important in today’s globalized world. Whether your focus is on grammar or teasing out the main points of an article, I provide assistance in composition and reading comprehension. Additionally, I was recognized by my school for excellence in the discipline of English.

Geometry

I received high scores in geometry, which I took a year early. It is literally my favorite math—not only because geometric proofs and shapes are fun, but I see it as the most easily applicable math type.

Grammar

The ability to demonstrate accurate knowledge of Standard Written English concretely distinguishes a great thinker, speaker, or writer. As a self-described grammarian, I enjoy exploring—and sharing my enthusiasm for—the many nuances of language: grammar, syntax, usage, mechanics, punctuation, etc. From the canonical parts of speech to sentence diagramming (i.e., identifying/labeling parts of a sentence) to the correct use of an em dash, I provide assistance in traditional (and transformational) grammar. Previously, I have been published in my college's anthology and have edited copy for various publications, a newsletter and magazine, and two school newspapers.

Proofreading

“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.” —Oscar Wilde

Revision in writing is key—first drafts, the enemy. Whether your text needs merely a grammar check or content development, I provide support during the writing process. And, in turn, I teach you the skills necessary to become a self-sufficient reviser. Previous editing positions include: head copy editor for The Eye, an online magazine; associate copy editor for Columbia Spectator, a university daily; managing editor for The Harbinger, a college biweekly.

Writing

I provide writing support to high school and undergraduate students. In one-on-one consultations, I offer feedback and strategies to help you improve at every stage of your writing, from brainstorming to final drafts. I have over five years of writing consulting experience as a tutor and editor. To learn more about the task of writing, don't hesitate to reach out. Specialties: MLA formatting, personal statements and college application essays, Chicago Manual, journalism, Associated Press style, University Writing, and scholarship/fellowship applications (honors include: e.g., Jack Kent Cooke, FUBiS, and Benjamin A. Gilman International scholarships).

Columbia University
Sociology and German

Education

Columbia University (Sociology and German)

A+ tutor!!

Sean has been tutoring our daughter going on a few years now. She was struggling in sixth grade math and Sean helped her go from a C to an A-. She is now in Algebra I and consistently receiving A's. I couldn't be more happier with Sean's approach to teaching. He's patient and very smart. I highly recommend him!

— Amanda, Chicago, IL on 12/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sean will travel within 8 miles of New York, NY 10025.