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Galina K.

New York, NY

$90/hour

Individualized Math Tutoring

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/30/15
5.0 average from 25 ratings
Highly Recommend!
— Dorothy, New York, NY on 12/23/15

$90/Hour


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NYU UNIVERSITY, BA
Computer Science
City University of New York, Hunter College secondary math
MEd

Education

NYU UNIVERSITY, BA (Computer Science)

City University of New York, Hunter College secondary math (MEd)

About Galina

I've been tutoring math since 2008. My pedagogical strength comes from my love and deep knowledge of math combined with respect for student learning styles. Because every student is unique, I prepare for tutoring sessions as I would for a class and create individualized lesson plans.

I believe that knowledge of math is rooted in ability to think critically and solve problems. To develop these skills I select and create appropriate math problems - challenging, but not exceeding students' abilities. I present the material in fun and upbeat way, making it relevant the to students' lives. Once students become good and confident problem solvers, they improve their grades and test results not only in math, but also in other subjects.

When I prepare students for a specific test, I coach them in test taking strategies. I get them ready for the 'big day' by conducting timed test simulation. Analyzing the time spent on each problem, I can carefully select the problems that need to be worked on first and be building blocks for harder problems. This approach leads to quick score improvement.

I have many interests and life experiences. I bring my love for surfing, skiing, baseball, cooking, theater, and art into my lessons. This makes my lessons fun and relevant to student's life.

I am finishing my MEd from Hunter College in secondary math and have a BA from NYU in Computer Science.

Please contact me to discuss the best way I can help to meet your math challenges.

Thank you
I've been tutoring math since 2008. My pedagogical strength comes from my love and deep knowledge of math combined with respect for student learning styles. Because every student is unique, I prepare for tutoring sessions as I would for a class and create individualized lesson plans.

I believe that knowledge of math is rooted in
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of New York, NY 10025
Background Check: Passed

"Highly Recommend!"

- Dorothy, New York, NY on 12/23/15

"Very Competent"

- Viviane, New York, NY on 12/16/15

"Terrific tutor! Galina is superb."

- Marianne, Brooklyn, NY on 11/10/15

"Patient, clear, effective tutor"

- Josh, New York, NY on 6/2/15
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Common Core,
Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
PSAT
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
Common Core,
PSAT, Regents,
SAT Math, SSAT
Computer:
Computer Programming, Computer Science,
General Computer, Java
Special Needs:
Common Core,
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary Math,
Homeschool

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 Math

I have a BA in computer science from NYU and am completing my MEd in secondary math at Hunter college.

I am a certified NY state teacher.

Common Core

I have tutored common core math for the last three years. Common core math standards are consistent with my general approach to teaching math, which is based on problem solving and critical thinking.

Utilizing many of common core requirements and expanding them when needed, I have successfully prepared many students for Hunter High School admission test.

As a part of my MEd in secondary math program, I have student-taught and observed public school classrooms, including Hunter High Schools and LaGuardia High School.

I have BA in Computer Science from NYU and finishing my MEd in secondary math at Hunter College.

Computer Science

I have been a software engineer for the last 30 years.
I have a BA in computer science from NYU and am also finishing my master's degree in education.
My computer science tutoring is very hands on. Students start with learning a programming language and use it to solve real life problems by writing programs.

Elementary Math

I am New York State certified math teacher. I make my lessons effective, relevant to students' lives and fun.
Every student is different and so are my highly individualized tutoring sessions. I prepare a lesson plan and a lesson review for every lesson.

Feel free to call me to discuss the best way we can address your child's learning needs.

Thank you.

Homeschool

I am NY certified math teacher completing my MEd in secondary math. I have successfully homeschooled students and have prepared them for intranet exams to private and public schools.
I begin with a conversation with parents in order to understand goals for the student and communicate the progress as the goals are being achieved and change. I prepare for homeschool teaching the same way I would for classroom teaching - by identifying goals and creating lesson plans.

My lessons are highly individualizes, very effective and a lot of fun.

Regents

I have BA from NYU and have completed coursework including all math requirements from Hunter College CUNY University for MEd in secondary math.

I have been tutoring math for Regents tests since 2008. For my tutoring I download Regents problems from the NY Regents website. I am aware that problems are reused but I don't like to tutor for specific problems. I don't expect my students to recognize a problem during the test. Instead I prepare them to solve any problems within the level of their knowledge.

After taking the Regents test my students often comment that the test was easy.

NYU UNIVERSITY, BA
Computer Science
City University of New York, Hunter College secondary math
MEd

Education

NYU UNIVERSITY, BA (Computer Science)

City University of New York, Hunter College secondary math (MEd)

Highly Recommend!

I highly recommend Galina for any parent whose kid(s) are struggling with complex Math subjects, as was my daughter. In a very short time, Galina explained these difficult concepts to my daughter in a language she could understand, breaking it down to the simplest concept, then building up from that base so that she understood it all so much better than she did in the classroom. Thank you, Galina!

— Dorothy, New York, NY on 12/23/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

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