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Galina K.

Individualized Math Tutoring

Individualized Math Tutoring

$90/hour

  • 65 hours tutoring

  • Morningside Heights New York, NY 10025

About Galina


Bio

I've been tutoring math since 2008. I enjoy working with kids with all kinds of strengths and challenges. I am very comfortable working with neurotypical kids including kids with ADHD, autism, anxieties (including math anxiety).

For the last three years, I've been working at a private school in Manhattan for 2e children. There I taught Common Core-focused curriculum using Math of Problem Solving methodology. I've taught pre-algebra, geometry, algebra, precalculus, and calculus.

My...

I've been tutoring math since 2008. I enjoy working with kids with all kinds of strengths and challenges. I am very comfortable working with neurotypical kids including kids with ADHD, autism, anxieties (including math anxiety).

For the last three years, I've been working at a private school in Manhattan for 2e children. There I taught Common Core-focused curriculum using Math of Problem Solving methodology. I've taught pre-algebra, geometry, algebra, precalculus, and calculus.

My pedagogical strength comes from my love of the subject and my 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 the best way to learn math is by solving problems. To develop the skills of problem-solving, I select and create appropriate math problems - challenging, but not exceeding students' abilities. I present the material in a fun and upbeat way, making it relevant to students' lives. Once students become good and confident problem solvers, their grades and test results usually improve in many subjects.

When I prepare students for tests (SAT, ACT, Regents, etc.), I coach them in test-taking strategies. I get them ready for the 'big day' by conducting timed test simulations. Analyzing the time spent on each problem, I can carefully select the problems that need to be worked on first and become 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 the student's life.
I am finishing course work required for MEd in secondary math at Hunter College; I also have BA from NYU in Computer Science.

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

Thank you


Education

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

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Subjects

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I've been Software Engineer for over twenty years. I have BA in Computet Science and MEd in education. I've been teaching and tutoring computer science and math since 2008. My approach to teaching programming is very hands-on. Students are given assignments appropriate to their level and I assist them in solving the problems focusing on methodology that makes them independent learners.
Computer Science

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 Education

Common Core,

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.
Elementary Math,

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

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.

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've been teaching Algebra 2 at my school for the last three years. I also completed the course work for MEd in secondary math at Hunter College.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math,

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.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've been teaching Algebra 2 at my school for the last three years. I also completed the course work for MEd in secondary math at Hunter College.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've been teaching Algebra 2 at my school for the last three years. I also completed the course work for MEd in secondary math at Hunter College.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've been teaching Algebra 2 at my school for the last three years. I also completed the course work for MEd in secondary math at Hunter College.
Algebra 1, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

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,

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.
Regents,

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.
PSAT, SAT Math, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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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, 4 lessons with Galina

Very Competent

Galina is a very competent tutor, with excellent insight and attention to an individual's needs. She is clearly intelligent, efficient and very professional.

Viviane, 1 lesson with Galina

Terrific tutor! Galina is superb.

Galina is a wonderful tutor - supportive, incredibly knowledgeable and able to ascertain my son's level right away. Superb in every way!!

Marianne, 10 lessons with Galina

Patient, clear, effective tutor

Galina is a patient, clear and effective tutor. She looks to the root of challenges and guides you so that you build a strong, effective foundation. Once you have this, you don't need all the memorization because one can think through the problems oneself without guessing. This has been great for retention and essential when under pressure.

Josh, 5 lessons with Galina

$90/hour

Galina K.

$90/hour

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