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Ivy-Leag grad tutoring in SAT/ACT, Math, English/Writing, Music +more!
Zara A.

184 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $120

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Ivy-Leag grad tutoring in SAT/ACT, Math, English/Writing, Music +more!
Ivy-Leag grad tutoring in SAT/ACT, Math, English/Writing, Music +more!
Zara A.

184 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

184 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Zara


Bio

Hi there! I'm Zara, a recent college grad of Columbia University. My GPA at Columbia was nearly perfect--3.9/4.0--with a rigorous coursework load that included classes in physics, music (music theory & composition), philosophy, and anthropology. I not only love to learn, but also love helping others succeeding in learning and beyond!
I also have experience helping students get into the best universities on the planet! I do SAT/ACT tutoring, essay proofreading/editing, and can help you succeed...

Hi there! I'm Zara, a recent college grad of Columbia University. My GPA at Columbia was nearly perfect--3.9/4.0--with a rigorous coursework load that included classes in physics, music (music theory & composition), philosophy, and anthropology. I not only love to learn, but also love helping others succeeding in learning and beyond!
I also have experience helping students get into the best universities on the planet! I do SAT/ACT tutoring, essay proofreading/editing, and can help you succeed in high school academic coursework. Specifically, I tutor Latin (including AP Level), Math (Geometry, Algebra I), Physics (including AP), English (any level of grammar, essay writing including AP), History (including AP), and Music Theory. I am happy to also teach you totally from scratch if you are interested in learning! I also teach music lessons in music composition, music production (using Logic Pro X software), and songwriting. All of these can be learned through Wyzant's awesome online teaching portal, but if you live in my area I am also available to teach in-person piano lessons on my baby grand Steinway!

I scored near perfect scores on SAT Math (790) and ACT Math (35). I earned admittance to top Ivy-league schools. If you work hard with me, I will show you my method that is entirely learnable, practicable, and achievable. Our lessons will contain handouts/notes customized for you and I will assign homework that is customized to your weak points so you can succeed at an accelerated pace!

Further, I have studied music theory and music production at the graduate level at McGill University. I have experience making digital music / "tracks" in Logic Pro X. I also am trained in Western classical music, so can teach you all the neat and useful knowledge music theory has to offer: counterpoint, harmony, ear training, score analysis...you name it! I am also a pianist, but only teach piano in-person.


Education

Columbia University
Physics, Music, Philosophy

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $120
  • Rate details: If a lesson is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, the student is responsible for paying the full lesson fee.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/2/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I graduated cum laude from an Ivy-League school with a GPA of 3.9/4.0. I have experience tutoring Quantitative and Verbal sections of the GRE. I will personalize your sessions to focus on your weak areas and create a strategy for homework, quizzes, and tests that get you up to speed to achieve your target score.

Computer

Music Production

Music Production

I use Logic Pro X. I build beats, create studio-quality harmonies and melodies, and edit recordings (including vocal recordings) to a professional degree. I also use external resources (mics, audio interface, midi instruments) in my music and can teach how to use those as well.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I am an English grammar nerd. I love breaking down all of the rules and teaching my students how to navigate writing and speaking with perfect grammar. I help middle, high school, and college students as well as professionals seeking to crisp up their business communication.
ESL/ESOL

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I am an English grammar nerd. I love breaking down all of the rules and teaching my students how to navigate writing and speaking with perfect grammar. I help middle, high school, and college students as well as professionals seeking to crisp up their business communication.
Study Skills

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I am an English grammar nerd. I love breaking down all of the rules and teaching my students how to navigate writing and speaking with perfect grammar. I help middle, high school, and college students as well as professionals seeking to crisp up their business communication.
Writing,

Writing

I am an experienced writer and have written a plethora of essays in different subject areas (literature, research, history, personal statements). I graduated from Columbia University in 2018 and have tutored in writing for a few years. Allow me to help you craft a stellar paper. :)
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Homeschool

Geometry,

Geometry

I love geometry! I have been teaching geometry 1:1 for a few years and enjoyed every second. Geometry is fun when you understand the fundamentals and therefore can apply principles as you solve problems.
Physics,

Physics

AP Physics 5, minor in physics at Columbia
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a 790 on the Math section of the SAT. I was admitted to and attended an Ivy-League school and received over $250,000 in scholarships. I have years of experience tutoring both the SAT and ACT. I work closely with each student and personalize notes and homework for each of my students according to her/his knowledge gaps and nuanced learning patterns. I work hard to help my students achieve their target score and guide them with a strategy to get there. On top of all this, I genuinely love teaching 1:1 and explaining the fundamentals behind the question, so that the student truly understands how to solve problems independently. :)
Writing,

Writing

I am an experienced writer and have written a plethora of essays in different subject areas (literature, research, history, personal statements). I graduated from Columbia University in 2018 and have tutored in writing for a few years. Allow me to help you craft a stellar paper. :)
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Study Skills

Language

ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I scored a 35 on the Math section of the ACT. I was admitted to and attended an Ivy-League school and received over $250,000 in scholarships. I have years of experience tutoring both the ACT and SAT. I work closely with each student and personalize notes and homework for each of my students according to her/his knowledge gaps and nuanced learning patterns. I work hard to help my students achieve their target score and guide them with a strategy to get there. On top of all this, I genuinely love teaching 1:1 and explaining the fundamentals behind the question, so that the student truly understands how to solve problems independently. :)
Geometry,

Geometry

I love geometry! I have been teaching geometry 1:1 for a few years and enjoyed every second. Geometry is fun when you understand the fundamentals and therefore can apply principles as you solve problems.
Physics,

Physics

AP Physics 5, minor in physics at Columbia
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a 790 on the Math section of the SAT. I was admitted to and attended an Ivy-League school and received over $250,000 in scholarships. I have years of experience tutoring both the SAT and ACT. I work closely with each student and personalize notes and homework for each of my students according to her/his knowledge gaps and nuanced learning patterns. I work hard to help my students achieve their target score and guide them with a strategy to get there. On top of all this, I genuinely love teaching 1:1 and explaining the fundamentals behind the question, so that the student truly understands how to solve problems independently. :)
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Geometry,

Geometry

I love geometry! I have been teaching geometry 1:1 for a few years and enjoyed every second. Geometry is fun when you understand the fundamentals and therefore can apply principles as you solve problems.
Physics,

Physics

AP Physics 5, minor in physics at Columbia
Writing,

Writing

I am an experienced writer and have written a plethora of essays in different subject areas (literature, research, history, personal statements). I graduated from Columbia University in 2018 and have tutored in writing for a few years. Allow me to help you craft a stellar paper. :)
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Study Skills

Music

Music Production,

Music Production

I use Logic Pro X. I build beats, create studio-quality harmonies and melodies, and edit recordings (including vocal recordings) to a professional degree. I also use external resources (mics, audio interface, midi instruments) in my music and can teach how to use those as well.
Music Theory

Music Theory

B.A. in Music from Columbia University. Studied intensively with the world’s leading composers (Georg F. Haas, Philippe Leroux). Completed rigorous training in music theory and composition at Columbia.

Other

ESL/ESOL, Study Skills

Science

Physics

Physics

AP Physics 5, minor in physics at Columbia

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Geometry,

Geometry

I love geometry! I have been teaching geometry 1:1 for a few years and enjoyed every second. Geometry is fun when you understand the fundamentals and therefore can apply principles as you solve problems.
Physics,

Physics

AP Physics 5, minor in physics at Columbia
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a 790 on the Math section of the SAT. I was admitted to and attended an Ivy-League school and received over $250,000 in scholarships. I have years of experience tutoring both the SAT and ACT. I work closely with each student and personalize notes and homework for each of my students according to her/his knowledge gaps and nuanced learning patterns. I work hard to help my students achieve their target score and guide them with a strategy to get there. On top of all this, I genuinely love teaching 1:1 and explaining the fundamentals behind the question, so that the student truly understands how to solve problems independently. :)
Writing,

Writing

I am an experienced writer and have written a plethora of essays in different subject areas (literature, research, history, personal statements). I graduated from Columbia University in 2018 and have tutored in writing for a few years. Allow me to help you craft a stellar paper. :)
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, ESL/ESOL, Study Skills

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I scored a 35 on the Math section of the ACT. I was admitted to and attended an Ivy-League school and received over $250,000 in scholarships. I have years of experience tutoring both the ACT and SAT. I work closely with each student and personalize notes and homework for each of my students according to her/his knowledge gaps and nuanced learning patterns. I work hard to help my students achieve their target score and guide them with a strategy to get there. On top of all this, I genuinely love teaching 1:1 and explaining the fundamentals behind the question, so that the student truly understands how to solve problems independently. :)
GRE,

GRE

I graduated cum laude from an Ivy-League school with a GPA of 3.9/4.0. I have experience tutoring Quantitative and Verbal sections of the GRE. I will personalize your sessions to focus on your weak areas and create a strategy for homework, quizzes, and tests that get you up to speed to achieve your target score.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a 790 on the Math section of the SAT. I was admitted to and attended an Ivy-League school and received over $250,000 in scholarships. I have years of experience tutoring both the SAT and ACT. I work closely with each student and personalize notes and homework for each of my students according to her/his knowledge gaps and nuanced learning patterns. I work hard to help my students achieve their target score and guide them with a strategy to get there. On top of all this, I genuinely love teaching 1:1 and explaining the fundamentals behind the question, so that the student truly understands how to solve problems independently. :)
ACT English, TOEFL

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Outstanding Tutor

Zara is the best! First, she connects to my daughter, Jana, which is extremely important. Additionally, she is professional, thorough and very knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is seeking structured instruction. Jana leaves each session with an accomplished feeling of having a better understanding of the material that is covered.

Cindy, 23 lessons with Zara

Incredible tutor

Zara helped me with my writing and grammar, she was absolutely great to work with! She is very patient, organized and thorough. After a few sessions with her I felt very confident with my writing! I highly recommend her as a tutor and I look forward to possibly working with her again in the future!

Sara, 7 lessons with Zara

Zara A.

Zara is a very a knowledgeable tutor. She is clear and concise. Is patient and is clear in her instructions and she is well organized. I highly recommend Zara as a tutor - there is no better tutor. Thank you for all of your input and assistance. A+ for Zara A.

Marisol, 3 lessons with Zara

A true gem

Zara has made an immediate connection to my daughter, which we are so grateful for. We are planning to ask Zara to for tutoring support for the entire school year!

Lorraine, 5 lessons with Zara

Master editor

Zara helped with the edification of my daughters essay for language art course. She worked with her to ensure it was structured correctly, the thesis statement was clearly stated, and the end product did not lose it original meaning. I have used this service for many years, and she is one of the best tutors we have worked with thus far. You Rock!!!

Doris , 2 lessons with Zara

Knowledgeable, Detailed and Thorough

Zara was great! She puts the time in to explain things, help you understand them, patient, and encouraging. She is easy to communicate and professional. I will definitely ask for her assistance if needed.

Zachery, 1 lesson with Zara
Hourly Rate: $120
Response time: 40 minutes
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