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Nikunj P.

Pleasantville, NY

$95/hour

Math and Science Specialist, Over 14 Years of Educational Experience

800+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/27/17
4.9 average from 202 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Maria, Chappaqua, NY on 3/18/17

$95/Hour


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New York University
Biology, General Science
New York University
Master's
City College of New York
Graduate Coursework

Education

New York University (Biology, General Science)

New York University (Master's)

City College of New York (Graduate Coursework)

About Nikunj

My name is Nikunj (Nick) P. I am a math and science teacher / mentor aiding students in the areas of mathematics and science. I began my teaching path in the winter of 2002 when I began working with the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University. I earned my BA and MS degrees from New York University with a concentration in biology, chemistry, economics, and general science, and obtained teaching credentials in science education from Fordham University and City College of New York. I have been actively involved in the education sector for almost fifteen years, teaching in private and public schools, and providing services to educational institutions in the greater New York City area. I enjoy the outdoors, taking nature walks, hiking, and am active in the area of personal development. I am also a certified Vinyasa Yoga instructor, and have been practicing yoga and conscious living for over ten years.

Tutoring subjects: middle school math and science, pre-algebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, trigonometry, pre-calculus, Earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, AP biology, science elective courses, SAT math, ACT math/science, SAT 2 biology, and study skills.

I have always had an inclination for the education of others. As far back as I can remember, I never turn down the opportunity to explain something when people do not understand, especially when it comes to math and science. I have an intuitive ability to quickly recognize students’ disconnects, and provide support to make those connections for students. To me, teaching fulfills a higher purpose. Knowing that the future leaders of this world will face many coming challenges, teenagers and young adults must immediately be guided in such a way that will prepare them for the coming challenges that humanity faces.
My name is Nikunj (Nick) P. I am a math and science teacher / mentor aiding students in the areas of mathematics and science. I began my teaching path in the winter of 2002 when I began working with the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University. I earned my BA and MS degrees from New York University with a concentration in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Multiple subjects tutoring is available, test preparation and AP subject tutoring is also available, rates may vary depending on the needs of the student, and the work input and preparation required.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Pleasantville, NY 10570
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor"

- Maria, Chappaqua, NY on 3/18/17

"Thorough, patient and wonderful tutor"

- Rachelle, Scarsdale, NY on 11/22/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Raj, Norwalk, CT on 9/26/16

"clearly explains material"

- Ismene, Greenwich, CT on 9/17/16

"Informative and patient"

- Virla, White Plains, NY on 8/21/16

"Informative and has tailored lesson for daughter"

- Kathy, Harrison, NY on 4/16/16

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Amy, Bronxville, NY on 4/10/16

"Nick is an excellent tutor"

- Helen, Chappaqua, NY on 10/31/15

"Excellent"

- Brian, Scarsdale, NY on 10/20/15

"Super Late Review- A Big Help!"

- Jennifer, White Plains, NY on 3/28/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry,
Physical Science,
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, Career Development, College Counseling, GRE, Regents,
SAT Math
Business:
Career Development, 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.

Algebra 1

Previous experience working with students in the areas of elementary math, middle school math and pre-algebra, algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, and trig.

Algebra 2

I currently teach algebra 2 in a one on one setting, and also tutor a few students in algebra 2 / trig. I've been teaching mathematics to middle, high school, and college students since 2002.

Biology

I hold BA and MS degrees in biology from New York University, and hold Science Education Certification from the City College of New York, along with a NYS Certificate in Biological and General Sciences, Grades 7-12.

Chemistry

I have a minor in chemistry from NYU.

Geometry

I received a 100 on the Regents exam in high school, and I have previous experience teaching and tutoring the content matter.

Physical Science

I am a certified 7-12th grade teacher of biological and general science in NY and NJ, and have over 10 years teaching and tutoring in the area of science, including Earth science, chemistry, physics, and the biological sciences also.

Regents

I prepared students for the NYS Regents examinations in Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry, and in Earth Science, Living Environment, Chemistry, and Physics. Having been a NYS educator my whole life, and having attended public schools in NYS, I am very familiar with the NYS Regents format, content, and overall strategies in preparing students for the math and sciences.

SAT Math

I have ample SAT math materials, including diagnostics practice tests, and content & topic specific materials, along with 100 of the most important concepts, and 20 tactics/strategies that can be consistently employed to answer each question.

New York University
Biology, General Science
New York University
Master's
City College of New York
Graduate Coursework

Education

New York University (Biology, General Science)

New York University (Master's)

City College of New York (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent tutor

My son had been making great progress in mathematics thanks to Nikunj enthusiasm and his great teaching skills abilities . I really recomend him highly as a tutor in mathematics to anybody who is struggling with math or need help with SAT or ACT .

— Maria, Chappaqua, NY on 3/18/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $95.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Multiple subjects tutoring is available, test preparation and AP subject tutoring is also available, rates may vary depending on the needs of the student, and the work input and preparation required.

Travel policy

Nikunj will travel within 20 miles of Pleasantville, NY 10570.