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Kimberly P.

Rego Park, NY

$50/hour

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4.8 average from 23 ratings
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— Keshia, Kew Gardens, NY on 11/10/14

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Hunter College, CUNY, New York
Anthropology
Columbia University- Fu Foundation School of Applied Sciences
Graduate Coursework

Education

Hunter College, CUNY, New York (Anthropology)

Columbia University- Fu Foundation School of Applied Sciences (Graduate Coursework)

About Kimberly

Currently, I serve as a freelance science consultant, ghostwriter, textbook editor, tutor, and study guide writer for students of all ages. I have been a long time tutor of several middle school and high school students in the Queens, NY area for nearly the past two years. I have seen my students improve greatly and have become highly recommended among parents and teachers at an area Catholic academy. I am patient with my students and take all the necessary time needed to address their concerns and specific needs. My students routinely tell me that I make things fun and enjoyable and appreciate that, particularly with the younger students, I don't treat them like children and instead focus on teaching them lessons as if I were explaining something to a colleague.

While I primarily focus on math, science, and ELA lessons, I also tutor in a number of other areas like social studies, that often show up in other subjects. Because of this, I like to integrate my lessons so that students can see that there doesn't have to be this clear cut distinction between what is deemed to be math and science and what must be English and instead learn to see the way all of the subjects they learn in school interact in the real world and can therefore see practical applications of concepts from one field being applied in

My goal is to make learning fun and applicable to you and your interests using many non-traditional resources to make concepts as tangible as possible and as relatable as possible. A fan of Facebook or Twitter? How about applying them to linear algebra? Love Paris Hilton, reality shows, and TMZ? Let's analyze their impact on society or their depictions of societal roles. How better to practice your writing skills or media knowledge then by blogging? With all the learning you do in a classroom, you can expand your knowledge base and build confidence in subjects by taking those concepts out of the classroom and fitting them into whatever you want. The only way you can truly learn something is by using it, and that's what my entire approach to teaching is about.

Whether you are looking for a tutor for your young child or you're a college or graduate student needing to cram before I big test, I can help. With a large family and volunteer experience with the World Science Fair, I'm great with everyone from children to teens and will tailor each lesson to suit your needs.
Currently, I serve as a freelance science consultant, ghostwriter, textbook editor, tutor, and study guide writer for students of all ages. I have been a long time tutor of several middle school and high school students in the Queens, Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Cancelation fees: 4+ hours notice: no fee 2-4 hours notice: 10% 1-2 hours notice: 20% No show: 50% Special pricing available for multiple students and 3 or more hours.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Rego Park, NY 11374

"Very Helpful"

- Keshia, Kew Gardens, NY on 11/10/14
Math:
Algebra 2,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Science:
Anatomy, Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Biology, Geology, Physics
Art:
Film, Photography
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, Regents,
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Computer:
Photography
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Classics, European History, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Ballet,
Sewing

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 2

For the past 3 years, I have had numerous algebra students, all of whom felt that they were much more confident in their abilities after a few sessions. I strive to make sure that each student is completely knowledgeable about each subject area before moving on to the next topic.

Anthropology

I have an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and have participated and recieved 39 hours of forensic anthropology training towards board certification with the American Board of Medico-Legal Death Investigation. I also write Anthropology articles for a lifestyle website.

Archaeology

For the past two years I have participated in Archaeology field Schools in the US and abroad. I have an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and have taken several courses on the various aspects of archaeology and archaeological theory.

Ballet

I have been studying the French and English schools for nearly 10 years and recently (in the past six years) began taking lessons in the Russian school and adapting my prior knowledge to fit Vaganova's form of dance. While I do not plan on dancing professionally, it is my desire to have the capability to dance at the professional level. Currently I am confident in barre work, moderate adagio centre work and light pointe work until March when I should be able to resume full pointe work.

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past 3 years I have been tutoring students ranging in age from pre-k to 6th grade in all subjects. Currently, I tutor 3 students on a bi- and tri-weekly basis in whatever subject they need help in and tutor at least two other young girls in kindergarten and 1st grade on an as needed basis. In the past, I tutored at least 3 other students in the 4th and 5th grades as well. All students have seen a vast improvement in their work and in their confidence in their work. My current greatest success story is a 10 year old girl, now in the 5th grade, who, last year, was receiving 40s and 50s in math, science, ela, and social studies but now, with my guidance, has been receiving 90s and above for the past year. Additionally, I have been tutoring a 5 year old kindergarten student who excelled in math but needed help with his reading. His primary weakness was putting sounds together to form words and had a tendency to confused sounds like "f" and "th" and "ph" and "th". He now eagerly reads and has become a fairly proficient speller.

With all of my students in this age range, I typically devote 4-9 hours a week with each student to go over whatever they currently need help with and where exactly they are struggling. I help each student to identify the specific part of a problem or topic that they do not understand and work with them to figure out why it is that don't understand it. My methods include integrating the topics that need to be covered so that they might understand how each subject relates to others.

Prealgebra

I've been helping students achieve their pre-algebra goals for 5 years. I teach all concepts from the beginning so that there is a strong foundation to build on. Past students have seen a great deal of improvement in both their confidence in pre-algebra as well as their abilities.

Precalculus

For the past 4 years, I have been tutoring students in various mathematical concepts for the NYS Regents exams, particularly for the Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 tests. I work at the student's pace, making sure that they absolutely understand the material before moving on to the next concept. I aim to help each student become confident in their mathematical abilities, particularly with areas of trigonometry that are similar or confusing.

Reading

For nearly 5 years, I have been working with lower and middle school students to improve their skills in math, reading, science, and writing. I believe in working within a student's abilities and creating a memorable experience. Whether that means learning about sentence structure and storytelling by creating a book or playing a round of scrabble to work on definitions and spelling, I do what it takes for younger students to learn what they need by engaging them in something fun and familiar.

Regents

Over the past 3 years, I have tutored 4-5 students a year in Regents prep for English/ELA, Math, and Science. All students received high marks on their exams, and showed marked improvement in their general school work as it applied to Regents material. In the past, I have been contracted to write study guides for private institutions about the Regents subjects tests for grades ranging from elementary school to high school. Years ago, on my own regents, I scored well above 95% on all exams taken, even receiving a 97 on the chemistry regents.

SAT Reading

Over the past 5 years, I have been helping students reach their full potential on a number of admission exams. As someone who has taken the popular test prep courses, I have learned what works and what doesn't when it comes to preparing for the SATs.

SAT Writing

For several years now, I have been working as a ghostwriter for academics and authors around the world. I have provided written material for everything from textbooks to websites. Additionally, I provide editorial assistance to clients for all levels of writing.

Hunter College, CUNY, New York
Anthropology
Columbia University- Fu Foundation School of Applied Sciences
Graduate Coursework

Education

Hunter College, CUNY, New York (Anthropology)

Columbia University- Fu Foundation School of Applied Sciences (Graduate Coursework)

Very Helpful — Really great tutor. I had great difficulty in my geology course (not my strength at all) but she was patient and took the time to explain whatever I questioned. She left the door to communication open if I had a question outside of the session she was able to help me. Very much worth it. ...

— Keshia, Kew Gardens, NY on 11/10/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Cancelation fees: 4+ hours notice: no fee 2-4 hours notice: 10% 1-2 hours notice: 20% No show: 50% Special pricing available for multiple students and 3 or more hours.

Travel policy

Kimberly will travel within 15 miles of Rego Park, NY 11374.