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Stephen P.

A Personal Tutor with You in Mind

A Personal Tutor with You in Mind

$85/hour

  • 104 hours tutoring

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Hello everyone!

My name is Stephen P. and I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rochester (Majors: Brain & Cognitive Science and Biology; Minors: American Sign Language and Psychology). Currently, I am an enrolled medical student at the University of Rochester. I offer very effective, personal tutoring either in person or online. My goal is to help you reach your full potential by learning at a pace that is best for you.

Over the past few years I have successfully tutored...

Hello everyone!

My name is Stephen P. and I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rochester (Majors: Brain & Cognitive Science and Biology; Minors: American Sign Language and Psychology). Currently, I am an enrolled medical student at the University of Rochester. I offer very effective, personal tutoring either in person or online. My goal is to help you reach your full potential by learning at a pace that is best for you.

Over the past few years I have successfully tutored both high school and college students. This success is evident by their increased knowledge in the subjects, as well as by their improved grades! I graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA and a 3.97 GPA in my college-level classes. Recent teaching experience has been as a paid Teaching Assistant for "Organic Chemistry", "Foundations of Cognitive Science", and "Introduction to Programming."

For those preparing for standardized tests, I have a plethora of test prep knowledge and experience from taking the MCAT, ACT, PSAT, and preparing for the SAT. I scored in the 96% for the MCAT (99% for the psychology section), earned a 34 Composite score on the ACT (36 English, 34 Math, 35 Reading, 32 Science), and scored 212 on the PSAT. Additionally, I have scored 5's on the Statistics and Psychology AP Tests. Having myself used study materials from various publishers, I know many different ways to improve one's scores in all these tests.

As a tutor, I want to improve one's understanding of whatever they are interested in learning. To do so, we will work together at a pace best suited for you, and use materials that cater to your individual learning style. So, please take the first step and contact me to discover how I can begin helping you! Thank you!


Education

University of Rochester (NY)
Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Biology
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $85
  • Rate details: Special pricing can be made for students outside of my travel radius, emergency sessions, or for multiple students. My cancelation fee (or more than 15 minutes late) is 1/2 my hourly rate.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/20/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Having taken a college speaking course (acing the class— some of my presented material is now used as examples for other students by the professor) and performed public speaking myself on numerous occasions, I am equipped with methods and knowledge to help others become better public speakers as well. I do this by helping them overcome their fears, thoroughly prepare and effectively learn the means of presenting before an audience. Through previous tutoring, I have helped many students become better public speakers, both in high school and college.

Computer

Python

Python

Python is a beautiful language with lots of possibilities for the adept programmer. I have experience tutoring in the uses of Python as a Laboratory Teaching Assistant for CSC 161: Introduction to Programming. When I took the course, I earned an A, and excelled in the material. Since then, I have worked to expand my abilities by creating my own programs and developing graphic app interfaces.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Having taken a college speaking course (acing the class— some of my presented material is now used as examples for other students by the professor) and performed public speaking myself on numerous occasions, I am equipped with methods and knowledge to help others become better public speakers as well. I do this by helping them overcome their fears, thoroughly prepare and effectively learn the means of presenting before an audience. Through previous tutoring, I have helped many students become better public speakers, both in high school and college.

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a University of Rochester Peer Adviser, I have been trained in helping others improve their study habits and ultimately improve their grades. I have experience in working on time management, study habits, and test preparation.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I scored a 36 on the ACT English Section. This, along with having used many different learning methods as I studied for the test has given me many different means with which to help improve my student's scores.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I scored a 35 on the ACT Reading Section.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Having taken a college speaking course (acing the class— some of my presented material is now used as examples for other students by the professor) and performed public speaking myself on numerous occasions, I am equipped with methods and knowledge to help others become better public speakers as well. I do this by helping them overcome their fears, thoroughly prepare and effectively learn the means of presenting before an audience. Through previous tutoring, I have helped many students become better public speakers, both in high school and college.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Although I never took the SAT exam, I did spend time preparing for the exam with a wide variety of study materials. During this time I have developed effective strategies to improve test performance. (See my ACT Reading performance as evidence of this)
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I spent time preparing for this exam with a wide variety of study materials, developing an appreciation for different learning styles. I have developed effective strategies to improve test performance, as is evident by my student's improved grades.

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

Having been involved with the Church for my entire life, I have been involved in studying the scriptures and conversing about its stories and meanings.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have experience working with students who have never been exposed to Algebra before, as well as those who just need a brush-up on the subject. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience working with students who have never been exposed to Algebra before, as well as those who just need a brush-up on the subject. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Biology,

Biology

As a Biology major, I have a wide breadth of knowledge concerning biological systems. This knowledge has come from both college classes and previous research I was involved with.
Calculus,

Calculus

At the University of Rochester, I have taken (and excelled in) their Calculus courses. With this knowledge, I have been able to help a wide range of students with different learning styles excel.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Here at the University of Rochester, I have taken and excelled in the basic chemistry courses, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Recently, I was a Teaching Assistant for college organic chemistry. Not only do I help you with the material, but I also help you learn how to think about the material.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have experience working with students who have never been exposed to Geometry before, as well as those who just need a brush-up on the subject. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have experience working with students struggling to grasp the concepts first taught in Prealgebra. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

At the University of Rochester, I have taken (and excelled in) their Calculus courses (earning "A"s in both). With my students, I have been able to utilize different learning styles to help each excel.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Although I never took the SAT exam, I did spend time preparing for the exam with a wide variety of study materials. During this time I have developed effective strategies to improve test performance. (See my ACT Math performance as evidence of this)
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Although I never took the SAT exam, I did spend time preparing for the exam with a wide variety of study materials. During this time I have developed effective strategies to improve test performance. (See my ACT Reading performance as evidence of this)
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a University of Rochester Peer Adviser, I have been trained in helping others improve their study habits and ultimately improve their grades. I have experience in working on time management, study habits, and test preparation.

Language

Sign Language

Sign Language

As a student of the University of Rochester, I have taken beginning, intermediate, and other ASL classes offered. I am also a member of the UR ASL Club. I have gone with the club to local area high schools, helping the students in those ASL programs. Finally, I have been able to help numerous people learn sufficient degrees of sign language through tutoring, both in college and high school.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I scored a 34 on the ACT Math Section.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have experience working with students who have never been exposed to Algebra before, as well as those who just need a brush-up on the subject. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience working with students who have never been exposed to Algebra before, as well as those who just need a brush-up on the subject. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Calculus,

Calculus

At the University of Rochester, I have taken (and excelled in) their Calculus courses. With this knowledge, I have been able to help a wide range of students with different learning styles excel.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have experience working with students who have never been exposed to Geometry before, as well as those who just need a brush-up on the subject. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have experience working with students struggling to grasp the concepts first taught in Prealgebra. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

At the University of Rochester, I have taken (and excelled in) their Calculus courses (earning "A"s in both). With my students, I have been able to utilize different learning styles to help each excel.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Although I never took the SAT exam, I did spend time preparing for the exam with a wide variety of study materials. During this time I have developed effective strategies to improve test performance. (See my ACT Math performance as evidence of this)
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have experience in trigonometry from the many university courses I've taken, studying for the ACT, PSAT, and SAT, and from the MCAT. This is a subject I have helped numerous students better comprehend and learn how to perceive this subject in a more natural manner.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have experience working with students who have never been exposed to Algebra before, as well as those who just need a brush-up on the subject. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience working with students who have never been exposed to Algebra before, as well as those who just need a brush-up on the subject. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Biology,

Biology

As a Biology major, I have a wide breadth of knowledge concerning biological systems. This knowledge has come from both college classes and previous research I was involved with.
Calculus,

Calculus

At the University of Rochester, I have taken (and excelled in) their Calculus courses. With this knowledge, I have been able to help a wide range of students with different learning styles excel.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Here at the University of Rochester, I have taken and excelled in the basic chemistry courses, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Recently, I was a Teaching Assistant for college organic chemistry. Not only do I help you with the material, but I also help you learn how to think about the material.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have experience working with students who have never been exposed to Geometry before, as well as those who just need a brush-up on the subject. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have experience working with students struggling to grasp the concepts first taught in Prealgebra. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

At the University of Rochester, I have taken (and excelled in) their Calculus courses (earning "A"s in both). With my students, I have been able to utilize different learning styles to help each excel.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a University of Rochester Peer Adviser, I have been trained in helping others improve their study habits and ultimately improve their grades. I have experience in working on time management, study habits, and test preparation.

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

Having been involved with the Church for my entire life, I have been involved in studying the scriptures and conversing about its stories and meanings.
Sign Language,

Sign Language

As a student of the University of Rochester, I have taken beginning, intermediate, and other ASL classes offered. I am also a member of the UR ASL Club. I have gone with the club to local area high schools, helping the students in those ASL programs. Finally, I have been able to help numerous people learn sufficient degrees of sign language through tutoring, both in college and high school.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a University of Rochester Peer Adviser, I have been trained in helping others improve their study habits and ultimately improve their grades. I have experience in working on time management, study habits, and test preparation.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I scored a 32 on the ACT Science Section.
Biochemistry,

Biochemistry

I aced my university's honors biochemistry course. Through this, I developed an appreciation of the conceptual and mathematical explanations for questions from the subject matter. I have successfully helped others develop such skills and improve their understanding of biochemistry.
Biology,

Biology

As a Biology major, I have a wide breadth of knowledge concerning biological systems. This knowledge has come from both college classes and previous research I was involved with.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Here at the University of Rochester, I have taken and excelled in the basic chemistry courses, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Recently, I was a Teaching Assistant for college organic chemistry. Not only do I help you with the material, but I also help you learn how to think about the material.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

At the University of Rochester, I have taken (and excelled in) both of their Organic Chemistry courses/Labs. As a result, the following semester I was a Teaching Assistant for Organic Chemistry. My experience with teaching this topic has developed into a tactic of helping one learn the material along with helping them learn the ins and outs of this new "language."
Physical Science,

Physical Science

With a strong science background, I am well equipped to help my student best learn the wide range of topics covered in Physical Science.
Psychology

Psychology

As a Brain & Cognitive Science major, and a Psychology minor, I have a wide breadth of experience gained from both research and college classes pertaining to psychology.

Special Needs

Sign Language,

Sign Language

As a student of the University of Rochester, I have taken beginning, intermediate, and other ASL classes offered. I am also a member of the UR ASL Club. I have gone with the club to local area high schools, helping the students in those ASL programs. Finally, I have been able to help numerous people learn sufficient degrees of sign language through tutoring, both in college and high school.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a University of Rochester Peer Adviser, I have been trained in helping others improve their study habits and ultimately improve their grades. I have experience in working on time management, study habits, and test preparation.

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

My main chess experience comes from being involved with the New Oxford HS Chess team for the past 6 years (2007-2012). For the last 5 years I was a competing member (top 5 boards) and for the last 2 I was their 1st board. My duties as 1st board included instruction of the other players in opening strategy and tactics. Also, I created puzzles and tutorials that are still being used by the team since my graduation. Outside of my High School chess team I've coached many students of all ages new to, or with a knowledge of, chess. Even in college I have worked to keep my skills sharp. In short, I love the game of chess and want to impart my love of the game to those I tutor.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have experience working with students who have never been exposed to Algebra before, as well as those who just need a brush-up on the subject. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience working with students who have never been exposed to Algebra before, as well as those who just need a brush-up on the subject. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
Biology,

Biology

As a Biology major, I have a wide breadth of knowledge concerning biological systems. This knowledge has come from both college classes and previous research I was involved with.
Calculus,

Calculus

At the University of Rochester, I have taken (and excelled in) their Calculus courses. With this knowledge, I have been able to help a wide range of students with different learning styles excel.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Here at the University of Rochester, I have taken and excelled in the basic chemistry courses, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Recently, I was a Teaching Assistant for college organic chemistry. Not only do I help you with the material, but I also help you learn how to think about the material.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have experience working with students who have never been exposed to Geometry before, as well as those who just need a brush-up on the subject. I believe in helping them learn in a way that best fits their learning style.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Although I never took the SAT exam, I did spend time preparing for the exam with a wide variety of study materials. During this time I have developed effective strategies to improve test performance. (See my ACT Math performance as evidence of this)
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a University of Rochester Peer Adviser, I have been trained in helping others improve their study habits and ultimately improve their grades. I have experience in working on time management, study habits, and test preparation.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I scored a 36 on the ACT English Section. This, along with having used many different learning methods as I studied for the test has given me many different means with which to help improve my student's scores.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I scored a 34 on the ACT Math Section.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I scored a 35 on the ACT Reading Section.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I scored a 32 on the ACT Science Section.
MCAT,

MCAT

I scored in the 96th percentile on the new MCAT. Scoring well on this difficult test requires 1) a good schedule, 2) good resources, and 3) a good insight into how this exam will unfold.
PSAT,

PSAT

I scored a 212 on the PSAT. This, along with having used many different learning methods as I studied for the test has given me many different means with which to help improve my student's scores.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Although I never took the SAT exam, I did spend time preparing for the exam with a wide variety of study materials. During this time I have developed effective strategies to improve test performance. (See my ACT Math performance as evidence of this)
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Although I never took the SAT exam, I did spend time preparing for the exam with a wide variety of study materials. During this time I have developed effective strategies to improve test performance. (See my ACT Reading performance as evidence of this)
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I spent time preparing for this exam with a wide variety of study materials, developing an appreciation for different learning styles. I have developed effective strategies to improve test performance, as is evident by my student's improved grades.

Examples of Expertise


Stephen has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Super patient and Thorough

Stephen went above and beyond explaining concepts in BioChem. He broke things down into small pieces to help me understand. Stephen was great to work with. I liked that he asked me questions throughout the lesson to check my understanding.

Meridith , 1 lesson with Stephen

Knowledgeable and helpful tutor

Stephen helped a lot in explaining the basics of coding so I could get started on more complex material. He spent 2+ hours in one session with me so I could get a better grasp of what I had to do to complete and understand my homework for the week! I definitely feel more confident in my abilities now.

Francesca, 1 lesson with Stephen

Great, effective tutor!

I have Stephen as a tutor for general chemistry II. Stephen is a patient, kind, knowledgable, flexible person that helped me through basic concepts. Additionally, he has helped me learn to apply them in the correct context. I would recommend him to any of my friends, as I believe that he has helped me genuinely understand the material rather than just memorizing facts and I think that my grades will definitely increase. 10/10!

Rebecca, 1 lesson with Stephen
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