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Leo W.

Selden, NY


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SUNY Geneseo
Stony Brook University


SUNY Geneseo (Biochemistry)

Stony Brook University (Master's)

About Leo

My name is Leo. I'm 27 years old and recently graduated from Stony Brook University with a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and previously attended SUNY Geneseo for a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and Mathematics in 2011. I currently work as a research and development engineer, and have previously performed biophysics, biochemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry academic research, culminating in several publications.

Although I'm a scientist by day, teaching is a passion of mine and I have done it for well over 8 years. I have previously tutored everything ranging from middle school math and science - to college level sciences - as well as every major science and math regents exam. I've also tutored for the SAT and the GRE.

I am an exceptional tutor and have had an extremely high success rate with my students; they begin seeing improvements as early as after the first lesson! I have been told that I am able to put difficult topics into very easy language to understand - which is what I believe is the single most important aspect of being an educator.

I believe my success also comes from creating an environment where the student feels comfortable. Due to being comfortable, they listen attentively and really understand the subject matter. I don't create a mandatory learning environment and force work upon my students. I try to think of fun and exciting ways to get them engaged and interested. My students don't just pass tests and homework, they understand the core concepts and I'm always looking for ways to teach them more to get to the highest possible level of comprehension. Being that I'm young it is easier for them to relate to me, another attribute that makes a good educator. Not someone you have to listen to, someone you WANT to listen to.

I'm always looking for new teaching methods, and items to help supplement my students learning.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! I look forward to working with you!
My name is Leo. I'm 27 years old and recently graduated from Stony Brook University with a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and previously Read more

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Travels within 25 miles of Selden, NY 11784
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In-person lessons

"Very Prepared Tutor"

- Kathryn, Shirley, NY on 5/6/14

"Great Tutor"

- Stacey, Centereach, NY on 5/6/14

"Really Nice Guy"

- Diane, Patchogue, NY on 5/5/14

"Great in all ways"

- Christine, Selden, NY on 12/14/11

"Excellent Tutor, very reasonable."

- Lauren, Centereach, NY on 12/2/11

"Great tutor!"

- Lilian, Port Jefferson Station, NY on 11/30/11
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics,
Geology, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics, Psychology
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, Regents,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

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I have been playing the clarinet since I was in fourth grade. In high school I performed at NYSSMA several instanced and received a 95 in Level 5, 95 All-State, and a 98 in All-state, ultimately giving me a seat at the NYSSMA all-state festival as well as all-county. In college, I performed in the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra for 3 years, as well as the Geneseo Wind Ensemble. I also took lessons for the clarinet from the clarinet professor at my school.

Discrete Math

I took discrete math in college, as a math minor. I enjoyed this course and obtained an A-.


I took both genetics and genetics lab in college. As a biochemistry major, genetics and the laboratory aspects are taught rigorously throughout the curriculum. I am very well versed in genetics.

Organic Chemistry

I took Organic Chemistry I, II and Organic Chemistry Lab in college. I also took Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab. On top of that, I did Organic Chemistry research with a faculty adviser for one year.


I took a pharmacology course in college and received an A-. I plan on going to graduate school for pharmacology also. It is an interest of mine and I am very well versed.


I have tutored for each of the mathematics regents, as well as chemistry and biology. In high school, I mastered (an 85 or better) every regents exam that I took.

SUNY Geneseo
Stony Brook University


SUNY Geneseo (Biochemistry)

Stony Brook University (Master's)

Very Prepared Tutor — Leo is great at breaking down complex topics into a streamlined/straight forward format for Honors Chemistry. He takes the time to address all areas of concern. Even if there isn't classwork to review, Leo is prepared with practice test questions and other test preparation materials. He is patient and appears relatable to my teen son. My son is comfortable expressing any concerns about a problem t ...

— Kathryn, Shirley, NY on 5/6/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Leo will travel within 25 miles of Selden, NY 11784.