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Marilyn S.

Staten Island, NY


Johns Hopkins and Mt. Sinai Grad tutoring in NYC.

Background check passed as of 1/24/15
5.0 average from 126 ratings
Excellent, dynamic, smart tutor!
— Betts, Brooklyn, NY on 3/28/15

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Johns Hopkins U.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Johns Hopkins U.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Master's)

About Marilyn

***Tutoring in all 5 boroughs may be available, depending on location. I also offer proofreading and essay help electronically, and am available for a video-chat lesson, if an in-person session is not possible.***

Hi! I have over 10 years of experience as a tutor, including teaching young children and students with disabilities. Although I've specialized in math and the sciences, I also tutor students in Modern Greek, Russian, essays, grammar, and presentations. My goal when tutoring is to not only increase the student's grades, but to also teach them how to independently approach the topic, so that they can apply the same methods outside of tutoring sessions and later in their academic career. I also focus on broadening the student's knowledge of the topic beyond the scope of the class, including critical information that is often deleted from curriculums but is useful for truly understanding the topic, as well as making it interesting.

A little about me: I recently graduated from Mt. Sinai with my master's degree in Systems Biology with a thesis in Type II Diabetes and breast cancer metabolism. I also have my bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University in Molecular and Cellular Biology, with a minor in Russian language. I'm a native speaker of Greek and studied Russian for eight years, including advanced level literature analysis. I can tutor for the SAT, the GED, biology, chemistry, Russian, Greek, math, public speaking, English grammar, essay proofreading, reading skills, and all of the mandated NYS Regents exams.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any more questions!
***Tutoring in all 5 boroughs may be available, depending on location. I also offer proofreading and essay help electronically, and am available for a video-chat lesson, if an in-person session is not possible.***
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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Staten Island, NY 10314
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent, dynamic, smart tutor!"

- Betts, Brooklyn, NY on 3/28/15

"Friendly and upbeat as well as informative."

- Barbara, Staten Island, NY on 10/10/15

"Marilyn teaches my daughter Physics and is very knowledgeable and helps her in easier ways to understand the questions!!"

- Maryann , Staten Island, NY on 6/16/15

"Super Intelligent and Extremely Patient! Life Saver!"

- Justine, Staten Island, NY on 2/4/15

"Very knowledgeable and thorough "

- Steven, Staten Island, NY on 1/1/15

"Knowledgeable and enthusiastic"

- Charles, Staten Island, NY on 12/30/14

"Awesome, Awesome, Awesome"

- Shane, Staten Island, NY on 10/23/14

"Great Tutor"

- Robert, New York, NY on 10/28/13

"Great tutor "

- Pauline, Staten Island, NY on 5/21/13
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics,
Physical Science, Physics, Psychology
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Public Speaking
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Physics, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Common Core, GED, PSAT, Regents,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Greek,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,

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Algebra 1

I have high-passed all of the NYS Math Regents exams, and have been tutoring students in various math courses for many years.


I studied Genetics in college, and have my degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. I also continued my study of genetics during my master's program.


I am a native speaker; both my parents were born in Greece and I spoke Greek before I spoke English. I also studied in Greek School for 8 years and took the NYS Regents in Modern Greek, passing with a score of 96%.

Public Speaking

I have been presenting research since freshman year of high school, and was involved in a science research program which mandated a presentation a month. I received multiple honors for my presentations. I also took an Oral Presentations class in college.


I have taken the NYS Regents in Math A, Math B, Living Environment, Chemistry, Physics, English, Russian Language, and Greek Language, and received honors for high scores on regents exams on my diploma. I have successfully provided tutoring to students for all of these exam topics.


I have studied Russian for 8 years, and earned a minor in Russian language from Johns Hopkins. I also took 3 years of advanced literature courses (reading Pushkin, Dostoyevsky, etc. in Russian). I have over 10 years of experience as a tutor.

Johns Hopkins U.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Johns Hopkins U.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Master's)

Excellent, dynamic, smart tutor! — Marilyn has been tutoring my daughter on the ACT science & math sections. She is EXCELLENT!! She knows the material and can explain wrong answers. She also connects material to outside knowledge and makes it more relevant. Additionally, she understands the big picture and gives great test taking strategy. This includes tips on preparing for everything from nerves, material, to timing. Finally, sh ...

— Betts, Brooklyn, NY on 3/28/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marilyn will travel within 20 miles of Staten Island, NY 10314.

Background Check Status for Marilyn S.

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