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Dina K.

Staten Island, NY

$25/hour

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100+ Hours
5.0 average from 35 ratings
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Wagner College
Biology

Education

Wagner College (Biology)

About Dina

Hi! I would be more than happy to help your bright child improve in school and get on track for this year. I love teaching students and it is one of my passions. I love when students understand what they are learning and have that "light bulb moment." I will accommodate each and every student's learning style to my lessons and will help him/her with positive, patient enforcement through encouragement and rewards/prizes to make sure my students are happy at all times and I will try to make sure that he/she begins to like school and cherish the subjects he's/she's learned if he/she hasn't already! I am capable of working with different learning styles and bring enthusiasm and fun to every lesson. I am a patient and organized tutor as well. Over the last five years, I have taught school subjects for kindergarten-college. I have experience in science, reading, writing, social, studies, math, etc. No matter the subject I teach or tutor, I believe it's important to understand each students' learning style and use that to enhance learning. As a tutor, I will do the same. I would want to make this tutoring experience a valuable experience for both myself and the student. By understanding how the student learns, it allows this to happen. I would also be prepared to help the student with homework and study for tests, as well. Hi! I would be more than happy to help your bright child improve in school and get on track for this year. I love teaching students and it is one of my passions. I love when students understand what they are learning and have that "light bulb moment." I will accommodate each and every student's learning style to my lessons and will help him/her Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Affordable group rates available as per request.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Staten Island, NY 10308

"First lesson"

- Kim, Staten Island, NY on 12/2/17

"Very Patient"

- Alisa, Staten Island, NY on 4/23/16

"I was impressed!"

- Jennifer, Perth Amboy, NJ on 4/7/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
GED,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology,
Chemistry, Elementary Science,
PSAT,
Psychology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, AFOQT, ASVAB,
College Counseling,
Common Core,
GED,
ISEE,
PSAT,
Regents,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT,
STAAR, TAKS,
TEAS, USCIS
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
USCIS, Writing

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

I have tutored many students in math from kindergarten-college. I have received high grades on my math state exams and my math expertise is currently at the Precalculus level. I also have a great extent of knowledge about the NY common core standards and math in general, including ASVAB prep, SAT prep, SSAT prep, SHSAT prep, and G&T prep.

American History

I scored a 98 on the US History regents exam and scored a 90 or higher on every exam in US History up to this date. I garnered a 100 as a semester grade for the final semester of 11th grade through my unique studying tips and my diligent hard work in class. I also never got lower than a 95 for the class on my report card.

ASVAB

The ASVAB examination is known as the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery assessment. First, I try to increase a student's Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) percentile. I do this by primarily focusing on a few sections that make up that percentile. Next, I tutor my students in Arithmetic Reasoning, Mathematics Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Word Knowledge. My tutoring lessons are mostly made up of math and reading questions since these are the questions that garner the most points based on the exam's profile.

Biology

I have tutored many students in biology from kindergarten-college. I received high grades on all of my science state exams. I have a great extent of knowledge about the science common core standards and science in general. I am currently taking college level chemistry at the moment.

College Counseling

I help students with the transition from high school to college. I assist in the college admissions process and am familiar with numerous colleges, including their admission requirements and what they offer in terms of an individual student's chosen career path. I also help with obtaining financial aid and scholarships as well as testing and essay strategies.

Common Core

I have tutored numerous students in NY Common Core for many years. I incorporate the Common Core standards into each of my lessons. State examinations are based on the Common Core standards, so my students learn skills on academic topics and get test prep for the state test at the same time.

Elementary (K-6th)

I use innovative methods and techniques in my elementary (k-6th) curriculum because I believe in the philosophy of every student being different and unique. Although elementary education may be the easiest part of a student's academic career, I don't treat it that way. I spend a lot of time creating my lessons to ensure understanding and comprehension in all of my younger students-using their strengths and weaknesses. I also try to make lessons as a fun as possible so that students aren't begging to go home by the end of the lesson. I try to create a love of learning that will last a lifetime through my curriculum/lesson plans.

Elementary Math

I have tutored many students in math from kindergarten-college. I received high grades on my math state exams. My expertise extends all the way to Precalculus. I have a great extent of knowledge about the math common core standards and math in general. Most of the students that I've tutored have been tutored in elementary math, since the topics can sometimes be difficult in the fast pace of classroom learning. I ensure that every student understands every step of a topic/problem to make sure they are on the same page. The topics students learn in elementary school are the building blocks for future math learning in middle school and beyond.

Elementary Science

I've tutored many students in science from kindergarten-college. I received high grades on my science state exams and my expertise extents all the way to college level chemistry. I have a great extent of knowledge about the science common core standards and science in general.

English

I have a great love for books! I have read many different forms of literature in high school that are used today in classrooms nationwide. This allows me to efficiently help my students studying difficult texts such as Shakespeare, etc. I also got a 91 on my English Regents two years ago. My expertise extends all the way to college level World Literature. I also have experience in tutoring younger students in English. I helped my students combat their reading through skills, games, exercises. Their writing was improved in the same sequence and through positive encouragement/practice.

GED

I have been tutoring students from K-12th grade for almost 3 years. My tutoring range is very extensive from reading, writing, math, science, social studies to all kinds of test prep (G & T prep, ASVAB prep, SSAT prep, SAT prep, ISSE prep, ACT prep, etc.) I graduated from high school in June 2016 and am currently pursuing my bachelor's degree at Wagner College, maintaining a 3.5 GPA in college and a 3.7 in high school. .

Geography

Geography is not a strong suit of U.S. citizens since it is primarily only in the grade school curriculum, where later in life it is forgotten. My geography lessons are configured to help students understand how geography places a major role in everything that goes on in the world. I sometimes use powerpoint and online resources to give a visual representation of places of geography we are studying. I incorporate towns, states, nations, continents, oceans, and cultures into my geography lessons.

Government & Politics

I have taken Global History, American History, Government, Politics, Economics, and AP Comparative Government in the span of my educational career. In my first couple of lessons, I usually go over the U.S. Constitution (amendments, precedents, etc.) since that is an integral part of history-past and present. I then go over federal, state, and local laws that are part of our everyday lives. I also make sure to give significant importance to Supreme Court decisions as they have forever changed history throughout the century. One example is Roe vs. Wade.

Grammar

I teach basic English grammar concepts that are common misused in everyday life. Grammar is important throughout the lives of my students since writing in an integral part of learning and education. Learning all the rules of grammar can be a difficult task at times, but it doesn't have to be with my help and expertise!

Handwriting

Handwriting is an important fundamental aspect of learning. I provide extra help and guidance in the area of handwriting through one-on-one services. Many schools and teachers brush over the area quickly because of time and resources. That is where I come in. I provide extra resources and services where the gap of classroom learning comes in.

Homeschool

I create and administer practice standardized exams in many subjects including English, math, history, and science. I have taught my students in English, math, science, social studies, and including many electives as well. I evaluate student performance and provide positive discipline and guidance to accomplish his/her goals. I have also created lesson plans which have been used through education learning and reinforcement. I have 2+ years experience in tutoring students in grades K-8. I have knowledge of the Common Core Standards for English, Math, Science and Social Studies. I also have an individualized approach to tutoring. Every child is tutored based on their individual weaknesses, including strengths and problem areas. I am currently completing my bachelor's degree at Wagner College.

ISEE

I have many years of experience tutoring ISEE, especially its subjects including math, reading/verbal, etc.

Literature

I have a great deal of knowledge in literature. I have studied Shakespeare, Fitzgerald, Poe, and so on. It's not enough to just read literature, but to also understand, analyze and respond to it. My #1 goal is to instill a love of literature in all my students and then my 2nd goal is to make sure that my students' love of literature is shown through their amazing grades.

Macintosh

I have used Macintosh computers and Apple products since I was in middle school. I am well versed in the specifics of the Mac and know all of the ways around its complicated aspects. I also know all of the best apps for education, business, etc. and can help teach you the ins and outs of the computer.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have been using Microsoft Powerpoint since I was in 5th grade. It was a mandated requirement as I got older because I was doing many presentations in class. Because of my extensive knowledge, I have many tips to excel in school and beyond (career wise). Powerpoints are used in legal, business, and teaching seminars so it's become a standard of presentations over the years.

Microsoft Word

I have been using Microsoft word since I was in 4th grade in elementary school. As a result, I am very skilled in the platform. It is a required skill for many careers today, so I made sure to be sufficient in the area as a student. I have many easy tips to help the learning curve when using the application. I'll show you what you have to know, what you don't need to know, and what is good as a backup in terms of the devices on the platform.

Phonics

I feel that I am qualified to tutor in phonics because I have 2 years of experience in tutoring Kindergarten through Grade 5. Furthermore, a good percentage of my tutoring was in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2. I have assisted many children specifically with phonics and reading.

Prealgebra

I tutored many students in math from kindergarten-8th grade, received high grades on my math state exams, and am currently taking Precalculus so I have a great extent of knowledge about common core standards and math in general.

PSAT

I have many years of tutoring experience within the areas of the PSAT (the math, critical reading and writing sections.) The PSAT is a good indicator of where you're at score-wise for the SAT as it based on similar format and is made by the company that creates the SAT's every year. I use many hidden tips and skills to help you ace the test and garner scholarships early on in your high school career. The PSAT consists of new material which I have already been prepared with, so I'm already ahead of the game within the tutoring platforms. I have also developed new lesson plans and material based on the new configurations.

Psychology

I completed the intro to psychology course at Wagner College in my freshman year. I learned all of the basics and more of the subject. I learned about the famous experimenters and their experiments-Skinner, Milgram, Zimbardo, etc. I also learned about all of the disorders that are in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders (DSM).

Reading

I have a proven track record of increasing children's reading levels significantly over a short period of time. Although some students do take additional time which only allows for further understanding. I understand that all students progress in their own way, so I try to motivate them as much as possible. I also like to start reading books that the student likes so that he or she enjoys reading over time. Once the student begins to read based on the idea of "enjoyment," true progress can begin.

Regents

I have taught Regents prep with small groups of students and one-on-one as well. Some of my prep includes the Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trig, Earth Science, Living Environment, Chemistry, Global History, US History, and English regents. I tutor my students by reviewing concepts, topics, and material that has been taught throughout the year.

Social Studies

I instruct students in past and modern global/national social issues. I also help students understand the geographical, historical, cultural, and political factors that influence the development of world regions. In addition, I sometimes tutor on the operation of political and economic systems.

SSAT

The SSAT is an important examination to get into prestigious, competitive and selective secondary schools. I tutor all 4 areas of the exam-Quantitative, Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Verbal. The concepts are not too difficult but I usually review for the exam with the students months in advance to ensure every topic has been reviewed thoroughly and sufficiently. Some concepts have to be self-taught by me, since not all of the concepts are taught in the education curriculum.

Study Skills

I am a 2+ year veteran of grades 4-12- teaching, including extensive work in study skills instruction. I am continuing to create innovative methods of helping students employ their newly learned study skills/note-taking skills to engage in critical reading and writing in responses to literature and to be able to use their new study skills in other subjects. I have a lot to offer in the areas of study skills!

TAKS

The TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) examination tests students' expertise in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. It was previously used for grades 3-8 and 9-11. However, it has since been phased out in public school. I still help homeschool students who desire to take the exam.

Vocabulary

I have used by vocabulary expertise to help students increase and improve their vocabulary. This is very important as the writing curriculum can be cultivated without the background in vocabulary. Many students' writing is not as strong as it could be, because of their inability to use their vocabulary to their advantage. That's where I come in! I help students to learn skills that will help them throughout their lifetime from vocabulary, writing and beyond.

World History

I scored 87 on my Global World History Regents.

Writing

I have been studying writing for over 5 years. In college, my writing skills have only flourished and improved. I believe in the writing philosophy "quality over quantity." I have specific experience with writing since is it often a weakness for students, especially with the new Common Core standards that call for more analytic, detailed writing. I have taught writing lessons to children from Kindergarten to adults in college. I teach basic writing skills that everyone should incorporate in their educational careers and beyond, as well as, college essay skills where the writing formats become a little more difficult.

Wagner College
Biology

Education

Wagner College (Biology)

First lesson

First session went very well. She was patient and worked with him on strengthening his writing. Looking forward to our next session.

— Kim, Staten Island, NY on 12/2/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Affordable group rates available as per request.

Travel policy

Dina will travel within 40 miles of Staten Island, NY 10308.