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Kim C.

Compassionate, Experienced Math & Science Tutor, Academic Coach

Compassionate, Experienced Math & Science Tutor, Academic Coach

$60/hour

  • 1,676 hours tutoring

  • Tully, NY 13159

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About Kim


Bio

My desire to tutor evolved out of a strong desire to help students succeed in math and science. I use my knowledge of these subjects, combined with my teaching and research skills to help students achieve and then exceed their goals. At SUNY Cortland, I excelled in the biological sciences and went on to earn my Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF. I continued in the scientific field as a research scientist working with scientists from SUNY ESF and Cornell University and I have taught a...

My desire to tutor evolved out of a strong desire to help students succeed in math and science. I use my knowledge of these subjects, combined with my teaching and research skills to help students achieve and then exceed their goals. At SUNY Cortland, I excelled in the biological sciences and went on to earn my Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF. I continued in the scientific field as a research scientist working with scientists from SUNY ESF and Cornell University and I have taught a wide variety of college courses. I am proud to provide one-on-one and small group tutoring services, specializing in math and science to high school, college, and pre-professional students. My goal is to provide you with a tutoring experience tailored to fit your unique needs and learning style.

I am very flexible and will arrange to meet you in person or online. My office is located in the center of Tully, but other locations are also available.


Education

SUNY Cortland
Biology
SUNY ESF
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: SAT/ACT Prep Group Rate available for max of 2 students/group
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Tully, NY 13159
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/31/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last two years to students throughout the Syracuse, NY area. While some of my students were struggling to pass a Regents exam, others were looking for more challenging math. With a PhD in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF and more than 10 years of working as a research scientist, I am very comfortable using math and solving problems. I love working with kids and turning them "on" to the wonders of math!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last 18 months to students throughout the Syracuse, New York area. While some of my students were struggling to pass a Regents exam, others were looking for more challenging math. With a PhD in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF and more than 10 years of working as a research scientist, I am very comfortable using math and solving problems. I love working with kids and turning them "on" to the wonders of math!
Biology,

Biology

I have taught General Bio, Microbiology, Cell Bio labs and Genetics labs at SUNY Cortland. I love explaining biological concepts to students and helping them visualize the world of the small - from what DNA is and how it functions in the cell to the biological warfare going on between microbes in the soil. Because I have a background in research, I am very familiar with common molecular techniques commonly used in research, and have a lot of practice explaining these techniques and why they are used to my students.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've been tutoring Regents, Honors, and AP Chemistry for the last five years. While I'm not a chemist, my PhD incorporated a lot of plant biochemistry, so I have taken a number of upper level biochemistry courses. Furthermore, I've worked in biochemistry labs and used biochemistry in my research at Cornell and SUNY-ESF. My goal is to make chemistry interesting and understandable for every student!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored students in high school geometry for the last 5 years. Some of my students are home schoolers, others are struggling in geometry, and others are looking to excel in geometry. The SAT and the ACT exams also incorporate geometry in their math section, so I have also helped students review their geometry for these tests.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been tutoring students in Precalculus for the last 2 years. I start by working through problems with students, then have students complete problems themselves with help as needed. Students build confidence in their own abilities. This provides a positive feedback situation, where, because of their new found success, they are able to successfully tackle new problems and develop a positive attitude toward math in general, and precalculus specifically. I also tutor students in Calculus and AP Calculus so as a student learns Precalculus, I explain how the particular skill they are learning today, will be further developed in Calculus and why it is so important to understand the PreCalculus.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been tutoring students in SAT Math for the last 2 years. Over that time, I have developed ways to explain problems and help students build their own confidence to solve problems. My background as a Research Scientist makes me uniquely qualified - I like to solve problems and I find the challenges associated with SAT Math to be fun and rewarding.
Prealgebra, SAT Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last two years to students throughout the Syracuse, NY area. While some of my students were struggling to pass a Regents exam, others were looking for more challenging math. With a PhD in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF and more than 10 years of working as a research scientist, I am very comfortable using math and solving problems. I love working with kids and turning them "on" to the wonders of math!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last 18 months to students throughout the Syracuse, New York area. While some of my students were struggling to pass a Regents exam, others were looking for more challenging math. With a PhD in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF and more than 10 years of working as a research scientist, I am very comfortable using math and solving problems. I love working with kids and turning them "on" to the wonders of math!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored students in high school geometry for the last 5 years. Some of my students are home schoolers, others are struggling in geometry, and others are looking to excel in geometry. The SAT and the ACT exams also incorporate geometry in their math section, so I have also helped students review their geometry for these tests.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been tutoring students in Precalculus for the last 2 years. I start by working through problems with students, then have students complete problems themselves with help as needed. Students build confidence in their own abilities. This provides a positive feedback situation, where, because of their new found success, they are able to successfully tackle new problems and develop a positive attitude toward math in general, and precalculus specifically. I also tutor students in Calculus and AP Calculus so as a student learns Precalculus, I explain how the particular skill they are learning today, will be further developed in Calculus and why it is so important to understand the PreCalculus.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been tutoring students in SAT Math for the last 2 years. Over that time, I have developed ways to explain problems and help students build their own confidence to solve problems. My background as a Research Scientist makes me uniquely qualified - I like to solve problems and I find the challenges associated with SAT Math to be fun and rewarding.
ACT Math, Prealgebra, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last two years to students throughout the Syracuse, NY area. While some of my students were struggling to pass a Regents exam, others were looking for more challenging math. With a PhD in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF and more than 10 years of working as a research scientist, I am very comfortable using math and solving problems. I love working with kids and turning them "on" to the wonders of math!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last 18 months to students throughout the Syracuse, New York area. While some of my students were struggling to pass a Regents exam, others were looking for more challenging math. With a PhD in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF and more than 10 years of working as a research scientist, I am very comfortable using math and solving problems. I love working with kids and turning them "on" to the wonders of math!
Biology,

Biology

I have taught General Bio, Microbiology, Cell Bio labs and Genetics labs at SUNY Cortland. I love explaining biological concepts to students and helping them visualize the world of the small - from what DNA is and how it functions in the cell to the biological warfare going on between microbes in the soil. Because I have a background in research, I am very familiar with common molecular techniques commonly used in research, and have a lot of practice explaining these techniques and why they are used to my students.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've been tutoring Regents, Honors, and AP Chemistry for the last five years. While I'm not a chemist, my PhD incorporated a lot of plant biochemistry, so I have taken a number of upper level biochemistry courses. Furthermore, I've worked in biochemistry labs and used biochemistry in my research at Cornell and SUNY-ESF. My goal is to make chemistry interesting and understandable for every student!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored students in high school geometry for the last 5 years. Some of my students are home schoolers, others are struggling in geometry, and others are looking to excel in geometry. The SAT and the ACT exams also incorporate geometry in their math section, so I have also helped students review their geometry for these tests.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been tutoring students in Precalculus for the last 2 years. I start by working through problems with students, then have students complete problems themselves with help as needed. Students build confidence in their own abilities. This provides a positive feedback situation, where, because of their new found success, they are able to successfully tackle new problems and develop a positive attitude toward math in general, and precalculus specifically. I also tutor students in Calculus and AP Calculus so as a student learns Precalculus, I explain how the particular skill they are learning today, will be further developed in Calculus and why it is so important to understand the PreCalculus.
Prealgebra

Science

Biology,

Biology

I have taught General Bio, Microbiology, Cell Bio labs and Genetics labs at SUNY Cortland. I love explaining biological concepts to students and helping them visualize the world of the small - from what DNA is and how it functions in the cell to the biological warfare going on between microbes in the soil. Because I have a background in research, I am very familiar with common molecular techniques commonly used in research, and have a lot of practice explaining these techniques and why they are used to my students.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've been tutoring Regents, Honors, and AP Chemistry for the last five years. While I'm not a chemist, my PhD incorporated a lot of plant biochemistry, so I have taken a number of upper level biochemistry courses. Furthermore, I've worked in biochemistry labs and used biochemistry in my research at Cornell and SUNY-ESF. My goal is to make chemistry interesting and understandable for every student!
Genetics,

Genetics

I was the senior lab instructor for the genetics course at SUNY Cortland for 2 years, so I am very familiar with the genetics course material. I also have a lot of "hands-on" experience having used plant genetics in my work as a research scientist at SUNY ESF and Cornell University. I help students learn how to visualize the material for themselves and solve genetics problems, by engaging each student in describing, with as much detail as possible, what he/she can understand. Then, I fill in the blanks.
Microbiology,

Microbiology

I taught microbiology and medicine at SUNY Cortland for a couple of years and had so much fun doing so! I have also done research in the plant pathology department at Cornell University. Microbiology is such a fascinating subject – it’s exploring a whole world that we rarely think about – but one that is so incredibly important and beneficial to us. As a plant physiologist, I am always fascinated by the way plants defend themselves from microbes and how microbes overcome defense systems. I love the study of microbiology, and I love exciting students about the wonders of the microbial world.
ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last two years to students throughout the Syracuse, NY area. While some of my students were struggling to pass a Regents exam, others were looking for more challenging math. With a PhD in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF and more than 10 years of working as a research scientist, I am very comfortable using math and solving problems. I love working with kids and turning them "on" to the wonders of math!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last 18 months to students throughout the Syracuse, New York area. While some of my students were struggling to pass a Regents exam, others were looking for more challenging math. With a PhD in Plant Physiology from SUNY ESF and more than 10 years of working as a research scientist, I am very comfortable using math and solving problems. I love working with kids and turning them "on" to the wonders of math!
Biology,

Biology

I have taught General Bio, Microbiology, Cell Bio labs and Genetics labs at SUNY Cortland. I love explaining biological concepts to students and helping them visualize the world of the small - from what DNA is and how it functions in the cell to the biological warfare going on between microbes in the soil. Because I have a background in research, I am very familiar with common molecular techniques commonly used in research, and have a lot of practice explaining these techniques and why they are used to my students.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've been tutoring Regents, Honors, and AP Chemistry for the last five years. While I'm not a chemist, my PhD incorporated a lot of plant biochemistry, so I have taken a number of upper level biochemistry courses. Furthermore, I've worked in biochemistry labs and used biochemistry in my research at Cornell and SUNY-ESF. My goal is to make chemistry interesting and understandable for every student!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored students in high school geometry for the last 5 years. Some of my students are home schoolers, others are struggling in geometry, and others are looking to excel in geometry. The SAT and the ACT exams also incorporate geometry in their math section, so I have also helped students review their geometry for these tests.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been tutoring students in SAT Math for the last 2 years. Over that time, I have developed ways to explain problems and help students build their own confidence to solve problems. My background as a Research Scientist makes me uniquely qualified - I like to solve problems and I find the challenges associated with SAT Math to be fun and rewarding.
GED

Test Preparation

Regents,

Regents

I have taught small-group Regents review courses in biology and chemistry. In these courses, we reviewed the course material for the year and completed practice exams. I have also tutored students in Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. My background in academia as a research scientist, instructor, and lab instructor, has allowed me to develop my teaching techniques and use my math and science skills to successfully tutor students preparing to take their Regents exams.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been tutoring students in SAT Math for the last 2 years. Over that time, I have developed ways to explain problems and help students build their own confidence to solve problems. My background as a Research Scientist makes me uniquely qualified - I like to solve problems and I find the challenges associated with SAT Math to be fun and rewarding.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable and helpful tutor

My 15-year-old daughter very much appreciated Kim’s assistance with chemistry. Very patient and able to break down tough concepts into workable portions. Her assistance was much appreciated and we look forward to future sessions!

Jennifer, 1 lesson with Kim

Knowledgeable and insightful tutor

Kim is a highly capable tutor in science. In addition to helping my son with Biology, she also took the time to give me feedback on his approach about learning. As we all know, so much goes into the learning process such as time management and sequencing the information gathered. Kim gave me some wonderful insight as to what kind of a student my child is and I'm hopeful with her suggestions that we can guide him to be a better student. We’re truly very, very lucky to have found her.

Kathy, 5 lessons with Kim

Really helpful in breaking down complicated material

Kim really takes the time and is very patient in breaking down the material in a way that is more understandable. She is really nice. I feel more confident going into my test.

Amanda, 2 lessons with Kim

Patient but persistent

Kim is amazing. She's able, somehow, to find that blend of patience and persistence that keeps my son moving forward. Bravo!

Sharon, 25 lessons with Kim

Skillful, Kind, and Extremely Helpful

Kim is an excellent tutor. Very knowledge and kind--perfect combination. My daughter worked with her on ACT Math -- really excellent. She is very responsive too.

Patrick, 2 lessons with Kim

Knowledgeable and Engaging

After just one tutoring session with Kim my daughter actually showed some interest in and understanding of the subject matter. Kim was good at engaging my daughter and keeping her interested. I finally feel like my daughter will get the help she needs to succeed in biology class.

Martin, 13 lessons with Kim

Great tutor!

Kim helped me understand concepts such as the Ideal Gas Law, Stoichiometry, Effusion and Diffusion and more! She was great at explaining why these rules work which a lot of tutors can not do. I will definitely be asking for her help again in the future.

Sean, 2 lessons with Kim

Great tutor!

Ms. Kim has been teaching my son who is in Grade 4, for about 6 months. I have seen an amazing improvement in his Math skills. He seems to enjoy the sessions thoroughly and looks forward for it every week. He was also preparing for the SCAT, and was able to improve his timing on the test tremendously. Ms. Kim is an amazing teacher.

Shashank, 76 lessons with Kim

Making a difference

Kim is amazing. She has helped my son to improve his grades in algebra. She goes out of her way to communicate with school staff and make sure Zach understands and is prepared for success.

Darlene, 36 lessons with Kim

$60/hour

Kim C.

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