Compassionate, Experienced Math & Science Tutor, Academic Coach

Kim C.
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Compassionate, Experienced Math & Science Tutor, Academic Coach

Kim C.
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## Excellent!

David, 9 lessons with KimKim helped our son prepare for the Earth Science Regents. He has always done very well on tests and quizzes but only did ok on exams. When he first started meeting with Kim, he was averaging in the low 80s on the practice exams. He said he really enjoyed working with her. Kim helped him to completely understand the underlying concepts. As a result, he got a 95% on his Regents Exam. His score was directly attributable to his work with Kim. Outstanding work!

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...

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Elementary Math

ACT English,
ACT Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last seven years to students throughout the United States. While some of my students were struggling to pass a state 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 seven years to students throughout the United States. While some of my students were struggling to pass an end-of-year 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 seven years. My knowledge of chemistry comes from my PhD in Plant Physiology, my experience as a research scientist, and my love of learning. I love to help students "see" biology and chemistry all around them and my personal goal is to make chemistry interesting and understandable for every student!

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I have tutored students in high school geometry for the last seven 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.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

Prealgebra lays the foundation for all the higher level maths. It's critically important to have a strong foundation in prealgebra so your child can be successful in future courses. I have been helping students understand prealgebra concepts for the last seven years, always striving to incorporate new concepts, new methods of teaching and new ways to help students develop their own learning techniques.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Precalculus is essential to doing well in Calculus, a course many colleges expect you to take either as an AP course in high school or in college itself. It's a fast-paced course that even students who excel in math find difficult. The excitement of taking math to a new level quickly dies if you have to struggle to understand the concepts. I explain concepts, work through problems with students, and encourage students to work through problems themselves. 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 PreCalculus.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I have been tutoring students in SAT Math for the last seven years. Over that time, I have developed ways to explain problems and help students build their own confidence to solve problems. I utilize Khan Academy to help my students quickly discover the areas that they need help with, then we hone in on those areas. With directed practice in the areas that give you trouble, we quickly improve your score and get you ready for the math portion of the SAT. I also help students prepare for the writing and language, and the reading portions of the exam.

SAT Reading
ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

I have been tutoring students in all aspects of ACT prep for the last seven years. I help students understand math problems, develop their reading techniques, become comfortable with the ACT, and help them discover the strategies that work best for them. My educational and professional background provides the tools to help them learn, and my tutoring skills help them gain confidence in their own ability to succeed.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last seven years to students throughout the United States. While some of my students were struggling to pass a state 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 seven years to students throughout the United States. While some of my students were struggling to pass an end-of-year 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 seven 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.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

Prealgebra lays the foundation for all the higher level maths. It's critically important to have a strong foundation in prealgebra so your child can be successful in future courses. I have been helping students understand prealgebra concepts for the last seven years, always striving to incorporate new concepts, new methods of teaching and new ways to help students develop their own learning techniques.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Precalculus is essential to doing well in Calculus, a course many colleges expect you to take either as an AP course in high school or in college itself. It's a fast-paced course that even students who excel in math find difficult. The excitement of taking math to a new level quickly dies if you have to struggle to understand the concepts. I explain concepts, work through problems with students, and encourage students to work through problems themselves. 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 PreCalculus.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I have been tutoring students in SAT Math for the last seven years. Over that time, I have developed ways to explain problems and help students build their own confidence to solve problems. I utilize Khan Academy to help my students quickly discover the areas that they need help with, then we hone in on those areas. With directed practice in the areas that give you trouble, we quickly improve your score and get you ready for the math portion of the SAT. I also help students prepare for the writing and language, and the reading portions of the exam.

Trigonometry
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the last seven years to students throughout the United States. While some of my students were struggling to pass a state 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 seven years to students throughout the United States. While some of my students were struggling to pass an end-of-year 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 seven years. My knowledge of chemistry comes from my PhD in Plant Physiology, my experience as a research scientist, and my love of learning. I love to help students "see" biology and chemistry all around them and my personal goal is to make chemistry interesting and understandable for every student!

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I have tutored students in high school geometry for the last seven 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.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

Prealgebra lays the foundation for all the higher level maths. It's critically important to have a strong foundation in prealgebra so your child can be successful in future courses. I have been helping students understand prealgebra concepts for the last seven years, always striving to incorporate new concepts, new methods of teaching and new ways to help students develop their own learning techniques.

Precalculus
#### Precalculus

Precalculus is essential to doing well in Calculus, a course many colleges expect you to take either as an AP course in high school or in college itself. It's a fast-paced course that even students who excel in math find difficult. The excitement of taking math to a new level quickly dies if you have to struggle to understand the concepts. I explain concepts, work through problems with students, and encourage students to work through problems themselves. 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 PreCalculus.

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 seven years. My knowledge of chemistry comes from my PhD in Plant Physiology, my experience as a research scientist, and my love of learning. I love to help students "see" biology and chemistry all around them and my personal 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
SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I have been tutoring students in SAT Math for the last seven years. Over that time, I have developed ways to explain problems and help students build their own confidence to solve problems. I utilize Khan Academy to help my students quickly discover the areas that they need help with, then we hone in on those areas. With directed practice in the areas that give you trouble, we quickly improve your score and get you ready for the math portion of the SAT. I also help students prepare for the writing and language, and the reading portions of the exam.

GED
ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

I have been tutoring students in all aspects of ACT prep for the last seven years. I help students understand math problems, develop their reading techniques, become comfortable with the ACT, and help them discover the strategies that work best for them. My educational and professional background provides the tools to help them learn, and my tutoring skills help them gain confidence in their own ability to succeed.

Regents,
#### Regents

I have taught small-group Regents review courses in biology and chemistry, as well as small group AP review courses in both subjects. 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.

Kim has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **2 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Great Teacher!

Kim breaks problems down in a very digestible manner and can explain it simply. My daughter’s math has really improved!

Sarah, 6 lessons with Kim

## Great Teacher!

Kim breaks problems down in a very digestible manner and can explain it simply. My daughter’s math has really improved!

Sarah, 6 lessons with Kim

## Algebra 1

Our 14 year old daughter loves working with her. She is super nice and supportive and in a short amount of time has made a difference In our daughters confidence in math. Kim knows how to make things better and quickly. If you’re in need of a tutor for any reason do not hesitate to chose Kim!!

Jennifer, 23 lessons with Kim

## Kim is a wonderful teacher.

Kim has been tutoring my son in Chemistry during hybrid learning (classes every other day). He wouldn't have been able to perform well in the class without her additional support.

Donna, 9 lessons with Kim

## great teacher!

Kim C. helped me understand concepts I was having trouble understanding in Chemistry. She was also very patient with me.

Sasha, 21 lessons with Kim

## Great tutor who relates well with students

Kim is a great tutor who has been able to help both of my children with SAT prep and HS Chemistry. She is very positive and encouraging and relates extremely well with the students. I highly recommend her.

Kevin, 9 lessons with Kim

## Extremely helpful and patient tutor

Kim has taught me how to relate concepts as we went through my genetics course. She explained every detail and help explain why something happens. Not only does she review my lecture notes before our lesson, she would answer any questions like homework whenever I needed them. She is a very fast responder and she is a very patient tutor. I highly recommend her as a tutor. I hope to continue with her as I go on to other courses like biochemistry.

Nancy, 49 lessons with Kim

## 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, 10 lessons with Kim