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Nicole S.

College/HS Science & Math, Pre-Med, 1st/2nd Year MD, and more!

College/HS Science & Math, Pre-Med, 1st/2nd Year MD, and more!

$45/hour

About Nicole


Bio

Hi! My name is Nikki, and I specialize in math and science tutoring. I can help with math and science course work, homework, exam and standardized test preparation, and more. I have almost a decade of experience helping students with high school, college, and graduate school level coursework. I also enjoy helping with admission essays for college, medical school, and more.

Individuals I work with often experience a dramatic increase in both their grades and their overall comprehension of...

Hi! My name is Nikki, and I specialize in math and science tutoring. I can help with math and science course work, homework, exam and standardized test preparation, and more. I have almost a decade of experience helping students with high school, college, and graduate school level coursework. I also enjoy helping with admission essays for college, medical school, and more.

Individuals I work with often experience a dramatic increase in both their grades and their overall comprehension of concepts. I’m frequently told that I excel at explaining tricky concepts in ways that are easy to understand and remember.

I enjoy tutoring individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I also frequently work with “non-traditional” adult students who have returned to school.

For information about how I tutor a specific subject, please click that subject on this profile page to see my comments.

EDUCATION & BACKGROUND
I began tutoring in 2004, back when I was an undergraduate studying at Florida State University. I was a TA (teaching assistant) Biology I and Biology II. I loved working with students one-on-one during my office hours.

In college, I double majored in biology and economics while minoring in chemistry, nutrition, and mathematics.

After college, I was accepted to multiple MD programs. I matriculated at SUNY Stony Brook, completed my first 2 years. I took the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 board examination in 2011 and received a 230/99. The average score for US medical students is a 220, and a 99 is the highest 2 digit score that a test taker can receive.

I was in a near-fatal car accident in 2011; the extent of my injuries prevented me from returning to medical school. I started tutoring at that time, while still having reconstructive surgeries for years after the accident.

STANDARDIZED EXAMS
I can also help with the math and science sections of standardized examinations, including college entrance exams (ACT & SAT). I have tutored for the GRE, ASVAB, PCAT, DAT, and more.
I am a skilled standardized test-taker, and I will share my strategies and tricks with you.

I have taken numerous standardized tests. In high school, I did well on the ACT (31) and SAT (700 in math) despite taking both tests “cold" ( I did not study for or prepare for either of them). I also took the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) in college and received a 31. At that time, the average score was a 24.

Please contact me to discuss your tutoring needs and how I can help you or your child!

ONLINE TUTORING:
I am able to do online tutoring through the Wyzant platform, but prefer using my paid account on Scribblar instead. Each student gets their own individual Scribblar URL link that leads to their own whiteboard room. We can both add files, images, write, type, draw, and more. The student is able to log in and review our work (all pages of the whiteboard) at any time. Knowing what we will be covering in advance allows me to gather the files and images I will use to teach that topic beforehand.

WHAT ONLINE TUTORING LOOKS LIKE: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3bju62cxh30ymu3/AABYOGDtQ30Wz_a1S9f3vR4na?dl=0
The above dropbox link has screenshots of some pages from some whiteboards on Scribblar for the ACT, AP Chemistry, Regents Chemistry, college biology, and medical school USMLE Review.


Education

Florida State University
Biology
SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
MD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: K-8: $35/hour Grad school including MD (M1/M2): $60/hr USMLE step 1/2: $65/hr GROUP TUTORING: contact me
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/27/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I have been tutoring the GRE math section for several years now, with very positive results. Most of my GRE students were admitted to their graduate school program of choice and some of them received full scholarships. I have helped students pursuing both master's and doctorate degrees including physical therapy doctorate programs, speech pathology programs, and more. Do NOT be intimidated if it has been a while since you took the relevant math classes (algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, statistics, and some college algebra/precalculus material)! I am very effective at helping students relearn, review, and practice those several years worth of math classes in a relatively short timeframe. I also frequently help students who do not need a math refresher, but do need help with breaking down the trickier quantitative comparison ("quant comp") questions into understandable and doable problems. I can help you identify the ideal method to solve a particular question. For example, the guess and check approach is ideal with certain multiple choice questions, but this is definitely not always the case!

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science

English

Writing,

Writing

I occasionally help students with admissions essays and personal statements for college, medical school, and graduate school (including professional school). All of the students that I have helped have been admitted to their program of choice!
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored many students in both algebra 1 and 2 with positive results. I will help you learn systems of equations, graphing lines and parabolas, polynomials, factoring, working with variables, simplifying expressions, absolute value, inequalities, complex fractions, probability, and more.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored several students in algebra and trigonometry with positive results. I am familiar with the regents exams for these subjects and can help you prepare for your test. I can help with polynomials, factoring, simplifying expressions, permutations and combinations, probability, sequences, absolute value, inequalities, complex fractions, and other concepts in algebra.
Biology,

Biology

I majored in Biology in college and also attended medical school, so this is my favorite topic. I have taken and gotten A's in many upper level biology courses, including genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology, immunology, histology, anatomy. and more. I remember everything that I have learned and will pass it down to you, also, I am fantastic at explaining concepts in a way that makes them stick. I spent a year in college as a teaching assistant for introductory biology (Biology 1 and 2). While I was responsible for 250 students, I tutored many of them on one-on-one basis during my office hours. I always got very positive feedback from the students that I worked with. I have also done some recent biology tutoring, on my own, as well as through this website. I tutored regular biology, AP biology, and microbiology. I always go into a tutoring session assuming that the student knows nothing about the topic, and work my way up from there. No level of biology is too basic for tutoring, but if you contact me, be ready to work hard and score high!
Calculus,

Calculus

As an undergraduate majoring in biology and as a medical student, I have had to take numerous math classes. I have been tutoring mathematics since 2011 with excellent results! I tutor calculus 1, AP Calculus AB, and some AP Calculus BC. Contact me if you need help with limits, derivatives and their applications (optimization problems, etc), or integrals! I also help students who need past math subjects reviewed while working on calculus (the geometry, algebra, and trigonometry that it is necessary to understand while working calculus problems).
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken a number of chemistry classes, including AP Chemistry (Grade of 5), Organic Chemistry I, II, and lab (Grades of A in all three), Biochemistry (Grade of B+). I have been tutoring chemistry (and math) since 2011 with excellent results! These are some of the concepts that I can help you with: - Nomenclature rules (naming chemical compounds) - Chemical bonding - Stochiometry (balancing equations, limiting reagents, etc) - Periodic table trends (electronegativity, electron affinity, ionization energy, atomic radius) - Drawing Lewis dot diagrams, formal charge, electron geometry and molecular geometry - Acid/base chemistry (Titrations, strong vs weak acids and bases, acid/base equilibrium problems, buffers, Henderson-Hasselbach, Ka and Kb, etc) - Equilibrium (equilibrium constants, ICE charts, Le-Chatlier's principle, etc) - Solubility and colligative properties - Reduction-oxidation (Redox) reactions - Thermodynamics (enthalpy, entropy, phase changes, exothermic and endothermic reactions and diagrams) - Nuclear chemistry (isotopes, alpha and beta particles, etc) - And more!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have years of experience tutoring various math classes with excellent results, and geometry is no exception! I can help you with calculations, graphing, and word problems pertaining to the following geometry concepts and more: (1) Lines (forms of a line, calculating slope, finding x and y intercepts, finding equations of a line that passes through a certain point and is parallel to or perpendicular to a certain line, solving systems of equations by graphing or algebraically via substitution or elimination methods, etc) (2) Angles (complementary and supplementary angles, vertical angles etc) (3) Parallel lines cut by a transversal (corresponding angles, alternate interior/exterior angles, same size interior/exterior angles, etc) (4) Triangles (equilateral, isosceles, right, acute, and obtuse triangles; perimeter and area of triangles; trigonometrically "special" right triangles; similar triangles; congruent triangles; triangle proofs; etc) (5) Circles (diameter, circumference, sectors area, arc length, circle proofs, etc) (6) Quadrilaterals (the properties of trapezoids, isosceles trapezoids, parallelograms, rectangles, rhombi, squares, and kites; perimeter and area calculations of these shapes; proofs involving these shapes; etc) (7) Polygons (irregular vs regular polygons, area of regular polygons, interior and exterior angles of regular polygons, apothem, rotational symmetry of regular polygons, etc) (8) Three-dimensional shapes (surface area and volume of cones, cylinders, spheres, pyramids, and prisms) (9) Shaded area problems (10) Perimeter and area of composite shapes (11) Constructions (12) Transformations (dilation, rotation, translation, and reflection) (13) Trigonometry basics (sine, cosine, tangent, etc)
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I love tutoring for SAT math! I have had students increase their SAT math score 100+ points in math after just two weeks of tutoring. I have experience tutoring the new SAT and can help you with both math sections (section 4, which allows the usage of a calculator, and section 3, which does not). I will quickly identify weak areas that need to be focused on. I am excellent at breaking down SAT math problems in a way that makes them easy to understand as well as helping students develop better critical thinking and problem solving skills. Because doing as many practice problems as possible and mock testing are both essential to preparing for any standardized examination, I utilize over 700 practice problems for the student to use. This includes 10 full-length exams that are directly from the test makers. For concept review and further practice, I have my own math curriculum and problem sets that I use in conjunction with other preparatory materials.
Writing,

Writing

I occasionally help students with admissions essays and personal statements for college, medical school, and graduate school (including professional school). All of the students that I have helped have been admitted to their program of choice!
English, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Reading

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been tutoring the ACT math and science sections for several years. ACT Math is one of my favorite subjects to tutor! Students that I work with often increase several points. I will quickly identify weak areas that need to be focused on. I usually assign homework to reinforce what we have worked on. I am excellent at breaking down ACT math problems in a way that makes them easy to understand as well as helping students develop better critical thinking and problem solving skills. Because doing practice problems and mock testing are both essential to preparing for any standardized examination, I have a huge collection of practice problems for the student to use. For standardized tests, I always encourage students to use the test maker’s materials. I have a large number of such ACT materials beyond those that are easily available (from the Real ACT prep Guide book and the 5 released tests). I have a “library” of ACT math problems separated and categorized. Suppose a student needs more work on probability questions during a session. We do not have to go hunting for relevant questions because I can easily pull the ones that only deal with probability. For concept review, I have my own ACT math curriculum that I use in conjunction with other preparatory materials.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored many students in both algebra 1 and 2 with positive results. I will help you learn systems of equations, graphing lines and parabolas, polynomials, factoring, working with variables, simplifying expressions, absolute value, inequalities, complex fractions, probability, and more.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored several students in algebra and trigonometry with positive results. I am familiar with the regents exams for these subjects and can help you prepare for your test. I can help with polynomials, factoring, simplifying expressions, permutations and combinations, probability, sequences, absolute value, inequalities, complex fractions, and other concepts in algebra.
Calculus,

Calculus

As an undergraduate majoring in biology and as a medical student, I have had to take numerous math classes. I have been tutoring mathematics since 2011 with excellent results! I tutor calculus 1, AP Calculus AB, and some AP Calculus BC. Contact me if you need help with limits, derivatives and their applications (optimization problems, etc), or integrals! I also help students who need past math subjects reviewed while working on calculus (the geometry, algebra, and trigonometry that it is necessary to understand while working calculus problems).
Geometry,

Geometry

I have years of experience tutoring various math classes with excellent results, and geometry is no exception! I can help you with calculations, graphing, and word problems pertaining to the following geometry concepts and more: (1) Lines (forms of a line, calculating slope, finding x and y intercepts, finding equations of a line that passes through a certain point and is parallel to or perpendicular to a certain line, solving systems of equations by graphing or algebraically via substitution or elimination methods, etc) (2) Angles (complementary and supplementary angles, vertical angles etc) (3) Parallel lines cut by a transversal (corresponding angles, alternate interior/exterior angles, same size interior/exterior angles, etc) (4) Triangles (equilateral, isosceles, right, acute, and obtuse triangles; perimeter and area of triangles; trigonometrically "special" right triangles; similar triangles; congruent triangles; triangle proofs; etc) (5) Circles (diameter, circumference, sectors area, arc length, circle proofs, etc) (6) Quadrilaterals (the properties of trapezoids, isosceles trapezoids, parallelograms, rectangles, rhombi, squares, and kites; perimeter and area calculations of these shapes; proofs involving these shapes; etc) (7) Polygons (irregular vs regular polygons, area of regular polygons, interior and exterior angles of regular polygons, apothem, rotational symmetry of regular polygons, etc) (8) Three-dimensional shapes (surface area and volume of cones, cylinders, spheres, pyramids, and prisms) (9) Shaded area problems (10) Perimeter and area of composite shapes (11) Constructions (12) Transformations (dilation, rotation, translation, and reflection) (13) Trigonometry basics (sine, cosine, tangent, etc)
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I love tutoring for SAT math! I have had students increase their SAT math score 100+ points in math after just two weeks of tutoring. I have experience tutoring the new SAT and can help you with both math sections (section 4, which allows the usage of a calculator, and section 3, which does not). I will quickly identify weak areas that need to be focused on. I am excellent at breaking down SAT math problems in a way that makes them easy to understand as well as helping students develop better critical thinking and problem solving skills. Because doing as many practice problems as possible and mock testing are both essential to preparing for any standardized examination, I utilize over 700 practice problems for the student to use. This includes 10 full-length exams that are directly from the test makers. For concept review and further practice, I have my own math curriculum and problem sets that I use in conjunction with other preparatory materials.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I am great at teaching trigonometry and have experience in tutoring this subject. Some of the topics I will help you learn are basic trigonometry functions, degrees and radians, right triangles, parallelograms, circles, arc length, law of sines/cosines, double and half angle formulas, angle product/sum/difference formulas, trigonometric identities, graphing trigonometric functions, and more. I am also familiar with the Regents algebra 2 & trigonometry exam. These two subjects are tested together on the same exam. I can help you prepare for your regents test.
Prealgebra, Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored many students in both algebra 1 and 2 with positive results. I will help you learn systems of equations, graphing lines and parabolas, polynomials, factoring, working with variables, simplifying expressions, absolute value, inequalities, complex fractions, probability, and more.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored several students in algebra and trigonometry with positive results. I am familiar with the regents exams for these subjects and can help you prepare for your test. I can help with polynomials, factoring, simplifying expressions, permutations and combinations, probability, sequences, absolute value, inequalities, complex fractions, and other concepts in algebra.
Biology,

Biology

I majored in Biology in college and also attended medical school, so this is my favorite topic. I have taken and gotten A's in many upper level biology courses, including genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology, immunology, histology, anatomy. and more. I remember everything that I have learned and will pass it down to you, also, I am fantastic at explaining concepts in a way that makes them stick. I spent a year in college as a teaching assistant for introductory biology (Biology 1 and 2). While I was responsible for 250 students, I tutored many of them on one-on-one basis during my office hours. I always got very positive feedback from the students that I worked with. I have also done some recent biology tutoring, on my own, as well as through this website. I tutored regular biology, AP biology, and microbiology. I always go into a tutoring session assuming that the student knows nothing about the topic, and work my way up from there. No level of biology is too basic for tutoring, but if you contact me, be ready to work hard and score high!
Calculus,

Calculus

As an undergraduate majoring in biology and as a medical student, I have had to take numerous math classes. I have been tutoring mathematics since 2011 with excellent results! I tutor calculus 1, AP Calculus AB, and some AP Calculus BC. Contact me if you need help with limits, derivatives and their applications (optimization problems, etc), or integrals! I also help students who need past math subjects reviewed while working on calculus (the geometry, algebra, and trigonometry that it is necessary to understand while working calculus problems).
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken a number of chemistry classes, including AP Chemistry (Grade of 5), Organic Chemistry I, II, and lab (Grades of A in all three), Biochemistry (Grade of B+). I have been tutoring chemistry (and math) since 2011 with excellent results! These are some of the concepts that I can help you with: - Nomenclature rules (naming chemical compounds) - Chemical bonding - Stochiometry (balancing equations, limiting reagents, etc) - Periodic table trends (electronegativity, electron affinity, ionization energy, atomic radius) - Drawing Lewis dot diagrams, formal charge, electron geometry and molecular geometry - Acid/base chemistry (Titrations, strong vs weak acids and bases, acid/base equilibrium problems, buffers, Henderson-Hasselbach, Ka and Kb, etc) - Equilibrium (equilibrium constants, ICE charts, Le-Chatlier's principle, etc) - Solubility and colligative properties - Reduction-oxidation (Redox) reactions - Thermodynamics (enthalpy, entropy, phase changes, exothermic and endothermic reactions and diagrams) - Nuclear chemistry (isotopes, alpha and beta particles, etc) - And more!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have years of experience tutoring various math classes with excellent results, and geometry is no exception! I can help you with calculations, graphing, and word problems pertaining to the following geometry concepts and more: (1) Lines (forms of a line, calculating slope, finding x and y intercepts, finding equations of a line that passes through a certain point and is parallel to or perpendicular to a certain line, solving systems of equations by graphing or algebraically via substitution or elimination methods, etc) (2) Angles (complementary and supplementary angles, vertical angles etc) (3) Parallel lines cut by a transversal (corresponding angles, alternate interior/exterior angles, same size interior/exterior angles, etc) (4) Triangles (equilateral, isosceles, right, acute, and obtuse triangles; perimeter and area of triangles; trigonometrically "special" right triangles; similar triangles; congruent triangles; triangle proofs; etc) (5) Circles (diameter, circumference, sectors area, arc length, circle proofs, etc) (6) Quadrilaterals (the properties of trapezoids, isosceles trapezoids, parallelograms, rectangles, rhombi, squares, and kites; perimeter and area calculations of these shapes; proofs involving these shapes; etc) (7) Polygons (irregular vs regular polygons, area of regular polygons, interior and exterior angles of regular polygons, apothem, rotational symmetry of regular polygons, etc) (8) Three-dimensional shapes (surface area and volume of cones, cylinders, spheres, pyramids, and prisms) (9) Shaded area problems (10) Perimeter and area of composite shapes (11) Constructions (12) Transformations (dilation, rotation, translation, and reflection) (13) Trigonometry basics (sine, cosine, tangent, etc)
Writing,

Writing

I occasionally help students with admissions essays and personal statements for college, medical school, and graduate school (including professional school). All of the students that I have helped have been admitted to their program of choice!
English, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

As a first year medical student in the MD program at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, I completed gross anatomy with a grade of honors. I earned a 680 on the NBME (National Board of Medical Examiners) subject examination for gross anatomy, which translated to 97th percentile. I can help you learn the location and names of nerves, bones, organs, and more. I can also teach you the names, locations, and functions of muscles.
Biology,

Biology

I majored in Biology in college and also attended medical school, so this is my favorite topic. I have taken and gotten A's in many upper level biology courses, including genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology, immunology, histology, anatomy. and more. I remember everything that I have learned and will pass it down to you, also, I am fantastic at explaining concepts in a way that makes them stick. I spent a year in college as a teaching assistant for introductory biology (Biology 1 and 2). While I was responsible for 250 students, I tutored many of them on one-on-one basis during my office hours. I always got very positive feedback from the students that I worked with. I have also done some recent biology tutoring, on my own, as well as through this website. I tutored regular biology, AP biology, and microbiology. I always go into a tutoring session assuming that the student knows nothing about the topic, and work my way up from there. No level of biology is too basic for tutoring, but if you contact me, be ready to work hard and score high!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken a number of chemistry classes, including AP Chemistry (Grade of 5), Organic Chemistry I, II, and lab (Grades of A in all three), Biochemistry (Grade of B+). I have been tutoring chemistry (and math) since 2011 with excellent results! These are some of the concepts that I can help you with: - Nomenclature rules (naming chemical compounds) - Chemical bonding - Stochiometry (balancing equations, limiting reagents, etc) - Periodic table trends (electronegativity, electron affinity, ionization energy, atomic radius) - Drawing Lewis dot diagrams, formal charge, electron geometry and molecular geometry - Acid/base chemistry (Titrations, strong vs weak acids and bases, acid/base equilibrium problems, buffers, Henderson-Hasselbach, Ka and Kb, etc) - Equilibrium (equilibrium constants, ICE charts, Le-Chatlier's principle, etc) - Solubility and colligative properties - Reduction-oxidation (Redox) reactions - Thermodynamics (enthalpy, entropy, phase changes, exothermic and endothermic reactions and diagrams) - Nuclear chemistry (isotopes, alpha and beta particles, etc) - And more!
Genetics,

Genetics

At Florida State University, I completed a 3000 level genetics class and a 4000 level molecular biology class with grades of B and A, respectively. I also completed the first year MGC (molecules, genes, and cells) class at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. I received an HP (high pass). Some of the concepts that I can help you master include Mendelian genetics and punnet squares; linked traits, sex-linked traits and sex-linked diseases such as color blindness and hemophilia; DNA structure, function, and replication; the structure and function of different types of RNA; the steps involved in transcription; protein structure and the process of creating proteins via translation; chromosome structure; cell division processes, including mitosis and meiosis; mitochondrial DNA, genes, and diseases; laboratory mechanisms of studying genetics, including gel elecrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction aka PCR, southern/western/northern blotting, microarrays, etc; the inheritance of genetic diseases and their symptoms, treatment, and prognosis; and more!
Microbiology,

Microbiology

During my undergraduate years at Florida State University, I took a 4000 level microbiology class called Prokaryotic Biology and received an A. I also received an A grade in the 4000 level Virology class. During my time at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, I completed the medical microbiology course included in the second year curriculum.
Nutrition,

Nutrition

As an undergraduate student at Florida State University, I took Honors Science of Nutrition and received an A. I also completed Intermediate Metabolism I and received an A in this class as well. As a medical student at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, I completed Nutrition coursework as part of the Organ Systems classes that are taken in the second year of medical school. We were required to learn information pertaining to nutrition as it relates to each body system (pulmonary, cardiology, neurology, etc) when we studied that particular organ system. I also completed general nutrition work as requires in the first year medical school curriculum.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

At Florida State University, I completed Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II, and Organic Chemistry Laboratory. I was the only freshman student in these classes which are normally completed by sophomores and juniors. I received an A grade in all three classes. I had the second highest grade in a class of about 150 or 200 Organic Chemistry II students. My professor was Dr. Martin A Schwartz who is well known for his research on angio-genesis inhibitors and his involvement in the first total organic synthesis of the tumor suppressor drug Taxol (Paclitaxol).
Pharmacology,

Pharmacology

I have taken pharmacology in medical school. The class was a full year long course and I high passed the course and got a 93 percentile on the NBME subject examination. I also spent a year working in a pharmacy.
Physiology,

Physiology

At Florida State University, I took a physiology class (vertebrate physiology) and received an A. I also passed the first year physiology class at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine with a high pass. I completed and passed the second year Organ Systems classes, including neuroscience, pulmonary, hematology, cardiology, connective tissue, reproductive, endocrine, etc with grades of pass and high pass.
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Physical Science, Psychology

Sports/Recreation

Nutrition

Nutrition

As an undergraduate student at Florida State University, I took Honors Science of Nutrition and received an A. I also completed Intermediate Metabolism I and received an A in this class as well. As a medical student at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, I completed Nutrition coursework as part of the Organ Systems classes that are taken in the second year of medical school. We were required to learn information pertaining to nutrition as it relates to each body system (pulmonary, cardiology, neurology, etc) when we studied that particular organ system. I also completed general nutrition work as requires in the first year medical school curriculum.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored many students in both algebra 1 and 2 with positive results. I will help you learn systems of equations, graphing lines and parabolas, polynomials, factoring, working with variables, simplifying expressions, absolute value, inequalities, complex fractions, probability, and more.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored several students in algebra and trigonometry with positive results. I am familiar with the regents exams for these subjects and can help you prepare for your test. I can help with polynomials, factoring, simplifying expressions, permutations and combinations, probability, sequences, absolute value, inequalities, complex fractions, and other concepts in algebra.
Biology,

Biology

I majored in Biology in college and also attended medical school, so this is my favorite topic. I have taken and gotten A's in many upper level biology courses, including genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology, immunology, histology, anatomy. and more. I remember everything that I have learned and will pass it down to you, also, I am fantastic at explaining concepts in a way that makes them stick. I spent a year in college as a teaching assistant for introductory biology (Biology 1 and 2). While I was responsible for 250 students, I tutored many of them on one-on-one basis during my office hours. I always got very positive feedback from the students that I worked with. I have also done some recent biology tutoring, on my own, as well as through this website. I tutored regular biology, AP biology, and microbiology. I always go into a tutoring session assuming that the student knows nothing about the topic, and work my way up from there. No level of biology is too basic for tutoring, but if you contact me, be ready to work hard and score high!
Calculus,

Calculus

As an undergraduate majoring in biology and as a medical student, I have had to take numerous math classes. I have been tutoring mathematics since 2011 with excellent results! I tutor calculus 1, AP Calculus AB, and some AP Calculus BC. Contact me if you need help with limits, derivatives and their applications (optimization problems, etc), or integrals! I also help students who need past math subjects reviewed while working on calculus (the geometry, algebra, and trigonometry that it is necessary to understand while working calculus problems).
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken a number of chemistry classes, including AP Chemistry (Grade of 5), Organic Chemistry I, II, and lab (Grades of A in all three), Biochemistry (Grade of B+). I have been tutoring chemistry (and math) since 2011 with excellent results! These are some of the concepts that I can help you with: - Nomenclature rules (naming chemical compounds) - Chemical bonding - Stochiometry (balancing equations, limiting reagents, etc) - Periodic table trends (electronegativity, electron affinity, ionization energy, atomic radius) - Drawing Lewis dot diagrams, formal charge, electron geometry and molecular geometry - Acid/base chemistry (Titrations, strong vs weak acids and bases, acid/base equilibrium problems, buffers, Henderson-Hasselbach, Ka and Kb, etc) - Equilibrium (equilibrium constants, ICE charts, Le-Chatlier's principle, etc) - Solubility and colligative properties - Reduction-oxidation (Redox) reactions - Thermodynamics (enthalpy, entropy, phase changes, exothermic and endothermic reactions and diagrams) - Nuclear chemistry (isotopes, alpha and beta particles, etc) - And more!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have years of experience tutoring various math classes with excellent results, and geometry is no exception! I can help you with calculations, graphing, and word problems pertaining to the following geometry concepts and more: (1) Lines (forms of a line, calculating slope, finding x and y intercepts, finding equations of a line that passes through a certain point and is parallel to or perpendicular to a certain line, solving systems of equations by graphing or algebraically via substitution or elimination methods, etc) (2) Angles (complementary and supplementary angles, vertical angles etc) (3) Parallel lines cut by a transversal (corresponding angles, alternate interior/exterior angles, same size interior/exterior angles, etc) (4) Triangles (equilateral, isosceles, right, acute, and obtuse triangles; perimeter and area of triangles; trigonometrically "special" right triangles; similar triangles; congruent triangles; triangle proofs; etc) (5) Circles (diameter, circumference, sectors area, arc length, circle proofs, etc) (6) Quadrilaterals (the properties of trapezoids, isosceles trapezoids, parallelograms, rectangles, rhombi, squares, and kites; perimeter and area calculations of these shapes; proofs involving these shapes; etc) (7) Polygons (irregular vs regular polygons, area of regular polygons, interior and exterior angles of regular polygons, apothem, rotational symmetry of regular polygons, etc) (8) Three-dimensional shapes (surface area and volume of cones, cylinders, spheres, pyramids, and prisms) (9) Shaded area problems (10) Perimeter and area of composite shapes (11) Constructions (12) Transformations (dilation, rotation, translation, and reflection) (13) Trigonometry basics (sine, cosine, tangent, etc)
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I love tutoring for SAT math! I have had students increase their SAT math score 100+ points in math after just two weeks of tutoring. I have experience tutoring the new SAT and can help you with both math sections (section 4, which allows the usage of a calculator, and section 3, which does not). I will quickly identify weak areas that need to be focused on. I am excellent at breaking down SAT math problems in a way that makes them easy to understand as well as helping students develop better critical thinking and problem solving skills. Because doing as many practice problems as possible and mock testing are both essential to preparing for any standardized examination, I utilize over 700 practice problems for the student to use. This includes 10 full-length exams that are directly from the test makers. For concept review and further practice, I have my own math curriculum and problem sets that I use in conjunction with other preparatory materials.
Writing

Writing

I occasionally help students with admissions essays and personal statements for college, medical school, and graduate school (including professional school). All of the students that I have helped have been admitted to their program of choice!

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been tutoring the ACT math and science sections for several years. ACT Math is one of my favorite subjects to tutor! Students that I work with often increase several points. I will quickly identify weak areas that need to be focused on. I usually assign homework to reinforce what we have worked on. I am excellent at breaking down ACT math problems in a way that makes them easy to understand as well as helping students develop better critical thinking and problem solving skills. Because doing practice problems and mock testing are both essential to preparing for any standardized examination, I have a huge collection of practice problems for the student to use. For standardized tests, I always encourage students to use the test maker’s materials. I have a large number of such ACT materials beyond those that are easily available (from the Real ACT prep Guide book and the 5 released tests). I have a “library” of ACT math problems separated and categorized. Suppose a student needs more work on probability questions during a session. We do not have to go hunting for relevant questions because I can easily pull the ones that only deal with probability. For concept review, I have my own ACT math curriculum that I use in conjunction with other preparatory materials.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have tutored multiple students preparing for the ASVAB test with positive results. I would love to help you get your target score and achieve your goals!! I tutor 9/10 sections of the test with great expertise. The shop section is the only one that I do not regularly tutor. All other sections (including the problems that involve circuits) are a breeze for me. Contact me to get started today!! :-)
GRE,

GRE

I have been tutoring the GRE math section for several years now, with very positive results. Most of my GRE students were admitted to their graduate school program of choice and some of them received full scholarships. I have helped students pursuing both master's and doctorate degrees including physical therapy doctorate programs, speech pathology programs, and more. Do NOT be intimidated if it has been a while since you took the relevant math classes (algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, statistics, and some college algebra/precalculus material)! I am very effective at helping students relearn, review, and practice those several years worth of math classes in a relatively short timeframe. I also frequently help students who do not need a math refresher, but do need help with breaking down the trickier quantitative comparison ("quant comp") questions into understandable and doable problems. I can help you identify the ideal method to solve a particular question. For example, the guess and check approach is ideal with certain multiple choice questions, but this is definitely not always the case!
Regents,

Regents

I graduated from West Irondequoit High School with a Regents diploma. If there were different levels of Regents diplomas, like there are today, I would have qualified for the highest one. I have prepared countless students for Regents exams, especially for the following subjects: (1) Regents Algebra 2 & Trigonometry, (2) Regents Geometry, (3) Regents Chemistry, (4) Regents Biology, and (5) Regents Algebra. My track record is phenomenal. In the past 3 years, ALL of my students have passed their Regents exams. Some were first attempts, but many came to me for help after failing the Regents exam once or twice. I can provide many examples and references. If you choose me as your Regents tutor, you WILL meet your goal whether it is to pass the exam or to excel on it. As long as you seek my help on time and have a decent work ethic, you WILL succeed.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I love tutoring for SAT math! I have had students increase their SAT math score 100+ points in math after just two weeks of tutoring. I have experience tutoring the new SAT and can help you with both math sections (section 4, which allows the usage of a calculator, and section 3, which does not). I will quickly identify weak areas that need to be focused on. I am excellent at breaking down SAT math problems in a way that makes them easy to understand as well as helping students develop better critical thinking and problem solving skills. Because doing as many practice problems as possible and mock testing are both essential to preparing for any standardized examination, I utilize over 700 practice problems for the student to use. This includes 10 full-length exams that are directly from the test makers. For concept review and further practice, I have my own math curriculum and problem sets that I use in conjunction with other preparatory materials.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Great lesson

My daughter found Nicole to be very helpful with her college Chemistry. She was able to explain some of the concepts that my daughter didn’t comprehend.

Kathy, 1 lesson with Nicole

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Nicole really helped my daughter to understand pre-AP pre-calc/trig in a way that clicked. She made a huge difference in her semester tests, we just wish we had found her sooner. We liked her so much we recommended her to two other friends who also saw a complete change for the better in their class as well.

Jennifer, 4 lessons with Nicole

Patient and understanding

Was able to break down the material and provided different references until she understood and felt confident with the the material; extremely flexible on scheduling.

M, 25 lessons with Nicole

AMAZING!!

Nicole has a way of explaining math that doesn’t make it feel so intimidating to me. I was on the verge of tears before my exam and after only a couple sessions with her I feel MUCH more confident.

Patricia, 2 lessons with Nicole

FANTASTIC!

Great AP Chem fit for my daughter! Super tutor! Very approachable and knowledgeable! Look forward to working with her again! Made AP Chem fun!? Interesting! And understandable!

Kim, 3 lessons with Nicole

Nicole is going to get me through the semester

Nicole makes difficult concepts easy for me to understand. I have been failing college algebra but now I'm so relieved that I have her to help me pass. I recommend her 100%.

Martina, 3 lessons with Nicole

Brilliant Tutor : Anatomy & Physiology for Nursing

Nicole is an excellent tutor, has a great attitude, extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about helping her students succeed. Nicole gives me confidence by pinpointing areas of difficulty in my college Anatomy & Physiology class. Nicole knows all the material and comes well prepared, very detailed and structured my lessons to my professors class syllabus. Highly Recommended!

Anita, 2 lessons with Nicole

Knowledgeable and Patient tutor

Was very adaptive in teaching style to fit the curriculum I use (Junior in HS). Has helped me bring my grade up noticeably in my Chemistry class up to an A for this semester so far :) Great Tutor, highly recommended, very sweet person and easy to understand.

Lydia, 4 lessons with Nicole

Great Tutor!

Great tutor!!! Patient and knowledgeable and spent hours working online with my son! She was a great help and saved him quite a few nights!!!! Thank you Nicole!!! I definitely recommend her! She formulated beautiful study guides and highlighted each example on line for my son! She worked through each problem with him as if she was sitting at our kitchen table.

Jessica, 2 lessons with Nicole
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