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Erika Y.

Pittsburgh, PA

$45/hour

Princeton Grad - Tutor for Math, Biology, English/Verbal/Writing

In-person lessons
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$45/Hour


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Princeton University
Molecular Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Graduate Coursework

Education

Princeton University (Molecular Biology)

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Graduate Coursework)

About Erika

Hi there! I am currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh, and after a 3.5-year hiatus from Wyzant during medical school, I finally have some free time on my hands again. For my undergraduate studies, I studied molecular biology at Princeton University and graduated in 2012. I spent the year after living in Denver and working as a full-time math tutor at a high school in Denver's far northeast region, where I tutored two 9th graders at a time for 6 periods a day. My job was to work on getting those kids caught up to where they should be! Outside of my job at the school, I also did outside tutoring for algebra, MCAT, and most of all SAT and ACT. My proudest feat was helping a student improve his SAT score by 120 points after only 11 days of tutoring! He also ended up getting a 32 on the ACT! I also have tutoring experience from a summer internship in 2009, which had me living in India for 2 months and tutoring middle school math to a handful of girls every morning.

Standardized testing is my "thing" - what I truly excel at. In high school, I got a 2400 (800M/800V/800W) on the SAT, 800 on the SAT Subject Test for Chemistry, 800 on the SAT Subject Test for Math, 780 on the SAT Subject Test for Biology, and a 238 on the PSAT. More recently, I earned a 39 (14PS/11VR/14BS) on the MCAT in 2012.

What I've learned from my tutoring experiences (and also from being tutored) is that flexibility is paramount. Our minds work in different ways, and just because a strategy works for one person doesn't mean it will work for another. When I have received tutoring from professional organizations like Kaplan and Princeton Review in the past, I disliked the attempts to give everyone one blanket strategy. Tutoring an individual allows more flexibility because strategies can be tailored to that person's strengths and weaknesses. I really hope I can help!
Hi there! I am currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh, and after a 3.5-year hiatus from Wyzant during medical school, I finally have some free time on my hands again. For my undergraduate studies, I studied molecular biology at Princeton University and graduated in 2012. I spent the year after living in Denver and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15217
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts, Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I was a full-time math tutor at High Tech Early College in Denver for a year. I taught ninth graders and therefore have a very good knowledge of the ninth grade algebra curriculum and standards.

Princeton University
Molecular Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Graduate Coursework

Education

Princeton University (Molecular Biology)

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Erika will travel within 15 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15217.