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Emerson O.

Effective & Supportive Math and Science Tutoring

Effective & Supportive Math and Science Tutoring

$50/hour

  • 790 hours tutoring

About Emerson


Bio

Hello! My name is Emerson and I have been working as a tutor since 2013, when I began as a peer tutor in college biology classes. I graduated from Skidmore College with my degree in Neuroscience, cum laude with departmental honors. Currently, I'm a Master's student at Chatham University, studying Sustainability.

I have been lucky enough to work with and improve the grades of hundreds of students, on Wyzant and elsewhere. I work primarily with high schoolers and undergraduate students. My...

Hello! My name is Emerson and I have been working as a tutor since 2013, when I began as a peer tutor in college biology classes. I graduated from Skidmore College with my degree in Neuroscience, cum laude with departmental honors. Currently, I'm a Master's student at Chatham University, studying Sustainability.

I have been lucky enough to work with and improve the grades of hundreds of students, on Wyzant and elsewhere. I work primarily with high schoolers and undergraduate students. My goal as a tutor is to foster understanding and confidence in a way that leads to independent, self-sustaining learning practices.

Study habits and tools for understanding the connections between subjects are built into all my lessons, as are friendliness and patience. I know that the atmosphere while trying to learn a subject can make a huge difference in how easy it is to learn! My goal is not to force information into you but to give you the space, strategies and support you need to learn it.

I'm glad to report that I've been able to receive both doses of the COVID vaccine, and I am beginning to meet students in person again. Of course, I am still more than happy to meet with you online as well using Wyzant's built-in platform. Please message me for quick, flexible scheduling and the immediate help you need!


Education

Skidmore College
Neuroscience
Chatham University
Masters

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

I learned to teach study skills as part of my training to be a tutor in Skidmore College's biology department. My training covers specific study techniques such as teach-back and flashcarding, as well as broader good study habits like daily review and adequate sleep, that help students keep their memory and comprehension firing on all cylinders. I also learned to structure cohesive study plans that help students organize the information they have to learn in a way that makes sense to them.

English

English

History

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I earned a minor in philosophy alongside my bachelor's in neuroscience from Skidmore College. I believe philosophy to be a challenging subject that is often underestimated, and I enjoy having the opportunity to help students broaden and deepen their thinking. In philosophy, I aim to help my students follow their own ideas to their full conclusion, and to help them express them concisely in papers and classroom discussions.
American History, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I studied high-school level math at Phillips Exeter, one of the country's top prep schools. I draw heavily on Exeter's discussion-based method of learning with my math students, inviting them to talk through problem-solving methods in our lessons. My algebra students tell me that working with me improves their confidence and ability in class and on tests.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school, and I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method of teaching with my math students. I use practice problems and a conceptual approach to allow my students to gain a deeper understanding of what they are learning. This method allows my students to become comfortable with the underlying ideas behind the material, instead of having to memorize long lists of formulae. My students tell me that working with me on algebra improves their confidence and their grades.
Biology,

Biology

I studied biology as part of my neuroscience degree from Skidmore. I got my start as a tutor in the college's biology department in 2013, helping teach lab sections and holding one-on-one tutoring hours with students. The course covered a wide range of topics, from evolution to microbiology to anatomy and physiology. Since graduating from Skidmore, I have worked with a number of biology students in high school and college; my students have met with success improving their grades, understanding the material, and preparing for labs and tests.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I studied chemistry at Skidmore College as part of my neuroscience degree program, and received an A in both semesters of the course. With my chemistry students, I try to combine a focus on attention to detail and step-by-step process with an appreciation for the big picture and broader conceptual connections that make chemistry less abstract and more interesting.
Geometry,

Geometry

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school. With my math students, I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method, a discussion based style of teaching that allows the student to explore concepts by completing practice problems and explaining their methods and thought processes. By helping students become familiar with the concepts underlying the problems they are solving, I aim to make math more interesting and transparent while improving confidence and grades.
Physics,

Physics

I've worked with several students on high school and college physics courses, drawing on my own experience in high school and undergraduate physics. I'm happy to help with intro and general physics courses.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school, and I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method of teaching with my math students. I use practice problems and a conceptual approach to allow my students to gain a deeper understanding of what they are learning. This method allows my students to become comfortable with the underlying ideas behind the material, instead of having to memorize long lists of formulae. My students tell me that working with me on algebra improves their confidence and their grades.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school. With my math students, I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method, a discussion based style of teaching that allows the student to explore concepts by completing practice problems and explaining their methods and thought processes. By helping students become familiar with the concepts underlying the problems they are solving, I aim to make math more interesting and transparent while improving confidence and grades.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I learned to teach study skills as part of my training to be a tutor in Skidmore College's biology department. My training covers specific study techniques such as teach-back and flashcarding, as well as broader good study habits like daily review and adequate sleep, that help students keep their memory and comprehension firing on all cylinders. I also learned to structure cohesive study plans that help students organize the information they have to learn in a way that makes sense to them.
Calculus, English

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I studied high-school level math at Phillips Exeter, one of the country's top prep schools. I draw heavily on Exeter's discussion-based method of learning with my math students, inviting them to talk through problem-solving methods in our lessons. My algebra students tell me that working with me improves their confidence and ability in class and on tests.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school, and I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method of teaching with my math students. I use practice problems and a conceptual approach to allow my students to gain a deeper understanding of what they are learning. This method allows my students to become comfortable with the underlying ideas behind the material, instead of having to memorize long lists of formulae. My students tell me that working with me on algebra improves their confidence and their grades.
Geometry,

Geometry

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school. With my math students, I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method, a discussion based style of teaching that allows the student to explore concepts by completing practice problems and explaining their methods and thought processes. By helping students become familiar with the concepts underlying the problems they are solving, I aim to make math more interesting and transparent while improving confidence and grades.
Physics,

Physics

I've worked with several students on high school and college physics courses, drawing on my own experience in high school and undergraduate physics. I'm happy to help with intro and general physics courses.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school, and I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method of teaching with my math students. I use practice problems and a conceptual approach to allow my students to gain a deeper understanding of what they are learning. This method allows my students to become comfortable with the underlying ideas behind the material, instead of having to memorize long lists of formulae. My students tell me that working with me on algebra improves their confidence and their grades.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school. With my math students, I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method, a discussion based style of teaching that allows the student to explore concepts by completing practice problems and explaining their methods and thought processes. By helping students become familiar with the concepts underlying the problems they are solving, I aim to make math more interesting and transparent while improving confidence and grades.
Calculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I studied high-school level math at Phillips Exeter, one of the country's top prep schools. I draw heavily on Exeter's discussion-based method of learning with my math students, inviting them to talk through problem-solving methods in our lessons. My algebra students tell me that working with me improves their confidence and ability in class and on tests.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school, and I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method of teaching with my math students. I use practice problems and a conceptual approach to allow my students to gain a deeper understanding of what they are learning. This method allows my students to become comfortable with the underlying ideas behind the material, instead of having to memorize long lists of formulae. My students tell me that working with me on algebra improves their confidence and their grades.
Biology,

Biology

I studied biology as part of my neuroscience degree from Skidmore. I got my start as a tutor in the college's biology department in 2013, helping teach lab sections and holding one-on-one tutoring hours with students. The course covered a wide range of topics, from evolution to microbiology to anatomy and physiology. Since graduating from Skidmore, I have worked with a number of biology students in high school and college; my students have met with success improving their grades, understanding the material, and preparing for labs and tests.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I studied chemistry at Skidmore College as part of my neuroscience degree program, and received an A in both semesters of the course. With my chemistry students, I try to combine a focus on attention to detail and step-by-step process with an appreciation for the big picture and broader conceptual connections that make chemistry less abstract and more interesting.
Geometry,

Geometry

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school. With my math students, I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method, a discussion based style of teaching that allows the student to explore concepts by completing practice problems and explaining their methods and thought processes. By helping students become familiar with the concepts underlying the problems they are solving, I aim to make math more interesting and transparent while improving confidence and grades.
Physics,

Physics

I've worked with several students on high school and college physics courses, drawing on my own experience in high school and undergraduate physics. I'm happy to help with intro and general physics courses.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school, and I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method of teaching with my math students. I use practice problems and a conceptual approach to allow my students to gain a deeper understanding of what they are learning. This method allows my students to become comfortable with the underlying ideas behind the material, instead of having to memorize long lists of formulae. My students tell me that working with me on algebra improves their confidence and their grades.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school. With my math students, I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method, a discussion based style of teaching that allows the student to explore concepts by completing practice problems and explaining their methods and thought processes. By helping students become familiar with the concepts underlying the problems they are solving, I aim to make math more interesting and transparent while improving confidence and grades.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I learned to teach study skills as part of my training to be a tutor in Skidmore College's biology department. My training covers specific study techniques such as teach-back and flashcarding, as well as broader good study habits like daily review and adequate sleep, that help students keep their memory and comprehension firing on all cylinders. I also learned to structure cohesive study plans that help students organize the information they have to learn in a way that makes sense to them.
Calculus, English

Other

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I earned a minor in philosophy alongside my bachelor's in neuroscience from Skidmore College. I believe philosophy to be a challenging subject that is often underestimated, and I enjoy having the opportunity to help students broaden and deepen their thinking. In philosophy, I aim to help my students follow their own ideas to their full conclusion, and to help them express them concisely in papers and classroom discussions.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I learned to teach study skills as part of my training to be a tutor in Skidmore College's biology department. My training covers specific study techniques such as teach-back and flashcarding, as well as broader good study habits like daily review and adequate sleep, that help students keep their memory and comprehension firing on all cylinders. I also learned to structure cohesive study plans that help students organize the information they have to learn in a way that makes sense to them.

Science

Biology,

Biology

I studied biology as part of my neuroscience degree from Skidmore. I got my start as a tutor in the college's biology department in 2013, helping teach lab sections and holding one-on-one tutoring hours with students. The course covered a wide range of topics, from evolution to microbiology to anatomy and physiology. Since graduating from Skidmore, I have worked with a number of biology students in high school and college; my students have met with success improving their grades, understanding the material, and preparing for labs and tests.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I studied chemistry at Skidmore College as part of my neuroscience degree program, and received an A in both semesters of the course. With my chemistry students, I try to combine a focus on attention to detail and step-by-step process with an appreciation for the big picture and broader conceptual connections that make chemistry less abstract and more interesting.
Genetics,

Genetics

I studied genetics as part of my degree in neuroscience from Skidmore, receiving an A in the course. Since graduating from Skidmore I have worked with a number of students in genetics at the high school and college level, helping them improve their grades and prepare for labs and tests. With my genetics students I tend to focus on breaking down the concepts to make them more digestible, allowing students to maintain an intuitive grasp of the material rather than relying on rote memorization.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I earned a minor in philosophy alongside my bachelor's in neuroscience from Skidmore College. I believe philosophy to be a challenging subject that is often underestimated, and I enjoy having the opportunity to help students broaden and deepen their thinking. In philosophy, I aim to help my students follow their own ideas to their full conclusion, and to help them express them concisely in papers and classroom discussions.
Physics,

Physics

I've worked with several students on high school and college physics courses, drawing on my own experience in high school and undergraduate physics. I'm happy to help with intro and general physics courses.
Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I learned to teach study skills as part of my training to be a tutor in Skidmore College's biology department. My training covers specific study techniques such as teach-back and flashcarding, as well as broader good study habits like daily review and adequate sleep, that help students keep their memory and comprehension firing on all cylinders. I also learned to structure cohesive study plans that help students organize the information they have to learn in a way that makes sense to them.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I studied high-school level math at Phillips Exeter, one of the country's top prep schools. I draw heavily on Exeter's discussion-based method of learning with my math students, inviting them to talk through problem-solving methods in our lessons. My algebra students tell me that working with me improves their confidence and ability in class and on tests.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school, and I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method of teaching with my math students. I use practice problems and a conceptual approach to allow my students to gain a deeper understanding of what they are learning. This method allows my students to become comfortable with the underlying ideas behind the material, instead of having to memorize long lists of formulae. My students tell me that working with me on algebra improves their confidence and their grades.
Biology,

Biology

I studied biology as part of my neuroscience degree from Skidmore. I got my start as a tutor in the college's biology department in 2013, helping teach lab sections and holding one-on-one tutoring hours with students. The course covered a wide range of topics, from evolution to microbiology to anatomy and physiology. Since graduating from Skidmore, I have worked with a number of biology students in high school and college; my students have met with success improving their grades, understanding the material, and preparing for labs and tests.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I studied chemistry at Skidmore College as part of my neuroscience degree program, and received an A in both semesters of the course. With my chemistry students, I try to combine a focus on attention to detail and step-by-step process with an appreciation for the big picture and broader conceptual connections that make chemistry less abstract and more interesting.
Geometry,

Geometry

I studied high school math at Phillips Exeter, a top ranked prep school. With my math students, I draw heavily on Exeter's Harkness method, a discussion based style of teaching that allows the student to explore concepts by completing practice problems and explaining their methods and thought processes. By helping students become familiar with the concepts underlying the problems they are solving, I aim to make math more interesting and transparent while improving confidence and grades.
Physics,

Physics

I've worked with several students on high school and college physics courses, drawing on my own experience in high school and undergraduate physics. I'm happy to help with intro and general physics courses.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I learned to teach study skills as part of my training to be a tutor in Skidmore College's biology department. My training covers specific study techniques such as teach-back and flashcarding, as well as broader good study habits like daily review and adequate sleep, that help students keep their memory and comprehension firing on all cylinders. I also learned to structure cohesive study plans that help students organize the information they have to learn in a way that makes sense to them.
Calculus

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (259 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable

Emerson was able to explain the steps to take to solve the algebra problems. He didn't just explain them, but also asked my son to think about how to work through them so that when he is completing the problems on his own, he will better understand what to do. We are planning to continue with lessons.

Becky, 5 lessons with Emerson

Easy to Learn From

Emerson previously tutored our son who is now attending High Point University! So proud! He recently started helping our high school daughter. She immediately felt comfortable and secure with his tutoring method! So happy to have him back!

Patrick, 11 lessons with Emerson

Geometry tutor

Emerson was great. He came last minute and sat with my daughter and reviewed her geometry. My daughter was anxious about a quiz the next day. Emerson helped her calm down and gain an understanding of the work

Susan, 1 lesson with Emerson

biology

Emerson was a pleasure to work with. he was prompt in responding, knowledgeable, and has great potential. His demeanor is very pleasant, and has good communication skills.

Venkata, 1 lesson with Emerson

A good fit

Emerson is a knowledgeable and patient tutor. He is thorough but is able to keep it to a level that is easy to understand.

Kirk, 1 lesson with Emerson

Wonderful experience

Off to a good start. Emerson helped my son feel comfortable and at ease as they reviewed material my son was struggling with. We look forward to more such lessons.

Merris, 4 lessons with Emerson

An extremely positive and productive experience

Emerson has been working with my 11th grader for a few weeks now, and it has been an extremely positive and productive experience. He has worked on both content and organizational strategies, and has helped my son do well on tests and complete a project that would have been overwhelming to him without Emerson's help to figure out how to plan and execute it. We're looking forward to a great school year!

John, 117 lessons with Emerson
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