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Leah S.

Part-Time Math and Science Tutor

Part-Time Math and Science Tutor

$50/hour

  • 1,634 hours tutoring

About Leah


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I have been helping answer Math and Science questions since high school. While in college I spent a lot of time tutoring high school students in Math and college students in Physics. I was awarded the Outstanding Lab Assistant and Tutor Award for Physics two years in a row. When I graduated I was the outstanding Graduate in Secondary Education (2005-06 graduating class) and the Outstanding Graduate in Physics (also for the 2005-06 graduating class). Since returning to New Jersey, I have...

I have been helping answer Math and Science questions since high school. While in college I spent a lot of time tutoring high school students in Math and college students in Physics. I was awarded the Outstanding Lab Assistant and Tutor Award for Physics two years in a row. When I graduated I was the outstanding Graduate in Secondary Education (2005-06 graduating class) and the Outstanding Graduate in Physics (also for the 2005-06 graduating class). Since returning to New Jersey, I have received my NJ State Teaching License and have been enjoying tutoring in both Math and Physics as well as finding a permanent teaching position. I love the one-on-one interactions and experiences from tutoring to improve my teaching skills and abilities.

Since every student has different needs, my examples and methods are based on what works for your student. If the abstract concepts do not make sense, I try to create concrete examples that will. My job is help build confidence and reinforce content that was covered too quickly in school so that your student can demonstrate mastery of the subject in school for in class projects and tests.

The responsibility for learning does fall on the student. If they are not motivated to learn, my methods won't matter. The high school students I have tutored typically raise their grade a full letter grade by the time the class is complete, but they were intrinsically motivated to do better and I equipped them with the skills to do so.

I have a passion for learning and my goal is to help students develop a greater like for subjects typically disliked (or even hated) by clearing up confusion that creates frustration.


Education

Concordia University
Secondary Education

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Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My goal is not to necessarily teach English, but rather to help students who do not speak English as their first language through their Math and Science courses. I went to middle school and high school in a foreign country and have been helping classmates since high school. While in college I took ESL/ELL endorsement classes to help me in that goal.
Statistics

English

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

My goal is not to necessarily teach English, but rather to help students who do not speak English as their first language through their Math and Science courses. I went to middle school and high school in a foreign country and have been helping classmates since high school. While in college I took ESL/ELL endorsement classes to help me in that goal.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I introduces you to algebraic concepts of adding variables (letters) with numerals (numbers) and eventually solving for the variables. Algebra I also introduces you to relationships between two variables (that is straight lines). You will learn how to calculate, graph and solve equations for straight lines. Algebra I also introduces you to more difficult word problems. It is difficult to interpret what the paragraph says to algebraic expressions. I will teach you what to look for and different wordings so you can confidently answer word problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II moves from straight lines to curved lines (x^2 and higher). Using synthetic division, long division, and the quadratic equation, you will learn to solve for x no matter how many x's there are in the initial problem. You learn to solve for the vertex and the roots so you can graph the equation. You will also learn about absolute value graphs, and inequalities involving x^2 (and higher orders). You are introduced to complex numbers and the mathematical rules that govern them.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry primarily consists of reactions at the atomic level. Key topics covered in chemistry are the periodic table (you'll be expected to memorize at least the first 20 elements), basic compounds (such as NaCl), balance equations, calculate molar mass, etc. There is some math associated with Chemistry, but it is primarily conversions and basic formulas. You will need to be comfortable with scientific notation (x 10^power) and using the metric system.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My goal is not to necessarily teach English, but rather to help students who do not speak English as their first language through their Math and Science courses. I went to middle school and high school in a foreign country and have been helping classmates since high school. While in college I took ESL/ELL endorsement classes to help me in that goal.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is the field of science that describes how the physical world operates. The first thing you learn in Physics is scalars and vectors (scalars with direction). You learn how to add and subtract using vectors. The main focus is on Newton's Laws of Motion. From the Laws you move into tension (things that are not moving). Finally you move into Energy and how it relates to Force and Momentum. The less focused on areas are waves and atomic physics. All waves have certain properties (sound, light, and any other wave). Atomic physics covers the interactions within an atom and between different atoms.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education for Mathematics and Physics and tutored Pre-Calculus since 2002-03 school year.
Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Statistics

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

My goal is not to necessarily teach English, but rather to help students who do not speak English as their first language through their Math and Science courses. I went to middle school and high school in a foreign country and have been helping classmates since high school. While in college I took ESL/ELL endorsement classes to help me in that goal.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT tests your ability to answer questions ranging from arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of real and complex numbers), to algebra (arithmetic with letters), geometry (using math to describe shapes and figures), and trigonometry. The other aspect to ACT math is your ability to answer the questions in less than a minute. I'll teach you skills to answering multiple choice questions, so you can confidently answer questions you know and spend more time on questions you do not know.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I introduces you to algebraic concepts of adding variables (letters) with numerals (numbers) and eventually solving for the variables. Algebra I also introduces you to relationships between two variables (that is straight lines). You will learn how to calculate, graph and solve equations for straight lines. Algebra I also introduces you to more difficult word problems. It is difficult to interpret what the paragraph says to algebraic expressions. I will teach you what to look for and different wordings so you can confidently answer word problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II moves from straight lines to curved lines (x^2 and higher). Using synthetic division, long division, and the quadratic equation, you will learn to solve for x no matter how many x's there are in the initial problem. You learn to solve for the vertex and the roots so you can graph the equation. You will also learn about absolute value graphs, and inequalities involving x^2 (and higher orders). You are introduced to complex numbers and the mathematical rules that govern them.
Logic,

Logic

Logic is a subset of mathematics that is covered in a survey to mathematics course (typically at the collegiate level). I took a class on logic while in college called "Math Structures" where the primary focus of the class was on the lesser taught subject areas within mathematics and was geared towards math majors and math education majors. Logic typically covers Venn Diagrams and Truth Tables and what information you can derive based on the relationship between the areas of comparison. Tutoring this subject includes teaching the symbols with their meanings and creating ways to remember the relationships between them.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is the field of science that describes how the physical world operates. The first thing you learn in Physics is scalars and vectors (scalars with direction). You learn how to add and subtract using vectors. The main focus is on Newton's Laws of Motion. From the Laws you move into tension (things that are not moving). Finally you move into Energy and how it relates to Force and Momentum. The less focused on areas are waves and atomic physics. All waves have certain properties (sound, light, and any other wave). Atomic physics covers the interactions within an atom and between different atoms.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education for Mathematics and Physics and tutored Pre-Calculus since 2002-03 school year.
Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I introduces you to algebraic concepts of adding variables (letters) with numerals (numbers) and eventually solving for the variables. Algebra I also introduces you to relationships between two variables (that is straight lines). You will learn how to calculate, graph and solve equations for straight lines. Algebra I also introduces you to more difficult word problems. It is difficult to interpret what the paragraph says to algebraic expressions. I will teach you what to look for and different wordings so you can confidently answer word problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II moves from straight lines to curved lines (x^2 and higher). Using synthetic division, long division, and the quadratic equation, you will learn to solve for x no matter how many x's there are in the initial problem. You learn to solve for the vertex and the roots so you can graph the equation. You will also learn about absolute value graphs, and inequalities involving x^2 (and higher orders). You are introduced to complex numbers and the mathematical rules that govern them.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry primarily consists of reactions at the atomic level. Key topics covered in chemistry are the periodic table (you'll be expected to memorize at least the first 20 elements), basic compounds (such as NaCl), balance equations, calculate molar mass, etc. There is some math associated with Chemistry, but it is primarily conversions and basic formulas. You will need to be comfortable with scientific notation (x 10^power) and using the metric system.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My goal is not to necessarily teach English, but rather to help students who do not speak English as their first language through their Math and Science courses. I went to middle school and high school in a foreign country and have been helping classmates since high school. While in college I took ESL/ELL endorsement classes to help me in that goal.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is the field of science that describes how the physical world operates. The first thing you learn in Physics is scalars and vectors (scalars with direction). You learn how to add and subtract using vectors. The main focus is on Newton's Laws of Motion. From the Laws you move into tension (things that are not moving). Finally you move into Energy and how it relates to Force and Momentum. The less focused on areas are waves and atomic physics. All waves have certain properties (sound, light, and any other wave). Atomic physics covers the interactions within an atom and between different atoms.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education for Mathematics and Physics and tutored Pre-Calculus since 2002-03 school year.
Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Statistics

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

My goal is not to necessarily teach English, but rather to help students who do not speak English as their first language through their Math and Science courses. I went to middle school and high school in a foreign country and have been helping classmates since high school. While in college I took ESL/ELL endorsement classes to help me in that goal.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry primarily consists of reactions at the atomic level. Key topics covered in chemistry are the periodic table (you'll be expected to memorize at least the first 20 elements), basic compounds (such as NaCl), balance equations, calculate molar mass, etc. There is some math associated with Chemistry, but it is primarily conversions and basic formulas. You will need to be comfortable with scientific notation (x 10^power) and using the metric system.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

Science is made up of a few fields: life science, earth science and physical science. Physical Science typically includes a combination of Chemistry and Physics and the relationship between the two subjects. There are some variations in the exact curriculum taught in schools, but the common topics are the overall structure of an atom (the overlap between physics and chemistry), basic chemical reactions (periodic table, basic compounds and bonds between atoms) and basic physics (Newton's laws, wave properties).
Physics,

Physics

Physics is the field of science that describes how the physical world operates. The first thing you learn in Physics is scalars and vectors (scalars with direction). You learn how to add and subtract using vectors. The main focus is on Newton's Laws of Motion. From the Laws you move into tension (things that are not moving). Finally you move into Energy and how it relates to Force and Momentum. The less focused on areas are waves and atomic physics. All waves have certain properties (sound, light, and any other wave). Atomic physics covers the interactions within an atom and between different atoms.
Geology

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I introduces you to algebraic concepts of adding variables (letters) with numerals (numbers) and eventually solving for the variables. Algebra I also introduces you to relationships between two variables (that is straight lines). You will learn how to calculate, graph and solve equations for straight lines. Algebra I also introduces you to more difficult word problems. It is difficult to interpret what the paragraph says to algebraic expressions. I will teach you what to look for and different wordings so you can confidently answer word problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II moves from straight lines to curved lines (x^2 and higher). Using synthetic division, long division, and the quadratic equation, you will learn to solve for x no matter how many x's there are in the initial problem. You learn to solve for the vertex and the roots so you can graph the equation. You will also learn about absolute value graphs, and inequalities involving x^2 (and higher orders). You are introduced to complex numbers and the mathematical rules that govern them.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry primarily consists of reactions at the atomic level. Key topics covered in chemistry are the periodic table (you'll be expected to memorize at least the first 20 elements), basic compounds (such as NaCl), balance equations, calculate molar mass, etc. There is some math associated with Chemistry, but it is primarily conversions and basic formulas. You will need to be comfortable with scientific notation (x 10^power) and using the metric system.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My goal is not to necessarily teach English, but rather to help students who do not speak English as their first language through their Math and Science courses. I went to middle school and high school in a foreign country and have been helping classmates since high school. While in college I took ESL/ELL endorsement classes to help me in that goal.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is the field of science that describes how the physical world operates. The first thing you learn in Physics is scalars and vectors (scalars with direction). You learn how to add and subtract using vectors. The main focus is on Newton's Laws of Motion. From the Laws you move into tension (things that are not moving). Finally you move into Energy and how it relates to Force and Momentum. The less focused on areas are waves and atomic physics. All waves have certain properties (sound, light, and any other wave). Atomic physics covers the interactions within an atom and between different atoms.
Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT tests your ability to answer questions ranging from arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of real and complex numbers), to algebra (arithmetic with letters), geometry (using math to describe shapes and figures), and trigonometry. The other aspect to ACT math is your ability to answer the questions in less than a minute. I'll teach you skills to answering multiple choice questions, so you can confidently answer questions you know and spend more time on questions you do not know.
SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (398 ratings)
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4 star
(12)
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(1)
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Reviews


Awesome tutor!

Leah is a very patient and effective tutor! My son loves his sessions with Leah, and we have seen a huge boost in his confidence and grades. He leaves each session well prepared for class and tests in both Algebra 2 and Chemistry.

Holly, 11 lessons with Leah

Awesome tutor!

Leah is a very patient and effective tutor! My son loves his sessions with Leah, and we have seen a huge boost in his confidence and grades. He leaves each session well prepared for class and tests in both Algebra 2 and Chemistry.

Holly, 11 lessons with Leah

Helpful and Knowledgeable Tutor

Leah teach me how to solve problems like vectors, kinematic, dynamics, and circular motion. Also, she taught me how to solve the math in a easier way instead of a difficult. In other words, I appreciate Leah helping me out and giving me the tools for physics. She is amazing at tutoring!!!!

Dasia, 1 lesson with Leah

Friendly, knowledgeable, and a great teaching style!

My daughter really enjoyed Leah's teaching style- she really helped her to understand the physic's lesson and my daughter really appreciated her nice, neat diagrams and clear explanations.

Jennifer, 1 lesson with Leah

Patient and helpful tutor

Leah is a very patient teacher. I will definitely recommend her to others if your child is struggling with difficult concepts in physics or math! She is also an experienced teacher in these subjects.

Daphne, 2 lessons with Leah

Professional for math and physics

is an excellent teacher! She provides both a great mix of listening, speaking and practical learning activities and a very safe, supportive learning environment. As a student, you feel pushed to learn and try out new competencies, feel safe and supported in doing so and gain valuable feedback that helps you to improve.

Driss, 1 lesson with Leah

Knowledgeable & patient tutor

Leah is very good at teaching my daughter. She listens to her problems and explains it well. She also responds to her questions whenever needed. I am very satisfied.

Nasrin, 6 lessons with Leah

Excelent! My daughter understood easier since Leah is very patient, professional and she have knowledge of all specific math topics.

Leah always double checks that i’ve %100 percent understood a question or topic. If I’m still confused she finds other ways to make it easier for me to comprehend the assignment. Leah has helped me accomplish understanding transitions, reflections, & many more things.

Lucy, 9 lessons with Leah

A great math and science tutor!

Leah is an great tutor. She has helped my daughter gain confidence and like learning math and science again. She helped tutor my daughter through distance learning from covid-19 which was a rough learning patch for most. Thank you Leah for all that you do...Lewis

Lewis, 18 lessons with Leah
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