Carefully selected, highly-credentialed Social studies tutors in Deer Park, NY
"Tutoring students can be very simple and sometimes very complicated, but I always look for ways to make analogies to things students feel more comfortable with, so it doesn't seem like I'm speaking a foreign language to them. I get a personal sense of satisfaction when someone stops and goes, "oh, I've never thought of it that way before - now it all makes sense." In addition, often times I feel the education system here is misunderstood and students spend too much time memorizing "steps" to a subject rather than learning it, and inevitably end up failing when they are required to utilize the knowledge in future more advanced work. In my ...
- University at Buffalo - B.S., Biological Sciences
- Long Island University - M.S., Medical Microbiology
Tutoring Subjects:Pre-Calculus, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Middle School Math, Algebra, Elementary Math, Physics, Anatomy, History
" I love helping students find the way that works best for them to approach problem solving and learning. I am very interested in education and have experience working with both children and young adults in New York public schools as well as outdoor summer schools. I speak both French and Arabic and am learning Spanish, and in my free time I love to cook, read, and travel!."
- Columbia University - BA, Anthropology/Sustainable Development
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Verbal, French, History, Grammar and Mechanics, SSAT, Reading, HSPT Prep, Writing, SAT Writing, SAT Math, Algebra, Elementary Math, Geometry, ISEE, PSAT, College Essays, Essay Editing
" But with renewed effort, and the help of some excellent teachers, tutors and classmates, I became a much more successful student. As an aspiring physician, the life sciences are my favorite subjects and the areas where I offer the most expertise. However, the enjoyment and success I experienced with the sciences helped me to realize my ability as a student in a number of other subjects as well. I do not believe that students benefit from hearing a tutor rehearse the textbook explanation of a given subject."
- Saint Michael's College - BS, Biology
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Math, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, History, Physiology, Anatomy, MCAT
"I am also currently midway through completing the necessary components to earn my New York State Teaching certification. I have a passion for working with students which is why I am pursuing an advanced degree in the teaching field. I am currently Student Teaching in East Harlem where I am teaching 10th grade students global history. Although history is a large portion of what I teach on a daily basis, I also focus on reading and writing skills since many of my students are below grade level at this point. In order to motivate my students I employ various tactics to differentiate my instruction." ...
- Binghamton University - BA, History/Philosophy; Minor Environmental Studies
- Columbia University, Teachers College - MA, Social Studies Education
Tutoring Subjects:Writing, ACT Reading, Reading, SAT Verbal, ACT English, College Essays, Essay Editing, ACT Writing, SAT Writing, History, Grammar and Mechanics
"Sciences are my strong point but I have always been involved with athletics playing varsity ice hockey throughout university. Helping students be successful in school along with being a student athlete is something I feel is very important. I know sciences can seem dry but through the many classes I have taken I am able to be creative in finding the right way to make it interesting for each student.."
- Salve Regina University - BS, Biology
- New York Medical College - MS, Physiology
Tutoring Subjects:Physiology, Biology, Phonics, Biostatistics, Microbiology, Reading, Statistics, Physics, Elementary Math, Geometry, Middle School Math, Anatomy, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
"I graduated in 2010 from Hamilton College with a B.A. in Chinese and Comparative Literature. I spent the last year in Chengdu, China on a Fulbright Grant studying the emergence of legal aid as a resource to female migrant workers. I work with students of all ages and experience levels."
- Hamilton College - BA, Chinese, Comparative Literature
- Fordham Law School - JD, International Business Transactions
Tutoring Subjects:LSAT, SAT Verbal, Grammar and Mechanics, Writing, Mandarin Chinese, ACT Writing, History, SAT Writing, College Essays, Essay Editing, PSAT, Phonics, Reading, ACT Reading, ACT English
" I have taught in a private school setting and worked extensively with study groups and tutoring throughout my college career. After wrestling through testing myself, I am now helping others with the GRE and SATs, AP and IB exam prep, also college admissions, essay writing, K-12 math, English, Spanish and elementary Hebrew. I have worked with younger students, undergraduate essay writing, and adults in three countries and with a plethora of organizations, and I look forward to meeting new people!."
- Franklin and Marshall College - BA, Studio Art/Religious Studies
- Columbia University - MSW/MA, Social Work
Tutoring Subjects:Middle School Math, Essay Editing, SAT, GRE, Geometry, Elementary Math, College Essays, Algebra, Reading, Spanish
" After living abroad in Istanbul, Turkey, I returned to the United States in 2010 and found employment at the Fine Arts Conservation Studio, in Chelsea, New York. In the Fall of 2010, I applied to various Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Programs, and was accepted to Columbia University where I began study in January, 2011. I anticipate completion of the program in May 2013, hoping to begin medical school in the Fall of 2014. While undertaking the program at Columbia, I had various tutoring experiences, beginning with a volunteer tutoring position at Page Turners in midtown, Manhattan." ...
- Skidmore College - BS, Studio Art
- Columbia - Pre-Medicine, Pre-Medicine
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Writing, Trigonometry, Reading, Physics, Geometry, Algebra, SAT Math, SAT, Chemistry, History, Pre-Calculus, SAT Verbal, Middle School Math
"I am happy to travel to a number of areas in and around the city to tutor students who are interested in improving performance in a variety of subjects including SAT tests. My tutoring style is 'back to basics'- I want to make even the most complicated topics as simple as possible and then use building blocks to go after harder problems. I believe in 'tricks of the trade', repetition/practice, and I always respond to emails with questions or concerns in a timely fashion.."
- University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School - Bachelor of Science, Economics
Tutoring Subjects:Middle School Math, Geometry, Trigonometry, Economics, Algebra, SAT
"After graduation a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship brought me to Argentina, where I taught U.S and British history at the National University of Rio Cuarto. I am certified fluent in Spanish and well-versed in the cultural modismos, or variations, that define Spanish dialects. Before Varsity Tutors I was a freelance writing tutor for middle and high school students."
- Boston College - BA an BA, History and Hispanic Studies (Spanish)
Tutoring Subjects:Spanish, History, Essay Editing, Grammar and Mechanics, Writing, College Essays
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