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I graduated from the University of Miami with a BS in Physics. While in high school, I attended math competitions across the country including one at Princeton University and another at New York University. My love for mathematics eventually led to virtual tutoring through Florida Virtual School where I tutored over 150 hours in Pre-Calculus, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Chemistry. I love to teach because it lets me share my enthusiasm for mathematics and science with other students and helps me get a deeper understanding of material that is useful for my higher level mathematics and physics courses. As a tutor, I break down complicated problems into manageable concepts so students can gain confidence in solving these problems on their own.

Payal’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Miami - Bachelor of Science, Physics

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 32

ACT Math: 36

ACT Reading: 34

ACT Science: 32

SAT Composite: 2240

SAT Math: 800

SAT Verbal: 720

SAT Writing: 720


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Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade

10th Grade Math

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade

11th Grade Math

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade

12th Grade Math

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Science

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Science

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Science

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Science

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Science

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Science

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade

9th Grade Math

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Adult Literacy


Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4


AP Calculus BC

AP Physics 2

AP Statistics

Applied Mathematics



MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems


College Algebra

College Chemistry

Competition Math

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

General Chemistry


High School

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Writing

IB Chemistry

IB Chemistry HL

IB Chemistry SL

IB Further Mathematics

IB Further Mathematics HL

IB Mathematical Studies

IB Mathematical Studies SL

IB Mathematics

IB Mathematics HL

IB Mathematics SL

IB Physics

IB Physics HL

IB Physics SL

Linear Algebra

MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

Middle School

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Organic Chemistry





PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Mathematics

PSAT Writing Skills

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language



Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I like to teach students how to break down all problems into simple manageable parts, especially in mathematics subjects. Instead of memorizing methods, I encourage students to understand the core concept of problems and possibly relate it to real life examples so they could get to their answer using logic.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

First, I introduce myself and ask the student to tell me about him/herself. Then, I ask the student what he/she would like to get started on or what he/she struggles with the most.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Students become independent learners when they have developed a genuine interest in a subject and an effective method of studying said subject. Therefore, as a tutor, I can help them by using cool, real life applications of the subject material to make it interesting and provide them a variety of study equipment and methods, including interactive websites, YouTube videos, textbooks, etc.