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I am a motivated, driven, and experienced tutor and student looking forward to helping you reach your academic goals. I went to a nationally ranked public high school, known for its math and science performance, and now I attend Barnard College, Columbia University. I am working towards a bachelors in economics and psychology. I have extensive experience tutoring elementary, middle, and high school students - particularly in math, English, essay writing, test prep, certain sciences, and social sciences. My favorite subject is English and everything related to it - essay writing, literature, AP tests, critical reading, language arts, college essays, etc. My teaching philosophy is to make learning applicable, approachable, and achievable. I have many interests outside of my studies - from fashion, shopping, reading, adventuring, exploring the city, hiking, photography, and design. I love trying new foods, especially desserts, and watching funny videos on YouTube and Buzzfeed. I specialize in turning five second stories into five minutes - some might call this a flaw, but I view it as an admirable quirk!

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Pooja’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Barnard College - Bachelor in Arts, Economics and Psychology

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2240

SAT Math: 720

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 740

AP Chemistry: 4

AP English Literature: 5

AP English Language: 5

AP US History: 5

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 760

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 740

SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 740

AP U.S. Government & Politics: 4


Pooja likes culture dance and music, concerts, artists, fashion, design, running, trying new foods, and photography.

Tutoring Subjects

Advanced Placement Prep


Algebra 2

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP United States History

AP US History


CAHSEE English

CAHSEE Mathematics

College Algebra

College Business

College Economics

College English

College Essays




High School Business

High School Economics

High School English




Middle School Math



SAT Math

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Social studies


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Make learning applicable, understandable, and achievable!

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

Come prepared with a fun exercise, find out strengths and weaknesses, work through concepts, and do some practice problems.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Giving them assignments and deadlines to do on their own time, and rewarding them for their responsibility if they complete it.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

A combination of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

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