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I earned a B.S. Business Administration from the University of Southern California. I'm now pursuing a J.D. at NYU Law. I have tutored professionally and privately for four years now. Specifically, I tutor Math, English, History, Spanish, French, the SAT, and the LSAT. My favorite subject to teach is French because it is such a unique and interesting language, and it keeps me in practice.

I teach my students by starting with the fundamentals and working my way up. This makes it easier for my students to remember what they have learned throughout the semester/year, and it helps them pick up new concepts quickly.

When I am not studying or tutoring, I love to read, exercise, and explore. My favorite author is Stephen King, my favorite sports are basketball and snowboarding, and my favorite food is popcorn! I just recently moved to Manhattan, so I venture out into different parts of the city in my free time. So far, I have run into comedians, actors, and many more interesting people.

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Mustafa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern California - Bachelors, Business Administration and Management

Graduate Degree: New York University - Current Grad Student, Law

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1520

SAT Math: 740

SAT Verbal: 760

SAT Writing: 720

LSAT: 176


Snowboarding, reading, basketball, exploring

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe every student has the potential to master a subject; it just takes effort and enthusiasm.

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

My first session is usually used to find the student's strengths, weaknesses, and method of study.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I help students become independent learners by showing them techniques instead of answers.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would help a student stay motivated by creating a strong foundation with easier problems and using that foundation as a source of confidence for more difficult problems.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would take it upon myself to find creative solutions and analogies to help the student understand the skill or concept.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I give them tips to help distill the most important points from a passage without getting caught up in the details.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I find that keeping a conversational vibe, instead of a lecturing one, helps to keep students loose and receptive.

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