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Until recently, I was a third year medical student, and prior to that I worked in infectious disease epidemiology. My professional experience is varied, ranging from laboratory and global health research, to working for a non-profit organization where I taught students of all ages. I completed undergraduate studies at Yale University with a BA in Political Science while also studying pre-med. After college I went on to complete a Masters degree in the Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

I come from an interdisciplinary educational and professional background and as a result, I enjoy learning and teaching a variety of subject areas. I tutor Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Geometry, ACT Science/Reading/Math/English, and Spanish. I like these subjects because I have always found them fun and particularly applicable to everyday life. My teaching philosophy is that learning can be enjoyable and with the right preparation, everything is do-able! I know firsthand how satisfying it is to finally understand a concept that once felt difficult. As a tutor, my goal is to encourage and equip students to apply themselves so that they, too, can experience that feeling of satisfaction. Outside of work and studies, I like to stay active by running and biking, and I love to travel. I lived abroad for a few years after college before returning back to the US; I'm always eager to experience new places. I also enjoy baking and reading when I can. I look forward to working with you!

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Liya’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Yale University - Bachelors, Political Science; pre-med

Graduate Degree: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - Masters, Control of Infectious Diseases

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 30

ACT English: 33

ACT Reading: 32


Interests: international development, health equity, running, travel, reading, baking

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Math

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Math

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

ACT Science

Adult Literacy


Algebra 2

College Algebra

College Biology

College English

Conversational Spanish

Elementary School


Essay Editing

General Biology

General Chemistry


High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Writing



Middle School


Public Health



Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

Test Prep

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