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I have enjoyed exceptional success both in standardized tests and in a conceptual approach in science. A spectacular GRE score helped me cross the entire globe (I did my undergrad at IIT-Kanpur, India) and landed at Yale for Graduate School. My research earned me the most coveted award for a student in any field and at any level at Yale at the end of my Ph.D.: the only time it was awarded to STEM in 35 years! Now, completely immersed in research in developing best the material for clean energy technology, I really miss the teaching that I immensely enjoyed for last 10 years.

My secret: success in tests (and maybe in life, too) comes from not just what we know, but what we can deliver in a short time, when demanded. I learned the methods in a hard way. I aim to work with students who are like I once was: struggling, needing an extra push, or stuck on a problem without a solution. I hope to transplant what I have learned into young minds. I hope to help today's dreamers become tomorrow's most promising scientists, engineers, and doctors.

Sid’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur - Bachelors, Chemistry

Graduate Degree: Yale University - PHD, Chemistry


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Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

ACT Math


Algebra 2

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Chemistry

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2


CLEP College Algebra

College Chemistry

General Chemistry

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Subject Test in Chemistry

GRE Subject Tests

High School Chemistry

Honors Chemistry

Intermediate Algebra

College Math


Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Writing and Language


Test Prep

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Success in tests comes from concentration. The concentration in tests comes from confidence. The confidence comes from our ability to pre-simulate a situation: this makes the situation a well-known/more-familiar one. This pre-simulation happens through (i) smart planning, (ii) challenging knowledge from multiple angles, and (iii) focused practice – a teacher provides these three.