I am from Princeton, New Jersey, but have lived all over the country. I currently attend Hunter College and am pursuing a degree in Biology, and have a strong interest in medicine, mathematics, and physics.
I tutor frequently in private sessions across the greater West Windsor/Princeton area, and was a avid tutor in high school helping high school and middle school students in SAT prep, math, physics, and various STEM classes.
I have a plethora of AP and standardized testing experience from high school so I can ensure that my students receive the relevant knowledge they require. My teaching philosophy revolves around the age old method of socratic teaching: AKA I am not here to give you the answers, but rather here to guide you through the processes of taking in information effectively, so that you yourself can become an effective learner for the future beyond. A typical first time tutoring session would begin with me assessing where you are as a student in the topic at hand, asking you what you want out of our sessions (and me suiting your need to that desire as much as possible), and beginning a lesson plan.
My SAT tutoring is split into 3 sections; the student takes home each part of a practice test and completes it, and once our session begins we review your answers and try to pinpoint where your weaknesses are, simultaneously developing strategies that you could employ in a real test taking environment. Math and physics tutoring revolves around the exact same principles, and depending on the where the student is in their learning I often speak to the student's guardian to personalize a learning plan that can best supplement their in school learning. I am happy to help in any situation, whether that be homework, schoolwork, or just self-enrichment. It does not matter your background, but the attitude you carry to our sessions.
I strive to maintain positivity in my tutoring, and if the end goal of tutoring is to help the student it is necessary to not only invoke extrinsic motivation but also intrinsic.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1470
SAT Math: 740
SAT Verbal: 730
AP Biology: 3
AP Calculus BC: 5
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism: 5
AP Physics C: Mechanics: 5
AP English Literature: 3
AP English Language: 4
I enjoy reading autobiographies and various nonfiction (Angela's Ashes and Henrietta Lacks come to mind), playing the piano, hiking, and spending quality time with family and friends.