Elevate STEM Tutoring Ltd.
elevate STEM tutoring helps equip students to succeed through quality tutoring and really caring about each student. I spend time getting to know each student to help overcome roadblocks in a wholistic way.
I began tutoring in college, where I earned a B.S. in Biomedical engineering with honors, and fell in love with explaining things in a way that created those 'light bulb' moments. I have a unique gift of explaining technical things in layman's terms that is often exactly what students need to understand something new.
I have been tutoring since then (7+ years now) and still love watching people understand and enjoy subjects they never thought they could.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
For a first session, I will typically take time to get to know the student. Not just what they want help with and what they're struggling with, but get to know them as people. This, along with working on some problems they're struggling with help me really understand the situation and develop a good plan.
Oftentimes students have had bad experiences or have unique learning styles and understanding this can make all the difference in the success of tutoring.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a degree in Biomedical Engineering and graduated with a Summa Cum Laude and honors.
In addition, I've tutored for 7+ years, taught supplemental sessions in college, and taught Algebra in India for a semester.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I have a typical rate that is based on grade level, but also have a variable pricing scale for students that have financial hardship.
My typical rate is $55 for elementary/middle school and $65 for highschool/college. My lowest rate is $22/hr and occasionaly offer free tutoring to students who show a strong desire to learn and extreme financial hardship.
How did you get started teaching?
I started at university, helping friends and quickly joined the tutoring center. I tutored for 3 of my 4 years at university and continued afterward on the side of my job by referral only. I continued to love the process of tutoring and relationships built that I have recently left my job to pursue tutoring full-time.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with engineering students at university all the way to middle school students with math learning disabilities. I've honeslty loved both and have had great success in both. If its a STEM subject I'm familiar with, I can help students at all skill levels.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I have a middle school student that has struggled with Math for years and has a math learning disability. I recently discovered she is an extremely kinesthetic learner and adapted our lessons to feature outdoor math with chalk on the sidewalk. It has been night and day with not only her understanding, but also retention of what shes learned.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
1. Find a tutor that can understand you and how to explain to you. Some of the smartest people in the world are no good at teaching because they can't simplify what they know.
2. Find a tutor that makes the experience enjoyable. Learning really can be enjoyable (even math!) and you will go much farther in your subject if you don't hate it. I have had several students tell me after a couple months that they liked math for the first time because of me and having joy and peace chemically put your mind in a place to learn better.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are you struggling with?
Is this a one-time problem in this subject, or could there be foundational concepts that you are missing?
Are you having a hard time on homework, tests, or both?
What do you hope to get out of getting a tutor?