R2P2 Education

R2P2 Education

5.0 (18)
46 hires on Tutors.com
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9 years in business

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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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5.0

  • Christiana Okezie

    Pooja is a great teacher and has really helped my child to acquire great knowledge in Algebra

  • Angel Robinson

    I have Ms. Yadav as my tutor for AP Statistics and AP Physics. Before her class, I was very confused and honestly thought of dropping both classes. After I got her as my tutor, she clearly explained any confusing concepts and answered all the questions I had. Ms. Yadav is open to answering any questions I had. She is an honest tutor and is very helpful! I would hire her again if I needed to.

  • Megan Mccollum

    Our tutor was amazing! She was kind and supportive and had a very strong knowledge base on the subject area (latin) and explained in a way that was easy for my student to understand!

  • Ckya Blyat


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The R2P2 Education process begins with an initial meeting where I connect with the student, understand their needs, and assess their skills. It is important for me to connect with the student and insure he/she/they is comfortable learning with me. I ask a few questions to understand the student’s communication preferences, learning style, and ascertain the focal point of the student’s learning needs. This takes 5-15 minutes, and then I give the student some relevant material to observe how he/she/they works and what needs improvement. This could be a reading section, a math assessment, or a problem which reflects the subject of relevance. After the initial meeting and assessment, I then design a customized study plan which provides the student with appropriate resources/ practice worksheets, customized notes I share during the session, active grading and feedback for weekly improvement, and q&a sessions intermingled in the learning/practice. The student spends the beginning of each session reviewing or learning concepts, and then spends the bulk of the time applying the knowledge. My teaching process is summarized as engaging every dimension of the student in learning. The student is an active member of the process. We collaborate to create new success and triumph over old obstacles.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I received my primary education from the prestigious Glenelg Country School. At this school I received a high-quality and personalized education. The quality education from GCS gave me the skillset to start a tutoring business at the age of 16. I completed my secondary education earning a Mathematics B.A. and another Financial Economics B.S. from the University of Maryland. While in college I kept busy as private tutor on The George Washington University Campus in addition to leading the Mathlab at University of Maryland Baltimore County. In this time, I gained experience teaching college level Math, Statistics, Economics, Accounting, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. My duties at the Mathlab required not only teaching but also discernment to train other tutors to teach these same subjects. I have leadership experience pairing students with tutors in addition to teaching. After completing these two degrees I applied my knowledge in the real world running my own Math- centric, Higher- Management consulting practice for 3 years. I worked for multinational corporations around the world managing business projects and doing various types of math. I also managed cross functional business teams and built economic valuation models for emerging AI and Blockchain startups. The experience I have from over the past decade of teaching paired with years of upper-level academic study and real-world experience gives me useful knowledge that is fresh and ready to share with new students.

Furthermore, I have spent the past year living with monks practicing mediation. This experience gave me immense patience, understanding, and sense of connection with others which makes me an effective and pleasant teacher.  I have excellent interpersonal skills. I can connect to almost any person. And once I do, I share the power, positivity, and love fundamental to my lifestyle to empower, inspire, and enable students to do what they want/need. My life’s purpose is to inspire a genuine love of learning around the world. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Yes, for tutoring services I charge clients at an hourly rate. The price is scaled by the age. I believe in affordability in order to promote equal access to quality education.

For students 3-12:

1 session per week $45/hr

2 session per week $45/hr

3 session per week $40/hr

For students 13 or older:

1 session per week $50/hr

2 session per week $50/hr

3 session per week $45/hr 


How did you get started teaching?

Opportunities to teach naturally came to me. While in in high school many families offered me the opportunity to teach their children to perform at a high level. Also, through a high school summer job as a camp counselor, I received a massive volume of requests to tutor children aged 3-5 (as this was the age group of my campers). Year after year with hard work and determination to help others, I have now blossomed into a vocational private teacher.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all types of students. I am blessed to be able to teach all age groups. It is so fun because all my students teach me as well through the process. I have taught all age groups from toddlers to seniors, high school students, college students both young and old. I have taught all ethnic and social groups. Furthermore, I have experience teaching students with special needs such as down syndrome, autism, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and Asperger’s. All students are welcome in my classroom. I give 100 percent to adapt to the student’s needs and give the student exactly what is needed. I can teach everyone because each student’s study plan is completely custom, and original in its inception and design. I teach everyone because all people deserve access to a high-quality education regardless of creed, class, race, or condition.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A recent event I am fond of happened in April of 2021. I have been teaching a 9-year-old student in fourth grade math. Her mother hired me due to concern for her daughter’s grasp of division. After 5 weeks of teaching her division and multiplication again and again, the student finally exclaimed in joy, “I get it! I understand division!” This moment was special for me and brought me to tears because I was uncertain if I was reaching her up until that point. I felt so proud of her for persisting through her confusion and not giving up. Hearing a student who often shut down due to the complexity of not understanding and feeling frustrated express a positive perspective towards something previously so hated was magical. It legitimately brought me to tears and was so beautiful and satisfying. Nothing for me is as valuable as hearing my students say, “I understand now.”


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

The advice I would give a student looking to hire a teacher like me is to be yourself. Keep in mind learning is a judgment free activity. Know I am here to help and lift you up. Just be who you are and come as you are. Remember to be honest, remember to respect the teacher/ the teacher’s time, and remember to be vocal. It is important to express how you feel whether it is good or bad with respect. It is important to be transparent and willing to engage with the teacher on a sincere level. A teacher may teach all the right things, but the student also has a duty to apply energy and focus in the direction of improvement. I also recommend taking the tutor seriously, embracing the suggestions made, following instructions exactly, and putting your heart in the learning as the teacher puts her heart in teaching.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Questions students should consider before talking to a teacher…

1. What is my goal/ What do I hope to achieve by getting a tutor?

2. What do I want to improve?

3. What do I fail to understand?

4. Am I willing to devote appropriate time to studying/improving my performance outside of being tutored?

5. Am I willing to change?

6. Am I willing to commit myself to concentrating during the lessons?

7. Am I willing to be punctual and value the time the teacher shares with me?

9. Am I willing to commit myself to improvement by putting myself and my studies first?


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