As a Columbia University trained Engineer, I am confident in my understanding and ability to explain difficult concepts in English, Math, Science, Engineering and Technology through examples and practice.
I have been tutoring since the year 2000 during the pursuit of my Bachelors of Science degree in Bioengineering.
Nothing is more satisfying to me than introducing difficult concepts, explaining them thoroughly and bridging the gap of understanding for you, my student. We will work together to determine what you understand so far and then plan the path to your goal of understanding the concepts and developing your practice more completely.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First is the initial phone to call to discuss goals. In particular, what is the subject you wish to master, is there an exam or paper approaching, or should we define our own goals.
Then, we meet. Based on our goals, we make a plan with a timeline so we can measure our progress and get motivated by reaching our goal!
Finally, we continue to meet and I recommend homework or areas to focus on and we measure our progress against the timeline between meetings.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Native English Speaker
BS Bioengineering, Binghamton University
MS Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
18 years of tutoring experience
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Typical rate is $60 per hour lesson.
How did you get started teaching?
I seemed to have an easy time understaning physics and began teaching my friends concepts during high school at the Bronx High School of Science in New York City. Then I took a position as a Lab Assistant teaching Physics concepts in Physics Lab at Binghamton University.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have taught both students who are interested in physics and math as well as students who simply needed to take these classes as part of their required classes.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Make sure you are comfortable with the style of the teacher/tutor. You can get a sense of what this person is like by reading their profile and seeing how you feel reading it. Can you understand them easily? Do they seem qualified enough? Do they seem enjoyable to work with?
You can also ask if they have a commitment for a certain number of lessons or if you can go lesson by lesson. I personally do not have a lesson commitment though, obviously, the benefits will accumulate as we work together more and more.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are my goals by hiring a teacher/tutor?
Do I know that the teacher/tutor will not do the work for me but rather will support me to find my natural ability to do the work?
Teachers/tutors can provide conceptual understanding of the subject you are looking to study as well as provide motivation, encouragement and reminders of your inherent ability to overcome obstacles and discouragement and master this subject!