Serena Lan Tutoring

Serena Lan Tutoring

5.0 (4)

About this tutor

Recent graduate from Washington University in St. Louis with a passion for working with younger students and experience tutoring kindergarten through 8th grade. 

ACT: 34/36

SAT Math II: 780

SAT Literature: 700

Excited to tutor all ages in math, reading, and writing, SAT, ACT, SAT Math II Subject Test, SAT Literature Subject Test, and ISEE. 

Online or meet at library/my lobby common space (Manhattan)

Native English speaker, fluent in Chinese

I enjoy getting to know each student individually and understanding how their backgrounds contribute to the way they learn. I taylor my teaching methods, strategies, and tips to what they're most comfortable and familiar with to ensure the most productive experience. 

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New York, NY 10128
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4 Reviews


  • Christine Han

    Very receptive and patient; walked me through each problem step by step. Would highly recommend!

  • Chloe Dipetrillo

    Very approachable. Has a wide set of knowledge about types of learners to where she can explain concepts from many different angles based on how you learn best. Patient and encouraging Loved working with her!

  • Mary Kate Vorisek

    She was so patient with me, and really took the time to explain everything. Really a great tutor and I will use her a lot!!!!

  • Stacy Chan

    Very dedicated tutor and willing to explain concepts thoroughly with patience


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

For the past 3 years, I've tutored and taught kindergarten, 5th grade, 6th grade, and 8th grade students at low-income and inner city St. Louis schools. I tutored students in math and reading retention and worked in groups of 2-3 to teach custom lessons on design process thinking and environmental issues. 

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

I have 3 pricing segments based on the student's age: elementary, middle school, or high school and standardized test prep.

How did you get started teaching?

I started tutoring with Washington University through working with a professor who is passionate about improving education in St. Louis public schools. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Elemtary and middle school students in low-income and charter schools around St. Louis. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my kindergarten students excelled at a money and budgeting related math class and proceeded to help the other 7 students in the group count and sort coins. It amazed me to see how willing she was to offer help rather than choosing to be competitive with the other kids. 

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

Choose a teacher with 1) test results that speak to his/her expertise and 2) teaching styles that resonate with your learning styles

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