Hi, I'm Sirish! I graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry.
I have over 9 years of experience tutoring students in a range of subjects. I started tutoring in high school as an Algebra tutor. In college, I was an Organic Chemistry teaching assistant for 2 years. I assisted students in class and held weekly review sessions as well as small group and one-on-one meetings. After college, I founded and operated a tutoring service full-time for over 3 years, teaching clients from middle school through college in math, science, and the SAT. I currently serve as a full-time tutor/mentor in AmeriCorps, helping unprivileged high school students in Pittsburgh and specializing in Math and Science. In my free time, I also tutor some students on a voluntary basis.
I love seeing students progress and grasp concepts, especially in subjects they struggle with or in which they have fear or anxiety. I aim to show students that learning subjects in school is just like succeeding their hobbies and activities: All you need is put in the time, practice, and make a good effort. I try to instill a growth mindset in students and show them that they don't need to be a "math person" to do well in math.
I am focused on teaching students concepts so that they are truly learning and can be independent, confident learners.
I have a strong science background and extensive experience teaching biology, chemistry, and physics at the high school and college level.
I adapt based on a student and his/her parents' needs and love making a positive impact on young people's lives. Please contact me if you have any questions and to schedule a lesson. I am happy to provide free consultations to interested potential clients.
Very knowledgeable. Sirish knew the subject matter extremely well. Very patient. He made sure my son knew the subject before moving on.
I was having lots of trouble with math and science, but Sirish really helped me get through my work. He was really patient with me and explained things to me multiple times. He is very knowledgeable, and I would recommend him to anyone.
He was very patient, if you didn't get the problem, he wouldn't yell at you, he would calmly try to explain the math or science in a way that you could maybe understand. He was kind and extremely hard working. He would spend hours with me helping me understand my chemistry and algebra 2. In the end, I brought my failing subjects up to a passing grade, this made me feel more confident. Without Sirish I would have never passed chem or algebra 2. I am so thankful to have work with him. I can't tell you how great of a tutor he is, just know he so amazing and so kind and he's so smart. Thank you Sirish for helping me this year.