Berkeley, CA, 94706
Joined on May, 2012
Any day at any time
Up to 15 minutes away for no additional charge
EducationEnvironmental Engineering, Columbia University
Chemistry, Brandeis University
Experience***Providing Focus, Attention, and Results!***
My specialty is SAT I tutoring, and I have over three years of experience teaching the skills necessary to get dramatically higher scores. Additionally, I tutor a wide range of K-12 academic subjects and computer skills.
I am committed to providing the best customized assistance to students who are not getting everything that they need inside the classroom. I prefer a one-on-one approach, so that I can adapt my teaching style to specific student needs. My philosophy in tutoring math and science is to emphasize specific strategies that simplify complex problems. For English and literature subjects, I work with students on developing a logical essay structure format, vocabulary, and analytical skills. My intent is to teach skills that last a lifetime!
I graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a degree in Environmental Engineering. Currently, I am tutoring part-time while I prepare for graduate study at UC Berkeley, where I have been accepted to their number one-ranked civil and environmental engineering program. I enjoy getting to know my students and strive to make my sessions both fun and challenging. I have the knowledge and capability to teach winning strategies for the SAT and to tutor K-12 students at any level; however, my ability to get students to engage with the material helps them achieve the success that they dream of. I have worked with students of diverse backgrounds and learning abilities, with specific experience helping students with ADD/ADHD. I am patient, easy to work with, professional, and fully invested in helping my students succeed.
I received professional SAT I Verbal, Math, and Writing training while working with Eureka Review, a renowned Los Angeles-based SAT tutoring company. I tutored students one-on-one in their homes while engaging in a strategy-specific review of SAT Math and Verbal skills. Students (and parents) were consistently pleased with their level of improvement on tests. Additionally, I worked several years as a sought-after private tutor in my hometown assisting K-12 students with homework and learning skills in all subjects. I maintained contact with parents to provide progress updates and recommendations for additional study.
HobbiesI was born in 1985 in Chicago, IL. My parents, Russian immigrants, moved to Los Angeles three years later, where my father founded a rapid prototyping company and my mom began work as a pediatrician. I spent most of youth growing up in LA with my younger brother and sister, but have since lived in Boston, NYC, Portland, OR, and the San Francisco Bay Area, where I currently reside.
I enjoy photography, running, hiking, brewing beer, urban agriculture, live music, and various happenings around the bay.
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