"Advanced Tutoring and Test-Prep for Discerning Students"
Math is difficult but I strongly believe not boring. The NYS Algebra curriculum is a mixture of a number of different concepts, sometimes put in a very confusing order, and a classroom environment only works for some people -- as a teacher I know that, in a class of 35, you're lucky if you're really teaching 20 of them in the most effective style for those students. However, the Algebra 1 material isn't difficult, and with a bit of focused attention it can even be fun to learn how to see a problem, quickly identify the right way to think about it, and follow the steps to a solution. I think le ... More
"Effective English, ESL/ESOL, and TOEFL Tutor"
The area of tutoring English as a second language (ESL) involves teaching and aiding the student in all aspects of the English language, including reading, writing, and conversational use. An ESL student's primary native language is one other than English and usually seeks additional tutelage to further understand other material that utilizes the English language. Depending on what each student's native language is, tutoring ESL may have varied paces. Students whose native tongue is a romance language will often have the easiest time in picking up English due to the languages' similarities, wh ... More
"Inspirational and Friendly Math, Science, and English Tutor"
As a tutor, our job is normally secondary to the teacher's. The teacher's job is to cover a certain amount of material in a given amount of time, making sure all students do their best. The tutor's job is to go over this material with usually just one student and further elaborate on this material. Sometimes, tutors realize that a particular student may be incredibly intelligent but may not organize notes well or know exactly what to material to focus on. That is where tutors can teach study skills. Study skills may include knowing how to read and outline technical textbooks or speed study Pow ... More
Vincenzo, is very knowledgeable and very through. He is very good at determining your needs and working towards your desired goal. Speaking, grammar and writing are all emphasized. He is also very patient and available for questions.
Leon D. from New York, NY
"Italian, university professor, PhD. in Biology; music expert"
I have a Ph.D. in Mol. Biol./Mol.Gen.
I am a University Professor with extensive teaching experience at all levels. I have taught for many years various disciplines of natural sciences, and served as adviser, mentor, and tutor of students and postdocts, as well as Program Director of Graduate Studies.
I relate well to learners of different ages and multicultural backgrounds. I have taught and lectured in three languages on a broad range of biological topics to diverse audiences.
I attribute an extraordinary formative power to the teaching of biology. A biological mentality makes one appreciat ... More
I can't say enough about John. He's just remarkable. He's pulled our son's grades up, our son really likes him (very important) and he even gave me a session so i could understand what my son is doing enough to help him, too.
Caroline L. from Hoboken, NJ
"Private School Teacher, Ivy League Tutor!"
During high school for approximately 2 years, I had been tutoring as a volunteer for grades 1-5 in math, science and English in a Hartford, Connecticut public elementary school. After graduation, I had been working as a private tutor for elementary (K-6th) students in the Northern NJ area. I currently tutor one student in elementary school for general reading, math and science. Previously, I have tutored 3 elementary school students in everything from general science to reading comprehension to Spanish review. I also currently volunteer with a non-profit organization called Paterson Education ... More
From the very first session Marlana was encouraging which took a weight off of me as I had found someone who could truly help me. This was a difficult subject and she eased my fears and helped me to focus on the job at hand; she taught me to review the complete problem and then dissect it in a logical order to cover all aspects of the problem using the right formula. She was able to guide me so that I could work the problems with ease; I understood the concept but was not good when having to put it in action with the exams.
My homework grades and exams grades improved greatly. Previously, I had the lowest grades in the class but with Marlana's help I was able to rank with the best, my final exam grade was an A. I would not have done this without her assistance. She is knowledgeable and easy to work with; she is good with assessing your strengths and weaknesses which allows her to then guide you in the right directions. I am so grateful for her help.
Linda S. from Stratford, CT
"Ivy League High School Mathematics Teacher"
Having been a high school teacher (with experience teaching all four grades), I know how challenging it can be to stay organized and learn to use your study time effectively. Luckily, there are a variety of tools and techniques to choose from that fit you! No one should have to fit into a mold and that means your study and organization skills shouldn't have to either. There is no magic secret that works for everyone; you should never feel like a failure just because you can't seem to master what your teachers tell you is "correct" or what seems to work for other students.
I would love to ... More