Category Archives: New Jersey

Britt

Education: Columbia University 2016, Chemistry. University of Chicago 2018, Chemistry

Years of Tutoring Experience: 8+

Subject(s) you tutor: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Calculus, SAT, ACT,

Relevant Test Scores:

SAT

–        Math 770

–        Reading 800

–        Writing 800

–        Total 2370

SAT Subject

–        Chemistry 750

–        Math II 730

ACT

–        Total 35

–        Science 33

–        Reading 35

–        Math 34

–        English 36

GRE

–        Verbal 170

–        Quantitative 150

 

AP

–        Calculus BC 5

–        Chemistry 5

–        Biology 5

–        French 4

–        AP Literature 5

–        AP Composition 5

–        AP Statistics 5

Short Bio

Britt graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Chemistry, and University of Chicago with a degree in Inorganic Chemistry. While she enjoyed conducting research, she also found fulfillment in her teaching responsibilities, culminating in working with a professor to design a class on the chemistry of alternative energy targeted at non-science students. She is interested in improving access to science education and promoting STEM literacy, as well as open-access science publication.

 

She has experience tutoring in one-on-one settings and in groups, as well as teaching in laboratory and classroom settings. Britt’s goal with lesson planning and teaching is to show students how to solve problems by first making sure they have a solid understanding of the concepts involved. The laws of thermodynamics don’t disappear the second you’ve taken the AP Chemistry exam, and she hopes she can help give students a firm foundation for future study. 

Ben

Education: Brown University, History, Class of 2018

Years of Tutoring Experience: 1

Subject(s) you tutor: Math, Critical Reading, Writing, Literature, United States History,

Relevant Test Scores: Critical Reading (760) Math (700), Writing (700), Literature (750)

Short Bio:

My experience as a tutor has centered around improving student’s critical reading and writing skills for both their standardized tests as well as the personal component of their applications. I have worked as a tutor with clients in multiple different countries, making me especially adept at teaching the tricks the SAT commonly uses on their substantial grammar and vocabulary sections. My deep love for Literature and History has given me extensive insight into how to study for these highly specialized tests as well.

My work as a tutor with international students applying to colleges in the United States includes a holistic approach to improving students’ applications by helping them craft a clear narrative about themselves, ensuring their application will jump off the page in the admissions room. I specialize in essay consultation, interview preparation, and building a functional resumé that showcases each student’s unique promise. Applying to college is a difficult and stressful process that is made much easier and enjoyable when students find themselves able to articulate a clear vision of themselves and what they bring to their dream schools.  Many of my students have gone on to be accepted to top United States colleges and graduate school programs including Cornell and MIT.

My passion for tutoring emerges from my strong believe that each student is unique, and should be given an opportunity to work through with help from someone who is able to devote their full attention to helping them improve. I meet the student where they are and working through problem areas with a collaborative approach that allows the student shift their thinking so that they enjoy the challenge of tackling a difficult problem. I have found that talking about a “test-taking mindset” makes an enormous difference in scores as well.

Abhishek

Education: Double Major – Business Administration with Management Consulting concentration (University of Richmond) and Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Columbia University

Years of Tutoring Experience: 6 years

Subject(s) you tutor: Business Statistics, Financial Accounting, Calculus I, Physics I, Operations Management, Database Systems, ACT, SAT, Managerial Accounting, Microeconomics, Introduction to Finance, Microsoft Office

Relevant Test Scores: ACT: 34. SAT: 2200 (800 math, 700 writing, 700 reading)

Short Bio:

-I have tutored 2+ years at University of Richmond across math, physics, and business courses. Worked with many international kids as well during this time and worked with student-athletes as a separate tutor for Athletics department. I have also worked as a chess instructor for kids and groups of people for 4 years.

-I have helped students increase one letter grade. Help students from learning how to play chess from scratch to playing/winning a the state level. Helped a student athlete improve grade by almost two letter grades.

-I like to help the student with whatever they need help on from problems, to concepts, to helping tackle/problem-solve. I hope to establish a casual/friendly relationship with the student to ensure they are engaged in the lesson and we can get to the core of their problem.

-I think having the ability working with students of many ages, educational backgrounds, and from different cultures has allowed me to be flexible. I also prepare before each lesson and try to make myself available to the student even on off-hours.

-I am motivated to tutor to help other students learn concepts better. I know for me I had to struggle at points and had difficulties in other subjects where my friends/peers helped me out. I know the frustration of not getting concepts to click so I want to help make the process easy if possible.

-I plan to finish my second bachelors in Operations Research at Columbia and then work either in consulting or technology company on the business/operations side. I also plan to eventually get an MBA.

-Outside of tutoring, I am at the gym, watching most sports (football, basketball, tennis), playing video games, hanging out with my friends, and being involved with the south asian society on campus.

Hope this is all the information I need. I am attaching my picture as well.

Daniel

Education: Florida Atlantic University (2 years). Current undergraduate at Columbia University in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in psychology (Class of 2023)

Years of Tutoring Experience: 4

Subject(s) you tutor: – Spanish (any level from Spanish I to AP)

                                    – Chemistry (any level from Chemistry I to AP)

                                    – Physics

                                    – Calculus I/ AP Calculus AB

                                    – Pre-calculus

                                    – Trigonometry

                                    – Algebra

                                    – SAT Reading

                                    – SAT Math

                                    – Writing

Relevant Test Scores: SAT: 1600 (760 math, 740 reading)

                                       AICE Spanish (A+ with special distinction on speaking)

                                       AP Chemistry (4)

                                       AP United States History (4)

Short Bio:

Daniel has been a tutor for 4 years now, both in his home country (Colombia) and in the US. As a natural classroom leader, he had to learn how to properly transmit information early on in his life. This would prove useful later when dealing with other students. As a peer, he knew the struggles, the ins and outs of the student lifestyle; hence, he was able to use that knowledge in order to improve the student’s desire to learn. Often, he likes to introduce real-life concepts that may resemble or be closely related to the classroom topic; this, introduces a brand new perspective and generally produces inquiries in the students that can only be solved by learning.

For him, tutoring effectively students is a way to give back to the community. As for him, knowledge was the tool to improve his lifestyle. Daniel is sure that with knowledge and mastery over subjects, a person can not only drastically change their grades, but also their perspective about life.

He hopes to continue into a Medical School sometime after graduation in a MD/PhD program to fulfill his dream of becoming an orthopedist. In order to achieve that, he is currently taking an EMT course which has proven useful in nurturing his love for medicine. On a side note, he likes to play soccer recreationally and throughly enjoys social dancing.

Megan

Education:

B.A. in English with highest honors, minor in Food Studies, summa cum laude – UCLA (2017)

M.A. in English – Columbia University (in progress)

Years of Tutoring Experience:  2

Subject(s) you tutor: English, Essays, Writing, Literature, GRE General, GRE Subject in English Literature

Relevant Test Scores:

GRE General:  Writing – 5.5, 98% ; Verbal – 162, 91% ; Quantitative – 152, 46%

GRE Subject – English Literature:  660, 86%

Short Bio

I’m currently a PhD-track student in Columbia University’s Department of English and Comparative Literature. As a former elementary school teacher, my approach to instruction/consultation is to break down complex, qualitative subjects into more easily digestible bits.

Netonia

Education: Princeton  University, Molecular Biology 2009; Columbia University PhD 2014

 

Years tutoring experience: 9 years

 

Subject(s) you tutor: College Counseling and College Applications, Biology, Physics, Algebra, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Geometry,  SAT 2 Math, SAT, ACT, GRE

 

Relevant scores:

SAT Verbal: 700

SAT II Math II: 750

SAT II Writing: 720

SAT II Biology: 730

GRE Math Section: 760

AP Biology Exam: 5

 

Netonia is the leader and the Founder of The Ivy Team. Netonia has nine years tutoring experience and has built a reputation as an exceptional tutor who has developed curricula that have raised students’ scores and grades markedly, allowing her students to gain admittance to the college of their dreams. Netonia tutor the maths and sciences as well as specializes  in standardized test preparation. In the past, Netonia helped students raise their score as much as 350 point culmulatively on the SAT and 7 points on the ACT.  Netonia is passionate about tutoring and sharing the benefits of her knowledge and education. She looks forward to expanding her curricula and helping more students get in to highly competitive colleges.

With  the little free time that Netonia has,  she loves to travel, talk, eat, read, write, act, shop, dance, and (on rare occasions) sleep.

Jonathan

Education: Columbia University, B.S in Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2020
Years of Tutoring Experience: 3
Subject(s) you tutor: Tests: SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests – Math I, II, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World History, U.S History, AP – World History, Statistics, Calculus, IB – Biology HL
Relevant Test Scores: SAT – 800 (Math), 760 (Reading)
SAT II – 800 (Math II), 790 (Biology), 780 (Chemistry), 800 (World History), 800 (U.S. History)
AP – 5 (World History), 5 (Statistics), 5 (Calculus)
IB- 7 (Math SL), 7 (English HL), 6 (Physics SL), 6 (Biology HL), 6 (History HL), 6 (Spanish SL)
Short Bio: 
I have been tutoring since I was senior in high school and I have continued this work during my time in college. I love tutoring because I love to teach! I think that there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student master a concept they had once struggled with. I believe that a tutor’s job is to empower students to feel comfortable with material and to help students learn how to learn. A tutor is a facilitator for intellectual growth.
I think that my approach to tutoring takes advantage of the one-on-on approach turning allows. By working individually with students I am able to personalize my teaching style to the student, using methods that each student best responds to. In general, my tutoring style is focused on two main concepts. The first of these is repetition until a student understands a concept. When teaching Math and Science, you can read all you want about a subject and understand it in the abstract, but until you know how to apply that knowledge, it is for naught. I focus on giving practice problems to my students, with some problems focused on different areas of a topic and others repeating concepts from earlier problems. This approach fosters students critical thinking skills and encourages them to better understand the material. The second of my main approaches is close text-study with a partner. When studying English or history, reading primary texts and analyzing them closely with a tutor forces students to think on their feet as we work through analyzing the text together. This approach encourage students to fully think through literary and historical ideas.
I am currently a sophomore studying Biomedical Engineering and Music at Columbia University. As part of my studies, I work in the Olive Lab developing new techniques to image pancreatic cancer and promote early detection of the disease. I hope to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. and split my time between clinical and research work. Outside of tutoring and academic work, I love to play cello and sing! I currently perform as a member of Pizmon, the Jewish a cappella group of Columbia University.

Eliana

Education: Master’s of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University
Years of Tutoring Experience: 4-5
Subject(s) you tutor: College Counseling, SAT, ACT, GRE, Middle School subjects (English, Math, and Science) and High School subjects (English and Biology)
Relevant Test Scores: 2013 ACT 34/36, 2017 GRE 162/170
Short Bio:
Growing up, I knew I wanted to follow my father’s footsteps to become a professor. I first started to teach 5 years ago when I was an undergraduate student studying International Affairs and Biology. I was a Teaching Assistant for the first year honors seminar, as well as an undergraduate Science Tutor for the college-level Introductory Biology and Advanced Genetics. After graduating, I took on an Academic Advising position and then a Program Director position – both at emerging educational institutions. Currently, I am pursuing a Master’s in Political Science degree at Columbia University and will work towards a PhD program after the completion of my Master’s program.
To me, tutoring is more than teaching. It is also a mentoring process where I can help my students to achieve their goals and pursue their dreams. My teaching style is personalized to each student. I like to get to know my students – what they like, what do not like, what learning methods worked for them, and what they want to do when they grow up. Through this, I can create engaging learning examples and case studies for my students based on their preferences. A large number of students I have worked with previously were domestic students preparing for standardized tests and international students struggling with the American application system. My tutoring experience include teaching and advising students between 8-20 years old.
Aside from teaching, I also really enjoy sports. Jogging and hiking are some of my favorite activities. I ran my first full marathon two years ago and I hope to participate in a triathlon soon!

Kambi

Education: The Juilliard School (Drama); Columbia University-Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies Major; Bachelor’s 2020)

Subject(s) you teach: English, writing, reading comprehension, grammar, History, Geometry, study skills, organization, SAT Verbal section

Relevant test scores: (SAT- taken in 2009) 2160 out of possible score of 2400. Writing (essay 800); Verbal (710); Math (650).

 

Bio:

Bambi is a Brooklyn-based Actor and Choreographer. He studied Acting at the Juilliard School. Upon completing his training his began his career as a performer both on stage and screen. In addition to his artistic work, he studies Middle Eastern, South Asian and African studies at Columbia University.

As a teacher, he has worked in the New York City school system with students in grades K-12. He enjoys working with young people and working to ensure that they master the tools needed to excel in school and beyond. He is patient, energetic, and reliable.

 

Outside of his artistic and teaching work, he is enjoys playing and watching sports, particularly basketball and soccer, reading, and spend