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Math and ChemistryTutor, Standardized Test Prep

Danbury, CT 06810

Female

Member since:12/2011

Rates from $48 to $65

I can perfom tutoring:

  • On-line
  • In-home
  • Group

Will travel up to 15 miles

Additional Policies:

ONLINE RATE: Rate depends on subject, up to $65/hr. ONLINE ONLY at this time. Cancellation fee of 1/2 hr may be assessed if not given 6 hrs minimum notice. ASVAB clients - thank you. Generous ASVAB discount available - please inquire. IN PERSON TUTORING: NOT APPLICABLE AT THIS TIME -- $80/hr, for travel within 20 min drive of Danbury Fair Mall. Travel fee applies for greater travel times.

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About Me

Experience Summary

I am an established, experienced math and chemistry tutor and have taught SAT math test prep for a private company. I cover elementary school through high school level math, including homeschooling assistance, and SAT/ACT math test preparation, some college level math, as well as other standardized math tests. Including private school entrance exams. I tutor high school and introductory college chemistry, as well as the science sections of many standardized tests, including Praxis, TEAS, ASVAB. I hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, minored in math in college, even tutored math while in high school. I've tutored 100s of students of all abilities and that length and breadth of experience helps me help you.

Teaching Style

My goal is to connect with the student at THEIR level. We start by going over the basics of problem solving and work from there to foster independent thinking. I use varied approaches when the student is "stuck." I am friendly, patient and very persistent. I can assist with classwork and homework, and will tailor tutoring sessions to your needs. I will assign supplemental work to advance in the subject area as needed or desired. My ultimate goal - to work myself out of a job!

Other Comments

I have had successful tutoring and teaching experiences, and many happy clients who felt confident and prepared for their academic classes or standardized tests, including the TEAS, GRE, Praxis, GMAT, ISEE, SSAT, GED, SAT, ACT,... I can quickly identify weak areas and work efficiently and patiently to raise both skill and confidence. Google me for ratings and reviews! Also see feedback at https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap. You can contact me there to verify it’s me, but best rate is here. Thanks.

Credentials

Type Level Year Title Issued By
Degree Doctorate 1990 Physical Chemsitry Iowa State University
Degree Bachelors 1982 Chemistry Hofstra University

Subject Commentary

ACT Proficiency: Expert
Specializing in ACT math and science. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Algebra I Proficiency: Expert
In Algebra 1, students are really learning the" art of problem solving". Compared to previous math, problems get more complicated, both in structure and presentation. Logic skills are required, in addition to the arithmetic skills taught up to this point. Complications arise when the foundational math is not strong, and/or there is difficulty in understanding the questions (often presented as word problems). Whether you need remedial help, or are looking to get ahead, I can help! I have been told I can explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. Starting with your current math, and going back as far as needed, we build skill and confidence in algebra 1. I have proven strategies and have helped many. One client said it best, "It's simple. My daughter's grade went from D's and C's to A's. Diane knows how to help kids learn and do well in school." Please take a look at the reviews left for me here https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap to see if I would be a good fit for you.You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Algebra II Proficiency: Expert
Algebra II can be tough! Many unfamiliar concepts are introduced as students are being prepared for trig and calculus. Any weaknesses in previous math courses are magnified, since these are now mere tools as the subject matter advances. I can help! I've had much success tutoring algebra II. I have been told I can explain concepts in an easy to understand and easy to remember way. I use simple ideas and illustrations to explain concepts and methods. I strive for students to understand WHY they are doing what they are doing, not just HOW. This leads to a deeper understanding and a new ease of application of the skills. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
ASVAB This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
ASVAB clients - THANK YOU for your commitment. Please accept a special discount - contact me for details. I tutor the arithmetic reasoning and mathematics knowledge portions of this test. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Chemistry Proficiency: Expert
I tutor high school level and introductory college level chemistry. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
College Algebra Proficiency: Expert
I tutor college level introductory algebra and prealgebra courses. I also can help with college placement exams - such as Accuplacer. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Continuing Education Proficiency: Expert
I can help with any program that requires a math placement test, or ongoing math study. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Elementary Math Proficiency: Expert
Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Elementary Science Proficiency: Expert
Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Entrance Exams Proficiency: Expert
High school entrance exams such as SSAT, HPST, ISEE, COOP, math. Many licensing exams involve math. Placement exams, including Accuplacer. I tutor math - elementary past high school level, as well as for licensing, placement, graduate admission exams, and more. I would love to learn more about your need. I teach math plainly and simply. I explain things in a way that is easy to understand and remember. The key to my success as a tutor is in how quickly I can assess where you are, connect to that, and work from there. Clients make quick success with me because I teach how to work independently, saving you time and money. I realize the answer to any one problem is not important in the end. What IS important is getting you to a place where you can think through, and do the math on your own. This approach helps you make greater progress overall and saves you time and money. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
GED Proficiency: Expert
GED math and general test taking strategies Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Geometry Proficiency: Expert
I tutor regular and honors geometry, including preparation for the NYS Regents exam. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
GMAT Proficiency: Expert
I tutor the math portions of the test - the quantitative section and integrated reasoning. We review necessary math skills, and strengthen fundamentals so you are equipped for the data sufficiency questions, and I give you the tools needed to quickly arrive at answers without the calculator. I teach a way to read the word problems to correctly set up the question being asked. We work on timing as well, making sure you are solving only enough of the problem to answer the question. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
GRE Proficiency: Expert
I tutor the quantitative reasoning portion of the revised general GRE test, and give you the skills to confidently tackle the quantitative comparisons. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Homework Help Proficiency: Expert
Homework help, and home-school help, offered in math and many science courses. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Math Proficiency: Expert
K through high school, and beyond — including homeschool I tutor math - elementary past high school level, as well as for licensing, placement, graduate admission exams, and more. I would love to learn more about your need. I teach math plainly and simply. I explain things in a way that is easy to understand and remember. The key to my success as a tutor is in how quickly I can assess where you are, connect to that, and work from there. Clients make quick success with me because I teach how to work independently, saving you time and money. I realize the answer to any one problem is not important in the end. What IS important is getting you to a place where you can think through, and do!, the math on your own. This approach helps you make greater progress overall and saves you time and money. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Nursing Exam This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
I tutor the math and some science portions of the TEAS 6. For math we strengthen basic skills, learn how to get the equation to be solved from a word problem, and prepare you for the particular types of questions on this test. For science we follow the ATI outline, but I focus on and can teach chem, physical science, scientific method,... - things you likely haven’t thought about in a while. I recommend A&P/bio already be strong, and hiring a specialist for those if not. Just as i do in math, a specialist will directly address your need. However, I can help with mnemonics and memorization, and assist with your study skills overall in any science section. My specialty is the math section. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Praxis Exam This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
I tutor the math and science portions of the multiple subjects test, core, 5161 and similar exams like FCTE, GACE, other state certification exams. Please inquire about your test. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Pre-Algebra Proficiency: Expert
I have had much success helping students through pre-algebra. With the fundamentals to algebra and the beginning concepts in geometry being introduced, students can struggle if their math foundation is not strong. It is important to address any difficulties before discouragement sets in. Specific weaknesses are sometimes masked, especially if scores are inconsistent; or if the student doesn't "test well"; or if the student generally struggles with organizational or basic arithmetic skills. When working with a student, I can quickly assess and readily address underlying weaknesses, by looking past whether any one problem is right or wrong, to analyzing how they are thinking about the question, what are their math habits, how is their math vocabulary, and so on. I reach for the overarching skills and disciplines that will build math ability and confidence overall. We build general problem solving skills. We work on accuracy. I use simple ideas and illustrations to explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. It starts by connecting with them at their level. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
PSAT Proficiency: Expert
PSAT math and general test taking strategies Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
SAT - Math Proficiency: Expert
Experienced SAT tutor with private company. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Study Skills Proficiency: Expert
Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Teacher Cert Exams Proficiency: Expert
I tutor the math and science portions of the praxis multiple subjects test, core, 5161 and similar exams like FCTE, GACE, other state teacher certification exams in math and science. Please inquire about your test. I make the math easy to understand and easy to remember. Many say they understand better than they ever did in school! Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Test Preparation Proficiency: Expert
I tutor the math sections of standardized tests. Send your test to see if I can help! Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Testing Skills Proficiency: Expert
Many people say, "I don't test well". But that often stems from 2 areas - one a general anxiety that interferes with getting the test done in the time allotted, and two, not really being solid in remembering or adept in applying the information being tested. Working on both fronts, we will build your skills and confidence to get through your test! Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!
Testing Strategies Proficiency: Expert
Guess? Not guess? Skip questions? What if I am always running out of time on a test? Are there clues in the question that can help me eliminate answers? What if I am just a bad test taker - or I get too nervous to do well... I will show you how. If I am qualified in the test you are taking, I'd love to help. Results don't lie. Please take a look at the reviews left for me here -- https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/mathzap -- to see if I would be a good fit for you. You can message me here or there to confirm that is really me. I'd love to hear from you!

All Subjects I Tutor

  • ACT
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • ASVAB
  • Chemistry
  • College Algebra
  • Continuing Education
  • Elementary Math
  • Elementary Science
  • Entrance Exams
  • GED
  • Geometry
  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • Homework Help
  • Math
  • Nursing Exam
  • Praxis Exam
  • Pre-Algebra
  • PSAT
  • SAT - Math
  • Study Skills
  • Teacher Cert Exams
  • Test Preparation
  • Testing Skills
  • Testing Strategies