Location: New York NY USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: Science
Subjects: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary Science, Physics

Kirin F. of New York NY USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Kirin F.
Gender: Female   Age: 22-25
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

I have been tutoring neighborhood children for years, beginning with my brother and cousins. When I moved to Westchester, NY, I began babysitting for families in Bronxville, and naturally began tutoring the children I babysat. I joined America Reads as a tutor in 2006, and tutored a range of ages at the Yonkers Public Library for a year. The next year I was a tutor and classroom assistant at the Moshulu-Montefiore Community Center in the Bronx. In addition to reading, math and science, I have also tutored students in music.
I try to gently guide my students towards the correct answer as much as possible. I know from my own experience that the more autonomy I have, the better I learn. That feeling of success at having figured something out on my own (even when I was discreetly guided towards the answer) is a great motivator, and I try to use this as much as possible in my tutoring. However, some students require more explicit leading. I have experience tutoring students with a wide range of ability, and I easily adapt to the specific needs of each student. Specifically, I have experience with dyslexic students and students with a range of ADD symptoms. I am great at making students of all ages feel comfortable and getting them excited about success.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Pre-K / Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior High School, High School
Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $15.00 to $25.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: 3-5 years
Students Tutored: Less than 10
Special/Focus Groups: Gifted/Talented, Learning Disabilities
Educational Level: Bachelors
Major: Science, Music
School: Sarah Lawrence College
Awards I am an Honors Society Member since 2005, an NCTE Writing Achievement Award winner, and a regional VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest winner. I have several upcoming publications in physics, including a chapter in a textbook about x-ray spectroscopy.
Teacher Certification: No