Have exams and assignments been running you in circles? Is the pressure to perform to your own standards weighing you down? Does a subject just utterly confuse you, and you desire the aid of a ‘seasoned pro’ whose experience can illuminate the topic at a pace you are comfortable with? Whatever the reason may be, we would like to thank you for considering The Science Nerd, and welcome you to an environment where your academic growth is challenged and supported by experienced instructors of all academic backgrounds.
Since I founded the company in 2014, it has been my mission to see every student achieve success beyond his or her own expectations. I have a proven track record of sending students to top-ranking colleges and high schools with the tools I provide through comprehensive one-on-one preparation. Below is a collection of frequently asked questions regarding my agency and its full range of academic services.
Why choose The Science Nerd?
Because I believe in your student’s success and will not quit until he/she has reached their desired level of academic achievement. The Science Nerd is a full-service agency: once you sign up with me, a relationship develops and your student’s needs become my priority. From the first session and onward, I will closely monitor your student’s progress and buil a curriculum that targets each area of improvement and reinforces all strengths. You will notice a change in his/her mastery of the subject immediately, guaranteed.
How do you monitor my student’s progress and provide feedback?
The principal feedback on your student’s improvement occurs face-to-face during every regular session. I am required to deliver an honest, thorough analysis of my student’s mastery of the material on the following criteria: general comprehension, advanced comprehension, problem-solving abilities, organization of ideas, time management, and confidence.
Confidence? What do you mean?
My philosophy is that academic success is only possible when the student is confident in their ability to excel. From my experience, the most common concern among students is an unproductive competitiveness they feel among their peers. Especially with regards to standardized exams, students unwittingly (and ironically) lose focus on their studies when they compare themselves against others, ever unsatisfied with their own standing. Additionally, students ignore the plain truth that: what is an effective study regimen for one person is ineffective for another, and no two people study ‘the same.’
I encourage my students to put themselves first by designing a learning plan that is custom tailored to the student’s comfort level and fluency of the subject. Throughout the course, students learn to trust themselves, witnessing their own progress after the very first session, while the instructor provides constant feedback and adapts the lessons according to their needs. This way the student always feels on track with his or her goals. I foster the mentality that the optimal level of success is always attainable with the right balance of dedication and patience, and work with you every step of the way to earn that success.
How often do students typically meet with you?
After your free over-the-phone evaluation, I will suggest a tutoring schedule designed for the student to comfortably reach their goal. Depending on the needs of the student and time constraints (i.e. test date, project deadline, etc.), this can range from two hours a week to ten hours a week.
Where does tutoring take place?
Tutoring takes place in the comfort of your own home or in a public place that we both agree upon. While most of our clients live in one of the five boroughs of New York City, I often have tutoring available in the Hampton and Westchester areas as well.
What time do you offer tutoring?
I am available 7 days a week. Let me know your ideal time and I will see if I can accommodate you.
How long does a tutoring session typically last?
To effectively measure the student’s aptitude and cultivate a thorough understanding of the material, I recommend each session last a minimum of 1.5 hours. Notably, I find that on average my students are comfortable with 1.5-2-hour sessions.
Are you offering a shortcut to success?
My sole objective is to teach my students how to think critically, study efficiently, and solve problems using the quickest methods possible. However, I emphasize that along the path to success there is no way to avoid hard work. I devote myself to motivating my students so that they can all realize their dreams of academic success. In order to get the most from the lessons which I have carefully prepared, I encourage my students to make sacrifices when it comes to learning. This entails investing ample time for study and practice. I provide an exhaustive collection of test prep materials covering many subjects and my students have thousands of practice questions to learn from.