Allison Bostrom

Allison B.

Floral Park, NY

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Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
I have been tutoring math for 9 years. I can break down problems step-by-step so they are much less intimidating! I focus on the thought process behind solving the problems, so students understand how to approach future questions rather than just learning one problem at a time.
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Allison delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Hello! I have been tutoring for nine years, and I have a Master's degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics. I love teaching, and I make sure to incorporate real-life examples into my math and science problems to help people develop an appreciation of the subjects. When tutoring French, I add elements of culture that I have learned from my multiple trips to France (including an entire summer in Paris!) to make the language come alive. Book a lesson with me and see how I can help you achieve today!

Crochet lessons: I have been crocheting for 14 years, and I love to get creative with it! I make stuffed animals, blankets, and articles of clothing both from patterns and from my own imagination. Whether you've never held a crochet hook before or just want to learn some new skills to add to your repertoire, I would love to help you pursue crochet as a hobby (or even a business!).

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Private Tutor
Sep 2008 - Present

I am a private tutor for all subjects and levels. I provide subject-specific tutoring as well as general homework help.

Graduate Student Instructor
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
University of Michigan

I assisted in running introductory astronomy courses, leading discussion sections, providing extra help, and giving feedback on the course to the professors.

Founder and tutor
Aug 2014 - May 2015
UMD ASTR120/121 Tutoring Program

I started a free, volunteer-based tutoring program for introductory astronomy for majors.

Teaching assistant
Aug 2013 - May 2015
University of Maryland department of astronomy

I was a teaching assistant for various introductory astronomy courses, where I ran discussion sections, provided extra help, and created activities.

Math coach
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
University of Maryland

I provided group tutoring for college students at a walk-in math tutoring center.


MS, Astronomy & Astrophysics
Aug 2015 - May 2017
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
BS, Astronomy
Aug 2011 - May 2015
University of Maryland, College Park
BS, Physics
Aug 2011 - May 2015
University of Maryland, College Park


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Stand Up for Science: Practical Approaches to Discussing Science that Matters
Apr 2017
University of Michigan

In this course, I learned and practiced science communication techniques for a variety of audiences.


JR Dorfman Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Research
Apr 2014
University of Maryland

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Claire Sep 25, 2017
Crocheting · In studio

Allison is VERY sweet, patient and thorough! I really enjoyed working with her. I learned SO much in just one hour!! I was hesitant about taking the lessons as I've tried lessons at my local Michael's store but didn't get much out of it. One on one with Allison was the right decision. If you are just thinking about it - DO IT!!! You won't regret it. I'm looking forward to next week's lesson with Allison :)

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Mizpah M. Sep 14, 2017
Science · Online

Interactive science sessions with Allison are enjoyed by my daughter who is 10 years old, she wants me to increase the frequency of sessions with her.

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