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Craig W.
New York, New York
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I would love to become involved and help strengthen the math skills of your high schooler! I am currently tutoring a number of high schoolers and have seen a huge boost in their confidence and abilities and would love to work with yours.  In addition to reinforcing the fundamentals, and dissecting advanced material so it is more easily understood, I plan to initially is to examine their thought process, and then deconstruct their approach so it becomes more systematic and methodical.    I had a near perfect SAT math score (780 when it was scored out of 800) and also attended UPenn. But most importantly I can get him/her to raise her math score! My general strategy is to identify the type of question (Alg, Trig, Geometry etc) s/he struggles with and to examine hish/er thought process tackling these questions. I have also counseled students and parents on college admissions process since I was a counselor for UPenn undergrads for graduate school admissions.     I excelled in math and often tutored family friends (that have since outgrown tutoring needs) who were in middle/junior/high school. My contagious enthusiasm for mathematics helps inspires my students to enjoy and appreciate the subject.     I am an Ivy educated individual and also taught in an Ivy institution and look forward to creating an immersive and nurturing learning experience. I certainly hope to inspire his/her love of math so it may never become an obstacle again.   Consider reaching out to me and discussing how we can tailor his/her educational need.  I am available to tutor on a regular consistent schedule and can commit to them.
About Craig W.

Welcome students and parents: You may not know it yet, but stumbling upon my page may change your life for the better. With me, your immersion into the world of science and education may open up opportunities that will alter your or your children's future path. Let my contagious spirit help you and your children embrace the love of math and science. I am a STEM-focused educator, having experience in teaching Biology and Cell Biology, and having been in science/math my whole life. My formal teaching experience began in 2007 as a teaching assistant to the bright undergraduates of the University of Pennsylvania. As a graduate student at Penn, this was my stepping stone into a professorial role. We were taught to confer innovative ways of problem solving, analytical methodology, critical thinking, and embracing curiosity. I tutor all levels of biology, chemistry, and some clinical sciences, and my advanced degrees allow me to tutor many nursing, college, and graduate school-bound students. Originally from NYC, I attended Stuyvesant before attending Institut Le Rosey, so I tutor middle school students for the SSAT and SHSAT. My notable achievements include 82% of pupils with perfect scores on the SAT Math 2 Subject Test, and greater than 83% of all pupils breaking 750 in both Chemistry and Biology Subject Tests (with some perfect scores every year). For the SAT and ACT, many pupils break 700 (or 30) in math with some perfect math scores. Pupils of mine have attended Harvard, UPenn, Princeton, Stanford, Dartmouth, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, NYU, UMichigan, and elsewhere. I was once even featured in The Wall Street Journal for my volunteer efforts. I am an avid but out of shape ultimate frisbee player, yogi, fisherman, skier, and world traveler. Allow me to work with your children to tailor their educational needs. Let me guide you or your loved one into the the exploration of science and math. Nothing is more empowering than learning and understanding, and I would love to nurture this in you!

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Craig W.
New York, New York
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Levels taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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I would love to become involved and help strengthen the math skills of your high schooler! I am currently tutoring a number of high schoolers and have seen a huge boost in their confidence and abilities and would love to work with yours.  In addition to reinforcing the fundamentals, and dissecting advanced material so it is more easily understood, I plan to initially is to examine their thought process, and then deconstruct their approach so it becomes more systematic and methodical.    I had a near perfect SAT math score (780 when it was scored out of 800) and also attended UPenn. But most importantly I can get him/her to raise her math score! My general strategy is to identify the type of question (Alg, Trig, Geometry etc) s/he struggles with and to examine hish/er thought process tackling these questions. I have also counseled students and parents on college admissions process since I was a counselor for UPenn undergrads for graduate school admissions.     I excelled in math and often tutored family friends (that have since outgrown tutoring needs) who were in middle/junior/high school. My contagious enthusiasm for mathematics helps inspires my students to enjoy and appreciate the subject.     I am an Ivy educated individual and also taught in an Ivy institution and look forward to creating an immersive and nurturing learning experience. I certainly hope to inspire his/her love of math so it may never become an obstacle again.   Consider reaching out to me and discussing how we can tailor his/her educational need.  I am available to tutor on a regular consistent schedule and can commit to them.
About Craig W.

Welcome students and parents: You may not know it yet, but stumbling upon my page may change your life for the better. With me, your immersion into the world of science and education may open up opportunities that will alter your or your children's future path. Let my contagious spirit help you and your children embrace the love of math and science. I am a STEM-focused educator, having experience in teaching Biology and Cell Biology, and having been in science/math my whole life. My formal teaching experience began in 2007 as a teaching assistant to the bright undergraduates of the University of Pennsylvania. As a graduate student at Penn, this was my stepping stone into a professorial role. We were taught to confer innovative ways of problem solving, analytical methodology, critical thinking, and embracing curiosity. I tutor all levels of biology, chemistry, and some clinical sciences, and my advanced degrees allow me to tutor many nursing, college, and graduate school-bound students. Originally from NYC, I attended Stuyvesant before attending Institut Le Rosey, so I tutor middle school students for the SSAT and SHSAT. My notable achievements include 82% of pupils with perfect scores on the SAT Math 2 Subject Test, and greater than 83% of all pupils breaking 750 in both Chemistry and Biology Subject Tests (with some perfect scores every year). For the SAT and ACT, many pupils break 700 (or 30) in math with some perfect math scores. Pupils of mine have attended Harvard, UPenn, Princeton, Stanford, Dartmouth, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, NYU, UMichigan, and elsewhere. I was once even featured in The Wall Street Journal for my volunteer efforts. I am an avid but out of shape ultimate frisbee player, yogi, fisherman, skier, and world traveler. Allow me to work with your children to tailor their educational needs. Let me guide you or your loved one into the the exploration of science and math. Nothing is more empowering than learning and understanding, and I would love to nurture this in you!

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Craig's teaching is quite impressive. I'm a math teacher myself, but when I caught moments of him teaching my daughter struggling in algebra 2, I thought his approach was better! His instruction is excellent and she is now doiing great in Algebra 2.

Posted Feb 19, 2019
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Craig has greatly helped my daughter struggling in chemistry! She now consistently achieves in the 90's. Without him, she would not have found an appreciation for chemistry and has now decided to sign up for AP Chem. His explanations are clear and easy to understand.

Posted Feb 18, 2019
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Craig is a marvelous tutor. For my twins, he brought up their MATH SAT 130 and 150 points respectively. With my middle schooler he has helped bring up her SSAT to the 94% (percentile) getting her into our top choice. He is thorough and meticulous tutor teaching them how to find and fix their own mistakes.

Posted Feb 18, 2019
Teaching Assistant for Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biology
Sep 2007 - Sep 2009
University of Pennsylvania
 Taught analytical methodology including data analysis, hypothesis testing, observational analysis, analysis of statistical confidence levels, control measures, assessment of reproducible controlled conditions and corrective actions.  Instructed the fundamentals of research, instrumentation and calibration in recombinant DNA techniques and purification, DNA sequencing, protein purification and other in‐ vitro techniques.  Designed lessons to inspire student exploration of scientific methodology and enhance team‐oriented problem solving.  Prepared laboratory experiments. Assisted in operation of teaching labs in molecular biology.  Introduced refinements to the laboratory curriculum by targeting cost cutting, and streamlining experimental set up.  Mentored students in their aspirations for graduate school. Graded submitted student reports.
Dental Medicine
Aug 2009 - Jun 2014
University of Pennsylvania
Molecular Biology
Aug 2006 - Jun 2014
University of Pennsylvania
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