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High School, College
Chemistry, especially when you first learn it, seems to make no sense at all.

A large part of chemistry is being able to zoom out, look at the bigger picture, and develop a keen sense for the chemical properties around us. By working with students to build a foundation for the chemical principles, I will prepare students for future courses in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, organic chemistry, and any upper level chemistry courses that require a deep understanding of the basic foundations. Through different examples and breakdowns of the problems, we will develop critical thinking skills that will help the student approach chemistry with a refreshing attitude.
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Payal teaches



Payal delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am a student at the University of Rochester, majoring in Neuroscience. I am also minoring in chemistry and psychology, and studying mind-body somatics. I am committed to working hard to help people better understand the world around us - whether by means of exploring the sciences, or by promoting communication to foster intellectually rich environments.

I've been tutoring since I was a junior in high school. I tutored Spanish for students who were struggling with the language, and I worked with each student to reach their personal goals.

As a teaching assistant for the Biology department at my University, I have worked with all kinds of students. Some hated biology and some loved biology. My excitement for the sciences and my genuine care to make sure my students actually understand the material helped me connect with the different personalities that came into my classroom.

As a current student, and as someone that has taken education courses, I know what it takes to be a helpful tutor. I value my ability to listen to my students and to really hear their needs, and to help them learn lifelong lessons that they can carry into any classroom, to master any subject.

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Neuroscience, Chemistry, Psychology
Aug 2015 - Present
University of Rochester
High School Diploma
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
Whitney High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Aug 2016
California Institute of Emergency Medical Technicians


Dean's Scholarship
Aug 2015
University of Rochester


Boys & Girls Club of America
Apr 2018

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Chi Omega
Mar 2016

Chi Omega is an intergenerational women’s organization forever committed to our founding purposes: Friendship, Personal Integrity, Service to Others, Academic Excellence and Intellectual Pursuits, Community and Campus Involvement, and Personal and Career Development

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National Honors Society
Mar 2014

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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Lakshmi Budda Jun 27, 2018
Biology · In home

At the start of the high school years, my son was struggling to adapt to high school teaching style and during this time Payal helped and guide him in right direction to achieve good grades in these classes for more than 2 years. She directed him with time management, topic understandings and area of importance.

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Ankita Jun 22, 2018
Pre Algebra · In studio

10/10 Reccommend!!!! Let me just start out by saying that I do not like math and never have. I struggled a lot of my classes but after my mom hired Payal, I didn’t hate it so much. The problems became simpler and I didn’t stress out as much as I used to. I owe a lot to her!

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Kiana Jun 21, 2018
Creative Writing · Online

I really recommend Payal as an instructor! She is extremely patient and understanding. Not only has she helped me study, but she has taught me to approach the material in a way that suits me.

Taryn Jun 19, 2018
Biology · In studio

Payal is an amazing teacher! When I had her for a TA, she was fully attentive to our class and always made the topics interesting and engaging. Whenever she noticed we didn't understand a topic or concept, she was determined to help us learn it! Not only that, but I felt fully comfortable to reach out to her directly and let her know if I was struggling and ask for help. She was always willing to help and make time for her students because she truly cared for our success!

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Neela Jun 16, 2018
Creative Writing · Online

Payal is an excellent advisor. She guided me in constructing my resume and developing it in a more professional manner. She helped me highlight my strengths and qualifications, and along the way prepared me for interview questions, all the more preparing me to be a more confident candidate. I actually feel proud of and excited to share my resume with future employers now! I will definitely reach out to her for any future application materials!

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