Lydia M

Education

  • New York University, B.A. in Politics

Notable Experience

  • High School Teacher
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Coca-Cola and Presidential Honor Scholar

Subjects

  • Math : Math (K-8), Prealgebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Probability
  • Standardized Tests : SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, AP English Language and Literature, AP English Literature and Culture
  • English : ELAR (K-8), Grammar/Writing, AP English Language and Literature, AP English Literature and Culture
  • Social Studies : Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies(K-8), US History

Tutor Rates

  • $90/hour - 12 Sessions
  • $110/hour - 4 Sessions
  • $150/hour - Single Session

Video Introduction

Teaching Sample

Bio

I believe that education is the key to leading a successful and meaningful life. Growing up in Kentucky, my passion for learning has opened countless doors for me in my life (including moving to NYC!), and I hope to create those same opportunities for other students through diligent, compassionate instruction. I have been a tutor since I was in the eighth grade and have helped my younger siblings and cousins with homework ever since I was a child. I was a very driven student who graduated as valedictorian of one of America's top public high schools in a highly competitive STEM program, with 16 AP classes under my belt and the title of National Merit Scholar. I feel that education is what has helped me overcome adversity and achieve my dreams, and I help others do the same as a teacher and tutor.

Pronouns: She/They

Teaching experience

  • High School Teacher (1 year)
  • Education Consultant (1 year)
  • Test Prep Tutor (6 years)
  • K-12 Academic Tutor (8 years)
  • NYU Senior Writing Tutor (3 years)
  • Pathways Teaching Fellow (1 year)
  • First-Year College Student Mentor (3 years)

Tutoring style

Tutoring is so rewarding to me because it gives me the opportunity to work with a wide range of students and cultivate their talents in a more focused setting. I strongly believe that learning is and should be fun. In my instruction, I aim to meet the student wherever they are and address their needs in a way that speaks to them and their interest. Teaching is not one-size-fits-all because no two students are alike! Whether a student is falling behind or itching to get ahead, I will help them get to where they want to be. My goal as a tutor is to make sure my students feel heard and understood and that they have an opportunity to ask "silly questions" and build on concepts before getting into the weeds of a topic. Regardless of what subject a student needs support with, I want to spark their curiosity ad encourage their critical thinking so that they can enter the world as an enlightened person.