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Diane S.


Math and ChemistryTutor, Standardized Test Prep

Danbury, CT 06810


Member since:12/2011


I can perfom tutoring:

  • In-home
  • Group

Will travel up to 15 miles

Additional Policies:

Travel surcharge MAY apply for travel more than 15 min drive from Danbury Fair Mall, which will be discussed as necessary. Cancellation fee of 1/2 hr may be assessed if not notified 8 hours prior to appointment. ASVAB clients - thank you. Generous ASVAB discount available - please inquire.

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About Me

Experience Summary

I am an established, experienced math and chemistry tutor and have taught SAT math test prep for a private company. I cover elementary school through high school level math, including homeschooling assistance, and SAT/ACT math test preparation, some college level math, as well as other standardized math tests. Including private school entrance exams. I tutor high school and introductory college chemistry, as well as the science sections of many standardized tests, including Praxis, TEAS, ASVAB. I hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, minored in math in college, even tutored math while in high school. I've tutored 100s of students of all abilities and that length and breadth of experience helps me help you.

Teaching Style

My goal is to connect with the student at THEIR level. We start by going over the basics of problem solving and work from there to foster independent thinking. I use varied approaches when the student is "stuck." I am friendly, patient and very persistent. I can assist with classwork and homework, and will tailor tutoring sessions to your needs. I will assign supplemental work to advance in the subject area as needed or desired. My ultimate goal - to work myself out of a job!

Other Comments

I have had successful tutoring and teaching experiences, and many happy clients who felt confident and prepared for their academic classes or standardized tests, including the TEAS, GRE, Praxis, GMAT, ISEE, SSAT, GED, SAT, ACT,... I can quickly identify weak areas and work efficiently and patiently to raise both skill and confidence. Google me for ratings and reviews!


Type Level Year Title Issued By
Degree Doctorate 1990 Physical Chemsitry Iowa State University
Degree Bachelors 1982 Chemistry Hofstra University

Subject Commentary

ACT Proficiency: Expert
Specializing in ACT math and science.
ASVAB This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
ASVAB clients - THANK YOU for your commitment. Please accept a special rate of $60/hr. I tutor the arithmetic reasoning and mathematics knowledge portions of this test.
Chemistry Proficiency: Expert
I tutor high school level and introductory college level chemistry.
College Algebra Proficiency: Expert
I tutor college level introductory algebra and prealgebra courses. I also can help with college placement exams - such as Accuplacer.
Entrance Exams Proficiency: Expert
SSAT and ISEE math
GED Proficiency: Expert
GED math and general test taking strategies
Geometry Proficiency: Expert
I tutor regular and honors geometry, including preparation for the NYS Regents exam.
GMAT Proficiency: Expert
I tutor the math portions of the test - the quantitative section and integrated reasoning. We review necessary math skills, and strengthen fundamentals so you are equipped for the data sufficiency questions, and I give you the tools needed to quickly arrive at answers without the calculator. I teach a way to read the word problems to correctly set up the question being asked. We work on timing as well, making sure you are solving only enough of the problem to answer the question.
GRE Proficiency: Expert
I tutor the quantitative reasoning portion of the revised general GRE test, and give you the skills to confidently tackle the quantitative comparisons.
Math Proficiency: Expert
K through high school, including homeschool
Nursing Exam This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
I tutor the math and science portions of the TEAS 6. For math we strengthen basic skills, learn how to get the equation to be solved from a word problem, and prepare you for the particular types of questions on this test. For science we follow the ATI outline for this section. I can help you understand the basic concepts and assist with your study skills.
Praxis Exam This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
I tutor the math and science portions of the multiple subjects test. I do not tutor all math and science praxis exams. For more information, please send me the test number you are planning to take.
PSAT Proficiency: Expert
PSAT math and general test taking strategies
SAT - Math Proficiency: Expert
Experienced SAT tutor with private company.
Test Preparation Proficiency: Expert
Math sections of standardized tests.
Testing Skills Proficiency: Expert
Many people say, "I don't test well". But that often stems from 2 areas - one a general anxiety that interferes with getting the test done in the time allotted, and two, not really being solid in remembering or adept in applying the information being tested. Working on both fronts, we will build your skills and confidence to get through your test!
Testing Strategies Proficiency: Expert
Especially as it relates to math sections of timed tests.

All Subjects I Tutor

  • ACT
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Chemistry
  • College Algebra
  • Continuing Education
  • Elementary Math
  • Elementary Science
  • Entrance Exams
  • GED
  • Geometry
  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • Homework Help
  • Math
  • Nursing Exam
  • Praxis Exam
  • Pre-Algebra
  • PSAT
  • SAT - Math
  • Study Skills
  • Test Preparation
  • Testing Skills
  • Testing Strategies