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Qualifications & Experience

My name is Nick P. I am a math and science teacher / tutor / mentor aiding students mostly in the areas of mathematics and science, along with general life and study skills. I began my teaching path in the winter of 2002 when I began working with the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University. I earned my BA and MS degrees from New York University with a concentration in biology, chemistry, economics, and general science, and obtained teaching credentials in science education from Fordham University and City College of New York. I have been actively involved in the education sector for almost fifteen years, teaching in private and public schools, and providing services to educational institutions in the greater New York City area. I enjoy the outdoors, taking nature walks, hiking, and am active in the area of personal development. I am also a certified Vinyasa Yoga instructor, and have been practicing yoga and conscious living for over ten years.

Tutoring subjects: middle school math and science, pre-algebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, trigonometry, pre-calculus, Earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, AP biology, science elective courses, SAT math, ACT math/science, SAT 2 biology and chemistry, and life/study skills.

I have always had an inclination for the education of others. As far back as I can remember, I never turn down the opportunity to explain something when people do not understand, especially when it comes to math and science. I have an intuitive ability to quickly recognize students’ disconnects, and provide support to make those connections for students. To me, teaching fulfills a higher purpose. Knowing that the future leaders of this world will face many coming challenges, teenagers and young adults must immediately be guided in such a way that will prepare them for the coming challenges that humanity faces.

Education

2002

New York University

Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry, Economics

2004

New York University

Biology

Subjects

Math

Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Common Core Elementary Math Geometry Prealgebra Precalculus

Test Preparation

ACT Math ACT Science SAT Math

ACT

ACT Math ACT Science

SAT

SAT Math

Science

Biology Chemistry Earth Science Life Sciences Physical Science Physics Physiology

Athletics

Yoga

Nikunj ’s Rating

4.8
4.8
Articulation
4.8
Proficiency
4.8
Punctuality

Reviews

Virla S.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

My son found Nick to be very informative and more importantly he kept him interested and fully engaged through his lesson. I plan on using him as a tutor through the school session.

10 months ago

Helen J.

4.0 Articulation
4.0 Proficiency
4.0 Punctuality

My niece said Nick was so knowledgeable and was able to know exactly what she needed. He went above and beyond for her. We want him back again soon.

10 months ago

Amy T.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

My boys have just started tutoring with Nikunj (2x each) and they both really like him. They say he has some unique explanations that make math easier to understand. So far I am very happy.

11 months ago

Rachelle L.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

My daughter, a junior in HS, speaks very highly of Nikunj and says he has been exceedingly helpful. He really knows how to teach the material and prepare her for challenging work ahead.

a year ago