EducationMath PhD student at the University of MD
ExperienceI am a math grad student with 8 years of experience tutoring math and math SAT prep. I work hard to help my students grasp difficult math concepts, learn to think critically, and become self-confident. I have tutored 100+ students ranging from elementary schoolers to graduate students.
It is not my goal to impress you with my own grades, test scores, and awards -- being an effective teacher takes much more than that. I do my best to understand a problem from a student's perspective and explain new topics in the context of concepts that they have already mastered.
Being a tutor has been very rewarding. It is exciting to get a phone call from a student and hear how much they improved their SAT score, learn that a quiz went really well, or find out that they decided to major in math.
HobbiesCompeting with my husband to see whose robot (computer program) can win a game of checkers.
Client Reviews (12)
My son was ecstatic when he got a 5 on his AP calculus exam! He couldn’t have done it without Neza’s help. She has an incredible talent for teaching, and was able to keep my son focused and motivated throughout the school year. Neza always found time to fit us into her schedule when my son informed me last minute that he had a test the next day. We are incredibly lucky to have found her and will continue with tutoring when school resumes.
Neza is the most helpful and patient tutor I have ever had. She takes her time and is always encouraging. I have not had very much success in the past with tutoring. I have some challenges with fundamental concepts that most tutors don't want to take the time to help me address. Neza started with the basics and we only progressed once I fully grasped the concept. In addition, she makes sure to teach you the most effective way to tackle the problem/equation which is very helpful. For our first meeting she was friendly and punctual and she has been very flexible and responsive when it comes to arranging additional sessions and meeting times and places. I have been able to pass all of my quizzes and scored high on my midterm with her tutelage. I highly recommend her services and I will be using her again for the next level college math. I wouldn't have been able to pass this class without her assistance.
Neza - Neza - Neza ! We are SO happy to have found Neza. She is the math whisperer. Our son has always just skated by math - barely passing throughout his entire High School life. That was not working out so well in college. Mid second year was almost his last - all because of math. His Dad was ready to bring him home and take him down to Best Buy to get a job. I was desperate and just hated to see it all going down the tubes because of one subject. I found Neza on this site - what a stroke of luck - she had to start at the very beginning of high school math and VERY quickly get to where our son was at now at the college level. In a matter of weeks, she had gotten him to a passing C grade, and if she hadn't been there, he would have certainly failed. This year they have worked hard, and our son mid-term, has an A. His class started out with 23 students and now it is down to 6. And my son is one of them - because of Neza. I wish I had the words to adequately express my gratitude (and amazement). She has the ability to teach math in a way that actually makes sense - something that 13 years of regular teaching never could. I gave 5 stars only because they didn't have 10.
I wholeheartedly recommend Neza for tutoring to help prepare for the SAT. After working with Neza for just a few sessions, my 11th-grade daughter’s SAT II math score increased by 60 points! Neza is exceptionally friendly, patient, and adept at explaining difficult concepts to young people in a way that engages them and helps them remember and apply what they learn. Thanks, Neza!
Neza tutored our middle school daughter in Algebra and Geometry. They have had a great working relationship, and our daughter’s success increased under Neza’s instruction. Neza was very effective in not only teaching our daughter skills, but her calm and reassuring style also helped build confidence. Our daughter is now in High School and tested into a significantly higher math class than most of her peers. We definitely recommend Neza as a tutor.
Neza has been tutoring my son for the past three years. She is an excellent tutor; she is adept in Mathematics at all levels including Algebra, Geometry, Pre-calculus and Calculus. She is able to share her knowledge in a very creative and effective manner. Neza’s aptitude for Mathematics together with her caring disposition make her an exceptional tutor, and it is with great pleasure that I recommend her to anyone who needs her services.
Neza has been tutoring my 7th grade daughter for the past seven months. My daughter wanted to join the accelerated math group at her school in the fall of 2013 and in order to do that –given that she skipped a whole year of pre-algebra in 6th grade- Neza’s tutoring was key. She taught pre-algebra to my daughter over the summer and helped her understand the key concepts that were covered. Neza is an outstanding tutor, gentle, clear and very patient. She makes sure that my daughter understands the mechanics and logic of math and focuses on the aspects that she feels need to be strengthened. My daughter is now in the accelerated math group and has done very well.
Neza is a wonderful tutor. My daughter's SAT math score improved by 60 points after working with Neza last spring. Neza is knowledgeable, patient, clear, friendly, and generous with her time. My daughter felt very comfortable with her and particularly appreciated the strategies Neza taught her to solve problems more efficiently. I wholeheartedly recommend her.
Neza tutored our daughter over the summer and early fall in SAT math in preparation for the SAT test. She was great and my daughter really enjoyed working with her. She took a genuine interest in improving my daughter's performance in the math section of the SAT and my daughter was able to improve her math score enough to get into the selective college of her choice and in fact received a partial scholarship. I would highly recommend using her as a tutor.
Neza is an excellent tutor. My son showed improvement on his test after one hour with her. She is very professional and reliable. When she had to reschedule, she informed me right away.
Highly recommended. Has been tutoring my daughter in AP Calculus for over four months. She's been very effective, reasonably flexible in terms of schedule, and very responsive. Has made a real difference for my daughter to keep up with this truly college-level class, including by talking through and practicing with her concepts that are not fully grasped the first time around.
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