Science Tutors
Teachers Who Tutor NYC

Science subjects become increasingly difficult and specialized with every grade level. Perhaps your child is struggling with fundamental concepts or needs help with scientific math. At Teachers Who Tutor NYC, we pride ourselves on providing the best science tutors in the area.

All of our science home tutors are teachers themselves with master’s degrees in education or the subject of their expertise. We make every effort to match your child with the perfect tutor based on personality and academic goals. Additionally, you will receive weekly progress updates so you’ll always know how your child is improving as well as future milestones.

What Do Our Science Tutors Teach?

Our science home tutors teach every subject for every grade level, including advanced classes and test prep. These include the following:

  • Biology and AP Bio
  • Chemistry and AP Chem
  • Computer Science and AP Computer Science
  • Physics and AP Physics
  • Environmental Science and AP Environmental Science
  • Earth Science
  • Life Science
  • And more!
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Our science tutors are committed to helping your child achieve excellence not only in the classroom but beyond. Our strategies help students build confidence to eventually take on difficult subjects, homework assignments, and tests all on their own. We teach fundamental organizational skills and executive functioning that transcend school so that your child can find success in life no matter where they go.

Meet Our Science Tutors

Amanda Bauman

Amanda teaches High School Chemistry and Earth Science at the Clinton School in Manhattan and previously taught 7th and 8th grade general science at the same institution. Amanda studied in the honors program at the University of Maryland in undergrad, earning a Marketing degree with a focus in Sports Management and Psychology. She earned her master’s degree from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City. Amanda has been tutoring from the time she entered high school, helping to guide students across all grade levels. It was through tutoring that she realized her passion for education and assisting students, that ultimately led her to pursue a master’s degree in education. In her spare time, Amanda loves to play with her dogs, read and cheer on the Mets.

Arkin Mehter

Arkin has been teaching science at all levels for 5 years. He currently teaches eighth grade Regents Living Environment and General Science in Queens, NY. He has also tutored Living Environment, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, and Algebra at middle school and high school levels for 9 years. Additionally, he has also tutored students for AP as well as Regents exams. He earned a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Earth and Space Science from Stony Brook University and was enrolled in the Teacher Education Program. His goal in tutoring is for his students to foster an independent understanding and curiosity of the natural world as well as to help them cultivate critical thinking skills. Along with his science tutoring experience, Arkin has tutored in middle school common core math, Algebra I+II, and Trigonometry over the last several years. His focus in tutoring math (as well as science) is to demystify challenging and technical topics for students with productive discussion and practice. He also aims to uncover the broader purpose of math principles and concepts so that students can internalize content better. In his free time, Arkin enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.

Brittany Klimowicz

Brittany is a science teacher at the NYC iSchool in SoHo and has experience teaching and tutoring various topics in life and physical science. Brittany also teaches life science classes at the American Museum of Natural History. She loves exploring science in both formal and informal education settings. Brittany received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Delaware and her master’s degree in Secondary Education from City College. She likes running, traveling, and is on the hunt for the best slice of pizza in NYC!

Christina Frare

Christina Frare, tutor, currently teaches science at Avenues and previously taught at BASIS. A biologist, Christina has her PhD in conservation genetics, and all the coursework for a masters in cell and molecular biology from Fordham University. She has taught almost all levels of science from 4th grade through university, at Fordham University, Middlebury College and Ithaca College. Christina tutors all levels of biology including AP and college biology, as well as AP environmental science, and basic chemistry.

Evan Lunt

Evan Lunt holds a master’s degree in experimental chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and loves incorporating hands-on experiential learning in the classroom. He has found that in teaching high school and college chemistry, the most robust learning comes from seeing concepts in action. He discovered his love for teaching while conducting research at the graduate school level; his experiences with children and young adults ranging from elementary school students to college students showed him that STEM education is the key to a brighter future. Evan finds a passion in encouraging accessibility and inclusion in the classroom, and he strives to make sure that students feel comfortable engaging with difficult subjects and asking probing questions. Evan has experience teaching and tutoring all levels of high school math and science.

Francis Amaniera

Francis is an educator of 10+ years that believes in creating educational experiences for students that build their academic confidence and curiosity. He has taught for the past nine years at a public charter high school in central Harlem, but started his teaching career in Dallas, Texas. Francis has extensive experience teaching Biology, Chemistry, and Physics at both the Regents and AP levels and has also supported students individually and in small-group settings in both Algebra and Geometry; he currently teaches 11th grade Physics and Algebra II. Francis graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a Premedical Concentration and then went on to obtain his Master of Arts in Teaching, with a Certification in Special Education, from the Relay School of Education. Originally from New Jersey, Francis is an avid cyclist, a board game enthusiast, and an okay chef!

Jose Mauro Briceño

Jose holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the University of California at Berkeley and both an MS and BS in Physics and Math from Utah State University. He is the author of nearly twenty books on math and science topics and many research papers published in international journals. Over the past twenty-five years, he has taught a variety of math and physics courses: upper and lower division college courses, calculus-based science-engineering, graduate-level courses for college students, and physics courses for high school, and middle school students. Jose has also tutored students from public and private schools in math ranging from pre-algebra to trigonometry as well as in physics. In addition, he worked extensively with middle and high school teachers to update and reinforce science and math concepts, and has collaborated with academics from the University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska to found a research center at the University of the Andes, Venezuela, devoted to the promotion, development, and enhancement of math, science, and technology teaching. Some of his most satisfying experiences as a teacher have come from helping struggling students grasp difficult concepts and doing hands-on projects with middle, high school, and college-aged students. He’s currently completing a project based on his previous experience leading workshops for teachers on how to best teach hands-on science and math.

Joe Petrone

Joe currently teaches chemistry at Millennium Brooklyn High School, located in Park Slope. Along with teaching chemistry, he has experience teaching full courses in forensic science and engineering, focusing on student-centered methods of inquiry-based learning. Outside of his regular classroom teaching, he has tutored students for the chemistry Regents, SAT subject exam, and the mathematics sections of the SHSAT, SAT, and ACT. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hunter College, through which he also minored in biological sciences, mathematics, and English, and his MA in teaching chemistry from Queens College. In his free time, he likes to cook, play with his dog, root for the Yankees, and go to the occasional punk rock show.

Jonathan Deegan

Jon has taught and tutored STEM subjects at a variety of levels since 2016, and currently teaches 11th/12th-grade chemistry and biology at Avenues: The World School in Manhattan. He received his MSc in chemistry from Boston College in 2019 and his BS in chemistry from Loyola University in Baltimore in 2017, both with a focus in organic/biological chemistry. Throughout his undergraduate and graduate education, he served as a teaching assistant––overseeing labs, designing student research projects, and teaching general and organic chemistry. Jon has also worked with the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society Government Relations Committee, where he observed government interactions with scientists aimed at advancing science policy, and with the Christmann Research Group in Berlin, Germany, where he performed organic chemistry research as a DAAD RISE Exchange Program Scholar. In all his work, Jon’s goal is to make STEM more accessible, more inclusive, and more understandable both to students and to the general public.

Kelley Janes

Kelley is currently on sabbatical, writing a collection of essays about climate change through an astrophysical lens. She taught physics and astronomy at Headwaters School in Austin, TX for the last 15 years. Kelley loves working with the educational outreach programs at NASA and McDonald Observatory as well as mentoring new physics teachers. As a tutor she loves to connect with students to help them succeed in math and science as a result of their growing fondness for the natural world. Kelley is most honored by her Teacher of the Year awards in 2010, 2016, and 2020. She is a mom, a painter, a writer, a joke lover, a space fan, and a pretty darn good cook. She reads the New York Times kid section first- even though it says not for adults.

Liz Kahn

Liz currently teaches K-5 Science at The Brearley School. Liz graduated summa cum laude from Temple University’s Honors Psychology and Neuroscience program. Her studies were focused on fMRI imaging and visual trends. While studying at Temple, she received the Diamond Scholar Award and the Psychology Prize Baccalaureate Award, both for academic excellence and research contributions. After taking a year off from academia to work in fundraising and development at her favorite nonprofit, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, she returned for a master’s degree in elementary education at the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated with honors. She has taught as a K-4 specialist in Computer Science at Moorestown Friends School, and also taught Engineering at BASIS Independent Manhattan. She has worked with many students one-on-one to strengthen their skills in computational thinking, confidence and proficiency in STEM disciplines, and reading and writing creatively.

Luis Martin

Luis has a PhD in Physics, and more than a decade of teaching experience in a range of physics and math subjects at the middle school, high school, and university level. He currently teaches at The Avenues School and supports students ranging from middle school to graduate school. Luis’s areas of expertise includes AP Physics, Coding, Calculus, Algebra, Linear Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics, Multivariable Calculus, Complex Analysis, Mechanics, Kinematics, Differential Equations, Electromagnetism, and Thermodynamics.

Michael Shorr

Michael has been a teacher for more than 30 years, currently teaching science and mastery at Avenues: The World School. He has a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in chemistry with a focus on biochemistry, earned a master’s at Johns Hopkins in the History of Science and graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music with a degree in songwriting. He is a student-centered teacher who specializes in helping students pursue excellence in their areas of academic interest, strengthen their abilities in areas of growth, and develop the grit and confidence of life-long learners. He has experience teaching across the curriculum, including math, science, and writing, and he especially enjoys teaching from a multidisciplinary, hands-on, real-world applications perspective. Fascinated by inventing and design challenges since childhood, he has introduced his students to programming for artificial intelligence, the chemistry of molecular gastronomy, and engineering design challenges using 3D printing.

Warren Tappe

Warren graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Stony Brook with a BS in Mathematics and Physics and MS in physics secondary education. He taught physics and computer science for four years in a public school in Dover Plains, NY, and then spent 21 years at Cairo American College in Egypt where he and his wife raised two children immersing themselves in Middle Eastern culture. There he taught and tutored International Baccalaureate Higher Level/Standard Level Physics and Mathematics as well as courses in cosmology and astrophysics. Warren brought into being the Advanced Science Lab at CAC, dedicated to augmenting science education by providing transformational experiences to K – 8 students. The ASL also included an astronomical observatory where 9 – 12 students could pursue their own independent research. In 2016 he returned to NYC and now teaches and mentors physics, cosmology and philosophy at Avenues: The World School in Chelsea. Warren plays keyboards and percussion and is an avid cyclist and climber when not spending quality time playing GO or Magic the Gathering.