Science Tutors
NYC & Hamptons

Middle School and High School Science Tutors

When students enter middle and high school and science becomes more specialized, kids have the opportunity to delve into the specifics of a scientific discipline to learn more about the world around them and how it works. As the depth and breadth of content covered in science courses increases, many students benefit from private tutoring for additional support. Unlike many academic disciplines where students may excel or struggle, the way students initially fare in science can vary widely from one science course to the next.

When students are looking for support with their science homework, homework tutoring can be invaluable. To find a tutor, you may have searched for science tutors near me or tutors for kids; rest assured that you’re in the right place. Whether you are looking for support in science from an online tutor or a science tutor in NYC who can meet in person, all of our tutors are classroom teachers with extensive experience in subjects ranging from Chemistry and AP Chemistry, Biology and AP Biology, Physics and AP Physics, Earth Science, Computer Science and much more.

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Science Curriculum

The challenges that students encounter in science are wide-ranging, and our team at Teachers Who Tutor has expertise teaching children no matter the material with which they struggle. Perhaps your child is having difficulty mastering a scientific concept, understanding the cause and effect of scientific principles, or the steps of a cycle. Or maybe they’re unsure how to tackle their science homework. That’s when science tutoring with a private tutor from our team of educators can be beneficial. Regardless of the content area, the material covered in science courses can feel overwhelming at times and our NYC science tutors are experts at breaking down challenging concepts and offering support for all students looking for science tutoring. If you’re looking to find a chemistry tutor in Manhattan, a biology tutor in Brooklyn, or have searched for a science tutor near me, we are here to help. Our science tutors have worked with students who have trouble memorizing vocabulary terms, understanding scientific concepts, analyzing data on a chart or graph, writing a lab report, and much more.

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Our Science Tutors in NYC: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Hamptons

Science tutoring often relies on mathematical principles, and whether your child needs a chemistry tutor, a physics and math tutor, or a biology tutor, our teachers have specific training meeting the needs of their students in each subject area. We begin our work by speaking with the parents and then assessing students’ needs and the course content to customize an effective learning plan. This often means looking at a course syllabus as well as reviewing recent homework assignments and assessments, including help with lab reports and with science tests to effectively target areas in need of support. Our private science tutors focus on helping to build the confidence of each and every one of our students, encouraging them to ask clarifying questions so that they understand and internalize the material. The team at Teachers Who Tutor teaches students the tools they need to excel.

Because our tutors are classroom teachers by trade, they are not only experts within their scientific discipline, but also well-versed in the content, methods of assessment, and the most effective ways to support individual learners to help them boost their understanding, their grades, and their confidence. Moreover, our model is a collaborative one where, if you wish, we can communicate with your children’s classroom science teacher to ensure that they are getting the very best support reviewing and previewing the science curriculum whether you’re working with a science tutor in person or online.

Students in middle school and high school benefit from science tutoring so they can feel confident whether understanding a scientific theory, balancing a chemical equation, or analyzing the results of their lab work. With foundational concepts in place, our students have the tools necessary to succeed whether in chemistry, biology, physics, computer science, or other sciences. Most importantly, they gain the curiosity and knowledge instrumental to better understanding the world around them and discover how asking questions can lead to discoveries they never thought possible.

How to Promote Scientific Thinking

In addition to helping your child with outside support in science tutoring, there are many ways you can help your child with science and promote engagement with scientific exploration.

1. Encourage questions

Encourage your children to ask questions about the world around them. Why is the sky blue? What is the biggest animal on earth? What is the fastest animal? Why do people sweat? Why do people get hungry? Why do people get tired? Why does the combination of baking soda and vinegar cause a chemical reaction? Why is climate change such an important issue?

Remember that there is no such thing as a bad question! An inquisitive mind is the most important ingredient for any scientist. Posing questions is the basis for all experiments and investigations. When your children are the ones formulating questions, they will inherently be interested in the topic about which they’re asking. These questions will help them to engage with their science homework, whether or not they work with a science tutor.

2. Experiment and explore

Your child can have a science journal to jot down questions and observations as well as drawings or photographs about the subject of the inquiry. Maybe they’re curious about why some objects float and others sink. They could gather a number of objects, experimenting with varying sizes and weights. First, they might make a hypothesis according to which objects they think will float or sink, and then put their hypothesis to the test! They can consider what their procedure will be and discuss with you or research what conclusions can be drawn from their results and why certain objects might sink or float in water. Our bio tutors, physics tutors and chemistry tutors can provide lots of great recommendations for fun and safe experiments for kids to do at home!

3. Observe and take notes

Naturally, some questions lend themselves better to experiments than others, but the power of observation is always key, whether wondering about why snails have shells or why there are rainbows. You don’t need to have answers — the process of exploration is part of the fun, and collecting data is part of the scope of the work of all good scientists. And the role of a hypothesis is to set an expectation and then see if it is met. One of the most exciting aspects of science is that it’s good to guess and be wrong. Our bio tutors will explain parts of the body in ways your child might never imagine. What do you think will happen after you lift a weight ten times? Guess, write down your guess, and see if you’re correct! Your children might jot down notes about what they observe, and then use these to further investigate whatever phenomena piques their interest.

4. Investigate and research

Using reliable online and textual resources, encourage your child to read more about their topic of interest. There may even be videos to help further their understanding! They should look up unfamiliar terms and always ask themselves further questions to deepen their understanding of their experiences to greater concepts at large.

Learning the scientific method will benefit all students, even those who do not go on to a career in the sciences. For example, consider a basketball coach whose best player suddenly is missing free throws at a rate that seems inexplicable. The issue is to assess the reason the player is suddenly out of sorts on the foul line. The coach should make use of the scientific method, which means he or she must brainstorm the potential causes of the sudden drop off in performance, enact experiments and then sift through the data. Perhaps the player has an injury. Maybe she is distracted. Maybe it’s an issue of the mechanics of her shot. A well-taught science course, along with a private science tutor, provides one of the best systems for assessing the best way to find the root cause, or perhaps series of causes, of an otherwise difficult-to-explain phenomenon. Our science teachers provide unparalleled tutoring to guide students of all ages through scientific thinking and ways to apply the scientific method to countless scenarios.

At Teachers Who Tutor, our tutors are experts are master teachers in all subjects pertaining to science including:

  1. Biology and AP Bio, including concepts such as:
    • Cell theory: cell structure and function
    • Gene theory: heritable information and genetics
    • Evolution
    • Homeostasis
    • Laws of thermodynamics
  2. Chemistry and AP Chem, including concepts such as:
    • Atomic theory, atomic mass, molecular mass
    • Chemical reactions
    • Chemical equilibrium
    • Molecular structure, mole concept, molar mass and percentage composition
    • Oxidation reduction
    • Polymerization
    • Stoichiometry
  3. Computer Science and AP Comp Sci
  4. Physics and AP Physics, including concepts such as:
    • Acceleration
    • Circular motion
    • Electromagnetism
    • Magnitude
    • Physics formulas
    • Projectile motion
    • Newton’s laws of motion
    • Range equations
    • Relativity
    • Thermodynamics
    • Vectors
  5. Environmental Science and AP Environmental Science
  6. Earth Science
  7. Life Science

Science data and conclusions are forever changing, but we as a society accept certain rules and theories because they are based on connected lines of evidence. These rules and theories consistently propose expectations that are accurate, meaning that we are then able to apply them to new courses of study and assumption. We apply these theories to the natural world (how a storm or disease will behave), to solve problems in our own lives (how to make a room colder on a terribly hot day), and how the universe around us works.

Science can be intimidating to students who see it as a set of problems they don’t understand. There’s the math, the memorization, the problem sets, the studying and getting bad or good grades. So it’s key to create the thought-line of a narrative: the story behind it all. Science when taught correctly is about demystifying the wonders of our universe–making sense of everything that has previously gone unexplored. In order to understand why the sky is blue or at what angle to shoot a basketball so it goes through the hoop, there is some memorization and some math, but that comes after the concepts and story. Our job at Teachers Who Tutor is to foster curiosity and teach our students the tools they need to implement scientific inquiry in the classroom and beyond.