|Member Since:||October, 2010|
|Preferred Subjects:||Biology, Chemistry, Marine Sciences/Oceanography, Environmental Sciences, Resume and Cover Letter Writing/College Applications, Scientific Writing, Computer Skills, Kindergarten - 8th Grade, Study Skills, GRE math, SAT math, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Science, Writing, Study Skills, Math, Earth Science, Organization|
Stony Brook School of Marine and Atmospheric
Sciences, Stony Brook, New York
PhD Candidate (3rd year)
Cumulative GPA: 3.98
Major: Marine Sciences
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science May, 2009
Cumulative GPA: 4.07
Double Major: Biology and Environmental Studies (concentrations in Marine Ecology and Environmental Policy)
Received Honors for Both Majors
|Experience:||Teaching Experience at Stony Brook University:
Fall 2014 (current): Instructor, Oceanography
Spring 2014: Instructor, Women in Science and Engineering
Spring 2014: Co-Instructor, Environmental Problems and Solutions
Guest lectures in several courses on and off campus.
Tutored over 15 high school students and undergraduates since 2010 in the following topics: algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, chemistry, biology, earth science, GREs and SATs.
Stony Brook University: Marine Conservation, Ichthyology, Oceanography
Gettysburg College: Environmental Science and Society,Ecology
SAT score: 1320 (660 math, 660 verbal)
GRE score: 1330 (710 math, 620 verbal)
AP scores: 4 on Biology and Chemistry and at least a 3 on History and English.
Upon graduating, I hope to work at a teaching college because I find teaching to be incredibly fulfilling. I have always enjoyed the feeling of having a student finally understand a topic. I also feel as though tutoring is a learning experience for the tutor- sometimes you need to think about a topic in 5 different ways before you find a way that fits how the student learns best.
-Student Speaker: Presidential Scholar’s Breakfast, Presidential Donor’s Lunch, Trustees Luncheon
-Garden Club of America Grant for Summer Environmental Research
-Dean’s List and Presidential Scholar all semesters
-Member, Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa merit fraternities
-Recipient, Bobby Fulton Memorial Scholarship (all years) -Recipient, Karl. A Herzog Biology Honors Award
-Recipient, Betty Barnes Biology Award (given to one senior each year)
As an undergraduate I was also heavily involved with 5 student organizations focused on sustainability and 1 focused on campus events. In addition, I carried out marine science research with a Gettysburg College faculty member and as a research intern at the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences.
|Hobbies:||I like to spend as much of my spare time outside as possible hiking, kayaking, gardening, etc. I enjoy cooking and baking. I own two parrots and volunteer at a local parrot sanctuary, where I help with outreach, grant writing, and other fundraising opportunities.|
Very helpful. Works with you even outside of sessions by sending you study information. Absolutely great!
We are so lucky to have found Natasha to Tutor our son. She is very good at explaining different concepts. She is very patient & Thorough. She goes above and beyond to help her students. She gives Practice materials and test to use in between sessions.She even makes herself available to answer questions by text or email between sessions! We have had other tutors that could care less after the session ended. Natasha truly cares about the success of her students. You will be very happy to have her as a tutor for your needs!
My daughter was struggling her first high school year with Int.Algebra. After her last failing test. I took her to Sylvan and after a month with no improvement I took her to Natasha, who worked with her individually and showed her different techniques. I am glad to say my daughter recieved a 94 on her next test. Natasha even checks up on my daughter to see how she is doing on her math tests. She also gives good study material. I have only good things to say!
My son had the pleasure of working with Natasha G. this year. She really helped bring up his average in Algebra. In fact, he went from failing to getting some really high test scores! She was so accommodating and really pleasant to work with. We had tried several other tutors. Natasha was the best. She was very patient and thorough. I highly recommend her.
She has great disposition and energy. Yet, she oftenis not sure of answers as she needs a re-fresher of certain topics; which at times confuses my daughter. Next week we will do mini lessons of topics she assess as trouble some. She is great in forwarding materials to memorize and review. She is reviewing SAT Math SAT chemistry which are high level subjects