Adaptive and Encouraging Tutor for Mathematics and Test Prep Support
8 Years Tutoring
New York, NY
Originally from Los Angeles, Naomi is a graduate of Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in African Studies. Since high school, she has worked with students in various tutoring capacities and different subjects. Over the past eight years, she has worked privately with students ranging in age from kindergarten to college. Since moving to New York City, Naomi has worked with several students from independent schools such as Horace Mann, The Masters School, and Fordham Prep.
While completing a six-month mentored training program in ACT and SAT preparation, Naomi began her work as a test prep tutor and supported students throughout their preparation journey. She has helped students reach scores as high as a 36 on the ACT exam and prioritizes emotional readiness along with content mastery.
Naomi believes that the most important part of tutoring is making sure to listen to the student and pay attention to their needs. Not all students will voice their confusion, and some may try to move on or give up on a concept if it isn’t making sense, so she does her best to make the learning space welcoming to questions of all kinds and to be attentive to any gaps in understanding. Until she gets to know the student better, she tries to ask as many questions as possible about the problems and concepts being worked on, so she can tell how much material is being understood and what is not being retained. Naomi believes that any student is capable of excelling at what is presented to them, and that it is the instructor’s job to adapt their teaching style to what the student needs.
When not tutoring, Naomi enjoys learning new songs on guitar, practicing her violin, and working on her photography. She enjoys exploring new cities and spends her downtime making puzzles and reading.
“Naomi was an excellent mentor and math tutor for my son. I would without a doubt hire again. She is truly exceptional, patient, and kind. She has made an impact not only on my son, but me as well. Her disposition is lovely and she has an impactful, yet subtle way of demanding structure. My son is a typical 11 year old, but he also has challenges with ADHD. Naomi was able to find creative ways to introduce information and teach according to his learning style.”
– 5th Grade Student, Math Subject Support
“Naomi is a wonderful, thoughtful, and kind teacher. She has an incredible ability to read when a topic is confusing and restructure the session to meet the needs of the student she’s working with. She is so understanding and patient! I would highly recommend her to teach any subject.”
– Princeton Sophomore, Pre-Calculus review and Introduction to Calculus
“My daughter is a high school senior who has been working with Naomi for about a month and a half on AP calculus. Naomi is very helpful and explains the material clearly and patiently. Glad to have her working with my daughter. So far, her homework grades went up, and hopefully, she will improve on her tests as well.”
– High School Senior, AP Calculus AB