Note: Names are not included to protect privacy. The names of courses the student has taken with me are listed below the testimonial. I have not designated the level (academic, advanced, honors, etc) to keep it simple. All courses – including courses students took with me after the testimonial was written, are included.
My students come from various locations in the United States – East to West coast.
Prior to tutoring with Payal, I struggled with Pre-calc. After I started learning with her, I quickly grasped the main concepts and got an A on my midterm. My grades had an upward trend and it was all because of the attention Payal gave. After Pre Calc, she encouraged me to self study [AP] Calc AB. I confidently took the test and scored a 5 because Payal pushed me in unimaginable ways. As a result of self studying [AP] Calc with Payal, I started to love math again and no longer dread it. She made it very easy to ask questions and sometimes even asked me questions in return so that I could figure out the answer myself and remember the concept. She is very energetic and loves what she does and that definitely rubbed off on me as her student. Aside from math I also got tutoring in AP Chemistry. I found this course particularly difficult but we worked through the problems together and she made sure I was always ready for the tests. I will definitely miss learning from such a passionate teacher. I highly recommend Payal to any students struggling with their course work and assure you she will help you and push you in the best way possible.
Student (Precalculus, AP Chemistry, Independent Study with me: AP Calculus AB)
We contacted Payal in the middle of the pandemic as our son transitioned from middle to high school. We were trying to help him be prepared with math and physics, but our teaching methods and his learning were colliding, resulting in many discussions and no progress. Payal had been our son’s yoga teacher and we always remembered her fondly. I found her old email address and she replied immediately. What followed was instant reconnection: after the first class she totally “gets him”, his learning style, his strengths and weaknesses, his sense of humor. She is kind but firm, challenging and empathetic . She is a long-term teacher, vying for understanding of the subjects that she loves, and instilling the same love and respect from the students. She is honest with her students: there is a lot of work to be done – from both parties- and it will pay off. Payal creates a safe space for students to learn at their own pace and her holistic method helps them to find calm during stressful studying periods and tests. Payal is a great resource for parents unfamiliar with the school curriculum, and she makes herself available to discuss class selection or any other questions that may arise. She is a rarity in the educational system today: she teaches rather than evaluates. Better grades surely come as a consequence of self-confidence, growth, and comprehension of topics.
Parent of Student (Algebra II, Precalculus, Physics)
Before I went Payal for my BC calculus class I constantly struggled to connect the pieces and I truly wasn’t enjoying the class. Then when I started to go to Payal, slowly things started to make sense within the class. She has a great way of connecting with her students, so you know she cares. It was of course a long process, but Payal’s class made it worth it with my grades significantly improving as well as me developing more and more confidence within the class. Eventually AP tests came up and I was a nervous wreck, but once I completed it I realized I never should’ve been scared. Payal prepared me thoroughly and I was more than prepared. The AP test was a breeze because of her classes. Not only was she a great teacher, but the way we connected through our classes proved how one can be a teacher and a friend.
Student (AP Calculus BC)
Learning Pre-calc from Payal didi was not only extremely beneficial academically, but enjoyable as well. We instantly connected, and In addition to finally understanding what I was doing in class, I found my motivation to learn again. Being online made it that much more comfortable as I was in my own home, was extremely adaptable to my busy high school schedule, and losing time through commute was never an issue!
Student (Precalculus, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry)
Mrs. Payal is a wonderful teacher and a great person. It requires a lot of dedication and preparation on her part to teach the kids online, and she does it with such ease. It is challenging enough to teach the kids in person and doing it online without impacting the quality is truly amazing. I am glad we found her to teach our son and we see the improvement not only in his academics, but also in his confidence level.
Parent of Student (Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, SAT math, AP Chemistry, AP Calucus BC)
Currently I am a junior in high school, taking AP Calculus AB. When I first started receiving Payal’s help last year, I was taking Geometry Honors and Algebra II Honors in one school year. From the time before I received her help, to the time I started working with her, I became much more comfortable with the many new concepts I was learning, and the concepts became much more clearer to me, due to her vast knowledge of mathematics and science and her creative approach to teaching. To get ahead in school, I took Pre-Calculus Honors in only 6 weeks in the summer; although those 6 weeks were a bit overwhelming due to the fast pace, Payal took the time and effort to help me advance comfortably through that course. Payal is an excellent teacher not only due to the academic help she provides, but also due to the compassion and care she shows toward her students. The learning environment is very congenial and comfortable. Class with Payal is always enjoyable, and I constantly look forward to it.
Student (Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry)
I was introduced to Ms. Payal Patel as a potential ‘online’ tutor for my child. I dismissed the idea because I did not believe online tutoring was meritorious. It seemed too remote and I feared my daughter would stray during instruction. Fast forward to COVID when everything became remote, I found myself approaching Ms. Patel. My daughter just finished a full year of studying Geometry (at accelerated level) with her. Ms. Patel is a patient instructor intuitively adapting to the individual student’s needs. She challenges the student to more complex matter within the scope of the subject and the student’s capabilities hereby stimulating the mind and keeping the child engaged. Ms. Patel has a few novel ways of instruction that my daughter likes and has benefitted from. While Ms. Patel is approachable and kind, she is firm on assignments and home review practice. She also holds herself accountable with monthly assessments to the parent on the student’s progress/constraints. I am satisfied and happy to recommend her as a teacher.
Parent of Student (Geometry, Algebra II, AP Physics)
Payal has her way with the kids. She is nice, professional and gently strict at the same time. She keeps parents well informed about the kid so it’s easy to communicate. We can see the difference in grades within a month. I would definitely recommend her !
Parent of Student (AP Calculus BC)
My daughter started with Payal in the high-school freshman year. She has excelled in math from that point on. With Payal’s help, the most difficult math concepts are now comfortable and challenging, rather than difficult and complicated. Payal has a knack for making math fun and exciting. Payal has been extremely important in my daughter’s new found passion for Math. I have noticed that my daughter now finds math exciting and enjoyable and most importantly achievable. Payal, we are so fortunate to have your love of Math affect our daughter so passionately.
Thank you so very much.
Parent of student (Algebra II, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB)
Our daughter was struggling with math, falling behind her peers, and losing confidence, so we reached out to Ms. Patel for extra help. They have only been working together for a few months, but we have already seen a tremendous improvement in her math skills and confidence.
Parent of student (5th and 6th grade math)
I am a middle school student who goes to Ms. Payal to learn geometry. Ms. Payal can always make learning fun. She makes difficult concepts easier to understand, and she always pushes me to do my best. I love her laid-back, yet still firm, style of teaching. Ms. Payal has made a huge impact on my grades and I am very grateful to have her as a teacher.
She is, by far, the best tutor I’ve ever had.
Student (Geometry, Algebra II, AP Physics)
I feel that tutoring not only helps me understand the topic, but help me to grow more independent thinking. There’s always this pleasant atmosphere that helps me to take my time and better revise what I’m learning. I’ve learned different ways of approaching various problems and that’s all because of tutoring. I feel that Online tutoring gives me a different approach but feels just as meaningful as a teacher in a classroom.
Student (Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, SAT math, AP Chemistry, AP Calucus BC)
Of all the teachers that I’ve had, perhaps one of the most hard working is Payal. She is an excellent teacher with several methods to alleviate stress no matter how difficult a situation is. She also maintains a healthy relationship with the student. Payal is always coming up with new and innovative methods to help her students absorb information. I had a very busy schedule my junior year and she was very accommodating to my schedule.
Student (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC)
Ms. Patel is nice and understanding. Whenever I don’t understand something she maps it out for me step by step.
Student (6th grade math, 7th grade math)
Payal is a great teacher. She’s excellent at Math. The added bonus is she can relate to the student and is empathetic to them. She works with them to alleviate stress which speeds up the learning of the subject. She’s always updating you of the progress of your child.
Parent of student ( AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC )