Neal Cummings
Biology, Earth Science
Clifton Park, Schenectady

Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. - Joshua J. Marine

Neal Cummings is a consummate educator who enjoys helping a variety of students learn material that is difficult for them.  He stresses the things that are fundamental to the course and can easily diagnose areas of weakness in student learning. He is passionate about seeing students succeed and learning to do their best. Neal is a graduate of The King's College and SUNY Albany and has over 30 years experience in science education.

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Honest, reliable, knows his material.  
Not sure you could do better.   R.J.

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Neal taught secondary science for his entire career.  Now Neal supervises 4 MAT residents (grad "student teachers")  Neal is extremely conscientious. He gives great thought and energy to these residents and their growth as teachers. I've observed Neal explaining material to his residents; he is clear and concise.   K.V.

​Neal Cummings tutored my son for the Earth Science Regents exam. He was a fantastic tutor! He responded to my email right away and was able to work around our schedule. My son found it very helpful and I am sure his score was improved by only a few sessions with Mr. Cummings. I would highly recommend him!  K.W.

    With just a few weeks left in the school year, my daughter came to me worried that she was going to fail her earth science regents exam.  I contacted Capital Region Tutors and they connected us with Neal Cummings. When we first met with Neal, I told him that in no way did we expect him to get her to pass as it was so late in the game and there were only a couple of weeks left before the testing.  My thoughts were that we would start the tutoring then, continue it during the summer, and then she would retake the test in August.  My daughter came out of her first session with Neal feeling hopeful as the concepts that had been taught in her class finally made sense.  Neal had a list of important areas/concepts that needed to be understood for the regents.  He started reviewing them one by one making sure my daughter had a good understanding of each of them.  I don't think they were able to review all of them before the test but they did get through quite a bit of them.   I have to say Neal performed a miracle with my daughter.  Not only did she pass, she did better on her earth science regents than she did on any of her other regents.  Huge kudos to Neal!  I, and my daughter, would highly recommend him to anyone struggling with earth science.  Heather C.

Neal Cummings tutored my daughter in Earth Science in preparation to retake the regents exam. From the first meeting,  we knew this was a great fit.  This is the first time my daughter didn't complain about studying!  Neal was very patient and explained topics in a way that made it clear and understandable to her.  He was able to increase her confidence in this subject and she felt very comfortable with him.  She passed the Regents and was so happy!  This was with some hard work on her part, but we would not have been able to do it without Neal's help.  I'd recommend him without hesitation to anyone needing help in this subject and am very grateful we found him!
- Sue Prendergast

​Neal Cummings is a great tutor! He really takes his time with his students to make sure concepts are understood. My daughter was given the extra instruction and confidence needed to pass her exam. I would recommend Neal in the future.