Weekdays after 5PM
EducationI graduated from UT in 2013 with a B.S. in Neurobiology with Honors.
GPA = 3.62
AP BC Calculus: 5
SAT Math II: 780
GRE quantitative: 87th percentile
I currently work at UT as a laboratory technician in the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology. In the future I aspire to go back to school for an M.S. in Chemical Engineering.
ExperienceWhy are you qualified to tutor?
I have tutored over 400 hours in the last 3 years. I am also a creative and sociable person, so I am able to evaluate each student's needs in order to best engage, encourage, and teach them the material. I also worked at the UT Learning Center for a year, so I can help students with time management and efficient study skills.
What do you like most about tutoring?
I enjoy working with people and I love math and science! It is a challenge that keeps me on my feet. I have to communicate difficult concepts to students with a wide range of personalities, interest levels, skill levels, and learning styles.
How do you approach tutoring sessions?
1) I embrace the cliche that everyone is different. Everyone has different goals and levels of interest in math and science. Personally, I love math and science. Some students share this love, some do not. Some just want to get through so they can focus on their interests. Some learn better working with a human being rather than drudging through homework alone. Some are perfectionists. I acknowledge these goals and desires instead of projecting my own onto students.
2) Everyone learns a little bit differently. As a tutor, this is why I have to think on my feet. If I explain something one way and the student is still confused, I must explain it another way, or draw something, or guide them as they talk through it themselves.
3) I can follow or lead. Some students come with tons of questions and goals, some need help structuring their needs, and others simply want to work through homework. Generally it is some combination of all three.
What are your "specialties"?
General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I and II, Algebra I and II, SAT/GRE quantitative prep, and Middle School Math.
Why do you charge what you do?
I have a few reasons for charging what I do:
--> I have a solid back ground in the material.
--> I have significant experience in tutoring math and science as well as learning skills.
--> I am working one-on-one with the student.
--> This covers preparation time and driving time.
Do you have any suggestions for tutoring students?
Please prepare in advance! The more you prepare, the less time is wasted. I know life is busy and this is not always possible, but anything helps. Here are some ideas:
-> Skim over your notes and star the tricky concepts
-> Prepare a few questions
-> Start your homework (or better yet, attempt everything!) so you don't end up paying me to watch you do easy problems
-> Get your notes and homework and old tests in order so that you don't waste tutoring time while I watch you shuffle through papers
$35 an hour
If you cannot afford these rates, talk to me and we can work something out.
HobbiesIn my spare time I enjoy studying languages (right now I am learning Japanese) and being active. I run, cycle, hike, do yoga, and life weights. I also am a huge animal lover and enjoy taking my dogs to the park or just hanging out with them on the couch.
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