Jeffrey M.


Jeffrey M.

Tutor

Ewa Beach, HI 96706

Will travel 10 miles

$60 per hour.

4.64 135 ratings

PhD with experience teaching College and HS (AP, IB) Science and Math

I have taught at three Universities and at four High Schools, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses. I have extensive experience teaching in a classroom setting, small group, or one-on-one. My specialty is Science and Math but I can also teach a wide variety of subjects. I have a lot of experience tutoring students that are preparing for ACT/SAT math/science or the ASVAB. I will assess the student's level of understanding and tailor the lesson to their needs... [more]


Algebra 1

In High School, I took 4 years of math and in undergrad I took 8 semesters of math. I received a 36 on my ACT Math and I have tutored my son for the ACT (he received a 34 in math). When I took the GRE I scored at the 96% on Quantitative Reasoning. I taught High School IB Math at International School Singapore and at St John's High School.


Algebra 2

I have recently taught Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Geometry at a local high school. I taught Precalculus and Trigonometry at the International School of Singapore. In High School I took 4 years of math and in undergrad I took 8 semesters of math. I received a 36 on my ACT Math and I have tutored my son for the ACT (he received a 34 in math).


Biology

I have a PhD in Zoology, which included 129 hours of Biology or Biology related courses (Zoology, Biochemistry, Botany, Physiology). I have taught Introduction to Biology/Zoology at the colloge and high school level multiple times, in addition to AP Biology. I have worked in the Biology field (Aquarium Management)for many years, which included overseeing many Biological Research projects.


Chemistry

In high school, I took one year of Chemistry. As an undergraduate, I took two semesters of Chemistry and one semester of Chemical Oceanography. In graduate school I took two semesters of Organic Chemistry and one semester of Biochemistry. I have tutored my children in various Chemistry courses.


General Computer

I have been using personal computers since 1982, and am experienced with Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems, in an office/management environment, the academic world, and with professional printing companies. I am adept with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Acrobat, Photoshop, Quark and many other assorted programs.


Geometry

I taught Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus at Waialua High School, and I taught Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry at the International School Singapore. In high school, I took 4 years of math and in undergrad I took 8 semesters of math. I received a 36 on my ACT Math and a 700 on SAT math. I have tutored my son for the ACT and SAT (he received a 34 and 640 in math).


Physics

I took a year of Physics in high school and two semesters in college, plus I had Physics in Nuclear Power School. I received an 'A' in all classes. I tutored both my children in Physics and they received an 'A' or 'B'. I also tutored a colleague during graduate school, and he received a 'B'. I have a good grasp of the logic of physics and how to use the formulas.


Microsoft PowerPoint

I have been using PowerPoint for presentations for over 15 years. I initially took a seminar in graduate school and have improved my skill through practice and self tutorial. I use PowerPoint extensively when teaching.


Prealgebra

In High School I took 4 years of math and in undergrad I took 8 semesters of math. I received a 36 on my ACT Math and I have tutored my son for the ACT (he received a 34 in math). When I took the GRE I scored at the 96% on Quantitative Reasoning. I taught High School Math at International School Singapore.


Precalculus

I recently taught Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, and Geometry at Waialua High School. I taught Pre-calculus and Trigonometry at the International School Singapore. I have taken courses in pre-calculus, calculus and analytical geometry (2 semesters), differential equations, and engineering mathematics. I have completed over 100 hours tutoring high school math subjects (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and PreCalculus).


Reading

In undergraduate school I took 6 semesters of literature courses (basically a minor in literature), and while working on my PhD I was required to read, analyze, and understand a large variety of written works. I frequently assist my son and daughter with their literature assignments in a variety of courses.


Trigonometry

I taught Trigonometry, pre-calculus, and geometry at a High School. I taught Pre-calculus and Trigonometry at the International School Singapore. I have tutored several students in Trigonometry who all received improved grades. I have taken courses in Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus and Analytical Geometry (2 semesters), Differential Equations, and Engineering Mathematics.


Statistics

I have taken 9 semester hours of Probability and Statistics courses (all ?A?s). I taught Probability and Statistics at International School Singapore and St. John?s School (as part of the IB Environment Systems and Societies course). My PhD research included a large amount of statistical analysis, and while supervising research at various aquariums I have advised the researcher on appropriate statistical methods. I am currently tutoring two MBA students on their statistics.


Anatomy

I have a PhD in Zoology which included taking two courses in anatomy (Comparative Anatomy and Human Anatomy). I taught Human Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Hawaii. At the International School Singapore I taught IB Science, which included a section on Anatomy.


SAT Math

I received a 700 on my SAT Math and a 36 on my ACT Math and I have tutored my son and daughter for the ACT and SAT (they received a 670 and 640 in math).


GRE

When I took the GRE I received a 94% or higher on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections. I have taught a variety of math and science courses in High School and College, which included several writing assignments.


GED

I have the most experience teaching science and math but I an also experienced with reading and writing. I taught high school science and math at International School Singapore and St John's High School - these classes included writing assignments.


Physical Science

In high school I took a year each of chemistry and physics. At the US Naval Academy I took 2 semesters each of General Chemistry, Physics, Meteorology, and Oceanography plus one semester each of Fluid Physics, Geology, Waves and Tides, Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes, and Underwater Acoustics. At Navy Nuclear Power School I took Chemistry, Physics, and Nuclear Engineering. In graduate school I tool two semesters of Organic Chemistry and 3 semesters of Ecology. At International School Singapore and St. John?s School I taught sections on Physics, Radiation, and Environmental Science.


ASVAB

I have taught high school and university science and math. At the US Naval Academy and at the Navy Nuclear Power School I took a variety of Electrical, Mechanical, and Nuclear Engineering courses. I retired after 21 years in the Navy, qualified in submarines, so I have experience with all aspects of the knowledge required by the military.


Ecology

In Graduate School I took 13 semester hours of Ecology classes. The main focus of my PhD research was Behavioral Ecology. I have taught a variety of Biology and Zoology courses at two Universities (Univ of Hawaii and Maryland), including Principles of Zoology, Principles of Biology, Marine Biology, Animal Behavior, and Ichthyology ? each of these courses had an Ecology component. The High School courses I taught all had Ecology components.


Probability

I have taken 9 semester hours of Probability and Statistics courses (all ?A?s). I taught Probability and Statistics at International School Singapore and St. John?s School (as part of the IB Environment Systems and Societies course). My PhD research included a large amount of statistical analysis, and while supervising research at various aquariums I have advised the researcher on appropriate statistical methods.


PSAT

I received a 795/650 on my SAT Math/Reading and a 36/27 on my ACT Math/English. I have tutored many students, including my son and daughter, for the ACT and SAT (they received a 670/600 and 640/580 in Math/Reading). I have tutored many students on Reading, English, and Math.


SSAT

I received a 795/650 on my SAT Math/Reading and a 36/27 on my ACT Math/English.I have tutored my son and daughter for the ACT and SAT (they received a 670/600 and 640/580 in Math/Reading). I have tutored many students on Reading, English, and Math.


ACT Math

In High School I took 4 years of math and in undergrad I took 8 semesters of math. I received a 36 on my ACT Math and I have tutored my son for the ACT (he received a 34 in math). When I took the GRE I scored at the 96% on Quantitative Reasoning. I taught High School Math at International School Singapore.


ACT Science

I have a large amount of experience in many science fields. I have a PhD in Zoology, which included 129 semester hours of Biology or Biology related courses (Zoology, Biochemistry, Botany, Physiology). At the US Naval Academy I took 2 semesters each of General Chemistry, Physics, Meteorology, and Oceanography plus one semester each of Fluid Physics, Geology, Waves and Tides, Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes, and Underwater Acoustics. At Navy Nuclear Power School I took Chemistry, Physics, and Nuclear Engineering. In graduate school I tool two semesters of Organic Chemistry and 3 semesters of Ecology. I have taught University level Introduction to Biology/Zoology multiple times, in addition to Freshman Biology and AP Biology. At International School Singapore and St. John?s School I taught sections on Physics, Radiation, and Environmental Science.


Elementary Math

In High School, I took 4 years of math and in undergrad I took 8 semesters of math. I received a 36 on my ACT Math and I have tutored my son for the ACT (he received a 34 in math). When I took the GRE I scored at the 96% on Quantitative Reasoning. I taught High School IB Math at International School Singapore and at St John's High School.


Elementary Science

I have a large amount of experience in many science fields. I have a PhD in Zoology, which included 129 semester hours of Biology or Biology related courses (Zoology, Biochemistry, Botany, Physiology). At the US Naval Academy I took 2 semesters each of General Chemistry, Physics, Meteorology, and Oceanography plus one semester each of Fluid Physics, Geology, Waves and Tides, Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes, and Underwater Acoustics. At Navy Nuclear Power School I took Chemistry, Physics, and Nuclear Engineering. In graduate school I tool two semesters of Organic Chemistry and 3 semesters of Ecology. I have taught University level Introduction to Biology/Zoology multiple times, in addition to High School Freshman Biology and AP Biology. At International School Singapore and St. John?s School I taught sections on Physics, Radiation, and Environmental Science.


Zoology

I have a PhD in Zoology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where I took 55 semester hours of Zoology courses. I have taught a variety of Biology and Zoology courses at two Universities (Univ of Hawaii and Maryland), including Principles of Zoology, Principles of Biology, Marine Biology, Animal Behavior, and Ichthyology. At the two High Schools I taught AP Biology, Environmental Science, and IB Science.


Discrete Math

In High School I took 4 years of math and in undergrad I took 8 semesters of math, including pre-calculus, calculus and analytical geometry (2 semesters), differential equations, and engineering mathematics. These courses included virtually all the topics in Discrete Math. I taught algebra II to freshmen and pre-calculus to juniors and seniors at the International School Singapore. I received a 36 on my ACT Math and I have tutored my son for the ACT (he received a 34 in math). When I took the GRE I scored at the 96% on Quantitative Reasoning.


Biostatistics

In graduate school, I took two semesters of Biometry (Biostatistics). For my PhD Thesis in Zoology I used a lot of Statistical Analysis. I taught Statistical Analysis at St John's School and International School Singapore.


Genetics

Prior to getting a PhD I had to take a diagnostic test that included genetics, which I passed. All the Introduction to Biology/Zoology courses I taught included a section on genetics, covering Punnett squares, dominance, heredity, gene loci/mapping, mutations, gene sequencing, etc. The AP Biology course I taught went into greater detail on all these genetic topics. I feel I was very successful in teaching these difficult concepts.