I remember what it was like to struggle with science and math subjects, and I hope to remove the anxiety and frustration from these topics. I think all students can understand these topics... IF they have someone who will teach them the way they learn best. Not all students learn or are motivated the same way, and I adapt my approach for each student's needs. When students don't understand the material due to the pace and style of the classroom, they often take this to mean there is a prob... [more]

Algebra 1

It seems like the people who end up teaching math are the ones who just "got it" themselves, so they can't understand why others struggle. I had to work hard to figure out math concepts, so I can relate. It's great when I can help a young person get their bearing right from the start with Algebra 1.

Algebra 2

Often when students have trouble in Algebra 2, it's due to a poor foundation in Algebra 1. I help my students review the material they need to know in order to work problems at this stage.

American History

It hadn't occurred to me to offer tutoring in American History, until called in for emergency help by a friend. I was able to help her 11th grade son raise his grade from a low F to a C-. He received the "Most Improved" award at the end of the semester!

Biology

As a research scientist in biophysics at Caltech, I actually use biology on a regular basis! ;) I can help you understand how the concepts you are learning in class are used on practical basis. I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years, and I like to focus on building confidence as well as knowledge and skills.

Calculus

Chemistry

As a research scientist in biophysics at Caltech, I actually use chemistry on a regular basis! ;) I can help you understand how the concepts you are learning in chemistry might be used on a practical basis. I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years, and I like to help students gain confidence in their ability to learn new science related materials!

Vocabulary

Geometry

I've tutored students in math subjects from pre-algebra to calculus, including geometry. I'm familiar with the Common Core geometry teaching method.

Physics

As a research scientist in biophysics at Caltech, I use physics to solve biological problems! ;) I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years, including many years of teaching physics classes at various levels. I think physics is a great way to learn math, because you see directly how it's useful!

Prealgebra

Precalculus

Trigonometry

I have a PhD in Biophysics, an MS in Physics, and BAs in Physics and Humanities. I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years in various levels of math. I like to help students move from "Math Anxiety," to "It's only math!"

Writing

As a scientist, I do extensive technical writing. I enjoy helping students learn the process of developing a thesis statement, outlining the structure of the paper, composing well ordered paragraphs, and maintaining flow and interest in the entire paper.

Biochemistry

As a research scientist in biophysics at Caltech, I actually use biochemistry on a regular basis! ;) I can help you understand how the concepts you are learning in class are used on practical basis. I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years, and I like to focus on building confidence as well as knowledge and skills.

SAT Math

As a research scientist, I actually use this math on a regular basis, so I can help you see how it's relevant to practical life! ;) I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years, and nearly every subject requires some math refreshing. I don't think math classes are usually taught well in school, so getting some extra personal help is a great idea!

Proofreading

Microbiology

The biochemical work that I've done during and since getting my PhD has required extensive use of bacteria. We use strains of bacteria in the lab for techniques such as cloning and over-expression of protein. Thus, it is necessary to have a solid microbiology background.

ACT Math

As a research scientist, I actually use this math on a regular basis! ;) I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years in various levels of math. I like to help people move from "Math Anxiety," to "It's only math!"