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Ling-I C.

Shirley, the science tutor with patience and strategies

Cerritos, CA (90703)

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I have four years experience teaching chemistry and physics at Golden West College at Huntington Beach, Cal State Long Beach,Cypress College and Concordia University. I also have two years experience teaching high school chemistry and physics at St. Jposepha nd St. Paul High School. I am familiar with the California Standard of the subject. I passed the CSET(California Single subject test for high school teachers)for physics and earth science.

I love to teach students with more personal interaction. Science is difficult sometimes when just one concept is not correctly understood. So I think it is very important to make sure the students understand every step on the journey to science.

I have experience tutoring students from Troy High School and Cerritos High School. THe studnets were struggling and I helped them to get decent scores A's and B's for their CP and AP classes.One student who got almost an F for the class got the highest score(98%) for his final after I tutored him for three hours.

My tutoring method is letting the students do their learning. I let them ask questions. I need to know what they do not understand. By telling me what they do not know, they can at least clarify their thoughts. I let them go to the text book to look for answers. I like them to read their textbooks, understand what they missed. After I make sure they understand what was going on, then we attack the problems. Usually I let them redo the problems they had. After they are able to handle old problems, then we start new problems. I always let them say their ideas. Talking is a good way for students to learn instead of just listening especially for verbal learning students. If students got frustrated. I would breakdown the problems to easier parts to make them feel better and easier to learn. I praised them when they accomplished even one tiny step. I believe that people will learn best when they feel they are appreciated.

I believe that everyone can learn science. It just takes longer for some. It is so awesome to be able to understand how nature works. I really enjoy it when student's face light up with their insight and understanding.

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Ling-I’s subjects

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Corporate Training:
Chinese, Microsoft Excel

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Tsing Hua University in Taiwan (Chemistry)

University of Rochester (PhD)

Great — Ms. Shirley is a great teacher. She is helping me get back on track in my Algebra II and Chemistry class. She gives very clear explanations, is kind and seems to understand everything! There's nothing she can't answer or explain. And, I feel encouraged and not so hopeless now. ...

— Jorjie, Cerritos, CA on 11/3/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Have college level students I charge for 50 dollars an hour. Other than that is 45 dollars an hour.

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Ling-I will travel within 10 miles of Cerritos, CA 90703.

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