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Tahira R.

Fremont, CA

$45/hr

Skilled and Experienced Biology tutor

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Skilled and Experienced Biology tutor

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I have taught a lot of different biology courses at the college level. This includes basic biology, anatomy, developmental biology, ecology, physiology and mycology. I have guided middle school and high school students and helped them with science projects. My belief is that learning and experimentation is fun, and finding out what you can do with your knowledge is even more fun.

I went to Govt College University, in Lahore, Pakistan, where I earned a master of science degree in Botany in 1996. Ecology and Taxonomic surveys have been my passion since college, where I conducted field research on algal blooms of Lahore Distt where they have filled a niche. This work, as well as taxonomic mapping led to my postgraduate thesis.

I have a passion for teaching that I hope will transfer to all of you. I take a lot of pride in seeing my students do well; I won't accept a tutoring job if I don't think I am able to be of help.

In teaching, I stress the importance of fundamental concepts as the core of biological understanding. I will suggest tools and pathways to academic competence and achievement at school. I have an employment background in law and business and 20+ years of teaching in school and college settings.
I specialized in molecular, cell and developmental biology, but I also have a broad background in evolution, ecology and biochemistry.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

English:
IELTS, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Botany,
Nutrition
Computer:
Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint
Language:
Arabic, IELTS, TOEFL
Music:
Composition (Music)
Art:
Composition (Music), Cosmetology, Drawing, Film
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science,
Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Biology,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, IELTS, LSAT, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Fitness, Sewing
Corporate Training:
Cosmetology, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

Biology is natural science concerned with study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. The foundation of biology as it exists today is based on five principles. They are the cell theory, gene theory, evolution, homeostasis, and laws of thermodynamics. The field of biology is very broad in scope and can be divided into several disciplines. In the most general sense, these disciplines are categorized based on the type of organism studied. For example, zoology deals with animals studies, botany deals with plant studies, and microbiology is the study of microorganisms. These fields of study can be broken down further into specialized sub-disciplines. Some of which include anatomy, cell biology, genetics, and physiology.

Botany

I have my MS in this subject with an extensive experience of tutoring and teaching. Botany is the study of plants, and we need plants to survive.
Botany courses come under the heading of plant science but they are both the study of plants and cover similar areas.

Elementary Science

There are five scientific concepts that elementary school children should learn and understand:

1: ORGANIZATION: They can learn this concept by collecting and sorting things according to their characteristics, e.g. Rocks, Leaves and Flowers.

2: CAUSE & EFFECT: Things happen for a reason. For example, plant growth: The grass grows because there is water and light.

3: MODEL: It's a description of a thing. When we draw a picture or make a clay model of a tree & show how it relates to a real tree.

4: CHANGE: The natural world constantly changes. For example, changes in water (freezing, melting, evaporating &boiling) relate to the water cycle on our planet.

5: DIVERSITY: This is the most obvious characteristic of the natural world. When we study a pond, we learn that different organisms feed on different things.

Reading

In my opinion, a tutor must demonstrate the following reading skills objectives:

1:Able to identify the purpose & value of improving reading skills.
2:Able to identify & define the major components of reading instructions.
3:Able to apply strategies to improve reading skills.
4:Able to transfer knowledge learned about reading development into his or her student.
5:Able to monitor, review and assess student's progress in reading skills.
Tutoring in reading skills should make the students able to:
*Outline the processes involved in building phonics,vocabulary, reading fluency, and reading comprehension.
*Demonstrate mastery of lessons content at levels of 80% or higher.
*Utilize the phonemic and phonological awareness.

U.C. Berkeley
Law
University of the Punjab,Lahore (Biology)
Master's
BZU ,MULTAN PAKISTAN
J.D.

Education

U.C. Berkeley (Law)

University of the Punjab,Lahore (Biology) (Master's)

BZU ,MULTAN PAKISTAN (J.D.)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tahira will travel within 25 miles of Fremont, CA 94555.


About Tahira

I have taught a lot of different biology courses at the college level. This includes basic biology, anatomy, developmental biology, ecology, physiology and mycology. I have guided middle school and high school students and helped them with science projects. My belief is that learning and experimentation is fun, and finding out what you can do with your knowledge is even more fun.

I went to Govt College University, in Lahore, Pakistan, where I earned a master of science degree in Botany in 1996. Ecology and Taxonomic surveys have been my passion since college, where I conducted field research on algal blooms of Lahore Distt where they have filled a niche. This work, as well as taxonomic mapping led to my postgraduate thesis.

I have a passion for teaching that I hope will transfer to all of you. I take a lot of pride in seeing my students do well; I won't accept a tutoring job if I don't think I am able to be of help.

In teaching, I stress the importance of fundamental concepts as the core of biological understanding. I will suggest tools and pathways to academic competence and achievement at school. I have an employment background in law and business and 20+ years of teaching in school and college settings.
I specialized in molecular, cell and developmental biology, but I also have a broad background in evolution, ecology and biochemistry.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

Education

U.C. Berkeley
Law
University of the Punjab,Lahore (Biology)
Master's
BZU ,MULTAN PAKISTAN
J.D.

Education

U.C. Berkeley (Law)

University of the Punjab,Lahore (Biology) (Master's)

BZU ,MULTAN PAKISTAN (J.D.)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Fremont, CA 94555

Tahira’s Subjects

English:
IELTS, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Botany,
Nutrition
Computer:
Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint
Language:
Arabic, IELTS, TOEFL
Music:
Composition (Music)
Art:
Composition (Music), Cosmetology, Drawing, Film
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science,
Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Biology,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, IELTS, LSAT, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Fitness, Sewing
Corporate Training:
Cosmetology, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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