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Yuanfang J.

Fremont, CA

$45/hr

Math, Chemistry Tutor for High School and College Students

Usually responds in about 18 hours

Math, Chemistry Tutor for High School and College Students

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My early teaching experience began since middle school. As a high score student, I was selected to tutor the students who need help in maths in my class. Meanwhile, I also tutored my cousin and some teenagers in our community for years. I enjoyed teaching a lot; sometimes I didn’t really understand an idea until I explained it to someone not familiar with it. Therefore, my desire to teach stems from my desire to share ideas and information with others in a learning environment.

During graduate school study, I obtained an M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Chemistry and worked as a teaching assistant for seven years with rich experiences in teaching Statistics and Chemistry for both high school students and college students. I understand the importance and need for academic education in science. I care about not only the study program but also the academic success of students. By creating an energizing and encouraging learning environment, I try to bring out the best in students and make science courses attractive and interesting to arouse students' enthusiasm to study.

As a teacher in Statistics, I have extensive teaching experience towards students with different level of Mathematics background. For instance, when I teach Introduction to Statistics, I would like to spend more time on explain the meaning of figures and charts because students almost have zero background on Statistics; when I teach Business and Economic Statistics 1, the students have better understanding to data so that I pay more attention to introduce distribution and the application; when I teach Business and Economic Statistics 2, I focus on introducing and comparing different data analysis methods since the students taking this course are already well trained with basic Statistics information.

Meanwhile, Chemistry, different from Statistics, is the study of the basic component of the Universe. It is a field that is vast in scope and rich with applications; therefore it is important to emphasize the significance of chemical concepts. However, I often encounter students who have well memorized the concept, but have trouble to apply the theory to solve problems. My primary goal is to teach students to learn to think as chemists, critically and scientifically, and to provide them with the skills to learn and apply. I attempt to do this by reviewing the fundamentals quite often and show how new subjects can be linked to what is already known. In order for students to understand and apply scientific information, they must incorporate it into their daily lives, so our lectures and labs are applied in nature.

When I give lectures, I try to demonstrate the relevance of chemistry to students by creating a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. For example, since students' interests vary, I always ask students what they would like to learn about before each course begins. I try to customize each class by giving examples based on the specific interests of students. I bring in examples from my experiences and invite them to share their experiences. In order to have students really think and actively engaged in the lecture, I would like to throw out a question and not answer it directly. As dissent comes out, the focus of attention is successfully shifted from me to the whole class and my job is to allow the students to run the class as I moderate the discussion. As they feel more comfortable in class, they seem more likely to ask questions and participate in their learning. Thus, they will have deeper impression about the answer and further understanding of the basics.

One-on-one interaction is an essential part of my pedagogy as well. I strive to make myself available to students through my office hours, appointments, and e-mail. I want them to feel that I am committed to helping them master the material, and I also believe that my students could benefit from the interaction outside the classroom. I am particularly interested in how they view the world, which is very helpful to improve my teaching skills especially on expressing myself in a way they can easily understand. I hope that students will be open to share with me how they feel the class could be improved. By realizing students’ academic weak point, considering their interests and listening to their valuable feedback, I can adjust my teaching strategy to students’ need with my highest enthusiasm.

I look forward to hearing from you and will try my best to help you with future studies!



Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Probability,
SAT Math, Statistics
Science:
Biochemistry, Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry
Language:
Chinese
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry,
Geometry, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
Statistics

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Chemistry

I obtained my B.S. in Pharmaceutical Science in 2007 and Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2012. During my study in graduate school, I worked as a Teaching Assistant to teach College students General Chemistry, Chemistry I, Chemistry II, and Physical Chemistry. I also tutor High school students who are interested in Chemistry and would like to apply for Medical School in the future. One-to-one tutoring is my favorite method, because I believe it is the best way to help a student based on his/her own personality by developing a unique method which works best for his/her own study plan.

Chinese

Chinese Mandarin is my native language since I was born in China and lived there for 21 years until finishing college. During my five years Ph.D. study in Kansas, I tutored my friends' kids (5-15 years old) on reading, speaking and writing Chinese; meanwhile I was also a volunteer to help the college students who enrolled in Chinese Language Courses in college and would like to practice with a native Chinese speaker. I believe there's no unique tutoring method to master a new language; we should discover student's interest and specific needs and find out the best way they could absorb the materials and knowledge with a positive attitude. The more happily they study, the faster they will learn.

Organic Chemistry

During my College study, my test score of Organic Chemistry was always much higher than the other classmates. By helping my classmates with their problems in Organic Chemistry, I figured out I have the ability to explain the Chemistry Theory in a simple but clear way, compared to the complicated and confusing expression from the textbook. During my Ph.D. study, I tutored some undergraduate students with their Organic Chemistry and it turned out that with my help, they had a deeper understanding in this subject, made impressive improvement and did a great job for their finals.

Probability

Probability is one the essential parts of Statistics. Some students may feel confused at the beginning of study because it needs a different thinking philosophy compared to Algebra or Geometry. Once you are familiar with the method and routine, you will master this field and enjoy the fun of solving interesting problems.

With a Master degree in Statistics and two years experience of teaching Statistics, I would like to share my study methods with you and help you to be comfortable with this subject as soon as possible.

Tianjin University
Pharmaceutical Scien
Kansas State University
PhD
Kansas State University
Master's

Education

Tianjin University (Pharmaceutical Scien)

Kansas State University (PhD)

Kansas State University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Yuanfang will travel within 3 miles of Fremont, CA 94538.


About Yuanfang

My early teaching experience began since middle school. As a high score student, I was selected to tutor the students who need help in maths in my class. Meanwhile, I also tutored my cousin and some teenagers in our community for years. I enjoyed teaching a lot; sometimes I didn’t really understand an idea until I explained it to someone not familiar with it. Therefore, my desire to teach stems from my desire to share ideas and information with others in a learning environment.

During graduate school study, I obtained an M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Chemistry and worked as a teaching assistant for seven years with rich experiences in teaching Statistics and Chemistry for both high school students and college students. I understand the importance and need for academic education in science. I care about not only the study program but also the academic success of students. By creating an energizing and encouraging learning environment, I try to bring out the best in students and make science courses attractive and interesting to arouse students' enthusiasm to study.

As a teacher in Statistics, I have extensive teaching experience towards students with different level of Mathematics background. For instance, when I teach Introduction to Statistics, I would like to spend more time on explain the meaning of figures and charts because students almost have zero background on Statistics; when I teach Business and Economic Statistics 1, the students have better understanding to data so that I pay more attention to introduce distribution and the application; when I teach Business and Economic Statistics 2, I focus on introducing and comparing different data analysis methods since the students taking this course are already well trained with basic Statistics information.

Meanwhile, Chemistry, different from Statistics, is the study of the basic component of the Universe. It is a field that is vast in scope and rich with applications; therefore it is important to emphasize the significance of chemical concepts. However, I often encounter students who have well memorized the concept, but have trouble to apply the theory to solve problems. My primary goal is to teach students to learn to think as chemists, critically and scientifically, and to provide them with the skills to learn and apply. I attempt to do this by reviewing the fundamentals quite often and show how new subjects can be linked to what is already known. In order for students to understand and apply scientific information, they must incorporate it into their daily lives, so our lectures and labs are applied in nature.

When I give lectures, I try to demonstrate the relevance of chemistry to students by creating a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. For example, since students' interests vary, I always ask students what they would like to learn about before each course begins. I try to customize each class by giving examples based on the specific interests of students. I bring in examples from my experiences and invite them to share their experiences. In order to have students really think and actively engaged in the lecture, I would like to throw out a question and not answer it directly. As dissent comes out, the focus of attention is successfully shifted from me to the whole class and my job is to allow the students to run the class as I moderate the discussion. As they feel more comfortable in class, they seem more likely to ask questions and participate in their learning. Thus, they will have deeper impression about the answer and further understanding of the basics.

One-on-one interaction is an essential part of my pedagogy as well. I strive to make myself available to students through my office hours, appointments, and e-mail. I want them to feel that I am committed to helping them master the material, and I also believe that my students could benefit from the interaction outside the classroom. I am particularly interested in how they view the world, which is very helpful to improve my teaching skills especially on expressing myself in a way they can easily understand. I hope that students will be open to share with me how they feel the class could be improved. By realizing students’ academic weak point, considering their interests and listening to their valuable feedback, I can adjust my teaching strategy to students’ need with my highest enthusiasm.

I look forward to hearing from you and will try my best to help you with future studies!




Education

Tianjin University
Pharmaceutical Scien
Kansas State University
PhD
Kansas State University
Master's

Education

Tianjin University (Pharmaceutical Scien)

Kansas State University (PhD)

Kansas State University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Fremont, CA 94538

Yuanfang’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Probability,
SAT Math, Statistics
Science:
Biochemistry, Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry
Language:
Chinese
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry,
Geometry, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
Statistics

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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