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Lisa J.

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Los Altos, CA (94024)

Travel radius
7 miles
Hourly fee
$65.00
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I have been tutoring for several years and I love it! I draw upon my years of training and experience in math and science; and I bring empathy, compassion, and an understanding of how kids learn. I love the look of excitement when a concept suddenly makes sense, or a new connection can be drawn between ideas. I believe all kids can understand math and science, if it is explained in a way that makes sense to them.

I have a Masters in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and over 10 years of industry experience. This gives me a unique ability to draw connections between abstract ideas and real-world applications.

I have worked with a number of kids with learning challenges, including Aspergers, ADHD, and test anxiety. Please contact me to discuss your needs.

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Lisa’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Proofreading
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Genetics, Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Chemical Engineering

I have a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and 10 years of practical experience in biotechnology lab research. Because of my background, I will be able to assist with this subject matter.

Differential Equations

I have a master's degree in chemical engineering from MIT. For this I took several classes in differential equations. I got a better understanding of the material when I had to apply the concepts in physics and chemistry classes. I also used differential equations in my professional career, solving complex real-world problems.

Genetics

My education covered the basics of genetics. In addition, I worked for many years in companies making medical devices. As part of my job I had to keep up with current developments biochemistry, medicine, and genetics. I also have a personal interest in the subject, and I have been reading about genetics for 30 years.

Organic Chemistry

I studied organic chemistry as part of my undergraduate and graduate degree programs (both in chemical engineering). Organic chem is a bit more complicated than basic college chemistry, but the principles you learned there will carry over, and help make sense of this new material.

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Education

MIT Cambridge MA

MIT Cambridge MA (Master's)

We like her Lisa has been teaching geometry to my 9th grade daughter. She is prompt, patient and knowledgeable. She knows her material and can explain concepts clearly. I find it difficult to teach my daughter but Lisa is able teach her in a calm manner. I would recommend Lisa. ...

— Srinath from Los Altos, CA on 10/23/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Discounts available for lessons over one hour.

Travel policy

Lisa will travel within 7 miles of Los Altos, CA 94024.

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