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Dan W.

Los Angeles, CA

$65/hr

Chemistry and Biology Tutor

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Background check passed as of 3/18/15

Chemistry and Biology Tutor

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Dear Prospective Student,

I look forward to working with you and helping you with your academic needs. I too have had times when I struggled with subjects and have been truly thankful for the help and assistance from others.

I am trained in molecular biology and now work in cancer research here in Los Angeles. My training is in Chemistry and Molecular Biology (undergrad degree) and a PhD in biological chemistry. I also trained in a molecular biology lab as a post-doctorate fellow. Currently, I study how genes are turned on and off, and how this process becomes altered in human cancers.

I enjoy teaching and helping others learn the material. I was a teaching assistant during my early years in graduate school. In this role, I led weekly one hour discussion sessions and laboratory work for introductory chemistry courses. I also worked one-on-one with students during the semester for individual attention. I served in this capacity for two years and won a teaching award for my work.

I truly enjoy working with students on a one-to-one system. I find it helpful to review the material, and allow the student to ask/address specific points and areas that he/she need to resolve. Then, we can go through examples and problem solving. It's also important to review homework/assigned work to prepare for exams, and I am happy to put in extra time with each student to prepare for upcoming exams.

I believe that tutoring session should be relaxed and casual, so that the student is not afraid to ask any questions that the student feels necessary to improve. I genuinely care about the success of students.

I look forward to working with you.

Best wishes,
Dan

"Great tutor and great results"

- Mitch, Hermosa Beach, CA on 1/22/14

"Great and Knowledgeable Tutor! "

- Florance, Alhambra, CA on 5/29/14

"Excellent tutor"

- E, Beverly Hills, CA on 5/9/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Esther, Norwalk, CA on 11/24/13

"Very Helpful"

- Elena, Santa Monica, CA on 11/24/13

"Patient and Supportive!"

- David, Marina Del Rey, CA on 10/21/13
Math:
Prealgebra
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics
Computer:
Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Biology, Chemistry, Prealgebra
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Genetics

I have over 10 years experience in genetics, genomics and molecular biology. I am well experienced in DNA structure, sequence, and how DNA is transcribed into RNA, and how RNA is translated into protein. I am also an expert with regards to chromatin structure, and how genes are regulated in mammalian tissues. I am well versed in gene mutations and the consequences of these mutations in human diseases, such as cancers and inherited diseases.

Macintosh

I have worked with Macintosh computers for over 20 years and still use Mac desktops, laptops and mobile devices for work and personal needs. I can help you get started with working on the Mac operating system, how to install and work with software programs, as well as integrating your mobile devices to share email/music, etc. I look forward to working with you!

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Chemistry molec biol
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
PhD

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Chemistry molec biol)

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (PhD)

Great tutor and great results — Dan has worked with my daughter a few times since we found him on WyzAnt and we are very happy with her improvement in high school chemistry. It's obvious that Dan has an extensive background and expertise in chemistry but he also has the strong communication stills and patience necessary to work with students one on one. My daughter has achieved improved test scores as well as gaining much more ...

— Mitch, Hermosa Beach, CA on 1/22/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dan will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90045.


About Dan

Dear Prospective Student,

I look forward to working with you and helping you with your academic needs. I too have had times when I struggled with subjects and have been truly thankful for the help and assistance from others.

I am trained in molecular biology and now work in cancer research here in Los Angeles. My training is in Chemistry and Molecular Biology (undergrad degree) and a PhD in biological chemistry. I also trained in a molecular biology lab as a post-doctorate fellow. Currently, I study how genes are turned on and off, and how this process becomes altered in human cancers.

I enjoy teaching and helping others learn the material. I was a teaching assistant during my early years in graduate school. In this role, I led weekly one hour discussion sessions and laboratory work for introductory chemistry courses. I also worked one-on-one with students during the semester for individual attention. I served in this capacity for two years and won a teaching award for my work.

I truly enjoy working with students on a one-to-one system. I find it helpful to review the material, and allow the student to ask/address specific points and areas that he/she need to resolve. Then, we can go through examples and problem solving. It's also important to review homework/assigned work to prepare for exams, and I am happy to put in extra time with each student to prepare for upcoming exams.

I believe that tutoring session should be relaxed and casual, so that the student is not afraid to ask any questions that the student feels necessary to improve. I genuinely care about the success of students.

I look forward to working with you.

Best wishes,
Dan

Testimonials

"Great tutor and great results"

- Mitch, Hermosa Beach, CA on 1/22/14

"Great and Knowledgeable Tutor! "

- Florance, Alhambra, CA on 5/29/14

"Excellent tutor"

- E, Beverly Hills, CA on 5/9/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Esther, Norwalk, CA on 11/24/13

"Very Helpful"

- Elena, Santa Monica, CA on 11/24/13

"Patient and Supportive!"

- David, Marina Del Rey, CA on 10/21/13

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Chemistry molec biol
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
PhD

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Chemistry molec biol)

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90045

Dan’s Subjects

Math:
Prealgebra
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics
Computer:
Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Biology, Chemistry, Prealgebra
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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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