Hello, my name is Michelle, and I am a patient teacher who has been tutoring students of all ages for the past two years. I have tutored many students that have been identified with learning difficulties including ADHD/ADD and dyslexia. Prior to this, I taught high school science for five years and middle school math and science for two years. I have a PhD in biology (plant pathology), a multiple subject teaching credential, and a bachelor's degree in microbiology. Recently, I completed Cal State Long Beach's biotechnology program and finished a stem cell internship at UCI.
I am an excellent math and science teacher, and tutor other subjects as well. The sciences that I have tutored are general science, Earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics. I have experience teaching general math, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and biostatistics. I am also very good at improving students' reading and writing skills. I have tutored grammar, reading comprehension, phonics, and writing. Perhaps the most important information I teach falls under the category of study skills, which I incorporate into every subject. I emphasize how and what to study, as well as test taking skills. I have experience tutoring people of all ages and also students taking honors classes, remediation classes, and students taking subjects in-between those too extremes.
I usually do a brief initial assessment of the student's strengths and areas which need improvement. Next, I tailor my teaching methods to the students' needs. My goal is for students to understand and love what they are learning. Please be sure to take a look at the recommendations and ratings that students have written. I look forward to hearing from you.
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