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Rikke R.

Oakland, CA

$34/hr

Tailored tutoring in Science, Sewing and Writing

Background check passed as of 8/21/14
Usually responds in about 4 hours

Tailored tutoring in Science, Sewing and Writing

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First and foremost, I am passionate about teaching because I am passionate about learning as a life-long project. I believe in seeking new insight and understanding in all pursuits, and am convinced that anyone can learn anything they want to.

As the daughter of a college professor and internationally recognized educator, I've come to appreciate that the task of a teacher is not so much to impart new knowledge as to inspire students to seek out new knowledge for themselves. As a result, I've come to value personal communication in education beyond all else. While I do appreciate the learning-enhancing possibilities of group dynamics between students, and do offer group lessons for groups of up to four, I personally prefer the ability as a tutor to give full and exclusive attention to each student.

As for myself, I'm a Danish immigrant, married to an American citizen, and have recently moved back to California after a couple of years in Arlington, VA. I've got a B.Sc. in Biology, and a M.Sc. in Plant Science, as well as 8+ years of experience teaching and tutoring all ages (from kindergarten to college level), both in class room settings, small study groups and individual lessons. I specialize in one-on-one tutoring in undergraduate, AP, and Honor's level biology, technical and academic writing for the natural sciences, and sewing / fashion design and production.

I generally try to structure my lessons around the specific requirements of my students, and always make an effort to understand exactly where someone is coming from; my goal is always to help my students excel by engaging as positively and actively as possible in their classes, and while I will refer extensively to any teaching materials they are already being exposed to, I do not hesitate to supplement if I deem it necessary. I strongly believe that curiosity is the primary driver in any positive learning process, and will work with my students to find reliable sources of information and real-world implications that are relevant to subject matter at hand.

If you are looking for someone to take the time to listen to you, and tailor lessons specifically to your needs, please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

Testimonials

"Great tutor!"

- Nada, Arlington, VA on 11/2/12
English:
Reading, Writing
Science:
Biology,
Botany,
Ecology, Genetics,
Microbiology,
Zoology
Elementary Education:
Reading, Spelling
Homeschool:
Biology,
Reading, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

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.

Biology

Got my B. Sc. in biology from University of Copenhagen in 2006. Worked for 4 years at the Natural History Museum in Copenhagen, and have more than 6 years of experience teaching and tutoring a range of subject within the field, including zoology, evolution and ecology.

Botany

Graduated in 2010 with a M. Sc. in Plant Science from University of Copenhagen. Am currently expanding my area of expertise to include urban farming and forest gardening.

Genetics

Got my M. Sc. in Plant Science from University of Copenhagen in 2010, with special emphasis on plant genetics and molecular plant pathology. Have tutored fellow students in genetics throughout my college years. Have volunteered at the Garbelotto lab at UC Berkeley doing sequencing of mycological samples for the Biocode Project, and am very well versed in both theoretical and practical applications of molecular techniques.

Microbiology

B. Sc. in Biology (2006) and M. Sc. in Plant Science (2010) from University of Copenhagen, with special emphasis on plant pathology, especially virology and mycology . Have volunteered at the Garbelotto lab at UC Berkeley doing genetic sequencing of mycological samples for the Biocode Project. Grow edible mushrooms as a hobby.

Sewing

Seamstress and designer: I currently work part-time as a stitcher for Kendra Rai, a well-known theater costumer, and am proficient with both sewing machine and serger. I also do both basic and advanced patterning, upholstery, canvas work and accessories.

Zoology

Got my B. Sc. in biology from University of Copenhagen in 2006. Worked for 4 years at the Natural History Museum in Copenhagen at the department for Zoology as a teacher and tour guide. Have taught a wide variety of subjects (including aquatic and terrestial zoology, evolution, arctic physiology, cetology, entomolgy, and many others), to all students at all levels - from kindergarten to college.

University of Copenhagen
Plant biology
University of Copenhagen
Master's

Education

University of Copenhagen (Plant biology)

University of Copenhagen (Master's)

Great tutor! — I enjoyed the tutoring session, Rikke was very clear and she really made me understand the material of pattern making. ...

— Nada, Arlington, VA on 11/2/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $34.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Please contact me for further details about potential discounts, rate changes, group rates, etc.

Travel policy

Rikke will travel within 12 miles of Oakland, CA 94607.


About Rikke

First and foremost, I am passionate about teaching because I am passionate about learning as a life-long project. I believe in seeking new insight and understanding in all pursuits, and am convinced that anyone can learn anything they want to.

As the daughter of a college professor and internationally recognized educator, I've come to appreciate that the task of a teacher is not so much to impart new knowledge as to inspire students to seek out new knowledge for themselves. As a result, I've come to value personal communication in education beyond all else. While I do appreciate the learning-enhancing possibilities of group dynamics between students, and do offer group lessons for groups of up to four, I personally prefer the ability as a tutor to give full and exclusive attention to each student.

As for myself, I'm a Danish immigrant, married to an American citizen, and have recently moved back to California after a couple of years in Arlington, VA. I've got a B.Sc. in Biology, and a M.Sc. in Plant Science, as well as 8+ years of experience teaching and tutoring all ages (from kindergarten to college level), both in class room settings, small study groups and individual lessons. I specialize in one-on-one tutoring in undergraduate, AP, and Honor's level biology, technical and academic writing for the natural sciences, and sewing / fashion design and production.

I generally try to structure my lessons around the specific requirements of my students, and always make an effort to understand exactly where someone is coming from; my goal is always to help my students excel by engaging as positively and actively as possible in their classes, and while I will refer extensively to any teaching materials they are already being exposed to, I do not hesitate to supplement if I deem it necessary. I strongly believe that curiosity is the primary driver in any positive learning process, and will work with my students to find reliable sources of information and real-world implications that are relevant to subject matter at hand.

If you are looking for someone to take the time to listen to you, and tailor lessons specifically to your needs, please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

Testimonials

"Great tutor!"

- Nada, Arlington, VA on 11/2/12
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Education

University of Copenhagen
Plant biology
University of Copenhagen
Master's

Education

University of Copenhagen (Plant biology)

University of Copenhagen (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Please contact me for further details about potential discounts, rate changes, group rates, etc.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Oakland, CA 94607

Rikke’s Subjects

English:
Reading, Writing
Science:
Biology,
Botany,
Ecology, Genetics,
Microbiology,
Zoology
Elementary Education:
Reading, Spelling
Homeschool:
Biology,
Reading, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

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.


Background Check Status for Rikke R.

Rikke R. passed a background check on 8/21/14. The check was ordered by Rikke through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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