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Donna D.

Pasadena, CA

$45/hr

Patient PhD graduate from USC for tutoring K-12, college, & grad

Background check passed as of 9/19/14
Usually responds in about 15 hours

Patient PhD graduate from USC for tutoring K-12, college, & grad

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I have recently completed a PhD program in epidemiology at USC. My undergraduate degree is in biology. In college I tutored high school math and science. Before graduate school, I spent 3 years tutoring and teaching at a private home school. I taught children from preschool through middle school in all subjects. In graduate school I tutored graduate students in epidemiology and biostatistics.

In addition to my experiences and education, I have a good personality for tutoring. I am very patient and one of my main strengths is the ability to explain material in different ways so that my students will understand it. If someone is having trouble in a class understanding what the teacher is teaching, the student needs to hear the material explained in a different way. I can also explain complex ideas (such as those in biostatistics) using real life examples that can help in understanding.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor! If you need help, reserve a session with Donna now!"

- Hugh, Pasadena, CA on 9/3/12

"Great, patient tutor who is always on time!"

- Nicole, Monrovia, CA on 10/15/14

"Great Tutor and Depednable"

- Student, Glendale, CA on 9/20/14

"Understands Biostatistics and SPSS"

- Candice, Pasadena, CA on 4/20/14

"Very flexible and builds confidence"

- Rebecca, Altadena, CA on 3/5/14

"FANTASTIC Tutor!"

- Julie, South Pasadena, CA on 6/23/13

"Thank you!"

- Jessica, Los Angeles, CA on 1/9/13

"Patient, Quick to Explain In a Different Way"

- Danielle, South Pasadena, CA on 7/30/12

"Most Excellent!!!"

- Benett, Sierra Madre, CA on 7/11/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Statistics
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Biostatistics,
Chemistry, Genetics,
Nutrition, Zoology
Computer:
General Computer, SAS,
STATA
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, SAT Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer, Swimming
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biostatistics

I have a Masters in Public Health with a focus in biostatistics and epidemiology. I have a PhD in epidemiology and my coursework included several biostatistics courses. I use biostatistical methods regularly in my doctoral research work. I have tutored graduate students in introduction to biostatistics courses.

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked as a private teacher in a home school for 3 years teaching all elementary subjects for children in grades K-6.

Genetics

I have studies genetics in college as an undergraduate while majoring in biology. As a graduate student, I have continued my study of genetics, with a focus on human genetics and the statistical analysis of genetic data. I am now a fellow studying environmental genomics.

Public Speaking

As a graduate student I gained a great deal of experience in public speaking. I have given talks in classes I have and also given seminars on research I have done. I can help students organize the content of their talk, help students practice speaking, and give general public speaking advice.

SAS

As a Master of Public Health student in epidemiology/biostatistics I studied SAS. I continued to study and use SAS as a doctoral student. I use SAS now regularly for the statistical analysis of my research projects. I have provided guidance to classmates on the use of SAS.

Study Skills

I am well qualified to assist students with study skills. I can help students organize their course materials and create a plan to complete assignments and prepare for exams. I have excellent study skills myself as evidenced by my completing graduate studies.

Swimming

I began swimming at age 4 and swam competitively throughout high school and for 1 year in college. I have had lifeguard training and instruction in teaching swimming.

Pomona College
Biology
(1) University of Southern California
Other
(1) University of Southern California
PhD

Education

Pomona College (Biology)

(1) University of Southern California (Other)

(1) University of Southern California (PhD)

Excellent tutor! If you need help, reserve a session with Donna now! — Donna is an excellent tutor! I felt extremely privileged to have such an expert helping me sort my way through this course. Donna has her doctorate in Bio-statistics/Epidemiology, so there wasn't any question or topic that she could not answer. Donna was extremely patient and has a keen ability to explain complex concepts in a clear, understandable manner. Donna was responsive to my emails, extre ...

— Hugh, Pasadena, CA on 9/3/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My rates are negotiable. I charge $20 for lessons canceled with less than 24 hours notice.

Travel policy

Donna will travel within 12 miles of Pasadena, CA 91104.


About Donna

I have recently completed a PhD program in epidemiology at USC. My undergraduate degree is in biology. In college I tutored high school math and science. Before graduate school, I spent 3 years tutoring and teaching at a private home school. I taught children from preschool through middle school in all subjects. In graduate school I tutored graduate students in epidemiology and biostatistics.

In addition to my experiences and education, I have a good personality for tutoring. I am very patient and one of my main strengths is the ability to explain material in different ways so that my students will understand it. If someone is having trouble in a class understanding what the teacher is teaching, the student needs to hear the material explained in a different way. I can also explain complex ideas (such as those in biostatistics) using real life examples that can help in understanding.


Testimonials

"Excellent tutor! If you need help, reserve a session with Donna now!"

- Hugh, Pasadena, CA on 9/3/12

"Great, patient tutor who is always on time!"

- Nicole, Monrovia, CA on 10/15/14

"Great Tutor and Depednable"

- Student, Glendale, CA on 9/20/14

"Understands Biostatistics and SPSS"

- Candice, Pasadena, CA on 4/20/14

"Very flexible and builds confidence"

- Rebecca, Altadena, CA on 3/5/14

"FANTASTIC Tutor!"

- Julie, South Pasadena, CA on 6/23/13

"Thank you!"

- Jessica, Los Angeles, CA on 1/9/13

"Patient, Quick to Explain In a Different Way"

- Danielle, South Pasadena, CA on 7/30/12

"Most Excellent!!!"

- Benett, Sierra Madre, CA on 7/11/12
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Education

Pomona College
Biology
(1) University of Southern California
Other
(1) University of Southern California
PhD

Education

Pomona College (Biology)

(1) University of Southern California (Other)

(1) University of Southern California (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My rates are negotiable. I charge $20 for lessons canceled with less than 24 hours notice.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Pasadena, CA 91104

Donna’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Statistics
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Biostatistics,
Chemistry, Genetics,
Nutrition, Zoology
Computer:
General Computer, SAS,
STATA
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, SAT Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer, Swimming
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
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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