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I have a PhD in chemistry from UT-Austin (graduated 2010) and a B.S in Biochemistry (graduated 2005) from the University of California Riverside. Since Fall 2011, I have been teaching chemistry classes at De Anza College and Mission College. I also taught organic chemistry as a chemistry lecturer at UT Austin 2010 - 2011. As a graduate student, I worked extensively as a teaching assistant at UT for various chemistry classes including general chemistry, organic chemistry and labs. For the past 6 years I also tutored as often as my schedule allowed for mostly chemistry subjects. I have worked with both high school and college students in the tutor setting. As an undergraduate student, I also tutored entry-level and high school chemistry and math for 3 years. Even when I was middle and high school age, my siblings, cousins and I would play "school" at our house in the summer. I was always the teacher and routinely helped and tutored the younger ones in their elementary school subjects including math drills, reading and writing. I love to teach, and I am looking forward to working with you!
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I currently teach college chemistry - this includes a gen. ed chemistry class (similar to high school equivalent). I also teach various levels of general chemistry (the same key concepts of chemistry are discussed, but at different depths). I am very knowledgeable and comfortable at teaching this subject to high school, remedial and college students alike.
I have years of experience working one-on-one with elementary age children. I grew up teaching Sunday school classes and vacation Bible school for kids. As the oldest of five, I tutored my siblings, cousins and children of friends. I also have tutor experience working with elementary students on reading, writing, spelling, penmanship, grammar, reading comprehension, math and science. I enjoy working with children and adapting to their needs, helping them stay focused by incorporating fun, interactive "brain breaks" in lessons.
As an undergraduate at UC Riverside, I earned the following grades in organic chemistry (quarter system): A, A, B+. Further, I have a PhD in organic chemistry, earned 2010 from the University of Texas at Austin. While a graduate student, I was a teaching assistant for a variety of organic chemistry classes and labs. I also tutored 1-2 students every semester in first or second semester organic. Finally, for the 2010-2011 academic school year, I was an instructor at UT Austin, teaching first and second semester organic chemistry classes (I also taught with the University Extension). My class sizes were anywhere from 20 (extension) to 480 (UT main campus) students.
A Godsend of a Tutor!!! — Vanessa has been working with our 3rd grader for two months now on a special program to address and mostly correct a learning disability. She has quite literally changed the life of our daughter and, by extension, the lives of our whole family. Her tutoring entails consecutive sessions, five days a week, for 2-4 hours a day. It's intense, and it was understandably difficult to keep my 8 year-ol ...
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