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I have a BS degree in Physics and MS and PhD degrees in Biophysics. I came to US in 1993, obtained my PhD in 1998, and had postdoctoral training in structural biology and bioinformatics at Harvard Medical School and The Scripps Research Institute. Since 2006, I have been working with graduate students, undergraduate interns, and high school and middle school students on various roles. I love working with students and help them excel. My passion in teaching, broad scientific background, and high standards on myself and students will drive me to be a great teacher. The subjects I can teach include biochemistry, molecular biology, physics, math, computer, and Chinese.
I got nearly perfect scores in math in middle school and high school. I have a B.S. degree in Physics and M.S. and Ph.D. in Biophysics. Recently, I have been tutoring algebra for my 6th-grade daughter and supervising Olympic Math at a Chinese after school. I love helping students improve and excel!
Chinese is my native language, so I am proficient in reading, writing, and speaking. I speak standard or Mandarine Chinese. I am tutoring Chinese for four elementary students currently. We use the same textbooks used by most Chinese schools. The textbooks have comprehensive exercises after each lesson that enforce reading, writing, and speaking. I provide feedback to the students and practice dialogues with them. For advanced students, I ask them to translate each lesson from Chinese to English and then English to Chinese orally or in writing. This helps the students understand the meanings precisely and improve writing which is usually the most difficult part.
I have been using computers since mid 80s. For my B.S. thesis, I wrote PASCAL programs to predict protein structures. For my M.S. and Ph.D. thesis, I used many scientific software on various platforms (VAX, UNIX, Mac, PC) to calculate protein structures based on X-ray diffraction data. I can read any software or hardware manuals to learn how to new computer tools. I would be happy to help others improve or excel in general computer usage.
Jilin University, China (Physics)
Beijing University, China (Biophysics) (Master's)
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Biophysics) (PhD)
Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00
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Holly will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92130.
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