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Holly J.

San Diego, CA

$50/hr

Biochemistry, molecular biology, physics, math, computer, and Chinese

Usually responds in about 1 day

Biochemistry, molecular biology, physics, math, computer, and Chinese

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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.

Math:
Algebra 1
Science:
Biochemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, UNIX
Language:
Chinese
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Physics
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
General Computer,
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

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

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.

General Computer

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

Education

Jilin University, China (Physics)

Beijing University, China (Biophysics) (Master's)

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Biophysics) (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Holly will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92130.


About Holly

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.

Education

Jilin University, China
Physics
Beijing University, China (Biophysics)
Master's
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Biophysics)
PhD

Education

Jilin University, China (Physics)

Beijing University, China (Biophysics) (Master's)

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Biophysics) (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92130

Holly’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1
Science:
Biochemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, UNIX
Language:
Chinese
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Physics
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
General Computer,
Microsoft Word

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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