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Amanda H.

Science Teacher with MA in Teaching

San Jose, CA (95124)

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I am a California credentialed teacher with a Master's Degree in Teaching and Education from USC. In 2010, I earned my Bachelor of Science from Cal Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo. I love teaching others about this subject and want to create enthusiasm for the sciences with every student! I have 3 years of tutoring experience. Along with Biology, I am comfortable tutoring students in Chemistry.

Although I obtained my degree in Biology, I am also proficient in tutoring Chemistry, English, History, Algebra I/II, and Geometry. I am excellent at proofreading papers and teaching vocabulary in a fun and interesting way.

I also have played piano for more than 15 years, and can teach students basic or intermediate skills. I also have some knowledge of musical theory. Please note, however, that I do NOT have a degree in Music or Music Theory, but am a very experienced and accomplished pianist.

My tutoring style: I want students to feel comfortable asking questions about topics they did not understand in class, so I try to make a very relaxed environment. I also want students to enjoy doing their homework, because I feel that this creates a stronger sense of confidence in the classroom. My typical student is in high school or middle school. Unfortunately, at this time I am not taking students in Elementary school.

Tutoring policies:

If we begin lessons, then you agree to the following policies I have, discussed BEFORE lessons have started.

1) Minimum time for a lesson is 1 hour. You will be charged for one hour even if the lesson is less than one hour.

2) I reserve the right to change my rates at any time. You will be notified prior to the rate change.

3) Please cancel lessons at least 24 hours in advance. If the lesson is not canceled before this period, I will charge for the ENTIRE lesson. (Ex: If lessons usually run and hour you will be charged an hour).

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Amanda’s subjects

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Trigonometry
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Physiology
American History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music Theory, Piano
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Piano, Prealgebra
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading


Ecology is one of the most long studied subjects in Biology, but scientist still feel that they know little about it because of the necessity for long studies to determine any basic principles. Ecology is just one of the many ways Biology students learn to interpret nature. To graduate in Biology, it was required that at least two classes (one lower division and one upper division) were taken and passed. However, like genetics, many other classes incorporated this subject such as Plant Ecology, Mammology, Ornithology, and Herpetology.


Genetics is probably one of the most important subjects a biology student can take because it is corner stone to a myriad of other subjects. Although there was a separate Genetics course, this subject was incorporated into many other areas of study including but not limited to: Immunology, Virology, Cell Biology, Plant Biology, Evolution, Physiology, Anatomy, Histology, Hematology, and Biochemistry. Thus, I have studied this subject not just in one class, but over the entire course of my career as a biology student. Because of this, I feel that I am qualified to tutor this subject


Piano is one of my great passions! I have played piano for over 16 years and have taken lessons for 10 of those 16 years. These lessons included practical knowledge of musical vocabulary and theory. I also took music theory classes in college. I am a very accomplished classical pianist, but I did not undergo a certification program when I was learning to play. I also do not posses a degree in Music of Music Theory.

If you want your child to become a concert pianist, then I am not the right teacher. However, if you want your child to learn the basics of piano, music theory, and love music in general then I am right for you!

Rates: $20/45min. Piano must be supplied (full electric keyboard okay) as well as music books. Extra sheet music, musical dictionary, music note flash cards, and theory books will be provided by myself.


I went to an Episcopalian school grades K-8th and then a Catholic school for grades 9-12. I am most versed in Christian/Catholic Theology, but I am very comfortable with other leading World Religions as I have taken several religious studies classes and have studied them in various historical contexts.


I am a Master Swimmer and have great technique in all 4 strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle) I have been swimming my entire life and have been a participant of many swim teams. I have been a coach for 4 years and have over 8 years of teaching lessons. Whether the swimmer is just learning how to swim or needs help fine tuning his technique, I can help!

Requirements: Either private, backyard pool, private membership to a swimming club, or public pool is fine. Swimmer must have quality goggles, swim-wear. Kickboard and bouy preferred.

Rates: $25 for a 45 min lesson or $20 for a 30 min lesson.

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Biology)

University of Southern California (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amanda will travel within 10 miles of San Jose, CA 95124.

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