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April G.

Experienced Biology and English tutor

Santa Cruz, CA (95065)

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Hello everyone!

I'm a biologist with 2 years of tutoring experience in biology, and 4 years of ESL teaching under my belt, including training for the TOEFL. I'm very patient and laid-back, and adapt my style of teaching to your personal needs and demands.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!


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As a student in college, I worked as a biology lab assistant for 2 years. I helped with tutoring, correcting papers, and answering student's questions. In 2004, I received my B.A. in Biology, and in 2007 my M.S. in Biology. Between my B.A. and my M.S. I worked with high school students and practical research techniques.


Throughout my schooling, I was always intrigued by ecological issues. As a researcher, I studied various ecological problems. I graduated with my M.S. in Biology and have a good understanding of ecology, though one can always learn more!


I have 4 years of ESL teaching experience in Brazil. I have taught classes with students ages 10-65, and levels beginning to advanced. My teaching is based on conversation, as opposed to grammar. However, if it is needed that we go over grammatical concepts we can do so.


I have 4 years of ESL teaching experience in Brazil. I have taught classes with students ages 10-65, and levels beginning to advanced. In addition, I have worked with some students on studying for the TOEFL and other language-based tests.


Grammar is the vital tool necessary for excelling in a language. For 4 years I was an ESL teacher and while grammar was not the focus of the class, it was an issue that came up every day. As a teacher, I had a solid understanding of many grammatical concepts that students had difficulties with. And if I am ever in doubt, I will find you the answer and help explain it to you in a clear and concise manner until you are able to grasp it!


I lived 4 years in Brazil and taught myself to speak Portuguese. I understand that a conversational approach, opposed to grammatical or translation, is the best way to learn another language. My Portuguese abilities are at the advanced level.

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Southern Adventist University (Biology)

Loma Linda University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I give discounts for groups of 2 or more (maximum 6 people). Rate may change depending on distance traveled.

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April will travel within 10 miles of Santa Cruz, CA 95065.

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