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Martin K.

Retired bi-lingual RN with varied experiences

Santa Rosa, CA (95404)

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I am a retired RN with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Nursing, graduate work in Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Health Services Administration. I also have a TESOL certificate for teaching English as a Second Language. I am fluent in Spanish and Russian. I taught English in Russia for 4 terms. I am here to make a little money, but mostly to keep busy.

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Martin’s subjects

ACT English

I scored in the 90th percentile of the ACT English and reading sections.

ACT Math

I have 4 years' teaching experience and I scored in the 70th percentile of the ACT math section.

ACT Reading

I have two Bachelors degrees and have taken the ACT. I have 4 years teaching experience as an English teacher in Russia where I taught reading skills.I scored in the 90th percentile of the ACT English and reading sections and am knowledgeable and familiar with the questions asked in the ACT reading section.

ACT Science

I have two Bachelors degrees in Chemistry and Nursing. I have 4 years teaching experience as an English teacher in Russia where I taught reading skills.I scored in the 90th percentile of the ACT Science section and am, what's more, knowledgeable and familiar with the questions asked in the ACT science section- as well as the reasoning required to answer them properly .

Algebra 1

I have 4 years' teaching experience in Russia. I am competent to get you through first year Algebra. I had to struggle to get through math myself, so I know where the pitfalls are. I have two Bachelors degrees - in Chemistry and Nursing - so I also know how to surmount those pitfalls as well.

American History

I have an interest in American History - particularly the Revolutionary War, Reconstruction, and the American Labor movement.

Anatomy

I have a Bachelors in Nursing and 40 years of clinical nursing experience, which has required an extensive working knowledge of Anatomy.

Archaeology

I have two Bachelors degrees and have had an amateur interest in Archaeology all my life. I have a particular interest in Pre-Columbian cultures

Astronomy

I have a keen lifelong interest in all fields of science, particularly Astronomy.

ASVAB

I served 36 months in the Army. At that time the test was called the GT. I scored in the top 90th percentile. In addition to tutoring people in all the areas of the ASVAB, I am familiar with service life.

Biology

I am interested in all fields of life science, particularly Biology.

CBEST

I took an online CBEST test and passed it with no difficulty.

The math is just basic math similar to a GED and the Reading and Writing sections are no more difficult than the SAT, which I am already qualified for.

I am a retired RN with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Nursing, graduate work in Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Health Services Administration.

Chemistry

I have a B.A. (chem) from Stanislaus State. I can explain stoichiometry, atomic structure, inorganic and organic chemistry and most topics in chemistry. I also have 4 semesters of graduate work in Chemistry before I decided to go into Nursing instead.

My last student got an "A" on her final. You can too.

Classics

I have two bachelors degrees and have had a keen interest in the history of the classical era throughout my life. I am particularly interested in republican Rome and Hellenic subjects.

Ecology

I have a wide background in the physical and life sciences through my graduate coursework and reading. I can help you with tutoring in this area up through the baccalaureate level.

English

My SAT verbal scores were in the 90th percentile. I have 30 graduate credits in Health Services Administration requiring high standards of English composition.

European History

I am particularly interested in the Reformation and the Age of Enlightenment

GED

I am a retired RN with 4 years experience teaching English as a second language. I am also fluent in Spanish. My career in Nursing required extensive teaching experience in educating patients of different backgrounds.

Geography

I am interested in Geography and World Affairs.

Geology

I have four years' teaching experience and have had a keen lifelong interest in Geology, principally in Geochemistry, vulcanology, and plate tectonics.

Geometry

I have two Bachelors degrees (in Chemistry and in Nursing). I also have four years of teaching experience and have raised two kids. I understand the minds of a junior high school student as well as most adults and enjoy helping people learn things.

Grammar

I have two Bachelor's degrees. I also have 30 graduate credits in Health Services Administration requiring high standards of English composition.

GRE

I have graduate credit in both Chemistry and Health Services Administration. I have, thus, taken the GRE twice with best scores of 94th percentile verbal and 77th percentile math. I am familiar with test taking strategies as well.

Literature

Some of my favorite writers are Moliere, Shakespeare, Austen, Kipling, Cervantes, Neruda, and Turgenev.

MCAT

I have taken the MCAT 3 times and never scored less than the 90th percentile except in the math portion which I am not comfortable tutoring. I can make you stronger in all of the other sections, and perhaps even Math as well, as I have improved in that area as well. I have been an RN for forty years and have a good take on the medical profession and its requirements.

Microbiology

I have studied microbiology as part of my BS in Nursing. I have a working knowledge of the subject gained through 40 years of clinical nursing.

Nursing

I have a B.S.(Nurs) from Fresno State and 40 years of very varied experience in Nursing.

Organic Chemistry

I have a Bachelor's in Chemistry from Stanislaus State. I have an additional 30 semesters of graduate work in Chemistry from Fresno State and two years experience as a teaching assistant. My principal strengths are in nomenclature; aliphatic, aromatic and heterocyclic compounds; and functional groups. I am also conversant with organic synthesis and types of organic reactions.

Pharmacology

I have a Bachelors in Nursing and 40 years of clinical nursing experience which has required an extensive working knowledge of Pharmacology.

Physical Science

I have two Bachelors degrees in Chemistry and Nursing. I have had six years of teaching experience including two years as a teachers assistant at Fresno State's Chemistry Dept. I am well prepared to teach the basic principles of physics (motion, energy, gravity, etc.) chemistry (physical, theoretical, computational, and nuclear) and earth science ( geology, meteorology,oceanography, etc.) as well as how these disciplines reinforce each other.

Physiology

I have taken the medical school course in Physiology at SUNY, Buffalo. I have used Physiology constantly throughout my 40 year career in Nursing.

Prealgebra

I have two Bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and Nursing. I have four years' teaching experience and am well prepared to help students pass prealgebra.

Proofreading

I have 2 years of graduate work in Health Services Administration. I have four years teaching experience at Tomsk Polytechnical University,Russia where my duties also included proofreading their English materials. I am familiar with 4 major style manuals: Chicago, Turabiam, MLA, and APA .

PSAT

I took the PSAT in high school back in the day and scored above the 80th percentile rank. I currently tutor students in preparation for both the SAT and the ACT.

Reading

I have had four years teaching experience and earned two degrees in Nursing and Chemistry. Both fields require robust reading skills. I concentrate on teaching the "SQ3R" method of reading (Survey, Question,Read, Recite,Review) method of assimilating text. I can assist a basic student in developing skills in developing their phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.

Russian

I have 3 semesters of Russian study at the University level and a year of high school Russian. I have lived (with Russians, speaking Russian) during 4 school terms teaching English in Tomsk and Moscow from 2002 through 2006. My main strengths are in conversational Russian and reading, but I am serviceable in grammar and composition.

SAT Math

I scored in the 70th percentile of the SAT math section.

SAT Reading

I have two Bachelors degrees and have taken the SAT. I have 4 years teaching experience and I scored in the 90th percentile of the SAT writing and reading sections. I can assist the student in honing the skills required by the SAT critical reading section: vocabulary, sentence completion, as well as evaluation and comprehension of text passages.

SAT Writing

I have two Bachelors degrees and have taken the SAT. I have 4 years teaching experience and I scored in the 90th percentile of the SAT writing and reading sections.
I can familiarize and reinforce an applicant's ability in the multiple choice section of this test. I can also teach how to structure and refine the required 25 minute extemporaneous essay section.

Spanish

I have grown up in California. I have made it my business to become fluent in Spanish and have studied it two years. I have walked the Camino Frances and Via de la Plata in Spain using Spanish always.

Study Skills

I am competent to teach rote memorization, use of flashcards, condensing and summarizing techniques, and SQ3R methodology. My skills are best suited for college and graduate level students.

TOEFL

I have taught English to Russian students for 4 years.

Vocabulary

I have a robust vocabulary.

World History

I have two Bachelors degrees and four years of teaching experience. My C.V. has many courses in world history including the ancient, early modern, and contemporary eras. The authors who have most influenced me are, Spengler, Wells, Toynbee and Gibbon.

Writing

I have 30 credits of graduate work in Health Services Administration beyond my Bachelors in Nursing. I have had four years teaching experience. I am, thus, competent to teach intensive instruction in writing non-fiction, expository texts using academic discourse conventions.

Zoology

I have two Bachelors degrees and four years of teaching experience. My chemistry and nursing degrees have required extensive collateral work in Zoology among other life sciences. I am conversant with Evolutionary theory, comparative anatomy, animal, plant and microbial physiology, embryology,ecology, paleontology and molecular biology.

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Education

California State Univ Stanislaus

California State University Fresno (Graduate Coursework)

State University of New York, Buffalo (Graduate Coursework)

Knows how to listen Knows how to listen in English. Knows how to listen in Spanish. Knows how to listen in Russian. Thank you Martin. Looking forward to accomplish the goals. ...

— Sergio from Santa Rosa, CA on 10/18/12);

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