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Although I am an older tutor, I have 10 years of teaching experience at college preparatory schools and 20 years experience teaching at the junior college level and the university level. I worked in a private school during the last 8 years in which a quarter of the student body had learning differences ranging from dyslexia, dysgraphia, and attention deficit disorder. Many students also experienced organizational challenges too. I learned with the help of a learning specialist teaching methods to reach students with learning differences. I have considerable patience and the knack of finding alternative explanations to get a concept across.
My patience and optimism has made an impact on high school students, college students, and returning students. These are three testimonials:
These are excerpts from three emails at the end of a summer chemistry class at the College of San Mateo 2013.
This was written by a sophomore student attending Aragon High School in San Mateo
"Hello Dr. S.,
First off, I would like to thank you for this amazing summer class. Although it wan't something that I was excited about in the beginning, it quickly turned into a fun educational camp, if you will. Everything was fun and I just loved the spirit and energy you put into the class. I will surely miss you."
This was written by a sophomore student attending Hillsdale High School in San Mateo.
"Thanks for teaching the class! I learned a lot!"
This was written by a returning student interested in a career in pathology.
I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your class this summer semester and couldn't ask for a better instructor. I wish you all the best and would hope that we meet again in the coming semesters."
Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University
B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Washington
Great Tutor — Great tutor, extremely helpful and is able to explain the subject matter in a very simple way. She's always on time and excited to get started with the lesson matter. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning advanced chemistry. ...
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