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Monica Z.

Arvada, CO

$40/hr

Patient and knowledgeable tutor at the ready!

Background check passed as of 3/21/13
Usually responds in about 4 hours

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I was a college professor for seven years and I have been a tutor for five years. I work with students of many ages, from tweens to adults, whether in or out of school.

I earned my bachelor's degree in biology and my doctorate in medicine (MD). I completed my residency and fellowship in laboratory medicine. I know that my real passion lies in being an educator. I started tutoring college students majoring in the health sciences, then I tutored middle and high school students in English and math. Finally, I was a college professor for seven years, teaching a variety of biology and math courses.

In our sessions I will listen hard to determine where the difficulties lie for you, so that I may concentrate my efforts there. I won't inflict prefabricated lectures on you.

My tutoring techniques include the Socratic method, word problems, quizzes, pedagogy, illustrations, and some good old drills. I may use any and all of these to help you get from where you are to where you want to be.

We will work together to increase your understanding. I want you to succeed!

Testimonials

"Very patient and good-humored"

- Cheryl, Denver, CO on 4/22/14
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Proofreading
Science:
Anatomy,
Biochemistry, Biology,
Physiology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology,
Prealgebra
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

In my seven years as a college professor, I taught a variety of math courses to students with a mix of educational backgrounds and learning styles. I composed the lectures and exams and graded all the homework. This in-depth exposure to their work made me very alert to the possible areas of confusion and frustration for students of math.

In addition, for five years I have tutored math to middle and high school students who were struggling and seeking help outside of school.

The algebra topics in which I have abundant teaching and tutoring experience are:
-solving equations & inequalities
-FOIL method
-factoring of polynomials
-word problems
-graphing equations & inequalities
-slope, y-intercept, x-intercept
-solving & graphing systems of equations & inequalities
-permutations
-combinations
-beginning probability
-beginning statistics

Anatomy

Earning my BS in biology included four years of wide-ranging coursework, studying the appearance, internal workings, and overall performance of all manner of life forms. My studies focused on animal biology.

Earning my MD involved four years of intense instruction and bedside training. There were hours of lecture, rigorous exams, extensive assessments, and demanding performance requirements.

Gross Anatomy was one of my first medical school courses. Making full use of the professors, the atlas (Go, Netter!), and the cadaver lab, I was able to take away comprehensive knowledge of the bones, muscles, nerves, vessels, and organs of the human body. I would be happy to help you study this material.

Biology

Earning my BS in biology included four years of wide-ranging coursework, studying the appearance, internal workings, and overall performance of all manner of life forms. My studies focused on animal biology.

Earning my MD involved four years of intense instruction and bedside training. There were hours of lecture, rigorous exams, extensive assessments, and demanding performance requirements.

In my seven years as a college professor, I taught a variety of biology courses to students with a mix of educational backgrounds and learning styles. I composed the lectures and exams and graded all the homework. This in-depth exposure to their work made me very alert to the possible areas of confusion and frustration for students of biology.

Prealgebra

In my seven years as a college professor, I taught a variety of math courses to students with a mix of educational backgrounds and learning styles. I composed the lectures and exams and graded all the homework. This in-depth exposure to their work made me very alert to the possible areas of confusion and frustration for students of math.

In addition, for five years I have tutored math to middle and high school students who were struggling and seeking help outside of school.

The prealgebra topics in which I have abundant teaching and tutoring experience are:
-fractions & decimals: add/subtract/multiply/divide
-word problems
-ratios & proportions
-distance/rate/time problems
-basic probability
-set theory

Univ of Minnesota
Univ of S Dakota School of Medicine
MD

Education

Univ of Minnesota

Univ of S Dakota School of Medicine (MD)

Very patient and good-humored — Monica is a lovely young woman, so smart. She is flexible, on time, and knowledgeable in many subjects. We love her. ...

— Cheryl, Denver, CO on 4/22/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Monica will travel within 30 miles of Arvada, CO 80004.


About Monica

I was a college professor for seven years and I have been a tutor for five years. I work with students of many ages, from tweens to adults, whether in or out of school.

I earned my bachelor's degree in biology and my doctorate in medicine (MD). I completed my residency and fellowship in laboratory medicine. I know that my real passion lies in being an educator. I started tutoring college students majoring in the health sciences, then I tutored middle and high school students in English and math. Finally, I was a college professor for seven years, teaching a variety of biology and math courses.

In our sessions I will listen hard to determine where the difficulties lie for you, so that I may concentrate my efforts there. I won't inflict prefabricated lectures on you.

My tutoring techniques include the Socratic method, word problems, quizzes, pedagogy, illustrations, and some good old drills. I may use any and all of these to help you get from where you are to where you want to be.

We will work together to increase your understanding. I want you to succeed!

Testimonials

"Very patient and good-humored"

- Cheryl, Denver, CO on 4/22/14
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Education

Univ of Minnesota
Univ of S Dakota School of Medicine
MD

Education

Univ of Minnesota

Univ of S Dakota School of Medicine (MD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Arvada, CO 80004

Monica’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Proofreading
Science:
Anatomy,
Biochemistry, Biology,
Physiology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology,
Prealgebra
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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.


Background Check Status for Monica Z.

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