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Duncan H.

Boulder, CO

$45/hr

College-level Math and Science Tutor

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Background check passed as of 1/23/15
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University of Colorado, Boulder
Biochemistry, MCD Biology, Psychology

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder (Biochemistry, MCD Biology, Psychology)

About Duncan

Hello, my name is Duncan. I am an educator with over 9 years experience in a wealth of settings and topics. In my teaching approach, I value patience, honesty, and mutual understanding above all. Although my top priority is to accomplish what my students want--whether that's better grades or a better understanding of a topic--I always aspire to make the teaching process engaging and enjoyable. Whether it's help with homework, studying for tests, or just sating one's natural curiosity, I've done it all and would be delighted to assist more new students.

I have over 9 years experience as a tutor and instructor in a wealth of contexts. I've taught math, science, reading, and writing skills across many subjects, many of them at a post-baccalaureate level. I have extensive experience working with students from ages 7 to 70, but I've started to move toward tutoring high-achieving high school, college, and adult students. I have extensive experience working with students with learning disabilities, but I've come to prefer working with serious, self-motivated students who need support with more challenging material. Presently, I also work for the Kaplan Education Company as an MCAT, GRE, and GMAT tutor, so I must disclose that I am NOT available for any standardized test assistance of any nature. I've had an intellectual bent since childhood and my career goals include graduate work in philosophy, medicine, and law and the ways in which these disciplines intersect.

My education:
I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 2011, having completed 3 majors in:
+Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
+Biochemistry
+Psychology
+Minors: Chemistry, Philosophy
+Undergraduate Certificate of Completion awarded by the Neuroscience program at CU for interdisciplinary breadth and academic excellence regarding neuroscience

Resume/CV available upon request:
If you would like a copy of my resume to better understand my professional history, feel free to send me an email. I can't disclose any of my contact information until you've filed payment information, but I can at least provide you with an account of my professional background.
Hello, my name is Duncan. I am an educator with over 9 years experience in a wealth of settings and topics. In my teaching approach, I value patience, honesty, and mutual understanding above all. Although my top priority is to accomplish what my students want--whether that's better grades or a better understanding of a topic--I always aspire to… Read more

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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Boulder, CO 80302
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Algebra 1

I have been tutoring and teaching high school level Algebra 1 for over 9 years. I have extensive experience helping students learn new material, finish homework, and study for tests.

Algebra 2

I have been responsible for helping students complete both semesters of Algebra 2 in various settings over the last 9 years. I have extensive experience teaching new material, as well as helping with homework and studying for tests.

Biochemistry

I have taken significant course material (a full year of Biochemistry and a full year of Physical Chemistry with Biological Applications) at an upper-division college level to complete my major in Biochemistry at CU Boulder. Additionally, I am currently teaching to the new biochemistry curriculum released by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) for the MCAT 2015.

Biology

I completed extensive biology coursework in the process of earning my degree from CU Boulder. I am also familiar with the standard curriculum of high school and undergraduate college level material. I proctored high school biology classes every summer for the last 7 years, and worked as a Teaching Assistant for CU Boulder's flagship Neuroscience program. I have also taught numerous high school anatomy classes, led live hands-on dissections on anatomical specimens, and I will continue to teach material about human physiology, and cellular and molecular biology in my classes.

Chemistry

In the process of completing my major in Biochemistry at CU Boulder, I completed the year-long basic chemistry sequence, a full year or organic chemistry, a full year of upper division physical chemistry (with biochemical applications), and a full year of graduate level biochemistry classes, eventually earning a minor in Chemistry. I have proctored chemistry classes at a high school level in summer classes several times over the last 8 years, and I currently tutor several students in this topic.

Genetics

I have taken numerous classes (including Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Biology of the Cancer Cell, Immunology, and Developmental Biology) at a college level. I have had extensive practice with genetics concepts and considerable experience teaching the material to others in a variety of contexts.

Geometry

I have tutored students in high-school-level geometry in many contexts over the last 8 years, and helped students learn new material, finish their homework from school, and study for tests in this subject.

Microbiology

I have completed intensive coursework in several of the core areas of microbiology (Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Immunology, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience). I also worked on an independent research project in a biochemistry lab at CU Boulder, doing work concerning the biochemical mechanisms underlying the evolution of bacterial proteins. I also teach on a wide variety of microbiology topics and their applications in my classes.

Organic Chemistry

I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Biochemistry, and took the full year-long organic chemistry sequence as necessary to fulfill the major's requirements. I ended up finishing the second semester of the class with one of the highest grades of the section, and continued to use these skills in upper division biochemistry classes, my research experience in the biochemistry department, and various teaching jobs. I currently tutor a few students in both semesters of college-level organic chemistry, and I teach organic chemistry material in my classes.

Philosophy

I have a broad background in the study of western philosophy (Ancient - Modern, esp. 19th and 20th Century Europe), though I am always trying to expand my knowledge base by reading from authors from a variety of backgrounds, be they eastern, western, modern, or ancient. I received a minor in Philosophy (39 credit hours total) from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and spent nearly 5 years working with Professor Ajume Wingo at CU Boulder developing presentations, teaching about philosophical works, and researching and writing about related topics (mostly social and political philosophy).

Physics

I have completed and have had some experience tutoring introductory calculus-based physics. Physics, and especially its applications to chemical and biological contexts, is also an integral component of the classes I am presently teaching.

Precalculus

Over 9 years experience tutoring and teaching math, esp. algebra I through pre-calculus. Considerable experience with college-level Algebra and remedial math classes, as well. I have been educated through Calculus/Analytic Geometry III (multivariable calculus) at CU Boulder.

Psychology

I have taken substantial course material (including General Psychology, Social Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychopathology, and the History of Psychology) at a college level for my major in Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I am especially knowledgeable about topics relating to neuroscience and biological psychology. I am also presently studying and teaching about many aspects of behavioral science and research design and execution.

Trigonometry

Experience teaching, tutoring trigonometry topics both at a high school level, and a college physics and algebra II level. Currently also teaching about trigonometric functions and their mathematical and physical applications and properties.

University of Colorado, Boulder
Biochemistry, MCD Biology, Psychology

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder (Biochemistry, MCD Biology, Psychology)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Duncan will travel within 12 miles of Boulder, CO 80302.

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