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Maria C.

Longmont, CO

$50/hr

Dr. Maria - Biology Tutoring

Background check passed as of 1/19/14
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Dr. Maria - Biology Tutoring

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My name is Maria and I have a PhD in Biology. I currently work part time as a researcher at CU in Boulder but always enjoyed teaching and have missed it since I stopped. I have a lot of experience teaching biology courses at the college level and am very confident that I can help students at any level of biology to improve their understanding of the subject. At CU I have taught general biology, non-majors biology and genetics. While most of my professional experience has been teaching at the college level I have spent a lot of time teaching elementary children science topics on a volunteer basis. I started a science program at my children's elementary school where I come into the classrooms and teach various scientific topics ranging from basic physics to the scientific method. Through this experience I have found that I have a knack for relating difficult scientific concepts to young people in a way that they can understand and enjoy. I really enjoy teaching to young people and believe that science can be taught in a way that that makes it fun and exciting. Please contact me and I'll give your student a solid understanding, foundation and interest in biology that will stay with them for a lifetime!

Testimonials

"Saved my EBIO grade and made me interested in the material!"

- Alie, Louisville, CO on 9/25/13

"Incredibly Enthusiastic!"

- Jessica, Louisville, CO on 9/20/13

"Excellent"

- David, Calabasas, CA on 1/10/13

"Maria was excellent!"

- Kimberly, Cabot, AR on 9/11/12
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Prealgebra
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics,
Physical Science, Zoology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology,
Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
Prealgebra
Test Preparation:
ACT Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have always enjoyed and been strong in math. While in college and graduate school I tutored and number of people in college algebra with great success. In my experience math students rarely don't understand the topics as they come up, they simply get the wrong answer in the end. Most of the time this is caused by minor errors in easy calculations rather than a misunderstanding of principles. I'm confident I can help you get through your math fears!

Biology

I have a PhD in biology and can help any student at any level of most biological disciplines. My dissertation focussed on evolutionary ecology and population genetics and today I am a evolutionary developmental biologist. I have taught many classes at the college level including general biology, genetics, conservation biology and non-majors biology. I also have extensive research experience in molecular biology and genetics. Contact me and I'll help you with your biology!

Elementary (K-6th)

Tutoring elementary children involves being able to coach them on numerous subjects including math, reading, grammar, social studies and sciences. I believe I have enough general education to be a help to any elementary student in any of these subjects. I have quite a lot of experience working with children. I have 2 children of my own who attend a school where parent volunteerism in the classroom is a critical component of their early education. I have volunteered in 1-2 classes per month (and sometimes more frequently) for the last 5 years and so have worked with children in first through fifth grade individually and in small groups covering subjects like reading, math, social studies and science. In addition, I have developed a science program in my children's elementary school, during which I present a science topic to the class which was followed by hands on experiments and exercises to help demonstrate the topic to the children. Our group of volunteers did this on a monthly basis for every grade level in the school. I developed all of the curriculum and experiments for these "science days". While all of my experience with elementary age children was on a voluntary basis I have many, many hours of experience working with children in first through fifth grade.

Genetics

I have taken the following as an undergraduate and graduate student: general genetics, molecular genetics, evolutionary genetics, population genetics, molecular genetic techniques, molecular evolution and ecology and theoretical population genetics. I have taught the genetics portion of general biology as well as general genetics at CU Boulder. In addition I have worked in population genetics as well as molecular genetics laboratories for many years including currently.

University of South Florida
Biology
University of South Florida
PhD

Education

University of South Florida (Biology)

University of South Florida (PhD)

Saved my EBIO grade and made me interested in the material! — Maria is amazing! I literally knew absolutely nothing about biology when I first met up with her. She has patiently taught me everything I needed to know for my CU-Boulder EBIO class. Without Maria I would without a question be failing this class. Not only is she is extremely knowledgeable in biology, she's also extremely patient with me which I can't express how much I appreciate. It's hard to fi ...

— Alie, Louisville, CO on 9/25/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maria will travel within 20 miles of Longmont, CO 80503.


About Maria

My name is Maria and I have a PhD in Biology. I currently work part time as a researcher at CU in Boulder but always enjoyed teaching and have missed it since I stopped. I have a lot of experience teaching biology courses at the college level and am very confident that I can help students at any level of biology to improve their understanding of the subject. At CU I have taught general biology, non-majors biology and genetics. While most of my professional experience has been teaching at the college level I have spent a lot of time teaching elementary children science topics on a volunteer basis. I started a science program at my children's elementary school where I come into the classrooms and teach various scientific topics ranging from basic physics to the scientific method. Through this experience I have found that I have a knack for relating difficult scientific concepts to young people in a way that they can understand and enjoy. I really enjoy teaching to young people and believe that science can be taught in a way that that makes it fun and exciting. Please contact me and I'll give your student a solid understanding, foundation and interest in biology that will stay with them for a lifetime!

Testimonials

"Saved my EBIO grade and made me interested in the material!"

- Alie, Louisville, CO on 9/25/13

"Incredibly Enthusiastic!"

- Jessica, Louisville, CO on 9/20/13

"Excellent"

- David, Calabasas, CA on 1/10/13

"Maria was excellent!"

- Kimberly, Cabot, AR on 9/11/12
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Education

University of South Florida
Biology
University of South Florida
PhD

Education

University of South Florida (Biology)

University of South Florida (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Longmont, CO 80503

Maria’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Prealgebra
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics,
Physical Science, Zoology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology,
Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
Prealgebra
Test Preparation:
ACT Science

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.


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