I am a 46-year-old Iowa native residing in Omaha,NE. I have taught college Chemistry for 4 years and ESL (English as a second language) for 7. U.S. Tutoring experience includes college-level Chemistry (in the U.S) and English (in South Korea).
n Korea, I provided 1:1 and group in-home tutoring to ESL students ages 7 - adult. Chemistry tutoring in the U.S. was usually conducted in available classrooms or laboratories because I taught college students who generally lived on campus. However, I see no obstacles to in-home chemistry tutoring.
My undergraduate major (Dakota Wesleyan University - B.Sc. 1989) was in Biology, with minors in Chemistry and English. I attended graduate school, first in Biochemistry, then in Organometallic Chemistry for 3 years at Tulane University in New Orleans (1989-1990 and 1994 -1996), where I was published once in the "Journal of Chemical Crystallography."
I worked as General and Physiological Chemistry lab instructor at Dillard University, also in New Orleans, from
1990 - 1994. During the summer sessions I taught General Chemistry courses. While working at Dillard, I also tutored students from Tulane University, The University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College.
When tutoring, I follow the following steps: 1. Gather information about a prospective tutee, such as name, age, educational background, location, time(s) available.
2. If tutoring is feasible (this is usually a travel distance and/or scheduling issue), request the name of the text the student is using; the chapter he or she is currently studying; and knowledge of the exam schedule.
3.Determine what the student specifically is having the most trouble with; schedule a session (in-home, at school, in a library room, etc.).
4. Prepare for a session by familiarizing myself with student's text book, and, if possible, past exams and homework.
5. Meet with the parent(s) (non-tertiary level students) to cover my strategy, and begin working with the student.
I welcome any inquiries.
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