Search 72,672 tutors
FIND TUTORS
Over 700 tutoring hours

Amanda R.

Lexington, KY

$35/hr

Lexington KY Tutor Available for Elementary to College Level Aid

Background check passed as of 12/12/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Lexington KY Tutor Available for Elementary to College Level Aid

Message Amanda

Send Amanda a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Amanda or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

Greetings students and parents! My name is Amanda, and I am a senior working towards my bachelors in chemistry with minors in philosophy and mathematics at the University of Kentucky here in Lexington. I am offering my services as a tutor in a wide variety of classes depending on the age and needs of the student(s).

I have performed volunteer tutoring for both young children and peers for over six years. My experience has ranged from elementary level coursework in spelling, reading comprehension, and basic science and math through high school level English, chemistry, history, anatomy, biology, geometry and calculus. I have also given tutoring in college entry level chemistry, biology, English, and math courses and organic chemistry(CHE 105-107 through CHE 230). As needed, I have also tutored in computers, particularly Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

While my specialty lies in the sciences, I am adept in a number of courses and general subjects. I graduated salutatorian from my high school class in 2008 with 15 hours of college credit prior to entering the University of Kentucky: six hours in English, three in calculus, three in statistics, and three in US government. Upon my final taking of the ACT, I received a 36 in the reading and a 35 in the language portions.

In regards to my work with children, I have tutored in a variety of topics, though the focus was generally with math, reading, and spelling/grammar. These students were typically in first through fourth grade and were taught both individually and in small groups (3-5 students). While I am accustomed to tutoring younger children at home, it is up to the parent(s) to determine where they would be most comfortable completing the lessons (be that at home, at a public location such as the library, and so on).

Please feel free to refer to my subjects list for details on what services I offer.

Regardless of the age of the student, I prefer to take the first meeting as time to get to know the student (and parents) and observe how the student studies and works on problems in the difficult subjects. Experience has shown me that a level of trust must be built between student and tutor before a student (especially younger children) becomes more receptive to teaching methods, and the first few meetings are crucial for this development. I also tend to take notes as needed so that I can mark core problem areas and determine the best course of action for later lessons.

I believe that everyone learns in different ways, and as a tutor it is my responsibility to watch and adapt so that I may reach a student in the manner that best suits their learning methods. In explaining a problem, generally I will use examples either from their own textbook or those found online and work through the problem step by step, detailing my thought process to the student as I reach the conclusion. In doing so, I hope to point out similarities in problem types and key problem solving steps that tend to be the same with those types. Then I have the student repeat the process back to me with a number of practice problems. I do this because I believe that the most important way to solidify knowledge is to share and teach it. In this way I have the student 'teach' me how they do the problem, explaining to me his or her thought process and steps. This also allows me to more specifically point out any misunderstandings and make corrections as needed. If time permits, I prefer to look over the actual homework problems and be present with the student as he/she works on some of the given set, having the student again explain the problem to me as it is worked. If requested, I am comfortable with finding and making my own problem sets for a student out of their textbook or from online sources in order to encourage more practice and hammer down tougher concepts.

If a student and the parents (if applicable) are comfortable, I also like to keep a small list detailing the grades of the homework sets, quizzes, and tests made throughout the time tutoring. This allows me as a tutor to see if my methods are working and where I can improve as needed. Also, it serves as an excellent means to boost student confidence in seeing how progress is being made and a better understanding of the material is being reached. This is completely optional.

I hope that I can be of service! I've always had a passion for learning and a desire to help others find that passion as well. Best of luck to all of you in your studies!

Testimonials

"Amazing Tutor with a Serious and Professional Style"

- Liz, Lexington, KY on 8/15/14

"Awesome tutor"

- Susan, Lexington, KY on 9/10/13

"Happy to have found her"

- Pam, Lexington, KY on 2/14/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Organic Chemistry,
Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Economics, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Handwriting, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Economics, ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Statistics

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.

Organic Chemistry

As a chemistry major, I've studied both organic 1 and 2 from the University of Kentucky. I also completed both of the associated labs and the advanced organic lab. My focus on tutoring involves developing a deeper understanding of the mechanisms and aiding with memorization as needed. If student owns a 3D model kit, I will also incorporate this into the explanations (particularly helpful for understanding stereochemistry, chirality, etc.)

Amanda’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Amanda. View all of Amanda’s resources

In order to solve for "a - (1/a)" (or "(a-1)/a" as what you have can be read either way), you must first know the value of a. To do this, the equation a^2 - 4a - 1 = 0 must be solved for a. To solve for a in this quadratic equation, we can do one of two things. Solve...

First, we check to see if there is anything that can be done within the parenthesis (remember PEMDAS). Since there isn't, we move to distributing everything on both sides of the equation. 0.1(w + 0.5) + 0.2w = 0.2(w - 0.4) 0.1(w) + 0.1(0.5) + 0.2w = 0.2(w) + 0.2(-0.4)...

University of Kentucky
Chemistry

Education

University of Kentucky (Chemistry)

Amazing Tutor with a Serious and Professional Style — Amanda helped my son in every possible way this past summer to ensure graduation from UK. Amanda was flexible, always available and so helpful. Amanda is a gifted writer, a phenomenal listener, and an excellent planner. Amanda is reliable and easy to communicate with as needed. We had many open and honest conversations which was wonderful and benefited all involved. I highly recommend Amanda! ...

— Liz, Lexington, KY on 8/15/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Cancellation fee: No charge with advanced notice, 50% of total fee charged otherwise. Group rate: 3 or more students get 10% discount off total fee per session.

Travel policy

Amanda will travel within 30 miles of Lexington, KY 40504.


About Amanda

Greetings students and parents! My name is Amanda, and I am a senior working towards my bachelors in chemistry with minors in philosophy and mathematics at the University of Kentucky here in Lexington. I am offering my services as a tutor in a wide variety of classes depending on the age and needs of the student(s).

I have performed volunteer tutoring for both young children and peers for over six years. My experience has ranged from elementary level coursework in spelling, reading comprehension, and basic science and math through high school level English, chemistry, history, anatomy, biology, geometry and calculus. I have also given tutoring in college entry level chemistry, biology, English, and math courses and organic chemistry(CHE 105-107 through CHE 230). As needed, I have also tutored in computers, particularly Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

While my specialty lies in the sciences, I am adept in a number of courses and general subjects. I graduated salutatorian from my high school class in 2008 with 15 hours of college credit prior to entering the University of Kentucky: six hours in English, three in calculus, three in statistics, and three in US government. Upon my final taking of the ACT, I received a 36 in the reading and a 35 in the language portions.

In regards to my work with children, I have tutored in a variety of topics, though the focus was generally with math, reading, and spelling/grammar. These students were typically in first through fourth grade and were taught both individually and in small groups (3-5 students). While I am accustomed to tutoring younger children at home, it is up to the parent(s) to determine where they would be most comfortable completing the lessons (be that at home, at a public location such as the library, and so on).

Please feel free to refer to my subjects list for details on what services I offer.

Regardless of the age of the student, I prefer to take the first meeting as time to get to know the student (and parents) and observe how the student studies and works on problems in the difficult subjects. Experience has shown me that a level of trust must be built between student and tutor before a student (especially younger children) becomes more receptive to teaching methods, and the first few meetings are crucial for this development. I also tend to take notes as needed so that I can mark core problem areas and determine the best course of action for later lessons.

I believe that everyone learns in different ways, and as a tutor it is my responsibility to watch and adapt so that I may reach a student in the manner that best suits their learning methods. In explaining a problem, generally I will use examples either from their own textbook or those found online and work through the problem step by step, detailing my thought process to the student as I reach the conclusion. In doing so, I hope to point out similarities in problem types and key problem solving steps that tend to be the same with those types. Then I have the student repeat the process back to me with a number of practice problems. I do this because I believe that the most important way to solidify knowledge is to share and teach it. In this way I have the student 'teach' me how they do the problem, explaining to me his or her thought process and steps. This also allows me to more specifically point out any misunderstandings and make corrections as needed. If time permits, I prefer to look over the actual homework problems and be present with the student as he/she works on some of the given set, having the student again explain the problem to me as it is worked. If requested, I am comfortable with finding and making my own problem sets for a student out of their textbook or from online sources in order to encourage more practice and hammer down tougher concepts.

If a student and the parents (if applicable) are comfortable, I also like to keep a small list detailing the grades of the homework sets, quizzes, and tests made throughout the time tutoring. This allows me as a tutor to see if my methods are working and where I can improve as needed. Also, it serves as an excellent means to boost student confidence in seeing how progress is being made and a better understanding of the material is being reached. This is completely optional.

I hope that I can be of service! I've always had a passion for learning and a desire to help others find that passion as well. Best of luck to all of you in your studies!

Testimonials

"Amazing Tutor with a Serious and Professional Style"

- Liz, Lexington, KY on 8/15/14

"Awesome tutor"

- Susan, Lexington, KY on 9/10/13

"Happy to have found her"

- Pam, Lexington, KY on 2/14/13
}

Education

University of Kentucky
Chemistry

Education

University of Kentucky (Chemistry)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Cancellation fee: No charge with advanced notice, 50% of total fee charged otherwise. Group rate: 3 or more students get 10% discount off total fee per session.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Lexington, KY 40504

Amanda’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Organic Chemistry,
Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Economics, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Handwriting, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Economics, ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Statistics

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.


Amanda’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Amanda. View all of Amanda’s resources

In order to solve for "a - (1/a)" (or "(a-1)/a" as what you have can be read either way), you must first know the value of a. To do this, the equation a^2 - 4a - 1 = 0 must be solved for a. To solve for a in this quadratic equation, we can do one of two things. Solve...

First, we check to see if there is anything that can be done within the parenthesis (remember PEMDAS). Since there isn't, we move to distributing everything on both sides of the equation. 0.1(w + 0.5) + 0.2w = 0.2(w - 0.4) 0.1(w) + 0.1(0.5) + 0.2w = 0.2(w) + 0.2(-0.4)...


Background Check Status for Amanda R.

Amanda R. passed a background check on 12/12/14. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

After sending a message to Amanda, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.