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I believe that tutoring should be done with a goal in mind. It should be a choice that the student makes not the parent and should not be a stressful event. I enjoy working with teenagers and I also enjoy science and math. I teach thinking skills, organizational skills, and help students learn to ask for what they need to succeed.
I have an undergraduate degree in physics from Carnegie Mellon University and a masters in molecular genetics and biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. I have been tutoring for 18 years in both math and science.
I have been playing basketball since I was 9. I played in high school and in college. I am patient and can help with dribbling, passing, and shooting.
I love to cook and baking in particular, I can make cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and other treats. My specialty is making pies from scratch.
I have helped children as young as 6 with both reading comprehension and mathematical concepts. Young learners are more eager to learn new concepts but often have not learned logic or working with multiple steps to answer problems. I like to help this age group prepare for what they will study in high school.
I have taken linear algebra and quantum theory and mathematical methods of physics. I am familiar with modeling data, matrix algebra, and probability and combinatorics. I realize that finite math is the left overs that are not part of calculus. I feel I have tutored students in these areas that often was not labeled as finite math.
I have a masters in molecular genetics and I worked with papilloma viral DNA. My master's thesis was in computational structural determination.
I have worked with children with IEP's and 504 plans who had ADHD, autism, or aspberger's. I consider myself a patient person and understand the additional resources required for students with special needs
I give my students study skills that helped me to achieve two technical degrees. I help them to use other sources of information. I also assess the student's note taking techniques and help the student to be efficient in studying for tests.
The Best of the Best — Amy worked with my daughter for the past 6 weeks to prepare her to take the final 2 Praxis II exams she needed to pass for her education certification. Amy was immediately was able to identify several weak areas that had not been found by my daughter's other tutors. My daughter has learning disabilities and qualified for extra time on the tests, a reader, and other accommodations and has struggled ...
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