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Dina G.

Farmington, MI

$50/hr

adjunct college professor tutors math and science

Usually responds in about 10 hours

adjunct college professor tutors math and science

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I am an adjunct college professor and teach Chemistry and Biology at several local community colleges. I have also taught sciences at high-school level. I hold a master of science degree in Biochemistry from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a master of arts in secondary science education from Wayne State University. I have about four years of tutoring experience and I have accumulated many worksheets and exercises during the years that I taught and I can bring them to my lessons. I can prepare you for the MCATS as well.

Testimonials

"Great first session"

- Glenda, West Bloomfield, MI on 10/7/12
Dina replied on 10/8/2012

Thank you Glenda. Your daughter is a very intelligent young lady and I look forward to our future lessons together.

"Positive Experience / Positive Outcome"

- Terrie, Warren, MI on 6/22/12

"Patient and knowledgeable!"

- Terri, Livonia, MI on 6/9/12

"Great tutor"

- Jagath, Novi, MI on 3/26/12
Dina replied on 3/27/2012

Thank you Jagath. I enjoy tutoring your daughter. She is very intelligent and pays so much attention to all the details. I wish her the best.

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
English:
TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science,
Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics,
Geology, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Physiology
Language:
Farsi,
TOEFL
Music:
Piano
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology,
Chemistry,
Geometry, Physics, Piano, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
TOEFL

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.

ACT Math

I am trained in the different subsections of ACT math including algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry trigonometry and logic. I have a pool of questions that I have from each subsections and I will work with my students to master each part.

ACT Science

There are three types of passages on the ACT science test: Data representation, research summary and conflicting view points. The questions address three different levels of reasoning namely understanding, analysis and generalization. I will work with my students on how to analyze the data given in each passage and eliminate the obviously wrong answers and chose the right answers.

Biology

I teach Biology with hands-on methods. I bring my microscope and set of slides to my lessons or bring the string simulation of chromosomes for my students to help them follow the movement of chromosomes through the different stages of mitosis and meiosis.

Chemistry

I have many worksheets or test questions that I have prepared for my classes and these are available to my students when I tutor them. I emphasize on understanding the concepts. For example I have one mole of Al and Zn and Fe and I bring my scale to my lessons and have my students determine the masses of one mole of these metals to understand the mole concept.

Farsi

Farsi is my native language. I was born in Tehran and attended high-school through the age of 15 (tenth grade) there. I taught Farsi to my both sons in the Persian school in Ann Arbor and West Bloomfield. I have the book and all the materials to teach Farsi to English speaking students through fifth grade.

Genetics

I have a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry and and teach Chemistry and Biology in several community colleges. I have worksheets that I have prepared for my classes on the subject of Mendelian genetics and beyond, meaning sex-linked inheritance, co-dominance, incomplete dominance, pleitropy, epistasis, polygenic inheritance. I also have several pedigree analysis problems that I offer my students to understand the genetic pattern in a family.

California State University Northridge, CSUN
Chemistry
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Master's
Wayne State Unversity
MEd

Education

California State University Northridge, CSUN (Chemistry)

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Master's)

Wayne State Unversity (MEd)

Great first session — Today was my daughter's first tutor session. Dina is very knowledgeable in the area of chemistry. She covered the topics my daughter needed help with; and she is very nice. Looking forward to future sessions. ...

— Glenda, West Bloomfield, MI on 10/7/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dina will travel within 25 miles of Farmington, MI 48335.


About Dina

I am an adjunct college professor and teach Chemistry and Biology at several local community colleges. I have also taught sciences at high-school level. I hold a master of science degree in Biochemistry from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a master of arts in secondary science education from Wayne State University. I have about four years of tutoring experience and I have accumulated many worksheets and exercises during the years that I taught and I can bring them to my lessons. I can prepare you for the MCATS as well.

Testimonials

"Great first session"

- Glenda, West Bloomfield, MI on 10/7/12
Dina replied on 10/8/2012

Thank you Glenda. Your daughter is a very intelligent young lady and I look forward to our future lessons together.

"Positive Experience / Positive Outcome"

- Terrie, Warren, MI on 6/22/12

"Patient and knowledgeable!"

- Terri, Livonia, MI on 6/9/12

"Great tutor"

- Jagath, Novi, MI on 3/26/12
Dina replied on 3/27/2012

Thank you Jagath. I enjoy tutoring your daughter. She is very intelligent and pays so much attention to all the details. I wish her the best.

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Education

California State University Northridge, CSUN
Chemistry
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Master's
Wayne State Unversity
MEd

Education

California State University Northridge, CSUN (Chemistry)

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Master's)

Wayne State Unversity (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Farmington, MI 48335

Dina’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
English:
TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science,
Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics,
Geology, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Physiology
Language:
Farsi,
TOEFL
Music:
Piano
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology,
Chemistry,
Geometry, Physics, Piano, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
TOEFL

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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