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I entered the chemistry teaching field after earning my B.S. degree in Genetics from the University of California at Davis and served a farming community near Vandenberg Air Force Base in California until my second pregnancy resulted in twins. After my youngest daughters were born, we moved to Australia and then to Virginia to follow my husband's career while I stayed home with our children. I returned to teaching when my youngest daughters entered first grade, but found that our expectations differed. When the American Chemical Society offered me a job as a Senior Education Associate working with the Committee on Professional Training, I began writing, conducting surveys, and helping department chairs in undergraduate chemistry parade their programs across a national stage. It was exciting work and I adored the people I met, but my oldest daughter developed extensive medical issues and in February 2011, I left my position to support my family. My oldest daughter is entering high school next fall after a tumultuous middle school experience, and I believe she is now firmly set on the path to success. Our younger daughters have skipped a year in math and settled nicely into extended coursework in sixth grade. In the year that I have been at home, all three girls have also qualified for the gifted program in mathematics.
I excel at teaching stoichiometry, balancing equations, and helping students develop an understanding of the kinetic molecular theory. I have twelve years of chemistry teaching experience in both California and Virginia. My students averaged 97% and 98% on the Virginia Chemistry Standards of Learning Exam.
I have twelve years of experience in teaching math and science and I adapt quickly to various personal learning styles. I try to address the issues under the questions as much as the questions themselves. You can expect me to make recommendations on websites, apps, and podcasts that I think might benefit you. I know that I learn best when the information is structured so I try to do that for other people when I teach.
I taught high school chemistry for twelve years in both California and Virginia and I am comfortable tutoring in first year college chemistry. I am familiar with the Virginia Standards of Learning Exam in Chemistry and my students enjoyed a 98% passage rate. In teaching chemical principles, I employ a wide variety of learning strategies to accommodate different learning styles. Chemistry is based on logic and the only thing that should be memorized are the chemical symbols. If you are trying to memorize anything else, please contact me.
I taught chemistry in California for 10 years in a school that was 60% minority. Most of my students came from Mexico or Vietnam and many of them were ESL students. I have traveled in Mexico, Hong Kong, China, France, Germany, Switzerland, England, Thailand, Denmark, Fiji, and Taiwan and have been able to successfully communicate. Many of my former ESL students now work professionally.
Bachelor of Science (Genetics)
UC Davis (Graduate Coursework)
Sonoma State University (Graduate Coursework)
Great tutor! — She understands your needs and works around your schedule. She even helps you after your session through emails and phone. A great tutor who helped make chemistry fun, when I thought it was the worst subject ever. Definitely recommend her! She tweaks your brain to make all the stuff you learn in class easy and understandable. ...
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Raegen will travel within 3 miles of Rochester, MI 48309.
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