I have a bachelor's degree and PhD in Chemical Engineering as well as a teaching license for high school chemistry and physics. I have tutored students in math and science from 4th grade through adults. I've taught high school chemistry, physics, physical science, and electricity. I've also taught college courses in engineering and math. In addition to teaching, I have worked as a chemical engineer in product and process development, in the food industry and with chemical processing.
I am particularly good at helping students understand difficult concepts through a combination of plain English, drawings, and concrete, everyday examples. I can help you learn how to decipher word problems! I know that when a student struggles with something, it's important to find out what their individual problem is. That's why I love to work one on one with students--it's exciting to see the progress someone can make with individual attention.
I know how math and science can be applied in daily life and industry, so I can help students connect what they're learning with the "real" world.
The state of Minnesota uses its own system of testing--the MTLE--for teacher licensure. WyzAnt does not have a separate certification category for this. I can help with preparation for the math basic skills test and chemistry, physics, or physical science content and pedagogy, as well as strategies for reading and interpreting reading passages, figures, graphs, and questions for other areas.
Sometimes people assume someone with a PhD will just talk over their head. I've certainly met some who think that's how they show how smart they are. I think if you really understand something, you ought to be able to explain the guts of it to a 6 year old.
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