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Steve L.

Jefferson City, MO

$30/hr

I am happy to help with your math and science needs!

Background check passed as of 10/3/14
Usually responds in about 3 days

I am happy to help with your math and science needs!

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I have previously tutored and been a teaching assistant at the university level in the field of biology. During my undergraduate career, I was a teaching assistant for Embryology for a semester and during my graduate career, I was a tutor for a year in Medical Physiology. I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Biology with a concentration in Medical Sciences. I am happy to assist students from the high school level and beyond.

My primary method as a tutor is to first meet you where you are at with the material and go from there. I have preferred to work one-on-one, so that as the student, you are free ask any and all questions you wish without any interruptions from others. Please let me know a little ahead of time what you would desire to go over so I can review it beforehand and make sure your time is used most efficiently with me.

I can also assist with general study skills with the higher level science courses, as I myself had to try out many different methods as a student to become successful. I will be happy to tutor over Skype, as well as drive (but which I can unfortunately do only for people within a 10 mile radius of me). Please let me know what makes you feel more comfortable, and I will be happy to assist you the best I can with your academic endeavors!

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Prealgebra
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science,
MCAT

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Science

I feel like my training for the MCAT has helped me understand how the ACT Science section works.

Algebra 1

With the math required for me to do well on the MCAT, I needed to have a good grasp of Algebra, and I have found it useful throughout my medical subjects. It definitely aids in reasoning, and pays off in other ways outside of the mathematical realm. I still use it everyday!

Anatomy

I took Gross Anatomy while getting my Master's in Medical Sciences. I have had to work with cadavers, as well as models and illustrations. The pace that my program learned Gross Anatomy is said by many of its graduates to be even more intense than some medical schools.

Biology

I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology, as well as a Master of Science in Medical Sciences. Biology is my forte!

Chemistry

I received an A in both General Chemistry I and II as an undergraduate student. I was not a chemistry major, but I still have a strong grasp of the fundamentals of this subject. This fundamental understanding has been what allows me to still solve problems even years after taking these classes.

Genetics

I have taken courses in Virology, Human Heredity, Genetics, and Genomics, all where I have had much exposure to this field.

MCAT

I took the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) in August of 2012 and received a 31Q composite score (79th-83rd percentile). In my time spent studying for this difficult exam, I used various resources from different test prep companies (Chad's Videos, Princeton Review, Kaplan, Berkeley Review, and ExamKrackers). My vast experience with all of these companies allows me to assist students in finding what type of test preparation would be most helpful to them. With my knowledge of the test, I can tailor a plan to help you ace it!

Nutrition

My background in Biology, as well as my research during my undergraduate career, give me a good edge in Nutrition. My research was on IGF-1 signaling, which has implications on both cancer and diabetes. I recently had an article published in the journal of Experimental Physiology by the title of "Ataxia telangiectasia mutated impacts insulin-like growth factor 1 signaling in skeletal muscle." I have taken a joy in delving into food science.

Organic Chemistry

I have my Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Biology - Medical Sciences. Organic chemistry is required for successful completion of these degrees. Organic chemistry is also continuously used in higher level courses.

I have scored a 12 in the biological sciences section of the MCAT which contains both organic chemistry and biology. This score represents the 95th percentile of all MCAT test takers. Over the years, I have continued to provide advice for students in the subject of organic chemistry as they march on through their pre-medical courses.

Physiology

I received an A in Medical Physiology while getting my Master's in Medical Sciences, and have also tutored Physiology for 2 semesters to graduate and undergraduate level students. I took the subject in undergraduate as well, so I have been exposed to the material twice, but at an even more rigorous level in graduate school. With my experience in tutoring this subject, I have been able to see many difficulties that people have with complex topics and helped them work through their struggles.

Prealgebra

Pre-algebra is the type of math that I use the most on a daily basis. After realizing that many problems can be reduced to ratios, it makes the subject much less intimidating. It really helps with your number sense, and I have found it useful throughout my entire academic career.

Saint Louis University
Mississippi College
Master's

Education

Saint Louis University

Mississippi College (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steve will travel within 30 miles of Jefferson City, MO 65109.


About Steve

I have previously tutored and been a teaching assistant at the university level in the field of biology. During my undergraduate career, I was a teaching assistant for Embryology for a semester and during my graduate career, I was a tutor for a year in Medical Physiology. I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Biology with a concentration in Medical Sciences. I am happy to assist students from the high school level and beyond.

My primary method as a tutor is to first meet you where you are at with the material and go from there. I have preferred to work one-on-one, so that as the student, you are free ask any and all questions you wish without any interruptions from others. Please let me know a little ahead of time what you would desire to go over so I can review it beforehand and make sure your time is used most efficiently with me.

I can also assist with general study skills with the higher level science courses, as I myself had to try out many different methods as a student to become successful. I will be happy to tutor over Skype, as well as drive (but which I can unfortunately do only for people within a 10 mile radius of me). Please let me know what makes you feel more comfortable, and I will be happy to assist you the best I can with your academic endeavors!


Education

Saint Louis University
Mississippi College
Master's

Education

Saint Louis University

Mississippi College (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Jefferson City, MO 65109

Steve’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Prealgebra
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science,
MCAT

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.


Background Check Status for Steve L.

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