*** Due to increased interest in my services, I now offer tutoring services at my office in SW Portland near John's Landing. I do not travel to students' homes. ***
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I have worked as a full-time freelance tutor for the past six years. I have coached students to perfect 800s in all three sections of the SAT
. I have tutored over 100 middle, high school, and college students in SAT/ACT
test prep, pre-algebra
, algebra I
, algebra II
. My students have ranged in age from elementary to college level and have attended public, private, charter, and home schools. I have worked with students with various learning differences, including ADHD
. I subscribe to “Hotmath”, an online resource for most local math
curricula. I have worked for several tutoring agencies and after-school programs where I specialized in math, science
, test prep, and essay editing
I currently tutor the following subjects:
- SAT, ACT, and GRE test preparation
- Algebra I/II (at some schools this is called algebra 1
/2 and algebra 3/4)
- Biology (specializing in cell biology)
I have a bachelor's of science in molecular biology from the University of California, Davis, and completed two years of graduate studies in environmental microbiology
at UC Santa Barbara. During college, I tutored fellow undergraduates in biology, biochemistry
, and genetics
. After my studies, I traveled to Central America and volunteered to help homeless teens living in a group home in Nicaragua.
After I left grad school for medical reasons, I discovered private tutoring was a great match for my skills, expertise, and passions. I truly enjoy working with students individually to help them surmount the many challenges school places in their paths.
I moved to Portland six years ago, and I have been tutoring and teaching ever since. In addition to tutoring, I worked for the SUN program in Portland tutoring in their after-school program. I developed and taught the Magnificent Microbes and Introduction to Biotechnology class for Saturday Academy during the summers of 2009, 2010, and 2011. I also teach microbiology, forensic science, and marine biology for Saturday Academy and local elementary schools.
“Our tutor was extremely helpful and helped me reach my SAT goal. I had a great experience and was so happy with the end result.”
improved SAT score 210 points