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Portland State University, Portland, OR (Biology and Psycholo)
Oregon Health and Science University (MD)
Oregon Health and Science Universtiy Dental School (Other)
I am a parent with a background in medicine, dentistry and biology which gives me a wealth of knowledge I am ready to share with your student. I've helped kids learn by volunteering and tutoring from 3rd grade to 12th. The best way to teach is to listen first, to understand where the student is coming from, what he or she thinks and what the goals of both parent and child are. I have experience tutoring chemistry, SAT prep, biology, math through algebra 2 and nursing, basic reading and math plus study skills and organization, but can also tutor other science, math and grammar/writing subjects. I look forward to meeting with you to see how I can help! I am a parent with a background in medicine, dentistry and biology which gives me a wealth of knowledge I am ready to share with your student. I've helped kids learn by volunteering and tutoring from Read more
I almost don't want to say how great Eileen is as I don't want to fight for appointments with others but I have to admit she's pretty great. She really goes the extra mile with my daughter, has helped her with more than SAT prep but has helped her with planning and organization and has also supported her other classes which is above and beyond. She created flash cards and reviewed her results on the SAT to create a detailed and custom learning plan. Couldn't ask for more!
Eileen is very knowledgable and helped me to understand that I didn't have the prerequisites needed for the course I was taking.
This is exactly what I was looking for. She spent well over an hour with me (90 mins) and I got a good deal of info from her in that time.
Eileen is a wonderful tutor, full of new ideas. My son has some big math gaps, and thanks to her patience and persistence he is picking up material that seemed "too hard" for him to grasp. Thanks to her he is looking forward to the school year and showing that he CAN do math and do it well. Thank you so much to Eileen for her continued games, flash cards, and abundance of easy to read notes in helping him continue to achieve my son's math goals!!
Eileen is wonderful. She goes above and beyond bringing our son quizzes she has put together on her own time, to help him get all the information he may require for his test. She is helping him get organized as well as teaching him some great study habits for in class and home, and teaching him how to best put in writing the information he knows. She has helped him with multiple subjects and makes sure he is understanding what they are reviewing or studying. She has also showed him some great ways to do research in a fun way, and is in tune to how he best learns.
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In the course of SAT, ACT and pre-professional test tutoring, I have also helped extensively with college coaching and counseling. I have read many books on the subject and also had the experience of writing my own essays, statements and put together successful applications for dental and medical schools, and applied to medical residencies. I have also attended seminars on all the major aspects of college counseling.
I tutored grade school students in the Portland Public Schools as a volunteer for eight years. I think it is very important to understand the developmental level of the student and I studied human development for my psychology degree while working on pediatric wards and rotations. I also worked for several years in day care while in high school and college.
I have a BA in Biology and my study emphasis was on human development, disease and genetics. I completed both medical and dental school and practiced general dentistry until an injury forced me to stop practicing, after which I worked in research at OHSU in the Molecular and Medical Genetics Dept. on various gene studies of degenerative diseases. Recently, I took an online MIT biology course to update my knowledge, and the course had special emphasis on genetics. I like to help students understand cell biology and genetics with drawings and models as well as examples from ordinary life: mitochondria is like the furnace of the cell, probability can be understood with dice, DNA is kind of like two ribbons coiled together.
I studied art and art history at Portland Community College from 1996 to 2002, including watercolor, mixed media, painting, drawing, life drawing, basic design and art history from ancient through contemporary times. I was a member of Blackfish Gallery, a Pearl District co-op, and have won several prizes for acrylic and mixed media works.
I have tutored many students and found that study skills were almost always a factor in their lack of academic success. Because of this, I took on the task of formally learning the subject of study skills. An example is how to approach a new chapter: the most effective approach is to skim the material, then read through once without note-taking, look at review questions and problems, and finally go carefully through the chapter, taking only necessary notes and answering both the provided questions and questions generated by the student himself or herself.
Another area plaguing most students is organization. The time it takes to set up a system for organizing tasks, books, notes and supplies is completely worth it. Every minute not spent looking for lost study questions or partially done homework is a minute that can be devoted to actual learning.
I don't have formal training in this area but I feel that a common sense approach combined with what I learned from reading books on the subject give me the ability to truly help the disorganized student succeed in creating a workable system where the student is in control.
Often students are characterized as just being disorganized, with the assumption that it is a personality trait. I don't think so. Organization is a learned skill, just like grammar or algebra.
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