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Emily K.

Secondary Science and Mathematics

Bethlehem, PA (18017)

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20 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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Hello all!

I am a middle school/high school science and math tutor. I've been tutoring students for almost 8 years now, since I was in college, so I have lots of experience teaching. I've also taught classes from middle school to the university level, all in either science or math.

I have a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Albright College and I did graduate work in Microbiology at the University of Connecticut. While I was at UConn, I taught three different classes: one semester of Anatomy and Physiology and two semesters of Biochemistry. My students had the lowest fail rates for the last two semesters I was there. Since graduate school, I've taught at the high school and middle school level, doing tutoring in chemistry, biology, physics, calculus, algebra, and geometry, and teaching full sized classes on chemistry and forensics to middle school students.

When it comes to science and math, I don't believe the material is beyond anyone's reach. Science and math, unlike some other subjects, don't depend on natural aptitude to signal success. Instead, success depends only on how hard students are willing to work on it. To this end, I expect all of my students to work, but I don't expect them to understand the material the first (or fifth) time around. I also expect that we might have to get creative in how we explain the material, either using diagrams or physical objects or finding a metaphor that fits for that student. I'm willing to put in that work so long as the students are.

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Emily’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Proofreading
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Proofreading

Biology

I have my bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Albright College with graduate work in Microbiology/Biochemistry from the University of Connecticut. I have taught biology courses at the middle school, high school, and university level, and have been privately tutoring biology for the last 8 years. I am currently awaiting PA certification for secondary education in Biology.

Chemistry

I have my BS from Albright College in Biochemistry and have done graduate work in Microbiology/Biochemistry at the University of Connecticut. I have taught chemistry privately for the last 3 years to a variety of ages, including middle school and university students.

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Education

Albright College (Biochemistry)

UConn (Graduate Coursework)

Helpful and makes things make sense! Emily is tutoring my 15 year old in Algebra 2 and Chemistry. My daughter says Emily is funny and helpful. Emily completely explains things so they make sense. My daughter enjoys working with Emily and is already feeling more confident with her studies. ...

— Suzanne from Allentown, PA on 3/17/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Emily will travel within 20 miles of Bethlehem, PA 18017.

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