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Diandre A.

Gilbertsville, PA

$50/hr

The student tutor: I am learning while helping you learn.

Background check passed as of 12/14/12

The student tutor: I am learning while helping you learn.

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I have successfully completed courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, microbiology, physics, physiology, analytical chemistry, college algebra and calculus. My professional experience spans more than thirty years in chemistry laboratories. Among my accomplishments are coauthoring six U.S. patents. I have been trained and served as an Emergency First Responder and volunteered my time as a mentor to middle and high school students. My first tutoring experiences were servicing remedial science and math high schoolers at a new school in Pittsburgh in the 1970's. Later as a mentor to middle school students in Philadelphia I again supported students in math and science. As a lifelong learner I've found the resources offered on the Internet a powerful tool in helping to explain topics presented in the classroom and I expect to use it while helping students. The number of different ways to teach a topic can be as varied as the number of learners and I expect to continue to expand my menu of teaching tools. Fundamentally, I feel reducing a big complex subject to small teachable units has afforded me success and has served me when guiding others.

The outline of all the areas of math and science is punctuated by rules derived from theoretic understanding of that subject. Similarly, as in a spoken or written language the sciences and mathematics have their rules connecting the theory. To become fluent, the rules must be mastered by each student studying that subject. Repetition and problem drills make the new information part of the student's working knowledge and are a must. Practice is necessary for facility and I believe solving different kinds of problems are needed too. My students and I will spend time organizing the subject into small memorable portions and will end sessions reviewing the material presented that day.

My hobbies include photography and printing and painting. My wife and I share our home with a former rescue dog; a Lhasa Apso named Lucky. We play with grandchildren and travel to mostly warm places.

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy,
Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physiology
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology,
Calculus, Chemistry,
Geometry, Precalculus
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I've successfully completed undergraduate coursework in algebra, calculus 1, 2 and 3 at the University of Pittsburgh and recently at Montgomery County Community College. My grades were Bs.

Anatomy

I completed 2 semesters of a course in human anatomy and physiology at Montgomery County Community college earning Bs.

Biology

I completed two semesters of general biology at the University of Pittsburgh and more recently at Temple University earning As at the University of Pittsburgh and Bs at Temple.

Chemistry

I earned Bs at the University of Pittsburgh and at Saint Joseph University in each of two courses in undergraduate general chemistry. I worked 28 years in laboratory research and analytical support. I am co-inventor on six US patents.

Organic Chemistry

Received an A in each semester of organic chemistry at Villanova University. I worked several years practicing synthetic organic chemistry in an industrial research laboratory. I co-authored six us patents in organic and organic polymeric chemistry.

85 credits
no
Graduate Coursework

Education

85 credits

no (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Diandre will travel within 40 miles of Gilbertsville, PA 19525.


About Diandre

I have successfully completed courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, microbiology, physics, physiology, analytical chemistry, college algebra and calculus. My professional experience spans more than thirty years in chemistry laboratories. Among my accomplishments are coauthoring six U.S. patents. I have been trained and served as an Emergency First Responder and volunteered my time as a mentor to middle and high school students. My first tutoring experiences were servicing remedial science and math high schoolers at a new school in Pittsburgh in the 1970's. Later as a mentor to middle school students in Philadelphia I again supported students in math and science. As a lifelong learner I've found the resources offered on the Internet a powerful tool in helping to explain topics presented in the classroom and I expect to use it while helping students. The number of different ways to teach a topic can be as varied as the number of learners and I expect to continue to expand my menu of teaching tools. Fundamentally, I feel reducing a big complex subject to small teachable units has afforded me success and has served me when guiding others.

The outline of all the areas of math and science is punctuated by rules derived from theoretic understanding of that subject. Similarly, as in a spoken or written language the sciences and mathematics have their rules connecting the theory. To become fluent, the rules must be mastered by each student studying that subject. Repetition and problem drills make the new information part of the student's working knowledge and are a must. Practice is necessary for facility and I believe solving different kinds of problems are needed too. My students and I will spend time organizing the subject into small memorable portions and will end sessions reviewing the material presented that day.

My hobbies include photography and printing and painting. My wife and I share our home with a former rescue dog; a Lhasa Apso named Lucky. We play with grandchildren and travel to mostly warm places.

Education

85 credits
no
Graduate Coursework

Education

85 credits

no (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Diandre’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy,
Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physiology
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology,
Calculus, Chemistry,
Geometry, Precalculus
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED

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 Diandre A.

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