I am a former tenured professor (15 years) at a major university. Having been around students for 15 years, I relate very well to them .
As part of the tenure process, superior teaching evaluations from students are required. Mine were consistently in the top 10 percent.
My primary area of expertise is biochemistry
, which means I had to learn a lot of chemistry
. I am extremely well qualified to tutor those subjects. I can also tutor in test taking, and test preparation
In addition to teaching, I have more than 20 years of experience in biomedical research in both an academic and pharmaceutical industry setting. I really do understand science
, mathematics and statistics
because I used them in my research on a daily basis.
I am also an accomplished writer. I have authored ten book chapters, over 100 scientific papers, numerous research grants, and patent applications. I have also served as an associate editor
for a major scientific journal. I would welcome the chance to pass on what I have learned to others.
Most importantly, I am innovative, patient, witty and very good at explaining seemingly difficult concepts. I also have a great sense of humor. I am confident you will enjoy working with me.
I am confident enough in my abilities to successfully tutor that I will not charge you for sessions unless you are completely satisfied with the progress we are making.
So why am I tutoring? One of the most satisfying aspects of being an educator is “seeing the light come on” when a student finally understands a new concept or idea and is able to apply that newly acquired knowledge in the classroom or on an exam.
Unfortunately, with formal classroom education being what it is, this occurs much less often than it should in today’s classrooms. If this were not true, most of you would not be on this site looking for a tutor to make up for the deficiencies in your student’s education.
I am extremely supportive of home schooling and would welcome the opportunity to assist you if this is your approach to your child's education.
My tutoring philosophy
is to spend whatever time is required for the student to thoroughly understand the material. In math
and science, it is especially important to understand the concepts rather than memorizing a set of steps necessary to solve a specific problem. I am also very good at relating what is learned in the classroom to the real world.
If you are interested, I would be happy to provide you with a resume, curriculum vitae or a summary of my research.
I look forward to "seeing the light come on" with a new group of students.