I am an experienced science teacher and tutor. My experience was gained in both private and public schools. I taught physical science, chemistry and physics in the Coppell School district for 21 years. My chemistry experience is in regular and pre-AP chemistry. I have taught IB physics (both standard and higher level). I have experience in Teaching APB and IB physics. I have no experience with calculus-based physics.
I have a great deal of experience with students whose first language is not English. I ran a 12 grade school in Udorn, Thailand, and taught in a French school in the United States where over half of my students were not native English speakers.
Some endorsements from an ex-student and parent include the following:
"I have never met a teacher with such a great sense of humor and depth of knowledge of the material. I truly appreciated the time and effort you put into your students and also the care that you showed for each one."
-Letter from former pre AP physics
"The ability of Ms. Murphy to see each of my children with their own strengths and weaknesses has never ceased to amaze me. She has inspired, encouraged, and discussed to a degree beyond the usual teacher norm”
-letter to the administration from a parent, Marilyn M
From a former administrator:
“...projects a charisma that captures the imagination of students…..creates a relaxed environment that seems to accelerate learning...”
Recommendation to superintendent’s office “in recognition of excellence” award by former administrator, Helen M.
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