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ACT English
The ACT exam is a college entrance exam that consists of four tests that assess the student’s capacity to complete college level work. All four year colleges and universities in the United States accept the ACT. Other factors such as G.P.A., extracurricular activities, and class rank are usually taken into consideration for admission to the educational institution. The exam includes English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning, and an optional writing test. Each test is scored individually. A composite score is the average of the four scores. The English test is given over 45 minutes and has 75 questions that cover usage and rhetorical skills. There are five passages displayed on one side of the page with various sections underlined. The other side of the page contains the multiple choice questions and answers related to the underlined sections.
On practice exams I show the student how to determine the correct answers quickly. I show the student how to identify incorrect grammar and mechanics in sentences. For example, I review the usage of commas, apostrophes, and usage of which or that. I show the student how to identify organizational patterns and structures in sentences and paragraphs. Since the student must be able to read the passages quickly and understand the underlined sections of the passages, I review reading and writing skills with the student
I have helped students with their English studies and I personally have written several scientific papers, and have written and obtained two medical patents.
I would be delighted to help you obtain your goals on the ACT exam.
ACT Math
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington and minor in mathematics. I have taught students at all levels of mathematics with great success.
I assist the student in the reviewing the main components of the math section of the ACT exam which include: pre algebra subjects, algebra, coordinate plane geometry and trigonometry.
I review test taking strategies and discuss with the student how to focus and strengthen areas of weakness.
I review basic organizational knowledge of expressions and equations that include: order of operations, odd and even numbers, and use of signed numbers, and real numbers.
The following topics in each category are covered:
Pre Algebra: number problems, multiples, factors, primes, divisibility and remainders, percentages, operations with fractions, decimals ratios, proportions, mean, median, mode, probability, absolute value, exponents, roots and series.
Algebra: substitution, simplifying algebraic expressions, factoring, writing expressions and equations, solving systems of linear equations, multiplying binomials, inequalities, formulas and applications of algebra, rational expressions and equations, and graphing linear equations.
Intermediate Algebra: solving and factoring quadratic equations, solving systems of equations, functions and compound functions, basic matrices, and basic logarithm rules and examples.
Coordinate Geometry: number lines and inequalities, the (x,y) coordinate plane, distance and midpoints, slope, parallel and perpendicular lines, equation of a line, slope intercept, graphing equations, conic sections such as hyperbolas and parabolas, and circles.
Plane Geometry: angles and lines, triangles
polygons, circles, simple three-dimensional geometry.
Trigonometry: sine,cosine,tangent, solving triangles, trigonometric identities, trigonometric graphs, stretching, compressing the graphs and expressions, periods.
ACT Reading
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. I have two medical patents. I have teaching and tutoring experience. I am qualified in several subjects including ACT English, ACT reading and writing. I have helped many students in many subjects by showing them how to understand what they are reading. I am very knowledgeable about the types of questions that are asked on the ACT exam.
The ACT reading test takes 35 minutes and has 40 questions. Four passages are taken from prose fiction, social sciences, natural sciences and humanities and are at about the same level difficulty as college text books. The passage is displayed on one side of the page with numbered lines. The other side of the page contains the multiple choice questions and answers related to the section.
On practice exams I help the student how to determine the correct answers quickly. The student must be able to read the passage quickly. I show the student how to pick out the most important components of a passage and individual sentences. I show the student how to answer the following questions in the passage, know some definitions and things to look for, and how to perform the following:
Whose point of view is the passage taken from and how did that person see himself?
What are the inferred consequences or outcomes in a passage?
What statements are supported in a passage and how?
How is the writer and his attitudes characterized from the story?
Clarify and define statements.
Identify main points and purpose in a passage.
Compare the meaning of various words.
Learn the basis for the future or decisions that should be made or weren’t made in the passage.
What are some of the inferred reasons for outcomes?
Know definitions of some technical terms.
Define a section of the passage in different words.
According to a passage what would or should the protagonist or antagonist do.
What are the main points in the end, and in the beginning and how they are tied together?
What summarizes a section in the passage?
Why were certain subjects rejected in the passage (if applicable)?
How did others affect the protagonist, or antagonist?
Distinguish between two different views in a passage.
Identify the author’s viewpoint on subjects.
Identify the meaning of sections of the passage.
Analyze suggested saying.
Understand and see the passage section comparisons.
What is least likely to occur and most likely to occur.
What certain phrases or sentences really mean.
Analysis of a fact.
ACT Science
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with several years of teaching experience. I am certified in several science and mathematics courses. As a tutor I have helped many students study for exams and I prepare students for all tests included in the ACT exam.
The ACT exam is a college entrance exam that consists of four tests that assess the student’s capacity to complete college level work. All four year colleges and universities in the United States accept the ACT. Other factors such as G.P.A., extracurricular activities, and class rank are usually taken into consideration for admission to the educational institution. The exam includes English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning, and an optional writing test. Each test is scored individually. A composite score is the average of the four scores.
The ACT Science Reasoning Test consists of seven science passages that the student is given 35 minutes to read and 40 questions to answer. Usually the first questions test for the comprehension of the subject in the passage. Questions are in order of increasing difficulty in each passage. The student must be able to read and comprehend the passages and pick out details quickly. There are detailed questions about data representation in charts and tables from research or experiments. There may be detailed questions about conflicting and agreed upon viewpoints from different scientists. There are questions about the outcomes of the experiments.
The following are only some of the study tools I use in preparing the student for their exams:
I offer a review of scientific jargon. It is easier for a student to understand most passages with a background in chemistry, physics, and biology.
I review several examples of data and charts with the student. The student must be able to compare tables and charts of data involving time, processes, starting and endings, temperature, distances, conductivity, volumes, and current for example. Questions about similarities and differences in experiments and tables are usually asked on the test. The student might be asked to change one variable and show what happens to the other. The student might be asked if the experiment were to change what the suggested outcome would be.
I show the student how to read the passage and look at the data quickly, and how to restate the question in the student’s mind to make the data easier to understand.
I show the student how to visualize an experiment which will quickly make the description of the experiment more understandable.
I show the student several examples of ACT practice exams and review test taking skills.
Algebra 1
My students receive help in preparing for exams, organizing their homework, and understanding subjects within Algebra 1 that they are having difficulty with. I provide additional examples and resources for the student in each topic. I am prepared to teach the following subjects within first year algebra that are covered in most schools:
Identifying variables
Order of operations, distributive properties, commutative and associative properties,
Rules for positive, negative numbers and rational numbers
Rules for use of rational numbers, solving equations, exponents, and polynomials: multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting
Direct, indirect and inverse variation and proportions
Introduction to rules for solving inequalities, both multistep and compound
Functions, tables and graphing
Slope and point slope formula, x and y intercepts
Introduction to graphing linear equations and inequalities
Difference of squares, squaring, factoring, factoring trinomials
Introduction to quadratic equations
Substitution and elimination
Systems of equations
Introduction to matrices
Square roots and radical expressions
Solving word problems
Algebra 2
I review subjects within Algebra 1 depending on whether or not the student needs review to move forward. I am prepared to teach the following subjects in Algebra 2 that are covered in most schools:
Review of basic algebra identities
Review order of operations, distributive properties, commutative, associative, and transitive properties
Laws of Exponents
Laws of Rational exponents
Solving equations with more than one variable
Direct and Indirect Variation
Additional practice with use of rational numbers, solving equations, exponents and polynomials: multiplying, adding, dividing, subtracting
Solving inequalities and absolute value equations and word problems
Review of point slope form, and intersection of lines
Linear Models
Systems of Linear Equations in Two and Three Variables
Linear Approximation
Quadratic models (word problems)
Solving quadratic equations, quadratic inequalities and completing the square
Defining functions as mathematical models, use of graphs and tables
Review of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions that include word problems
Radical equations
Distance formula
Polynomial and rational functions
Conic sections
Solution of Linear systems using matrices
Sequences and Series
Anatomy
As a registered nurse I have years of experience teaching, working in ICU, emergency rooms and giving medical advice. I teach all areas of anatomy and show the students ways to remember and develop word associations for exams. I review online models of the human physical anatomy and associate normal and abnormal physiology with each system. I give examples of body functions that require the interaction of more than one body system. The examples allow the student to remember body parts more easily by association. Subject coverage of the systems is related to the student's major in school.
The topics include the following systems:
integumentary
nervous
musculoskeletal
respiratory
digestive
urogential
endocrine
cardiovascular/circulatory
Astronomy
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington. I received an overall GPA of 3.8 in my astronomy classes as well as a GPA of 3.7 in my physics classes. I am familiar with the use of CCDs, telescopes, spectrum analysis, and IRAF. At the university I worked on several projects, selected objects to be viewed, obtained data, extracted data from files and created files for projects.
FOR THE BEGINNING STUDENT I COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS IN GENERAL:
The history of astronomy and the universe.
The planetary system and birth of the planets: The solar system, atmospheres, the Earth, terrestrial planets, Jovian planets, the moons, rings, era of bombardment, Oort cloud, Kuiper belt, asteroids and space debris.
Mathematics of the solar system: The celestial sphere and coordinates, right ascension and declination, solar and sidereal days, seasonal changes, precession, the motion of the moon and planets, Newton’s laws and Kepler’s laws, introduction to gravity, eclipses, cosmic distance scale.
Stars and Stellar evolution: Electromagnetic radiation, the spectrum, the sun, measuring stars for apparent brightness and luminosity, interstellar medium, life and deaths of stars, main sequence, the HR diagram, neutron stars and black holes.
Galaxies and cosmology: Hubble’s galaxy classification, galaxy formation, active galaxies and quasars, colliding galaxies, cosmic evolution and the big bang.
Types of telescopes.
FOR MORE ADVANCED STUDENTS I OFFER COVERAGE OF THE ABOVE TOPICS, INCLUDING MORE IN DEPTH STUDY AND MATHEMATICS OF THE UNIVERSE: celestial mechanics, in depth study of the spectrum of light and quantization of energy, introduction to special relativity, the interaction of light and matter, binary stars, stellar spectra and stellar atmospheres, interior of stars, stellar pulsation, degeneracy, black holes, galactic evolution, the structure of the universe and expansion, and introduction to relativistic cosmology.
Biology
I have a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from California State University Sacramento. While in college I took pre med courses that included such subjects as biology, microbiology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology. In my many years of nursing I worked in ICU, CCU, Trauma Unit and Emergency Ward and several other areas outside of the hospital environment including the Poison Center of Northern California where I was trained in toxicology and environmental hazards. I worked in the medical industry for several years. I have had experience teaching nursing and have two medical patents. In addition I have a recent Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington and a minor in mathematics. Biology is a basic course for the understanding of life on our planet and elsewhere. I present to the students an understanding of life from the sub microscopic to macroscopic, cells, animal and plant science, and the human body and environments. If the student needs assistance understanding one of the life cycles, or biochemical cycles I can explain that to them. I show the student how to do word associations to remember the numerous scientific terms. I offer assistance in the following areas and more depending on what the student needs:
Animal Science
Invertebrates, vertebrates, animal behavior, animal classification
Cell organelles: Eukaryotes, prokaryotes, nucleus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum,
Golgi apparatus, mitochondria and chloroplast, lyposomes, central vacuole, cell wall, cytoplasm, cytoskeleton
Cell Membrane: lipid bilayer, phospholipids, passive and active transport, osmosis, types of proteins
Mitosis: cytokinesis, interphase, mitosis (prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase), cancer; proto-onco genes, oncogene
Cellular Respiration: aerobic and anaerobic respiration, glycolysis, Krebs cycle, mitochondrial DNA
Photosynthesis: Light dependent reactions, intro to the Calvin cycle, photorespiration, chloroplasts
Plant Systems: Gymnosperm, angiosperm
ATP and enzymes
Natural selection and evolution, heredity, fossils, progression of life, primates and hominids, Darwin, radioisotope dating, taxonomy and scientific classification
DNA AND RNA
Protein Synthesis
Biotechnology: Types of testing, Southern blot, Northern blot, Western blot, recombinant DNA, cloning, human Genome
Mutations: Gene and chromosomal mutations
Meiosis
Human Body Systems: Circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic system, integumentary, muscular, skeletal, urinary, nervous system, reproductive systems (male and female)
Biochemistry, acids and bases
Nutrition: carbohydrates, proteins, fats (lipids), minerals and vitamins, calories
Viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi and vaccines
Microbial Classification and Identification
Scientific method and metric system
Atmospheres, ozone layer and affect on life systems
Calculus
I have a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington and minored in mathematics. While in college I received an overall mathematics GPA of 3.8. I have tutored several students in all levels of mathematics including several levels of calculus with great success. I give students additional examples that help them understand the concepts and review their homework and prepare them for tests.
FOR FIRST QUARTER/SEMESTER CALCULUS I COVER THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:
Review of functions and graphs, exponential functions and logarithms, and trigonometric functions and modeling change
Limits, properties of limits, infinite limits, sandwich theorem, continuity and tangent lines, rates of change
The derivative, power rule, constant multiple rule, sum rule, product rule, quotient rule, one sided derivative and on intervals
Functions that are not differentiable
Derivatives of trigonometric functions and inverses, exponential and logarithmic functions
Chain rule and parametric equations
Related rates
Implicit differentiation
Applications of derivatives, extreme value theorem and values, critical points, maximum and minimum
Mean value theorem, Rolle’s theorem
Concavity, points of inflection, first and second derivative test
Autonomous differential equations
Modeling and optimization
Linearizaton, differentials, estimating change and approximation
Newton’s method
STUDENTS TAKING INTEGRAL CALCULUS WILL BE TUTORED IN THE FOLLOWING TOPICS AND REVIEW OF FIRST QUARTER CALCULUS IF NEEDED:
Defining antiderivatives
Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Indefinite integrals, initial value problems, particular and general solutions
Rules: constant multiple, negatives, sum and difference
Integration by substitution, identities and substitution
Trigonometric integration and substitution
Estimating with Reiman sums, summation notation
Definite integrals, substitution in definite integrals
Mean Value Theorem
Approximations, Simpsons rule
Areas between two curves
Solids of revolution, volumes, shells, cylinders, rings
Arc length
Improper Integrals,
L’Hopital’s Rule
Integration by parts
Partial Fractions and Integration
Elementary Math
I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington with a minor in mathematics. I am certified to teach Elementary Math through WyAant.com, along with several other certifications. I have taught students at all levels of mathematics from elementary mathematics to college courses in calculus with great success. It is important for the student to learn the concepts of math in elementary school. Elementary math is used in every day life. Elementary math is an important building block for future math classes but can be difficult for some students.
I show the student how to analyze the meanings and develop a conceptual understanding and comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations and relationships. I teach the student how to take notes, prepare for exams, understand the concepts, and learn to listen in class. I give the student additional examples so that they can relate the math to every day subjects. I show them that math is sensible, useful and worthwhile.
I cover the following topics and more for the student depending on their curriculum and need, and I am prepared to answer any questions they have:
Grade 1
Addition and subtraction properties and extending counting sequence; understanding place values; understanding length measurements and length units; tell and write time; intro to geometry; partitioning circles and parts of geometric figures; recognizing patterns.
Grade 2
More problems involving adding and subtracting; introduction to multiplication; measurements of lengths and addition and subtraction; time and money; shapes and attributes; Intro to Venn diagrams.
Grade 3
Multiplication and division and properties between them; larger numbers; place value and multi digit arithmetic; beginning fractions; measurements; intervals of time; introduction to volumes; masses of objects; concept of area related to multiplication and addition; perimeters; geometry shapes and attributes; describe, extend, and make generalizations about geometric and numeric patterns; represent and analyze patterns, using words, tables, and graphs.
Grade 4
More word problems, multiplication division and factoring; estimation; rounding; generate patterns; sequences; reasoning skills using Caesars Cipher ; numbers and operations in base ten; sum and subtract fractions; equivalence and word problems; measurement and data, systems of units; intervals of time, beginning use of volumes, measurement of quantities using diagrams and line diagrams; beginning measurement of angles, rays and line segments; perpendicular and parallel lines; identifying right triangles
Grade 5
Generate and analyze patterns; generalize place value understanding; multi digit arithmetic; additional fraction equivalence and ordering; decimal notation for fractions; more in measurements and conversions; angle measurements; draw and identify angles and their properties and measurements; more concepts of volume related to multiplication and addition; negative numbers, simple sequencing of numbers; concept of infinity.
Grade 6
Ratio concepts, proportions and reasoning; dividing fractions by fractions, multiply and divide multi digit numbers; multiply, divide, compare, convert decimals ( and base ten); percents and, fractions; rational numbers; one variable equations and inequalities; relationships between dependent and independent variables; surface area, volume of various geometrical figures; some statistics, summarize and describe distributions; develop understanding of statistical variability and experimental probability; introduction to pie charts, stem and lead plotters, box plots and bar graphs; Introduce the student of the Cartesian coordinate system and plotting numbers; introduction to slopes.
Geology
I have a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics from the University of Washington. In all my astronomy classes I studied geology in depth. Geology covers a wide variety of subjects which include the structure, development and chemistry of the earth, planets of the solar system and beyond, the environment and engineering, basic principles of geology and modeling. I am certified through Wyzant.com to teach geology and would be delighted to assist you in understanding the science of Geology.
Geometry
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Astronomy and minor in mathematics from the University of Washington. I have tutored students in Geometry with great success. I review the student’s understanding of algebra and basic math if needed and incorporate that into the subject of Geometry. The student is assisted in organizing their homework, taking notes, preparation for exams, and given new examples that will help the student understand the material. I assess on the topics the student is having difficulty with. I tutor in Plane Geometry and Solid Geometry for High School and beginning college students. More difficult college Geometry is included in other subjects I teach.
NCLEX
I have been an R.N. for over 30 years. I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University, Sacramento. I have been a teacher, administrator, supervisor, ICU nurse, and medical advise nurse. I have worked in home health and the medical information industry. I have two medical patents. I understand how the NCLEX exam works and I can help the students review for each section and develop critical thinking. I have tutored students for the NCLEX exam. Additionally, I have taken several continuing education courses throughout my career including case management, ACLS, PALS,and BLS.
Nursing
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with several years of nursing experience. I have worked in various ICUs, ERs, kidney dialysis, medical surgical wards, medical advise clinic, and multiple clinic settings in a large HMO in Washington and California. I have been a head nurse and charge nurse. I was also trained in poison control and worked in the Regional Poison Center in Northern California. I have worked outside of the hospital setting in the community. Throughout the years I have had an opportunity to teach nursing in these settings, and have assisted nursing students in their NCLEX exams with great success. I also have two medical patents.
I cover all the subjects in a college based nursing curriculum. I can assist the student in understanding the nursing process, as well as nursing diagnosis and treatments. I explain medical terminology and pharmacology related to diseases. I am familiar with all aspects of nursing care and would be delighted to help you achieve your goals.
Nutrition
As an R.N. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from California State University Sacramento. I have worked as an RN for many years in various specialties including ICU, and emergency nursing. I served as a part time teacher at the University and as a medical advice nurse. I studied nutrition in depth teaching concepts of nutrition science, exercise and nutrition supplements, food management and nutrition, nutritional biochemistry and assessment, medical and public health nutrition and cultural and social aspects of food. I would like to help you learn and share my expertise in this subject.
Pharmacology
I worked as an R.N. in several areas over a period of more than 25 years including intensive care and emergency room. One of my positions was working for the poison center in California where I answered calls from all of Northern California. I trained in pharmacology, pesticides, mushrooms, snake bites, and chemical exposure. I have taken updated programs in pharmacology for nurses at Bellevue College.
Physical Science
I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington 2007 with a minor in mathematics. A physical science class usually offers an overview of astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology and meteorology. I have taken several courses in each of these subjects. Additionally, the astronomy degree required that I take classes in atmospheric science and geology of the earth and planets. I am certified through WyzAnt.com to teach physical sciences. Since there are many topics within each subject you may review my expertise in those subjects. I show the student how to remember technical and scientific terms, read tables and data, and how to analyze the data. I show the student how to study for exams, organize homework and take notes.
Physics
PHYSICS (CLASSICAL):
I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington 2007 with a minor in mathematics. I received straight A’s in my first year of physics and a final GPA in physics of 3.57. I also took classes in special relativity, quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, optics, and electrical circuits. I have two medical patents, one which required designing circuitry that I sold with great success. I have a deep appreciation for physics and its usefulness in many scientific applications. I have tutored many students in physics and mathematics. I am familiar with college and high school level physics lab work and analysis and the many formulae that are necessary to understand the theories. I help the student to understand the subject matter by offering different explanations or using visual aids. I show the student how to draw free-body diagrams. I also show the student how to organize their notes and study for exams. I review the mathematics necessary for physics, including algebra, trigonometry and geometry if necessary. I can teach calculus based physics or algebra based physics. The following is a partial list of subject matter I am qualified to teach:
Mathematics: Scientific notation, metric measurement, standard measurements, dimensional analysis, functions of sine, cosine and tangent and international system of units.
Kinematics – motion in a straight line: Displacement, velocity, acceleration and dimensional kinematics and vectors.
Rotational Kinematics: Angular acceleration, rotational motion.
Rotational Dynamics: Torque, inertia, equilibrium and non equilibrium states.
Mathematical models representing motion.
Dynamics and the study of forces: Newton’s three laws.
Forces and Motions in Two and Three Dimensions: Vector addition and subtraction, projectiles, objects moving in a circle, and pendulums swinging back and forth, pulleys, drag, tension and frictional forces, time dependent forces and pseudo forces.
Gravitation: Kepler’s three laws of planetary motion and the force of gravity.
Momentum and Newton’s three laws in terms of momentum: Multi particle systems, motion of a complex object, angular momentum and angular velocity, combined rotational and translational motion.
Energy and Work: Energy and work energy theorem. Work done by a variable force. Level and inclined plane, pulley, wheel and axel, and the wedge and screw. Power.
Energy: Kinetic (energy of motion) and potential energy. Mechanical, chemical, nuclear, and gravitational (energy of position). Conservation of energy, internal energy, reaction and decays.
Thermodynamics: Laws of thermodynamics, thermal energy and equilibrium, specific heat, and heat gained or lost by a substance in the same state or changing state, ideal gases, entropy, enthalpy, heat capacity, work, internal energy, engines.
States of matter: Solid, liquid and gaseous states. Fluid Statics and Dynamics. Pressure, fluid flow, viscosity, turbulence and chaotic flow. Pascal’s principle, Archimedes Principle, Bernoulli’s Principle. Thermal Expansion of Matter: Gas Laws, (Boyles, Charles, Gay-Lussac’s, Combined Gas Law, Ideal Gas Law.
Oscillating Systems: Harmonic Motion, Uniform circular motion.
Wave Phenomena: Frequency, wavelength, speed, amplitude, sound and light, interference and superposition, energy in wave motion, standing waves and resonance, reflection, refraction, single and double slit interference and diffraction, gratings and spectra, polarization, optics, use of mirrors and lenses to focus light. Telescopes, photoelectric effect, Compton Effect, Maxwell’s equations, basic equations of electromagnetism, Poynting vector.
Electricity: Static Electricity, Coulomb’s law, electrical field, electrical potential difference, capacitance, electrical current, electrical power, Ohm’s law, electrical circuits, circuit diagrams, series circuits and parallel circuits, dc circuits, alternating current circuits, magnetism, induction, electrical conduction in solids.
Atomic Theory and Nuclear Processes: Atomic spectra and energy, quantum model of the atom, nuclear processes, natural radioactivity, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, mean free path, lasers, periodic table, particle physics and cosmology.
Introduction to Special Relativity: Lorentz Transformations.
Physiology
I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing with several years of experience in many fields of nursing including ICU, CCU Open Heart Units, ER, Trauma, Burn, medical advice, and teaching nursing. I also have a BS Degree in Astronomy and Physics. I have taken several continuing education credits, and have received awards throughout my career. I am certified to teach anatomy and physiology. There are many components of the human body, and I try to make it easy by offering several ways to remember the anatomy. Each system in the body relates to another and I show the student how to understand those systems.
Piano
I have played piano since I was seven years old. Throughout several years I have taught various levels of piano. I instruct the basics and explain the language of music including names of notes and terms such as tempo, andante, allegro, largo, staccato, etc., major, minor, whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes, quarter rest, half rest,whole rest dotted notes, flats and sharps for example. I teach classical and modern piano techniques and music. I am also a serious advanced piano player and I have performed in public. I help more advanced students who can play Beethovens Moonlight Sonata, and music by Bach, Mendelssohn or Chopin.
Prealgebra
I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington with a minor in mathematics. I teach several levels of mathematics. I have instructed many students in Pre-Algebra with great success. I help the student to organize the homework, study for exams, go over projects, and practice quizzes. I try to give the student more examples so that the subject is better understood. I show the student how to take notes in class and how to remember topics. The following subjects are covered and reviewed but not limited to:
Whole numbers, prime numbers, factors, and multiples
Addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, ordering, rounding and estimating
Order of operations, properties of operations
Fractions, equivalent fractions, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, mixed numbers
Decimals, proportions and percents, conversion between fractions and decimals, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, ratios, rates
Units of measurement, metric system, time, temperature, conversions
Real numbers, square roots
Expressions and equations, applications of linear equations
Graphs of linear equations, ordered pairs
Probability and statistics, tables and graphs, mean median and mode
Beginning geometry: lines and angles, triangles, polygons and quadrilaterals, circles, volume and surface area
Scientific notation
Precalculus
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Astronomy and minor in mathematics from the University of Washington. I have tutored several students in pre-Calculus with great success. I offer the students preparation for pre-calculus by reviewing previous subjects such as algebra, geometry and trigonometry. I also introduce and tutor in new topics within pre-calculus. The student is assisted in organizing their homework, taking notes, preparation for exams, and given new examples that will help the student understand the material. I assess the topics the student is having difficulty with and review ways to look at problems differently.
SUBJECTS IN PRE CALCULUS INCLUDED ARE:
Real and Complex numbers
Systems of equations and inequalities
Properties of functions and types of graphs
Graph reflections, translations
Linear functions
Composite functions
Polynomial functions
Rational functions
Inverse functions
Roots and points of inflection
Quadratics
Competing the Square
Synthetic Division
Trigonometry, functions and inverses
Conic sections
Polar Coordinates
Logarithmic and exponential functions
Sequences and series
Factorials
Permutations and Combinations
Binomial theorem and multiplication of sums
Vectors
Parametric equations
Matrices and Determinants
Mathematical induction
Limits
Study Skills
I have been a teacher and tutor and have been successful in helping many students become successful in their classes over the years. I have a diverse background with experience and certifications in many subjects. I also have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Astronomy and Physics as well as a Bachelors of Science Degree in Science in Nursing.
It is important for the student to study properly early in their education. I also help students in college who are struggling with advanced classes. I prepare students for exams, help them to develop study habits and self discipline, learn to prioritize, organize, and take proper notes in classes. I show the student how to learn with flashcards, finding the right place to study, how to study science textbooks, prepare for the classroom, and use active listening. There are several types of learning styles (visual/verbal, kinetic learner/tactile, visual nonverbal, auditory/verbal). It is important to identify the learning style in order to effectively use the student’s innate skills. Additionally I show the student how to take on line tests, use multiple sources for learning including the internet, how to research a topic and identify alternative sources of information.
TEAS
TEAS (Testing for Essential Academic Skills) is required for entrance into most nursing schools. This exam does not test for knowledge of nursing. The schools want to know if the student has developed sklls required to succeed in nursing school. The TEAS test contains four basic sections: mathematics, science, English and reading. Because I have a very diversified background I am qualified to prepare students for this exam. I have been an R.N. for more than 30 years. I have worked in a capacity as a teacher, I.C.U. nurse, medical advise nurse, supervisor and administrator. I have two medical patents that required research, and have written scientific papers that required serious technical knowledge of the English language and writing. I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Washington 2007 in Physics and Astronomy. I have taken high level mathematics and I have taught students in physics, mathematics, and prepared nursing students for the NCLEX exam.
Trigonometry
I have a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington and minored in mathematics. While in college I received an overall mathematics GPA of 3.8. I have tutored several students in all levels of mathematics including trigonometry with great success. I give students additional examples that help them understand the concepts and review their homework and prepare them for tests.
I COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WITHIN TRIGONOMETRY:
Paths on a Circle, the wrapping function, angles, types of triangles, unit circle
Cosine and Sine, Right triangles, Oblique triangles and Laws of Sines and Cosines
Periodic phenomena
Obtaining sketches from equations that describe periodic equations; amplitude, period, and phase number, sums of functions
Arc distance, frequency, simple harmonic motion
Use of identities and formulas
Operations on trigonometric expressions, proving identities, sums and products
Trigonometric equations, simplifying, and finding all solutions
Tangent Function
Radian and angle degree measurements
Trigonometric graphing
Inverse Functions and graphing
ADDITIONALLY I COVER OTHER TOPICS NOT COVERED IN CALCULUS:
Polar form of a complex number
Roots of a complex number
Writing
I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington. I also have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University. I am certified to teach writing and reading through Wyzant.com. I have many years of writing experience. I have written scientific, medical and technical manuals and papers. I have two successful patents and also worked as a Clinical Information Management Specialist as part of my nursing career.
I have helped students at all levels of education from elementary school to college. I gear the training toward the student's level. I help the students to identify the topic to write about, the purpose for writing, style and tone toward the subject. I help the student find stimulating ideas and learn about logical organization. I show them how to find information about their writing subject. I discuss vocabulary, ways of finding the right words for a sentence, and sentence and paragraph structure.
The following types of writing are discussed:
Cause and Effect: The student learns how to show a clear relation between cause and effect.
Comparison/Contrast: The student uses subjects that have a relational basis, so there is a pupose or a decision to be made by the reader.
Definition: The student defines a specific subject and learns how to define examples.
Description: The student writes to create an effect or image and impression.
Narration: The student focuses on a particular experience and mood and tells a story.
Persuasive: I show the student how to make arguments in written form, methods of persuasion, evidence, factual and emotional argument, figures of speech and historical forms of arguments.
Process Analysis: The student learns how to describe how something works, and presents detailed steps in detail and logical order