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Jesse S.

Birmingham, AL

$40/hour

Qualified Math and Science Tutor Specializing in Chemistry and Biology

4.5 average from 4 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Helen, Bronx, NY on 8/17/16

$40/Hour


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Taylor University, Upland, In
Biology

Education

Taylor University, Upland, In (Biology)

About Jesse

My passion for teaching stems from my love and understanding of the sciences. There is something about understanding how the world works that I find fascinating, and I enjoy doing what I can to pass on that understanding to others. I graduated summa cum laude from Taylor University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. I worked as a tutor throughout my time at Taylor, establishing myself as one of the highest acclaimed tutors at the university, and have continued my tutoring career ever since graduation. Apart from that I have teaching experience in two continents, as well as a thorough understanding of the subjects I tutor through vigorous study. Currently I am in the process of interviewing for several medical schools as I desire to become a physician.

I specialize in middle-school to college-level chemistry and biology, but also teach a variety of math courses and physics. I also work as a study coach for those desiring to improve grades across the board, or for test prep for the MCAT, SAT or ACT.

My style of tutoring is simple. I recognize that each individual has a unique learning style, a style which may not always coincide with that in which the material is presented. Thus, I seek I seek to tailor the way I conduct each tutor session to meet the individual needs of the students. I believe learning can be done best in such a one-on-one or small group environment, hence why tutoring is my favorite form of teaching. My philosophy for science and math is that the key to success is understanding the “why” of any problem or concept, therefore I am committed to never “just” teaching methodology. In my tutoring sessions I seek to work with students to not only learn how to do problems, but to gain a working understanding of why things are done the way they are. Once the principles behind an equation or concept are understood, the ability to excel in that area follows.

I am generally available for tutoring Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 9 pm. My base rate is $40/hour for in-person sessions and $30/hour for online lessons. I also offer lesson packages at a discount—contact me for more details!

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you succeed in your academic endeavors!
My passion for teaching stems from my love and understanding of the sciences. There is something about understanding how the world works that I find fascinating, and I enjoy doing what I can to pass on that understanding to others. I graduated summa cum laude from Taylor University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Discounts available for meeting on UAB campus or close proximity. Group rates and regular meeting rates also negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Birmingham, AL 35205
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Helen, Bronx, NY on 8/17/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Elementary Math, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics,
Organic Chemistry,
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, MCAT,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science

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.

Algebra 1

I have previous experience teaching algebra from middle school to university level. My original training was in Singapore math, which takes a different twist on algebra than the typical US curriculum. I appreciate this background as it allows me to teach from several different angles.

Biology

I have a Bachelor's degree with honors in Biology. I have also spent 3 years of tutoring college level biology, which includes both class and lab.

Chemistry

After excelling in my College Chemistry class, I was hired to tutor the entry and general chemistry classes at my university. I have worked as one of the foremost chemistry tutors at my university, tutoring numerous courses including general chem, organic and biochemistry.

Genetics

I have two years of experience tutoring college-level genetics, and a Bachelor's degree in biology. I understand that genetics can be difficult to learn at first, but firmly believe that once certain principles are grasped it can be simplified into easily-understood pieces.

MCAT

I took the MCAT and received a score of 512, or the 88th percentile. Through developing my own study methods, helping peers as they work through the study process, and counseling younger students looking to take the MCAT, I have gained a good understanding of the best strategies to ace the MCAT. I also have extensive experience in tutoring university-level chemistry, biology, physics, and math for more subject-intensive study.

Organic Chemistry

I have served as one of the primary Organic Chemistry tutors at my undergraduate university, and have spent a full year as a laboratory teachers assistant. I also have experience in tutoring for test prep (DAT, MCAT, etc.) as well as prep for semester classes.

Taylor University, Upland, In
Biology

Education

Taylor University, Upland, In (Biology)

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Jesse has helped to set up a 5 month study plan for the MCAT Verbal, I am going to try the plan and look forward to see my verbal skill improved.

— Helen, Bronx, NY on 8/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Discounts available for meeting on UAB campus or close proximity. Group rates and regular meeting rates also negotiable.

Travel policy

Jesse will travel within 15 miles of Birmingham, AL 35205.