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Catherine B.

Daly City, CA

$50/hour

Warm, expert educator

Background check passed as of 1/13/14
4.8 average from 6 ratings
Great tutor and very patient
— Jaime, Hayward, CA on 12/8/14

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UCLA
Microbiology
UC Berkeley
Other

Education

UCLA (Microbiology)

UC Berkeley (Other)

About Catherine

Catherine is a passionate teacher that believes all things can be taught. She takes great pride and responsibility for her students' learning, and deeply appreciates them as she learns so much from each one. She studied Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA and minored in Biomedical Research. She then went on to become a certificated substitute teacher for grades K-12. She plans to attend graduate school in the coming years.

Catherine believes that anything can be taught, and that all are capable of learning. She utilizes many teaching tools and styles to ensure student comprehension. She is happy to accommodate every student. Please don't hesitate to ask!

As a San Jose native, I always kept busy, which probably had more to do with my focus on getting into college! I worked hard in high school, and was rewarded with admission to every UC. Today, I am a proud Bruin alum!

UCLA did much to shape who I am today. From its breadth of coursework to its demanding curricula, I learned to rise to every challenge, to survive on very little sleep, and to think like a scientist. That last lesson is perhaps the most valuable, as my scientific mindset is like a lens through which I filter and examine the world. This mindset has served me well and proves useful on a daily basis.

I idolized my professors, who epitomized what teaching can be. And I wanted to emulate them. Working with students is a lot of fun, and teaching has led to many satisfying hours in the classroom. It’s personally rewarding to see my students reach their goals after weeks (sometimes months) of hand-wringing over their standardized exams. Preparation and perseverance pay off, and I will impart these values onto my SAT students. I’ve always believed that my SAT scores carried me into such top schools. My grades were good, but my scores were exceptional. We will work hard, have fun, and get results.

Aside from teaching, I also enjoy dancing, singing karaoke, and playing with my dog, Lily.
Catherine is a passionate teacher that believes all things can be taught. She takes great pride and responsibility for her students' learning, and deeply appreciates them as she learns so much from each one. She studied Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Daly City, CA 94015
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor and very patient"

- Jaime, Hayward, CA on 12/8/14
Math:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry, Genetics,
Microbiology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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Biology

B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics from UCLA. Minor in Biomedical Research.
Two years of lab experience.

Genetics

I am an experienced tutor. I hold a degree in Molecular Genetics from UCLA. I have two years of experience in a Human Genetics lab at UCLA. I've worked extensively with children.

Microbiology

I have a B.S. degree from UCLA in Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics. I also have two years of academic lab experience.

Writing

UCLA BS Graduate
Score of 800 on the SAT Writing.

UCLA
Microbiology
UC Berkeley
Other

Education

UCLA (Microbiology)

UC Berkeley (Other)

Great tutor and very patient — I had a hard time understanding microbiology and decided it was time to look for extra help. I found Catherine using WyzAnt. She is very patient and clarifies any material I don't understand. With her help and class notes, I was able to improve my overall grade and gain a better knowledge in this subject. ...

— Jaime, Hayward, CA on 12/8/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Catherine will travel within 20 miles of Daly City, CA 94015.