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Martha B.

Tutor with a PhD

Tutor with a PhD

$40/hour

  • 6 hours tutoring

  • El Sobrante, CA 94803

About Martha


Bio

I have 4 years experience teaching high school, and about 20 years experience providing technical support for my previous company's customers. I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories for almost 25 years. Technical support involves a significant amount of tutoring and coaching in the use of the products.

I love to help people, and always see the good in people. I have years of life experience as well, and easily understand people and perceive what's going on with them. I am very empathetic,...

I have 4 years experience teaching high school, and about 20 years experience providing technical support for my previous company's customers. I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories for almost 25 years. Technical support involves a significant amount of tutoring and coaching in the use of the products.

I love to help people, and always see the good in people. I have years of life experience as well, and easily understand people and perceive what's going on with them. I am very empathetic, and care very much about what happens to people I am trying to help.

I love algebra and had no trouble understanding it. I am not qualified to teach math other than algebra 1 or pre-algebra.

I have a Ph.D. in plant physiology from UC Davis, and graduated with a 3.9 gpa. I studied membrane proteins and am expert in relevant procedures for their study. I taught laboratory sections for biology, botany, and plant physiology.

I also have a M.A. in German language and literature, and love English language and composition. I am eager to learn how I can help you improve your grades in subjects that confuse you.


Education

Pomona College, Claremont, CA
German
University of California Davis
PhD
Middlebury College
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $40 for in-person / $40 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of El Sobrante, CA 94803
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Ballroom Dancing,

Ballroom Dancing

I took ballroom dancing as a teenager, and have always loved to dance. I can waltz, foxtrot, jitterbug, square dance, and so some Latin dances.
Needlework

Needlework

I usually produce two to three sweaters per year. I also knit infinity scarves, gloves, hand warmers with thumb covers, hats, and most any pattern if I can figure it out. I taught my neighbor how to start a crocheted baby blanket, and helped her knit a sweater jacket with pockets. I taught both my daughters to knit. I enjoy teaching knitting.

Computer

General Computer

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

Using words correctly, having correct grammar, especially in your written work, improves your chances of success. I can help you understand grammar, so that correct usage becomes automatic for you.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am currently teaching another student to proofread. I can provide exercises to help you learn to do this.
ESL/ESOL, General Computer

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

Using words correctly, having correct grammar, especially in your written work, improves your chances of success. I can help you understand grammar, so that correct usage becomes automatic for you.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I know several methods to help you learn new words easily. I understand the various meanings of a word and how each meaning applies in different situations. I know how to make our time together interesting and fun.
Reading

English

English,

English

I have a large general and scientific vocabulary, and I read a lot to relax. I have studied and used my knowledge of English language structure and function for years. I have a general secondary teaching credential from the State of California. I really enjoy helping people and teaching what I know.
Grammar,

Grammar

Using words correctly, having correct grammar, especially in your written work, improves your chances of success. I can help you understand grammar, so that correct usage becomes automatic for you.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am currently teaching another student to proofread. I can provide exercises to help you learn to do this.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I know several methods to help you learn new words easily. I understand the various meanings of a word and how each meaning applies in different situations. I know how to make our time together interesting and fun.
Writing,

Writing

I can help you understand the English language so that writing will soon become easy and natural for you. I have written all types of non-fiction, including essays and research papers. I truly enjoy teaching and passing along what I know to others.
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a large general and scientific vocabulary, and I read a lot to relax. I have studied and used my knowledge of English language structure and function for years. I have a general secondary teaching credential from the State of California. I really enjoy helping people and teaching what I know.
Writing,

Writing

I can help you understand the English language so that writing will soon become easy and natural for you. I have written all types of non-fiction, including essays and research papers. I truly enjoy teaching and passing along what I know to others.
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a large general and scientific vocabulary, and I read a lot to relax. I have studied and used my knowledge of English language structure and function for years. I have a general secondary teaching credential from the State of California. I really enjoy helping people and teaching what I know.
Writing,

Writing

I can help you understand the English language so that writing will soon become easy and natural for you. I have written all types of non-fiction, including essays and research papers. I truly enjoy teaching and passing along what I know to others.
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

Sports/Recreation

Ballroom Dancing,

Ballroom Dancing

I took ballroom dancing as a teenager, and have always loved to dance. I can waltz, foxtrot, jitterbug, square dance, and so some Latin dances.
Needlework,

Needlework

I usually produce two to three sweaters per year. I also knit infinity scarves, gloves, hand warmers with thumb covers, hats, and most any pattern if I can figure it out. I taught my neighbor how to start a crocheted baby blanket, and helped her knit a sweater jacket with pockets. I taught both my daughters to knit. I enjoy teaching knitting.
Sewing

Sewing

I made a linen suit, with a lined jacket with bound buttonholes, for my high school graduation. I have made women's and men's pants with a zipper placket, no problem. I have made dresses, and even made my senior prom formal. I enjoy teaching others what I know and monitoring and helping you while you sew.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I can help you understand the English language so that writing will soon become easy and natural for you. I have written all types of non-fiction, including essays and research papers. I truly enjoy teaching and passing along what I know to others.
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Test Preparation

PSAT

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understanding, and great tutor!

Martha knows where my struggle lies and shows me how to keep sentences simple. She understands my flaws by going the extra mile to get me some books to better increase my grammar, and composition. I look forward to to the upcoming lessons with Martha.

Yama, 3 lessons with Martha

Patient and Empathetic

Martha is tutoring me for my math college placement test. She is great at picking up on the areas for improvement and keeps her instructions at a comfortable pace. I highly recommend Martha if you are lookjavascript:void(0);ing for a tutor that is friendly and empathetic.

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Martha B.

$40/hour

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