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Sean T.

Hemet, CA

$40/hour

A real scientist who is interested in education

Background check passed as of 12/8/14
5.0 average from 3 ratings

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Sun Yat-sen University (China)
Biochemistry
Sun Yat-sen University (China)
Master's
University of Hong Kong
PhD

Education

Sun Yat-sen University (China) (Biochemistry)

Sun Yat-sen University (China) (Master's)

University of Hong Kong (PhD)

About Sean

I am a scientist with more than 10 years of hands-on experiences. What I am good at is not just the knowledge per se, but also the way to effectively learn new things constantly. I firmly know that studying experiment-based science, such as chemistry and biology, requires both students and instructors to get deeply involved in interactive conversations and hand-on work. As your tutor, my role will aim to introduce you not the fragmental knowledge pieces (e.g. laws, equations, etc.) but the whole background that led to significant scientific discoveries. Hopefully, this can trigger your interest in science and thus you may well perceive the motivations behind those discoveries made by precedent scientists. Furthermore, you can learn to evaluate those motivations critically, and assess the significance of the relevant experiments as they analyze the current knowledge themselves. In addition, I will also encourage you to realize that our daily life indeed greatly benefits from those momentous findings.

After my tutoring, you should be able to eventually understand the core scientific concepts, and certainly you can be better prepared for your academic tests. My goal is to manifest that the study of science is rooted upon a creative process of which the analysis of experimental data that leads to a connection between nature and human being. According to my academic experience of delivering profound research results to the public, I believe that with my help, you will acquire the ability to develop your own understanding of scientific topics, and thus to create your process that can efficiently grasp new scientific subjects. As part of the process, I would rather take it as my own task to ensure that you will feel free to express diverse opinions, but meanwhile with respect to logic and evidence. Moreover, since scientific findings have historically been made by various individuals with various beliefs from various cultural backgrounds, it becomes crucial that the teaching must be presented within a multicultural framework, including great achievements made in all places in the world.

I am a proponent, as well as a beneficiary, of goal-oriented learning. I certainly believe that there are some basic principles of sciences that every educated citizen must well know so as to fulfill their duties in future society. In addition, as an active researcher, I value technology and critical thinking very much. Therefore, I will also try to expose you to the progress of technology, as well as the controversial issues in current scientific community. After the training, you should know that all the taught lessons may need to be critically examined in future. The learning based on intensive thinking has proven to be extremely effective. Also, you will be required to engage in extensive academic exercises (e.g. test, quiz, ...) so that you have the opportunity to review what you have learnt and exchange your thoughts via group study together with me. I may also want you to keep a weekly note of some selected scientific articles, recording your responses to the topics of interest, analyzing what you read, and criticizing the source report. This is useful because it provides a chance to you who may be a bit reluctant to ask questions in the class but may feel relaxed to do so when writing a research review. Moreover, by asking you to keep an eye on current scientific progress, it may afford me the opportunity to comprehensively assess your learning characteristics such as critical thinking and creativity instead of simply by relying on a combination of formal quiz and final examination.

In summary, I am very enthusiastic to provide you an interactive learning environment that adapts you to the rapid-paced modern science.
I am a scientist with more than 10 years of hands-on experiences. What I am good at is not just the knowledge per se, but also the way to effectively learn new things constantly. I firmly know that studying experiment-based science, such as Read more

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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Hemet, CA 92543
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Probability, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry,
Genetics, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Science
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Computer Programming,
DOS,
Linux,
Macintosh,
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Python,
SQL, Visual Basic
Language:
Chinese
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

I have over 10 years of hand-on research experience in several world-class institutes. I easily passed CSET_chemistry test (the test for further chemistry teacher) recently with great score.

Chinese

Chinese Mandarin is my native language, and in addition, when I was a high school student, I got very good grades in Chinese learning. On the other hand, I speak English on daily basis.

Computer Programming

I earned great test grades related to computer science when I was a college student and later a postgraduate. In addition, computer programming was an important part of my PhD research, and therefore I've learned the fundamental programming skills as well as quite a few useful tools. I've kept using these skills and tools for the coming years and published couples of scientific papers. I believe my programming skills have been well tested and thus should be eligible for tutoring work.

DOS

Command-line based operating system can be repelling to most of people, but to me, it is as natural as graphic user interface, simply because I started to know computer by it. Hence, I feel very comfortable in working with DOS (or Unix) system. Not just that, I'm pretty familiar with the DOS-based tools, too (e.g. batch-processing command).

Linux

Command-line based operating system can be repelling to most of people, but to me, it is as natural as graphic user interface, simply because I started to know computer by it. Hence, I feel very comfortable in working with Linux (or other Unix-like system). As anther proof of my eligibility, I've used linux as my workstation to finish quite a few research projects of biological computation, and as result, published some research papers.

Macintosh

I've been an intensive Mac user since 2005, experiencing several OS X versions from Panther (10.3) all the way to Maverick (current version). Through all these years of practice, I'm now very skilled regarding basic as well as advanced operations on Mac. Also, I know well about the mac versions of common software, including MS Office, Adobe CS, iWork, iPhoto, etc.

Microsoft Outlook

I've been using MS Outlook for many years, and dealt with a lot of issues regarding email management with the software. Through the process, I've learned how to set up accounts, build up calendar events, handling emailing, as well as other functionality provided by the program.

Microsoft Windows

I've been using MS Windows for over a decade, starting from Win 95 all the way to Win 10. Moreover, I'm a power user who not just uses the computer as a tool, but also study the system to solve common problems and understand how the combination of hardware and software works. In addition, I got great scores when I studied Windows-based computer at college; and I manually assembled quite a few computers with retail parts.

Physics

Physics was my favorite subject when I was in high school. I've learned and taught physics based on comprehension, which I believe leads to the best learning result. Recently, I just passed the CSET Physics test, the subject exam for teachers, with full points.

Python

Computer programming can be repelling to most of people, but to me, it is as natural as daily language, simply because it is the way I deal with computers. Especially with Python, I've used it as my major tool to finish quite a few research projects of biological computation, and as result, published some research papers.

Sun Yat-sen University (China)
Biochemistry
Sun Yat-sen University (China)
Master's
University of Hong Kong
PhD

Education

Sun Yat-sen University (China) (Biochemistry)

Sun Yat-sen University (China) (Master's)

University of Hong Kong (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sean will travel within 20 miles of Hemet, CA 92543.