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Ramin F.

Irvine, CA

$55/hour

Professional Instruction in Biology, Chemistry, Piano and Music Theory

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 9/29/15
4.9 average from 152 ratings
A Passionate and Intelligent Teacher
— Nicholas, Santa Ana, CA on 10/17/16

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California State University Fullerton
Biology and Music

Education

California State University Fullerton (Biology and Music)

About Ramin

I graduated cum laude from California State University, Fullerton. I majored in Biological Science (concentration in cell and developmental biology) and Music (concentration in classical piano), and pursued minors in Chemistry and Psychology.

Biology and Chemistry:

My knowledge in these two fields comes from the experience I have gained by working in the laboratory and not just by taking courses. During my undergraduate years, I was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) research scholar and participated in biochemistry and molecular biology research projects for three years, where I conducted research on trace metal transporters, HIV, and also performed molecular cloning. After graduation, I also worked for a biotech company involved in the production of vaccines. I have tutored both topics privately for seven years and also for one year at the tutoring center of Orange Coast College. Recently, I took my Dental Admission Test (DAT) and scored in the 99% percentile in both the biology and chemistry portion of the exam. After several years of teaching and working in the lab, explaining biological and chemical phenomena comes very natural to me and I can easily break down any complex topic into simple terms that are easily digestible.

Piano and Music Theory:

Piano teaching is unfortunately an unregulated field. Over 90% of the teachers out there have not had any training in teaching and gain minimal teaching skills by experimenting on their students. Pursuing a music degree is not just about playing an instrument. It also provides a vast knowledge of theory, history, the literature for the instrument, along with pedagogical training, all of which the average piano teacher lacks. I have been through an intensive one-year course of piano pedagogy and have been officially trained to teach the piano. With my involvement in other fields of study in addition to music, I have specialized in certain aspects of teaching and have a very unique approach when it comes to working with students. I greatly emphasize upon the neurological aspects involved in music, including how learning and memory occurs within the brain and various methods of mental preparation for performances. I also have an extensive knowledge of the human anatomy with respect to proper technique, injury prevention, and recovery from music-related injuries. Lastly, I was selected as a "Pianists in Performance" artist for CSUF during my last two years.
I graduated cum laude from California State University, Fullerton. I majored in Biological Science (concentration in cell and developmental biology) and Music (concentration in classical piano), and pursued minors in Chemistry and Psychology.

Biology and Chemistry:

My knowledge in these two fields comes from the experience I
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I reserve the right to charge for the scheduled lesson at full price if it is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Irvine, CA 92614
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"A Passionate and Intelligent Teacher"

- Nicholas, Santa Ana, CA on 10/17/16

"Great tutor"

- Karin, Newport Coast, CA on 1/11/17
Ramin replied on 1/17/2017

Thank you Karin! I'm glad we had a very productive first lesson and delighted to hear such positive feedback! I look forward to working with your son again.

"Very knowledgeable tutor!"

- Cole, Lake Forest, CA on 11/14/16

"Productive and Knowledgeable"

- Trent, Irvine, CA on 10/23/16

"Great Tutor!"

- Nancy, Orange, CA on 10/11/16

"Intuitive, intelligent and a patient tutor..."

- Joanne, San Juan Capistrano, CA on 10/3/16
Ramin replied on 10/7/2016

Thank you Joanne, for your kind words! I'm delighted to hear such wonderful feedback and glad I was able to spark enthusiasm in her. Your daughter is brilliant and it's a joy to work with her. I look forward to our future lessons.

"Biology Tutor"

- Jill, Newport Beach, CA on 2/28/16
Ramin replied on 3/2/2016

Thank you Jill! It makes me very happy to hear that things are working well. He is indeed very smart, and with a little bit of extra help, I am certain that he will be quite successful.

"Great tutor!"

- Lisa, Huntington Beach, CA on 1/16/16
Ramin replied on 1/18/2016

I appreciate your kind words! I'm glad I can help and delighted to hear such great feedback. I look forward to future lessons with your daughter.

"Understanding and patient tutor"

- Ben, Irvine, CA on 10/25/15

"Great tutor!"

- Kristin, Corona Del Mar, CA on 10/13/15
Ramin replied on 10/23/2015

Thank you Kristin! I appreciate your nice feedback. I'm glad I can help and look forward to continuing working with your daughter.

"Phenomenal Teacher!"

- Piam, Irvine, CA on 10/12/15
Ramin replied on 10/23/2015

Thank you for your kind words! It's truly been a pleasure working with you.

"Fantastic tutor!"

- Alicia, Laguna Hills, CA on 1/30/15
Science:
Biology,
Chemistry

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.

Biology

I have a B.S. in biological science with a focus on cell and developmental biology and have tutored this topic privately for seven years and for one year at the tutoring center of Orange Coast College. Biology could be extremely tedious if the intention is to just memorize molecules and pathways. I really focus on connecting all the microscopic events to the bigger picture with real life examples to not only help my students remember the material better, but to spark enthusiasm and help them enjoy the topic.

Chemistry

I have a minor in chemistry and have taken four years of chemistry courses (general, organic, and biological chemistry as well as nutritional biochemistry and metabolism). I have been tutoring this topic privately for seven years and also for one year at the tutoring center of Orange Coast College.

Music Theory

I have had four years of music theory as a part of my music degree and have tutored this subject for the past five years.

Piano

I have a bachelor's in music with a focus on classical piano. I have an extensive background in music theory and history. With one year of intensive pedagogical training and my involvement in other fields of study in addition to music, I have specialized in certain aspects of teaching and have a very unique approach when it comes to working with students. I greatly emphasize upon the neurological aspects involved in music, including how learning and memory occurs within the brain and various methods of mental preparation for performances. I also have an extensive knowledge of the human anatomy with respect to proper technique, injury prevention, and recovery from music-related injuries. Furthermore, I was selected as a "Pianists in Performance" artist for CSUF during my last two years.

California State University Fullerton
Biology and Music

Education

California State University Fullerton (Biology and Music)

A Passionate and Intelligent Teacher

I’m a second year college student and Ramin has been working with me on both biology and chemistry. He works efficiently and doesn’t waste time. He is extremely intelligent and detail-oriented, and his knowledge goes way beyond the material we cover. He has been showing me how to think critically and use deductive reasoning to break down problems in a logical fashion. I have been unenthusiastic ab

— Nicholas, Santa Ana, CA on 10/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I reserve the right to charge for the scheduled lesson at full price if it is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Travel policy

Ramin will travel within 8 miles of Irvine, CA 92614.