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Thomas M.

STEM Tutor & PhD Engineering Student

STEM Tutor & PhD Engineering Student

$72/hour

  • 85 hours tutoring

  • Los Gatos, CA 95032


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About Thomas


Bio

I'm a professional student of science and engineering with 4 years' tutoring experience.

I started as a Finance major in undergrad, during which I devised and testing trading strategies. Upon graduating in 2009, I began a post-baccalaureate in health sciences and worked at UCSF as a researcher for a year, then worked at Amgen for 4 more years. During this time, I volunteered as a tutor and senior college advisor at College Track San Francisco. I am returning to the rewarding world of...

I'm a professional student of science and engineering with 4 years' tutoring experience.

I started as a Finance major in undergrad, during which I devised and testing trading strategies. Upon graduating in 2009, I began a post-baccalaureate in health sciences and worked at UCSF as a researcher for a year, then worked at Amgen for 4 more years. During this time, I volunteered as a tutor and senior college advisor at College Track San Francisco. I am returning to the rewarding world of tutoring now that I'm in graduate school for a PhD in Bioinformatics. It's a great way to reengage with students learning these topics for the first time (and also to take a break from my professors and thesis advisors).

Contact me to set a tutoring appointment, and I'll work with you to meet your academic goals.


Education

University of San Francisco
Finance
University of California Santa Cruz
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $72
  • Rate details: Rates may be negotiable.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Los Gatos, CA 95032
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/5/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel and I go way back. My first introduction to Excel was a using it as a graphing program for a middle school science project. I continued using it throughout high school and college for both school assignments and personal use. Excel continued to be my go-to spreadsheet solution for analyzing scientific data as a biology research professional, which often employed the use of VBA scripts to automate jobs.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel and I go way back. My first introduction to Excel was a using it as a graphing program for a middle school science project. I continued using it throughout high school and college for both school assignments and personal use. Excel continued to be my go-to spreadsheet solution for analyzing scientific data as a biology research professional, which often employed the use of VBA scripts to automate jobs.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

MS Outlook was my part of my everyday email needs from 2004 to 2014, both personally and professionally. I can tutor topics ranging from basic message editing, to mailbox organization, to automation (with a little help in VBA). I can help you handle your email correspondence like a pro.
Python,

Python

I use Python as an engineering grad student to explore "big data" questions applied to cancer genetics. Before starting grad school, I had no experience with programming and had to become proficient quickly in order to survive a graduate program in Bioinformatics. Coming from a non-CS background makes me well equipped to tutor and teach python to students from other fields. Namely, I'm qualified to teach the basics the Python, as well as more advanced libraries like pandas, seaborn, and sklearn. The way I self-teach via "learning by doing": tackling small coding projects that provide a guided learning experience and provide a portfolio of python work.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel and I go way back. My first introduction to Excel was a using it as a graphing program for a middle school science project. I continued using it throughout high school and college for both school assignments and personal use. Excel continued to be my go-to spreadsheet solution for analyzing scientific data as a biology research professional, which often employed the use of VBA scripts to automate jobs.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

My combined 6 years of professional experience in biology -- from academic labs at UCSF (medical microbiology), industrial labs at Amgen (genetics-based target discovery), and in my current PhD work (bioinformatics) -- qualifies me as a content expert in biology. I specialize in molecular biology topics and techniques (biotechnology), but I can also help with "macro" topics varying from population genetics to ecology. I also placed in the 96th percentile for the biological sciences section of the MCAT, which speaks to my varied understanding of all things biology.
Chemistry

Chemistry

The basis of my personal and professional interest (biological science) lies Chemistry. Apart from earning all "A"s in Chem 1, Chem 2, OChem 1, Ochem 2, and Biochemistry, I also had to employ my understanding of chemistry in a research setting. Optimizing DNA preps, developing RNA synthesis, and performing biosensor tech development, all required a solid understanding of chemistry topics from inorganic chemistry (stoichiometry, acid/base, electrochemistry) to organic chemistry (redox reactions, polymers, synthesis).

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

My combined 6 years of professional experience in biology -- from academic labs at UCSF (medical microbiology), industrial labs at Amgen (genetics-based target discovery), and in my current PhD work (bioinformatics) -- qualifies me as a content expert in biology. I specialize in molecular biology topics and techniques (biotechnology), but I can also help with "macro" topics varying from population genetics to ecology. I also placed in the 96th percentile for the biological sciences section of the MCAT, which speaks to my varied understanding of all things biology.
Chemistry

Chemistry

The basis of my personal and professional interest (biological science) lies Chemistry. Apart from earning all "A"s in Chem 1, Chem 2, OChem 1, Ochem 2, and Biochemistry, I also had to employ my understanding of chemistry in a research setting. Optimizing DNA preps, developing RNA synthesis, and performing biosensor tech development, all required a solid understanding of chemistry topics from inorganic chemistry (stoichiometry, acid/base, electrochemistry) to organic chemistry (redox reactions, polymers, synthesis).

Science

Biology,

Biology

My combined 6 years of professional experience in biology -- from academic labs at UCSF (medical microbiology), industrial labs at Amgen (genetics-based target discovery), and in my current PhD work (bioinformatics) -- qualifies me as a content expert in biology. I specialize in molecular biology topics and techniques (biotechnology), but I can also help with "macro" topics varying from population genetics to ecology. I also placed in the 96th percentile for the biological sciences section of the MCAT, which speaks to my varied understanding of all things biology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

The basis of my personal and professional interest (biological science) lies Chemistry. Apart from earning all "A"s in Chem 1, Chem 2, OChem 1, Ochem 2, and Biochemistry, I also had to employ my understanding of chemistry in a research setting. Optimizing DNA preps, developing RNA synthesis, and performing biosensor tech development, all required a solid understanding of chemistry topics from inorganic chemistry (stoichiometry, acid/base, electrochemistry) to organic chemistry (redox reactions, polymers, synthesis).
Genetics

Genetics

My combined 5 years experience in cancer genomics -- both in industrial drug discovery and in my current PhD work -- qualifies me as a content expert in genetics. From Mendelian to molecular genetics, denovo sequencing to personalized medicine: I am ready to bolster your understanding of nearly all things genomic.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

My combined 6 years of professional experience in biology -- from academic labs at UCSF (medical microbiology), industrial labs at Amgen (genetics-based target discovery), and in my current PhD work (bioinformatics) -- qualifies me as a content expert in biology. I specialize in molecular biology topics and techniques (biotechnology), but I can also help with "macro" topics varying from population genetics to ecology. I also placed in the 96th percentile for the biological sciences section of the MCAT, which speaks to my varied understanding of all things biology.
Chemistry

Chemistry

The basis of my personal and professional interest (biological science) lies Chemistry. Apart from earning all "A"s in Chem 1, Chem 2, OChem 1, Ochem 2, and Biochemistry, I also had to employ my understanding of chemistry in a research setting. Optimizing DNA preps, developing RNA synthesis, and performing biosensor tech development, all required a solid understanding of chemistry topics from inorganic chemistry (stoichiometry, acid/base, electrochemistry) to organic chemistry (redox reactions, polymers, synthesis).

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (43 ratings)
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Reviews

Great help for my son's science project

Thomas came in a short notice for helping out my son with his science project. My son said that Thomas helped him a lot! Look forward to the next session with him.

Vivian, 1 lesson with Thomas

Very knowledgeable Biology Tutor

Very knowledgeable; Willing to work with you to fit your schedule. No problem recommending if you need help in Biology.

Ping, 1 lesson with Thomas

Tutor knowledgeable of the topics!

gives you good input and pointers. Prompt and friendly. Have the correct topic ready to make the most of the session. Found him easy to talk to. If I have more questions will definitely ping him.

Vasu, 1 lesson with Thomas

Professional, Thorough and Versatile

Thomas aided and increased my understanding in the Python programming subject. Thomas was easy to understand with his use of applied metaphors, analogies and visual aids. I was introduced to the fundamentals in Python. I gained an understanding of Anaconda and notebooks such as Jupyter. We covered values, functions, methods, tuples and an array of basics in Python language programming.

Jason, 1 lesson with Thomas

Excellent Tutor!

My son had regular sessions with Thomas for grade 11 AP Bio and it was extremely helpful. He is a diverse young man who easily connected with my son on many different levels, which also made the sessions fun. He not only effectively taught the biology but also study and testing strategies. Thomas is very pleasant, flexible with his schedule, and always got back to me quickly, which I appreciated with a busy teenager. We are already booked to continue with Thomas for senior year and college planning. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Ann, 10 lessons with Thomas

Very knowledgeable and patient

Thomas knows his stuff. He also makes sure I get the material before moving onto the next topic. I appreciate his patience and his courteousness. I highly recommend him!

Celeste , 3 lessons with Thomas

Extremely knowledgable and an excellent teacher

It's rare to find someone so well-rounded in their intelligence - especially who is also an excellent teacher and communicator. Best investment I've made in a long time! A++++

Benjamin, 4 lessons with Thomas

$72/hour

Thomas M.

$72/hour

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