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Sharika V.

Newbury Park, CA

$55/hour

Science, Math, English

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/11/15
5.0 average from 22 ratings
Sharika knows her Chemistry!!!
— Gina, Simi Valley, CA on 3/11/15

$55/Hour


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University of California, Santa Cruz
Biology

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz (Biology)

About Sharika

Education is the most powerful weapon and I am a true believer that those who have extensive knowledge in an area should try their best to pass on that knowledge. My passion is learning and I strive to help my students feel the same way about learning. Learning can be fun with the right mentor. Be it a complicated math problem or the task of learning all the tenses in French, it can be successfully completed if there's someone to point you in the right direction.

I have a lot of experience both as a tutor and as a teacher for students ranging from ages 7-24. During my undergraduate years, I worked as a student teacher for a second grade class while simultaneously tutoring fellow undergraduates. My methods include helping the student see the big picture and then breaking it down into small manageable chunks, as this is less intimidating, entering into discussions about problems to get a clear picture of the problem areas, giving quizzes to test their knowledge and providing challenging homework that will help reinforce the ideas that were taught during the session.

My sessions aren't a time for me to lecture about the topic. It's a time for the student to ask me questions and for for us to then discuss the problem until a solution is arrived upon. I do not spoon feed my students and act more as a guide who helps the student reach the right conclusions. I find that this method yields a much higher retention rate and understanding of the subject than just providing students with answers with no explanations.

As a recent graduate from UCSC with a BS in Biology, I am capable of providing help in Biology, Chemistry, basic Physics, Math (pre-algebra, algebra 1/2, trig, stats (college level), geometry, calc 1/2), English and French.

I hope to hear from you soon and to be able to help you achieve academic success!
Education is the most powerful weapon and I am a true believer that those who have extensive knowledge in an area should try their best to pass on that knowledge. My passion is learning and I strive to help my students feel the same way about learning. Learning can be fun with the right mentor. Be it a complicated math problem or the task of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Newbury Park, CA 91320
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Sharika knows her Chemistry!!!"

- Gina, Simi Valley, CA on 3/11/15

"Quick assesment and right to work"

- Cristina, Newbury Park, CA on 11/25/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Statistics
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Physiology
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
SAS
Language:
Hindi
History:
Anthropology
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of California, Santa Cruz
Biology

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz (Biology)

Sharika knows her Chemistry!!!

Sharika has made the "light come on" with me and my Chemistry class. Where I was once in the dark with understanding the basic principals, Sharika has been like turning on the light in a otherwise dark room. I'm now helping some of my friends to understand our classes. Thanks, Sharika.

— Gina, Simi Valley, CA on 3/11/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sharika will travel within 20 miles of Newbury Park, CA 91320.