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Spenser R.

Patient, Kind and Engaged Science & Math Tutor

Patient, Kind and Engaged Science & Math Tutor

$65/hour

  • 145 hours tutoring

  • Newport Coast, CA 92657

About Spenser


Bio

Hello,

I'm Spenser, and I'm grateful for your visit to my profile and for the prospects of working together to improve your science and math learning experience!

A bit about myself: I graduated in 2014, magna cum laude with Distinction in Research, from Cornell University with a degree in Nutritional Biochemistry (on a pre-med track). I took a "gap year" between my undergraduate studies and medical school to further pursue my research interests in public health nutrition, nutrigenomics (the...

Hello,

I'm Spenser, and I'm grateful for your visit to my profile and for the prospects of working together to improve your science and math learning experience!

A bit about myself: I graduated in 2014, magna cum laude with Distinction in Research, from Cornell University with a degree in Nutritional Biochemistry (on a pre-med track). I took a "gap year" between my undergraduate studies and medical school to further pursue my research interests in public health nutrition, nutrigenomics (the study of how diet influences the expression of genetic information), and gastrointestinal physiology. I have published several seminal papers in peer-reviewed biomedical science journals, and am currently leading a multi-site pre-clinical study that aims to elucidate how the collective microbial community in our gut (the microbiome) influences our ability to utilize nutrients from our diet. I'm now an MD/PhD student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Aside from my current position, I am passionate about learning, and find that working one-on-one with other students is a mutually enriching and rewarding experience. I have had exposure to many different types of learning methods, and I bring several years of direct tutoring experience with students of all ages in various science (i.e., general/ organic chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy & physiology) and math (i.e., pre-algebra through calculus) disciplines, as well as in the applied sciences and technical/ biomedical research writing. I find that successful mastery of subject content involves the following: 1) working with the student in a relaxed and familiar environment, 2) fostering a student-tutor "match" based on mutual respect and great communication, 3) understanding and addressing the root cause of potential road blocks to learning, 4) tailoring a study plan to reflect the unique needs of the student, and 5) consistent, challenging (yet not overwhelming) reinforcement of subject material.

As a life-long learner, I like to show my students the often abstract applications of challenging content to real life problems and solutions. Engaging them on such a level they enjoy and feel comfortable with is, in my opinion, a basic tenet of successful teaching. As a side note, I require at least two, 60 minute lessons with all my students. I find that having such a schedule is the most efficacious way for my students to improve subject understanding.

Please contact me should you be interested in working together!


Education

Cornell University
Nutritional Biochemistry
University of Arizona College of Medicine (currently enrolled)
MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine (currently enrolled)
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Rate details: Group rates are offered upon request.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Newport Coast, CA 92657
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/20/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've graduated with honors from a highly challenging and competitive undergraduate institution (Cornell University), and have years of experience learning the best ways to prepare and plan for, as well as succeed in, my academics. I've also worked one-on-one with students as a private tutor and teaching assistant to help them acquire necessary study skills (e.g., learning how to construct and follow a study plan, set goals, and balance academic/social priorities) for academic success.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling

English

Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Writing

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've graduated with honors from a highly challenging and competitive undergraduate institution (Cornell University), and have years of experience learning the best ways to prepare and plan for, as well as succeed in, my academics. I've also worked one-on-one with students as a private tutor and teaching assistant to help them acquire necessary study skills (e.g., learning how to construct and follow a study plan, set goals, and balance academic/social priorities) for academic success.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Prealgebra, Reading, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've graduated with honors from a highly challenging and competitive undergraduate institution (Cornell University), and have years of experience learning the best ways to prepare and plan for, as well as succeed in, my academics. I've also worked one-on-one with students as a private tutor and teaching assistant to help them acquire necessary study skills (e.g., learning how to construct and follow a study plan, set goals, and balance academic/social priorities) for academic success.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I've graduated with honors from a highly challenging and competitive undergraduate institution (Cornell University), and have years of experience learning the best ways to prepare and plan for, as well as succeed in, my academics. I've also worked one-on-one with students as a private tutor and teaching assistant to help them acquire necessary study skills (e.g., learning how to construct and follow a study plan, set goals, and balance academic/social priorities) for academic success.

Science

Nutrition,

Nutrition

I completed my B.S. in nutritional sciences (concentrating in molecular nutrition), graduating magna cum laude, from the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). While at Cornell and prior to medical school, I have published five original research articles in peer-reviewed basic and applied science journals on various topics pertaining to nutrition (nutrigenomics, gastrointestinal physiology and nutrient uptake, nutrient biomarker development, etc.). Also, I have tutored undergraduate and graduate science students at Cornell University as a teaching assistant in nutrition courses (such as NS 3450, Physiochemical and Biological Aspects of Food) as well as supervised student research projects in the nutritional sciences.
Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Physiology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I've graduated with honors from a highly challenging and competitive undergraduate institution (Cornell University), and have years of experience learning the best ways to prepare and plan for, as well as succeed in, my academics. I've also worked one-on-one with students as a private tutor and teaching assistant to help them acquire necessary study skills (e.g., learning how to construct and follow a study plan, set goals, and balance academic/social priorities) for academic success.

Sports/Recreation

Nutrition

Nutrition

I completed my B.S. in nutritional sciences (concentrating in molecular nutrition), graduating magna cum laude, from the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). While at Cornell and prior to medical school, I have published five original research articles in peer-reviewed basic and applied science journals on various topics pertaining to nutrition (nutrigenomics, gastrointestinal physiology and nutrient uptake, nutrient biomarker development, etc.). Also, I have tutored undergraduate and graduate science students at Cornell University as a teaching assistant in nutrition courses (such as NS 3450, Physiochemical and Biological Aspects of Food) as well as supervised student research projects in the nutritional sciences.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've graduated with honors from a highly challenging and competitive undergraduate institution (Cornell University), and have years of experience learning the best ways to prepare and plan for, as well as succeed in, my academics. I've also worked one-on-one with students as a private tutor and teaching assistant to help them acquire necessary study skills (e.g., learning how to construct and follow a study plan, set goals, and balance academic/social priorities) for academic success.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Reading, Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Knowledgeable and Patient. Very well prepared.

Spenser has been a great help to our son. He's patient and very good at explaining the content. He makes the subject easy to understand and helped my son accomplish his first 100% on a math test. We highly recommend Spenser!

Jeanine, 6 lessons with Spenser

My Favorite Yet

Spenser is a very patient, smart, and helpful tutor. I can be a difficult student sometimes I have a hard time understanding things and he makes it so easy to learn. There hasn't been a question that Spenser hasn't been able to help me with and he always makes time to help me if I'm having a hard time :)

Victoria, 9 lessons with Spenser

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