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Ali S.

Oakland, CA

$50/hour

Engaging Science Sessions with Certified Teacher Masters in Education

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Loyola University Chicago
Biology
Dominican University; M.A Education
Master's

Education

Loyola University Chicago (Biology)

Dominican University; M.A Education (Master's)

About Ali

"Mr. S is fun, creative, energetic and sometimes just like us/" That's typically the kind of feedback that I received from my students at the end of a semester of teaching my high school chemistry course. My strategy is a simple one: find out where you are, what are your goals and then break down the material to build you up. Oh, and I have a lot of fun while doing it. (Sometimes, I get called Mr. Sassy, but it's all in the spirit of learning). What I love about tutoring is giving people a sense of empowerment, the feeling that you can accomplish what you set out to do. So, if you're looking for a tutoring session that's going to push you to learn science in a fun and engaging way, then this is the place to be.

Long story short, this isn't my first rodeo. Over the past 5 years of teaching and tutoring, I've seen a more than most. I started my career as a peer tutor, and then transitioned to a tutoring role at the Loyola University Chicago, tutoring subjects such as biology, physics, organic chemistry and Asian Languages. After my first term as a tutor, I was awarded tutor of the term over 60 other candidates. After my first year, I was awarded the Tutor of the Year Award, scholarship, and a promotion to be the position of Tutor lead. At that point I was responsible for monitoring, evaluating and giving feedback to the center's 65 tutors. After a year, I transitioned to head the tutoring department for the Modern Languages and Literature division of the University. I pursued my passion for teaching and became a fully credentialed high school instructor teaching at an one of only 5 early-college STEM schools in the state. My classroom has been visited by the mayor of the city, the Bureau of Labor, and the CEO of one of the largest school systems in the nation. I've been awarded the innovator award for my success in creating a culture of engagement with students through hands-on learning in the sciences. During this time, I completed a Masters degree in Education with a specialty in science education.

I have a full state-certified license to teach high school sciences including but not limited to: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, as well as Earth and Space Science. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Masters degree in Education.

So let's push it to the limit, reach your goals,(take a moment to laugh) and just have fun doing it!
Contact me for hours and scheduling so we find what works for you! Wish you the best! Mr. S
"Mr. S is fun, creative, energetic and sometimes just like us/" That's typically the kind of feedback that I received from my students at the end of a semester of teaching my high school chemistry course. My strategy is a simple one: find out where you are, what are your goals and then Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Oakland, CA 94611
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

Along with having a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, I've taught high school science to hundreds of students. I love teaching and designing lessons. I've also lead the tutoring centers for two university departments. While working for Loyola University Chicago, I was awarded the Tutor of the Year award over 65 other candidates for my work teaching chemistry to the center's clients. As a teacher, I was a two-time Innovator Award recipient. In short, this isn't my first rodeo.

Chemistry

I've taught high school chemistry to hundreds of students. I love teaching and designing lessons. I've also lead the tutoring centers for two university departments. While working for Loyola University Chicago, I was awarded the Tutor of the Year award over 65 other candidates for my work teaching chemistry to the center's clients. As a teacher, I was a two-time Innovator Award recipient. In short, this isn't my first rodeo.

Loyola University Chicago
Biology
Dominican University; M.A Education
Master's

Education

Loyola University Chicago (Biology)

Dominican University; M.A Education (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ali will travel within 15 miles of Oakland, CA 94611.