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Donna D.

Pasadena, CA

$60/hour

Patient USC PhD grad specializing in statistics, biostats, research

700+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/20/14
4.9 average from 234 ratings
From F to B in two months!
— Marlen, Northridge, CA on 5/25/17

$60/Hour


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Pomona College
Biology
(1) University of Southern California
Other
(1) University of Southern California
PhD

Education

Pomona College (Biology)

(1) University of Southern California (Other)

(1) University of Southern California (PhD)

About Donna

I have a PhD in epidemiology and a Masters in Public Health from USC. My undergraduate degree is in biology. In college I tutored high school math and science. Before graduate school, I spent 3 years tutoring and teaching at a private home school. In graduate school I tutored graduate students in epidemiology and biostatistics. I currently teach health science subjects to undergraduate college students. My tutoring focus is in statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology. I work with all levels of students and have successfully worked with many returning adult students who had math anxiety or who need help with GRE test prep. In addition, I am available for help with developing research projects and writing. I am very familiar with the APA format.

In addition to my experiences and education, I have a good personality for tutoring. I am very patient and one of my main strengths is the ability to explain material in different ways so that my students will understand it. If someone is having trouble in a class understanding what the teacher is teaching, the student needs to hear the material explained in a different way. I can also explain complex ideas (such as those in biostatistics) using real life examples that can help in understanding.
I have a PhD in epidemiology and a Masters in Public Health from USC. My undergraduate degree is in biology. In college I tutored high school math and science. Before graduate school, I spent 3 years tutoring and teaching at a private home school. In graduate school I tutored graduate students in epidemiology and biostatistics. I currently teach Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My rates are negotiable. I charge $20 for lessons canceled with less than 24 hours notice.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Pasadena, CA 91104
Background Check: Passed

"From F to B in two months!"

- Marlen, Northridge, CA on 5/25/17

"Insightful and Discerning Tutor"

- Dean, Los Angeles, CA on 9/9/17

"Simply Outstanding"

- Jon, San Marino, CA on 6/5/17

"Great Tutor"

- Crystal, Los Angeles, CA on 9/21/16

"Perfect for AP Stats"

- Connor, La Canada Flintridge, CA on 6/8/16

"So Great!"

- Amber, Hacienda Heights, CA on 6/2/16

"Very knowledgeable and helpful"

- Shiva, Port Hueneme, CA on 12/25/15

"Knowledgable and patient tutor"

- Gregory, La Canada Flintridge, CA on 12/8/15

"Great Tutor"

- Bobby, Iowa City, IA on 11/12/15

"Fears put to rest for Biostatistics"

- Kelly, Los Angeles, CA on 11/6/15

"Patient"

- Gabriela, Baldwin Park, CA on 7/17/15

"Best tutor ever!"

- Rae, Altadena, CA on 7/13/15

"Highly recommend"

- Chelsea, Glendale, CA on 3/3/15

"Very flexible and builds confidence"

- Rebecca, Altadena, CA on 1/13/15

"Great, patient tutor who is always on time!"

- Nicole, Monrovia, CA on 10/15/14

"Great Tutor and Depednable"

- Student, Glendale, CA on 9/20/14

"Understands Biostatistics and SPSS"

- Candice, Pasadena, CA on 4/21/14

"FANTASTIC Tutor!"

- Julie, South Pasadena, CA on 6/23/13

"Thank you!"

- Jessica, Los Angeles, CA on 1/9/13

"Excellent tutor! If you need help, reserve a session with Donna now!"

- Hugh, Pasadena, CA on 9/3/12

"Patient, Quick to Explain In a Different Way"

- Danielle, South Pasadena, CA on 7/30/12

"Most Excellent!!!"

- Benett, Sierra Madre, CA on 7/11/12
Math:
Statistics
Science:
Biostatistics,
Nutrition
English:
English, Literature, Proofreading, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, SAS,
STATA
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biostatistics

I have a Masters in Public Health with a focus in biostatistics and epidemiology. I have a PhD in epidemiology and my coursework included several biostatistics courses. I used biostatistical methods regularly in my doctoral research work. I have tutored many undergraduate and graduate students in biostatistics courses. I also have experience teaching biostatistics as the college level.

SAS

As a Master of Public Health student in epidemiology/biostatistics I studied SAS. I continued to study and use SAS as a doctoral student. I use SAS now regularly for the statistical analysis of my research projects. I have provided guidance to classmates on the use of SAS.

Pomona College
Biology
(1) University of Southern California
Other
(1) University of Southern California
PhD

Education

Pomona College (Biology)

(1) University of Southern California (Other)

(1) University of Southern California (PhD)

From F to B in two months!

Donna helped me to get from an F on my midterm to a B on my final in just two months. When I met her I was already half way through my business statistics course and very very lost. I had met with several tutors already but being someone who finds math very challenging I hadn't had any luck finding someone who could explain the material well. Donna was extremely knowledgeable, always professional

— Marlen, Northridge, CA on 5/25/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My rates are negotiable. I charge $20 for lessons canceled with less than 24 hours notice.

Travel policy

Donna will travel within 10 miles of Pasadena, CA 91104.