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David M.

Sacramento, CA

$50/hour

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Metropolitan State College of Denver
Biology
University of California, Davis
Enrolled

Education

Metropolitan State College of Denver (Biology)

University of California, Davis (Enrolled)

About David

I have a B.S. in Biology, am a 5th year PhD student in Microbiology, and have significant experience in math up to and including calculus 1, physics, and chemistry through biochemistry I. I worked at Metropolitan State College's tutoring center for 3 years as a Lead Tutor due to my expertise and positive responses from those I've tutored. I graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver cum laude with a 3.86 gpa and a 4.0 gpa in my major. In my PhD, I have spent 6 quarters TAing for BIS2A at UC Davis, and received highly favorable reviews from students I worked with.

My general philosophy stems from a simple approach: You succeed best when I help you come to the answers on your own. While I am passionate about the subjects I tutor, I've learned that people do better when the answers aren't just given to them. I give logic and reason to come to answers, and enjoy using real-world examples to help solidify the ideas we're working on. If one way of thinking doesn't work for you, we'll try another. I'm incredibly patient, enthusiastic, and optimistic without losing a sense of realism. I firmly believe that everyone can learn and appreciate science and math, and that includes you!
I have a B.S. in Biology, am a 5th year PhD student in Microbiology, and have significant experience in math up to and including calculus 1, physics, and chemistry through biochemistry I. I worked at Metropolitan State College's tutoring center for 3 years as a Lead Tutor due to my expertise and positive responses from those I've tutored. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Sacramento, CA 95833
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics,
Microbiology,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

My B.S. is in Biology. In addition, I am currently pursuing a PhD in Microbiology with a Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology. I have TA'ed six quarters of introductory biology on a collegiate level, and I have extensive experience as a tutor in biology.

Chemistry

My undergraduate minor is in chemistry. In addition, I spent 3 years as a tutor at Metropolitan State University of Denver's tutoring center where I predominantly tutored general chemistry and math. Chemistry can be a lot of fun if you know how to think about it in the right way, and I prefer using visual representations to help cement the big ideas.

Genetics

I have taken and received an A in a college level genetics class as well as a college level virology course (which is in many ways advanced genetics). In addition, I tutored genetics for over two years at Metropolitan State University of Denver's Student Academic Success tutoring center, including both group tutoring and one-on-one tutoring in genetics. One student I tutored went from a D in the class to a B over the period of time I tutored them.

Microbiology

I have taken both General Microbiology (a 2000 level undergraduate class) and Pathogenic Microbiology (a 4000 level class) and completed both with A's. I will continue to take classes devoted to this study in the fall, and my ultimate goal is to seek a PhD in this field, so I will always remain current on the topic. As a tutor at Metropolitan State College of Denver, I have been approved to tutor General Microbiology and will be approved for Pathogenic Microbiology in the fall when I return to work there.

Organic Chemistry

I have taken organic chemistry 1 and received an A in the course on my first attempt. In addition, during my last semester as a tutor at Metropolitan State University of Denver's tutoring center, I tutored 3 students in organic chemistry 1, all of whom passed the class on their first try with my help.

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Biology
University of California, Davis
Enrolled

Education

Metropolitan State College of Denver (Biology)

University of California, Davis (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 20 miles of Sacramento, CA 95833.