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Katherine M.

San Mateo, CA

$90/hour

Katherine, The Science Coach

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 23 ratings
A good Tutor
— Robert, San Mateo, CA on 12/18/16

$90/Hour


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Stanford University
Microbiology
UC Berkeley
MBA
Stanford University
Master's

Education

Stanford University (Microbiology)

UC Berkeley (MBA)

Stanford University (Master's)

About Katherine

My whole adult career has revolved around natural sciences. I studied Microbiology and Human Biology in college, then pursued an 8-year career in research. After earning my MBA, I was a manager in hospitals and medical clinics. My favorite part of management involved training and mentoring staff, and so I entered the teaching profession 18 years ago and taught high school science classes until retirement two years ago. I am passionate and enthusiastic about science and love teaching the subject to students. I also even take science vacations - wildlife safaris in Africa, visits to penguin colonies in Patagonia and Antarctica, wildlife viewing in the Rocky Mountains, and one of my favorite sites in London is the "whisper spot" inside St. Paul's Cathedral.

For the past two years, I have been tutoring students, and really enjoy working with them one-on-one. I work with their classroom materials and assist them to improve lab reports, understand homework problems and science concepts and write mock exam questions to help them improve their test performance. In addition, I work as a part-time substitute teacher for middle school and high school students.

I am a retired biology teacher with 16+ years experience teaching high school biology, AP Biology, introductory chemistry, basic geology and earth science. Since retirement, I have tutored students privately and really enjoy teaching one-on-one. I come to your home for lessons, and will provide pre-prepared lecture materials and problem sets to help you achieve. In addition, I enjoyed a career as a research biochemist before becoming a teacher, so I can really help students with lab work.

I am enthusiastic about natural science and have a track record of effectiveness: my students achieved a 95% pass rate on the AP Biology exam, and as a group earned scores of "4" or "5" 4-5 times more frequently than the national average.

I am available after school and evenings by appointment, and charge only for our face-to-face time. I prepare all lecture materials, test-prep questions and other visual aids on my own time.
My whole adult career has revolved around natural sciences. I studied Microbiology and Human Biology in college, then pursued an 8-year career in research. After earning my MBA, I was a manager in hospitals and medical Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Mateo, CA 94402
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"A good Tutor"

- Robert, San Mateo, CA on 12/18/16

"The BEST!"

- Rinske, San Mateo, CA on 12/15/16

"responsible and patient tutor"

- Ava, Atherton, CA on 12/10/16

"Very Knowledgeable & Organized"

- Victor, San Mateo, CA on 9/7/15
Science:
Biology, Ecology, Geology, Physical Science, Physiology

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Stanford University
Microbiology
UC Berkeley
MBA
Stanford University
Master's

Education

Stanford University (Microbiology)

UC Berkeley (MBA)

Stanford University (Master's)

A good Tutor

Katherine knows her stuff and current high school curriculum, so can answer all the questions and review the materials. Her slides are informative and easy to understand. Thanks Katherine for helping my daughter to prepare for her final exam.

— Robert, San Mateo, CA on 12/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Katherine will travel within 15 miles of San Mateo, CA 94402.