Ethel K.

Santa Cruz, CA

$35/hr

University-Level Chemistry and Math Tutor. High, Middle, and Elem too!

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University of California, Santa Cruz
Chemistry

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz (Chemistry)

About Ethel

Hi,

I have a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, with Honors, and am currently working as an Environmental Chemist in a research lab at UC Santa Cruz. My 8 years of teaching experience includes teaching Chemistry as a Teaching Assistant (TA) at UC Santa Cruz, over two years as an instructor and tutor employed by UC Santa Cruz for College-level classes in Chemistry, Physics, and Math. Additionally, I worked with elementary school children for 5 years, teaching a second language. I have worked with over 600 students.

My approach to teaching has more to do with thinking outside the box and finding a method and/or explanation that makes sense to the student rather than forcing a way of thought or structure onto the unique thinking style of each student. I work with a student’s strengths to determine the best possible way to teach and develop the knowledge and problem-solving skills that are necessary for success in any subject, especially Chemistry and Math. Over my 8 years or experience, I have worked with a wide range of students, from elementary to re-entry university students, and students with learning disabilities, including ADHD and Autism.

Students that work with me have an increase in grades, higher test scores, complete homework assignments regularly and correctly, and have a better understanding of the material that prepares them for more advanced courses. I also work with students to improve study skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and develop skills to relate material to more concrete examples.

I look forward to working with you!

Ethel
Hi,

I have a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, with Honors, and am currently working as an Environmental Chemist in a research lab at UC Santa Cruz. My 8 years of teaching experience includes teaching Chemistry as a
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Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Santa Cruz, CA 95060
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Trigonometry
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Science:
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Chemistry,
Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Tango
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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Algebra 1

I have been employed as a tutor for algebra I for college students at UC Santa Cruz. Additionally, I have worked with students from elementary school through university level to understand, apply, and succeed in algebra.

Algebra 2

I have been employed as a tutor for algebra II for college students at UC Santa Cruz.

Calculus

I have been employed as a tutor for single and multivariable calculus for college students. I have also worked with vector calculus with students.

Chemistry

I received my degree in chemistry, with honors. I have worked for the last year and a half as a chemistry researcher at UC Santa Cruz. In addition I have taught chemistry at UC Santa Cruz, and have been employed as an instructor and tutor in chemistry. I have worked with students of all ages to grasp the concepts and intricacies of chemistry.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 5 years of experience working with elementary school students on a variety of subjects, including second language skills, study skills, math, reading, spelling, and English. I enjoy working with students in elementary school and giving them new ways to think about difficult concepts.

Elementary Math

I have five years of experience working with students K-6, including tutoring in the various levels of elementary mathematics. I enjoy working with students from elementary school help them understand, apply, and succeed in every level of math.

Microsoft Word

I have worked with students to improve computer skills, especially Microsoft Word. I find it important to go over basics and commands for each person to fully grasp the range of skills that Word can do.

Organic Chemistry

I received my degree in Chemistry, with Honors. I have worked for the last year and a half as a Chemistry researcher at UC Santa Cruz. In addition I have taught Organic Chemistry at UC Santa Cruz, and have been employed as an instructor and tutor in Organic Chemistry. I have worked with students of all ages to grasp the concepts and intricacies of Organic Chemistry.

I also excelled in Advanced Organic Chemistry, involving intricate reactions and mechanisms.

Precalculus

I have been employed as a tutor for precalculus for college students at UC Santa Cruz. Additionally, I have worked with students from elementary school through university level to understand, apply, and succeed in precalculus.

Study Skills

Working with university students and elementary students to develop and use study skills has been an important part of tutoring any student. I like to incorporate routines, critical thinking skills, repetition, and the different modes of learning into study skills so that the student is then able to study successfully on his or her own.

Tango

I have been dancing Argentine Tango for over four years. I have taught in Santa Cruz. I am happy to help with beginners and those with more experience.

I do not know the curriculum for ballroom events for those looking to complete.

University of California, Santa Cruz
Chemistry

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz (Chemistry)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ethel will travel within 20 miles of Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

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