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Jyoti M.

Sunnyvale, CA

$55/hr

Ph.D. Instructor with Stanford University experience

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Background check passed as of 2/22/14
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147 Ratings
 
 
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Best tutor I've ever had!
— Lindsey, Los Altos, CA on 1/20/14

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Delhi university
Biochemistry
Tufts Medical School
PhD
Postdoctorate from Stanford University
Other

Education

Delhi university (Biochemistry)

Tufts Medical School (PhD)

Postdoctorate from Stanford University (Other)

About Jyoti

I’m passionate about science and find it very rewarding to nurture students’ curiosity and interest in their natural world. My primary objectives are:

1. To inculcate good study habits and improve test taking strategies.
2. To identify academic weaknesses and tailor courses to students' needs.
3. To enhance intuitive understanding of all the diverse scientific facts so students are no longer intimidated or bored by concepts.

I try to foster an exploratory atmosphere where students feel comfortable asking questions and sharing their thoughts. I believe in conceptual learning and strive to make connections between abstract theory and real-life applications. I do NOT believe in mere transference of facts to passive students. I will NOT make you memorize random facts but present the information in an integrated, coherent form.
I always bring plenty of worksheets and multiple choice questions of the complexity level you will actually encounter in your exams. This is specially true for the redesigned AP Biology and AP chemistry exams.

I have excelled in diverse courses during my Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D studies, receiving amongst the highest GPA scores. I have a particularly strong foundation in Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology and Microbiology. I have experience teaching SAT II, AP level and college biology and chemistry.

Currently, I am tutoring high school and College students in AP Biology, Genetics, Physiology, AP Chemistry and Honors Chemistry. I'm also mentoring students in developing research proposals/projects for science competitions/fairs. I've coached two students who were both USA Biology Olympiad finalists in 2013 and 2014. Previously, I have served as a teaching assistant in several graduate level courses. I have led small group discussions with first year graduate students in Introductory Immunology. I've delivered lectures to a class of 20 first year medical students in different concepts of clinical Biochemistry. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to mentor an undergraduate student in hands-on science at my laboratory at Stanford University.

I welcome gifted students who are preparing for Science fairs, Olympiads or College courses to join during summer. Apply soon!
I’m passionate about science and find it very rewarding to nurture students’ curiosity and interest in their natural world. My primary objectives are:

1. To inculcate good study habits and improve test taking strategies.
2. To identify academic weaknesses and tailor courses…
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Group rate: $48. Cancellation fee $25.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Background Check: Passed

"Best tutor I've ever had!"

- Lindsey, Los Altos, CA on 1/20/14

"Best tutor ever!"

- Maitreyee, Santa Clara, CA on 5/13/15

"An awesome and encouraging tutor!"

- Stephanie, Sunnyvale, CA on 5/12/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Jennifer, Sunnyvale, CA on 5/12/15

"Amazing Tutor!"

- Hong, San Jose, CA on 5/6/15

"Great Tutor!"

- RSrinivas, Cupertino, CA on 2/7/15

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Mahavi, Santa Clara, CA on 9/3/14

"Great Tutor Who Delivers Results!"

- Padma, San Jose, CA on 7/11/14

"Well Prepared Tutor"

- Randy, Cupertino, CA on 5/1/14
Jyoti replied on 5/2/2014

I've been impressed with Robert's ability to grasp and apply concepts so quickly. While it's unfortunate that I don't have time to introduce all the new concepts/facts to him now, I would like to practice free response questions with him. If he does well on that section, I would expect him to get a 5.

He should also consider trying out the Biology Olympiad. He has an analytical brain which is always a huge plus in such exams.

Thanks!

"Great tutor"

- Rita, San Jose, CA on 3/5/14

"Thank you very much"

- Uttam, San Jose, CA on 3/4/14

"Good introductory meeting"

- Dave, Saratoga, CA on 9/19/13

"Great tutor."

- Raj, Cupertino, CA on 7/19/13

"Very Patient and Great Tutor!"

- Shanthi, Cupertino, CA on 5/22/13

"Knowledgeable on her field."

- Teddy, San Jose, CA on 5/14/13

"Passion for teaching & Smart!"

- Melanie, Santa Clara, CA on 3/31/13
Homeschool:
Biology,
Chemistry
Test Preparation:
ACT Science

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Anatomy

I am highly qualified to coach students for Act Science as I have a PhD in Biology and have helped scores of students in Science logic and analyses.

Biochemistry

I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Biochemistry from Delhi University in New Delhi, India

Biology

I have a Ph.D. and Masters in Biology. In addition I have a Postdoctorate from Stanford University in Genetics.

Chemistry

I've taken 4 semesters of Advanced Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry in my first year of College. I also have a Masters in Biochemistry.

Genetics

I have taken 2 semesters of Mammalian Genetics in my PhD graduate courses in addition to Bacterial Genetics in undergraduate and Masters program

Microbiology

I have a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Tufts University in Boston.

Physiology

I have taken several courses on Human Physiology during my bachelor's in Biochemistry as well as during my master's in Biotechnology.

Delhi university
Biochemistry
Tufts Medical School
PhD
Postdoctorate from Stanford University
Other

Education

Delhi university (Biochemistry)

Tufts Medical School (PhD)

Postdoctorate from Stanford University (Other)

Best tutor I've ever had! — Ms. Jyoti is hands down my favorite tutor I have ever had. I am a junior in high school and I have Jyoti as my AP biology tutor. She is absolutely amazing and I am so lucky I found her - she has eased my AP experience tremendously! I used Wyzant when I found out I had to learn 13 chapter in 2 weeks for this huge test which seemed like an impossible task, but let me tell you, we did it! She emailed ...

— Lindsey, Los Altos, CA on 1/20/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Group rate: $48. Cancellation fee $25.

Travel policy

Jyoti will travel within 10 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087.

Background Check Status for Jyoti M.

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