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Jyoti M.

Sunnyvale, CA

$78/hour

Ph.D. Instructor with Stanford University experience

Background check passed as of 2/22/14
4.8 average from 186 ratings
Exceptional Tutor!
— Latha, Herndon, VA on 3/10/16

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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, Biochemistry, 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. They went on to secure admission at Harvard University and MIT. 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: $56. Cancellation fee $30.

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Background Check: Passed

"Exceptional Tutor!"

- Latha, Herndon, VA on 3/10/16

"Great tutor for college-level biology courses!"

- Rk, Cupertino, CA on 12/21/15
Jyoti replied on 1/4/2016

Congratulations on your well-deserved A grade! No small feat for such an advanced Genetics course!

"Well Prepared Great Tutor"

- Yolanda, Stanford, CA on 12/13/15

"Perfect choice for AP Bio"

- Shankar, San Jose, CA on 11/10/15

"Knowledgeable and supportive"

- Santhi, San Jose, CA on 8/16/15

"Big help!"

- Haiyan, Saratoga, CA on 7/5/15
Jyoti replied on 7/13/2015

Congratulations Alex on your near-perfect SAT Biology score-790 and 5/5 on AP Biology!

"Best tutor ever!"

- Maitreyee, Santa Clara, CA on 5/14/15
Jyoti replied on 7/13/2015

I'm impressed Maitreyee with the progress you've made since we began...a 4/5 in AP Biology! Kudos!

"An awesome and encouraging tutor!"

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

"Great Tutor!"

- Jennifer, Sunnyvale, CA on 5/12/15
Jyoti replied on 7/13/2015

She has worked very hard and is thoroughly deserving of the great AP Biology score and school grade!

"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
Jyoti replied on 7/13/2015

Congratulations to Aneesh on becoming the National Biology Olympiad Finalist twice in a row! So proud of you!

"Great Tutor Who Delivers Results!"

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

"Well Prepared Tutor"

- Randy, Cupertino, CA on 5/2/14
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 3/6/14

"Thank you very much"

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

"Best tutor I've ever had!"

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

"Good introductory meeting"

- Dave, Saratoga, CA on 9/20/13

"Great tutor."

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

"Very Patient and Great Tutor!"

- Shanthi, Cupertino, CA on 5/23/13

"Knowledgeable on her field."

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

"Passion for teaching & Smart!"

- Melanie, Santa Clara, CA on 4/1/13
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, MCAT,
NCLEX, PSAT

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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

MCAT

My Masters and Ph.D. in Biology has proved me with a great foundation in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and critical reasoning-all the sections required to ace the redesigned MCAT exam.

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)

Exceptional Tutor! — Jyoti is very knowledgeable and provided exactly what my son needed to prepare for the Biology Olympiad. She is always responsive and supportive! Jyoti was more than happy to work with his time constraints and went above and beyond to make sure he understood the material. She answered all his Biology questions quickly and thoroughly. Overall my son had a great experience and I would recommend her ...

— Latha, Herndon, VA on 3/10/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $78.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Group rate: $56. Cancellation fee $30.

Travel policy

Jyoti will travel within 8 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087.