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Haroldo S.

Biomedical Engineer (UC Berkeley PhD) for Math and Science Tutoring

Biomedical Engineer (UC Berkeley PhD) for Math and Science Tutoring

$50/hour

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About Haroldo


Bio

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
As an undergraduate student at Florida International University (FIU) from 2001 to 2005, I often found myself tutoring my study groups in several subject areas, from Biochemistry to advanced Calculus, which greatly helped my performance in each class. By my senior year, I obtained a teaching assistantship for a graduate level class on Computational Modeling of Cellular Systems, which was a challenging course that combined advanced math and cell biology for engineering...

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
As an undergraduate student at Florida International University (FIU) from 2001 to 2005, I often found myself tutoring my study groups in several subject areas, from Biochemistry to advanced Calculus, which greatly helped my performance in each class. By my senior year, I obtained a teaching assistantship for a graduate level class on Computational Modeling of Cellular Systems, which was a challenging course that combined advanced math and cell biology for engineering students. I was the first ever undergraduate student to teach a graduate course at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at FIU.

As a PhD student at UC Berkeley from 2006 to 2012, I assisted in developing the curriculum and teaching several Bioengineering and Physics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels for engineering and science students, many of whom were freshmen and sophomores. In my thesis research laboratory, I mentored many small groups of undergraduate and graduate students on hands-on techniques as well as designing and performing experiments with minimal supervision. I also participated in several undergraduate and graduate student mentoring programs at UC Berkeley, which included group seminar presentations as well as one-on-one tutoring sessions of students from science and engineering majors, including minority students. I actually co-founded the Bioengineering Advising Representatives Program in the Bioengineering department at UC Berkeley with the goal of coaching undergraduate students interested in graduate school how to best prepare for the application process and the challenges faced as they pursue advanced degrees.

APPROACH TO TUTORING: There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to learning. Different students will respond better to one style of teaching versus another. My job as a tutor is to find out what teaching style or presentation will make my student comprehend the subject at hand better. First, I try to find out what sparks the interest in the student and then try to r


Education

Florida International University, Miami, FL
Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
PhD

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I use Microsoft Excel on a daily basis for analysis of experimental data from laboratory experiments. I have also trained many students over the years on how to use Microsoft Excel for different types of applications.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I use Microsoft PowerPoint weekly to create professional presentations aimed at other scientists at the research institute where I work. I have trained several students over the years on how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to craft impressive presentations for maximum impact.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I use word processors, including Microsoft Word, daily to prepare professional reports aimed at other scientists at the research institute where I work. I have also trained several students over the years on how to use Microsoft Word productively and effectively to craft professional reports complete with graphs, tables, reference, etc.

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I use Microsoft Excel on a daily basis for analysis of experimental data from laboratory experiments. I have also trained many students over the years on how to use Microsoft Excel for different types of applications.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I use Microsoft PowerPoint weekly to create professional presentations aimed at other scientists at the research institute where I work. I have trained several students over the years on how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to craft impressive presentations for maximum impact.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I use word processors, including Microsoft Word, daily to prepare professional reports aimed at other scientists at the research institute where I work. I have also trained several students over the years on how to use Microsoft Word productively and effectively to craft professional reports complete with graphs, tables, reference, etc.

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I use Microsoft Excel on a daily basis for analysis of experimental data from laboratory experiments. I have also trained many students over the years on how to use Microsoft Excel for different types of applications.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I use Microsoft PowerPoint weekly to create professional presentations aimed at other scientists at the research institute where I work. I have trained several students over the years on how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to craft impressive presentations for maximum impact.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I use word processors, including Microsoft Word, daily to prepare professional reports aimed at other scientists at the research institute where I work. I have also trained several students over the years on how to use Microsoft Word productively and effectively to craft professional reports complete with graphs, tables, reference, etc.
Portuguese,

Portuguese

I was born and raised in Brazil. I moved to the US when I was only 16 years old, but basically all of my formative years were taught in Portuguese. I have taught many students over the years to master the Portuguese language. I can help students practice conversational Portuguese as well as proofread any written work in Portuguese from students.
Statistics

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, including algebra. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, including Algebra 2. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Biology,

Biology

I have undergraduate and graduate training in Biomedical Engineering with a strong focus on Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry. I have also taught/tutored students in Biology at both high school (Honors/Advanced Placement/etc) and college levels (MCAT). I was the head Graduate Student Instructor for the Intro to Bioengineering class at UC Berkeley.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, including Calculus. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a minor in chemistry as part of my bachelors degree in biomedical engineering. I have also tutored chemistry for many years now. I have helped students taking Honors, AP and college-level chemistry classes.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, from Algebra to Geometry. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Physics,

Physics

In high school I was an AP Physics student and my excellent performance on the AP exam earned me College Physics credit when I started pursuing my BS degree in Biomedical Engineering. I did take courses with a heavy advanced Physics content later on as part of other requirements for my BS degree. As an undergraduate student I did laboratory research that required application of several Physics concepts. My work culminated in a peer-reviewed publication shedding light on how cells in blood vessels operate. As a graduate student at UC Berkeley, I was a graduate student instructor at the Physics department, which is home to several Nobel Laureates in the field. I also took courses that required advanced knowledge of Physics as part of requirements for completion of my Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, from Prealgebra to Geometry and Calculus to Differential Equations. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, from Algebra to Geometry and Precalculus to Differential Equations. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Statistics

Language

Portuguese

Portuguese

I was born and raised in Brazil. I moved to the US when I was only 16 years old, but basically all of my formative years were taught in Portuguese. I have taught many students over the years to master the Portuguese language. I can help students practice conversational Portuguese as well as proofread any written work in Portuguese from students.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, including algebra. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, including Algebra 2. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, including Calculus. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, from Algebra to Geometry. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Physics,

Physics

In high school I was an AP Physics student and my excellent performance on the AP exam earned me College Physics credit when I started pursuing my BS degree in Biomedical Engineering. I did take courses with a heavy advanced Physics content later on as part of other requirements for my BS degree. As an undergraduate student I did laboratory research that required application of several Physics concepts. My work culminated in a peer-reviewed publication shedding light on how cells in blood vessels operate. As a graduate student at UC Berkeley, I was a graduate student instructor at the Physics department, which is home to several Nobel Laureates in the field. I also took courses that required advanced knowledge of Physics as part of requirements for completion of my Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, from Prealgebra to Geometry and Calculus to Differential Equations. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, from Algebra to Geometry and Precalculus to Differential Equations. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, including Trigonometry. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, including algebra. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, including Algebra 2. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Biology,

Biology

I have undergraduate and graduate training in Biomedical Engineering with a strong focus on Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry. I have also taught/tutored students in Biology at both high school (Honors/Advanced Placement/etc) and college levels (MCAT). I was the head Graduate Student Instructor for the Intro to Bioengineering class at UC Berkeley.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, including Calculus. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a minor in chemistry as part of my bachelors degree in biomedical engineering. I have also tutored chemistry for many years now. I have helped students taking Honors, AP and college-level chemistry classes.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, from Algebra to Geometry. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Physics,

Physics

In high school I was an AP Physics student and my excellent performance on the AP exam earned me College Physics credit when I started pursuing my BS degree in Biomedical Engineering. I did take courses with a heavy advanced Physics content later on as part of other requirements for my BS degree. As an undergraduate student I did laboratory research that required application of several Physics concepts. My work culminated in a peer-reviewed publication shedding light on how cells in blood vessels operate. As a graduate student at UC Berkeley, I was a graduate student instructor at the Physics department, which is home to several Nobel Laureates in the field. I also took courses that required advanced knowledge of Physics as part of requirements for completion of my Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, from Prealgebra to Geometry and Calculus to Differential Equations. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, from Algebra to Geometry and Precalculus to Differential Equations. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Statistics

Science

Biochemistry,

Biochemistry

Biochemistry was a required class for my BS in Biomedical Engineering. I organized and led a study group that helped my colleagues do well in the class. I was the only student in the class to get an A that semester. I was also the head Graduate Student Instructor for the Intro to Bioengineering class at UC Berkeley. I have been applying and teaching what I learned in that Biochemistry class for more than 14 years now.
Biology,

Biology

I have undergraduate and graduate training in Biomedical Engineering with a strong focus on Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry. I have also taught/tutored students in Biology at both high school (Honors/Advanced Placement/etc) and college levels (MCAT). I was the head Graduate Student Instructor for the Intro to Bioengineering class at UC Berkeley.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a minor in chemistry as part of my bachelors degree in biomedical engineering. I have also tutored chemistry for many years now. I have helped students taking Honors, AP and college-level chemistry classes.
Genetics,

Genetics

My undergraduate and graduate Biomedical training required advanced knowledge of Genetics and its associated fields such as Biology and Biochemistry. As a Research Scientist I got to apply and teach other students Genetics concepts and how they could put that knowledge to good use in a laboratory environment.
Physics

Physics

In high school I was an AP Physics student and my excellent performance on the AP exam earned me College Physics credit when I started pursuing my BS degree in Biomedical Engineering. I did take courses with a heavy advanced Physics content later on as part of other requirements for my BS degree. As an undergraduate student I did laboratory research that required application of several Physics concepts. My work culminated in a peer-reviewed publication shedding light on how cells in blood vessels operate. As a graduate student at UC Berkeley, I was a graduate student instructor at the Physics department, which is home to several Nobel Laureates in the field. I also took courses that required advanced knowledge of Physics as part of requirements for completion of my Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, including algebra. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, including Algebra 2. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Biology,

Biology

I have undergraduate and graduate training in Biomedical Engineering with a strong focus on Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry. I have also taught/tutored students in Biology at both high school (Honors/Advanced Placement/etc) and college levels (MCAT). I was the head Graduate Student Instructor for the Intro to Bioengineering class at UC Berkeley.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, including Calculus. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a minor in chemistry as part of my bachelors degree in biomedical engineering. I have also tutored chemistry for many years now. I have helped students taking Honors, AP and college-level chemistry classes.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am an engineer by training so I’m very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of mathematical concepts, from Algebra to Geometry. I have also tutored several students over the years needing help with Math at both high school and college levels.
Physics,

Physics

In high school I was an AP Physics student and my excellent performance on the AP exam earned me College Physics credit when I started pursuing my BS degree in Biomedical Engineering. I did take courses with a heavy advanced Physics content later on as part of other requirements for my BS degree. As an undergraduate student I did laboratory research that required application of several Physics concepts. My work culminated in a peer-reviewed publication shedding light on how cells in blood vessels operate. As a graduate student at UC Berkeley, I was a graduate student instructor at the Physics department, which is home to several Nobel Laureates in the field. I also took courses that required advanced knowledge of Physics as part of requirements for completion of my Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.
Statistics

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (454 ratings)
5 star
(427)
4 star
(23)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Very knowledgeable

My daughter said Haroldo did an awesome job reviewing and explaining her physics to her. She definitely will use him again! He was very patience and listened to my concerns and never made me feel as I was not capable on doing the class.

Donna, 3 lessons with Haroldo

Knowledgeable tutor

Haroldo is very knowledgeable and he is into the point. He reviews the upcoming course material with me ahead of the scheduled course, and prepares me for the upcoming class. I am very appreciative of his teaching.

Aaron, 35 lessons with Haroldo

Easy to work with

Harold I had been very patient helping me to catch up in my statistics class. My first test is tomorrow and I feel surprisingly calm. I will now meet weekly for the rest of the semester as it makes my online class much more understandable.

Laura, 21 lessons with Haroldo

Great Instructor in the Biological Sciences

My daughter reports that Haroldo has been very helpful with helping her better understand and visualize scientific principles in AP Biology. He has recently helped her to better understand the processes in photosynthesis. He is a great teacher of the material.

Jennifer, 25 lessons with Haroldo

Great tutor

With the help of Haroldo I passed my college level biology class this semester. He is a great tutor I recommend him for anyone. He also works well with people with learning disabilities.

DeAdrea , 15 lessons with Haroldo
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for your kind words, DeAdrea. Congratulations on passing the class! ;-)

Helped me understand multiple subjects

This semester, Haroldo has tutored me in biochemistry, differential equations, and physiology. I have had 19 lessons with him and I very much enjoyed them. He avoids giving me an answer directly and instead guides me through the steps I need to take to get there. Once I have figured it out, he asks me a conceptual question related to the answer to make sure I understand the ideas behind the equations that I used. He is patient with me when I do not understand the material and gives small hints in an attempt to make it clearer. He has always made an effort to be punctual so that we can make the most of our scheduled lesson time. I have done better this semester with his help than I would have without it, and I recommend his tutoring services to anyone who is considering working with him.

Eric, 19 lessons with Haroldo

Excellent teacher

Haroldo helped me understand the principles that I did not comprehend and showed me clearly how to solve them. I feel much more confident in re-taking my exam as well as moving forward in my homework and in taking future exams.

Isaac, 9 lessons with Haroldo

Great help in Algebra 2!

Haroldo is doing such a great job with my high school junior who finds Algebra 2 very challenging. Highly recommend. My son feels better prepared for tests now.

Suzanne, 4 lessons with Haroldo

Excellent teaching skills and personable

Haroldo has sound knowledge in subjects like calculus and biology teaching college level classes. He communicates complex concepts in an easy to understand manner. Haroldo is very punctual, dedicated and personable. Highly recommend him as a tutor.

Giridhar, 33 lessons with Haroldo
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