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Ixchel L.

Fort Collins, CO

$50/hour

Ixchel; Ballet, Botany, Genetics, Algebra, Writing skills

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$50/Hour


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University of Utah
Psychology
University of Colorado
Enrolled
Colorado State University
Master's

Education

University of Utah (Psychology)

University of Colorado (Enrolled)

Colorado State University (Master's)

About Ixchel

I have been a professional ballet dancer and teacher for over 20 years, and also have a Master's degree in Botany with experience working as a contractor for the forest service, so I will explain the tutoring services I offer for these diverse fields in separate paragraphs. I love teaching and sharing each student's mission to understand and succeed in their endeavors. I strive to explain concepts in a variety of ways so as to help each student find the "lightbulb" moment.

I have taught classical ballet for many years. I emphasize clean technique, expressive arms and head, musicality, and an understanding of the body's abilities and limitations. I encourage varied body types to learn ballet, teaching them to execute the technique with minimal risk of injury. I have taught beginning through advanced levels of ballet for ages 5 through adult and believe no one is too old to start! I have a particular knack for helping people find and understand proper alignment which makes everything else happen more easily in ballet. I have a deep passion for the art which I enjoy passing on to my students.

Having graduated Magna cum laude with my Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and completing my Master's in Botany with a 4.0 GPA, I know what it takes to be successful in school. My graduate coursework involved many biology, systematics, ecology, genetics, chemistry (from basic to organic to biochem) and plant identification classes. I was a teaching assistant in plant identification, plant systematics and plant biology classes and a research assistant working in the herbarium. I have a strong understanding of genetics and evolutionary biology. I enjoy working with students to help them grasp these often challenging concepts.

I have always been strong in math skills and am confident in teaching math through the level of algebra. Although I have taken and succeeded in higher level math classes, I have not used it in many years, so I have forgotten most of it.

Writing skills have always been something at which I have excelled and I have had several papers published - one from my undergraduate years, and several from my graduate studies. I have also done newspaper writing and had poetry published, so I can assist students with a wide variety of writing tasks. I have excellent editing skills as well.

I have been a professional ballet dancer and teacher for over 20 years, and also have a Master's degree in Botany with experience working as a contractor for the forest service, so I will explain the tutoring services I offer for these Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Fort Collins, CO 80526
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Science:
Biology, Botany,
Genetics
English:
Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading, Spelling
Sports/Recreation:
Ballet

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Ballet

I have had extensive training in classical ballet. I have danced professionally and taught classical ballet for over 20 years. My teaching is based upon a modified Vaganova (Russian) syllabus. I primarily work with students ages 10 and up through adults.

Botany

I have a master's degree in botany. During my graduate program I was a teaching assistant in a number of different botany classes. I have been doing contract work for the forest service as a botanist for the past 5 years.

Genetics

I have a master's degree in botany, with an emphasis in systematics. This involves an extensive understanding of genetics and evolutionary biology. I have studied genetics both on an individual level and at the population level.

University of Utah
Psychology
University of Colorado
Enrolled
Colorado State University
Master's

Education

University of Utah (Psychology)

University of Colorado (Enrolled)

Colorado State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ixchel will travel within 10 miles of Fort Collins, CO 80526.