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Margaret M.

Experienced tutor/teacher with broad science background

Experienced tutor/teacher with broad science background

$45/hour

  • 229 hours tutoring

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Hi there! My name is Margaret, and I’ve been teaching, assistant teaching, and/or tutoring for over 15 years now in astronomy, physics, biology, and math. I first served as a laboratory teaching assistant and tutor for astronomy and physics courses during my bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall College. After graduating, I spent a few months tutoring online in math and physics with Smarthinking (now a part of Pearson Education), and then came to graduate school at CU Boulder in...

Hi there! My name is Margaret, and I’ve been teaching, assistant teaching, and/or tutoring for over 15 years now in astronomy, physics, biology, and math. I first served as a laboratory teaching assistant and tutor for astronomy and physics courses during my bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall College. After graduating, I spent a few months tutoring online in math and physics with Smarthinking (now a part of Pearson Education), and then came to graduate school at CU Boulder in 2006. My first two years in Boulder, I taught introductory astronomy labs and assisted with the lecture-only version of the course while earning a Masters in Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences. I then switched programs to the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) department, where I taught General Biology, Ecology, and Microbiology labs over the course of three years. During this period and afterwards, I also began tutoring privately in astronomy, physics, biology, and math through calculus and differential equations for college and advanced high school students. In 2013 I returned to the EBIO department, again teaching General Biology and Microbiology labs, as well as recitations in Genetics, until I graduated last December with a second Masters. My teaching skill was recognized in 2014 with the Graduate Teaching Award for best graduate teaching assistant of the semester in the general biology course. I also took a couple of courses on the best practices in teaching and learning, and attended many teaching workshops during my various times at CU.

As I told my students on the first day of class, there’s a reason I kept on teaching for so long in graduate school. I truly enjoy teaching; I love sharing my knowledge and skills with other people in all of the subjects I have studied. With 20 semesters of graduate teaching experience, 17 of which as the primary instructor in the classroom, I have perfected how to convey difficult or complicated concepts in ways that suit the individual student’s needs. Students have t


Education

Franklin & Marshall College
Astrophysics
University of Colorado at Boulder
Masters
University of Colorado at Boulder
Masters

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences. While I haven’t taught any pure math courses, every science course I have taught has included helping students shore up their math skills for subject-specific applications, particularly in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I have also privately tutored over 25 students in math, primarily in calculus. One of the trickiest parts of mathematics for students is keeping track of the rules. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving math problems with confidence.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences. While I haven’t taught any pure math courses, every science course I have taught has included helping students shore up their math skills for subject-specific applications, particularly in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I have also privately tutored over 25 students in math, primarily in calculus. One of the trickiest parts of mathematics for students is keeping track of the rules. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving math problems with confidence.
Biology,

Biology

With a Masters in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as additional masters-level work in microbial ecology, I have been teaching or tutoring in biology specifically for 8+ years, including 6 semesters in general biology, 4 in microbiology, and 5 in genetics. I help students see the bigger themes in biological systems, making the various facts and figures easier to remember. Past students have particularly appreciated my knack for coming up with every-day analogies for concepts and processes.
Physics,

Physics

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences as well as tutoring in mathematics. While I did not directly teach physics courses as a graduate student, I served as a teaching assistant for a modern physics lab during college, and I have privately tutored over 50 physics students to date. One of the trickiest parts of physics for students is keeping track of units and equations. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving physics problems with confidence.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences. While I haven’t taught any pure math courses, every science course I have taught has included helping students shore up their math skills for subject-specific applications, particularly in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I have also privately tutored over 25 students in math, primarily in calculus. One of the trickiest parts of mathematics for students is keeping track of the rules. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving math problems with confidence.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences. While I haven’t taught any pure math courses, every science course I have taught has included helping students shore up their math skills for subject-specific applications, particularly in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I have also privately tutored over 25 students in math, primarily in calculus. One of the trickiest parts of mathematics for students is keeping track of the rules. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving math problems with confidence.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences. While I haven’t taught any pure math courses, every science course I have taught has included helping students shore up their math skills for subject-specific applications, particularly in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I have also privately tutored over 25 students in math, primarily in calculus. One of the trickiest parts of mathematics for students is keeping track of the rules. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving math problems with confidence.
Physics,

Physics

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences as well as tutoring in mathematics. While I did not directly teach physics courses as a graduate student, I served as a teaching assistant for a modern physics lab during college, and I have privately tutored over 50 physics students to date. One of the trickiest parts of physics for students is keeping track of units and equations. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving physics problems with confidence.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences. While I haven’t taught any pure math courses, every science course I have taught has included helping students shore up their math skills for subject-specific applications, particularly in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I have also privately tutored over 25 students in math, primarily in calculus. One of the trickiest parts of mathematics for students is keeping track of the rules. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving math problems with confidence.
Probability,

Probability

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences. While I haven’t taught any pure math courses, every science course I have taught has included helping students shore up their math skills for subject-specific applications, particularly in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I have also privately tutored over 25 students in math, primarily in calculus. One of the trickiest parts of mathematics for students is keeping track of the rules. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving math problems with confidence.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences. While I haven’t taught any pure math courses, every science course I have taught has included helping students shore up their math skills for subject-specific applications, particularly in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I have also privately tutored over 25 students in math, primarily in calculus. One of the trickiest parts of mathematics for students is keeping track of the rules. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving math problems with confidence.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences. While I haven’t taught any pure math courses, every science course I have taught has included helping students shore up their math skills for subject-specific applications, particularly in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I have also privately tutored over 25 students in math, primarily in calculus. One of the trickiest parts of mathematics for students is keeping track of the rules. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving math problems with confidence.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences. While I haven’t taught any pure math courses, every science course I have taught has included helping students shore up their math skills for subject-specific applications, particularly in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I have also privately tutored over 25 students in math, primarily in calculus. One of the trickiest parts of mathematics for students is keeping track of the rules. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving math problems with confidence.
Biology,

Biology

With a Masters in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as additional masters-level work in microbial ecology, I have been teaching or tutoring in biology specifically for 8+ years, including 6 semesters in general biology, 4 in microbiology, and 5 in genetics. I help students see the bigger themes in biological systems, making the various facts and figures easier to remember. Past students have particularly appreciated my knack for coming up with every-day analogies for concepts and processes.
Physics,

Physics

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences as well as tutoring in mathematics. While I did not directly teach physics courses as a graduate student, I served as a teaching assistant for a modern physics lab during college, and I have privately tutored over 50 physics students to date. One of the trickiest parts of physics for students is keeping track of units and equations. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving physics problems with confidence.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences. While I haven’t taught any pure math courses, every science course I have taught has included helping students shore up their math skills for subject-specific applications, particularly in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I have also privately tutored over 25 students in math, primarily in calculus. One of the trickiest parts of mathematics for students is keeping track of the rules. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving math problems with confidence.

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

I completed a Master’s degree in the Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences department at CU Boulder in 2008, during which I taught astronomy labs and assisted with lecture for several semesters and took a course on teaching in the physical sciences. In total, I have over 15 years of experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring combined in astronomy, physics, math, and biology. Astronomy remains one of my favorite subjects to teach because the concepts and processes are so different from what we are used to here on Earth. Past students have particularly appreciated my knack for coming up with every-day analogies and visualizations that help them get a better handle on the material.
Biology,

Biology

With a Masters in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as additional masters-level work in microbial ecology, I have been teaching or tutoring in biology specifically for 8+ years, including 6 semesters in general biology, 4 in microbiology, and 5 in genetics. I help students see the bigger themes in biological systems, making the various facts and figures easier to remember. Past students have particularly appreciated my knack for coming up with every-day analogies for concepts and processes.
Genetics,

Genetics

My recently completed Master's degree was in a population genetics lab, examining genetic differentiation with elevation in a plant in the Rocky Mountains. During this program, I taught recitation sections for a college-level introductory Genetics course for five semesters, as well as mentoring several undergraduate research assistants in the lab. I also have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring combined in biology, astronomy, physics, and math.
Physics

Physics

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences as well as tutoring in mathematics. While I did not directly teach physics courses as a graduate student, I served as a teaching assistant for a modern physics lab during college, and I have privately tutored over 50 physics students to date. One of the trickiest parts of physics for students is keeping track of units and equations. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving physics problems with confidence.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences. While I haven’t taught any pure math courses, every science course I have taught has included helping students shore up their math skills for subject-specific applications, particularly in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I have also privately tutored over 25 students in math, primarily in calculus. One of the trickiest parts of mathematics for students is keeping track of the rules. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving math problems with confidence.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences. While I haven’t taught any pure math courses, every science course I have taught has included helping students shore up their math skills for subject-specific applications, particularly in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I have also privately tutored over 25 students in math, primarily in calculus. One of the trickiest parts of mathematics for students is keeping track of the rules. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving math problems with confidence.
Biology,

Biology

With a Masters in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as additional masters-level work in microbial ecology, I have been teaching or tutoring in biology specifically for 8+ years, including 6 semesters in general biology, 4 in microbiology, and 5 in genetics. I help students see the bigger themes in biological systems, making the various facts and figures easier to remember. Past students have particularly appreciated my knack for coming up with every-day analogies for concepts and processes.
Physics

Physics

With a Bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and two Master’s degrees in astronomy and biology, I have over 15 years experience in teaching, assistant teaching, and tutoring in the sciences as well as tutoring in mathematics. While I did not directly teach physics courses as a graduate student, I served as a teaching assistant for a modern physics lab during college, and I have privately tutored over 50 physics students to date. One of the trickiest parts of physics for students is keeping track of units and equations. I model and encourage students to develop the logical thinking and organization necessary for solving physics problems with confidence.

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great teacher! exactly what I needed

Margaret was a greater teacher who made sure I fully understand my material before moving on. Very satisfied, thank you!

Emily, 7 lessons with Margaret

patient and expert genetics tutor

Margaret is incredibly patient, kind, and knowledgable. She has helped me tremendously in my Genetics and Evolution class at Duke. There has not been a question I have that she couldn't answer.

Maddie, 26 lessons with Margaret

Great tutor

Margaret is an awesome tutor. She is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of astronomy. Very patient and helpful. We would highly recommend her as a tutor.

Val, 2 lessons with Margaret
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