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University of California. Davis
Cornell University (PhD)
I have taught biology as a fulltime professor at Western Connecticut State University and high school chemistry. As a tutor, I seem to have a talent for determining what trouble spots impede a student's understanding and know how to target those. I am an experienced, published author and editor and can guide your expository science writing, essay writing, and lab reports.
I have taught biology as a fulltime professor at Western Connecticut State University and high school chemistry. As a tutor, I seem to have a talent for determining what trouble spots impede a student's understanding and know how
Maureen is a clear, organized and versatile tutor. She stays on topic, is patient with the student and explains the topic (in our case Chemistry) with the expertise of a seasoned teacher. I highly recommend Maureen.
Maureen is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of chemistry that have extremely difficult mathematical formulas and she is helping me to have a clearer understanding of how to solve them.
So far so good! She has connected well with my daughter and my daughter has come out of the sessions feeling better prepared for upcoming material.
Maureen is very patient and detailed and she has really helped my son organize his thoughts and improve his study habits -- two things he needed very much. He is taking AP Biology as a Sophomore and while he doesn't necessarily find the material all that challenging, he has had some issues adjusting to the demands and workload of a college level class. It's a huge help that Maureen is a PhD in science and the added teaching she has been giving him has been helping him understand the work at a deeper level...and her organizational and study tips have been so valuable. Maureen is awesome!
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I am trained as a research biologist but have taught various topics in biology since I was a graduate student. I try to organize the material for my students and teach them the concepts before the details. Once they grasp the concepts, details are easier to manage. I seek to actively engage the student's thought process as we work with challenging questions and exercises. I love my field, and enjoy sharing it that enthusiasm with my students.
I have a Ph.D. in biology but my specialty was plant physiology and botany. While at Cornell, I taught botany and plant physiology for at least three semesters and I believe I know the subject matter very well.
I have taught high school honors chemistry in private schools and tutored a student for an entire school year in chemistry. He earned a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam and an 800 on the SAT chemistry exam. In college and graduate school, I took several series of chemistry classes to support my biology and biochemistry concentration (specifically, a year each of inorganic and organic chemistry, quantitative analysis, a year of biochemistry, plant biochemistry, protein synthesis, and enzyme kinetics.
I am an accomplished pianist and classically trained singer. Although I am not a music major, I took many music classes at college. Both at college and through private study with qualified teachers, I am confident that I have an complete understanding of elementary music theory.
I took a full year of an advanced level organic chemistry as an undergraduate and have used that information in many other courses, such as biochemistry. I have taught college-level biology and high school chemistry; both of these subjects include at least an introduction to organic chemistry. Finally, I successfully tutored a college student recently for several months in organic chemistry.
I currently teach Anatomy and Physiology at the college level. I usually develop an excellent relationship with my students, and they tell me that my teaching is clear and well paced. I believe I know how to organize the material so that students can learn it efficiently.
I have studied the piano since high school and continued it through college and the present. My teaching has largely been in a successful local piano studio. I practice and perform regularly, partly as I continue to strive to excel in my teaching. Even with the earliest beginner, I work to incorporate correct technique and habits. I seek to identify and correct the individual student's unique problems and weaknesses and train each student in effective practice. Each student is advanced at his or her own pace; I never hold students back who are ready to move forward but neither do I believe that students should play material that they cannot master in a reasonable amount of time. I follow method books as the skeleton plan for education, but supplement with the classics and a variety of repertoire beginning in the early elementary level. The student is required to master music theory appropriate to the level of playing and is exposed to music history. There are four parts to my approach: theory, sight reading, repertoire, and technique. Theory and technique overlap as scales, chords, rhythm, arpeggios, etc. must be both studied and executed.