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Wes M.

Washington, DC

$55/hour

Experienced Science PhD

Background check passed as of 6/11/14
4.9 average from 27 ratings
Exceptional!
— Mark, Washington, DC on 10/7/15

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Rice University
Biology and History
Johns Hopkins University
PhD

Education

Rice University (Biology and History)

Johns Hopkins University (PhD)

About Wes

Hi! I love the subjects I teach, and I love helping my students master them.

I have a PhD in Biology from Johns Hopkins, and have done research in biochemistry and microbiology. While in graduate school, I taught undergraduates, and have tutored high school students, undergraduates, and professionals since then.

I think of learning as a journey. A teacher needs to know where the student is starting from and the best path to their destination. And ideally, the teacher knows some interesting sights along the way. With my knowledge of the territory and experience as a guide, I try to get the student to their goal as quickly and enjoyably as possible.
Hi! I love the subjects I teach, and I love helping my students master them.

I have a PhD in Biology from Johns Hopkins, and have done research in biochemistry and
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Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Washington, DC 20009
Background Check: Passed

"Exceptional!"

- Mark, Washington, DC on 10/7/15

"Great"

- Niki, Hyattsville, MD on 9/23/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry
Science:
Biochemistry,
Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics,
Physical Science, Physiology
Test Preparation:
GED
Elementary Education:
Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biochemistry

I earned my PhD for work on protein chemistry and have done postdoctoral work in protein purification and characterization.

Biology

I have a PhD in biology and have taught biology at Montgomery College.

Chemistry

I received my PhD for work on protein chemistry, and have worked on forensic drug analysis.

Genetics

I have taught Mendelian and molecular genetics to undergraduates at Johns Hopkins and Montgomery College. I have also performed genetic manipulation and analysis in my own research work on bacteria and yeast.

Study Skills

I have considerable experience in teaching and tutoring students, both in lecture, in office visits, and one-on-one tutoring. Much of my experience in office visits and tutoring involves coaching students in study skills in addition to subject matter material. I have found that it is important to encourage students to prepare before lectures by reading (or at least skimming) the material beforehand. It is also important to review the lecture material afterward. Finally, especially in the more abstract subjects that I tutor, it is crucial to create a study environment as free from mental and physical distractions as possible so that the student can fully focus on the material.

Rice University
Biology and History
Johns Hopkins University
PhD

Education

Rice University (Biology and History)

Johns Hopkins University (PhD)

Exceptional! — Wes is an exceptional and well-versed tutor! He was able to tailor his approach to my unique needs as they relate to chemistry and biology. After one session, I feel like I'm back on the right track and will certainly request his assistance in the future. He also took the time and sent me some articles that will help further my knowledge. Thanks Wes! ...

— Mark, Washington, DC on 10/7/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Wes will travel within 8 miles of Washington, DC 20009.