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LaDena B.

Decatur, GA

$35/hour

Promoting active learning to keep education fun

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Savannah State University
chemistry
Clark Atlanta University
PhD

Education

Savannah State University (chemistry)

Clark Atlanta University (PhD)

About LaDena

As the top PhD graduate of my class, I intend to communicate to students and parents that chemistry and math are very significant to our everyday lives. Learning to decipher this science language can open many opportunities in any industry you see fit. Once understood, it can actually be tons of fun and full of juicy 'gossip'. Like me, mastering the sciences can afford you opportunities to receive several national honors and international travel awards to places like South Africa, China and Puerto Rico.

My personal approach to teaching includes a variety of methods, considering that individuals learn differently. The primary approach, however, is the use of problem-based learning (PBL); a non-traditional method of teaching which explicitly engages student-centered learning via instructor facilitation using real-world problems. Students are encouraged to develop life-long problem-solving strategies based on asking appropriate questions, uncovering answers through investigation, and sharing knowledge with peers. I do this by integrating active learning activities that engage 3-4 of the 5 senses during learning and assessment, in order to induce curiosity, investigation and recollection.

My teaching training and experience encompasses a variety of opportunities including working as a Substitute Teacher for DeKalb County schools, TA for undergraduate chemistry courses, teaching fellowships with Emory University (PRISM) and Duke University (TIP), as well as Research Mentor to undergraduates and K-12 instructors and students. I have taught upper and lower level chemistry courses as well as lower level biology, math and physics courses.

I try to be flexible with my time offering a 3-hour cancellation policy and often ask for feedback to ensure that I am meeting your needs. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success.
As the top PhD graduate of my class, I intend to communicate to students and parents that chemistry and math are very significant to our everyday lives. Learning to decipher this science language can open many opportunities in any industry you see fit. Once understood, it can actually be tons of fun and full of juicy 'gossip'. Like me, mastering Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Decatur, GA 30032
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Science:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics

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.

Organic Chemistry

I earned a PhD in organic polymer synthesis. My undergraduate courses also included classes such as organic chemistry I and II. Currently, I am working as a Postdoc in an organic synthesis laboratory at Emory University. In addition, I am teaching organic chemistry as Adjunct/Visiting faculty at Clark Atlanta University and DeVry University Chamberlain College of Nursing.

Savannah State University
chemistry
Clark Atlanta University
PhD

Education

Savannah State University (chemistry)

Clark Atlanta University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

LaDena will travel within 15 miles of Decatur, GA 30032.