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Erica S.

Chemistry doctorate with 15+ years of tutoring experience

Chemistry doctorate with 15+ years of tutoring experience

$35/hour

  • 120 hours tutoring

About Erica


Bio

Due to the pandemic I will only provide tutoring virtually. However, my schedule is very flexible!

Hello!

My name is Erica and I have been tutoring since 2003. In that time I have worked with students in one-on-one settings and small groups of two or three at a time. My students have spanned all education levels and ages, whether I was working with a same-aged peer in grade school to adults my senior.

While I have tutored a variety of different topics over the years, my education is in...

Due to the pandemic I will only provide tutoring virtually. However, my schedule is very flexible!

Hello!

My name is Erica and I have been tutoring since 2003. In that time I have worked with students in one-on-one settings and small groups of two or three at a time. My students have spanned all education levels and ages, whether I was working with a same-aged peer in grade school to adults my senior.

While I have tutored a variety of different topics over the years, my education is in chemistry and mathematics so any academic help I have provided has focused in those areas in particular. As a side note, this also includes all grade school physics. In my professional life I develop computer programs for applications to science, so I am comfortable with helping others learn computer fundamentals or work on basic code (python, Matlab/Octave, and bash are my preferred languages).

My goal as a tutor is not to be another teacher, dictating what a student should or should not do. My job is to be a guide, to show the student that it is likely that they can in fact get the right answer for the right reason. I provide assistance, work through examples, fill in the gaps, and rephrase the students own words to deepen their understanding. If I help lay out the first few stepping stones, ideally the student put down the next one.
I want the student to have an 'aha' moment on their own steam. :)

My schedule is incredibly flexible, so do not hesitate to ask for "weird" tutoring hours. I am also happy to work with groups of up to three students, so bring your friends!


Education

University of Miami
Chemistry and Math
University of Chicago
Masters
University of Chicago
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Rate details: I can offer discounts for group lessons or if a longer lesson is desired (eg: a second continuous hour is billed at a lower rate).
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics which includes coursework up to and including graduate courses in calculus and linear algebra. I use these math skills in my professional life on a constant basis.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and use these skills in my professional life on a constant, regular basis.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and I use calculus in my professional life.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have doctoral degree in chemistry and I have worked with chemistry students for many years. In graduate school I was a teaching assistant for the general chemistry courses, and part of my job was to tutor 2 hours per week.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics. This included mathematics all the way up to and including graduate courses in calculus and linear algebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics. This includes coursework including graduate level calculus and algebra. I use mathematics in my professional life daily.
Physics

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics which includes coursework up to and including graduate courses in calculus and linear algebra. I use these math skills in my professional life on a constant basis.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and use these skills in my professional life on a constant, regular basis.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and I use calculus in my professional life.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I took a class in ordinary differential equations (ie, single variable) in college several years ago. I passed with an A and I have kept my thorough notes for reference and I still occasionally use the material in my line of work.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics. This included mathematics all the way up to and including graduate courses in calculus and linear algebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics. This includes coursework including graduate level calculus and algebra. I use mathematics in my professional life daily.
Physics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics which includes coursework up to and including graduate courses in calculus and linear algebra. I use these math skills in my professional life on a constant basis.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and use these skills in my professional life on a constant, regular basis.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and I use calculus in my professional life.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have doctoral degree in chemistry and I have worked with chemistry students for many years. In graduate school I was a teaching assistant for the general chemistry courses, and part of my job was to tutor 2 hours per week.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics. This included mathematics all the way up to and including graduate courses in calculus and linear algebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics. This includes coursework including graduate level calculus and algebra. I use mathematics in my professional life daily.
Physics

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have doctoral degree in chemistry and I have worked with chemistry students for many years. In graduate school I was a teaching assistant for the general chemistry courses, and part of my job was to tutor 2 hours per week.
Physics

Sports/Recreation

Cooking

Cooking

I have been cooking for myself and other since I was little, and my menu only increases. I am especially interested in baked goods and do a lot with that--pies, breads and cookies. But I am also good at putting together balanced meals. **Note, I keep kosher so I have never worked with pork products (e.g., lard), shellfish or mixed milk and meat. But I understand the principles of how to use them.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics which includes coursework up to and including graduate courses in calculus and linear algebra. I use these math skills in my professional life on a constant basis.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and use these skills in my professional life on a constant, regular basis.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and I use calculus in my professional life.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have doctoral degree in chemistry and I have worked with chemistry students for many years. In graduate school I was a teaching assistant for the general chemistry courses, and part of my job was to tutor 2 hours per week.
Physics

Test Preparation

GRE

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On your side and patient

I had a test coming up, and Erica was very much aware of the time constraint and very realistic as to what we could get through. She was incredibly understanding and I didn't hesitate to ask any questions. Despite having never seen my syllabus before, she picked up very quickly what was being asked of me and prepped me perfectly in time for my exam. Thank you, Erica!

Deanna, 2 lessons with Erica

Feeling Confident

I feel confident now that I have tutored with Erica a second time. Today I was able to "teach" her the steps of the equations which helped me to solidify my knowledge of how to solve them.

Theresa, 3 lessons with Erica

Great tutor

Erica did a great job. My son needed help with calculus BC and when he came out from the session he said she was great and he wanted to continue with her. She was able to asses his personality and teach him what he needed.

Sondra, 3 lessons with Erica
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$35/hour

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$35/hour

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Contact Erica

Response time: 22 minutes