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Tonya G.

Tonya G. Experienced Science Teacher and Tutor

Tonya G. Experienced Science Teacher and Tutor

$25/hour

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Hello all. My name is Tonya and I have been teaching/tutoring for the past seven years. I graduated from LSU with a pre-med degree and then decided that is not what I wanted to do. I have my Masters in Natural Sciences focused on Biology. I currently teach Microbiology at LSU and tutor not only my students as needed, but the student athletes as well in most of the science disciplines. While that all sounds official and amazing, this isn't what makes me a good tutor. Having been in the...

Hello all. My name is Tonya and I have been teaching/tutoring for the past seven years. I graduated from LSU with a pre-med degree and then decided that is not what I wanted to do. I have my Masters in Natural Sciences focused on Biology. I currently teach Microbiology at LSU and tutor not only my students as needed, but the student athletes as well in most of the science disciplines. While that all sounds official and amazing, this isn't what makes me a good tutor. Having been in the high school classroom and now at the collegiate level, I see such a disconnect between the material being presented and how the students absorb the material. Most students simply want to memorize and unfortunately, this does not work for higher level thinking classes that they are exposed to. When I tutor, my focus is to help guide the student to the understanding that they need. I simply do not believe in giving answers. The hardest lesson for a student to learn is how to fail. I don't mean the class, but getting a wrong answer and correcting the thinking leads to lifelong knowledge.
I taught high school science in a very poor, rural, and low performing school for 4 years and during that time, I had one of the highest proficiency ratings in the parish for my test scores. I believe this is because I taught the students how to think, not simply do. I taught a summer course for low-income students to help prepare them for the science classes they will take during the school year including biology and chemistry. I teach Microbiology now, and tutor the athletes in every subject including: environmental science, genetics, microbiology, biology I and II, and chemistry. I have a lot of requests from them to tutor over more than one semester.

I am very passionate about student success expecially, in the sciences. Nothing makes me happier than to know that a struggling student not only "gets it", but changes their whole outlook on the learning process. I love feedback and anything constructive I take and implement into my sessions. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks.

I will respond quickly and look forward to helping you take your learning to the next level. Feel free to contact me with any questions!


Education

LSU
Kinesiology Pre-Med
LSU
Masters

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English

ACT Reading

ACT Reading

While teaching high school, I did ACT prep everyday. I understand how to break down the passages and to glean the important information and can also teach these skills.

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

Masters degree in Biology. Current PhD student.
Chemistry

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Biology,

Biology

Masters degree in Biology. Current PhD student.
Chemistry

Science

Biology,

Biology

Masters degree in Biology. Current PhD student.
Genetics,

Genetics

I have a BS in Kinesiology with a concentration of Pre-med. I have taken genetics and currently tutor students in the subject. I have taught at the high school and collegiate levels.
Microbiology,

Microbiology

Microbiology Professor at LSU
Pharmacology,

Pharmacology

I have a pre-med degree from LSU. I have been an Licensed Vocational Nurse for almost 30 years. I have taken cadaver lab at the collegiate level. I have vast knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the body as well as pharmacology.
Physiology,

Physiology

I have a BS in Kinesiology and a Masters Degree in Biology. I have been a nurse for 30 years and have extensive knowledge in A&P I and II, Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, and Chemistry.
Anatomy, Chemistry

Summer

Biology,

Biology

Masters degree in Biology. Current PhD student.
Chemistry

Test Preparation

ACT Reading

ACT Reading

While teaching high school, I did ACT prep everyday. I understand how to break down the passages and to glean the important information and can also teach these skills.

Examples of Expertise


Tonya has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 35 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Excellent Chemistry tutor!

Tonya worked very well with my son! A motivational instructor and amazing Chemistry tutor! She can prepared and accomplished a ton. I highly recommend her to help your child.

Resi, 8 lessons with Tonya

Great teacher, very patient

She takes her to help me understand things from a visual standpoint. She is also very patient and understanding when I get tripped up on certain topics.

Raegan, 8 lessons with Tonya
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$25/hour

Tonya G.

$25/hour

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Response time: 2 hours