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Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (physics)
The University of Pittsburgh (Master's)
I believe that tutoring should be done with a goal in mind. It should be a choice that the student makes not the parent and should not be a stressful event. I enjoy working with teenagers and I also enjoy science and math. I teach thinking skills, organizational skills, and help students learn to ask for what they need to succeed.
I have an undergraduate degree in physics from Carnegie Mellon University and a masters in molecular genetics and biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. I have been tutoring for 18 years in both math and science. I believe that tutoring should be done with a goal in mind. It should be a choice that the student makes not the parent and should not be a stressful event. I enjoy working with teenagers and I also enjoy science and math. I teach thinking
Amy taught my son Pre- Calculus. Although the school year has only just begun she was helpful with solidifying basic concepts and giving him more confidence with the subject.
Amy worked with my daughter for the past 6 weeks to prepare her to take the final 2 Praxis II exams she needed to pass for her education certification. Amy was immediately was able to identify several weak areas that had not been found by my daughter's other tutors. My daughter has learning disabilities and qualified for extra time on the tests, a reader, and other accommodations and has struggled with passing the Praxis tests for over a year.
There were 6 different Praxis II tests that needed to be completed to fulfill her Education program requirement at her college. Amy gave her the confidence that she would pass. Not only did my daughter pass, but she also made over 20 point gains in each test and blew the scores away! It pays to work with the best tutor you can find that can meet the needs of your child. I am forever grateful to Amy for what she was able to do for my daughter in such a short time. Your child would be very fortunate to have Amy as their tutor.
Amy is always on time, always knowledgeable and is a great find. She's now moved on to tutoring our second son in Chemistry, after she helped get our first son into Carnegie Melon. Highly recommended.
My son was having difficulty with Honors physics. Amy helped my son understand with more confidence what he had only a shaky knowledge of prior to tutoring. His grade improved dramatically soon after starting their sessions. She also helped him prioritize the different subject areas in studying for the Physics SAT II. She was very easy to schedule sessions with, and made arrangements on quick notice to tutor him several times in the first week when he was in "crisis" mode.
How she teaches is really helpful. Until you get it she keeps helping you. The way she teaches she gives examples and I know right away and I memorize it right away.
Amy came to our house on a Sunday at 6:00 PM (which was the only weekend time that fit both of our schedules). Her initial assessment of the needs of my daughter with both Algebra and Conceptual Physics was very accurate and my daughter was very comfortable with the approach. We're looking forward to beginning a continuing program with Amy.
Zeroed in on the problem with a solution and went to work right off the bat. Returns phone calls and emails promptly for scheduling and feedback.
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I have been playing basketball since I was 9. I played in high school and in college. I am patient and can help with dribbling, passing, and shooting.
I love to cook and baking in particular, I can make cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and other treats. My specialty is making pies from scratch.
I have helped children as young as 6 with both reading comprehension and mathematical concepts. Young learners are more eager to learn new concepts but often have not learned logic or working with multiple steps to answer problems. I like to help this age group prepare for what they will study in high school.
I have taken linear algebra and quantum theory and mathematical methods of physics. I am familiar with modeling data, matrix algebra, and probability and combinatorics. I realize that finite math is the left overs that are not part of calculus. I feel I have tutored students in these areas that often was not labeled as finite math.
I have a masters in molecular genetics and I worked with papilloma viral DNA. My master's thesis was in computational structural determination.
I have worked with children with IEP's and 504 plans who had ADHD, autism, or aspberger's. I consider myself a patient person and understand the additional resources required for students with special needs
I give my students study skills that helped me to achieve two technical degrees. I help them to use other sources of information. I also assess the student's note taking techniques and help the student to be efficient in studying for tests.
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