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Johnan K.

Rockville, MD

$50/hour

IB-trained University Prof: Math, Science & Reading skills

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Reed College
Honors Biology
Oregon health sciences university
PhD

Education

Reed College (Honors Biology)

Oregon health sciences university (PhD)

About Johnan

I am a product of excellent high school (IB), undergraduate (Honors Biology), and doctoral training in microbiology, immunology, and cancer biology. This academic background has shaped my passion for teaching and helping students achieve their highest possible academic outcomes. I believe in progressive learning. Throughout my biomedical research and teaching career, I have insisted on excellence in providing a positive learning experience for my students at all levels of formal training. I have had the privilege of teaching and mentoring high school, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, most of whom have gone on to be successful in their chosen careers as research scientists, physicians, clinical research coordinators, allied health technicians, and project managers.

I received the IBEX International Baccalaureatte diploma in 7 core subjects (Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, English, and Theory of Knowledge), followed by a research-intensive Bachelors degree (Honors Biology major), and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. It is always a pleasure for me to apply my skills to provide students with an enriching experience for success in math and other disciplines of science, specifically Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology and Epidemiology, as well as special preparation for GRE, SAT, and MCAT (among others).

Having scored in the highest percentiles of all standardized tests in English and/or English writing (SAT, TOEFL, MCAT), coupled with my current service as proof-reader and subject matter editor for the Cactus Communications Center of Excellence in Medicine, peer reviewer for various scientific journals, and Associate Editor for Microbiology, Medicine, and Public Health, my students should expect first-class assistance in various aspects of their academic needs.

My most important goal for each tutoring session is to understand your specific needs. The second goal will be to develop a unique framework for problem solving using various blended strategies for intellectual growth, including exercises that inspire and challenge independent thought about each one of your problems. I will expect students to ask questions. After each session I will require students to perform both an independent and guided self-assessment exercise that will determine the need for extra homework. I will also provide periodic assessments of progress during our time together. I will be available for tutoring online, or in-person at a location that is convenient for the student and/or their parents/guardian(s), generally within 10 miles of my home. My base rate is 80/hr for in-person lessons and 40/hr for online lessons.

Finally, I fully support your commitment to academic success. I am excited about helping you in your studies and I look forward to hearing from you with a proposal for working together to make sure that you achieve excellence at this important first step along your trajectory to a productive and satisfying career in the near future.
I am a product of excellent high school (IB), undergraduate (Honors Biology), and doctoral training in microbiology, immunology, and cancer biology. This academic background has shaped my passion for teaching and helping Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

PROPOSAL: - Elem to High School: $50/hr per student; Group (>3 students/lesson): $40/hr - College/Medical/Graduate level: $70/hr per student); Group (>3 students/lesson): 50/hr

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Rockville, MD 20850
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Elementary Math, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Physics
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, College Counseling,
GRE, MCAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

As a mentor for high school, undergraduate, doctoral, and medical students, I have helped many students with career decisions, including preparation of personal statements for their application to medical and public health programs (among others). In my profile I have highlighted some areas of my professional experience that are relevant to this skill. To name a few: (1) I am a freelance copyeditor/proofreader; (2) I am associate editor for a prestigious medical journal; (3) I have served as a peer-reviewer for various reports, monographs, manuscripts, grant proposals, contract statements, and patent briefs. From these experiences, I believe that my tutoring students will have access to a unique caliber of expertise in precisely the aptitudes that they need to advance to a higher level of academic life.

I have taught students at all academic levels from elementary school to medical school over the last fifteen years. Teaching is my passion and frankly, I could do it for free if circumstances permitted. I am patient and enthusiastic about helping young people grow into their academic strengths, so our time together will be dedicated to getting the student ready so that they can get (and stay) on course for success.

Reed College
Honors Biology
Oregon health sciences university
PhD

Education

Reed College (Honors Biology)

Oregon health sciences university (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

PROPOSAL: - Elem to High School: $50/hr per student; Group (>3 students/lesson): $40/hr - College/Medical/Graduate level: $70/hr per student); Group (>3 students/lesson): 50/hr

Travel policy

Johnan will travel within 20 miles of Rockville, MD 20850.