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Prabhjot M.

Grand Rapids, MI

$20/hour

tutor in math and science, but will tutor in other areas

$20/Hour


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Michigan State University
human biology

Education

Michigan State University (human biology)

About Prabhjot

I am college graduate who has always enjoyed science and math and I was human biology major in college. I feel science and math can open many doors in careers and opportunities that exist in the world. I have never received less than an A is any of my science and math classes. I have taken all the AP science classes along with AP psychology and government. I have learned through trial and error in my classes because I believe making mistakes is an important part of the learning process. But as long as the student learns from the mistakes that is what is really important. Many students in high school become discouraged in science and math because they struggle with subjects and never receive help they need. The teachers do not always explain things well or are strapped for time, but many students require extra time and attention in certain classes in order to excel. My job as a tutor would be to give that extra attention so the student can excel in the class.

I feel that high school students who are taught to rote memorize will struggle as they move up in classes. Many times in high school students are never taught the values of conceptual understanding and logic that can make their studying easier and more comprehensive. The goal in studying should be to make understanding concepts easier so the student does not become overwhelmed with the material and gives up. I want to understand the students' study techniques and help them use new ones that can enhance their learning experience. I want to teach students how to think logically so that on the tests they can answer the questions intelligently without being overwhelmed.

At the college level, I also feel many of the same concepts of understanding the material and basic background knowledge can increase the understanding of the material. But like high school, rote memorization will not work. The student must do high level thinking by doing analytical and conceptual thinking that is required to understand the material. The college student must also do this under timed conditions with limited time. The studying time can be saved if the student focuses on having a balance between understanding the material that requires memorization and concepts that can be used as way to logic the rest of the concepts. It is also important to understand that in science and math there are patterns that student must quickly recognize and learn how to utilize them. Many of the math concepts can be derived just as science concepts can be from understanding simpler concept. Then, the student must build on those concepts. My job is to help the students put information together so they easily understand the material and start to fill in the gaps they were missing.
I am college graduate who has always enjoyed science and math and I was human biology major in college. I feel science and math can open many doors in careers and opportunities that exist in the world. I have never received less than an A is any of my science and math classes. I have taken all the AP science classes along with AP psychology and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry,
Genetics, Physics, Psychology
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have passed various Wyzant tests in algebra and other math. I have taught the subject to kids.

Algebra 2

I have tutored kids in math before including algebra. I have taken up to 1 year in calculus.

Chemistry

I have taken chem in college. I have taken 1 whole year. I have tutored my brother in chemistry.

Michigan State University
human biology

Education

Michigan State University (human biology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Prabhjot will travel within 40 miles of Grand Rapids, MI 49546.