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Kristen P.

Lakeville, MN

$40/hour

Effective Math, Science, and SAT/ACT tutor

100+ Hours
4.8 average from 49 ratings
Knowledgeable & helpful tutor
— Jenny, Saint Paul, MN on 2/20/17

$40/Hour


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Duke University
Biology
University of Virginia
Master's

Education

Duke University (Biology)

University of Virginia (Master's)

About Kristen

I hold a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Duke University, as well as an M.S. in Pharmacology from the University of Virginia. My experiences as a tutor for the Biochemistry department and a teaching assistant in the Chemistry department developed my teaching philosophy that learning happens during experiences, not lectures. My teaching focuses on explaining concepts and then allowing the student to experience the lesson through guided problem sets.

I am passionate about helping students learn to think critically. I believe in teaching the process, not just the answers so that students can succeed after they complete their homework or test. We will work through concepts as we complete problem sets, and I will give periodic evaluations to gauge the student's progress and understanding of the big picture.

My experience includes upper-level math and science courses. I was successful in calculus at Duke University and feel comfortable teaching up through calculus. Again, my training was application based, so I enjoy teaching students the usefulness of math in their future careers or just everyday life. My undergraduate and graduate focused on biology, biochemistry, genetics, and chemistry concepts which I used everyday as a I conducted research in a laboratory for my thesis.

Respect for others' time, planning, and time management are all important life skills, but I do realize life happens. Therefore I have an 8-hour cancellation policy and offer make-up sessions. If cancellations are made 2-8 hours prior to the scheduled lesson, a 50% lesson fee will be charged. If you are a no show or cancel within 2 hours of the lesson, I will assess the entire session fee.

I look forward to working with your student and helping them learn to love biology, chemistry, and math!

Please contact me to learn more about my services and to schedule your first lesson!
I hold a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Duke University, as well as an M.S. in Pharmacology from the University of Virginia. My experiences as a tutor for the Biochemistry department and a teaching assistant in the Chemistry department developed my teaching philosophy that learning happens during experiences, not lectures. My Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

ACT/SAT Test prep rate: $55/hour Lessons over 1.5 hours will receive a $5 discount.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Lakeville, MN 55044

"Knowledgeable & helpful tutor"

- Jenny, Saint Paul, MN on 2/20/17

"Excellent tutor"

- Kashif, Lakeville, MN on 3/26/17

"Great help..easy w/ making arrangements...."

- Mark, Saint Paul, MN on 12/31/16

"Great tutor"

- Susan, Minneapolis, MN on 11/19/16

"Great tutor!"

- Danielle, Prior Lake, MN on 9/7/16

"Algebra and Chemistry"

- Christine, Farmington, MN on 2/16/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry,
Elementary Science, Genetics, Pharmacology, Physics, Physiology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I scored in the top percentile on the ACT. Additionally, I have completed up through advanced Calculus in my courses, so I have a strong math background. I have researched changes to the ACT over the years and prepared a curriculum for teaching ACT Math. Each student will be evaluated and given a customized plan based on this curriculum.

Algebra 2

I tutor fundamental math to calculus. I have completed coursework up through multi variable calculus.

Chemistry

I hold a minor in Chemistry from Duke University. Additionally, I have completed graduate-level biochemistry courses.

Duke University
Biology
University of Virginia
Master's

Education

Duke University (Biology)

University of Virginia (Master's)

Knowledgeable & helpful tutor

My son needed a help with honor biology that had been confused on some of the topics. Kristen has helped him to clarify these confusions. My son said she is very knowledgeable and very good of explaining in a way that is easy to understand. She is also very quick response when we tried to set up the lessons. We are glad that we found her and we are certain that will go with her again when we need

— Jenny, Saint Paul, MN on 2/20/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

ACT/SAT Test prep rate: $55/hour Lessons over 1.5 hours will receive a $5 discount.

Travel policy

Kristen will travel within 10 miles of Lakeville, MN 55044.