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Michaela P.

Experienced Chemistry Tutor

Experienced Chemistry Tutor

$40/hour

  • 137 hours tutoring

About Michaela


Bio

My favorite thing about tutoring chemistry is any time I get to witness what I like to call a "lightbulb moment." Chemistry is notoriously tough for students and many times students get frustrated and think they just can't get it. So, I love when I get to see them answer a question on their own (that they previously would've felt stumped by) and I can see them make that "aha I got it!" look. It makes me so happy to help students realize that they themselves really are capable of mastering...

My favorite thing about tutoring chemistry is any time I get to witness what I like to call a "lightbulb moment." Chemistry is notoriously tough for students and many times students get frustrated and think they just can't get it. So, I love when I get to see them answer a question on their own (that they previously would've felt stumped by) and I can see them make that "aha I got it!" look. It makes me so happy to help students realize that they themselves really are capable of mastering difficult concepts.

A bit about myself:
I graduated magna cum laude from California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO) with a Biochemistry BS combined with an accelerated MS in Polymers Science. More recently, I graduated with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M. I now work at the University of Minnesota.

A bit about my tutoring & teaching experience:
I have 7+ years of tutoring and teaching experience in science and math, but my specialty is general chemistry. At Cal Poly SLO, I became involved with the Athletics Department as a tutor for biology and chemistry (2013). The following year I became a TA for the general chemistry courses, and attended weekly seminars discussing pedagogical techniques to help students better learn chemistry (2014). After that I moved up to become a workshop leader for the general chemistry courses (2015). I was required to attend lecture and then I would format worksheets and practice exams for students who signed up for my evening workshop- so now I'm able to create helpful example problems for general chemistry on the fly during one-on one sessions. At Texas A&M, I was the Instructor of Record for Polymeric Biomaterials (2019) and also TA'd for the lab class (2017 & 2018).


Education

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Biochemistry
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Masters
Texas A & M
PhD

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra

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Biology, Chemistry

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry

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Response time: 6 hours

$40/hour

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Michaela P.

$40/hour

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Contact Michaela

Response time: 6 hours