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Alyssa S.

Biology/MCAT/ACT Prep from Masters in Biology Medtech Professional

Biology/MCAT/ACT Prep from Masters in Biology Medtech Professional

$40/hour

  • 230 hours tutoring

About Alyssa


Bio

I am a medical sciences professional within the Twin Cities who would like to help you succeed in your learning goals!
I completed my Bachelor's at the University of Chicago and returned to Minnesota to graduate with a Master's in Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota.
During my four years of college, I majored in the Biological Sciences and actively worked with students on-campus as a peer advisor. I have a passion for teaching others and helping students from young ages through...

I am a medical sciences professional within the Twin Cities who would like to help you succeed in your learning goals!
I completed my Bachelor's at the University of Chicago and returned to Minnesota to graduate with a Master's in Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota.
During my four years of college, I majored in the Biological Sciences and actively worked with students on-campus as a peer advisor. I have a passion for teaching others and helping students from young ages through high school.

I am looking forward to working with students interested in the learning process, willing to make mistakes, and also students who can accept that learning is an active process where the student and tutor work together to understand a concept, and then continually work on similar examples until the student is able to make connections from basic concepts to completing practical problems on their own. I enjoy being apart of this process and find it highly rewarding. Learning isn't easy, but with enough practice and dedication, you can learn anything.

Tutoring subjects include:
-MCAT (Strengths: Biological/Biochemical Foundations, Critical Analysis & Reasoning)
-Biology (AP, elementary, or high school, college)
-Genetics (High School through College)
-Math (from Elementary to Calculus AB)
-U.S. History (AP)
-U.S. Government and Politics (AP)


Education

University of Chicago
Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: *Special pricing can be negotiated if multiple hour lessons are set up in advance.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/27/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling

English

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I completed ACT with a 31 reading score - hope to teach students to speed read for comprehension!
ACT English, English, Literature, Reading, Spelling, Writing

History

American History

American History

I completed the AP US History exam in 2009, scoring a 4 out of 5. My study methods helped me prepare for this exam, and I hope to share!

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I am qualified to tutor Biology because I have majored in this subject as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and completed my Masters in Biological Science at the University of Minnesota in 2016. I have also completed the AP Biology sequence in high school along with multiple electives - including: genetics, immunology, neurology, zoology, plant biology, and cell & molecular biology. I am passionate about this subject, and enjoy teaching concepts to students.
Algebra 1, English, Reading, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1

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Biology,

Biology

I am qualified to tutor Biology because I have majored in this subject as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and completed my Masters in Biological Science at the University of Minnesota in 2016. I have also completed the AP Biology sequence in high school along with multiple electives - including: genetics, immunology, neurology, zoology, plant biology, and cell & molecular biology. I am passionate about this subject, and enjoy teaching concepts to students.
Algebra 1, English, Reading, Writing

Science

Biology,

Biology

I am qualified to tutor Biology because I have majored in this subject as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and completed my Masters in Biological Science at the University of Minnesota in 2016. I have also completed the AP Biology sequence in high school along with multiple electives - including: genetics, immunology, neurology, zoology, plant biology, and cell & molecular biology. I am passionate about this subject, and enjoy teaching concepts to students.
Genetics,

Genetics

I focused my graduate studies in understanding molecular genetics and genomics. I took graduate courses such as "Advanced Genetics and Genomics", "Human Genetics", "Pharmacogenomics", and "Mammalian Gene Transfer".
ACT Science, Anatomy, Physical Science, Physiology

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I am qualified to tutor Biology because I have majored in this subject as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and completed my Masters in Biological Science at the University of Minnesota in 2016. I have also completed the AP Biology sequence in high school along with multiple electives - including: genetics, immunology, neurology, zoology, plant biology, and cell & molecular biology. I am passionate about this subject, and enjoy teaching concepts to students.
Algebra 1, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I completed ACT with a 31 reading score - hope to teach students to speed read for comprehension!
MCAT,

MCAT

I focused my Masters studies in genetics, immunology, and cancer biology after completion of the pre-medicine course requirements as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago. I also took the new MCAT in 2016 and received a 512 score (equivalent to 31 on the old test). I hope to promote an understanding of the foundations of biological systems for MCAT test takers.
ACT English, ACT Science

Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable and patient

My son really likes working with her. He always says he wishes he was his teacher at school. She is very patient, very knowledgeable of the subject matter. She has helped him tremendously.

Beza, 8 lessons with Alyssa

I feel like she knows me (haha)

She could tell when my intuitions were right and when they were wrong and told me to put more trust in myself when reading and answering the questions.

Tessa, 3 lessons with Alyssa

Excellent and makes math fun and accessible

We are ongoing clients. Alyssa makes math fun and has excellent feedback on empowering my 7th grader to see how she learns. This creates a life long learner. Highly recommend.

Happy, 39 lessons with Alyssa

Amazing Teacher

Alyssa helped me with Genetics, specifically pedigrees. I was not confident about the topic until I got tutored from Alyssa! She helped break down the problems and made me really understand the different types of questions. Super patient and kind, highly recommend!!!

Nicole, 1 lesson with Alyssa

Patient kind and funny

Alyssa is very knowledgeable, patient and kind. She made the subject more fun and interesting. She is also very accommodating and always replies very quickly.

Anisa, 2 lessons with Alyssa

Awesome MCAT Tutor!

Alyssa was really great at helping me identify areas where I was weak, not only in content but also in test-taking strategy. She patiently worked with me as I began to practice her suggested method. In all practice problems I have completed since implementing her system, I have seen huge improvements in my understanding of the MCAT passages as well as the percentage of questions I am answering correctly. With just over a week until my test date, Alyssa has been able to help me calm my nerves and look at the test as an exciting challenge instead of a terrifying hoop to jump through. I cannot recommend her enough!

Nathan, 3 lessons with Alyssa

Enthusiastic and engaging

Alyssa was great. Inspiring and confidence building for sure. My daughter really enjoyed their session together. We will definitely use her again. Thank you for your help.

Janice, 1 lesson with Alyssa

Amazing

Alyssa was amazing and accommodated me with a last minute session. She was very knowledgeable with the subject I needed help with,and when we were through I had a better knowledge of it.

Tetia, 1 lesson with Alyssa

Very knowledgeable and helpful!

Alyssa and I were working on Biology. In our initial session, we jumped right in and talked not only about the topics but also about why they matter. She knows a lot and seems really interested in what she is teaching. I am looking forward to continuing to meet in the future!

Carenna, 9 lessons with Alyssa

Very knowledgeable and patient

Alyssa said she loved Biology and she was not joking! My daughter enjoyed reviewing cellular respirations with Alyssa. She was very patient with her and even shared handy studying tips. Will schedule more sessions.

Yemi, 2 lessons with Alyssa
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$40/hour

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$40/hour

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Response time: 7 hours