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Mitchell K.

Saint Paul, MN

$35/hour

Enthusiastic Biology and Chemistry Tutor with Biochemistry Degree

In-person lessons
5+ Hours
5.0 average from 3 ratings
knowledgeable and responsive
— Deb, Saint Paul, MN on 6/5/17

$35/Hour


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University of Minnesota
Doubled in Biochemistry and Neuroscience

Education

University of Minnesota (Doubled in Biochemistry and Neuroscience)

About Mitchell

Hello! My name is Mitchell K. and I am a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota. This spring, I graduated with honors and high distinction with a bachelor of science in Biochemistry and Neuroscience, alongside minors in chemistry and psychology. I have six years and 600+ hours of teaching experience in diverse subject areas; I have taught as a teaching fellow for college-level biology, a math and ACT prep tutor for pediatric cancer patients, and as a private lesson cello instructor. Additionally, I work in a research lab at the University of Minnesota where I study cancer biology and genetic engineering.

I love to learn about biology and chemistry, but this passion is only matched by my enthusiasm to teach. Teaching and tutoring was tantamount to my college experience where I learned the importance of individualized education and forming a good rapport with students. In my experience as a tutor, I find that the most common reason individuals need assistance is because of how the material is approached. Science can be daunting when it seems like there is a lot to memorize or it appears overly abstract, but I find that once the subject is broken down into smaller intuitive principles, most people can readily understand it. Thus, my approach is to help students reframe how they learn scientific content by both conceptualization and problem solving. I especially like to usual visual aids, such as drawings or diagrams, where it would otherwise be quite hard to understand abstract ideas. I also like to relate these complex ideas through analogies, like comparing chemical reactions to traffic jams, or DNA electrophoresis to sky diving.

I see teaching as a partnership between teacher and student who both give their best effort, therefore I readily welcome feedback on what I can do to improve the tutoring experience. Please let me know if you have any question.

I look forward to helping you succeed with confidence in science!

- Mitch K
Hello! My name is Mitchell K. and I am a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota. This spring, I graduated with honors and high distinction with a bachelor of science in Biochemistry and Neuroscience, alongside minors in chemistry and psychology. I have six years and 600+ hours of teaching experience in diverse subject areas; I have taught Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I am available for group tutoring.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55106
In-person lessons

"knowledgeable and responsive"

- Deb, Saint Paul, MN on 6/5/17
Math:
R
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology,
Biostatistics, Chemistry,
Genetics,
Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychology
Music:
Cello
Test Preparation:
ACT Science
Computer:
R

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Biology

I have a B.S. in Biochemistry and Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota. I have two years of experience as a foundations of biology for majors TA.

Chemistry

I have a B.S. in Biochemistry with a chemistry minor - University of Minnesota. I have experience in organic chemistry lab and experience tutoring classmates in chemistry.

Genetics

I graduated with a bachelor of science in biochemistry which was heavily focused on the molecular biology of genetics. In college I achieved a 4.0 in all of my genetics course work. I currently work in a genetic engineering lab where I commonly work with genetic systems such as cloning and gene editing. I am first author on a paper focused on DNA sequencing and bioinformatics that is under review for the journal Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford University Press.

R

I have basic skills in R from a biostatistics course in which all course work was written in the R statistical programming language, in which I received an A. Additionally, I have spent the last 6 months developing a program in R for the analysis of DNA sequencing data. Myself and colleagues wrote an academic paper on this program, which is currently under review in the journal Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford University Press. Furthermore, I am in the process of developing another program in R for additional analyses of DNA sequencing.

University of Minnesota
Doubled in Biochemistry and Neuroscience

Education

University of Minnesota (Doubled in Biochemistry and Neuroscience)

knowledgeable and responsive

He was knowledgeable and responsive and was able to meet on short notice. He was prepared to discuss the specific material to be covered in order to be ready for finals.

— Deb, Saint Paul, MN on 6/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I am available for group tutoring.

Travel policy

Mitchell will travel within 15 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55106.