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Alison C.

Cary, NC

$35/hour

Duke University Grad Science Tutor for K-12 Students

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/23/13
4.9 average from 22 ratings
Awesome!!!
— Gretchen, San Diego, CA on 4/29/13

$35/Hour


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Duke University
Biology

Education

Duke University (Biology)

About Alison

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University in 2017, with a B.S. in Biology and a 3.9 GPA. I have been tutoring for the past 6 years; in high school, I worked as a math and literature tutor for elementary and middle school kids. In college, I was a peer tutor for organic chemistry and introductory chemistry courses. As a student applying to medical school, I have completed over 600 hours of college-level chemistry and biology and am therefore most confident in tutoring science classes up to the AP level.

My teaching philosophy is that every student is capable of mastering a topic, no matter how difficult the concept may be. Through my years of experience working as a tutor, I have learned to adapt to a variety of learning styles and work ethics. My approach is to first diagnose and address a student's area of weakness, and subsequently to work through several examples with the student. After all, I believe repetition is the key to success!

I am passionate about tutoring -- there is no greater feeling than seeing student's grasp a challenging concept and excel in their courses. I am patient, great with kids, and committed to my student's success. If you are interested in learning more or in setting up a session, please don't hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you!
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University in 2017, with a B.S. in Biology and a 3.9 GPA. I have been tutoring for the past 6 years; in high school, I worked as a math and literature tutor for elementary and middle school kids. In college, I was a peer tutor for organic chemistry and introductory chemistry courses. As a student applying to Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 9 miles of Cary, NC 27513
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Awesome!!!"

- Gretchen, San Diego, CA on 4/29/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Trigonometry
Science:
Biology, Elementary Science,
Organic Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology
English:
English,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
MCAT
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I've taken Algebra 1 Honors and have used the concepts learned in Algebra 1 to the Calculus courses I now take with SDSU. I am comfortable with the material and have countless old textbooks and workbooks that can be used for practice.

Algebra 2

I've taken Algebra 2 and Trig Honors my sophomore year of high school and currently still apply concepts in trig and algebra in my AP Physics and Calc classes.

Calculus

I am currently enrolled in Calculus III through SDSU and am most comfortable teaching Calculus I.

Elementary Math

The basic skills learned in elementary math are constantly applied in higher level courses, and as a current student I am more than familiar with these skills. Having always earned A's in my honors and AP-level courses, I am very in tune with the material and study skills that must be utilized.

Elementary Science

I've taken AP Biology and AP Chemistry and am currently enrolled in AP Physics. I received A's in both classes as well as 5's on the national AP exam. In addition to AP-level science, I've taken general biology and chemistry my sophomore and freshman year.

English

I have taken both AP English Language and AP English Literature in my high school and have successfully shown my ability to analyze literature, explore themes, and articulate ideas in essays.
I have also taken multiple SAT prep courses that have strengthened my understanding of grammar and vocabulary, and I have plenty of past worksheets that I can use for your child!

MCAT

I have personally scored in the 94 percentile (516) on the MCAT and have been accepted to several medical schools for the fall of 2018. In addition to helping a student master the necessary knowledge for all sections of the MCAT, I am able to provide test-taking strategies and tips for boosting a medical school application.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra contains many fundamental math concepts and skills that I have applied everyday in my high school math courses (honors geometry, honors algebra II/trig, and AP calculus). I am very comfortable with the topics in prealgebra and know how to teach the concepts within prealgebra.

Duke University
Biology

Education

Duke University (Biology)

Awesome!!!

Alison is a great tutor! She has the ability to recognize what is needed. She is very patient and understands what needs to be done! She is wonderful!

— Gretchen, San Diego, CA on 4/29/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alison will travel within 9 miles of Cary, NC 27513.