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Robert H.

Chapel Hill, NC

$40/hour

Experienced Tutor and Teacher, Johns Hopkins Graduate

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/12/15
4.9 average from 13 ratings

$40/Hour


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Johns Hopkins
Neuroscience
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Graduate Coursework

Education

Johns Hopkins (Neuroscience)

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Graduate Coursework)

About Robert

I am currently a pharmacy student at the University of North Carolina, and graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2011 with a degree in neuroscience. For the last three years, I served as a Teach for America corps member in Connecticut, where I taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics at Bridgeport Public Schools. I have three years of experience as a certified teacher, and have spent many more years tutoring individuals. In high school, I worked with students in advanced placement physics and calculus. In college, I continued to work one-on-one with students in calculus I and II, algebra, biology, and physics, and also served as a teaching assistant in cognitive neuroscience and organic chemistry lab classes. In my junior and senior years, I founded a student group at Johns Hopkins called the Community School Initiative, in which student volunteers taught basic science and facilitated labs/demonstrations to help spark interest for the sciences at a local charter school.

Although I left teaching to return to school, I remain extremely passionate about it. Classroom instruction and tutoring are rewarding experiences, each offering its own rewards and challenges. I particularly value tutoring individuals because this is the best context from which to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the student, and to build a meaningful relationship that supports the learning experience. As an instructor, I would consider myself extremely patient, friendly, and approachable. I am more than willing to provide repetition and change my pace as need, and to adapt my style to the student's personality. I hold all my students to high expectations - I expect that they try their hardest, that they are proactive in their learning, and that they will never hesitate to ask questions.

My goal is to maximize your student's learning. Therefore, students should not expect me to feed them solutions. Instead, I will guide their thinking and allow them to discover the answers for themselves. This keeps students on their feet at all times and - most importantly - helps to fortify their understanding and long term retention of the content.

Summary of qualifications:
PharmD student, licensed teacher with 8 years of tutoring, 3 years of classroom, 2 years of teaching assistant experience.

Earned a 5 on the following AP exams: calculus AB, calculus BC, physics B, physics C (E&M and mechanics), English language, English literature, macroeconomics, psychology

Awards and honors: Teach for America Amgen Fellow (2011), Danny Lee Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences (2011), Phi Beta Kappa (inducted 2010), National Society of Collegiate Scholars (inducted 2007), Dale Fike Memorial Scholar (2008-2011), Whiting School of Engineering Video Competition 1st Place (2008), Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar (2007)

Research and teaching: Bridgeport Public Schools (2011 - 2014), Johns Hopkins - Organic Chemistry teaching assistant (2010-2011), Johns Hopkins - Cognitive Neuroscience teaching assistant (2010), Johns Hopkins - undergraduate research in the Department of Biology (2009-2011), Rutger/RWJ/UMDNJ Summer Undergraduate Research Program (2009)

Publications: A.S. Identification of Residues Within Tropomodulin1 Responsible for Its Localization at the Pointed Ends of the Actin Filaments in Cardiac Myocytes. J. Biol. Chem., 286, 2194-2204.

CV available upon request.
I am currently a pharmacy student at the University of North Carolina, and graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2011 with a degree in neuroscience. For the last three years, I served as a Teach for America corps member in Connecticut, where I taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics at Bridgeport Public Schools. I have three years of experience as a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Physics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Sports/Recreation:
Track & Field

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Johns Hopkins
Neuroscience
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Graduate Coursework

Education

Johns Hopkins (Neuroscience)

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 15 miles of Chapel Hill, NC 27516.