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Michael S.

Durham, NC

$27/hour

Science geek-- Service and Learning

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Background check passed as of 10/12/15

$27/Hour


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George Mason University
biology
VCU Medical College of Virginia
Graduate Coursework
VCU School of Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

George Mason University (biology)

VCU Medical College of Virginia (Graduate Coursework)

VCU School of Education (Graduate Coursework)

About Michael

Dear potential students:

I love science and enjoy sharing science with other people. I've been looking for a job teaching high school science, but I'd like to continue tutoring until I get such a job.

I received a BS in biology with a chemistry minor and German concentration (unofficial minor) from George Mason University in 1994. I took grad-level science classes at the Medical College of VA (Virginia Commonwealth University) in the late '90s. I did not earn a master's degree, but with God's help, I left with a certificate from the Biochemistry Dept. I also took education classes at VCU from 1998-1999. More recently, I took two (2) semesters of Anatomy & Physiology at NCCU and one (1) semester at Durham Tech.

I have experience both in tutoring and in teaching small classes. I did some part-time tutoring from 1995-96. Most of my teaching was at a very small Christian boarding school in Durham where I taught science at various grade levels. I taught elementary-aged kids there, but some of my favorite experiences were teaching high-school biology and chemistry. (I also had to teach other subjects and serve as a house-parent.) I also taught one semester at a public alternative middle school in 2005.

I'm a patient tutor and I enjoy learning while I teach. I prefer to know ahead of time what topic my student wants to cover, in case I need to review the material before our session. In some cases, I can bring a relevant handout that I created and/or a relevant textbook that I own. I want to be honest, so obviously I cannot take tests or do assignments for my students. I look forward to sharing science with you!
Dear potential students:

I love science and enjoy sharing science with other people. I've been looking for a job teaching high school science, but I'd like to continue tutoring until I get such a job.

I received a BS in biology with a chemistry minor and German concentration (unofficial minor) from George Mason University
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27707
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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George Mason University
biology
VCU Medical College of Virginia
Graduate Coursework
VCU School of Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

George Mason University (biology)

VCU Medical College of Virginia (Graduate Coursework)

VCU School of Education (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $27.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27707.