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Maria D.

Science Tutor with a PhD in Biochemistry and a Passion for Teaching

Science Tutor with a PhD in Biochemistry and a Passion for Teaching

$60/hour

  • 352 hours tutoring

About Maria


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Are you lost in your biochemistry course?
Are acids and bases your personal kryptonite?
Do you need help prepping for the MCAT?
Do you need guidance studying for the AP Biology exam?

I am here to help! I offer three types of services to fit your tutoring needs:

One-on-One tutoring is the perfect opportunity for you to receive help tailored to your learning style.

Proofreading can be provided for lab reports, research papers, personal statements, essays... almost any written assignment...

Are you lost in your biochemistry course?
Are acids and bases your personal kryptonite?
Do you need help prepping for the MCAT?
Do you need guidance studying for the AP Biology exam?

I am here to help! I offer three types of services to fit your tutoring needs:

One-on-One tutoring is the perfect opportunity for you to receive help tailored to your learning style.

Proofreading can be provided for lab reports, research papers, personal statements, essays... almost any written assignment (especially science related).

I have a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UCLA but my true passion lies in sharing my love of science with others. I pride myself on being able to explain difficult concepts in a more understandable way and I can help you develop better study habits and test-taking skills.

Prior to Wyzant, I personally logged over 150 hours of private tutoring and taught at UCLA (as an assistant and a lecturer). During that time I have accumulated additional resources and study materials which I share with my students.

Wyzant's online platform is easy to use and allows me to work with students regardless of their location. If you are interested in working with me, please send me a message!

I look forward to working with you!


Education

Union College
Biochemistry
UCLA
Masters
UCLA
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Late cancellations will be charged 50% of the reserved time. No-shows will be charged 100% of the reserved time.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science

English

Proofreading

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

My graduate work focused on both biochemistry and molecular biology. I therefore have taken numerous biology courses including cellular, molecular, and genetics. I have logged over 100 hours of private tutoring in high school and college biology courses and I receive excellent feedback from students regarding my ability to teach and my passion for helping students.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I hold a PhD in Biochemistry which has required me to take and teach several chemistry courses. I have tutored introductory chemistry at the high school and college level throughout my college and graduate career.
Algebra 1

Math

Algebra 1

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

My graduate work focused on both biochemistry and molecular biology. I therefore have taken numerous biology courses including cellular, molecular, and genetics. I have logged over 100 hours of private tutoring in high school and college biology courses and I receive excellent feedback from students regarding my ability to teach and my passion for helping students.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I hold a PhD in Biochemistry which has required me to take and teach several chemistry courses. I have tutored introductory chemistry at the high school and college level throughout my college and graduate career.
Algebra 1

Science

Biochemistry,

Biochemistry

My degrees are in biochemistry and I have extensive experience teaching the subject at the college level. I have been both teaching assistant and lecturer for several biochemistry courses at UCLA. I have accumulated a lot of additional material and resources on the subject and can provide alternative approaches to the more difficult topics.
Biology,

Biology

My graduate work focused on both biochemistry and molecular biology. I therefore have taken numerous biology courses including cellular, molecular, and genetics. I have logged over 100 hours of private tutoring in high school and college biology courses and I receive excellent feedback from students regarding my ability to teach and my passion for helping students.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I hold a PhD in Biochemistry which has required me to take and teach several chemistry courses. I have tutored introductory chemistry at the high school and college level throughout my college and graduate career.
Microbiology

Summer

Biology,

Biology

My graduate work focused on both biochemistry and molecular biology. I therefore have taken numerous biology courses including cellular, molecular, and genetics. I have logged over 100 hours of private tutoring in high school and college biology courses and I receive excellent feedback from students regarding my ability to teach and my passion for helping students.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I hold a PhD in Biochemistry which has required me to take and teach several chemistry courses. I have tutored introductory chemistry at the high school and college level throughout my college and graduate career.
Algebra 1

Ratings and Reviews


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Phenomenal Tutor

I chose to familiarize myself with Biochemistry a month prior to my course beginning and receive tutoring throughout the course as well. It had been a couple years since I had taken in depth science courses and Maria was incredibly helpful in pacing what we reviewed, staying on track, and explaining intricate and complicated principles surrounding biochemistry. With Maria's help I was able to receive a very good grade in my biochemistry course. Maria was punctual, professional, and incredibly intelligent in all topics surrounding biochemistry. I highly recommend her services for anyone seeking additional support or assistance in any biochemistry course.

Ryan, 17 lessons with Maria

Very responsible, considerate and professional

We tried a few tutors online she is simply the best so far. Even though she’s already very knowledgeable, she would get prepared for the specific topics before tutoring.

Wei, 9 lessons with Maria

Extremely helpful lesson in writing a research paper

Maria was so helpful just from our first lesson. She helped me understand how to build my research paper in a way that made it super clear to me. She gave me a place to go from and instructions on how to go about it when I was struggling to write anything. I found it helpful that she has experience in Molecular Biology because my paper requires an understanding of it. She actually helped me in clarifying some concepts that I already knew about and now understand better.

Kelly, 4 lessons with Maria

Great Biochemistry tutor

Maria was great and she utilized a lot of helpful graphs that helped me tie together the content! I feel like every minute in our session was productive. She checked in with me throughout the session to make sure I was understanding the content. I wish my professor could explain the concepts like Maria does!

Korie, 8 lessons with Maria

Patient, kind, and very knowledgeable

She explains things in a wonderful way, asks questions to clarify for understanding, sends follow up useful info - she is so talented! My daughter just loves working with her.

Julie - Mom, 11 lessons with Maria

Amazing and super patient!!

Maria is awesome! She explains things on a level that help me to understand everything so much easier. She breaks everything down step by step and makes sure that you fully understand before move if on! Will definitely be using her again!

Tara, 2 lessons with Maria

So helpful!!

Maria is amazing. She took complicated concepts and made them easier to digest and emphasized the bigger picture, which is what I needed. She also took time to go through my professor’s slides to make sure I got out what I needed for my test. 10/10, would highly recommend.

Allison, 5 lessons with Maria

Phenomenal Tutor!!!

Maria is an absolutely fantastic tutor! She simply is the best! Maria really truly cares about her student's academic success and goes above and beyond what is asked of her. She communicates with both the student and parent. She comes to each lesson fully prepared and does not take up the valuable session time looking over and figuring out the material, she does all of that ahead of time. Maria even prepared a practice test for my son. Wow! Her knowledge of the subject and educational background are unbelievable yet at the same time she is able to break things down into simple understandable terms. On top of everything else she is just a nice, affable person with endless patience. She is the most valuable resource my son has found in his college education!

Nora, 13 lessons with Maria

Excellent first time experience.

Maria was easy to work with and understood my tutoring needs. Will be meeting her again in the next week

Marc, 2 lessons with Maria
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$60/hour

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