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Mahilet H.

Rochester, NY

$35/hour

Math, science, and Chemical Engineering Tutor - academic coach

50+ Hours
4.9 average from 30 ratings
Excellent communicator
— Tuesdi, Broomfield, CO on 1/12/17

$35/Hour


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Colorado School of Mines at Golden
Chemical Engineering
Colorado School of Mines at Golden
Graduate Coursework
Colorado School of Mines at Golden
Graduate Coursework

Education

Colorado School of Mines at Golden (Chemical Engineering)

Colorado School of Mines at Golden (Graduate Coursework)

Colorado School of Mines at Golden (Graduate Coursework)

About Mahilet

I love explaining concepts and developing my students’ problem-solving skills rather than only teaching methods that apply to one kind of problem. Improving my students’ comprehension about a subject they struggle with is my goal. I have found success by encouraging my students to relate what they learn in class to their everyday life. I often challenge my students to look at scientific problems in new ways, such as how redox reactions and their favorite plated jewelry are related, how the ideal gas law can be used to explain a flat tire on a cold night, or why it is easier to balance on a moving bicycle than a stationary one. I believe that concepts learned are far more powerful than rote memorization. My goal is to teach my students how to learn and connect concept across their educational career. I teach using encouragement, patience, and mnemonics.

I am a Colorado School of Mines graduate. I have two bachelor degrees from Mines, Chemical Engineering, and Chemistry. I am currently working on my PhD in Material Science at the University of Rochester after working as an engineer for four years.

I have over 8 years of experience tutoring. I tutor undergraduate, AP, high school and middle school students in chemistry, algebra, geometry, physics, and engineering classes. I also work with students preparing for ACT, SAT, AP, and Regent exams in math and science.

I also work as academic coach. I help students define and work towards their educational/career goal. I also help students on time management skills, work ethics, and personal growth.

I am interested in working with you to improve understanding and performance.

Mahilet H.
I love explaining concepts and developing my students’ problem-solving skills rather than only teaching methods that apply to one kind of problem. Improving my students’ comprehension about a subject they struggle with is my goal. I have found success by encouraging my students to relate what they learn in class to their everyday life. I often Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

All rates are negotiable. Rates are also dependent on level. Cancellation within 24 hours are billed at 50% and cancellation within 12 hours are billed at 100%.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Rochester, NY 14612

"Excellent communicator"

- Tuesdi, Broomfield, CO on 1/12/17

"Enthusiastic and Flexible"

- Laura, Lafayette, CO on 6/29/17

"Very helpful"

- Bradley, Golden, CO on 3/15/17

"Kind & fun tutor"

- Kaitlin, Louisville, CO on 11/24/16

"Wonderful Tutor who does a great job explaining pre algebra"

- Erin, Arvada, CO on 5/5/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Stuart, Boulder, CO on 4/28/16

"Great Experience"

- Melanie, Denver, CO on 3/23/16

"Amazing tutor!"

- Alejandro, Boulder, CO on 3/4/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Microsoft Excel,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering,
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics, PSAT, Psychology
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
PSAT
Computer:
Adobe Flash, General Computer, Mathematica, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Oracle,
SQL, Visual Basic
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.

ACT Math

My ACT math scores were about 30 both times I took the ACT.

ACT Science

I have scored well on science ACT exam. I am a chemist with exceptional interest in inorganic chemistry and nano particles.

Algebra 1

I have helped many students including my brother and sister in algebra 1-5X.

Algebra 2

I am an engineer which forces me to deal with numbers and standard mathematical operations daily. I have a deep understanding of math up to linear algebra.

Chemical Engineering

I have a chemical engineering BS from Colorado School of mines. Some of the classes I have take and have done well on as a chemical engineering BS core requirements are chemical engineering design, thermodynamics, chemical engineering thermodynamics, material and energy balance, heat transfer, mass transfer, fluids dynamics, computational physical chemistry, reaction engineering, transport phenomena, process dynamics and control, and engineering economics. I currently work as a thin films process engineer where I get to apply the knowledge base from my undergraduate studies daily. I work with ion beam sputtering systems to produce optics for laser systems. I apply my knowledge on materials, charge density, mass flow, heat transfer, process scale up and down, data analysis skills, and technical problem solving skills daily to be the best engineer my team has.

Chemistry

I have a chemistry bachelors from Colorado School of Mines. I have done well in all my chemistry core classes. My research in the Chemistry department involved enhancing the catalytic activity of silver nanoparticles and improving the process in which 4-Nitrophenol is reduced in water to make various products, mainly drugs. I also have done some graduate work in chemistry involving catalytic reactions. I work as a thin films engineer currently using both my chemistry and materials knowledge. Chemistry is my favorite subject, especially inorganic chemistry and nano chemistry.

Microsoft Excel

I have been using Excel for data analysis for the past few years. Currently I work as a process engineer. Part of my day to day task includes historical data analysis and predictive modeling. I work with functions like Vlookup, Hlookup, nested IF function, regression analysis, pivot table and charts, time derivatives, and VBA. I have over 8 years of excel experience and I love teaching others Excel skills.

Oracle

I am currently working as a Optics Process Engineer. We have significant data accumulated over the company's lifetime stored in MySQL and SQL tables. I write and use SQL code to parse information data and do predictive modeling. I also use SQl code to generate reports. I am one of the few engineers who knows how to use SQL on my team so I am often tasked with writing new code and generating reports for my team.

Organic Chemistry

I have a chemistry bachelors from Colorado School of Mines. I have taken 4 organic chemistry classes along with all my chemistry core classes. My research in the Chemistry department involved enhancing the catalytic activity of silver nanoparticles and improving the process in which 4-Nitrophenol is reduced in water to make various products, mainly drugs. I also have done some graduate work in chemistry involving organics as related to catalytic reactions. I work as a thin films engineer currently. Most of the films we make are are cleaned using organic compounds. As the only chemist in my group, I am usually tasked with figuring out how the organic chemical we use react with our process. I apply my organic chemistry knowledge daily.

Prealgebra

I have taken math through differential equation and linear algebra. I work as process engineer currently and one of my day to day task is data validation and analysis. I have a deep understanding of math not just a sheer memorization. My goal is to help my students understand why not just the what. At the end of the day I want my students to be able to tutor me back. Math is fun and even more so when one understands it. My goal would be to help my students see that.

Colorado School of Mines at Golden
Chemical Engineering
Colorado School of Mines at Golden
Graduate Coursework
Colorado School of Mines at Golden
Graduate Coursework

Education

Colorado School of Mines at Golden (Chemical Engineering)

Colorado School of Mines at Golden (Graduate Coursework)

Colorado School of Mines at Golden (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent communicator

My student had other Tutors last semester that weren't able to help my student understand material in my students learning style. Mahilet in one session was able to communicate the material. My student from one session has so much confidence. This is an important 2nd semester-- Junior in High School. Thank you Mahilet!!

— Tuesdi, Broomfield, CO on 1/12/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

All rates are negotiable. Rates are also dependent on level. Cancellation within 24 hours are billed at 50% and cancellation within 12 hours are billed at 100%.

Travel policy

Mahilet will travel within 20 miles of Rochester, NY 14612.