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Gigi C.

NYS Certified Science Teacher Specializing in Regents Chemistry

NYS Certified Science Teacher Specializing in Regents Chemistry

$60/hour

  • 19 hours tutoring

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MY BACKGROUND: I am NYS Certified Chemistry Teacher, who taught Regents Chemistry and 8th grade General Science at an inner city high school for the last 3 years. I also hold a Masters degree in Chemistry, where my research focus was synthetic organic chemistry. Before I started teaching full time, I tutored extensively while earning my two graduate degrees (~5 years), both as a self-employed tutor for college and HS, and as an employed tutor for the University Student Learning Center at...

MY BACKGROUND: I am NYS Certified Chemistry Teacher, who taught Regents Chemistry and 8th grade General Science at an inner city high school for the last 3 years. I also hold a Masters degree in Chemistry, where my research focus was synthetic organic chemistry. Before I started teaching full time, I tutored extensively while earning my two graduate degrees (~5 years), both as a self-employed tutor for college and HS, and as an employed tutor for the University Student Learning Center at SUNY Brockport. I am currently employed in the Webster Central School District.

MY SUBJECTS: My favorite area of science is organic chemistry, but I can teach any HS science or undergraduate chemistry subject. I am very knowledgeable in Natural and Physical Science, and love using the outdoors as an educational opportunity. I also speak German!

MY APPROACH: I connect science to student's personal lives, either through hands-on experience with real-world examples or by building analogies that anchor new knowledge to student's interests. I also believe in the power of critical thought and the importance of "translating" science speak. When students struggle, I carefully question their process and help them learn to break down large, imposing problems full of scientific jargon into small achievable tasks in colloquial English. I've found this method to be incredibly effective because it adjusts to each student's learning type, promotes critical thinking, and provides the student with the tools to be successful on their own.


Education

Case Western Reserve University
Chemistry BS
University of Rochester
Masters
State University of New York, College at Brockport
MEd

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Corporate Training

German

German

I am a proud bilingual German-American, who believes that preserving linguistic traditions at home create close family bonds. As the sole fluent speaker within my immediate family, I regularly act as an interpreter when visiting our extended family members from Bavaria. My experiences have taught me that to develop and maintain fluency in the USA (a very anti-bilingual environment), one must put in consistent, disciplined effort towards both formal and casual practice. As a tutor, I teach not only the formal grammar, but the importance of cultural heritage and diversity.

Homeschool

Chemistry

Chemistry

I have taught HS Regents and General Chemistry for 3 years with a heavy focus on kitchen chemistry in order better connect chemistry knowledge to student's lives. I have also worked as a college teaching assistant for organic chemistry classrooms and labs.

Language

German

German

I am a proud bilingual German-American, who believes that preserving linguistic traditions at home create close family bonds. As the sole fluent speaker within my immediate family, I regularly act as an interpreter when visiting our extended family members from Bavaria. My experiences have taught me that to develop and maintain fluency in the USA (a very anti-bilingual environment), one must put in consistent, disciplined effort towards both formal and casual practice. As a tutor, I teach not only the formal grammar, but the importance of cultural heritage and diversity.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

I have taught HS Regents and General Chemistry for 3 years with a heavy focus on kitchen chemistry in order better connect chemistry knowledge to student's lives. I have also worked as a college teaching assistant for organic chemistry classrooms and labs.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taught HS Regents and General Chemistry for 3 years with a heavy focus on kitchen chemistry in order better connect chemistry knowledge to student's lives. I have also worked as a college teaching assistant for organic chemistry classrooms and labs.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry is my personal favorite subject and was my laboratory research focus, before I switched careers from a research chemist to an educator. I have also taught organic chemistry (and the accompanying lab) as a teaching assistant at the college level.
Physical Science

Physical Science

I have taught 8th grade General Science for 2 years, using a curriculum that prepares students for the Regents Science subjects of Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry and Physics by introducing them to the foundational building blocks of science using hands-on activities that connect students to the world around them.

Summer

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taught HS Regents and General Chemistry for 3 years with a heavy focus on kitchen chemistry in order better connect chemistry knowledge to student's lives. I have also worked as a college teaching assistant for organic chemistry classrooms and labs.
German

German

I am a proud bilingual German-American, who believes that preserving linguistic traditions at home create close family bonds. As the sole fluent speaker within my immediate family, I regularly act as an interpreter when visiting our extended family members from Bavaria. My experiences have taught me that to develop and maintain fluency in the USA (a very anti-bilingual environment), one must put in consistent, disciplined effort towards both formal and casual practice. As a tutor, I teach not only the formal grammar, but the importance of cultural heritage and diversity.

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