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Tanya L.

Engineering Instructor Specializing in Math, Physics, and Chemistry

Engineering Instructor Specializing in Math, Physics, and Chemistry

$45/hour

About Tanya


Bio

My background is in structural engineering. I completed my master's degree in engineering from Texas A&M in December 2010, and I worked in industry from January 2010 to March 2015, working as an engineer by day and moonlighting as a tutor by night. Since 2015 I've been working as an undergraduate engineering instructor.

From 2015 to 2018 I worked as an engineering lecturer with the University of Texas at Tyler and Houston Community College. I taught various engineering courses from the...

My background is in structural engineering. I completed my master's degree in engineering from Texas A&M in December 2010, and I worked in industry from January 2010 to March 2015, working as an engineer by day and moonlighting as a tutor by night. Since 2015 I've been working as an undergraduate engineering instructor.

From 2015 to 2018 I worked as an engineering lecturer with the University of Texas at Tyler and Houston Community College. I taught various engineering courses from the freshman to senior level. In May 2018, I completed a Masters in Education at the University of Texas at Tyler.

As of Fall 2018, I have relocated to Corvallis, Oregon to begin a doctoral degree in Civil Engineering. My work at the university takes up the vast majority of my time, but I do still like to tutor some students on the side as my schedule allows.

I've been tutoring for many years, even since I was in high school myself. I offer tutoring in a multitude of subjects, but specialize in high school and college level mathematics, physics, chemistry, and statistics courses. I also offer tutoring in preparation for standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, etc. I have been tutoring on and off since 2002, and I can help you or your student through these often challenging courses.

The rate shown on this page is my standard rate for a one hour session. I can offer discounted rates for longer sessions. My rate is the same whether I'm working with one or multiple students simultaneously, so for students on a tight budget, that is an option.

My cancellation policy is that a lesson must be cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time. For a lesson cancelled within 24 hours, I may charge a missed lesson fee equal to one-half of the lesson cost, though I may waive this at my digression. For no-shows, I will charge a missed lesson fee equal to the cost of the session. (If I travel to an agreed upon location, and no one arrives for the session, then I will bill for the session if I was not informed of a cancellation.)


Education

Texas A&M University
Civil Engineering
Texas A&M University
Masters
The University of Texas at Tyler
MEd

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: The rate shown here is my travel rate. If you come to my home or meet me at a nearby location, my rate is reduced substantially.
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Corvallis, OR 97333
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/6/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have an immensely broad background in and knowledge of the elementary sciences. From geology to meteorology, geology, physics, biology, chemistry, cosmology, etc. I have a grasp of the basics of most all elementary sciences.
Elementary Math, Grammar

English

ACT English, Grammar, Proofreading

History

American History,

American History

While the technical subjects are my greatest strength and specialty, I can also offer tutoring in the social sciences. In high school, I took AP American History and earned a 5 on the AP exam.
European History,

European History

While the technical subjects are my greatest strength and specialty, I can also offer tutoring in the social sciences. In high school, I took AP European History and earned a 5 on the AP exam.
World History,

World History

While the technical subjects are my greatest strength and specialty, I can also offer tutoring in the social sciences. In high school, I took AP World History and earned a 5 on the AP exam.
Geography, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I offer tutoring in every math class from pre-algebra through differential equations. I have tutored students in mathematics ranging in ages from middle school to university. To me, simple algebra is beyond trivial. I not only have a mastery of the material, but experience in explaining it to students with a variety of learning styles.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra I and II are trivial to me. I have taken and tutored a great many mathematics courses, and algebra II is one of the simpler courses that I can tutor.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have studied calculus, tutored calculus, and applied it to real-world design problems. I took AP Calculus AB and BC in high school, and scored fives on both exams. At university, I took Calculus III, differential equations, and numerous upper level engineering courses that involved applying basic calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is one of my strongest subjects. I have tutored numerous students at high school, community college, and university level chemistry. Back in high school, I took AP Chemistry and scored a 5 on the AP exam. As part of my engineering education, I gained further mastery of this material and the mathematics behind it.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry comes naturally to me. I'm a classically trained civil engineer. From the balance of forces to surveying, so much of what I do in my career involves applied geometry. I have experience tutoring students in geometry and can help any student in this subject.
Physics,

Physics

I offer tutoring in middle school through university level physics courses. I am an engineer. My field is essentially applied physics. Whether the course involves classical Newtonian, electromagnetism, or special relativity, I have no difficulty guiding a student through these physics courses. In high school, I took AP Physics and earned a 5 on the test.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

This is the first named mathematics course that most students take. I have tutored young students in math such as this and will no difficulty doing it again.
Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I offer tutoring in every math class from pre-algebra through differential equations. I have tutored students in mathematics ranging in ages from middle school to university. To me, simple algebra is beyond trivial. I not only have a mastery of the material, but experience in explaining it to students with a variety of learning styles.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra I and II are trivial to me. I have taken and tutored a great many mathematics courses, and algebra II is one of the simpler courses that I can tutor.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have studied calculus, tutored calculus, and applied it to real-world design problems. I took AP Calculus AB and BC in high school, and scored fives on both exams. At university, I took Calculus III, differential equations, and numerous upper level engineering courses that involved applying basic calculus.
Civil Engineering,

Civil Engineering

I have a bachelors and a masters degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M, the school that educates the majority of the civil engineers in the state of Texas. I'm a licensed EIT in the state and current work as a structural engineer.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

Finite math covers an assortment of topics including solving systems of equations through matrices, linear programming and optimization, probability, and basic statistics. As part of my engineering education and background, I have a solid knowledge and experience with each of these subjects. I have tutored many students in these subjects and their applications. As such, I am well qualified to tutor any student struggling with a finite mathematics course.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry comes naturally to me. I'm a classically trained civil engineer. From the balance of forces to surveying, so much of what I do in my career involves applied geometry. I have experience tutoring students in geometry and can help any student in this subject.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I am very qualified to teach mechanical engineering courses. Currently I teach full time for the UT Tyler Engineering college, teaching a mixture of civil and mechanical engineering courses. I have taught many of the courses students struggle with, including statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, and thermodynamics.
Physics,

Physics

I offer tutoring in middle school through university level physics courses. I am an engineer. My field is essentially applied physics. Whether the course involves classical Newtonian, electromagnetism, or special relativity, I have no difficulty guiding a student through these physics courses. In high school, I took AP Physics and earned a 5 on the test.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

This is the first named mathematics course that most students take. I have tutored young students in math such as this and will no difficulty doing it again.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

This is another math course that I am very experienced with, through my education, through tutoring, and through direct professional application.
ACT Math, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I offer tutoring in every math class from pre-algebra through differential equations. I have tutored students in mathematics ranging in ages from middle school to university. To me, simple algebra is beyond trivial. I not only have a mastery of the material, but experience in explaining it to students with a variety of learning styles.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra I and II are trivial to me. I have taken and tutored a great many mathematics courses, and algebra II is one of the simpler courses that I can tutor.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have studied calculus, tutored calculus, and applied it to real-world design problems. I took AP Calculus AB and BC in high school, and scored fives on both exams. At university, I took Calculus III, differential equations, and numerous upper level engineering courses that involved applying basic calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is one of my strongest subjects. I have tutored numerous students at high school, community college, and university level chemistry. Back in high school, I took AP Chemistry and scored a 5 on the AP exam. As part of my engineering education, I gained further mastery of this material and the mathematics behind it.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry comes naturally to me. I'm a classically trained civil engineer. From the balance of forces to surveying, so much of what I do in my career involves applied geometry. I have experience tutoring students in geometry and can help any student in this subject.
Physics,

Physics

I offer tutoring in middle school through university level physics courses. I am an engineer. My field is essentially applied physics. Whether the course involves classical Newtonian, electromagnetism, or special relativity, I have no difficulty guiding a student through these physics courses. In high school, I took AP Physics and earned a 5 on the test.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

This is the first named mathematics course that most students take. I have tutored young students in math such as this and will no difficulty doing it again.
Precalculus, Statistics

Other

Geography, Government & Politics

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

Astronomy and cosmology are two of the subjects closest to my heart. Carl Sagan is my hero. Whether you need to grasp stellar nucleosynthesis or just what the hell the Big Bang is, I can help you learn about the grand nature of the cosmos.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is one of my strongest subjects. I have tutored numerous students at high school, community college, and university level chemistry. Back in high school, I took AP Chemistry and scored a 5 on the AP exam. As part of my engineering education, I gained further mastery of this material and the mathematics behind it.
Civil Engineering,

Civil Engineering

I have a bachelors and a masters degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M, the school that educates the majority of the civil engineers in the state of Texas. I'm a licensed EIT in the state and current work as a structural engineer.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I am very qualified to teach mechanical engineering courses. Currently I teach full time for the UT Tyler Engineering college, teaching a mixture of civil and mechanical engineering courses. I have taught many of the courses students struggle with, including statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, and thermodynamics.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I have an immensely broad background in and knowledge of the physical sciences. From geology to meteorology, geology, physics, biology, chemistry, cosmology, etc. I have a grasp of the basics of most all physical sciences.
Physics,

Physics

I offer tutoring in middle school through university level physics courses. I am an engineer. My field is essentially applied physics. Whether the course involves classical Newtonian, electromagnetism, or special relativity, I have no difficulty guiding a student through these physics courses. In high school, I took AP Physics and earned a 5 on the test.
ACT Science, Psychology

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I offer tutoring in every math class from pre-algebra through differential equations. I have tutored students in mathematics ranging in ages from middle school to university. To me, simple algebra is beyond trivial. I not only have a mastery of the material, but experience in explaining it to students with a variety of learning styles.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra I and II are trivial to me. I have taken and tutored a great many mathematics courses, and algebra II is one of the simpler courses that I can tutor.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have studied calculus, tutored calculus, and applied it to real-world design problems. I took AP Calculus AB and BC in high school, and scored fives on both exams. At university, I took Calculus III, differential equations, and numerous upper level engineering courses that involved applying basic calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is one of my strongest subjects. I have tutored numerous students at high school, community college, and university level chemistry. Back in high school, I took AP Chemistry and scored a 5 on the AP exam. As part of my engineering education, I gained further mastery of this material and the mathematics behind it.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry comes naturally to me. I'm a classically trained civil engineer. From the balance of forces to surveying, so much of what I do in my career involves applied geometry. I have experience tutoring students in geometry and can help any student in this subject.
Physics,

Physics

I offer tutoring in middle school through university level physics courses. I am an engineer. My field is essentially applied physics. Whether the course involves classical Newtonian, electromagnetism, or special relativity, I have no difficulty guiding a student through these physics courses. In high school, I took AP Physics and earned a 5 on the test.
GED, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

TAKS,

TAKS

TAKS is a standardized test offered to students in Texas. I've helped numerous students with this before, just usually working with the test requirements and giving lessons on material accordingly. The material is the same as the standard high school math and other courses I tutor regularly.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (531 ratings)
5 star
(485)
4 star
(38)
3 star
(7)
2 star
(1)
1 star
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and good natured flexible minded tutor

Chemistry session. In this first session, Tanya reviewed AP chemistry topics: electron configuration, molecular polarity, formal charge. It was a good productive session for my daughter.

Aruna, 1 lesson with Tanya

Great to teach complications by demonstrating simply for clear understanding

My daughter had a Precalculus session today. In this session, continued study or basic precalculus topics. In particular, looked at rational functions and their graphs, including finding asymptotes, intercepts, and a variety of other properties. Tanya made a great lesson to let my daughter understood quite well.

Takeo, 46 lessons with Tanya

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

We are so glad we found Tanya! She has an in-depth background on a number of technical subjects from math to chemistry to physics. She is very polite, kind, and prompt!

Mary, 3 lessons with Tanya

100% Satisfied

Tanya was so good to my son. He understood everything she taught today's lesson. She recommended a book for him to study for next grade-8th. I and my son are 100% satisfied. Thank you Tanya.

Chong, 1 lesson with Tanya

Very helpful, supportive and competent tutor

My daughter asked to go to tutoring for chemistry but didn't expect it to be a great experience. She was pleasantly surprised and told me the time passed quickly. She didn't have a lot of time and got a much better understanding that in class. I would definitely recommend Tanya as a tutor. She was very flexible and got good results. We will use her again to tutor in Algebra 2.

Karen, 13 lessons with Tanya

Knowledgeable and Patient

She helped my sister gain a clear view of how to approach chemistry as well as go in detail with practice problems.

RAQUEL, 1 lesson with Tanya

Awesome!

She is great and a lot of background experience, she is very nice and makes learning fun! She doesn't rush you or judge you if you don't know the material. Tanya is very helpful!

Marcus, 1 lesson with Tanya

Consistently great

My daughter has improved steadily with Tanya's help. She has consolidated concepts that were unclear for her before the tutoring sessions began. We will be scheduling more sessions as we see Aurora's skill becoming stronger

Alessandra, 13 lessons with Tanya

Amazing experience for my daughter.

Thank you Tanya for your help. My daughter felt really comfortable with how you delivered the work to her. Because of you she is more confident in Physics.

Taylor, 18 lessons with Tanya
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Tanya L.

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