Over 50 tutoring hours

Jennifer M.

West Linn, OR

$50/hr

Enthusiastic and Creative Biology Tutor with Ph.D.

In-person lessons
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Background check passed as of 10/3/14
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
18 Ratings
 
 
1 day Response Time
Excellent Tutor
— Margaret, Oakland, CA on 6/12/14

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Vassar College
Biology, Music Comp
University of Pittsburgh
PhD

Education

Vassar College (Biology, Music Comp)

University of Pittsburgh (PhD)

About Jennifer

Hello! I am excited for the opportunity to tutor inquisitive minds in the subject of biology! I am 36 years old, with a doctorate in molecular, cell, developmental and biochemical biology. I did bio-medical research for almost 13 years, but in the past year I have changed my focus on editing manuscripts and teaching. I love to teach!

My approach to teaching is truly specialized for each individual. My background is such that, although I grew up with two scientists as parents (physicist and psychologist), I was primarily interested in the arts and music as a child. In fact, I am still very interested in these activities - another reason why I left bench research. I believe that these diverse interests actually give me an advantage as a tutor, in that I look at science from different perspectives, often from the perspective of someone who sees it from the outside-looking-in. This is not to be mistaken as not having a full grasp or understanding of the subject - as I certainly do! It is merely that I can understand what about the subject needs to be highlighted to be welcoming to the outsider.

As a woman, I feel it is especially important to help other women view science as a welcoming subject. Although women are gaining more equal ground in the field of biology, it still seems that women do not always have the same level of self-confidence as men, and will sometimes concede to men when, in reality, they know just as much, and sometimes more, as their male counterparts. One goal of mine is to help young girls and women to feel this security in themselves, and not to live their lives apologetically or subordinately. I find that even with boys, I can convey these values such that young boys and men see women as their equals in any subjects. In this light, everyone can feel empowered to be themselves.

I hope you like what you read here and are excited to work with me, as well! My aim is to make learning fun, since why should it not be fun?! The more fun it is, the more you'll want to do it, and then learning becomes second-nature!

Thank you!
Hello! I am excited for the opportunity to tutor inquisitive minds in the subject of biology! I am 36 years old, with a doctorate in molecular, cell, developmental and biochemical biology. I did bio-medical research for almost 13 years, but in the past year I have changed my focus on Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I have experience tutoring and I have a doctorate. My rate reflects both the time I put into tutoring (more than just the time with the student) and my expertise.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of West Linn, OR 97068
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor"

- Margaret, Oakland, CA on 6/12/14

"Geat Tutor"

- Gail, Oakland, CA on 11/15/13
Science:
Biochemistry,
Biology
Homeschool:
Biology

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Biochemistry

I have a doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Pittsburgh in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental, and Biochemical biology. I have tutored, taught, and performed research in the field for 13 years.

Biology

I have a doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Pittsburgh in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental, and Biochemical biology. I have tutored, taught, and performed research in the field for 13 years. I have tutored biology through Wyzant for the past year, as well.

Vassar College
Biology, Music Comp
University of Pittsburgh
PhD

Education

Vassar College (Biology, Music Comp)

University of Pittsburgh (PhD)

Excellent Tutor — We hired Jen when our child had an "F" in biology, a little under halfway through the semester. Our child pulled off a B in Biology, and Jen was a huge part of that success! Strongly recommend!! ...

— Margaret, Oakland, CA on 6/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I have experience tutoring and I have a doctorate. My rate reflects both the time I put into tutoring (more than just the time with the student) and my expertise.

Travel policy

Jennifer will travel within 10 miles of West Linn, OR 97068.

Background Check Status for Jennifer M.

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