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Carissa S.

Experienced High School Science Tutor Specializing in Biology

Experienced High School Science Tutor Specializing in Biology

$30/hour

  • 77 hours tutoring

About Carissa


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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I can only respond to online tutoring requests. If you have not tried online tutoring before through Wyzant, I am offering a 30-minute online session free of charge. I will guide you through how to get set up online. Please message me your questions about online tutoring and I will respond promptly.

I have taught high school Biology and AP Biology full-time for a year at Fremont Christian School (Fremont, CA). I am a research scientist turned educator, who is...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I can only respond to online tutoring requests. If you have not tried online tutoring before through Wyzant, I am offering a 30-minute online session free of charge. I will guide you through how to get set up online. Please message me your questions about online tutoring and I will respond promptly.

I have taught high school Biology and AP Biology full-time for a year at Fremont Christian School (Fremont, CA). I am a research scientist turned educator, who is certified to teach in Florida (Professional Educator Certification for Biology 6-12). I have a Masters in Biology from San Francisco State University and have successfully published my biodiversity research in an international science journal. I would enjoy tutoring biology and other high school sciences because I want to encourage and inspire students to pursue science as a career. I love interacting with and building relationships with students, watching them grow, analyze and think critically about the natural world.

I have taught college Introductory Biology for 2.5 years part-time at San Francisco State University, 1 year full-time in high school Biology and AP Biology, and a year teaching biology, chemistry, and environmental science. I also designed and taught a hands-on high school specialty course ''Glorious Design of Marine Invertebrates'' during January Term at Fremont Christian School.

I have AP Biology and Biology resources available to teach both subjects and tons of science experience to integrate and share in my lessons.


Education

1. Temple University
B.S. Biology
San Francisco State University
Masters
- University of West Florida
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  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Rate details: Online: 2 hour sessions-$50 In person: 2 hour sessions-$70
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Biology

Biology

I am approved to tutor Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, and Zoology. My marine biodiversity research with the California Academy of Sciences was published in 2015 in an international journal.

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Biology

Biology

I am approved to tutor Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, and Zoology. My marine biodiversity research with the California Academy of Sciences was published in 2015 in an international journal.

Science

Biology,

Biology

I am approved to tutor Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, and Zoology. My marine biodiversity research with the California Academy of Sciences was published in 2015 in an international journal.
Ecology,

Ecology

I am qualified to tutor Ecology because I possess a Bachelors and Masters in Biology. I have taught Biology and AP Biology for a year and college Introductory Biology for 2.5 years. I am a research scientist, now working on a secondary science teaching credential. My life and career before becoming an educator was centered around biodiversity, the natural sciences, field-work. I have described 5 new species based on genetics, morphology, and their ecology. Since, I was an ecologist, marine biologist, evolutionary biologist etc. I am more than qualified to tutor in Ecology or AP Environmental Science.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I am qualified to tutor Physical Science because I possess a Bachelors and Masters in Science. In my college coursework, I was required to take advanced physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. I have taught Biology and AP Biology for a year and college Introductory Biology for 2.5 years. I am a research scientist, now working on a secondary science teaching credential. I have begun tutoring a 9th grader in Physical Science and we will be meeting every week. Since, I have been disciplined enough and successful in my research and graduate studies in science, I am more than capable of tutoring 9th grade science whether it is Biology or Physical Science. As an undergraduate, I was selected for an internship at the American Museum of Natural History, which was directed by Neal Degrasse Tyson himself, the famous African American astrophysicist.
Zoology

Zoology

I have described and named 5 new species of nudibranch (sea slug), discovered a new sea slug genus, and published this biodiversity/zoology research in 2015 with resources provided by the California Academy of Sciences. This paper is titled ''Molecular and Morphological Systematics of Doto (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia), with descriptions of five new species and a new genus''. I have 2.5 years teaching college Introductory Biology and a year teaching high school Biology and AP Biology.

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Biology

Biology

I am approved to tutor Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, and Zoology. My marine biodiversity research with the California Academy of Sciences was published in 2015 in an international journal.

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Dedicated and Patient Tutor

Carissa is very dedicated to making sure that you have all the tools to navigate through a difficult AP class! She is very passionate about her students and will be their biggest supporter to achieving excellence in this class! I would definitely recommend her if your looking for someone to help you prepare for you AP Biology Exam or if your looking for some extra help in the class!

Martha , 32 lessons with Carissa
Tutor responded:

Eliza, thank you for advocating for me as your AP Biology tutor. :) I love to hear from my students that I am patient and passionate because these are both excellent attributes for a great tutor! It has been a pleasure working with you and I hope you are just as successful on the AP Exam as you have been in your course.

Very detailed

She is very detailed with her proofreading and gives clear advice as to what an academic paper should read. I would hire her again and trust in her process.

Gabriela, 7 lessons with Carissa
Tutor responded:

Gabriela, thank you for your feedback to help future clients make a decision about using my tutoring services.

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Response time: 21 minutes