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Amy L.

Austin, TX

$45/hour

Math, Science, and Test Prep Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 4/26/12
4.9 average from 561 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Ivanna, Austin, TX on 5/7/16

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Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
physics
The University of Pittsburgh
Master's

Education

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (physics)

The University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

About Amy

I believe that tutoring should be done with a goal in mind. It should be a choice that the student makes not the parent and should not be a stressful event. I enjoy working with teenagers and I also enjoy science and math. I teach thinking skills, organizational skills, and help students learn to ask for what they need to succeed.

I have an undergraduate degree in physics from Carnegie Mellon University and a masters in molecular genetics and biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. I have been tutoring for 18 years in both math and science.
I believe that tutoring should be done with a goal in mind. It should be a choice that the student makes not the parent and should not be a stressful event. I enjoy working with teenagers and I also enjoy science and math. I teach thinking Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Austin, TX 78731
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Ivanna, Austin, TX on 5/7/16

"She instills a great balance of knowledge and confidence."

- Chris, Takoma Park, MD on 1/19/16

"great bonus"

- Gordon, Bethesda, MD on 1/7/16

"Knowledgeable and wonderful tutor"

- Cynthia, Gaithersburg, MD on 12/23/15

"A rockstar tutor!"

- Cameron, Silver Spring, MD on 11/20/15

"Very Knowledgeble and Very Understandable"

- Maurice, Germantown, MD on 11/1/15

"Great Tutor"

- Esther, Rockville, MD on 11/1/15

"Very knowledgeable and accomodating"

- Deanna, Gaithersburg, MD on 9/5/15

"The Best of the Best"

- Pat, Gaithersburg, MD on 6/26/14

"Amy is great"

- John, Rockville, MD on 2/4/14

"Great tutor."

- Sandy, Rockville, MD on 6/9/13

"Very helpful"

- JIRO, Rockville, MD on 11/24/12

"Very Flexible Schedule"

- John, Brookeville, MD on 10/31/12

"Knowledgeable, personable and responsive- the whole package!"

- Suzanne, Silver Spring, MD on 4/23/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Finite Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics,
Nutrition,
Physical Science, Physics
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, MCAT, SAT Math
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Cooking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Basketball

I have been playing basketball since I was 9. I played in high school and in college. I am patient and can help with dribbling, passing, and shooting.

Cooking

I love to cook and baking in particular, I can make cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and other treats. My specialty is making pies from scratch.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have helped children as young as 6 with both reading comprehension and mathematical concepts. Young learners are more eager to learn new concepts but often have not learned logic or working with multiple steps to answer problems. I like to help this age group prepare for what they will study in high school.

Finite Math

I have taken linear algebra and quantum theory and mathematical methods of physics. I am familiar with modeling data, matrix algebra, and probability and combinatorics. I realize that finite math is the left overs that are not part of calculus. I feel I have tutored students in these areas that often was not labeled as finite math.

Genetics

I have a masters in molecular genetics and I worked with papilloma viral DNA. My master's thesis was in computational structural determination.

Nutrition

I have a degree in biochemistry and I stay current on nutritional information and read the current scientific literature.

Special Needs

I have worked with children with IEP's and 504 plans who had ADHD, autism, or aspberger's. I consider myself a patient person and understand the additional resources required for students with special needs

Study Skills

I give my students study skills that helped me to achieve two technical degrees. I help them to use other sources of information. I also assess the student's note taking techniques and help the student to be efficient in studying for tests.

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
physics
The University of Pittsburgh
Master's

Education

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (physics)

The University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

Knowledgeable and patient tutor — Amy is very knowledgeable in math and science. She dove right in with my daughter on her Chemistry and Alg 2. She also talked her about setting goals, organization, and time management. I think my daughter will build confidence in all these areas with Amy's help. ...

— Ivanna, Austin, TX on 5/7/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amy will travel within 10 miles of Austin, TX 78731.