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Amy L.

Math, Science, and Test Prep Tutor

Math, Science, and Test Prep Tutor

$45/hour

  • 2,085 hours tutoring

  • Cat Mountain Austin, TX 78731

About Amy


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
physics
The University of Pittsburgh
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Travel policy: Within 3 miles of Austin, TX 78731
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/26/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Math

Finite Math,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills

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.

Science

Genetics,

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,

Nutrition

I have a degree in biochemistry and I stay current on nutritional information and read the current scientific literature.
Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Physical Science, Physics

Special Needs

Special Needs,

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

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.

Sports/Recreation

Basketball,

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,

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.
Nutrition

Nutrition

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

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, GED, Geometry, Physics, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

GED, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (663 ratings)
5 star
(616)
4 star
(28)
3 star
(11)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(7)

Reviews

Patient teacher who understands students’ needs

Amy was very helpful in working through functions and other algebra concepts with our daughter. She takes the time to understand the student’s perspective and provide guidance as to where the gaps/difficulties lie. I also found her to be a great sounding board on how to approach our child’s first real academic challenge that she’s faced.

Mary, 1 lesson with Amy

Excellent Tutor!!!

We have been very pleased with Amy’s experience, expertise, positive attitude, patience and flexibility! Her wonderful assistance came in the middle of “crunch time” and she quickly helped our son prioritize and learn, not memorize, assignments! And did so creating a positive environment and good study habits! He looks forward to seeing her and working hard! We are so grateful for her!

Christina, 6 lessons with Amy

Physics

Amy has helped my high school daughter on many occasions. Always very helpful. My daughter comes back with a clearer understanding of specific problems she has been working on in class. Quick response back to me. Highly recommend!!

Kendra, 13 lessons with Amy

Great tutor

Amy L. is great with both algebra and chemistry needs for my highschooler. A very helpful two-fer for us! Great with my son. Flexible on meeting times and efficient, patient and effective as a tutor. Recommend!

Jose, 11 lessons with Amy

Awesome

Amy tutors Physics to my daughter. Not only she is an awesome teacher on the subject, she is great at mentoring my daughter to be an independent and self motivating girl.

Peter, 24 lessons with Amy

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, 8 lessons with Amy

She instills a great balance of knowledge and confidence.

My daughter was having real problems keeping her head above water in her physics class. Within a few weeks of working with Amy, she not only got her grade up and had a much better understanding of the subject matter, she gained confidence in her own ability to learn from her mistakes. This was a huge part of how Amy worked with her. I highly recommend Amy.

Chris, 12 lessons with Amy

great bonus

Amy was able to provide us feedback aboutt our teenages strengths and weaknesses as a learner, not just on specific subject matter material.

Gordon, 10 lessons with Amy

Knowledgeable and wonderful tutor

Amy provided a test prep for chemistry for my son. He learned weeks of objectives in an hour session with Amy. There is no doubt that we will continue to use her as his tutor. My son enjoyed her company and said she taught chemistry to the point where she made it so easy and that he enjoys it. Amy is absolutely great! So glad she is our tutor!

Cynthia, 1 lesson with Amy

A rockstar tutor!

Amy is teaching me finite math and has been able to explain the subject on a level that I can understand and relate to. She is a mathematical rockstar!

Cameron, 10 lessons with Amy
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$45/hour

Amy L.

$45/hour

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Response time: 5 hours