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Rose-Anne M.

Austin, TX

$45/hr

Full-time Biology and Chemistry Tutor: Empowering Students

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Background check passed as of 4/17/14
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My daughter loves her!
— Alex, Austin, TX on 1/30/15

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Albion College
Chemistry
Northwestern University
PhD

Education

Albion College (Chemistry)

Northwestern University (PhD)

About Rose-Anne

I'm in the business of making students happy. At the end of the day, that's my goal. I want to make learning fun and exciting. My passion for knowledge led me to graduate school and a PhD in biology. Now as a tutor, I am always learning new things about my subject areas and study skills. I've written several WyzAnt blog posts that offer my advice and perspective on learning science; feel free to check them out!

I earned a PhD in neuroscience (Northwestern University, 2009), and I have ten years of research experience. My areas of expertise are molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, and general chemistry. I majored in chemistry in college and love the challenge of that subject. I've taught and worked with students at many levels, including high school, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Working with students one-on-one or in small groups is my favorite way to teach. I'm an incredibly versatile tutor and find it easy to adjust my style and pacing to fit a student's needs.

I have a passion for writing and good communication. I have honed my writing skills in a variety of media, including science publications, presentations, blogging, and grant-writing. If you'd like to improve your non-fiction writing skills, I'd love to work with you.

My teaching philosophy is that a good teacher helps a student learn how to teach herself. In a technologically advanced society such as ours, scientific literacy is an essential skill for making informed decisions. I strive to inspire and demonstrate scientific literacy and lifelong learning.

Contact me! Together we can help you reach your goals.
I'm in the business of making students happy. At the end of the day, that's my goal. I want to make learning fun and exciting. My passion for knowledge led me to graduate school and a PhD in biology. Now as a tutor, I am always… Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required

I tutor students as far west as Bee Cave, TX. My rate for Bee Cave sessions is $50/hour. Please note that my rate for in-home tutoring is also $50/hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Austin, TX 78741
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"My daughter loves her!"

- Alex, Austin, TX on 1/30/15

"Brilliant and Thorough"

- Hanh, Austin, TX on 6/20/15

"Very helpful with math"

- Hilary , Austin, TX on 6/11/15

"Flexible and Personable"

- Gillian, Austin, TX on 1/6/15
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics,
Microbiology, Philosophy
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Biology,
Chemistry,
English, Geometry,
Reading, SAT Math,
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Due to popular demand, I began tutoring algebra I in the fall of 2014. I usually tutor this subject in combination with one of my core subjects, biology or chemistry. There is a lot algebra in genetics and chemistry, so while I am still new at tutoring math, there is a lot of overlap between math and the subjects that I tutor most frequently.

Biology

Biology is my most active tutoring subject. I have tutored students in general, cell, and molecular biology. I also frequently work with genetics students. I have even tutored a graduate student in nutrition!

I have a PhD in biology (neuroscience with a focus on molecular biology, genetics, and behavior) and ten years of research experience. My undergraduate major was in biochemistry, including several biology classes. I am very comfortable teaching students theory and practical application of biology.

Chemistry

I tutor students in general chemistry at the high school and college levels. I'm skilled at explaining the theory and application of chemistry. I offer a bridge between ideas (theory) and the problems that chemistry students must solve (application).

I frequently work with high school students who are taking pre-AP chemistry. I have some experience working with students who are taking CHEM301 and CHEM302 at the University of Texas here in Austin.

I majored in chemistry in college and have been tutoring students in general chemistry since March 2014. I am also building a library of great chemistry study resources and can offer these resources to my students. My library includes practice questions, several textbooks, on-line lessons, and on-line lectures.

Genetics

If you need a genetics tutor, I am here for you! I tutor students at all levels in genetics, from high school through the PhD level. I offer one-on-one attention and customized lessons to make this sometimes obscure subject tangible and easy to grasp.

I love teaching genetics to my students. It's my favorite subject in biology. I have almost ten years of research experience in the field; I have taken many classes in genetics, including Molecular Genetics and Genes, Brains, and Behavior. I earned a PhD in fruit fly genetics. My PhD thesis focused on how genes influence circadian and light-induced behavior in fruit flies. I have also worked in a worm lab, where we use genetics to understand cell signaling, and a honey bee lab where we used genetics to determine ancestral maternity in honey bee hives.

Geometry

Due to popular request, I recently began tutoring students in geometry. Generally, I teach geometry along with one of my core subjects, chemistry or biology. I enjoy geometry very much and look forward to working with more students in this subject. Currently I am building my own library of study materials and practice problems, and I'm happy to create worksheets to help my students work on their geometry skills.

Microsoft Excel

Need a short course in the power of Microsoft Excel? I can help! I work with this program every day and find it insanely useful. I've tutored several students in Excel, and they've walked away feeling much more confident and knowledgeable.

Philosophy

I have an undergraduate minor in philosophy from Albion College. As a tutor, my strength is in offering critical feedback on philosophy essays and analyses--I can tell you what's working in your paper and what to change to make it stronger. I'll offer you feedback in an encouraging, supportive environment such that you feel empowered to become a better thinker and a better writer.

In my work as a scientist, I use logic and academic arguments to create and test hypotheses. My philosophy background has been a valuable tool in that line of work. The branch of philosophy with which I am most familiar is epistemology, the study of knowledge.

SAT Math

As an SAT math tutor, I specialize in helping students review content and identify strategies and shortcuts that will allow them to solve problems methodically. I have worked with several students on comprehensive SAT math. I am especially well-versed in teaching the geometry and probability problems.

In my view, the most important strategy to use on the SAT math sections is to maximize the number of questions answered correctly. To that end, I think the best test strategy is to not rush but to identify the problems that can be solved most easily. After the "easy" problems are done, I encourage my students to tackle more time-consuming problems, with the caveat that an educated or "estimated" guess is better than no answer at all.

Writing

I work with PhD students and science PhDs to help them improve their technical writing. I understand the importance of clear, concise writing to communicate technical ideas.

My goal is to help students develop their own writing style in polished, professional English. I focus on the deep structure and logical underpinnings of technical writing to illustrate how an argument is made using theory and data. I also walk students through the small details that can be difficult to master, such as use of articles and pronouns in English. My tutoring sessions make use of published pieces and my students' in-progress manuscripts.

Albion College
Chemistry
Northwestern University
PhD

Education

Albion College (Chemistry)

Northwestern University (PhD)

My daughter loves her! — My daughter says that Rose-Anne is the best tutor she has ever had. Very patient and explains things really well! So glad we found her. Now maybe my daughter can bring up that darn Geometry grade! ...

— Alex, Austin, TX on 1/30/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

I tutor students as far west as Bee Cave, TX. My rate for Bee Cave sessions is $50/hour. Please note that my rate for in-home tutoring is also $50/hour.

Travel policy

Rose-Anne will travel within 10 miles of Austin, TX 78741.

Background Check Status for Rose-Anne M.

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