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Nicole J.

Austin, TX

$40/hour

Effective and Passionate Science Tutor Specializing in Life Sciences

In-person lessons
4.8 average from 8 ratings
Knowledgeable and works well with teens
— Meghan, Austin, TX on 11/12/16

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University of Utah
Biology and Chemistry

Education

University of Utah (Biology and Chemistry)

About Nicole

The thing I want most out of any tutoring experience is to know that I have helped students reach their full potential. Each student is a unique person who needs an opportunity to learn in their own way. Most schools don't allow for individual learning styles, which can overwhelm a lot of students. I know this from experience, and hope I can bridge that gap in the learning process of each student I teach.

I recently graduated from the University of Utah, earning two Bachelor of Science degrees. I was a very involved teaching assistant for two semesters of undergraduate genetics classes, and have a great ability to recognize how people communicate and think. This has greatly helped me to be able to customize the way I teach. My students consider me to be very approachable, and my one on one tutoring sessions with them gave them the deep understanding of subject matter they needed to excel. I have also mentored refugee youth and young adult programs, helping with their schoolwork and other daily tasks.

I specialize in tutoring algebra, ACT math, biology, chemistry, and ACT science. As a tutor, my biggest goal is to keep students engaged, while not overwhelmed. I have a great love of the subjects I teach, and I enjoy bringing some of that out in my students as well. I once had a professor tell me that you can't hate something you're good at, so if you determine to become good at something you hate you'll have no choice but to like it. After struggling with math myself in my earlier years, this could not be more true.

I learned math in a very simple way that focused on the basics. I don't need to use large, intimidating numbers to make a point about a method. I genuinely care about the needs of each student, and use a variety of styles to accommodate each one.

I love science. I recently completed degrees in both Chemistry and Biology. I have experience as a teaching assistant and tutor in both subjects, and have successfully given students the confidence to believe in themselves and reach their academic goals.

I hold myself to the same high standard as my students, and encourage constant feedback. I want students to be comfortable enough with me to let me know when something doesn't make sense so that we can make the connection in a different way that will. I want every session to be a positive and productive experience.
The thing I want most out of any tutoring experience is to know that I have helped students reach their full potential. Each student is a unique person who needs an opportunity to learn in their own way. Most schools don't allow for individual learning styles, which can overwhelm a lot of students. I know this from experience, and hope I can Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Austin, TX 78741
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and works well with teens"

- Meghan, Austin, TX on 11/12/16

"Very knowledgeable and organized!"

- Amy, Austin, TX on 10/18/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics,
Nutrition,
Organic Chemistry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

I have a B.S. in Biology, was a genetics TA for a full year, and worked in a genetic speciation lab for 9 months.

Chemistry

I have a B.S. in chemistry, have tutored at the high school level, and was previously a science tutor at my university.

Genetics

I am highly qualified to tutor genetics because I received an A in my undergraduate genetics class. The following two semesters, I was a teaching assistant for two different professors in the subject. I also spent a year working in a lab focused on genetic speciation, performing genetic crosses and gaining intimate knowledge of genetics work.

Nutrition

I would make a good tutor for this subject because I have taken college level courses in nutrition, and have extensive knowledge of biochemistry, which directly pertains to nutrition. I do a lot of personal research as well, as I am an endurance athlete. Any research that I look into for my personal advancements is backed by science and medicine, not fad diets.

Organic Chemistry

I am a chemistry major at the University of Utah, and am almost completed with my biochemical emphasis which focuses largely on organic chemistry. I have taken 2 semesters of organic chemistry as well as 3 organic lab courses. I did well in all of these classes, most recently finishing Organic Chemistry 2 with an A.

University of Utah
Biology and Chemistry

Education

University of Utah (Biology and Chemistry)

Knowledgeable and works well with teens — Second lesson and my daughter seems to be gaining confidence. Very good at adapting to student needs. Excellent tutor! Highly recommended. ...

— Meghan, Austin, TX on 11/12/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nicole will travel within 20 miles of Austin, TX 78741.