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Yvonne H.

Houston, TX

$50/hour

Chemistry & Algebra Tutor - Homeschool through College

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/17/16
4.9 average from 25 ratings
A tutor your child will love!
— Lauren, Sugar Land, TX on 9/21/12

$50/Hour


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Miami University
B.A. Zoology

Education

Miami University (B.A. Zoology)

About Yvonne

I LOVE bringing science to life (over six years of experience doing so)! My tutoring career began at the Rinella Learning Center at Miami University working with fellow college students taking chemistry. I have also worked for Tutor.com and Varsity Tutors, both excellent experiences that helped me fine-tune my teaching methods.

Chemistry is my favorite subject, and I love to help students make it a favorite, too! My tutoring style involves lots of visual aids and real life examples to keep the content relevant because absolutely everything in our world involves chemicals. Once a student starts seeing how chemistry is applicable to his/her daily life, the subject becomes much easier to understand.

I also tutor:
- English grammar and composition
- Mathematics (elementary through college pre-calculus)
- ISEE test preparation

When I'm not tutoring, I love doing anything artsy and creative. As a self-proclaimed MacGyver, I firmly believe I can make anything out of anything. I also dabble in playing the guitar, rugby, ice hockey, and anything dog related (proud pet-parent of a 140 lb. gentle giant mastiff).

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
I LOVE bringing science to life (over six years of experience doing so)! My tutoring career began at the Rinella Learning Center at Miami University working with fellow college students taking chemistry. I have also worked for Tutor.com and Varsity Tutors, both excellent experiences that helped me fine-tune my teaching methods.
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Travels within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77057
Background Check: Passed

"A tutor your child will love!"

- Lauren, Sugar Land, TX on 9/21/12
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra
Science:
Chemistry,
Zoology
English:
English, Grammar,
Reading
Test Preparation:
ISEE
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar,
Reading, Spelling

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I am a math person and have excelled in any course that is math related. I have tutored up to college level algebra II at Miami University, and I have the understanding and insight of mathematics to help any student succeed in algebra I!


Gain a solid foundation for all future math courses by mastering order of operations.

Master topics such as:
expressing variables
adding/subtracting integers
adding/subtracting rational numbers
multiply/dividing rational numbers
solving equations
solving inequalities
linear equations
graphing
polynomials
data analysis
radicals
factoring

Chemistry

I have three years of chemistry tutoring at the college level. Chemistry is presumed to be a very difficult subject for most, but most people cannot fully understand this subject by reading a text book or listening to a lecture. It is a very literal subject best explained using visual aids, examples, and real life scenarios.

Master topics such as:

matter
stoichiometry
enthalpy
balancing equations
oxidation numbers
gas laws
kinetics
acid/base reactions
rate of reaction
naming compounds
forming products
nuclear chemistry

Elementary Math

Mastering basic math principles at the elementary level is crucial for success in all future math courses. Struggling in math is not uncommon for elementary students, but with a little bit of patience, explanation, and practice, math will no longer be a source of anxiety and disappointment.
Believe it or not, but I can make math fun for your little one!

Master life skills such as:

telling time
counting coins
measurements
English and metric systems


Master topics such as:

addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in whole numbers, fractions, and decimals
multiplication tables
number patterns and mathematical trends
factorization

Elementary Science

Science can be so much fun in elementary school because students learn more about how their world works. A lot of students need to feel a connection with science in order to be motivated to succeed, and it is my job to find that connection!

Master topics such as:

the basics of matter (atoms and molecules)
basic anatomy and systems in the body
ecology and the environment
animals, habitats, and ecosystems
laboratory practices
the scientific method
introductory biology

Geometry

As a tutor, it is my job to teach students HOW to understand geometry. Success in geometry is all about developing a literal thought process, not just memorizing theorems, laws, and rules.

Master topics such as:

linear expressions
angles
parallelograms
triangles
polygons
congruence
parameter and surface area for 2D shapes
parameter, surface area, and volume for 3D shapes
theorems and laws

Grammar

Understanding how to correctly use grammar is key in becoming a good writer. Grammar is one of those subjects that over the course of a lifetime will never go away, and fortunately, learning correct grammar is just like learning how to ride a bike. Once you figure it out, you never forget!


Master topics such as:

sentence structure
diagramming
clauses and phrases
verb conjugations
correct case of pronouns
run-on sentences
subordinate and coordinate conjunctions
punctuation
capitalization
abbreviations

ISEE

I tutored for the ISEE when I worked for Varsity Tutors. I helped students review and practice strategies for the 5 sections on the ISEE.

Verbal Section
-Vocabulary strategies: memorizing prefixes and roots, applying prefixes and roots to the definition, labeling words as positive/negative, ruling out synonyms, using own context
-Sentence Completion: matching positive/negative, using context clues, applying process of elimination

Mathematics Section
-practice basic math skills such as multiplication tables, long-division, trends in numbers, and shortcuts to calculating
-review fundamentals of algebra, geometry, and reading graphs
-breaking down word problems

Quantitative Section
-review rules for eliminating certain answer choices
-practice making column A look like column B
-incorporating the importance of negative numbers and the concepts of greater than or less than

Reading Section
-review the 5 types of reading questions
-practice paying attention to what is stated in the passage
-focus on context clues to find what the author is inferring

Writing Section
-practice setting up an outline for intro, body, conclusion essay
-go over the fundamentals for writing a persuasive essay as well as an essay in response to an open-ended question
-practice using metaphors and imagery to be descriptive as well as spark the reader's interest

Prealgebra

Taking the time to master prealgebra will set your child up for succeeding in any future math course. It is so important that students take the time to understand and master prealgebra because these basic principles are applied all the way through high school and beyond. Confidence in this subject area is very important!

Master topics such as:

order of operations
calculating exponents
writing algebraic expressions
word problems
distribution
graphing

Zoology

I majored in zoology at Miami University because I love learning about animals and uncovering all aspects of life. My senior capstone was in animal behavior, and I have taken courses such as invertebrate zoology, environmental ecology, cell biology, and primate biology and behavior. I love sharing my interest and passion for the beautiful and puzzling animal kingdom!

Miami University
B.A. Zoology

Education

Miami University (B.A. Zoology)

A tutor your child will love!

Need a kind, understanding, and patient tutor for your child? Vonnie is making a huge difference in my daughter's progress in Algebra. What I love is the fact hat Vonnie listens to what our needs are as a family. She is flexible and adjusts curriculum, and meets students right where they are. I no longer see frustration as my daughter works through her problems! Vonnie is a joy and we just lov

— Lauren, Sugar Land, TX on 9/21/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Yvonne will travel within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77057.