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Sean O.

Science & German

Science & German

$55/hour

  • 1,859 hours tutoring

  • Plano, TX 75023

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About Sean


Bio

Born and raised in Germany, I graduated from college in 1995 with a degree in special ed and nursing. I came to Texas in 1997 and studied Biology at UTD. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in health care, and I also obtained my teaching certification in composite science (teaching chemistry, biology and Physics) and in German.
Currently I am teaching high school Physics and Biology, ESL science classes , as well as German 1, 2, 3, and 4 (including pre-AP and AP...

Born and raised in Germany, I graduated from college in 1995 with a degree in special ed and nursing. I came to Texas in 1997 and studied Biology at UTD. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in health care, and I also obtained my teaching certification in composite science (teaching chemistry, biology and Physics) and in German.
Currently I am teaching high school Physics and Biology, ESL science classes , as well as German 1, 2, 3, and 4 (including pre-AP and AP German) at a public school district. I have been teaching , translating and interpreting German for several years.
I graduated with my Master's degree in science education in 2015, and I am writing curriculum for my district since 2013.

I am offering German lessons for every level, beginner to advanced, including conversation, test preparation, and reading German literature. Since every student has different interests and needs, I customize the lessons and reading materials to fit the individual student. My specialties are medical and technical German, and business German.

I am tutoring all science subjects from K through 12, and some subjects on a college level as well. Sciences can be hard to understand sometimes, and I am generally able to break down the concepts to make them easier to comprehend, often with the help of manipulatives and hands-on material, such as molecular kits, microscopes, or games.


Education

University of Texas, Dallas
Biology
The University of Texas at Arlington
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Plano, TX 75023
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/29/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, General Computer, German, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I am a certified science teacher and curriculum writer, and teach ad tutor students from kindergarten to college level in the different sciences: physical science, biology, chemistry, and physics. I have lots of hands on material in my office, because kids gain a much greater understanding by doing than by just watching, reading, or listening. Many of the materials are relevant and familiar to the younger students, and I frequently address common misconceptions in science. My ten years of teaching experience also includes special education and gifted/talented education.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I am a biologist with my undergrad degree from University of Texas at Dallas. Currently I am teaching high school biology (all levels, including Honors and AP) and I also develop the biology curriculum for my school. In 2017 I started my PhD in biology.
Algebra 1, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, German, Spanish, TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I am a biologist with my undergrad degree from University of Texas at Dallas. Currently I am teaching high school biology (all levels, including Honors and AP) and I also develop the biology curriculum for my school. In 2017 I started my PhD in biology.
Algebra 1, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL, Nursing

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

I am a biologist with emphasis on human biology. I am currently working on my PhD in biology and teach anatomy/physiology on a high school level.
Biology,

Biology

I am a biologist with my undergrad degree from University of Texas at Dallas. Currently I am teaching high school biology (all levels, including Honors and AP) and I also develop the biology curriculum for my school. In 2017 I started my PhD in biology.
Genetics,

Genetics

I am currently a student with major in Biology, minor in health care, and a certificate in teaching composite science for high school. I have had courses in general Biology, Mendelian Genetics, Molecular Genetics, and some research in human genetics and behavioral genetics. My experience in Mendelian Genetics includes the computation of genetic traits with one, two or more alleles by using either Punnett squares or computational trees, as well as the chi square computation of genetic traits and alleles in a population. I have knowledge about Hardy-Weinberg equations, and the effect of reproductive genetics on populations, such as bottleneck effects, founder effect, mutations and evolutionary changes promoting survival of certain alleles. I have studied the mechanisms of molecular genetics, DNA sequences, their analysis and DNA testing. I am familiar with the techniques to study and evaluate, isolate, recombine and amplify genes, and techniques to find genes in organisms. My studies included biotechnology in the pharmaceutic industry, agriculture, bacterial use, and the use in genetic testing and gene therapy, and the implications, problems and advances. I have knowledge about mutations and the mechanisms of cancer, oncogenes, and DNA repair. Last but not least I have studied cases of behavioral genetics in humans and closely related mammalian species. The studies of behavioral genetics included disease frequencies of mental diseases such as bipolar, schizophrenia, handedness, and twin studies.
ACT Science, Chemistry, Geology, Microbiology, Nursing, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology

Special Needs

Special Needs

Special Needs

I studied special education from 1990 - 1995 at the College for Special Education in Germany, and hold a degree in SPED since 1995. I have worked for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation of Germany from 1990 to 1997, with specialty in children with physical and emotional disabilities. The children were in high school and transition classes and I taught all subjects with an emphasis in life skills and work skills. My studies included research projects about muscular dystrophy and epilepsy. From 1997 to 2003 I worked mainly with adults with physical disabilities and sense disabilities (blind and deaf), and learned American sign language and Braille writing. Starting in 2006 to 2009 I took additional courses in child development and special education. In the school year of 2007/2008 I served for Cedar Hill ISD as a level III educational aide in an elementary school, teaching a class of emotionally disabled children grades K through 5. The subjects I taught were Math, Biology, History, Art, PE, and English. I wrote the entire year's curriculum in art, PE and science education for the class and taught these classes on my own, and assisted the classroom teacher in the other subjects. At the end of the school year, almost all children could be released to the regular classrooms, and my class had won an art contest. In the schoolyear 2008/2009 I worked for Plano ISD for an elementary school, teaching children in inclusion classrooms. Besides behavior management and study skills, the main subjects were English, Math and life sciences. I worked with children with cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, ADHD, autism and emotional disabilities, using a variety of teaching techniques, from hands on learning, to computer assisted lessons, TAKS preparation, tutoring, one-on-one lessons, pictograms, and sign language. Today I am teaching high school science classes, and several of my students have disabilities. I pride myself in giving these kids the best education and accommodations in my classes, and to keep regular contact with their parents.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I am a biologist with my undergrad degree from University of Texas at Dallas. Currently I am teaching high school biology (all levels, including Honors and AP) and I also develop the biology curriculum for my school. In 2017 I started my PhD in biology.
Algebra 1, Chemistry, ESL/ESOL, GED, Geometry, German, Physics, Reading, Spanish, Writing

Test Preparation

MCAT,

MCAT

I have recently taken the MCAT and also took the Princeton review. Additionally I am certified as a composite science teacher (8-12), teaching chemistry, physics and biology. Currently I am tutoring a lot of the college courses that are prerequisites for medical college.
STAAR,

STAAR

I am a high school teacher and I prepare my students every year for the Biology STAAR test. I have review materials and labs for better understanding, and I teach test taking strategies as well as content. Furthermore I am specialized in working with ESL students in the sciences, building vocabulary and working through the texts, teaching them how to critically read and understand the questions.
ACT Science, GED, TOEFL

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable, Well Prepared and Patient

Sean was very personable with my seven-year-old son. He was able to jump right in and access his level in German. He sent over files before the lesson and was well prepared. He was able to engage my son from the start and kept him focus the whole time. We will definitely schedule more lessons with Sean.

Kenyatta, 4 lessons with Sean

My son said he draw a lot to explain comcepts.

First time, my son likes Sean's teaching style and very patient and knowledgeable. Also gave us even extra time to talk with both of us. I really appreciated this attitude.

May, 5 lessons with Sean

Very personable and knowledgable tutor.

He helped my son tremendously with a real life examples and creative teaching style. Sean was patient and explained things in a way that cemented the concepts. We really appreciate his quick turnaround and flexibility too!

Kathleen, 14 lessons with Sean

very good first lesson

My son really felt the lesson was helpful and engaging. He is preparing for a quiz on Tuesday and feels like the Time was well spent

Jeanmarie, 1 lesson with Sean

Great teacher

He is very patient and very detailed in explaining and make sure I pick up on what information he is providing.

Holley, 15 lessons with Sean

Very Engaging and Obviously Very Experienced in Teaching High School Kids

What I liked most about Sean was his obvious rapport with high-school kids and his command of the flow of the class. In just the first class (one hour), we immediately got going on translating simple sentences as well as a bit of interactive dialogue and a focus on correct pronunciation. We are looking forward to future lessons!

Maximilian, 21 lessons with Sean

Sean was on point and very patient.

Sean brushed me up on some genetics problems dealing with Phenotypes and Genotypes. He also helped me understand the chi-square test as it applies to Genetics. Also went over meiosis in detail.

Paul , 7 lessons with Sean

Great German Tutor

Sean helped my son with several homeworks and my son was able to get "A"s in the assignments. He was flexible with timing. He will be tutoring for Final Exam soon...

Girish, 4 lessons with Sean

Great teacher

I love his class because he always help understand the complicated concepts. He is a knowledgeable and wonderful tutor.

Tony, 10 lessons with Sean

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Sean O.

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