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Amelia R.

Patient and adaptable math, geology, chemistry, and engineering tutor

Patient and adaptable math, geology, chemistry, and engineering tutor

$60/hour

  • 1,105 hours tutoring

  • Spring, TX 77386

About Amelia


Bio

My background includes teaching students from elementary through college level, starting with experiences in undergraduate (BS in Geology; BS in Natural Resources Management) to graduate school (MS in Geology; PhD in Geology) and as an Assistant Professor. I have several years of experience working with math and science students with learning difficulties, including dyslexia and processing problems.

I have more than 20 years of experience as an instructor and tutor, with math and sciences...

My background includes teaching students from elementary through college level, starting with experiences in undergraduate (BS in Geology; BS in Natural Resources Management) to graduate school (MS in Geology; PhD in Geology) and as an Assistant Professor. I have several years of experience working with math and science students with learning difficulties, including dyslexia and processing problems.

I have more than 20 years of experience as an instructor and tutor, with math and sciences being the main content areas for instruction. To date, every student I have tutored in math, regardless of grade or skill level at the start, has passed their course with a C or better (most common). I am currently looking for students from grade school (4th to 12th) to college age. College level courses include: basic math up to calculus; environmental science; geology; engineering; and chemistry. In addition to course-specific instruction, I have experience and interest in providing educational support and career counseling for students of all ages, skill levels, and learning strengths.

Tutoring for elementary through high school will primarily focus on stimulating students' interests and proficiency in mathematics and sciences through the use of both interactive practice sessions and hands-on experiential activities. Each of the hands-on experiential activities will be geared toward a student's interests, learning strengths, skill level, and schedule.


Education

University of Tennessee at Martin
BS Geology, BS Environment
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Masters
University of California, Davis
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 14 miles of Spring, TX 77386
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/21/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development

Career Development

During undergraduate and graduate school, I had multiple opportunities where I mentored high school and college aged students in helping plan their academic and career trajectories. When I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, I worked with high school teachers, undergraduate and graduate students through teaching and academic and research mentoring. My experience working in industry provides an alternate viewpoint from what would be acquired solely through classroom and laboratory experiences.

Corporate Training

Career Development

Career Development

During undergraduate and graduate school, I had multiple opportunities where I mentored high school and college aged students in helping plan their academic and career trajectories. When I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, I worked with high school teachers, undergraduate and graduate students through teaching and academic and research mentoring. My experience working in industry provides an alternate viewpoint from what would be acquired solely through classroom and laboratory experiences.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I am qualified to tutor math up to Calculus. What is unique about my experience is that I also worked with children of all ages, infants to college age. I am easily able to adjust my approach based on the skill level and capabilities of each student and incorporate their extracurricular interests into the content that I teach. This provides the students a chance to see how math applies in everything that they do and, therefore, improves their capabilities and confidence over time. I worked as a teaching assistant in the math lab (up to Calculus I) in undergraduate and for a program for students with learning difficulties (math through Business calculus), and have tutored individuals for GED and college math courses since undergraduate. I was also an assistant professor of Earth Science, where several of the courses required applying many of the math skills taught in secondary school (middle and high school) and college courses.
Elementary Science

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am qualified to tutor math up to Calculus. I worked as a teaching assistant in the math lab in undergraduate and for a program for students with learning difficulties (math through Business calculus), and have tutored individuals for GED and college math courses since undergraduate. I was also an assistant professor of Earth Science, where several of the courses required applying many of the math skills taught in secondary school (middle and high school) and college courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken classes, tutored, and taught courses that include principles and problems covered in Algebra 2, and used these calculations during my research. My most recent experience includes tutoring a student working to pass the GED and another student taking college math, which covers Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and some geometry concepts. I am adept at identifying where students get "hung up"- is it the concept, reasoning, or the calculations that tend to be the root cause of confusion. I then adapt the tutoring sessions to help resolve that confusion using their particular learning style (e.g., auditory, visual, kinesthetic).
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taken classes including Advanced Math (Trigonometry and Precalculus), Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations. In undergraduate, I tested out of Precalculus and into Calculus I. My experience tutoring college math, business calculus (equivalent to precalculus), and Calculus while working in the math lab (1 year) and tutoring students with learning difficulties (2.5 years) at my undergraduate institution have provided a firm foundation to use for tutoring students now. Since undergraduate, I have tutored students and taught courses that include principles and problems covered in Precalculus, and used these calculations during my research. For example, in many fields (e.g., Geology, which I have BS, MS, and PhD), understanding how to describe changes in a dataset (e.g., amplitude and wavelength) become important for predicting what controls and impacts trends in data over time. Many students do better when practical examples and applications are used as tools for learning the Precalculus concepts.
Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am qualified to tutor math up to Calculus. I worked as a teaching assistant in the math lab in undergraduate and for a program for students with learning difficulties (math through Business calculus), and have tutored individuals for GED and college math courses since undergraduate. I was also an assistant professor of Earth Science, where several of the courses required applying many of the math skills taught in secondary school (middle and high school) and college courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken classes, tutored, and taught courses that include principles and problems covered in Algebra 2, and used these calculations during my research. My most recent experience includes tutoring a student working to pass the GED and another student taking college math, which covers Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and some geometry concepts. I am adept at identifying where students get "hung up"- is it the concept, reasoning, or the calculations that tend to be the root cause of confusion. I then adapt the tutoring sessions to help resolve that confusion using their particular learning style (e.g., auditory, visual, kinesthetic).
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taken classes including Advanced Math (Trigonometry and Precalculus), Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations. In undergraduate, I tested out of Precalculus and into Calculus I. My experience tutoring college math, business calculus (equivalent to precalculus), and Calculus while working in the math lab (1 year) and tutoring students with learning difficulties (2.5 years) at my undergraduate institution have provided a firm foundation to use for tutoring students now. Since undergraduate, I have tutored students and taught courses that include principles and problems covered in Precalculus, and used these calculations during my research. For example, in many fields (e.g., Geology, which I have BS, MS, and PhD), understanding how to describe changes in a dataset (e.g., amplitude and wavelength) become important for predicting what controls and impacts trends in data over time. Many students do better when practical examples and applications are used as tools for learning the Precalculus concepts.
ACT Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am qualified to tutor math up to Calculus. I worked as a teaching assistant in the math lab in undergraduate and for a program for students with learning difficulties (math through Business calculus), and have tutored individuals for GED and college math courses since undergraduate. I was also an assistant professor of Earth Science, where several of the courses required applying many of the math skills taught in secondary school (middle and high school) and college courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken classes, tutored, and taught courses that include principles and problems covered in Algebra 2, and used these calculations during my research. My most recent experience includes tutoring a student working to pass the GED and another student taking college math, which covers Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and some geometry concepts. I am adept at identifying where students get "hung up"- is it the concept, reasoning, or the calculations that tend to be the root cause of confusion. I then adapt the tutoring sessions to help resolve that confusion using their particular learning style (e.g., auditory, visual, kinesthetic).
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taken classes including Advanced Math (Trigonometry and Precalculus), Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations. In undergraduate, I tested out of Precalculus and into Calculus I. My experience tutoring college math, business calculus (equivalent to precalculus), and Calculus while working in the math lab (1 year) and tutoring students with learning difficulties (2.5 years) at my undergraduate institution have provided a firm foundation to use for tutoring students now. Since undergraduate, I have tutored students and taught courses that include principles and problems covered in Precalculus, and used these calculations during my research. For example, in many fields (e.g., Geology, which I have BS, MS, and PhD), understanding how to describe changes in a dataset (e.g., amplitude and wavelength) become important for predicting what controls and impacts trends in data over time. Many students do better when practical examples and applications are used as tools for learning the Precalculus concepts.
Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I have more than 20 years experience helping students navigate their academic careers and be prepared for college, graduate school, and careers beyond their academic pursuits. I have been a research mentor, undergraduate and graduate academic advisor, and served on numerous committees at the university level (e.g., recruiting and retention). One of the things that I consistently tell students is that you have to think of your education as an opportunity to develop and build your toolbox. What will make you successful and competitive in today's market will be opportunities that distinguish you from your classmates. Having this viewpoint, I have encouraged students (and funded a scholarship) to do research or internships to demonstrate their ability to do hands-on, "real world" work rather than only relying on their in class knowledge. To date, my students have been quite successful at reaching their academic and career goals, with some working in industry, government agencies, and private sector.

Science

Geology,

Geology

I have a Bachelors, Masters, and PhD in geology with an emphasis in geochemistry. I taught geology at the undergraduate and graduate level, and in a corporate setting for more than 15 years.
ACT Science, Chemistry, Ecology, Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am qualified to tutor math up to Calculus. I worked as a teaching assistant in the math lab in undergraduate and for a program for students with learning difficulties (math through Business calculus), and have tutored individuals for GED and college math courses since undergraduate. I was also an assistant professor of Earth Science, where several of the courses required applying many of the math skills taught in secondary school (middle and high school) and college courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken classes, tutored, and taught courses that include principles and problems covered in Algebra 2, and used these calculations during my research. My most recent experience includes tutoring a student working to pass the GED and another student taking college math, which covers Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and some geometry concepts. I am adept at identifying where students get "hung up"- is it the concept, reasoning, or the calculations that tend to be the root cause of confusion. I then adapt the tutoring sessions to help resolve that confusion using their particular learning style (e.g., auditory, visual, kinesthetic).
Chemistry, GED, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

During undergraduate and graduate school, I had multiple opportunities where I mentored high school and college aged students in helping plan their academic and career trajectories. When I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, I worked with high school teachers, undergraduate and graduate students through teaching and academic and research mentoring. My experience working in industry provides an alternate viewpoint from what would be acquired solely through classroom and laboratory experiences.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have more than 20 years experience helping students navigate their academic careers and be prepared for college, graduate school, and careers beyond their academic pursuits. I have been a research mentor, undergraduate and graduate academic advisor, and served on numerous committees at the university level (e.g., recruiting and retention). One of the things that I consistently tell students is that you have to think of your education as an opportunity to develop and build your toolbox. What will make you successful and competitive in today's market will be opportunities that distinguish you from your classmates. Having this viewpoint, I have encouraged students (and funded a scholarship) to do research or internships to demonstrate their ability to do hands-on, "real world" work rather than only relying on their in class knowledge. To date, my students have been quite successful at reaching their academic and career goals, with some working in industry, government agencies, and private sector.
MCAT,

MCAT

My research experience as a PhD student, Assistant professor, researcher at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, and patent application drafting have all provided more than sufficient expertise for tutoring students for the Critical Analysis and Reasoning section added to the 2015 edition of the MCAT. In addition, I have taken or taught courses and conducted research in multiple themes covered by the MCAT exam, including: chemistry, biology, physics, research methods, and interdisciplinary topics such as thermodynamics, biochemistry, and physicochemical processes. In addition, some of my patent applications include technology applications associated with microbiology and microbial metabolism that were modeled after medical advances and applications for disease treatment.
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, SAT Math

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Reviews


"Hands-on" Teacher

Amelia was a very "hands-on" teacher with ideas that changed the way I thought. She acquired a 100 yard tape measure for the class, and a notebook,therefore the lesson was more understandable. She is a great teacher.

Ojas, 31 lessons with Amelia

Awesome tutor

By far the best tutor my son has ever had. Patient and so knowledgeable about the subject. We look forward to seeing her every week.

Sus, 10 lessons with Amelia

Very Pleased!

Cam showed improvement and did a great job on his 9th grade finals thanks Amelia. Thank you so much for your help! Definitely Cam would not have done as well without your assistance. Thanks so much.

Todd, 53 lessons with Amelia

Amazing Tutor!!

I am so happy that I found Amelia she has been great. She started working with my daughter in Dec 2015 right before semester finals (I wish I had found her sooner) through the end of the school year and has been tutoring her in math. My daughter just finished 8th grade, she has always struggled in math and Amelia has been a tremendous help. I have used other tutors in the past and Amelia has been the best fit. She is very patient, friendly and works with my daughter to make sure she understands the material. My daughter is much more confident with her math homework and taking test. She had a C average at the end of the first semester and ended the school year with a B average. Amelia is also great working with me and my schedule. I highly recommend her and know that I will be calling her next school year as my daughter enters High School.

Amanda, 11 lessons with Amelia

Amy is great and very dedicated

Amy spent 5 hours with Grace the night before her math final. She cares very much for Grace as a person and student.

Walt, 36 lessons with Amelia

Accommodating and committed

Amelia showed great flexibility in arranging to meet my son on short notice. Even through a change of plans, she was professional. My son's analysis of Amelia's knowledge and ability to teach was, 'she's Legit!'

Barry, 4 lessons with Amelia

Well-prepared, helpful tutor.

Amelia was impressively prepared for our organic chem tutoring sessions. She asks for recent notes and problems of interest in advance, and brings supplementary reference materials. She reviews the material in advance so that it is fresh on her mind. She is truthful when she does not know an answer with 200% certainty, which I appreciate. Not everyone can know everything all the time! I will continue to use her for my chemistry needs.

Jennifer, 10 lessons with Amelia

Very Thorough and Kind

Amelia is a very professional tutor who goes the extra mile to do thorough preparation ahead of time. She is a very sweet and patient person. She is helping my daughter with pre AP Geometry in a challenging high school.

Allison, 67 lessons with Amelia
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