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Michelle D.

Salt Lake City, UT

$40/hour

Michelle: English & Biology Tutor

4.9 average from 76 ratings
Very patient and knowledgeable and excited about what she loves
— Shenelle, Orlando, FL on 6/11/15

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Beloit College, Beloit WI
Biology and English
Iowa State University
Master's
University of Utah
Enrolled

Education

Beloit College, Beloit WI (Biology and English)

Iowa State University (Master's)

University of Utah (Enrolled)

About Michelle

I'm currently pursuing a PhD in Literature/Creative Writing at the University of Utah. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing & Environment from Iowa State and a BS in Biology and English from Beloit College.

In the past I've been an instructor at Iowa State University where I taught ENGL 150, ENGL 250 (introductory composition classes) and ENGL 207 (creative writing). I have also taught ESL at the University of Monterrey in Queretaro, Mexico. Next year I will be teaching introduction to composition at the University of Utah.

I have 4 years of college tutoring experience, working as a biology tutor at Beloit College and I was a Biostatistics TA for 2 semesters. Additionally, I have worked as an English tutor in Istanbul, Turkey. I have also volunteered teaching reading skills to first and second graders at an elementary school in Beloit, WI.

I have assisted 3 PhD candidates at Walden University with writing/editing their dissertations for Psychology, have tutored a PhD candidate in Biology in writing, and have worked with many ESL students.

At Iowa State University I graduated with a Research Award and several other awards for my creative and critical writing. At Beloit College I graduated summa cum laude, with departmental honors in both Environmental Biology and Creative Writing. During college I won several awards including, being the top freshman in environmental science, the top sophomore/junior in marine biology and the senior who was the outstanding biology scholar. I have lived and studied in the Galapagos islands and have done research with the Galapagos National Park about sea lion populations and behavior.

I recently took the GRE and scored a perfect score on the writing section (6.0) and in the 93rd percentile on the verbal.

In high school, I graduated with a 4.6 GPA from Claremont High School. I scored a 5 on the Biology, Environmental Science and US History AP tests and a 4 on the English Composition and US Government tests.

I have taken 2 years of college level Spanish and lived in Ecuador with a Spanish speaking host family for 5 months, so am capable of tutoring introductory Spanish.
I'm currently pursuing a PhD in Literature/Creative Writing at the University of Utah. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing & Environment from Iowa State and a BS in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84115

"Very patient and knowledgeable and excited about what she loves"

- Shenelle, Orlando, FL on 6/11/15

"The best writer you can get"

- Hamad, Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 8/1/12

"Excellent"

- Ken, Ontario, CA on 5/13/12

"Great Tutor"

- Lorenza, La Verne, CA on 3/30/12
Science:
Biology,
Biostatistics,
Ecology, Genetics
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Biology

I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Biology with departmental honors. My specific areas of expertise are: Ecology, Environmental Science, Restoration, Remediation and Genetics.

Biostatistics

In college I took BIO 248: Biometrics, a class about Biostatistics and experimental design. I got an A in this class and later became a TA and college tutor. In terms in Biostatistics I know basic statistics (standard deviation, mean, confidence limits, etc.) as well as ANOVAs, regressions, correlations, chi-square tests, tests of independence as well as nonparametric alternatives to these tests. I do not know how to use SAS as I was taught how to analyze data using JMP, the software used by professional, publishing biologists.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have previously tutored children in K-6th grade. I was a reading and math tutor to a second grader, I have taught English to children between the ages of 9 and 11, and I was a volunteer for a reading program for first graders. I have a BS in biology and English so am well equipped to tutor elementary level math, science and humanities.

ESL/ESOL

I have a Bachelors in English and worked for a summer in Istanbul, Turkey teaching English as a second language. My strength is in teaching conversational English.

Genetics

In college I took an upper level class on Genetics where I learned basic mendelian genetics (dominant, recessive traits, codominance, epistasis, etc.) and quantitative genetics (heritability, correlated traits, inbreeding coefficients, Hardy-Weinburg equilibrium, etc.).

Sewing

I have worked for 4 years in a costume shop in Beloit, WI. I was a supervisor my last year where I managed 4-10 people and assisted them with sewing skills. We costumed 4 shows a year, so I have made both modern and period pieces. I have experience on sewing machines, sergers and with hand sewing.

Writing

I have a Bachelors in Creative Writing and got a perfect score on the GRE Writing Section.

Beloit College, Beloit WI
Biology and English
Iowa State University
Master's
University of Utah
Enrolled

Education

Beloit College, Beloit WI (Biology and English)

Iowa State University (Master's)

University of Utah (Enrolled)

Very patient and knowledgeable and excited about what she loves — Helped me in biostats which I was not confident about but she was able to explain, be patient and helpful in due time on such short notice Thank you for all your help..I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing assistance in biostats :-) ...

— Shenelle, Orlando, FL on 6/11/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 15 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84115.