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Robert S.

Battle Ground, WA

$50/hour

Certified Biology/Chemistry Teacher

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 25 ratings
Working with my high school junior in chemistry
— Richard, Vancouver, WA on 12/11/15

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UC Irvine
Biology
The University of Portland
MEd

Education

UC Irvine (Biology)

The University of Portland (MEd)

About Robert

Science can seem hard and even intimidating, but this doesn't have to be true for you. Students that feel 'lost' are often lacking just a few critical pieces; put those pieces in place, and you're getting it! I can help you find those missing pieces and fill in the gaps.

I have been a high school teacher for 29 years. I have taught Biology and Chemistry my entire career and have received awards from WSU Vancouver and Stanford University in recognition of my teaching.

I have worked with all kinds of students, many of which have gone on to college and graduate school. I have had several student teachers that have benefited from my strategies. In addition to knowing my subject matter, I know the areas that students struggle with most often, and have several successful strategies to develop skills in these areas.

I love science and I love helping students that want to learn. I am familiar with local high school curricula, having taught in Battle Ground and Vancouver School districts for the past 22 years. My students will tell you that my classes are difficult, but FUN!
Science can seem hard and even intimidating, but this doesn't have to be true for you. Students that feel 'lost' are often lacking just a few critical pieces; put those pieces in place, and you're getting it! I can help you find those missing pieces and fill in the gaps.

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Battle Ground, WA 98604
In-person lessons

"Working with my high school junior in chemistry"

- Richard, Vancouver, WA on 12/11/15

"Professional and obviously an expert"

- Kelli, Vancouver, WA on 10/4/16

"Really able to connect"

- Nanesha, Vancouver, WA on 1/17/16

"Knowledgeable, patient and friendly tutor"

- Jesus, Camas, WA on 10/14/15

"Excellent tutor!"

- Wendy, Vancouver, WA on 8/6/15

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Biology

I have a B.S. in Biology from UC Irvine. I have taught high school Biology for 29 years, at various levels (Life Science , Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology). I have helped write curriculum for Honors and pre AP Biology.

Chemistry

I have taught high school chemistry for 29 years in California and Washington. I have received awards from WSU Vancouver and Stanford University in recognition of my teaching.

Physical Science

I have taught various introductory physical and earth science courses for over 20 years, in California and Washington. I scored in the 99th percentile on the National Teachers Exam in science.

UC Irvine
Biology
The University of Portland
MEd

Education

UC Irvine (Biology)

The University of Portland (MEd)

Working with my high school junior in chemistry — Robert is very patient and has in-depth knowledge he is able to convey in an understandable way to my son, a high school junior. Robert also takes the time to explain in detail the content of the tutoring session and an analysis of how his student is faring. ...

— Richard, Vancouver, WA on 12/11/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 15 miles of Battle Ground, WA 98604.