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Highly Qualified: B.S. Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, B.S.Nursing

Highly Qualified: B.S. Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, B.S.Nursing

$55/hour

  • 2,571 hours tutoring

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Dear Students and Parents,

Thank you for your inquiry. I am the best tutor, ever! I truly enjoy teaching and watching my students succeed. I am highly qualified in several subjects.

MY APPROACH:
Study, organization, and executive functioning skills are very important and are part of my plan for every student. The lessons are also individually designed. I use positive reinforcement to motivate my students so that they may feel accomplished about subjects that are difficult for them. I...

Dear Students and Parents,

Thank you for your inquiry. I am the best tutor, ever! I truly enjoy teaching and watching my students succeed. I am highly qualified in several subjects.

MY APPROACH:
Study, organization, and executive functioning skills are very important and are part of my plan for every student. The lessons are also individually designed. I use positive reinforcement to motivate my students so that they may feel accomplished about subjects that are difficult for them. I also use creative examples from everyday life so that they may understand the problems completely. I discuss note taking and memorization techniques, assist with difficult homework problems, and prepare students for exams.

BACKGROUND:
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) and a minor in mathematics from the University of Washington. I have taught a wide range of mathematics (from elementary to more advanced calculus) and physics at the university level. I have tutored many science subjects, including; astronomy, physics, biology, geology, and middle school general science courses. I have also assisted students with school projects and summer experiments.

I am also an R.N., with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University (Sacramento), with many years of experience in ICU/CCU and other specialties, and as a Director of Nurses. I am a recipient of the Clara Barton medal from the American Red Cross and have received a California Highway Patrol Award for saving a person's life. I assist with topics such as anatomy, physiology, and complicated nursing questions. I also prepare students for the NCLEX, TEAS, and PAX exams.

I traveled all over the United States as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist teaching students how to understand scientific and technical written information. I have two medical patents and an additional patent pending. I assist students from all levels of education with language arts, creative writing, reading, and vocabul


Education

Univ. of Washington and California State University Sacramento
Astron.Phys.Nursing

Policies

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  • Rate details: Special pricing may be available for students that continue to work with me over an extended period of time.
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  • Background check passed on 4/29/2016

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

NCLEX,

NCLEX

I have been an R.N. for over 20 years. I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University, Sacramento. I have been a teacher, administrator, supervisor, ICU nurse, and medical advise nurse. I have worked in home health and the medical information industry. I have two medical patents. Additionally, I have taken several continuing education courses throughout my career including case management, ACLS, PALS,and BLS. I understand how the NCLEX exam works and I have helped many nursing students succeed. I have also assisted nurses who did not pass the first time. I have helped them to understand the test taking process for this type of exam. I show students how to review for each section type, analyze practice questions and answers, and develop critical thinking skills. I address each student's need individually, and make a plan to improve in the weakest areas.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have assisted many students in writing personal essays for review by the college of their choice. I have experience teaching English reading and writing, and assisted students in taking the SAT and ACT exams.
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington with a minor in mathematics. I am certified to teach Elementary Math through WyAant.com, along with several other certifications. I have taught students at all levels of mathematics from elementary mathematics to college courses in calculus with great success. It is important for the student to learn the concepts of math in elementary school. Elementary math is used in every day life. Elementary math is an important building block for future math classes but can be difficult for some students. I show the student how to analyze the meanings and develop a conceptual understanding and comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations and relationships. I teach the student how to take notes, prepare for exams, understand the concepts, and learn to listen in class. I give the student additional examples so that they can relate the math to every day subjects. I show them that math is sensible, useful and worthwhile. I cover the following topics and more for the student depending on their curriculum and need, and I am prepared to answer any questions they have: Grade 1 Addition and subtraction properties and extending counting sequence; understanding place values; understanding length measurements and length units; tell and write time; intro to geometry; partitioning circles and parts of geometric figures; recognizing patterns. Grade 2 More problems involving adding and subtracting; introduction to multiplication; measurements of lengths and addition and subtraction; time and money; shapes and attributes; Intro to Venn diagrams. Grade 3 Multiplication and division and properties between them; larger numbers; place value and multi digit arithmetic; beginning fractions; measurements; intervals of time; introduction to volumes; masses of objects; concept of area related to multiplication and addition; perimeters; geometry shapes and attributes; describe, extend, and make generalizations about geometric and num
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a teacher and tutor and have been successful in helping many students become successful in their classes over the years. I have a diverse background with experience and certifications in many subjects. I also have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Astronomy and Physics as well as a Bachelors of Science Degree in Science in Nursing. It is important for the student to study properly early in their education. I also help students in college who are struggling with advanced classes. I prepare students for exams, help them to develop study habits and self discipline, learn to prioritize, organize, and take proper notes in classes. I show the student how to learn with flashcards, finding the right place to study, how to study science textbooks, prepare for the classroom, and use active listening. There are several types of learning styles (visual/verbal, kinetic learner/tactile, visual nonverbal, auditory/verbal). It is important to identify the learning style in order to effectively use the student’s innate skills. Additionally I show the student how to take on line tests, use multiple sources for learning including the internet, how to research a topic and identify alternative sources of information.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have specific experience preparing high school students for the 2017 ACT, PSAT, and SAT. I am currently assisting students studying for the 2018 exams. I can help you with all sections of the exams, including exam specific subjects. My students have done well, and most have been admitted to the colleges of their choice. My students have increased their scores and understanding of the topics in mathematics, science, and English, (reading and writing). I use multiple resources including books, web sites, and additional handouts. I also help the student organize and understand the test taking process, and develop critical thinking skills needed for the exams. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics, (G.P.A., 3.8), from the U.W. in 2007. I am also an R.N., B.S.N., with several years of experience in I.C.U. and E.R., and several other medical disciplines including teaching. I have two medical patents and have written several scientific papers and technical manuals. I also have experience as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist. The ACT exam is a college entrance exam that consists of four tests that assess the student’s capacity to complete college level work. All four year colleges and universities in the United States accept the ACT. Other factors such as G.P.A., extracurricular activities, and class rank are usually taken into consideration for admission to the educational institution. The exam includes English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning, and an optional writing test. Each test is scored individually. A composite score is the average of the four scores. On practice exams I show the student how to determine the correct answers quickly. I show the student how to "map" paragraphs in order to extract out key information. I also show the student how to identify organizational patterns and structures in sentences and paragraphs, and identify incorrect grammar. Since the student must be able to read the passages quickly and
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have specific experience helping high school students prepare for the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 , and now the 2020, ACT, PSAT, and SAT exams. I can help you with all sections of each exam. My students have done well, and most have been admitted to the colleges of their choice. My students have increased their scores and understanding of the topics in mathematics, science, and English. I use multiple resources, including books, web sites, and additional worksheets. I help the students organize, understand the test-taking process, and develop critical thinking skills needed for the exams. I review the student's reading comprehension and command of the English language. I also show them how to analyze, identify, and answer important questions from the required types of passages. I discuss paragraph mapping, evidence, and techniques for eliminating wrong answers. I also assist the student in writing the required essays. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics (G.P.A. 3.8) from the U.W. I am also an R.N., B.S.N. with several years of experience in I.C.U. and E.R. and several other medical disciplines, including teaching. I have two medical patents, and I have written several scientific papers and technical manuals. I also have experience as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist. I traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and taught students, from all levels of education, technical and scientific information.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have assisted many students in writing personal essays for review by the college of their choice. I have experience teaching English reading and writing, and assisted students in taking the SAT and ACT exams.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have specific experience helping high school students prepare for the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 , and now the 2020, ACT, PSAT, and SAT exams. I can help you with all sections of each exam. My students have done well, and most have been admitted to the colleges of their choice. My students have increased their scores and understanding of the topics in mathematics, science, and English. I use multiple resources, including books, web sites, and additional worksheets. I help the students organize, understand the test-taking process, and develop critical thinking skills needed for the exams. I review the student's reading comprehension and command of the English language. I also show them how to analyze, identify, and answer important questions from the required types of passages. I discuss paragraph mapping, evidence, and techniques for eliminating wrong answers. I also assist the student in writing the required essays. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics (G.P.A. 3.8) from the U.W. I am also an R.N., B.S.N. with several years of experience in I.C.U. and E.R. and several other medical disciplines, including teaching. I have two medical patents, and I have written several scientific papers and technical manuals. I also have experience as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist. I traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and taught students, from all levels of education, technical and scientific information.
Writing,

Writing

I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington. I also have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University. I am certified to teach writing and reading through Wyzant.com. I have many years of writing experience. I have written scientific, medical and technical manuals and papers. I have two successful patents and also worked as a Clinical Information Management Specialist as part of my nursing career. I have helped students at all levels of education from elementary school to college. I gear the training toward the student's level. I help the students to identify the topic to write about, the purpose for writing, style and tone toward the subject. I help the student find stimulating ideas and learn about logical organization. I show them how to find information about their writing subject. I discuss vocabulary, ways of finding the right words for a sentence, and sentence and paragraph structure. The following types of writing are discussed: Cause and Effect: The student learns how to show a clear relation between cause and effect. Comparison/Contrast: The student uses subjects that have a relational basis, so there is a pupose or a decision to be made by the reader. Definition: The student defines a specific subject and learns how to define examples. Description: The student writes to create an effect or image and impression. Narration: The student focuses on a particular experience and mood and tells a story. Persuasive: I show the student how to make arguments in written form, methods of persuasion, evidence, factual and emotional argument, figures of speech and historical forms of arguments. Process Analysis: The student learns how to describe how something works, and presents detailed steps in detail and logical order
English, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My students receive help in preparing for exams, organizing their homework, and understanding subjects within Algebra 1 that they are having difficulty with. I provide additional examples and resources for the student in each topic. I am prepared to teach the following subjects within first year algebra that are covered in most schools: Identifying variables Order of operations, distributive properties, commutative and associative properties, Rules for positive, negative numbers and rational numbers Rules for use of rational numbers, solving equations, exponents, and polynomials: multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting Direct, indirect and inverse variation and proportions Introduction to rules for solving inequalities, both multistep and compound Functions, tables and graphing Slope and point slope formula, x and y intercepts Introduction to graphing linear equations and inequalities Difference of squares, squaring, factoring, factoring trinomials Introduction to quadratic equations Substitution and elimination Systems of equations Introduction to matrices Square roots and radical expressions Solving word problems
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I review subjects within Algebra 1 depending on whether or not the student needs review to move forward. I am prepared to teach the following subjects in Algebra 2 that are covered in most schools: Review of basic algebra identities Review order of operations, distributive properties, commutative, associative, and transitive properties Laws of Exponents Laws of Rational exponents Solving equations with more than one variable Direct and Indirect Variation Additional practice with use of rational numbers, solving equations, exponents and polynomials: multiplying, adding, dividing, subtracting Solving inequalities and absolute value equations and word problems Review of point slope form, and intersection of lines Linear Models Systems of Linear Equations in Two and Three Variables Linear Approximation Quadratic models (word problems) Solving quadratic equations, quadratic inequalities and completing the square Defining functions as mathematical models, use of graphs and tables Review of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions that include word problems Radical equations Distance formula Polynomial and rational functions Conic sections Solution of Linear systems using matrices Sequences and Series
Biology,

Biology

I have a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from California State University Sacramento. While in college I took pre med courses that included such subjects as biology, microbiology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology. In my many years of nursing I worked in ICU, CCU, Trauma Unit and Emergency Ward and several other areas outside of the hospital environment including the Poison Center of Northern California where I was trained in toxicology and environmental hazards. I worked in the medical industry for several years. I have had experience teaching nursing and have two medical patents. In addition I have a recent Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington and a minor in mathematics. Biology is a basic course for the understanding of life on our planet and elsewhere. I present to the students an understanding of life from the sub microscopic to macroscopic, cells, animal and plant science, and the human body and environments. If the student needs assistance understanding one of the life cycles, or biochemical cycles I can explain that to them. I show the student how to do word associations to remember the numerous scientific terms. I offer assistance in the following areas and more depending on what the student needs: Animal Science Invertebrates, vertebrates, animal behavior, animal classification Cell organelles: Eukaryotes, prokaryotes, nucleus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, mitochondria and chloroplast, lyposomes, central vacuole, cell wall, cytoplasm, cytoskeleton Cell Membrane: lipid bilayer, phospholipids, passive and active transport, osmosis, types of proteins Mitosis: cytokinesis, interphase, mitosis (prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase), cancer; proto-onco genes, oncogene Cellular Respiration: aerobic and anaerobic respiration, glycolysis, Krebs cycle, mitochondrial DNA Photosynthesis: Light dependent reactions, intro to the Calvin cycle, photorespiration, chloroplasts Plant Systems: Gymnosperm, angiosperm ATP and enz
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington and minored in mathematics. While in college I received an overall mathematics GPA of 3.8. I have tutored several students in all levels of mathematics including several levels of calculus with great success. I give students additional examples that help them understand the concepts and review their homework and prepare them for tests. FOR FIRST QUARTER/SEMESTER CALCULUS I COVER THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS: Review of functions and graphs, exponential functions and logarithms, and trigonometric functions and modeling change Limits, properties of limits, infinite limits, sandwich theorem, continuity and tangent lines, rates of change The derivative, power rule, constant multiple rule, sum rule, product rule, quotient rule, one sided derivative and on intervals Functions that are not differentiable Derivatives of trigonometric functions and inverses, exponential and logarithmic functions Chain rule and parametric equations Related rates Implicit differentiation Applications of derivatives, extreme value theorem and values, critical points, maximum and minimum Mean value theorem, Rolle’s theorem Concavity, points of inflection, first and second derivative test Autonomous differential equations Modeling and optimization Linearizaton, differentials, estimating change and approximation Newton’s method STUDENTS TAKING INTEGRAL CALCULUS WILL BE TUTORED IN THE FOLLOWING TOPICS AND REVIEW OF FIRST QUARTER CALCULUS IF NEEDED: Defining antiderivatives Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Indefinite integrals, initial value problems, particular and general solutions Rules: constant multiple, negatives, sum and difference Integration by substitution, identities and substitution Trigonometric integration and substitution Estimating with Reiman sums, summation notation Definite integrals, substitution in definite integrals Mean Value Theorem Approximations, Simpsons rule Areas between two curves Solids of revolution, vo
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Astronomy and minor in mathematics from the University of Washington. I have tutored students in Geometry with great success. I review the student’s understanding of algebra and basic math if needed and incorporate that into the subject of Geometry. The student is assisted in organizing their homework, taking notes, preparation for exams, and given new examples that will help the student understand the material. I assess on the topics the student is having difficulty with. I tutor in Plane Geometry and Solid Geometry for High School and beginning college students. More difficult college Geometry is included in other subjects I teach.
Physics,

Physics

PHYSICS (CLASSICAL): I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington 2007 with a minor in mathematics. I received straight A’s in my first year of physics and a final GPA in physics of 3.57. I also took classes in special relativity, quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, optics, and electrical circuits. I have two medical patents, one which required designing circuitry that I sold with great success. I have a deep appreciation for physics and its usefulness in many scientific applications. I have tutored many students in physics and mathematics. I am familiar with college and high school level physics lab work and analysis and the many formulae that are necessary to understand the theories. I help the student to understand the subject matter by offering different explanations or using visual aids. I show the student how to draw free-body diagrams. I also show the student how to organize their notes and study for exams. I review the mathematics necessary for physics, including algebra, trigonometry and geometry if necessary. I can teach calculus based physics or algebra based physics. The following is a partial list of subject matter I am qualified to teach: Mathematics: Scientific notation, metric measurement, standard measurements, dimensional analysis, functions of sine, cosine and tangent and international system of units. Kinematics – motion in a straight line: Displacement, velocity, acceleration and dimensional kinematics and vectors. Rotational Kinematics: Angular acceleration, rotational motion. Rotational Dynamics: Torque, inertia, equilibrium and non equilibrium states. Mathematical models representing motion. Dynamics and the study of forces: Newton’s three laws. Forces and Motions in Two and Three Dimensions: Vector addition and subtraction, projectiles, objects moving in a circle, and pendulums swinging back and forth, pulleys, drag, tension and frictional forces, time dependent forces and pseudo force
Piano,

Piano

I have played piano since I was seven years old. Throughout several years I have taught various levels of piano. I instruct the basics and explain the language of music including names of notes and terms such as tempo, andante, allegro, largo, staccato, etc., major, minor, whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes, quarter rest, half rest,whole rest dotted notes, flats and sharps for example. I teach classical and modern piano techniques and music. I am also a serious advanced piano player and I have performed in public. I help more advanced students who can play Beethovens Moonlight Sonata, and music by Bach, Mendelssohn or Chopin.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington with a minor in mathematics. I teach several levels of mathematics. I have instructed many students in Pre-Algebra with great success. I help the student to organize the homework, study for exams, go over projects, and practice quizzes. I try to give the student more examples so that the subject is better understood. I show the student how to take notes in class and how to remember topics. The following subjects are covered and reviewed but not limited to: Whole numbers, prime numbers, factors, and multiples Addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, ordering, rounding and estimating Order of operations, properties of operations Fractions, equivalent fractions, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, mixed numbers Decimals, proportions and percents, conversion between fractions and decimals, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, ratios, rates Units of measurement, metric system, time, temperature, conversions Real numbers, square roots Expressions and equations, applications of linear equations Graphs of linear equations, ordered pairs Probability and statistics, tables and graphs, mean median and mode Beginning geometry: lines and angles, triangles, polygons and quadrilaterals, circles, volume and surface area Scientific notation
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Astronomy and minor in mathematics from the University of Washington. I have tutored several students in pre-Calculus with great success. I offer the students preparation for pre-calculus by reviewing previous subjects such as algebra, geometry and trigonometry. I also introduce and tutor in new topics within pre-calculus. The student is assisted in organizing their homework, taking notes, preparation for exams, and given new examples that will help the student understand the material. I assess the topics the student is having difficulty with and review ways to look at problems differently. SUBJECTS IN PRE CALCULUS INCLUDED ARE: Real and Complex numbers Systems of equations and inequalities Properties of functions and types of graphs Graph reflections, translations Linear functions Composite functions Polynomial functions Rational functions Inverse functions Roots and points of inflection Quadratics Competing the Square Synthetic Division Trigonometry, functions and inverses Conic sections Polar Coordinates Logarithmic and exponential functions Sequences and series Factorials Permutations and Combinations Binomial theorem and multiplication of sums Vectors Parametric equations Matrices and Determinants Mathematical induction Limits
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have specific experience helping high school students prepare for the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and now the 2020 ACT, PSAT, and SAT exams. I can help you with all sections of the exams, not just mathematics. My students have done well, and have been admitted to the colleges of their choice. My students have increased their scores and understanding of the topics in mathematics, science, and English, and the essays. I use multiple resources including books, web sites, and additional handouts. I also help the student organize and understand the test taking process, and develop critical thinking skills needed for the exams. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics (G.P.A., 3.8) from the U.W. I am also an R.N., B.S.N. with several years of experience in I.C.U. and E.R., and several other medical disciplines, including teaching. I have two medical patents and I have written several scientific papers and technical manuals. I also have experience as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist. I have traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and taught scientific and technical information to students from all levels of education.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have specific experience helping high school students prepare for the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 , and now the 2020, ACT, PSAT, and SAT exams. I can help you with all sections of each exam. My students have done well, and most have been admitted to the colleges of their choice. My students have increased their scores and understanding of the topics in mathematics, science, and English. I use multiple resources, including books, web sites, and additional worksheets. I help the students organize, understand the test-taking process, and develop critical thinking skills needed for the exams. I review the student's reading comprehension and command of the English language. I also show them how to analyze, identify, and answer important questions from the required types of passages. I discuss paragraph mapping, evidence, and techniques for eliminating wrong answers. I also assist the student in writing the required essays. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics (G.P.A. 3.8) from the U.W. I am also an R.N., B.S.N. with several years of experience in I.C.U. and E.R. and several other medical disciplines, including teaching. I have two medical patents, and I have written several scientific papers and technical manuals. I also have experience as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist. I traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and taught students, from all levels of education, technical and scientific information.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a teacher and tutor and have been successful in helping many students become successful in their classes over the years. I have a diverse background with experience and certifications in many subjects. I also have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Astronomy and Physics as well as a Bachelors of Science Degree in Science in Nursing. It is important for the student to study properly early in their education. I also help students in college who are struggling with advanced classes. I prepare students for exams, help them to develop study habits and self discipline, learn to prioritize, organize, and take proper notes in classes. I show the student how to learn with flashcards, finding the right place to study, how to study science textbooks, prepare for the classroom, and use active listening. There are several types of learning styles (visual/verbal, kinetic learner/tactile, visual nonverbal, auditory/verbal). It is important to identify the learning style in order to effectively use the student’s innate skills. Additionally I show the student how to take on line tests, use multiple sources for learning including the internet, how to research a topic and identify alternative sources of information.
Writing,

Writing

I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington. I also have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University. I am certified to teach writing and reading through Wyzant.com. I have many years of writing experience. I have written scientific, medical and technical manuals and papers. I have two successful patents and also worked as a Clinical Information Management Specialist as part of my nursing career. I have helped students at all levels of education from elementary school to college. I gear the training toward the student's level. I help the students to identify the topic to write about, the purpose for writing, style and tone toward the subject. I help the student find stimulating ideas and learn about logical organization. I show them how to find information about their writing subject. I discuss vocabulary, ways of finding the right words for a sentence, and sentence and paragraph structure. The following types of writing are discussed: Cause and Effect: The student learns how to show a clear relation between cause and effect. Comparison/Contrast: The student uses subjects that have a relational basis, so there is a pupose or a decision to be made by the reader. Definition: The student defines a specific subject and learns how to define examples. Description: The student writes to create an effect or image and impression. Narration: The student focuses on a particular experience and mood and tells a story. Persuasive: I show the student how to make arguments in written form, methods of persuasion, evidence, factual and emotional argument, figures of speech and historical forms of arguments. Process Analysis: The student learns how to describe how something works, and presents detailed steps in detail and logical order
English, Reading, Spelling

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have specific experience helping high school students prepare for the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and now the 2020 ACT, PSAT, and SAT exams. I make an individual plan for each student based on their needs. I review the main components of the math section of the ACT exam, which include pre-algebra subjects, algebra, coordinate plane and solid geometry, trigonometry, imaginary numbers, and probabilities. I use multiple resources including books, web sites, and additional handouts. I also help the students organize and understand the test taking process, and develop critical thinking skills needed for the exams. I help students with all sections of the exams, not just mathematics. My students have done well and have been admitted to the colleges of their choice. My students have increased their scores and understanding of the topics in mathematics, science, and English, and the essays. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics (G.P.A. 3.8) from the U.W. I am also an R.N., B.S.N. with several years of experience in I.C.U. and E.R. and several other medical disciplines, including teaching. I have two medical patents, and I have written several scientific papers and technical manuals. I also have experience as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist. I have traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and taught scientific and technical information to students from all levels of education.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My students receive help in preparing for exams, organizing their homework, and understanding subjects within Algebra 1 that they are having difficulty with. I provide additional examples and resources for the student in each topic. I am prepared to teach the following subjects within first year algebra that are covered in most schools: Identifying variables Order of operations, distributive properties, commutative and associative properties, Rules for positive, negative numbers and rational numbers Rules for use of rational numbers, solving equations, exponents, and polynomials: multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting Direct, indirect and inverse variation and proportions Introduction to rules for solving inequalities, both multistep and compound Functions, tables and graphing Slope and point slope formula, x and y intercepts Introduction to graphing linear equations and inequalities Difference of squares, squaring, factoring, factoring trinomials Introduction to quadratic equations Substitution and elimination Systems of equations Introduction to matrices Square roots and radical expressions Solving word problems
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I review subjects within Algebra 1 depending on whether or not the student needs review to move forward. I am prepared to teach the following subjects in Algebra 2 that are covered in most schools: Review of basic algebra identities Review order of operations, distributive properties, commutative, associative, and transitive properties Laws of Exponents Laws of Rational exponents Solving equations with more than one variable Direct and Indirect Variation Additional practice with use of rational numbers, solving equations, exponents and polynomials: multiplying, adding, dividing, subtracting Solving inequalities and absolute value equations and word problems Review of point slope form, and intersection of lines Linear Models Systems of Linear Equations in Two and Three Variables Linear Approximation Quadratic models (word problems) Solving quadratic equations, quadratic inequalities and completing the square Defining functions as mathematical models, use of graphs and tables Review of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions that include word problems Radical equations Distance formula Polynomial and rational functions Conic sections Solution of Linear systems using matrices Sequences and Series
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington and minored in mathematics. While in college I received an overall mathematics GPA of 3.8. I have tutored several students in all levels of mathematics including several levels of calculus with great success. I give students additional examples that help them understand the concepts and review their homework and prepare them for tests. FOR FIRST QUARTER/SEMESTER CALCULUS I COVER THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS: Review of functions and graphs, exponential functions and logarithms, and trigonometric functions and modeling change Limits, properties of limits, infinite limits, sandwich theorem, continuity and tangent lines, rates of change The derivative, power rule, constant multiple rule, sum rule, product rule, quotient rule, one sided derivative and on intervals Functions that are not differentiable Derivatives of trigonometric functions and inverses, exponential and logarithmic functions Chain rule and parametric equations Related rates Implicit differentiation Applications of derivatives, extreme value theorem and values, critical points, maximum and minimum Mean value theorem, Rolle’s theorem Concavity, points of inflection, first and second derivative test Autonomous differential equations Modeling and optimization Linearizaton, differentials, estimating change and approximation Newton’s method STUDENTS TAKING INTEGRAL CALCULUS WILL BE TUTORED IN THE FOLLOWING TOPICS AND REVIEW OF FIRST QUARTER CALCULUS IF NEEDED: Defining antiderivatives Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Indefinite integrals, initial value problems, particular and general solutions Rules: constant multiple, negatives, sum and difference Integration by substitution, identities and substitution Trigonometric integration and substitution Estimating with Reiman sums, summation notation Definite integrals, substitution in definite integrals Mean Value Theorem Approximations, Simpsons rule Areas between two curves Solids of revolution, vo
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Astronomy and minor in mathematics from the University of Washington. I have tutored students in Geometry with great success. I review the student’s understanding of algebra and basic math if needed and incorporate that into the subject of Geometry. The student is assisted in organizing their homework, taking notes, preparation for exams, and given new examples that will help the student understand the material. I assess on the topics the student is having difficulty with. I tutor in Plane Geometry and Solid Geometry for High School and beginning college students. More difficult college Geometry is included in other subjects I teach.
Physics,

Physics

PHYSICS (CLASSICAL): I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington 2007 with a minor in mathematics. I received straight A’s in my first year of physics and a final GPA in physics of 3.57. I also took classes in special relativity, quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, optics, and electrical circuits. I have two medical patents, one which required designing circuitry that I sold with great success. I have a deep appreciation for physics and its usefulness in many scientific applications. I have tutored many students in physics and mathematics. I am familiar with college and high school level physics lab work and analysis and the many formulae that are necessary to understand the theories. I help the student to understand the subject matter by offering different explanations or using visual aids. I show the student how to draw free-body diagrams. I also show the student how to organize their notes and study for exams. I review the mathematics necessary for physics, including algebra, trigonometry and geometry if necessary. I can teach calculus based physics or algebra based physics. The following is a partial list of subject matter I am qualified to teach: Mathematics: Scientific notation, metric measurement, standard measurements, dimensional analysis, functions of sine, cosine and tangent and international system of units. Kinematics – motion in a straight line: Displacement, velocity, acceleration and dimensional kinematics and vectors. Rotational Kinematics: Angular acceleration, rotational motion. Rotational Dynamics: Torque, inertia, equilibrium and non equilibrium states. Mathematical models representing motion. Dynamics and the study of forces: Newton’s three laws. Forces and Motions in Two and Three Dimensions: Vector addition and subtraction, projectiles, objects moving in a circle, and pendulums swinging back and forth, pulleys, drag, tension and frictional forces, time dependent forces and pseudo force
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington with a minor in mathematics. I teach several levels of mathematics. I have instructed many students in Pre-Algebra with great success. I help the student to organize the homework, study for exams, go over projects, and practice quizzes. I try to give the student more examples so that the subject is better understood. I show the student how to take notes in class and how to remember topics. The following subjects are covered and reviewed but not limited to: Whole numbers, prime numbers, factors, and multiples Addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, ordering, rounding and estimating Order of operations, properties of operations Fractions, equivalent fractions, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, mixed numbers Decimals, proportions and percents, conversion between fractions and decimals, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, ratios, rates Units of measurement, metric system, time, temperature, conversions Real numbers, square roots Expressions and equations, applications of linear equations Graphs of linear equations, ordered pairs Probability and statistics, tables and graphs, mean median and mode Beginning geometry: lines and angles, triangles, polygons and quadrilaterals, circles, volume and surface area Scientific notation
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Astronomy and minor in mathematics from the University of Washington. I have tutored several students in pre-Calculus with great success. I offer the students preparation for pre-calculus by reviewing previous subjects such as algebra, geometry and trigonometry. I also introduce and tutor in new topics within pre-calculus. The student is assisted in organizing their homework, taking notes, preparation for exams, and given new examples that will help the student understand the material. I assess the topics the student is having difficulty with and review ways to look at problems differently. SUBJECTS IN PRE CALCULUS INCLUDED ARE: Real and Complex numbers Systems of equations and inequalities Properties of functions and types of graphs Graph reflections, translations Linear functions Composite functions Polynomial functions Rational functions Inverse functions Roots and points of inflection Quadratics Competing the Square Synthetic Division Trigonometry, functions and inverses Conic sections Polar Coordinates Logarithmic and exponential functions Sequences and series Factorials Permutations and Combinations Binomial theorem and multiplication of sums Vectors Parametric equations Matrices and Determinants Mathematical induction Limits
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have specific experience helping high school students prepare for the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and now the 2020 ACT, PSAT, and SAT exams. I can help you with all sections of the exams, not just mathematics. My students have done well, and have been admitted to the colleges of their choice. My students have increased their scores and understanding of the topics in mathematics, science, and English, and the essays. I use multiple resources including books, web sites, and additional handouts. I also help the student organize and understand the test taking process, and develop critical thinking skills needed for the exams. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics (G.P.A., 3.8) from the U.W. I am also an R.N., B.S.N. with several years of experience in I.C.U. and E.R., and several other medical disciplines, including teaching. I have two medical patents and I have written several scientific papers and technical manuals. I also have experience as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist. I have traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and taught scientific and technical information to students from all levels of education.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I have a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington and minored in mathematics. While in college I received an overall mathematics GPA of 3.8. I have tutored several students in all levels of mathematics including trigonometry with great success. I give students additional examples that help them understand the concepts and review their homework and prepare them for tests. I COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WITHIN TRIGONOMETRY: Paths on a Circle, the wrapping function, angles, types of triangles, unit circle Cosine and Sine, Right triangles, Oblique triangles and Laws of Sines and Cosines Periodic phenomena Obtaining sketches from equations that describe periodic equations; amplitude, period, and phase number, sums of functions Arc distance, frequency, simple harmonic motion Use of identities and formulas Operations on trigonometric expressions, proving identities, sums and products Trigonometric equations, simplifying, and finding all solutions Tangent Function Radian and angle degree measurements Trigonometric graphing Inverse Functions and graphing ADDITIONALLY I COVER OTHER TOPICS NOT COVERED IN CALCULUS: Polar form of a complex number Roots of a complex number
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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My students receive help in preparing for exams, organizing their homework, and understanding subjects within Algebra 1 that they are having difficulty with. I provide additional examples and resources for the student in each topic. I am prepared to teach the following subjects within first year algebra that are covered in most schools: Identifying variables Order of operations, distributive properties, commutative and associative properties, Rules for positive, negative numbers and rational numbers Rules for use of rational numbers, solving equations, exponents, and polynomials: multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting Direct, indirect and inverse variation and proportions Introduction to rules for solving inequalities, both multistep and compound Functions, tables and graphing Slope and point slope formula, x and y intercepts Introduction to graphing linear equations and inequalities Difference of squares, squaring, factoring, factoring trinomials Introduction to quadratic equations Substitution and elimination Systems of equations Introduction to matrices Square roots and radical expressions Solving word problems
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I review subjects within Algebra 1 depending on whether or not the student needs review to move forward. I am prepared to teach the following subjects in Algebra 2 that are covered in most schools: Review of basic algebra identities Review order of operations, distributive properties, commutative, associative, and transitive properties Laws of Exponents Laws of Rational exponents Solving equations with more than one variable Direct and Indirect Variation Additional practice with use of rational numbers, solving equations, exponents and polynomials: multiplying, adding, dividing, subtracting Solving inequalities and absolute value equations and word problems Review of point slope form, and intersection of lines Linear Models Systems of Linear Equations in Two and Three Variables Linear Approximation Quadratic models (word problems) Solving quadratic equations, quadratic inequalities and completing the square Defining functions as mathematical models, use of graphs and tables Review of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions that include word problems Radical equations Distance formula Polynomial and rational functions Conic sections Solution of Linear systems using matrices Sequences and Series
Biology,

Biology

I have a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from California State University Sacramento. While in college I took pre med courses that included such subjects as biology, microbiology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology. In my many years of nursing I worked in ICU, CCU, Trauma Unit and Emergency Ward and several other areas outside of the hospital environment including the Poison Center of Northern California where I was trained in toxicology and environmental hazards. I worked in the medical industry for several years. I have had experience teaching nursing and have two medical patents. In addition I have a recent Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington and a minor in mathematics. Biology is a basic course for the understanding of life on our planet and elsewhere. I present to the students an understanding of life from the sub microscopic to macroscopic, cells, animal and plant science, and the human body and environments. If the student needs assistance understanding one of the life cycles, or biochemical cycles I can explain that to them. I show the student how to do word associations to remember the numerous scientific terms. I offer assistance in the following areas and more depending on what the student needs: Animal Science Invertebrates, vertebrates, animal behavior, animal classification Cell organelles: Eukaryotes, prokaryotes, nucleus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, mitochondria and chloroplast, lyposomes, central vacuole, cell wall, cytoplasm, cytoskeleton Cell Membrane: lipid bilayer, phospholipids, passive and active transport, osmosis, types of proteins Mitosis: cytokinesis, interphase, mitosis (prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase), cancer; proto-onco genes, oncogene Cellular Respiration: aerobic and anaerobic respiration, glycolysis, Krebs cycle, mitochondrial DNA Photosynthesis: Light dependent reactions, intro to the Calvin cycle, photorespiration, chloroplasts Plant Systems: Gymnosperm, angiosperm ATP and enz
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington and minored in mathematics. While in college I received an overall mathematics GPA of 3.8. I have tutored several students in all levels of mathematics including several levels of calculus with great success. I give students additional examples that help them understand the concepts and review their homework and prepare them for tests. FOR FIRST QUARTER/SEMESTER CALCULUS I COVER THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS: Review of functions and graphs, exponential functions and logarithms, and trigonometric functions and modeling change Limits, properties of limits, infinite limits, sandwich theorem, continuity and tangent lines, rates of change The derivative, power rule, constant multiple rule, sum rule, product rule, quotient rule, one sided derivative and on intervals Functions that are not differentiable Derivatives of trigonometric functions and inverses, exponential and logarithmic functions Chain rule and parametric equations Related rates Implicit differentiation Applications of derivatives, extreme value theorem and values, critical points, maximum and minimum Mean value theorem, Rolle’s theorem Concavity, points of inflection, first and second derivative test Autonomous differential equations Modeling and optimization Linearizaton, differentials, estimating change and approximation Newton’s method STUDENTS TAKING INTEGRAL CALCULUS WILL BE TUTORED IN THE FOLLOWING TOPICS AND REVIEW OF FIRST QUARTER CALCULUS IF NEEDED: Defining antiderivatives Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Indefinite integrals, initial value problems, particular and general solutions Rules: constant multiple, negatives, sum and difference Integration by substitution, identities and substitution Trigonometric integration and substitution Estimating with Reiman sums, summation notation Definite integrals, substitution in definite integrals Mean Value Theorem Approximations, Simpsons rule Areas between two curves Solids of revolution, vo
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Astronomy and minor in mathematics from the University of Washington. I have tutored students in Geometry with great success. I review the student’s understanding of algebra and basic math if needed and incorporate that into the subject of Geometry. The student is assisted in organizing their homework, taking notes, preparation for exams, and given new examples that will help the student understand the material. I assess on the topics the student is having difficulty with. I tutor in Plane Geometry and Solid Geometry for High School and beginning college students. More difficult college Geometry is included in other subjects I teach.
Physics,

Physics

PHYSICS (CLASSICAL): I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington 2007 with a minor in mathematics. I received straight A’s in my first year of physics and a final GPA in physics of 3.57. I also took classes in special relativity, quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, optics, and electrical circuits. I have two medical patents, one which required designing circuitry that I sold with great success. I have a deep appreciation for physics and its usefulness in many scientific applications. I have tutored many students in physics and mathematics. I am familiar with college and high school level physics lab work and analysis and the many formulae that are necessary to understand the theories. I help the student to understand the subject matter by offering different explanations or using visual aids. I show the student how to draw free-body diagrams. I also show the student how to organize their notes and study for exams. I review the mathematics necessary for physics, including algebra, trigonometry and geometry if necessary. I can teach calculus based physics or algebra based physics. The following is a partial list of subject matter I am qualified to teach: Mathematics: Scientific notation, metric measurement, standard measurements, dimensional analysis, functions of sine, cosine and tangent and international system of units. Kinematics – motion in a straight line: Displacement, velocity, acceleration and dimensional kinematics and vectors. Rotational Kinematics: Angular acceleration, rotational motion. Rotational Dynamics: Torque, inertia, equilibrium and non equilibrium states. Mathematical models representing motion. Dynamics and the study of forces: Newton’s three laws. Forces and Motions in Two and Three Dimensions: Vector addition and subtraction, projectiles, objects moving in a circle, and pendulums swinging back and forth, pulleys, drag, tension and frictional forces, time dependent forces and pseudo force
Piano,

Piano

I have played piano since I was seven years old. Throughout several years I have taught various levels of piano. I instruct the basics and explain the language of music including names of notes and terms such as tempo, andante, allegro, largo, staccato, etc., major, minor, whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes, quarter rest, half rest,whole rest dotted notes, flats and sharps for example. I teach classical and modern piano techniques and music. I am also a serious advanced piano player and I have performed in public. I help more advanced students who can play Beethovens Moonlight Sonata, and music by Bach, Mendelssohn or Chopin.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington with a minor in mathematics. I teach several levels of mathematics. I have instructed many students in Pre-Algebra with great success. I help the student to organize the homework, study for exams, go over projects, and practice quizzes. I try to give the student more examples so that the subject is better understood. I show the student how to take notes in class and how to remember topics. The following subjects are covered and reviewed but not limited to: Whole numbers, prime numbers, factors, and multiples Addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, ordering, rounding and estimating Order of operations, properties of operations Fractions, equivalent fractions, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, mixed numbers Decimals, proportions and percents, conversion between fractions and decimals, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, ratios, rates Units of measurement, metric system, time, temperature, conversions Real numbers, square roots Expressions and equations, applications of linear equations Graphs of linear equations, ordered pairs Probability and statistics, tables and graphs, mean median and mode Beginning geometry: lines and angles, triangles, polygons and quadrilaterals, circles, volume and surface area Scientific notation
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Astronomy and minor in mathematics from the University of Washington. I have tutored several students in pre-Calculus with great success. I offer the students preparation for pre-calculus by reviewing previous subjects such as algebra, geometry and trigonometry. I also introduce and tutor in new topics within pre-calculus. The student is assisted in organizing their homework, taking notes, preparation for exams, and given new examples that will help the student understand the material. I assess the topics the student is having difficulty with and review ways to look at problems differently. SUBJECTS IN PRE CALCULUS INCLUDED ARE: Real and Complex numbers Systems of equations and inequalities Properties of functions and types of graphs Graph reflections, translations Linear functions Composite functions Polynomial functions Rational functions Inverse functions Roots and points of inflection Quadratics Competing the Square Synthetic Division Trigonometry, functions and inverses Conic sections Polar Coordinates Logarithmic and exponential functions Sequences and series Factorials Permutations and Combinations Binomial theorem and multiplication of sums Vectors Parametric equations Matrices and Determinants Mathematical induction Limits
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a teacher and tutor and have been successful in helping many students become successful in their classes over the years. I have a diverse background with experience and certifications in many subjects. I also have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Astronomy and Physics as well as a Bachelors of Science Degree in Science in Nursing. It is important for the student to study properly early in their education. I also help students in college who are struggling with advanced classes. I prepare students for exams, help them to develop study habits and self discipline, learn to prioritize, organize, and take proper notes in classes. I show the student how to learn with flashcards, finding the right place to study, how to study science textbooks, prepare for the classroom, and use active listening. There are several types of learning styles (visual/verbal, kinetic learner/tactile, visual nonverbal, auditory/verbal). It is important to identify the learning style in order to effectively use the student’s innate skills. Additionally I show the student how to take on line tests, use multiple sources for learning including the internet, how to research a topic and identify alternative sources of information.
Writing,

Writing

I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington. I also have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University. I am certified to teach writing and reading through Wyzant.com. I have many years of writing experience. I have written scientific, medical and technical manuals and papers. I have two successful patents and also worked as a Clinical Information Management Specialist as part of my nursing career. I have helped students at all levels of education from elementary school to college. I gear the training toward the student's level. I help the students to identify the topic to write about, the purpose for writing, style and tone toward the subject. I help the student find stimulating ideas and learn about logical organization. I show them how to find information about their writing subject. I discuss vocabulary, ways of finding the right words for a sentence, and sentence and paragraph structure. The following types of writing are discussed: Cause and Effect: The student learns how to show a clear relation between cause and effect. Comparison/Contrast: The student uses subjects that have a relational basis, so there is a pupose or a decision to be made by the reader. Definition: The student defines a specific subject and learns how to define examples. Description: The student writes to create an effect or image and impression. Narration: The student focuses on a particular experience and mood and tells a story. Persuasive: I show the student how to make arguments in written form, methods of persuasion, evidence, factual and emotional argument, figures of speech and historical forms of arguments. Process Analysis: The student learns how to describe how something works, and presents detailed steps in detail and logical order
English, Reading

Music

Piano

Piano

I have played piano since I was seven years old. Throughout several years I have taught various levels of piano. I instruct the basics and explain the language of music including names of notes and terms such as tempo, andante, allegro, largo, staccato, etc., major, minor, whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes, quarter rest, half rest,whole rest dotted notes, flats and sharps for example. I teach classical and modern piano techniques and music. I am also a serious advanced piano player and I have performed in public. I help more advanced students who can play Beethovens Moonlight Sonata, and music by Bach, Mendelssohn or Chopin.

Other

Nursing,

Nursing

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with several years of nursing experience. I have worked in various ICUs, ERs, kidney dialysis, medical surgical wards, medical advise clinic, and multiple clinic settings in a large HMO in Washington and California. I have been a head nurse and charge nurse. I was also trained in poison control and worked in the Regional Poison Center in Northern California. I have worked outside of the hospital setting in the community. Throughout the years I have had an opportunity to teach nursing in these settings, and have assisted nursing students in their NCLEX exams with great success. I also have two medical patents. I cover all the subjects in a college based nursing curriculum. I can assist the student in understanding the nursing process, as well as nursing diagnosis and treatments. I explain medical terminology and pharmacology related to diseases. I am familiar with all aspects of nursing care and would be delighted to help you achieve your goals.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a teacher and tutor and have been successful in helping many students become successful in their classes over the years. I have a diverse background with experience and certifications in many subjects. I also have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Astronomy and Physics as well as a Bachelors of Science Degree in Science in Nursing. It is important for the student to study properly early in their education. I also help students in college who are struggling with advanced classes. I prepare students for exams, help them to develop study habits and self discipline, learn to prioritize, organize, and take proper notes in classes. I show the student how to learn with flashcards, finding the right place to study, how to study science textbooks, prepare for the classroom, and use active listening. There are several types of learning styles (visual/verbal, kinetic learner/tactile, visual nonverbal, auditory/verbal). It is important to identify the learning style in order to effectively use the student’s innate skills. Additionally I show the student how to take on line tests, use multiple sources for learning including the internet, how to research a topic and identify alternative sources of information.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with several years of teaching experience. I am certified in several science and mathematics courses. As a tutor I have helped many students study for exams and I prepare students for all tests included in the ACT exam. The ACT exam is a college entrance exam that consists of four tests that assess the student’s capacity to complete college level work. All four year colleges and universities in the United States accept the ACT. Other factors such as G.P.A., extracurricular activities, and class rank are usually taken into consideration for admission to the educational institution. The exam includes English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning, and an optional writing test. Each test is scored individually. A composite score is the average of the four scores. The ACT Science Reasoning Test consists of seven science passages that the student is given 35 minutes to read and 40 questions to answer. Usually the first questions test for the comprehension of the subject in the passage. Questions are in order of increasing difficulty in each passage. The student must be able to read and comprehend the passages and pick out details quickly. There are detailed questions about data representation in charts and tables from research or experiments. There may be detailed questions about conflicting and agreed upon viewpoints from different scientists. There are questions about the outcomes of the experiments. The following are only some of the study tools I use in preparing the student for their exams: I offer a review of scientific jargon. It is easier for a student to understand most passages with a background in chemistry, physics, and biology. I review several examples of data and charts with the student. The student must be able to compare tables and charts of data involving time, processes, starting and endings, temperature, distances, conductivity, volumes, and current for example. Questions ab
Anatomy,

Anatomy

As a registered nurse I have years of experience teaching, working in ICU, emergency rooms and giving medical advice. I teach all areas of anatomy and show the students ways to remember and develop word associations for exams. I review online models of the human physical anatomy and associate normal and abnormal physiology with each system. I give examples of body functions that require the interaction of more than one body system. The examples allow the student to remember body parts more easily by association. Subject coverage of the systems is related to the student's major in school. The topics include the following systems: integumentary nervous musculoskeletal respiratory digestive urogential endocrine cardiovascular/circulatory
Astronomy,

Astronomy

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington. I received an overall GPA of 3.8 in my astronomy classes as well as a GPA of 3.7 in my physics classes. I am familiar with the use of CCDs, telescopes, spectrum analysis, and IRAF. At the university I worked on several projects, selected objects to be viewed, obtained data, extracted data from files and created files for projects. FOR THE BEGINNING STUDENT I COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS IN GENERAL: The history of astronomy and the universe. The planetary system and birth of the planets: The solar system, atmospheres, the Earth, terrestrial planets, Jovian planets, the moons, rings, era of bombardment, Oort cloud, Kuiper belt, asteroids and space debris. Mathematics of the solar system: The celestial sphere and coordinates, right ascension and declination, solar and sidereal days, seasonal changes, precession, the motion of the moon and planets, Newton’s laws and Kepler’s laws, introduction to gravity, eclipses, cosmic distance scale. Stars and Stellar evolution: Electromagnetic radiation, the spectrum, the sun, measuring stars for apparent brightness and luminosity, interstellar medium, life and deaths of stars, main sequence, the HR diagram, neutron stars and black holes. Galaxies and cosmology: Hubble’s galaxy classification, galaxy formation, active galaxies and quasars, colliding galaxies, cosmic evolution and the big bang. Types of telescopes. FOR MORE ADVANCED STUDENTS I OFFER COVERAGE OF THE ABOVE TOPICS, INCLUDING MORE IN DEPTH STUDY AND MATHEMATICS OF THE UNIVERSE: celestial mechanics, in depth study of the spectrum of light and quantization of energy, introduction to special relativity, the interaction of light and matter, binary stars, stellar spectra and stellar atmospheres, interior of stars, stellar pulsation, degeneracy, black holes, galactic evolution, the structure of the universe and expansion, and introduction to relativistic cosmology.
Biology,

Biology

I have a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from California State University Sacramento. While in college I took pre med courses that included such subjects as biology, microbiology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology. In my many years of nursing I worked in ICU, CCU, Trauma Unit and Emergency Ward and several other areas outside of the hospital environment including the Poison Center of Northern California where I was trained in toxicology and environmental hazards. I worked in the medical industry for several years. I have had experience teaching nursing and have two medical patents. In addition I have a recent Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington and a minor in mathematics. Biology is a basic course for the understanding of life on our planet and elsewhere. I present to the students an understanding of life from the sub microscopic to macroscopic, cells, animal and plant science, and the human body and environments. If the student needs assistance understanding one of the life cycles, or biochemical cycles I can explain that to them. I show the student how to do word associations to remember the numerous scientific terms. I offer assistance in the following areas and more depending on what the student needs: Animal Science Invertebrates, vertebrates, animal behavior, animal classification Cell organelles: Eukaryotes, prokaryotes, nucleus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, mitochondria and chloroplast, lyposomes, central vacuole, cell wall, cytoplasm, cytoskeleton Cell Membrane: lipid bilayer, phospholipids, passive and active transport, osmosis, types of proteins Mitosis: cytokinesis, interphase, mitosis (prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase), cancer; proto-onco genes, oncogene Cellular Respiration: aerobic and anaerobic respiration, glycolysis, Krebs cycle, mitochondrial DNA Photosynthesis: Light dependent reactions, intro to the Calvin cycle, photorespiration, chloroplasts Plant Systems: Gymnosperm, angiosperm ATP and enz
Geology,

Geology

I have a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics from the University of Washington. In all my astronomy classes I studied geology in depth. Geology covers a wide variety of subjects which include the structure, development and chemistry of the earth, planets of the solar system and beyond, the environment and engineering, basic principles of geology and modeling. I am certified through Wyzant.com to teach geology and would be delighted to assist you in understanding the science of Geology.
Nursing,

Nursing

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with several years of nursing experience. I have worked in various ICUs, ERs, kidney dialysis, medical surgical wards, medical advise clinic, and multiple clinic settings in a large HMO in Washington and California. I have been a head nurse and charge nurse. I was also trained in poison control and worked in the Regional Poison Center in Northern California. I have worked outside of the hospital setting in the community. Throughout the years I have had an opportunity to teach nursing in these settings, and have assisted nursing students in their NCLEX exams with great success. I also have two medical patents. I cover all the subjects in a college based nursing curriculum. I can assist the student in understanding the nursing process, as well as nursing diagnosis and treatments. I explain medical terminology and pharmacology related to diseases. I am familiar with all aspects of nursing care and would be delighted to help you achieve your goals.
Nutrition,

Nutrition

As an R.N. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from California State University Sacramento. I have worked as an RN for many years in various specialties including ICU, and emergency nursing. I served as a part time teacher at the University and as a medical advice nurse. I studied nutrition in depth teaching concepts of nutrition science, exercise and nutrition supplements, food management and nutrition, nutritional biochemistry and assessment, medical and public health nutrition and cultural and social aspects of food. I would like to help you learn and share my expertise in this subject.
Pharmacology,

Pharmacology

I worked as an R.N. in several areas over a period of more than 25 years including intensive care and emergency room. One of my positions was working for the poison center in California where I answered calls from all of Northern California. I trained in pharmacology, pesticides, mushrooms, snake bites, and chemical exposure. I have taken updated programs in pharmacology for nurses at Bellevue College.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington 2007 with a minor in mathematics. A physical science class usually offers an overview of astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology and meteorology. I have taken several courses in each of these subjects. Additionally, the astronomy degree required that I take classes in atmospheric science and geology of the earth and planets. I am certified through WyzAnt.com to teach physical sciences. Since there are many topics within each subject you may review my expertise in those subjects. I show the student how to remember technical and scientific terms, read tables and data, and how to analyze the data. I show the student how to study for exams, organize homework and take notes.
Physics,

Physics

PHYSICS (CLASSICAL): I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington 2007 with a minor in mathematics. I received straight A’s in my first year of physics and a final GPA in physics of 3.57. I also took classes in special relativity, quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, optics, and electrical circuits. I have two medical patents, one which required designing circuitry that I sold with great success. I have a deep appreciation for physics and its usefulness in many scientific applications. I have tutored many students in physics and mathematics. I am familiar with college and high school level physics lab work and analysis and the many formulae that are necessary to understand the theories. I help the student to understand the subject matter by offering different explanations or using visual aids. I show the student how to draw free-body diagrams. I also show the student how to organize their notes and study for exams. I review the mathematics necessary for physics, including algebra, trigonometry and geometry if necessary. I can teach calculus based physics or algebra based physics. The following is a partial list of subject matter I am qualified to teach: Mathematics: Scientific notation, metric measurement, standard measurements, dimensional analysis, functions of sine, cosine and tangent and international system of units. Kinematics – motion in a straight line: Displacement, velocity, acceleration and dimensional kinematics and vectors. Rotational Kinematics: Angular acceleration, rotational motion. Rotational Dynamics: Torque, inertia, equilibrium and non equilibrium states. Mathematical models representing motion. Dynamics and the study of forces: Newton’s three laws. Forces and Motions in Two and Three Dimensions: Vector addition and subtraction, projectiles, objects moving in a circle, and pendulums swinging back and forth, pulleys, drag, tension and frictional forces, time dependent forces and pseudo force
Physiology

Physiology

I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing with several years of experience in many fields of nursing including ICU, CCU Open Heart Units, ER, Trauma, Burn, medical advice, and teaching nursing. I also have a BS Degree in Astronomy and Physics. I have taken several continuing education credits, and have received awards throughout my career. I am certified to teach anatomy and physiology. There are many components of the human body, and I try to make it easy by offering several ways to remember the anatomy. Each system in the body relates to another and I show the student how to understand those systems.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a teacher and tutor and have been successful in helping many students become successful in their classes over the years. I have a diverse background with experience and certifications in many subjects. I also have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Astronomy and Physics as well as a Bachelors of Science Degree in Science in Nursing. It is important for the student to study properly early in their education. I also help students in college who are struggling with advanced classes. I prepare students for exams, help them to develop study habits and self discipline, learn to prioritize, organize, and take proper notes in classes. I show the student how to learn with flashcards, finding the right place to study, how to study science textbooks, prepare for the classroom, and use active listening. There are several types of learning styles (visual/verbal, kinetic learner/tactile, visual nonverbal, auditory/verbal). It is important to identify the learning style in order to effectively use the student’s innate skills. Additionally I show the student how to take on line tests, use multiple sources for learning including the internet, how to research a topic and identify alternative sources of information.

Sports/Recreation

Nutrition

Nutrition

As an R.N. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from California State University Sacramento. I have worked as an RN for many years in various specialties including ICU, and emergency nursing. I served as a part time teacher at the University and as a medical advice nurse. I studied nutrition in depth teaching concepts of nutrition science, exercise and nutrition supplements, food management and nutrition, nutritional biochemistry and assessment, medical and public health nutrition and cultural and social aspects of food. I would like to help you learn and share my expertise in this subject.

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My students receive help in preparing for exams, organizing their homework, and understanding subjects within Algebra 1 that they are having difficulty with. I provide additional examples and resources for the student in each topic. I am prepared to teach the following subjects within first year algebra that are covered in most schools: Identifying variables Order of operations, distributive properties, commutative and associative properties, Rules for positive, negative numbers and rational numbers Rules for use of rational numbers, solving equations, exponents, and polynomials: multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting Direct, indirect and inverse variation and proportions Introduction to rules for solving inequalities, both multistep and compound Functions, tables and graphing Slope and point slope formula, x and y intercepts Introduction to graphing linear equations and inequalities Difference of squares, squaring, factoring, factoring trinomials Introduction to quadratic equations Substitution and elimination Systems of equations Introduction to matrices Square roots and radical expressions Solving word problems
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I review subjects within Algebra 1 depending on whether or not the student needs review to move forward. I am prepared to teach the following subjects in Algebra 2 that are covered in most schools: Review of basic algebra identities Review order of operations, distributive properties, commutative, associative, and transitive properties Laws of Exponents Laws of Rational exponents Solving equations with more than one variable Direct and Indirect Variation Additional practice with use of rational numbers, solving equations, exponents and polynomials: multiplying, adding, dividing, subtracting Solving inequalities and absolute value equations and word problems Review of point slope form, and intersection of lines Linear Models Systems of Linear Equations in Two and Three Variables Linear Approximation Quadratic models (word problems) Solving quadratic equations, quadratic inequalities and completing the square Defining functions as mathematical models, use of graphs and tables Review of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions that include word problems Radical equations Distance formula Polynomial and rational functions Conic sections Solution of Linear systems using matrices Sequences and Series
Biology,

Biology

I have a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from California State University Sacramento. While in college I took pre med courses that included such subjects as biology, microbiology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology. In my many years of nursing I worked in ICU, CCU, Trauma Unit and Emergency Ward and several other areas outside of the hospital environment including the Poison Center of Northern California where I was trained in toxicology and environmental hazards. I worked in the medical industry for several years. I have had experience teaching nursing and have two medical patents. In addition I have a recent Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington and a minor in mathematics. Biology is a basic course for the understanding of life on our planet and elsewhere. I present to the students an understanding of life from the sub microscopic to macroscopic, cells, animal and plant science, and the human body and environments. If the student needs assistance understanding one of the life cycles, or biochemical cycles I can explain that to them. I show the student how to do word associations to remember the numerous scientific terms. I offer assistance in the following areas and more depending on what the student needs: Animal Science Invertebrates, vertebrates, animal behavior, animal classification Cell organelles: Eukaryotes, prokaryotes, nucleus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, mitochondria and chloroplast, lyposomes, central vacuole, cell wall, cytoplasm, cytoskeleton Cell Membrane: lipid bilayer, phospholipids, passive and active transport, osmosis, types of proteins Mitosis: cytokinesis, interphase, mitosis (prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase), cancer; proto-onco genes, oncogene Cellular Respiration: aerobic and anaerobic respiration, glycolysis, Krebs cycle, mitochondrial DNA Photosynthesis: Light dependent reactions, intro to the Calvin cycle, photorespiration, chloroplasts Plant Systems: Gymnosperm, angiosperm ATP and enz
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington and minored in mathematics. While in college I received an overall mathematics GPA of 3.8. I have tutored several students in all levels of mathematics including several levels of calculus with great success. I give students additional examples that help them understand the concepts and review their homework and prepare them for tests. FOR FIRST QUARTER/SEMESTER CALCULUS I COVER THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS: Review of functions and graphs, exponential functions and logarithms, and trigonometric functions and modeling change Limits, properties of limits, infinite limits, sandwich theorem, continuity and tangent lines, rates of change The derivative, power rule, constant multiple rule, sum rule, product rule, quotient rule, one sided derivative and on intervals Functions that are not differentiable Derivatives of trigonometric functions and inverses, exponential and logarithmic functions Chain rule and parametric equations Related rates Implicit differentiation Applications of derivatives, extreme value theorem and values, critical points, maximum and minimum Mean value theorem, Rolle’s theorem Concavity, points of inflection, first and second derivative test Autonomous differential equations Modeling and optimization Linearizaton, differentials, estimating change and approximation Newton’s method STUDENTS TAKING INTEGRAL CALCULUS WILL BE TUTORED IN THE FOLLOWING TOPICS AND REVIEW OF FIRST QUARTER CALCULUS IF NEEDED: Defining antiderivatives Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Indefinite integrals, initial value problems, particular and general solutions Rules: constant multiple, negatives, sum and difference Integration by substitution, identities and substitution Trigonometric integration and substitution Estimating with Reiman sums, summation notation Definite integrals, substitution in definite integrals Mean Value Theorem Approximations, Simpsons rule Areas between two curves Solids of revolution, vo
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Astronomy and minor in mathematics from the University of Washington. I have tutored students in Geometry with great success. I review the student’s understanding of algebra and basic math if needed and incorporate that into the subject of Geometry. The student is assisted in organizing their homework, taking notes, preparation for exams, and given new examples that will help the student understand the material. I assess on the topics the student is having difficulty with. I tutor in Plane Geometry and Solid Geometry for High School and beginning college students. More difficult college Geometry is included in other subjects I teach.
Physics,

Physics

PHYSICS (CLASSICAL): I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington 2007 with a minor in mathematics. I received straight A’s in my first year of physics and a final GPA in physics of 3.57. I also took classes in special relativity, quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, optics, and electrical circuits. I have two medical patents, one which required designing circuitry that I sold with great success. I have a deep appreciation for physics and its usefulness in many scientific applications. I have tutored many students in physics and mathematics. I am familiar with college and high school level physics lab work and analysis and the many formulae that are necessary to understand the theories. I help the student to understand the subject matter by offering different explanations or using visual aids. I show the student how to draw free-body diagrams. I also show the student how to organize their notes and study for exams. I review the mathematics necessary for physics, including algebra, trigonometry and geometry if necessary. I can teach calculus based physics or algebra based physics. The following is a partial list of subject matter I am qualified to teach: Mathematics: Scientific notation, metric measurement, standard measurements, dimensional analysis, functions of sine, cosine and tangent and international system of units. Kinematics – motion in a straight line: Displacement, velocity, acceleration and dimensional kinematics and vectors. Rotational Kinematics: Angular acceleration, rotational motion. Rotational Dynamics: Torque, inertia, equilibrium and non equilibrium states. Mathematical models representing motion. Dynamics and the study of forces: Newton’s three laws. Forces and Motions in Two and Three Dimensions: Vector addition and subtraction, projectiles, objects moving in a circle, and pendulums swinging back and forth, pulleys, drag, tension and frictional forces, time dependent forces and pseudo force
Piano,

Piano

I have played piano since I was seven years old. Throughout several years I have taught various levels of piano. I instruct the basics and explain the language of music including names of notes and terms such as tempo, andante, allegro, largo, staccato, etc., major, minor, whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes, quarter rest, half rest,whole rest dotted notes, flats and sharps for example. I teach classical and modern piano techniques and music. I am also a serious advanced piano player and I have performed in public. I help more advanced students who can play Beethovens Moonlight Sonata, and music by Bach, Mendelssohn or Chopin.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have specific experience helping high school students prepare for the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and now the 2020 ACT, PSAT, and SAT exams. I can help you with all sections of the exams, not just mathematics. My students have done well, and have been admitted to the colleges of their choice. My students have increased their scores and understanding of the topics in mathematics, science, and English, and the essays. I use multiple resources including books, web sites, and additional handouts. I also help the student organize and understand the test taking process, and develop critical thinking skills needed for the exams. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics (G.P.A., 3.8) from the U.W. I am also an R.N., B.S.N. with several years of experience in I.C.U. and E.R., and several other medical disciplines, including teaching. I have two medical patents and I have written several scientific papers and technical manuals. I also have experience as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist. I have traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and taught scientific and technical information to students from all levels of education.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a teacher and tutor and have been successful in helping many students become successful in their classes over the years. I have a diverse background with experience and certifications in many subjects. I also have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Astronomy and Physics as well as a Bachelors of Science Degree in Science in Nursing. It is important for the student to study properly early in their education. I also help students in college who are struggling with advanced classes. I prepare students for exams, help them to develop study habits and self discipline, learn to prioritize, organize, and take proper notes in classes. I show the student how to learn with flashcards, finding the right place to study, how to study science textbooks, prepare for the classroom, and use active listening. There are several types of learning styles (visual/verbal, kinetic learner/tactile, visual nonverbal, auditory/verbal). It is important to identify the learning style in order to effectively use the student’s innate skills. Additionally I show the student how to take on line tests, use multiple sources for learning including the internet, how to research a topic and identify alternative sources of information.
Writing,

Writing

I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Washington. I also have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University. I am certified to teach writing and reading through Wyzant.com. I have many years of writing experience. I have written scientific, medical and technical manuals and papers. I have two successful patents and also worked as a Clinical Information Management Specialist as part of my nursing career. I have helped students at all levels of education from elementary school to college. I gear the training toward the student's level. I help the students to identify the topic to write about, the purpose for writing, style and tone toward the subject. I help the student find stimulating ideas and learn about logical organization. I show them how to find information about their writing subject. I discuss vocabulary, ways of finding the right words for a sentence, and sentence and paragraph structure. The following types of writing are discussed: Cause and Effect: The student learns how to show a clear relation between cause and effect. Comparison/Contrast: The student uses subjects that have a relational basis, so there is a pupose or a decision to be made by the reader. Definition: The student defines a specific subject and learns how to define examples. Description: The student writes to create an effect or image and impression. Narration: The student focuses on a particular experience and mood and tells a story. Persuasive: I show the student how to make arguments in written form, methods of persuasion, evidence, factual and emotional argument, figures of speech and historical forms of arguments. Process Analysis: The student learns how to describe how something works, and presents detailed steps in detail and logical order
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Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have specific experience preparing high school students for the 2017 ACT, PSAT, and SAT. I am currently assisting students studying for the 2018 exams. I can help you with all sections of the exams, including exam specific subjects. My students have done well, and most have been admitted to the colleges of their choice. My students have increased their scores and understanding of the topics in mathematics, science, and English, (reading and writing). I use multiple resources including books, web sites, and additional handouts. I also help the student organize and understand the test taking process, and develop critical thinking skills needed for the exams. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics, (G.P.A., 3.8), from the U.W. in 2007. I am also an R.N., B.S.N., with several years of experience in I.C.U. and E.R., and several other medical disciplines including teaching. I have two medical patents and have written several scientific papers and technical manuals. I also have experience as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist. The ACT exam is a college entrance exam that consists of four tests that assess the student’s capacity to complete college level work. All four year colleges and universities in the United States accept the ACT. Other factors such as G.P.A., extracurricular activities, and class rank are usually taken into consideration for admission to the educational institution. The exam includes English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning, and an optional writing test. Each test is scored individually. A composite score is the average of the four scores. On practice exams I show the student how to determine the correct answers quickly. I show the student how to "map" paragraphs in order to extract out key information. I also show the student how to identify organizational patterns and structures in sentences and paragraphs, and identify incorrect grammar. Since the student must be able to read the passages quickly and
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have specific experience helping high school students prepare for the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and now the 2020 ACT, PSAT, and SAT exams. I make an individual plan for each student based on their needs. I review the main components of the math section of the ACT exam, which include pre-algebra subjects, algebra, coordinate plane and solid geometry, trigonometry, imaginary numbers, and probabilities. I use multiple resources including books, web sites, and additional handouts. I also help the students organize and understand the test taking process, and develop critical thinking skills needed for the exams. I help students with all sections of the exams, not just mathematics. My students have done well and have been admitted to the colleges of their choice. My students have increased their scores and understanding of the topics in mathematics, science, and English, and the essays. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics (G.P.A. 3.8) from the U.W. I am also an R.N., B.S.N. with several years of experience in I.C.U. and E.R. and several other medical disciplines, including teaching. I have two medical patents, and I have written several scientific papers and technical manuals. I also have experience as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist. I have traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and taught scientific and technical information to students from all levels of education.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have specific experience helping high school students prepare for the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 , and now the 2020, ACT, PSAT, and SAT exams. I can help you with all sections of each exam. My students have done well, and most have been admitted to the colleges of their choice. My students have increased their scores and understanding of the topics in mathematics, science, and English. I use multiple resources, including books, web sites, and additional worksheets. I help the students organize, understand the test-taking process, and develop critical thinking skills needed for the exams. I review the student's reading comprehension and command of the English language. I also show them how to analyze, identify, and answer important questions from the required types of passages. I discuss paragraph mapping, evidence, and techniques for eliminating wrong answers. I also assist the student in writing the required essays. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics (G.P.A. 3.8) from the U.W. I am also an R.N., B.S.N. with several years of experience in I.C.U. and E.R. and several other medical disciplines, including teaching. I have two medical patents, and I have written several scientific papers and technical manuals. I also have experience as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist. I traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and taught students, from all levels of education, technical and scientific information.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with several years of teaching experience. I am certified in several science and mathematics courses. As a tutor I have helped many students study for exams and I prepare students for all tests included in the ACT exam. The ACT exam is a college entrance exam that consists of four tests that assess the student’s capacity to complete college level work. All four year colleges and universities in the United States accept the ACT. Other factors such as G.P.A., extracurricular activities, and class rank are usually taken into consideration for admission to the educational institution. The exam includes English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning, and an optional writing test. Each test is scored individually. A composite score is the average of the four scores. The ACT Science Reasoning Test consists of seven science passages that the student is given 35 minutes to read and 40 questions to answer. Usually the first questions test for the comprehension of the subject in the passage. Questions are in order of increasing difficulty in each passage. The student must be able to read and comprehend the passages and pick out details quickly. There are detailed questions about data representation in charts and tables from research or experiments. There may be detailed questions about conflicting and agreed upon viewpoints from different scientists. There are questions about the outcomes of the experiments. The following are only some of the study tools I use in preparing the student for their exams: I offer a review of scientific jargon. It is easier for a student to understand most passages with a background in chemistry, physics, and biology. I review several examples of data and charts with the student. The student must be able to compare tables and charts of data involving time, processes, starting and endings, temperature, distances, conductivity, volumes, and current for example. Questions ab
NCLEX,

NCLEX

I have been an R.N. for over 20 years. I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University, Sacramento. I have been a teacher, administrator, supervisor, ICU nurse, and medical advise nurse. I have worked in home health and the medical information industry. I have two medical patents. Additionally, I have taken several continuing education courses throughout my career including case management, ACLS, PALS,and BLS. I understand how the NCLEX exam works and I have helped many nursing students succeed. I have also assisted nurses who did not pass the first time. I have helped them to understand the test taking process for this type of exam. I show students how to review for each section type, analyze practice questions and answers, and develop critical thinking skills. I address each student's need individually, and make a plan to improve in the weakest areas.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have specific experience helping high school students prepare for the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and now the 2020 ACT, PSAT, and SAT exams. I can help you with all sections of the exams, not just mathematics. My students have done well, and have been admitted to the colleges of their choice. My students have increased their scores and understanding of the topics in mathematics, science, and English, and the essays. I use multiple resources including books, web sites, and additional handouts. I also help the student organize and understand the test taking process, and develop critical thinking skills needed for the exams. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics (G.P.A., 3.8) from the U.W. I am also an R.N., B.S.N. with several years of experience in I.C.U. and E.R., and several other medical disciplines, including teaching. I have two medical patents and I have written several scientific papers and technical manuals. I also have experience as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist. I have traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and taught scientific and technical information to students from all levels of education.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have specific experience helping high school students prepare for the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 , and now the 2020, ACT, PSAT, and SAT exams. I can help you with all sections of each exam. My students have done well, and most have been admitted to the colleges of their choice. My students have increased their scores and understanding of the topics in mathematics, science, and English. I use multiple resources, including books, web sites, and additional worksheets. I help the students organize, understand the test-taking process, and develop critical thinking skills needed for the exams. I review the student's reading comprehension and command of the English language. I also show them how to analyze, identify, and answer important questions from the required types of passages. I discuss paragraph mapping, evidence, and techniques for eliminating wrong answers. I also assist the student in writing the required essays. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in mathematics (G.P.A. 3.8) from the U.W. I am also an R.N., B.S.N. with several years of experience in I.C.U. and E.R. and several other medical disciplines, including teaching. I have two medical patents, and I have written several scientific papers and technical manuals. I also have experience as a Clinical Information Implementation Specialist. I traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and taught students, from all levels of education, technical and scientific information.
TEAS,

TEAS

TEAS (Testing for Essential Academic Skills) is required for entrance into most nursing schools. This exam does not test for knowledge of nursing. The schools want to know if the student has developed sklls required to succeed in nursing school. The TEAS test contains four basic sections: mathematics, science, English and reading. Because I have a very diversified background I am qualified to prepare students for this exam. I have been an R.N. for more than 30 years. I have worked in a capacity as a teacher, I.C.U. nurse, medical advise nurse, supervisor and administrator. I have two medical patents that required research, and have written scientific papers that required serious technical knowledge of the English language and writing. I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Washington 2007 in Physics and Astronomy. I have taken high level mathematics and I have taught students in physics, mathematics, and prepared nursing students for the NCLEX exam.
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Good meeting!

Very helpful and encouraging to my son! From high level down to detail, my son now has better direction, focus, and most importantly, a sense of being able to catch up on his work. Very positive indeed.

Pin, 6 lessons with Nancy

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

She observed our daughter and made some helpful suggestions. Hope she will make math fun for her in the future. She offered suggestions about how to approach math in a colorful and playful way that could resonate with our daughter’s visual type of learning.

Daciana, 4 lessons with Nancy

Great tutor for my daughter!

Nancy has been great at teaching my daughter 6th grade math. She is very good at breaking down problems in a way my daughter can understand :) She is patient and smart. Thank you Nancy!

Regina, 2 lessons with Nancy

Knowledgeable and descriptive tutor.

Nancy was a big help with my practice of quadratic functions for my test and thoroughly deepened my understanding of the functions. I learned and went over factoring, transformations, and other points in which I need to get better in.

Daman, 1 lesson with Nancy

Lovely tutor

Nancy is sincerely interested in helping your child to succeed. She showed up prepared with lots of resources. She recommended websites for both kids to find help with calculus and geometry.

Nabila, 1 lesson with Nancy

Excellent Tutor

Nancy W. is a great tutor who is genuinely interested in her student's success. She is very patient and dedicated. She is super easy to work with. I reached out to her last minute. I waited too long. My daughter had a D in Geometry and just couldn't quite get the subject matter, and Finals were two weeks away. After 5 lessons with Nancy, my daughter felt confident enough to retake 3 quizzes (previously F, she turned one into a D and two into A) and complete her final with an A-, upping her final grade from a D (and possibly failing) to a C+.

Lu, 3 lessons with Nancy

Thank you!

Wow, Nancy went above and beyond the call of duty to get my son prepared for the ACT exam. Nancy put together a schedule for my son to follow and met with him each week leading up to the exam. He has shown a tremendous amount of growth in a short period of time.

Rahsaan, 10 lessons with Nancy

Good session

Nancy jumped right into the material and worked through the testing we had. She moved pretty quickly it was a little difficult to keep up. She was very pleasant and responsive as we set up the appt.

Jennifer, 1 lesson with Nancy

Excellent tutor

Nancy has been an excellent tutor. We knew she would be good after our first session, but she has gone above and beyond our expectations. Custom plans to work with our son, patience--very patient and kind, but strong and demands focus and hard work. We recommend her without any questions...

Paul, 28 lessons with Nancy
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