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Steffan I.

Bachelor in Chemistry · specializes in Organic Chemistry · 22-30 years old male

"(First of all, I am only available for Skype tutoring sessions and I'm very flexible with hours) I've been in love with tutoring since very early in high school. I spent hundreds of hours with my friends and peers helping them grasp difficult concepts in calculus, as well as with struggling friends who were having tremendous difficulty with basic pre-algebra. These years of tutoring were more...

"(First of all, I am only available for Skype tutoring sessions and I'm very flexible with hours) I've been in love with tutoring since very early in high school. I spent hundreds of hours with my friends and peers helping them grasp difficult concepts in calculus, as well as with struggling friends who were having tremendous difficulty with basic pre-algebra. These years of tutoring were intellectually fun, especially at the most basic level, and emotionally gratifying for both me and my peers, who succeeded in the classes they had to take. Many went on to succeed in difficult math programs in college and tell me that I really made a difference for them. After arriving at college and getting a full year of intensive organic chemistry and biochemistry under my belt, I applied to the campus tutoring center for a job. This center is run by an amazing woman, one of the faculty with a PhD in mathematics and math teaching, who drilled into all her tutors that everyone is capable of learning and enjoying basic math and science, as well as succeeding in very advanced classes. She fought hard for visibility on campus, bringing in discouraged students who just needed to get a few classes out of the way so they could succeed in their non-math dreams. Every day, the other tutors and I reached out to these students and helped them move past their math-fears. We went all the way back to basics, all the 'stupid questions', and came up with simple games, drawings, and metaphores to get these concepts across. Above all, the the skill I learned most was how to teach in a way that helps a student succeed by themself. In practice, this means helping with individual homework problems, giving students enough information that they need and a few new perspectives to help them make the last important conclusions themselves. It also means clearly outlining learning strategies specific for certain classes or ideas, so that they can arrive at tests with tools they can remember to use. " less...

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fee: $15 (for 60 min)
years of tutoring: 3-5
students tutored: 10-50
tutoring method: online only
member for: 5 years and 1 month
rating: Green Apple
references: Vauhn Foster-Grahler, Supervisor, quasar Tutor Center, The Evergreen State College - Olympia, WA

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Education and Qualifications

school: The Evergreen State College

6+ years tutoring students in math and science at high school and college level. Trained by professional math tutors and faculty to help students from all demographic backgrounds progressively learn the skills and self confidence they need to succeed in college-level math and science programs. Worked on campus with dozens of students throughout their courses. Currenty working professionally as an environmental chemist with the University of Washington researching pollution in the Puget Sound, while also teaching high school students how to use biological and chemical methods to explore the natural world.

Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Subjects Tutored

General Ed
BiologyChemistry
MathPhysics
Science
Math
AlgebraAlgebra 1
Algebra 2Calculus
Pre-CalculusTrigonometry
College
AstronomyCell Biology
Chemistry (Organic)Organic Chemistry