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"Hello all. My name is Tonya and I have been teaching/tutoring for the past seven years. I graduated from LSU with a pre-med degree and then decided that is not what I wanted to do. I have my Masters in Natural Sciences focused on Biology. I currently teach Microbiology at LSU and tutor not only my students as needed, but the student athletes as well in most of the science disciplines. While that all more...

"Hello all. My name is Tonya and I have been teaching/tutoring for the past seven years. I graduated from LSU with a pre-med degree and then decided that is not what I wanted to do. I have my Masters in Natural Sciences focused on Biology. I currently teach Microbiology at LSU and tutor not only my students as needed, but the student athletes as well in most of the science disciplines. While that all sounds official and amazing, this isn't what makes me a good tutor. Having been in the high school classroom and now at the collegiate level, I see such a disconnect between the material being presented and how the students absorb the material. Most students simply want to memorize and unfortunately, this does not work for higher level thinking classes that they are exposed to. When I tutor, my focus is to help guide the student to the understanding that they need. I simply do not believe in giving answers. The hardest lesson for a student to learn is how to fail. I don't mean the class, but getting a wrong answer and correcting the thinking leads to lifelong knowledge.

I taught high school science in a very poor, rural, and low performing school for 4 years and during that time, I had one of the highest proficiency ratings in the parish for my test scores. I believe this is because I taught the students how to think, not simply do. I taught a summer course for low-income students to help prepare them for the science classes they will take during the school year including biology and chemistry. I teach Microbiology now, and tutor the athletes in every subject including: environmental science, genetics, microbiology, biology I and II, and chemistry. I have a lot of requests from them to tutor over more than one semester.

I am very passionate about student success expecially, in the sciences. Nothing makes me happier than to know that a struggling student not only "gets it", but changes their whole outlook on the learning process. I love feedback and anything constructive I take and implement into my s" less...

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fee: $25 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 40 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Tonya G. is a certified tutor

LSU, Kinesiology Pre-Med

LSU, Masters

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Subjects Tutored

Biology - Chemistry - Anatomy - Physiology - Microbiology - ACT Reading - Genetics - Pharmacology