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Popular Online Science Tutors

Benjamin K.

Indianapolis, IN
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John S.

Brick, NJ
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Elizabeth K.

Chicago, IL
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Benjamin K. Indianapolis, IN

Subjects Taught

Acting, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, American Goverment, Anatomy, AP Biology, Arithmetic, Audition Prep, Basic Math, Bible Studies, Biology, Botany, Broadway Singing, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Christian Gospel, Classical Voice, College Admissions, Country Singing, Earth Science, Economics, Elementary Math, Genetics, Geography, Geometry, Gospel Singing, History, Jazz Voice, Life Science, Math, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Physical and Earth Sciences, Physical Science, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Science, Singing, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Stage Performance, Study Skills, Test Prep, Theater Acting, Trigonometry, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, World History, Zoology

About Me

My expansive breadth of interests has led me through years of experience in the arts and natural sciences. I'm a voice instructor, math tutor, and biology teacher. Now, I'm pursuing a career in opera and vocal performance.

I have extensively studied vocal performance and opera for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have been in many operas and musical theater productions. I am currently performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat at the Booth Tarkington Theatre. I was a finalist in the MasterWorks Festival concerto competition. I have studied other vocal genres, such as jazz and pop. I have administered vocal lessons to every voice type at all different levels. I use the appoggio technique of breathing and believe all singing should be produced in a way that does not damage the vocal folds.

I have a bachelors degree in biology with a minor in art. After graduating college, I was a full-time high school biology teacher, volleyball coach, and director of the school musical. As a high school teacher, I learned first hand the kind of pressure and expectations that are placed on students in order for them to succeed. In college, I was the head student researcher on a two-year lab project. I took several upper level science courses including: biochemistry, calculus, organic chemistry, calculus based physics, cell biology, anatomy, and physiology. I studied marine biology in the Virgin Islands and am CPR certified.

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice lessons with me are fun and effective. You can expect to hear improved technique form day one, eventually reaching your long term goals. I teach an open throat technique called appoggio. It is the technique opera singers use, but can be applied to any music style. This technique allows the singer to sing with their entire voice using a relaxed larynx. I begin every lesson aligning the students voice through various vocal warm ups and exercises. We then work together to pick repertoire that will suit the singer‚¬Ä¬ôs voice and they will enjoy singing. During a lesson we will also cover performance presentation, acting, diction, rhythm, musicality, style, and interpretation.

During tutoring you can expect a personalized plan based on your goals and aspirations. Since every student is different you can be assured we will come up with a plan that is designed just for you. I am a laid back tutor but will be sure to get the most out of you after our time together. Most students see at least a one letter grade improvement. My main goal for every tutoring session is student learning and comprehension.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, recording equipment, large collection of sheet music, subscription to IPAsource (foreign language translations and pronunciations), several math and science textbooks

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in helping students find their true singing voice.

John S. Brick, NJ

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Math, Reading, SAT, Science, Social Studies, SSAT, Test Prep

About Me

I am a NJ-licensed educator, certified in math, science, social studies, and language arts. My specialty is improving SAT scores by 200 points or more. A journalist for 25 years prior to teaching, my specialty is in essay writing. I have "cracked the secret" to taking the SAT and I can teach you how in just six weeks, two hours a week! Also expert at algebra, arithmetic, physics, astronomy, reading, language arts and literature.

Basic skills to college prep? I AM YOUR MAN!

*** Lesson Details ***
For SAT prep, I recommend two hours a week for six weeks. For academic tutoring, one hour a week is sufficient, over however long you feel you need.

*** Travel Equipment ***
SAT Prep textbook, supplemental math and essay-writing workbooks. Stopwatch.

*** Specialties ***
ACADEMICS:
Test taking strategies, essay-writing, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, introductory calculus, intermediate calculus, physics, astronomy, reading, critical reading, literary analysis, term-paper preparation and execution

Elizabeth K. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

ACT, Acting, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Elementary Math, English, ESL, Film Acting, GRE, History, Improv Acting, Language, Math, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Phonics, Pre Algebra, PSAT, Reading, SAT, Science, Shakespearean Acting, Speaking Voice, SSAT, Test Prep, Theater Acting

About Me

I am a passionate educator with over 25 years experience teaching in the classroom on a public and private high school level, as well as considerable experience as a college instructor; thus, I have the ability and experience to convey knowledge to my students from the unique perspective of teaching from the ground up -- elementary, middle school, high school and on to my students' college and professional endeavors.

I am consistently aware where my students are in the present moment and where they are going; I view their ongoing needs, challenges and accomplishments from a perspective of their past, present and future desires, challenges, accomplishments and requirements and am able to solidify their pursuits and prepare them for their academic and professional future.

I have taught in Inner City Schools -- The Bronx, Manhattan and Harlem in NYC for NYC Public Schools; in Gifted and Talented programs and Schools; and for the NYC Catholic Archdiocese in several of the city's finest schools, as well as NYC inner city public schools in the Bronx and Manhattan, NYC, on a full time basis from Grades 5 - 12; and as a long term substitute, from Grades K-4.

Two of the schools where I taught English Language Arts, and Test Taking Skills, graduated U.S. Supreme Court Judges Sonya Sotomayor, from Cardinal Spellman H.S. in the Bronx; and Elena Kagan, from Hunter Colege High School, a Gifted and Talented school in Manhattan (NY, NY). I also taught in innter city schools in El Paso, TX; Minneapolis, MN, and at suburban high school in New Mexico.

Since my move to Chicago in 2012 I have worked steadily as a writer and editor in my own Editing/Writing business as discussed in my advertisement.

I have home schooled Chicago students in English Composition, where we concentrated on writing, grammar and vocabulary; and in the Humanities areas of Social Studies, History, Math and the Sciences, where I designed and created curriculum for all of these disciplines that complied with IL State Core Curriculum requirements.

Extensive professional background and years of experience in the Arts - Theatre, Film, Art. Have taught acting for many years to children and professionals, and am able to expose and educate your home school child to these fields via formal instruction and field trips to cultural and educational events.

It has been my experience to teach and tutor elementary, middle school, high school, and College Students, along with Business Professionals and Adults in English Composition and ESL, where we concentrate on the writing of essays, papers, theses, reports and ACT & ESL Exam Preparation; Speech, which includes writing and performance; Acting; ACT & ESL Test Preparation; and ESL Writing and Speaking.

For years I have been writing curriculum and reading comprehension passages, which includes assembling enough of these reading comprehension passages and their accompanying questions, which include Fiction -- classic literature, creative fictional passages, poetry and fairy/folk tales; and Non-Fiction -- Biographies, Science, History and Social Studies passages -- in order to provide my students, including home schooled students, with a reading comprehension passage and their accompanying questions 7 days a week.

Studies have shown this is the most effective method of obtaining excellent, if not superior, reading comprehension skills, because this method of acquiring this skill is learned organically and over time; thus, students do not have to be taught how to achieve excellent results in any of the reading comprehension passages they encounter on formal, entrance or qualifying examinations that they will be required to take throughout their schooling, along with those examinations they will need to pass in order to qualify and achieve certification in professional fields. Teaching to tests is unnecessary, and it has been proven that this method of teaching is largely only an exercise in learning how to test, not learning to read with excellent reading comprehension skills.

I have produced, directed and designed for my own theatrical production company for the last 14 years and, upon request, will supply a list of the productions in which I was involved, along with a list of productions in which I have been involved on a professional basis as a Performance Artist, Producer, Director and Designer.

It may be because of my theatrical training and experience, but I've been told that I am an interesting teacher with whom to study, and come to the classroom and tutorial experience with instructional methods and real-world experience that is accompanied with a highly developed sense of humor. This enables me to help make learning fun, while providing my students with a more fully rounded education.

I'm always interested in and consistently strive to find those personal connections with each one of my students that illuminates a path to personalize and activate my students' innate desire and need for learning in all subjects tutored. I

I personally love to learn as much as my profession, and get along well with students of all ages. The great thing about teaching is that those of us in this profession learn as much from our students as our students learn from us!

I look forward to hearing from you!

*** Lesson Details ***
High School, College & Professional Composition:

English - Composition - Standard American English, which includes basic Grammar rules, along with all grammar rules for upper level and advanced students, as well as vocabulary study.
Journaling and Reading every day is practiced.

In all classes, emphasis is put on presentation and articulation of thoughts, feelings and critical analysis, along with utilizing Standard American Composition and rules of Standard American grammar,

Concentration on writing the essay, with emphasis on structure, which includes organization and easy-to-follow rules of composing the essay from start to finish, which expands organically from how to write a complete sentence, to a paragraph, then an essay, and finally, a paper.

Composing, organizing and developing reports and critical analysis is also investigated, begining with research, which includes development, construction and composition of reports and critical analysis writing.

Reports - research, development, construction and composition.
How to conduct research, writing w/o plagiarizing and utilizing formal citation for research reports and papers, including MLA, Chicago, APA formats.

Acting - Meisner Method: Preparation, Character and Scene Study; Disabling Performance Anxiety.
The Audition/Monologue - Preparation/Performance.
Speech - projection/allocution/accents.
Stage directions and movement.

Theatre - Performance based, including study of Classic and Contemporary World and American Theatre.

Literature - Classic, modern, World, American and European. Read classic works, along with short stories, poetry and plays. Reading outloud, presentation-based, along with analyizing and disussing plot, literary terms and writing in response to readings.

Shakespeare - Reading and comprehension. Taught by oral reading of the plays; analysis of Scenes; plot and character development and analysis.

Speech - writing and performance based, with special consideration to disable performance anxiety, including
Alexander Technique Exercises.

Journalism - We study how to write copy, interviews, commentary and criticism through research, interviews and composition.

Psychology - Lecture/notes from text, which includes professional journals/magazines/newspaper research and reports written, presented and discussed/reviewed.

Language Arts Grades 1-8 - Lessons structured as above, age and level appropriate. Reading, writing and presentation in all classes emphasized.

All subjects Grades 1-9 - Lessons structured as above, age, level and subject-appropriate. Reading, writing and presentation in all classes emphasized.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Internet Service
Computer
Printer/Scanner
Video Camera
Virtual and Home Library
Telephone/Fax

Classroom Areas:
Round Table for Discussion
Reading and Relaxation Areas
Exercise Area
Student desks

*** Specialties ***
Jr./Sr. H.S., College, ESL, Professionals, Homeschooling ~

English Composition, Reading, Reading Comprehension Passages/Exam Preparation; Social Studies; History; Religion; Philosophy; Latin, French; Algebra I and Geometry; Science; Psychology, Art.

Grades 1-6 - All subjects.

Nara L.

New York, NY
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Susie N.

Chicago, IL
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Stephanie A.

Chicago, IL
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Nara L. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

ACT, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary Math, Geometry, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, Math, MCAT, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, PSAT, SAT, Science, SSAT, Test Prep, Trigonometry

About Me

I'm a 27 year old graduate of Columbia University, where I studied International Relations with a pre-medical concentration. Having taken a variety of courses and standardized tests, I'm intimately aware of what it takes to succeed in academic settings. I'm currently working towards a Master's Degree in Women & Gender Studies. Subsequently, I plan to apply to medical school.

Regarding tutoring, I have four years of experience and have several references. I've tutored all ages (elementary school students - graduate students) and specialize in math/science subjects. I also have achieved success with my students regarding the SAT, ACT, MCAT, GRE, and LSAT exams. My students have gone on to attend Ivy League undergraduate as well as graduate institutions.

As far as expectations, I expect my students to just try their hardest. I assign homework after every session and am big on giving and receiving feedback. It's important to me to that the student and/or parent is completely satisfied with my tutoring.

At the end of the day, my first priority are my students and ensuring that they understand and are comfortable with the material in question. Not only will this help with their overall self-esteem, but they'll be armed with the skills to tackle their academic obstacles.

While I do have a 36-hour cancellation policy, I offer makeup classes and try to be flexible.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you surpass your academic goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
As far as expectations, I expect my students to just try their hardest. I assign homework after every session and am big on giving and receiving feedback. It's important to me to that the student and/or parent is completely satisfied with my tutoring.

Schedule of Lessons
Weekly lessons must be a minimum of 2 hours (unless multiple sessions per week). If for any reason, the student must end the lesson earlier, the lesson shall be charged at the full rate.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Depending on the needs of the student, we'll use various study aids that I'll provide or ask the student to purchase before the start of our lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
N/A. If travel requires more than a metrocard, travel costs must be covered

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in math/science. To list a few specific subjects, I've tutored in biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. In terms of exams, I excel at tutoring for the SSAT/ISEE, SHSAT, SAT/ACT, GMAT, and MCAT exams.

Susie N. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

ACT, ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ACT Test Prep, Algebra, Algebra 1, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Elementary Math, English, ESL, Knitting, Math, Phonics, Pre Algebra, Reading, Science

About Me

Hello, my name is Susie N., and I have taught in elementary and middle schools for 9 years. I have also tutored in the past and currently tutor a fifth grader in math. My favorite subject to tutor is Algebra 1, Pre Algebra, and Elementary Math, but I enjoy tutoring other subjects as well.

Stephanie A. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, AP Chemistry, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Chemistry, Elementary Math, Math, Organic Chemistry, Physical and Earth Sciences, Physical Science, Physics, Pre Algebra, Science, Social Sciences, Study Skills

About Me

I am a PhD student in Organic Chemistry. I have been a tutor for over 6 years in all types of math up to Calculus, Physics and Chemistry.
I am currently also a teaching assistant at UIC. I teach students organic chemistry and organic lab. I have also taught general chemistry at the University.

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Science can be an invigorating but challenging subject. While it can be an engaging, interactive and fun topic for many students, some concepts can require some extra time and effort to master. This is exactly where a TakeLessons Certified Science tutor comes in. 
Whether you are a student taking a general Science class, or a more focused subject such as physics, biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, and astronomy, there’s a TakeLessons tutor for you. 


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Some tutoring sessions for science-related themes may differ from traditional meetings. While many students are accustomed to sitting down to work on assignments during normal face-to-face sessions with tutors, several areas in this particular subject call for more than your
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