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Popular Online Science Tutors

Valeria F.

Los Angeles, CA
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Julie L.

Hermitage, TN
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Benjamin K.

Chicago, IL
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Valeria F. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Anatomy, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary Math, Geometry, Math, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Science, Test Prep, Trigonometry

About Me

Some subjects can feel boring and monotonous, and that is why my teaching technique allows my students to enjoy the subject matter. I want my students to grasp the importance of an education, so I create fun and entertaining lessons for them. I engage in a friendly manner, and subtly explain the information in way that enhances their learning capability. Students should expect a manageable course load that involves concepts of their homework assignments, upcoming quizzes, and final examinations. Additionally, I tend to spontaneously create questions and problems to verify their level of comprehension and critical thinking. Over a period of time, they will incrementally learn how to deal with new ideas. My students will master their work and gain the strength and motivation to tackle their academic challenges. I strive to enlighten people, not merely to regurgitate dry information.

Studying can be excruciating for some people-- we have all been there. It's okay to stumble sometimes. Many students have instructors, who may be brilliant in their field but lack the interpersonal capacity to teach well. I empower my students to overcome academic hurdles by teaching them the implicit art of approaching a problem. Whether it involves mathematical equations, English grammar, or life and physical sciences, there always exists an attainable solution. My communication skills enable me to convey information in a smooth and comprehensible manner. I use real-life examples and simple analogies to express connections and key concepts. I gauge my techniques and language to move my students toward thinking independently and critically. Expression of the subject matter is the key to learning effectively.

Julie L. Hermitage, TN

Subjects Taught

Basic Math, Elementary Math, English, History, Language, Music Theory, Phonics, Piano, Pre Algebra, Reading, Science, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

I am passionate about Music and Music Education. It's rewarding for me to watch my students develop in their musical skill and enjoy making music more and more. My students range from the very young (4 years old) to school age children, to teens, and adults. My students benefit from my expertise in teaching Vocal and Piano music, my knowledge of Music Theory, and my encouraging teaching style. I have been involved in making music since I was a young child, and I have been teaching private students since I was a Music major at the University of Florida in 1982 when a fellow college student asked me to teach her voice lessons. I have a Music Education degree from the University of Florida; my major instrument was Voice, my minor was Piano. I taught as a public school music educator in Florida, California, and Tennessee between the years of 1983 to 1997. I taught private students after school in my classroom while I was a public school teacher, and from my home since 1997. My post-graduate continuing professional education includes Tennessee Arts Academy at Belmont University, Kodaly Pedagogy and Solfege Level 1 (vocal teaching techniques, do-re-mi, ear training), Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children Level 1 certification, Yamaha M.I.E. (Music In Education) Piano Lab certification. My professionalism and expertise are at your service. I will work together with you to insure an enjoyable and informative learning experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
A typical lesson in my studio would begin with a brief question/answer time with the student to learn how their week has gone, and how their music practice is progressing.

For PIANO LESSONS we begin with Technique including scales and dexterity exercises, then we play from the Lesson book and a Recital selection. I typically let the student play through the pieces they have prepared without interruption, then I call attention to corrections that need to be made, I demonstrate the correction, and then ask the student to play the piece again. After that we go over the Theory assignments, and do Ear Training exercises. I am comfortable teaching from a variety of different methods courses. The methods course is chosen according to the student's interest. I never require a piano student to continue using books that are not inspiring. There so many methods courses available, that a student may always be able to have methods books they LOVE.

In my SINGING LESSONS we also begin with a recap of the student's week. Then we continue with Warm Up exercises to prepare the student's voice for the lesson. Then we study Sight Singing and Solfege Singing (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) to increase the student's listening skills. After that the student sings their selections. Like I do in Piano lessons, I listen to the pieces they have prepared without interruption, then I call attention to corrections that need to be made, I demonstrate the correction, and then ask the student to sing the piece again. I am comfortable teaching many styles of vocal music including classical, Broadway, pop, rock, and Christian.

For MUSIC THEORY lessons, the study material is chosen according to the student's interest and age. Topics include notation, chord structure, chord progression, melodic structure, and harmony. I also incorporate Music Listening in the Music Theory lesson in order to learn from the masters in many styles of music. My Music Theory students will also have the opportunity to develop composition and songwriting skills if they desire.

My teaching style is structured and friendly, keeping the student's goals and interests at the forefront. I enjoy motivating students to reach their highest potential.
After 3 to 6 months in my studio my students will see improvement in their musical technique, ear training, music reading, notation, and knowledge. They will be preparing recital pieces for an upcoming performance. I provide two recital opportunities a year: in December, and in May. Most importantly, the student's love and appreciation of music will be growing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room: piano near front entryway, couch, loveseat, over-sized chair, dining room table, open space, end table with chair, parents can sit in on lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lesson books, the students should provide their instrument.

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*** Specialties ***
Kodaly Pedagogy and Solfege Level 1

Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children Level 1 certification

Yamaha M.I.E. (Music In Education) Lab certified instructor

Benjamin K. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Acting, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, American Government, 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'€™s 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 IPA source (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
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Lourdes C.

Tucson, AZ
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Susie N.

Chicago, IL
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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

Lourdes C. Tucson, AZ

Subjects Taught

ACT, ACT English, Acting, ACT Reading, ACT Test Prep, American Government, American History, American Literature, Anthropology, AP English, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Government and Politics, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Archaeology, Art History, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, College Admissions, Creative Writing, Dance, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, European History, Film Acting, Film Studies, French, German, Grammar, GRE, Guitar, History, Humanities, Improv Acting, International Business, Language, Life Science, Linguistics, Literature, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Opera Voice, Philosophy, Phonics, Physical and Earth Sciences, Physical Science, Physiology, Poetry, Psychology, Public Speaking, Reading, Religious Studies, Science, Singing, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Speech, Statistics, Study Skills, Test Prep, Theater Acting, TOEFL, Vocabulary, World History, Writing

About Me

I have been tutoring and teaching for twenty years for private students as well as at academic institutions (University of Arizona, Southern Mississippi, Phoenix, Capella, and Pima and Gulf Coast Community Colleges. In sessions, I find out what the student really needs and help them achieve realistic goals through thorough evaluation, pacing and persistent challenge. No matter what level of achievement is desired, I customize a lesson plan and learning regimen and guide the student to cross transformational thresholds. I look for and draw out the potential in students and help them achieve the competency they need to be independent learners and succeed in their endeavors professionally and personally.

*** Lesson Details ***
First 90 minutes is evaluation and introduction to principles
Subsequent sessions are training in skills with assignments
After six weeks, there is a performance evaluation for performing arts (recital or scheduled performance)

*** Specialties ***
Gutar and voice (bel canto)
Linguistics
Field Research, Logic and Critical Thinking
Literary and Film Criticism
French and German
Anthropology
Film, Sound and Stage Production
Songwriting
Research writing, critical analysis

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.

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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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