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Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
I love teaching arithmetic techniques and ways to demystify fractions, percents, and mental math.
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Anne delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am a Mathemusician - a math and test prep tutor and performing musician. :D I have tutored and taught students for the past 9 years, and have extensive experience with online lessons over the past year.

Musical skills offered: Songwriting, Voice, Guitar, Baritone Ukulele, Tenor Ukulele, Music theory, Logic Recording, Live Looping

Academic skills offered: Algebra I/II, Geometry, PreCalculus, ACT/SAT test prep, GRE test prep, GED test prep, essay writing, and more.


My tutoring experience spans 9 years, nearly 1000 hours with Wyzant students, and almost 4 times as many tutoring hours with students at The Portland Tutoring Collective. I have coached students to perfect 800s on all sections of the SAT, and high 30s on the ACT.

I specialize in the following subjects:
- SAT, ACT, and GRE test preparation
- Pre-algebra
- Algebra I/II
- Geometry
- Precalculus
- Biology

I enjoy tailoring my tutoring to the individual needs of each student. My students have attended public, private, charter, and home schools, and I have worked with students with various learning differences, including ADHD, processing delays, and dyslexia.

Here is a glowing testimonial!
(I have many others - Wyzant only lets us include one)

"Thank you for your wonderful help with both of our children- Catherine improved on her ACT test scores from a 19 to a 25; she received many great offers and chose University of Portland. With the scholarship she earned we are well below the cost of a state university.

Marty did even better; going from a 17 to a 25- he has now been accepted to all 8 of his schools - and has received offers totaling over $80,000.

We have one more for in a few years!! Your help and expertise has helped not only our children but us as well!"

Di, parent

More about me:
I have a bachelor's of science in molecular biology from the University of California, Davis, and completed two years of graduate studies in environmental microbiology at UC Santa Barbara. During college, I tutored fellow undergraduates in biology, biochemistry, and genetics. After my studies, I traveled to Central America and volunteered to help homeless teens living in a group home in Nicaragua.

After I left grad school for medical reasons, I discovered private tutoring was a great match for my skills, expertise, and passions. I truly enjoy working with students individually to help them surmount the many challenges school places in their paths.

I moved to Portland nine years ago, and I have been tutoring and teaching ever since. In addition to tutoring, I worked for the SUN program in Portland tutoring in their after-school program. I developed and taught the Magnificent Microbes and Introduction to Biotechnology class for Saturday Academy during the summers of 2009, 2010, and 2011. I also teach microbiology, forensic science, and marine biology for Saturday Academy and local elementary schools.

I am also an accomplished musician (voice, various instruments) and I would love to work with more students who are studying music theory and voice!

I look forward to working with your student! Please contact me if you have any questions.

NOTE: Due to increased interest in my services, I now offer tutoring services online. I am happy to provide a free 15 min demo of the virtual tutoring platform. I do not travel to students' homes.

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Tutor / Instructor
Mar 2010 - Present
Wyzant Tutoring

Tutor / Instructor
Mar 2009 - Present
Portland Tutoring Collective


Music Theory and Performance
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Portland Community College
Environmental Science
Sep 2006 - Dec 2007
University of California, Santa Barbara
Sep 1997 - May 2001
University of California, Davis


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Take Lessons Video Introduction
Performing original music on tour in California

guitar in the park!

Live looping performance

Live highlight video from Flow Fest in Hawaii
Original song performed live at the White Eagle in Portland, Oregon
Photo by Anne C.
Photo by Anne C.

Photo by Anne C.

1 Review

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JH Jun 28, 2017
Music Theory · In studio

Annie is a wonderful instructor bringing humor, creativity and patience to her tutoring. Our discussions are engaging and have introduced me to thinking differently about music. Annie's knowledge and passion are a must have in any instructor!

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