I am a PhD biochemist with 14 years of tutoring/teaching experience. I am a knowledgeable, patient, adaptable tutor who can utilize my extensive experience to help every student learn.
I passionately believe that education is a truly powerful tool for improving the quality of life of people and communities. I enjoy getting to know my students and how they learn.
Camille was an absolute life saver my first semester of college. She was extremely flexible with scheduling and saved my grades this semester. She did an amazing job at explaining the different materials to me and took the time to really make sure I understood everything.
Camille is a wonderful tutor. She is extremely knowledgeable about chemistry and can explain concepts in terms that are easy to understand. She has good rapport with her students and relates well with them. We are so thankful to have found her!
Camille was extremely helpful, and super patient. She helped me with a lab, and on kinetics right before a test and it was very helpful! I would recommend her to any one looking for help in chemistry.
I was lucky enough to take Bi/Ch 110: Biochemistry with Camille McAvoy at Caltech. Camille was the head TA of this class-- and singlehandledly shaped the curriculum of this class. Camille is an incredibly passionate teacher -- she not only has a strong mastery of the material, but she knows how to teach it incredibly well. She helped me understand difficult concepts in general chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry with ease. She went beyond her call of duty in terms of helping students like me during office hours and discussions. She created challenging, yet engaging problems sets. I would wholeheartedly recommend Camille as a tutor. She has been a role model and a true archetype of an effective teacher and scientist.
Teaching has been my longest profession. I began as a math tutor in middle school; in high school I continued tutoring math and also expanded to tutoring science, history, and writing; I also became a “Teen Trend Setter” in high school, teaching elementary school students how to read; throughout my higher education I have served as a teacher through various official and unofficial roles, including serving as a teaching assistant for eight courses (including biochemistry, biophysical thermodynamics, general chemistry, and chemistry lab) and performing chemistry demonstrations for elementary, middle, and high school students. At Caltech I received an outstanding TA award for my work as the biochemistry head TA.
At this time (2022), my limiting resource is time so I am looking to exclusively take on one student this year to mentor and teach bio/chemistry virtually through Zoom at a price point of $100/hour and a meeting schedule of 1-2 hours a week. If my rates are too high for your current budget, please don’t hesitate to choose another tutor. But if you have capacity, I look forward to not only teaching you but mentoring you and helping you get started in a potential career in STEM. Although I am an equal opportunity tutor, I would love to give my time to underserved communities when possible. Thank you and best of luck in your STEM education!