Chemistry Tutoring Position
My academic background, instructional abilities, strong interpersonal skills, and work ethic make me an ideal candidate for the Chemistry tutoring position. With over 26 years of progressive teaching experience, my teaching style is direct and decisive yet adaptable to meet student's ever-changing demands and individual needs.
Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of teaching Chemistry to a diverse group of students. My approach involves creating an exciting and engaging learning environment through carefully planned laboratory experiments, real-world connections, inquiry-based learning, and curriculum-aligned performance assessments. By employing various assessment methods, I ensure that students grasp science concepts effectively within an integrated science framework.
One of my greatest strengths lies in recognizing and addressing the unique needs of each student. I am dedicated to researching and incorporating effective teaching methods that empower students to take ownership of their learning experience. This leads to better retention of information and boosts their confidence in their academic abilities.
Furthermore, I hold certifications in teaching IB and AP Chemistry, enabling me to prepare students for the corresponding exams proficiently. I am well-versed in providing guidance for the IB Chemistry Internal Investigation Assessment (IA), a crucial part of the IB Chemistry score. Whether it's tutoring throughout the school year or focusing solely on AP and IB Chemistry exam preparation, I am well-equipped to support students in achieving their academic goals.
Thank you for considering me. I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute my expertise and passion for teaching Chemistry to your student's success.
Chemistry, AP & IB Chemistry
• Master of Education in The Science of Teaching Learning and Curriculum - Drexel University - 2012
• Teaching Certification Program/Chemistry & Physical Science – Drexel University - 2010
• Bachelor of Natural Science in Chemistry and Biology - 1996 Europe
• Teaching AP Chemistry, La Sale University - July 2013
• Teaching AP Chemistry, Philadelphia School District – August 2015
• Teaching IB Chemistry, The Florida Association of IB World Schools – June 2017, Washington DC - December 2022.
• High School Chemistry Teacher - Philadelphia School District
January 2009-To Present
• High School Chemistry Teacher – Europe 1996 – 2004
Honors and Awards
• Nominated for The Fishman Price 2014
• Lindback Distinguished Teacher Award recipient 2015
• Nominated for The Lindback Distinguished Teacher Award 2022
As I contemplate my beliefs about teaching and learning, I am guided by the overarching goals of my subject area: to instill in my students a profound appreciation for Chemistry and its wonders, all while providing enjoyable and engaging laboratory experiences. Equally important is nurturing a positive attitude towards science and learning as a whole, which I hope my students will carry with them beyond my classroom.
To achieve these objectives, I place great emphasis on creating an inviting and comfortable environment for my students. I want their initial steps into the realm of Chemistry to be an exciting and enriching journey. I strive to establish a sense of safety and encouragement where students feel empowered and confident to ask questions, share their thoughts, and actively participate in the learning process.
For me, every moment is a learning opportunity, regardless of whether a student provides a correct or incorrect answer. I believe in fostering a growth mindset and encouraging my students to view mistakes as stepping stones toward improvement and deeper understanding. I aim to fuel their curiosity and make learning a collective, dynamic experience by promoting collaboration and idea-sharing.
I firmly believe that students thrive best when actively engaged in the pursuit of knowledge. Thus, I design my lessons to be interactive and thought-provoking, encouraging students to think critically, analyze, and explore scientific concepts hands-on. By immersing themselves in the subject matter, they can better grasp its intricacies and relevance to the world around them.
In summary, my passion for teaching Chemistry is driven by my desire to unveil the beauty of science to my students and cultivate a positive and inquisitive mindset that will benefit them far beyond the confines of my classroom. I am committed to nurturing their growth, curiosity, and confidence as they embark on this exciting educational journey.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When working with a student for the first time, the most crucial aspect of the entire process is building a rapport with the learner. At this point, I would like to instill confidence in them before any tutoring begins. Nevertheless, before scheduling a lesson, I usually meet with the student and parent(s). We work hand in hand to build their specialized plan of action. The student and the parents create a detailed description of their current situation and their desired results. Next, we come up with a set of goals and implement the plan of action appropriately to accomplish the objective.