Tutoring By Carmen
I love helping students really understand biology and chemistry. It's a hard topic but it literally is the study of how the world and our own bodies work. I love breaking down really difficult topics into bite-sized pieces. I have even taught a 10-year-old how to balance equations and how to convert grams to moles.
I think what makes me stand out is that I love doing what I do and I want to make my students laugh. If you aren't laughing and enjoying your time with me then I feel like I'm not doing my job. Sure biology and chemistry is hard but I want to make this at least a fun difficult thing we do together.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The first interview can include a tiny-mini lesson where I get to know the student and we can exchange paperwork such as school assignments if the purpose is to help the student learn more about the subjects they are currently taking in school. If the purpose is to increase general knowledge then I go over the book I like to use for each class, set them up with google classroom, and explain my class format through teaching a quick topic of my choosing.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm starting medical school in July!!!!! So excited. In the meantime though I love tutoring people!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I charge a flat rate per hour of class unless I want 4+ hours a week, then I give you bulk prices
How did you get started teaching?
I kinda fell into it.
What types of students have you worked with?
All kinds of students, but I think I might be a bit of overkill for elementary students except those that want to learn about science. I am more of a middle school to primarily high school student tutor.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I am so proud of my 10-year-old who learned how to balance equations. I am also very proud of getting into medical school. I am also proud of the fact that I have a 10th grader who is working with quantum wave mechanics and is getting it.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What their goals are and what they think is keeping them from reaching their academic goals.