Advanced Science Specialist (Chemistry, Biology, Environmental)

Advanced Science Specialist (Chemistry, Biology, Environmental)

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17 years in business

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Thornton, CO 80241
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  • Dawn Hargrove

    We have been with Mrs. Thornton for just a few weeks. However, my daughter ‘s understanding of the concepts has increased greatly. Also , her grade has increase a full letter grade. Mrs. Thornton explains the material in a way that is relatable and easy to understand.

  • Roshin Lal

    I have had Mrs.Thornton for DC College Chemistry, 10th grade Chemistry and Advanced Placement Biology and all of her classes have been interesting to attend. Not only were the lessons interactive, I liked working with Mrs.Thornton as she always made the concepts very easy to understand. Even with the hardest topics, she explained them with creative examples that helped me to learn and understand without any other outside help.

  • Veronica Carmona

    I learned a lot about chemistry with Mrs. Thornton. She was knowledgeable, kind and helpful. She made learning interesting, and was very thorough with her explanation. She is an amazing tutor.

  • Progress Adbeyo

    Absolutely the best! She can make the hardest things seem like child's play. Point. Blank. Period. She saved my GPA and made me actually love AP Biology.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When working with a new student my first step would be to ask them their goals so that we can formulate a specific plan to meet them.  After that we would begin working a few example problems to establish where they are currently and identify what we need to work on to meet the set goals.

This initial planning phone call is always free. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have most recently taught AP Chemistry, College Chemistry (through the OnRamps program at UT Austin), AP Biology, and Pre-AP Chemistry.  I have 15 years of teaching experience and a Master's degree in Science Education.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$35/hr for online video conferencing

$40/hr in person

- if you drive to me hourly rate starts when you arrive

- if I drive to you hourly includes my travel time (from Thornton, CO)

Small group: I'm happy to work with small study groups (6 or less) to allow students to cost share.  Please contact me to discuss rate information. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Over the course of my career I have worked with students from all academic levels from remedial to PreAP to AP.  I've also tutored college students in their introductory courses.  My specialty is working with advanced students learning AP/college level content.  I also have extensive experience working with English Language Learners.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Being an expert in a topic does not always mean you are good at explaining it to another person.  During your first session make a point to ask them to explain a topic you are already familiar with.  Were they good at it?  If not, move on.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Have a plan in place to be efficient with your paid tutorial hours to minimize cost.  Look for an expert that can help you find materials to work through on your own between sessions (or seek your own.)  Master what you can independently and use your time with the expert only for those topics where you truly need the extra support. 

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