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We require the most rigorous qualifications of our Science tutors, in addition to a background check.

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Varsity Tutors offers Science tutoring by highly-credentialed tutors. We'll help you learn Science through one-on-one tutoring in the comfort of your own home or any other location of your choice.

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Selected Science Tutors

We have exceptional tutors with the highest of qualifications ready to help you master Science. Our tutors come from top institutions such as MIT, Stanford, UChicago, Yale, Harvard, UPenn, Notre Dame, Amherst, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Rice, Columbia, WashU, Emory, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, UNC, Michigan, UCLA, and other highly ranked institutions.

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Rudy

Undergraduate Degree:
Johns Hopkins University - Behavioral Biology

Graduate Degree:
De Paul University - Biology

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Ashley

Undergraduate Degree:
Cornell University - Biology And Society

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Brittany

Undergraduate Degree:
Georgia Institute Of Technology - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

How we help you master: Science

IDENTIFYING SCIENCE GOALS

You will have learning objectives mapped out by our educational director based on your specific academic needs.

IDENTIFYING STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES

Your tutor will quickly assess your proficiency with the material, and identify areas for improvement.

INDIVIDUALIZED LESSON PLANS

We will design a custom-made program to get you on track to meet and exceed your goals.

How can a Science tutor from Varsity Tutors help you master Science?

The many fields of science have something in common: each examines a topic or set of topics in a manner that is systematic, testable, and produces results that can be repeated by individuals or groups working independently of one another. This definition may seem self-evident, but it is a relatively new concept. Before William of Ockham’s work in the early fourteenth century, those areas of the world that had come under the influence of Aristotle’s thought—Europe, North Africa, and the Near East—had a rather different understanding of what constituted science. Aristotle, the great Greek philosopher who lived nearly 2400 years ago, defined science as that which dealt only with the universal and the necessary. “So what?” you might ask, but this was a very different conception of the use and practice of science than what we today embrace. How? For Aristotle, the idea of something being universal and necessary meant that such a thing could not be the object of an experiment. Experimental practice, for Aristotle, dealt with the particular and the contingent, which are the respective opposites of the universal and the necessary. Just as Aristotle was, modern science is interested in finding universal laws, laws that necessarily occur in certain definable contexts. Despite this common goal, Aristotle couldn’t reach it by thinking about experimentation; he knew the goal, but couldn’t find a way to it.

It was over 1700 years until William of Ockham, a Franciscan friar from England, was able to start to solve Aristotle’s dilemma. His solution was complex, but he effectively demonstrated that the language of logic could universalize the particular and make necessary the contingent. Finally, the first glimmerings of a science emerged that could attain Aristotle’s goal of finding universal laws, while at the same time doing so via the experimental means of the testing of hypotheses. This helped set the stage for the great Scientific Revolution of the European Renaissance, and its more familiar names, such as Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, and Galileo.

Today, subjects in the sciences present an unusual blend of concrete data and creative problem solving. Students must both design unique approaches to experimental setups and derive the correct empirical answer from their work. Biology, chemistry, physics, and all of the subjects beyond require students to think in new ways and to develop a new sense of the world around them.

The amount of material presented in science classes can be overwhelming, and the combination of creativity and pragmatism they demand can vex even the most brilliant students. Enlisting the help of a qualified science tutor can help you sort through the challenges presented by scientific courses. Whether you are working through a unit on rainforests in elementary school, or are pursuing a graduate degree in neuroscience, science tutoring may be able to give you some much-needed clarity on the subjects you are covering. Varsity Tutors offers science tutoring at all levels across the U.S. Each student is matched specifically with the tutor who best suits his or her needs. Your science tutor can meet when and where it is most convenient for you, and design custom lesson plans to cover only the topics most relevant to your course or project. Science tutoring allows you to dictate the focus of your education. We offer assistance in everything from genetics to electrochemistry to quantum physics; call us today to be matched with the perfect science tutor for your needs!