# Award-Winning Science Tutors in Cottage Grove, WI

Joseph ...helped many students through their science courses. I was recently a Microbiology Professor in Portland and really enjoyed the student-teacher interaction. I am looking to continue this through tutoring students in the Phoenix area. Some of my favorite subjects to teach are science, math and writing I am easily able to pull items from my experiences to relate the material to the student and help assist in the learning process. I have a diverse background...

University of Wisconsin-Madison - BS, Medical Microbiology and Immunology

University of Wisconsin-Madison - MS, Bacteriology

Tammy ...three times (for example - General Biology, AP Biology, college-level Biology). Because I have been through the same learning difficulties, I know how to explain the topics in a way that is easily understood. As for my tutoring style, I like to get to know the student's goals, difficulties, and schedule, and tutor the student accordingly. In the tutoring sessions, if you don't have any specific questions or homework to do, I'll do a brief...

Rice University - B.A., Biochemistry & Cell Biology; Global Health Technologies and Business minors

Aaron I connect with people best through sharing ideas. The majority of my spare time is spent trying to simplify or find alternate proofs of basic theorems to make them more intuitive.... Focusing on beauty solves many problems a teacher faces. If I am attending a lecture about The Great Gatsby, I will be eager if the speaker tells of the beauty she sees, rather than a quick and dirty type of analysis. I regularly talk to people who admit math wasn't their favorite subject in school. Some were self-conscious. Some had gaps they never filled. Some just didn't care. Whatever the case, I admit to them that math is my favorite art form with as much room for expression as sculpting or jazz. I claim that mathematicians are half artists, half observers of fine art. My conversants often tell me it is an epiphany for them to think of math as such, and that it helps heal their math wound. A marvelous way I have found to unveil beauty in the classroom is by using surprise. I like to present ideas from a simple perspective, discuss them briefly, then release a theorem. Thales' theorem (the diameter of a circle subtends a right angle to any point on the circumference) is a great example, especially with the aid of Java applets. After playing a bit with triangles by moving points around in a worksheet, it's surprising to be able to connect two structures as basic as a right triangle and a diameter. Next in importance to marveling at beauty, I want students to learn to think critically to solve problems. Understandably, some students have never had guidance past high school drills. All the more, problem solving should be emphasized and revisited throughout college curriculum. I have many years of experience in problem solving competitions and a collection of principles regarding problem solving that I like to follow. One is about inverse problems. Consider the following: if baseball cards are five cents apiece and shipping costs fifty cents, how many cards will one dollar buy? After making the arithmetic clear, students had better know how to calculate the forward problem, i.e. "How much will x number of cards cost?" I'm depending on them knowing the forward problem because we covered it last week, but it is important to bring it out in more than just a mention so the students have a comfortable base to start. It's like revisiting rational numbers before diving into irrationals. They are intrinsically tied, and it gives the class confidence to start with old material.

Missouri University of Science and Technology - Bachelors, Applied Math

The Texas AM University System Office - PhD, Math

Hailey ...on their reading comprehension, taught a summer science program at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, and volunteered with an after-school engineering club at the Goodman Center. I also held the position of Resident Assistant for two years with University Housing, where I served as an academic and mental health resource for seventy-eight first year students. I tutor all grade level science courses and I particularly love working with Chemistry, Biology, and Physics courses. I also...

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelors, Microbiology

Matthew ...it's only stipulation is basic and irrefutable logic. Learning math occurs through a combination of instruction and participation. Instruction gives you direction and allows you to make the most out of your time spent studying, but ultimately it is participation in examples and critical thinking that will allow you to really master something. I love mathematical subject matter and I love helping people learn, so really this should be a great experience for everybody!... Learning is a balancing act between instruction and participation. This balance is different for each individual student. Instruction is needed to help students gain direction and understand concepts. Participation in meaningful examples and critical thinking, though, is what really lets students remember, understand, and apply their new knowledge. With each student, we need to find the best balance between instruction and participation that allows them to gain the most. This is a constantly updating process.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville - Bachelors, Mathematics

Katie ...Valparaiso University and am passionate about learning! My favorite part about teaching is helping students overcome their fear and dislike of subjects that are confusing or difficult for them. I think that when a tutor can break down the material into manageable pieces and explain it in new ways, all hard working students can make progress! I love to help students reach “Aha!” moments in their studies. I enjoy tutoring many different subjects and especially...

Valparaiso University - Bachelors, Spanish and International Service

Valparaiso University - Masters, M.Ed., Initial Licensure

Karann ...computation, because of my personal career ambitions. I intend to study large carnivores, especially tigers, with a heavy focus on mathematical and modeling approaches. To this end, I am beginning my doctorate in Environment and Resources at Wisconsin-Madison this fall, studying large carnivores with Bayesian modeling techniques. My tutoring strategy is to tackle topics of highest combined difficulty and priority first, and to do so in a manner that accommodates both myself and my student....

Cornell University - Bachelors, Biological Engineering and Biological Sciences Dual Major

Zach ...my ACT. In my free time I play basketball, listen to music, write programs, and watch movies with my friends. I specialize in math and science of all kinds, I really love teaching biology, chemistry, and physics. I also can prepare students for the ACT. As a sophomore I have already taken physics, calculus, biology, intro chemistry, and organic chemistry. I believe I am able to break down very complex ideas to make any subject...

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Current Undergrad, Biochemistry

Sid ...variety of scientific and mathematical phenomena using my aptitude for understanding different perspectives. Many people who know me think I should be a diplomat. I hope this will serve students well as I become more heavily vested in the world of tutoring than before. I like to focus on math because it's something that I always had trouble with, as most people. For every math class starting from Pre-algebra through Calculus 3 and beyond, nothing...

Madison Area Technical College - Associates, Mechanical Engineering

Eitan ...from the University of Wisconisn-Madison where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. I took the MCAT over the summer of 2016, scoring a 520. I have over five years of teaching and tutoring experience, having worked with children as young as eight exploring circuits for the first time, middle schoolers needing help with written and verbal skills, university students struggling with organic chemistry, and adults brushing up on algebra and biology as they...

UW-Madison - Bachelors, Zoology