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Christina

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I earned my bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in computer science. I have worked at the NIH and at Caltech as a bioinformatics researcher, and I am starting graduate school this fall. My experiences as a student and scientist help me explain concepts and work through problems in a clear and engaging manner. I love teaching, and strive to make each personalized lesson enjoyable and productive. In addition to math and science, I can teach the skills and strategies students need to reach their goals on the ACT, GRE, or AP tests. I also enjoy working with elementary age students to increase reading and math proficiencies.

Christina’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University - Bachelors, Computer Science

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 34

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 35

ACT Reading: 32

ACT Science: 32

GRE Quantitative: 168

GRE Quantitative: 4

GRE Verbal Reasoning: 168

Hobbies

My hobbies include tennis, programming, baking, reading, and video games.

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Algebra

Algebra 2

AP Biology

AP Computer Science

AP Computer Science A

Biology

College Algebra

College Biology

College English

Comparative Literature

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Gifted

High School Biology

High School English

Homework Support

Literature

Math

Middle School Math

Other

Pre-Algebra

PSAT Prep

Reading

SAT Prep

Science

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

All students learn at a unique pace. My goal as a tutor is to help identify students' specific strengths and weaknesses, in order to keep them engaged and focus on the concepts they most need. I love to use visual aids to reinforce concepts, and have a digital drawing tablet to write and draw in online lessons.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In a first session, I want to get to know my student's interests and motivations. I want to help the student set realistic goals, and make a plan to reach them.