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Hello! I’m an Iowa native who moved to Nashville for graduate school. My background is in the life sciences; I have a Masters from Vanderbilt in Chemical and Physical Biology, and my undergraduate degree is in Biochemistry. However, my education has been well rounded and I have interests in philosophy, literature, writing, and history. I have extensive research experience, and I hope to share my passion for science with students. I have experience mentoring undergraduate students during my graduate school education to help them gain research experience. I am a very patient teacher and have the ability to see problems from the students perspective; my tutoring style adapts to each student’s individual needs, but centers on getting each student to come to their solutions rather than following any one formula for success. I have a lot of experience with standardized testing, and have taken multiple AP subject tests in addition to the ACT, SAT, and GRE examinations.
In my free time, I like to play and coach Ultimate Frisbee. I coached the Vanderbilt men’s team for three years and am currently leading a club team representing Nashville that travels throughout the southeast to compete. These experiences have helped me develop the leadership, discipline, interpersonal and educational skills that are so valuable for tutoring.

Dennis’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Grinnell College - Bachelors, Biochemistry

Graduate Degree: Vanderbilt University - Masters, Chemical and Physical Biology

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 34

ACT English: 34

ACT Math: 31

ACT Reading: 35

ACT Science: 36

SAT Composite: 2080

SAT Math: 690

SAT Verbal: 710

SAT Writing: 680

GRE Quantitative: 159

GRE Verbal: 162


Music, Ultimate frisbee, Basketball, Reading, Cooking, Drawing

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Science

AP Biology

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2



College Biology

College Physics

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School Physics

Middle School Science

Physical Science


SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Physics


Test Prep