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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.

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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 (1600 scale): 1450

SAT Verbal: 710

GRE Quantitative: 159

GRE Verbal: 162


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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

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