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I am a graduate student studying geophysics! I love math, writing, and physics (obviously). I would love to help you out in any of my subjects.

I attended UC San Diego and graduated cum laude in Earth Sciences. I also minored in Literature and Writing. In my spare time I am a photographer and I develop my own film and make darkroom prints. I love the combination of science and art.

When it comes to teaching, I try to inspire my students not only to exceed in a challenging subject but also to learn better.

It has been shown time and time again by education researchers that all students learn differently and at their own pace. For this reason, I tailor my tutoring to each student and try to find their preferred learning method. In general but not exclusively there are visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic learners or combinations of those types.

By figuring out your type, you can more easily tackle challenging subjects.

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Allison’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelor of Science, Geology

Graduate Degree: University of Oregon - Doctor of Philosophy, Geophysics and Seismology

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 31

ACT English: 31

ACT Math: 34

ACT Reading: 32

SAT Composite: 2100

GRE Quantitative: 158

GRE Verbal: 163

GRE Analytical Writing: 4.5


Photography, audiobooks, writing sci-fi stories!

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

Adult Literacy


Algebra 2

American Literature

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

British Literature


Business Calculus




CLEP Calculus

College Algebra

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature

College Physics

Creative Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Fiction Writing



Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Verbal

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Physics

High School Writing

College Math



Middle School Math

Middle School Science






SAT Reading


Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

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