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I am a graduate of UC San Diego with a Bachelors in Neuroscience through the Psychology department. After graduating, I went to Michigan Technological University and did some graduate work, before moving to Texas to be closer to my parents. I did my alternative certification program through Texas Teachers and am highly qualified to teach Science for grades 7-12. I have been a teacher in public and charter schools for the last four years, and have tutoring experience extending over ten years behind me as well.

I am most passionate about teaching because I love seeing people learn, grow, and become problem solvers and leaders of the future. It's hugely rewarding for me whenever someone changes their mind about a subject, displays interest in continuing to study something related to what we've worked on together, or simply becomes proud of their academic improvement and success.

My approach to teaching anything involves first engaging with the student, then making sure they have a strong foundation before reinforcing anything that they're struggling on. I love to make learning fun and interactive, because we all retain more of what we learn when we enjoy it. I hope to reach many more students with my infectious enthusiasm as the years go by.

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Oly’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

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

Graduate Degree: Michigan Technological University - non degree, Biology, General

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 33

ACT Math: 33

ACT Reading: 32

ACT Science: 32

GRE Verbal: 166

Hobbies

Aside from academic interests (which include taking online classes, learning new languages, and reading research papers in my fields of interest), I have a wide variety of hobbies. I love to sing, play the piano, draw, paint, make jewelry write poetry and prose, and do martial arts. I also love to travel when I get the chance, and have been to all but three U.S. states, and have traveled to 9 other countries to date. I am also very passionate about microfinance and have worked on multiple initiatives to help pull people out of poverty and give them the means to establish their own businesses. Last, but certainly not least, I enjoy exploring nature any way I can and photograph whatever I come across. It's my greatest source of peace.

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Adult Literacy

Algebra

Algebra 2

American Literature

AP Biology

AP Physics 2

Biology

C

Calculus

Chemistry

Clinical Psychology

College Application Essays

College Biology

College Chemistry

College English

College Physics

Conversational Spanish

Ecology

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

GED Prep

GED Math

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Science

GED Social Studies

Geometry

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Verbal

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Physics

High School Writing

IB Biology

IB Chemistry

IB Mathematics

IB Physics

IB Psychology

Languages

Life Sciences

Math

Microbiology

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Music

Other

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Professional Certifications

Public Speaking

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Social Sciences

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

Special Education

STAAR Prep

STAAR EOC Prep

STAAR Grades 3-8 Prep

Statistics

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

TExES - Texas Examinations of Educator Standards

Trigonometry

Voice

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