I give lessons to students from high school through college. On a case by case basis, I may help graduate or medical students as well. I'll ask for your course syllabus/schedule of topics. I cater well to visual aural learners, as my approach involves drawing out diagrams, breaking down concepts into smaller steps in flow charts, organizing information into charts, and challenging you with questions to test understanding, all using the screen share feature of my tablet PC.
I am a UC Berkeley grad with BA in Bio who has taught a variety of subjects in biological sciences for 5 years, including AP Bio, IB Bio, general bio, physiology, and anatomy. I've had continuing education at SUNY College of Optometry, where I excelled in the bioscience, neuro, and pathology courses, and my goal is to become an instructor of biological sciences. I have brought students from D's to A's. Starting in Ca, when I became a tutor at a community college, I learned students liked my style of tutoring, so I decided to continue doing so while I was pursuing higher education.
My rate is $40/hour. That indicates my confidence in the subject. There is a fee for not showing up without contacting me by email or text. Notify me at least one hour ahead of the scheduled lesson if there is a need to cancel.
NB: The website did not allow me to untick the free lesson option. I do not offer free lessons.
CONTINUING EDUCATION, HEALTH MEDICINE
2020 | SUNY College of Optometry | New York, New York
2016 | Saddleback College | Mission Viejo, California
OPTOMETRY ADMISSIONS TEST SCORES
2016 | Biology: 400 | Total Science 350 | Academic Average 350
[Scores are out of 400]
BACHELOR OF ARTS, INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY
2012 | UC Berkeley | Berkeley, California
University Eye Center 2017-2020
INDEPENDENT BIOLOGY TUTOR
WyzAnt (online) 2016-2020
Varsity Tutors (online) 2015-Present
BIOLOGY STUDENT MENTOR
OC Department of Education 2015-2017
Ladera Ranch Animal Hospital 2014-2016
OC Bird of Prey Center 2012-2017
UC Berkeley Lacey Lab 2011-2012
Tutored >500 students in General Biology, Anatomy, and
Physiology through Socratic learning, group review sessions,
and individual-catered live or online lessons
Educated public about natural history of local birds of prey
and the rehabilitation and release process at Orange County
Bird of Prey Center
Designed + managed official website and social media pages
for Orange County Bird of Prey Center
Assisted in care of >5000 patients, including taking vitals and
case histories in clinics and hospitals
Administered + oversaw >50 medical procedures
Recorded detailed findings in medical records
Learned + performed >100 laboratory tests
Collected data on >3000 animal species, including cats,
dogs, tuco-tucos, hawks, falcons, + owls
Prepared reagents + designed experiments to test current
models of molecular biology
Educated patients + their family members about their health
+ conditions, delivering excellent care in clinics + hospitals
Displayed respect, integrity, compassion, + education to
clients in clinical + academic settings
Organized + prioritized tasks while working with team to
provide competent interprofessional healthcare for clients
Socratic Tutoring Award, Biology Student Mentor
Orange County Department of Education, April 2016
Employee of the Month, Animal Attendant
Ladera Ranch Animal Hospital, January 2016
Volunteer of the Month, Research Assistant/Educator
Orange County Bird of Pray Center, February 2015
International Baccalaureate Diploma, June 2008
Advanced Placement Scholar, June 2007 + June 2008
SUBJECTS OF EXPERTISE:
OAT Natural Sciences: Biology
DAT Natural Sciences: Biology
Neurobiology + Behavior
Molecular + Cell Biology
SAT Subject Test: Biology
Immunology + Pathology
Michael is a great teacher! He uses techniques where you are able to recall what he has taught and use it all along the way, He's calm and patient. Another student I know went from getting an F in physiology to getting an A!
I definitely recommend him.
Mike is a great physiology/biology/science tutor. He is able to take your notes and issues that you may be struggling in and create a comprehensible learning document and live tutoring session. He is passionate, compassionate and can adjust to your learning speed. He is a patient and knowledgeable tutor. I would highly recommend his services to anyone that is struggling in physiology or any other science.
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