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#### Preferred Subjects

Organic Chemistry, CLEP College Composition, CLEP Precalculus, College Algebra, College Essays, COMPASS Mathematics, Competition Math, Elementary Algebra, Elementary Math, GED, CLEP College Algebra, CLEP Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physical Science, Pre-Algebra, Pre-Calculus, PSAT, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Theory, Honors Chemistry, Honors, General Chemistry, Geometry, SSAT, STAAR, Study Skills, Study Skills And Organization, Summer Tutoring, Test Prep, Thermochemistry, Trigonometry, Vocabulary, Special Education, Science, Gifted, Graduate Test Prep, GRE, Reading, SAT, SAT Subject Test in Chemistry, SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1, SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2, SAT Subject Tests, Writing, Multivariable Calculus, 10th Grade, AP English Literature and Composition, Arithmetic, ASPIRE, CAHSEE, Calculus 1, ACT with Writing, ACT, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, AP English Language and Composition, AP Chemistry, ADD, ADHD, Advanced Placement, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Analytical Chemistry, AP, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension, Calculus 2, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Intermediate Algebra, Kindergarten - 8th Grade, Laboratory, Linear Algebra, Math, ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra, 9th Grade Writing, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 9th Grade math, 9th Grade Reading, Middle School

- Organic Chemistry
- CLEP College Composition
- CLEP Precalculus
- College Algebra
- College Essays
- COMPASS Mathematics
- Competition Math
- Elementary Algebra
- Elementary Math
- GED
- CLEP College Algebra
- CLEP Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Physical Science
- Pre-Algebra
- Pre-Calculus
- PSAT
- Quantum Mechanics
- Quantum Theory
- Honors Chemistry
- Honors
- General Chemistry
- Geometry
- SSAT
- STAAR
- Study Skills
- Study Skills And Organization
- Summer Tutoring
- Test Prep
- Thermochemistry
- Trigonometry
- Vocabulary
- Special Education
- Science
- Gifted
- Graduate Test Prep
- GRE
- Reading
- SAT
- SAT Subject Test in Chemistry
- SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1
- SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2
- SAT Subject Tests
- Writing
- Multivariable Calculus
- 10th Grade
- AP English Literature and Composition
- Arithmetic
- ASPIRE
- CAHSEE
- Calculus 1
- ACT with Writing
- ACT
- 11th Grade
- 12th Grade
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP Chemistry
- ADD
- ADHD
- Advanced Placement
- Algebra 1
- Algebra 2
- Analytical Chemistry
- AP
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- 1st Grade
- 2nd Grade
- ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
- Calculus 2
- Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Intermediate Algebra
- Kindergarten - 8th Grade
- Laboratory
- Linear Algebra
- Math
- ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
- 9th Grade Writing
- 3rd Grade
- 4th Grade
- 5th Grade
- 6th Grade
- 7th Grade
- 8th Grade
- 9th Grade
- 9th Grade math
- 9th Grade Reading
- Middle School

#### Education

Departmental Honors. Chemistry B.S at University of California, Santa Cruz. Dean's Honors. GRE 160Q, 160V, 5.5 Essay#### Experience

Hi,I am available for tutoring in the Santa Cruz area! Over 10 years teaching experience!

I have spent the last year teaching University level Chemistry at Penn State as a full time instructor. This included teaching over 400 students in a variety of courses, including introductory chemistry and practical laboratory courses.

I have a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, with Honors. My 10 years of teaching experience includes teaching Chemistry at Penn State and UC Santa Cruz, over two years as an instructor and tutor employed by UC Santa Cruz for College-level classes in Chemistry, Physics, and Math. Additionally, I worked with elementary school children for 5 years, teaching a second language. I have worked with over 1000 students, including students with specific needs, and studying requirements.

My approach to teaching has more to do with thinking outside the box and finding a method and/or explanation that makes sense to the student rather than forcing a way of thought or structure onto the unique thinking style of each student. I work with a studentâ€™s strengths to determine the best possible way to teach and develop the knowledge and problem-solving skills that are necessary for success in any subject, especially Chemistry and Math. Over my 10 years of experience, I have worked with a wide range of students, from elementary to re-entry university students, and students with learning disabilities, including ADHD and Autism.

Students that work with me show an increase in grades, higher test scores, complete homework assignments regularly and correctly, and have a better understanding of the material that prepares them for more advanced courses. I also work with students to improve study skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and develop skills to relate material to more concrete examples.

I look forward to working with you!

Ethel

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