Alecia is a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a degree in Biological Sciences and 4 years in the Letters and Sciences Honors program. For six years, Alecia has worked as a Private Tutor, Teaching Assistant, and Aquarium Educator to help students of all ages succeed in their mathematical and scientific (STEM) pursuits, including all levels of Math, AP Chemistry, and Physics. She excels in all K-12 math and science subjects, however, she values Language Arts and visual arts as well. Alecia is also skilled at helping students organize their class materials and improve their time management & study skills. Students love her passion and fun energy, and parents love her reliability and thoroughness that bring real results. Overall, Alecia wants her students to feel empowered in their ability to tackle those daunting STEM subjects, and to demonstrate the practical applications of science and math in our everyday lives.
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Evan graduated from Mira Costa High School. He has experience tutoring high school students in AP Chemistry, AP Physics, and AP Calculus, as well as geometry, algebra, and precalculus. In high school, he scored a 5 on the AP chem, calc, and physics tests and a perfect score on the Chemistry SAT subject test. With his students, he focuses on study habits, simplifying concepts, and sharing his enthusiasm for learning. He has been awarded the PTSA Recognition Award for chemistry, the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award, first place in the Playa Vista Optimists International Essay contest, and more. Outside of school, Evan loves to exercise, read, surf, play soccer, and work as a surf instructor.
Amaya was born and raised here in the city of Los Angeles. She graduated from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in 2014 and in June of 2018, Amaya received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry at the University of California San Diego. Amaya has always had a passion for science but after her success in her high school AP Chemistry course, she realized how much she loved the subject and wanted to further her studies at the university level. After graduating college, Amaya decided to take a few gap years before returning to school. Amaya currently works at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in the Division of Cancer Research and Training where her primary area of study is Breast Cancer research. In the future, Amaya hopes to attend medical school and follow her dream of becoming a radiologist. In Amaya’s free time, she loves reading, playing the piano, spending time with friends and family, and walking her silky terrier on the beach! Amaya loves helping others and sharing her knowledge of chemistry with students to aid their success in such courses would not only be a rewarding experience, but also a consequential one. Amaya looks forward to meeting her students!
Just knowing the subject of chemistry does not guarantee a tutor will be able to effectively teach or tutor Chemistry. At Beach Cities Tutoring, chemistry tutors assess the student?s needs before targeting their weaknesses. The needs assessment consists of assessing the student?s learning style, content knowledge, and personal interests/goals. Since Chemistry requires a lot of memorization, tutors will help also teach students mnemonics to help more easily remember terms, names, symbols and equations.
Another important part of being an effective chemistry tutor is being enthusiastic about the subject. Beach Cities Tutors try to make chemistry fun and are passionate about the benefits of Chemistry in everyday life. Our tutors encourage students to ask questions about topics that they don?t understand or want to gain a more in depth knowledge about.
Since Chemistry can be a stressful class for some, tutors teach specific test taking strategies to reduce test taking anxiety as well as teach specific study skills strategies to help lessen student stress. Most importantly, your Chemistry tutor can not only help with homework but he/she can create extra practice questions so that students can gain confidence and a strong foundation. Chemistry tutors are well organized to make the most effective use of the tutoring session, but allow flexibility if certain topics require more time and attention.
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