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Debbie M. - Tutor in TORRANCE, CA

Subjects: Science-Biology, Biology
Teaching Location: Travel To Student
Travel Radius: 10 mi
Specialties: Secondary Education
Education: Teacher Credential in Life Science
Hourly Rate: $60
Teaching Motto: Learning is fun. You can achieve anything you set your mind to.
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I have taught for 30 years. I am currently teaching AP Biology, Honors Biology, Biology, Physiology and coach the Academic Decathlon team.My students tell me that I am one of the few teachers they know that actually is still excited about what I teach. Because of my red hair and the way I teach, my students gave me the nickname - Ms. Frizzle - years ago and it continues today. I just think I need to be excited about what I teach or how can I expect my students to even like the subject.
"Debbie was wonderful. Debbie was responsive and very knowledgeable and my daughter was overjoyed to have her assistance. Debbie is the right fit and we are going to continue to work with her. We are very pleased with Nextguru and we have given you as a referral to a number of our friends who have children that need assistance."
- Charles A., NextGuru Student in LOS ANGELES CA
"As my Honors and AP Biology teacher, Ms. M taught me to be a student – both a student of academia and a student of life. She understands that there is no one way to learn and she is thus able to adapt to each student’s individual strengths. To this day, I can still painstakingly outline the steps of Mitosis, and more importantly, I am still following all of my life long goals I outlined in a simple “life exercise” in her class my freshman year. Now, ten years later, I am a Yale University graduate with a B.A. in Psychology and I have my own college admissions business helping high school students prepare for and apply to college. I greatly attribute my success to the skills attained in her class and to our continued friendship over the years. Ms. M has more than helped me reach my potential, and I now aspire to follow in her footsteps as I work with my own students. I highly recommend Ms. M to anyone looking not only for an academic tutor, but an inspiring mentor. "
- Jessica K., Student in SOUTH GATE CA
" Debbie M is an extraordinary teacher. She is both passionate and knowledgeable. She is that teacher who goes above and beyond to ensure her students succeed. During school or after school hours, she is always available to her students whether it’s by phone, email, or in person. She is the teacher that is forever fund-raising to provide lab equipment, experiment kits, and field trips for her students. A passionate life-long learner, she is always researching the latest scientific discoveries and seeking supplemental materials to spark her students’ learning interest. She has gone as far as providing our entire class with Biorhythms CD’s – a collection of songs about mitosis, meiosis, RNA transcription, etc. Debbie M is the reason why I was inspired to teach. "
- Cynthia M., Student in SOUTH GATE CA
"I have known M for more than 10 years--she taught me for Honors and AP Biology years ago. I absolutely hate science, being more inclined towards liberal arts but M taught me valuable information that I still remember. She is an extraordinary teacher—definitely one of a kind. I do not know many teachers as dedicated to their profession as Debbie M. She has the ability to really reach her students through different methods (ie, CDs on biology subjects, games on science chapters). She engages the student, even those like myself who struggled in science. Because of her experience with teaching, she understands how to reach every type of student, and really works hard to ensure that the student learns and grasps the information presented. I definitely recommend M for anyone looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher. "
- Claudia P., Student in COMPTON CA
"I was a student of Ms. M for both her Honors Biology class and AP Biology, and I truly believe Ms. M has been the best teacher I have ever had. Ms. M is the type of teacher that gets students excited about learning, and is very knowledgeable about the subjects she teaches. She is a very passionate instructor that always finds a way to make her students learn the material and concepts thoroughly. I’ve known Ms. M for over 10 years, and she is still as passionate about teaching as she was when she was my teacher. I am recommending Ms. M, cause I want students to get the same positive impact I got from having Ms. M as a teacher. "
- Rafael V., Student in SOUTH GATE CA

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