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Tutor profile: Xenia R.

Xenia R.
Science and English tutor – 7 years experience
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About Xenia

About Xenia
I have always had a passion for helping students learn, with seven years of experience. I have worked as a tutor, teaching assistant, and guest teacher, most recently developing Ecology curriculum for an education non-profit. In college, I studied Science (Organismal Biology, more specifically), and have a strong background in English. I worked as a scientist for several years, and can to connect textbook concepts to real, exciting experiences. I love making the material come to life for my students! I have worked with students of all ages,

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
My passion for teaching began in high school. I volunteered as an English/Language Arts tutor for elementary students, running an after-school program for a year. Additionally, I tutored other high school students in Biology and Chemistry. Over the summers, I developed lessons and taught Environmental Science classes at a school in India for students middle and high schoolers. In college, I worked as a Teaching Assistant and Tutor for Introductory Biology classes. In my free time, I volunteered at several elementary schools. I helped...
Scripps College
Environmental Studies/Biology
Bachelor's Degree
2015 - 2019

Work Experience

Work Experience
Agastya International Foundation, Ecology Curriculum Intern
2020 - 2020
Developed activities and lessons on biodiversity for rural Indian schoolchildren.
University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras, Field Research Assistant
2019 - 2019
Worked in the Puerto Rican rainforest to collect data for several ecological studies.
Angel Island Day Camp, Camp Counselor
2019 - 2019
Supervised and led outdoor activities for groups of elementary and middle school children.
W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, Introductory Biology Teaching Assistant and Tutor
2018 - 2019
Taught Introductory Biology laboratory classes along with with a professor. Graded student work. Taught molecular laboratory and field research techniques. Held tutoring sessions to assist students with scientific report-writing, concepts from lectures, and study skills.
Chaparral Elementary School (Claremont, CA), Volunteer Teaching Assistant
2015 - 2019
Helped third grade students with reading, writing, and math during the school day.
University of Sydney (Australia), Research Intern
2018 - 2018
Conducted research on the metabolism of freshwater fish for three months.
W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, Laboratory Research Assistant
2017 - 2018
Conducted laboratory research on the metabolism of barnacles over two summers and three semesters. Presented at a scientific conference. Wrote a Senior Thesis report about the research.
TVS School (Tumkur, India), Volunteer Teacher
2015 - 2017
Developed a week-long course about Antarctica and the environment to 6th and 7th graders through hands-on projects (August 2015). Created and taught a 3-week environmental science course to 8th, 9th, and 10th (August 2016). Created and taught a 1.5-week course on climate change to 9th and 10th graders (August 2017).
Stories For Success – Alamo Elementary School (San Francisco, CA), Volunteer Tutor and Program Coordinator
2013 - 2015
Worked with students in 2nd-5th grade for an hour weekly on reading, writing, and spelling. Communicated with teachers and tutors, oversaw lesson plans, and organized weekly tutoring sessions during the 2015-2016 school year. Created and maintained the program’s website,

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