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Introduction: " Teaching is my job, my career, my passion, and my life."-- Yanming Zhang Counseling is my tool to serve God, sharing His grace and love with His people. Yanming is a teacher, and any teacher should be an engineer of souls. I, Yanming Zhang, MA, can teach any subjects at any time, with a textbook and without preparation because I am constantly teaching AP levels of Calculus AB, BC, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Statistics, Economics, Accounting; ACT Math, and Science, English and Reading, Writing/Essay, SAT, Mandarin, including Graduate/College/High School levels of math and science. I am familiar with 120 different subjects, including all the standard tests. I am a top expert in about 60 of those subjects. I was a Gold Medal winner for the 10th international Biology Olympiad in Uppsala, Sweden 1999 (Wow, that was 20 years ago) as a high school senior representing China ( see profile picture for my images of my gold medal). I ranked #2 out of 1.3 billion people in China that year. I have graduated from the best college in the best university (Peking University, College of Life Sciences) in China in 2003. When I was in college I got an interview from Harvard Medical School which was the only medical school I applied in 2002. I have a master's degree in Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis ( which had the second-best medical school in the USA at that time, just under Harvard medical school) in 2007. After getting the degree from WashU, I worked at Washington University Medical School for 4 years and became a high school teacher after that. In 2017, I quit my daytime job and committed full time ( or overtime :-) into my tutoring center (STL Tutor or Tutor for USA) which is the best tutoring center now in the St. Louis area according to yelp.com, and one of the best in the whole USA. I had been a certified teacher for AP Calculus AB and BC (for 8 years), AP Physics (for 8 years), AP Chemistry ( for 6 years), and AP Biology (for 5 years). See website stltutor.com for credentials and certifications. 24,000 teaching and tutoring hours served in the past 7 years. I am a pioneer and one of the first generation, online-teaching instructors in the USA or even in the whole world. The online lesson will come with a satisfaction guaranteed risk-free lesson--you pay only when you are satisfied. For the online lessons, you have no long term commitment and can stop at any time whenever you find out this is not suitable for you, which has never happened. I retained every one of my online students and they all have given me a good review as you can see from my profile. One thing I would like to mention is that each individualized one-on-one online lesson could be recorded for your own reference and record. You can view the link and/or download the video to keep on file. With the internet and the popularity of mobile devices, the era of going somewhere to do something has passed (when was the last time you drive to Walmart to buy some toilet paper or daily life items? Or, how about just click a few buttons on Amazon.com or eBay.com and everything will arrive in one or two or at most five days? When was the last time you watched a movie in a theatre? How about watching Netflix within a click?) If you need to pass an exam in a day or two or in a week, I am here to save you! Known as a "God-send" NUMEROUS times. I can teach a whole semester's Chemistry work/curriculum in 1-5 hours depending on the curriculum and your ability to handle information. If you know nothing about Calculus and have a normal IQ, I can have you to get a 5 with AP Calculus AB or BC in 12 hours. This is not boasting but just a simply stated fact and done deals in the past. I can do this because I am a certified AP teacher by College Board in many areas and have seen, taught, and designed the practice/ real tests numerous times. I have good planning insights, strategies, shortcuts, memory tricks to conquer any STANDARD Tests. I have ever increased an ACT composite score by 9 points in 15 hours or increased scores of ACT English section by 5-7 scores in 2-6 hours or even in 15 mins. Try me for free if you have trouble understanding or imagining how this guy can do all these that I am talking about. All you need to reward me is to leave me a fair review and "go and tell in on the mountain" :-) Again, I was a Biology Olympiad Gold Medal winner in Uppsala, Sweden 1999 as a high school senior representing P.R. China. I have studied Chemistry for 24 years, Biology for 22 years, Physics for 23 years, and math since I was 4. For my Mandarin lessons, I mainly do one-on-one, but I have already started my group lessons. I have "no experience level", "beginner level"," intermediate level" and "advanced level classes". I have taught Mandarin to the following students one-on-one: a financial advisor in NYC, an army officer in Seatle, a Microsoft consultant in Seatle, a manager in a global financial/loan company in San Diago, several investment bank directors, a physician in California, a medical student in Philadelphia, a manager in 3M company in California who deals a lot with FBI, a Harvard lawyer, a lot of other college students along east and west coast. and many many many more. All 5-star ratings! I have taught Daily Life Chinese (72 students) Financial/Business Chinese (18 students), Medical Chinese, ( 5 students) Judicial Chinese (2 students) Musical Chinese (1 student) Wedding Chinese (1 student) For the standard tests, I can tutor SSAT, ISEE, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, ASVAB, LSAT, GED, and HiSET, and my others like STARR(State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. I trained about 150 students to pass the MCAT, my students went to Harvard, Yale, GWU, Chicago, Michigan, Wisconsin-Madison. I have trained many students to be medical doctors, engineers, army officers, and lawyers. I have been an exam maker since 2012. For example, I was making a set of MCAT related physics quizzes and exams for the Physics class of the Biomedical Program for the University of Texas in 2018. I made the whole set in one month in August in 2017, spending 180 hours in one month on top of my teaching and tutoring and taking care of my two lovely boys together with my wife. I have helped every one of my students to learn and achieve academic success. Every student has at least one letter grade improvement, passed a standard test, or landed on a job. No one under my supervision ever failed. Helping them to build a sound foundation of math and science and Mandarin is very satisfying. You will do the same too! I promise! God bless! All the Glory goes to the Lord in heaven! He sitteth King forever, in our hearts! Remember John 3:16. LORD, thank you for your Spirit and Jesus! God bless everyone! When God opens the way for the accomplishment of certain work and gives assurance of success, the chosen instrumentality must do all in his power to bring about the promised result. In proportion to the enthusiasm and perseverance with which the work is carried forward will be the success given. God can work miracles for His people only as they act their part with untiring energy. He calls for men of devotion to His work, men of moral courage, with an ardent love for souls, and with a zeal that never flags. Such workers will find no task too arduous, no prospect too hopeless; they will labor on, undaunted, until apparent defeat is turned into glorious victory. Not even prison walls nor the martyr’s stake beyond will cause them to swerve from their purpose of laboring together with God for the upbuilding of His kingdom. Prophets and Kings, page 263 Amazing news: Yanming has partnered with Inspira Futures, the world’s pre-eminent MBA admissions consulting firm. Their team includes former admissions committee members from Stanford GBS, Wharton, and Columbia Business School. Inspira helps Yanming’s best clients achieve their dreams of attending top business schools like Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, and Wharton by supporting them with every aspect of the application process including essay writing, resume writing, interview prep, and more.
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Tara S.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

Ming was me and my husband’s first marriage counselor and we really enjoyed talking with him. We chose him over others because he offered an outline that referenced bible verses and as a Christian that was very appealing to us. He started the session with a prayer and took us through scripture that was relevant to our life. We appreciated that he got to know us and developed a session that was specific to our needs. I definitely recommend him as a counselor, especially if you are a Christian!
May 13, 2021
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Ben N.

Mandarin Lessons

Teacher Ming was prompt, helpful and flexible. He gives strong lessons and knows his content. He was a pleasure to work with.
Aug 25, 2021
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NV R.

Mandarin Lessons

Ming is awesome with my 13 year old! He is patient and ensure he understands each Math lesson. Most importantly he is really positive and encouraging during his sessions. My son is enjoying his time with Ming and feels that he is growing tremendously in his Math skills! Would definitely recommend Ming to anyone looking for help in any area!!!
Sep 13, 2021
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Saher A.

Science Tutoring

Prof Yanming is the best online tutor i’ve come across! Very hardworking and dedicated to his work. He is super responsive and accurately solves my problems in the most simple and easy ways. I would 100% recommend him to whoever needs helps in any science or math based courses. Thank you so much Yanming! You truly are a lifesaver!
Aug 15, 2021
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Dana L.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

Conselor Ming was very helpful. He reached out to me in a timely manner and with genuine concern. He also helped me look at things in a different perspective in just one session. I highly recommend! I look for to our continued sessions!
Aug 7, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Online discounts: Free hours of service when you and me have time. Loving discounts for long-term customers: The first service hour is free if prepay 5 hours of service lessons. No contracts or obligations and refunds available. Short-term discounts: Free first hour if you are not satisfied. ( Customer voluntarily choose pay or not to pay after the first lesson. nothing else is needed. Customers will NOT be asked for a reason or challenged with anything. ) Actually, everyone has been satisfied so far. Travel to my office option is no longer available due to COVID-19. Discounts available could be $39-$45 for the first hour. The lesson will be free if you are dissatisfied and do not want to continue, which has never happened before.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    DIVE method. Distribute a diagnostic test. Identify the problems. giVe instructions. Evaluate again.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Master's degree( Chemistry) from Washington University in St Louis, Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Peking University, the best college of the best university in P.R. China. Harvard Medical School interviewee. Washington University in St. Lous Medical School biomedical researcher Have been married for 16 years. Have been a "Christian" and studied bible for 16 year. Owning a 75-acre farm in the Mark Twain forest in MO. Taught 8 years of AP Calculus AB/BC, 8 years of AP Physics, 7 years of AP Chemistry, AP Biology. A few years of precalculus, geometry, Algebra 1, Algebra 2. Princeton Review instructor for MCAT Biology/Physics ( 7 rounds of MCAT classes in two years, 150 medical students served).

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