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Tamsin W.

Inspiring PhD Science Writer tutors Biology, Writing, all levels

San Diego, CA (92107)

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I have over twenty years of experience as an educator, writer, researcher, consultant, and entrepreneur in Sustainability and the Life Sciences. I am passionate and knowledgeable, inspiring, patient, and understanding. I love to share my excitement and knowledge with the public of all ages. Let me help you be everything you can be!

Presently, I write a science and nature blog with over 2500 readers worldwide, and provide Biomimicry (sustainable innovation inspired by nature) consulting, educational guidance, workshops, and writing to magazines, universities, grade schools, museums, zoos, and Fortune 500 companies. I write fiction and non-fiction, and I love it!

I graduated with an undergraduate degree (with Honors) in Biology/Ecology and Fine Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1991. I worked as a Marine Biologist, then went on to do my doctoral studies at New York University in Biological Anthropology through a scholarship award, studying population genetics, ecology, behavior, and evolution in social mammals, like whales in Madagascar and baboons in Ethiopia.

I really enjoy getting all kinds of people, especially children, hooked on science, nature, and writing. I have three boys of my own, and two of them have learning disabilities. I've gotten pretty good at keeping them engaged, focused, and feeling successful. I can do it for your kids too!

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Tamsin’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Career Development, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Biology, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Career Development
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Biology, Botany, Ecology, Genetics, Zoology
ACT English, ACT Reading, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing


I love to write! My doctorate is in Biological Anthropology, and I currently write science and nature articles for magazines and blogs. I'm working on a novel set in Africa, as well as a non-fiction book about how nature can help us design better businesses. I write a blog with 4300 readers in 35 countries, and I'm also the Writer and COntent Developer for the California Association of Museums.

I also love to help others write better! I give writing workshops at San DIego Writers, Ink, and I'm a member of the National Association of Science Writers. I'm a great editor, proofreader, and teacher. I can provide whatever level of assistance you need, quickly and efficiently, and I can get you that A+!


My doctorate is in Evolutionary Biology, and I studied baboons and other primates in Ethiopia. I currently work as a Biomimicry consultant, guiding organizations to discover ways that nature's genius can help them innovate. I offer guided nature walks, and work with the San Diego Zoo on bioinspired design. I write science and nature articles for magazines and books, and have a Biomimicry blog with 4300 readers in 35 countries.

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University California, Santa Cruz

New York University (Master's)

New York University (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Rates negotiable depending on volume

Travel policy

Tamsin will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92107.

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