I am a college biology
professor. I have a Masters Degree from University of Colorado in Biology as well as an undergraduate degree in Botany
and Environmental Biology.
I have experience working in the environmental regulatory and consulting field for 14 years and I have been teaching college since 2002. I teach online as well as in a traditional classroom setting. My experience is varied - I teach a variety of courses at a variety of campuses and have worked with a diverse group of students including adult-learners, military personnel and traditional college and high school students.
I also have three years of experience teaching high school at a private Christian school. My high school experience involves teaching AP Biology
, AP Environmental Science
, Honors Biology and College Biology to students in grades 9-12. I have experience in AP test preparation
and can administer official AP College Board practice tests in AP Biology and AP Environmental Science as well. This includes grading and reviewing results with students to ensure that the student fully benefits from the practice exam.
I have two children of my own and I am happily married. I enjoy working hard and feel that instilling confidence in a students' own abilities and helping students succeed in their academic endeavors is tremendously rewarding.
I am open to tutoring in alternate zip codes depending on the situation (i.e. the schedule and time of day/needs etc...).
I have passed a live scan Department of Justice background check as part of my employment process and volunteering and being a scout leader at our elementary school requires a background screen as well. I have a current background check for tutoring in this venue.
Initially, to ensure parent and student comfort I prefer to tutor in a quiet public place such as library or with a parent present (if at all possible). As a parent, I want other parents to be comfortable with the safety of their child.
If I feel that your tutoring needs could be better served by an alternate tutor I will be honest and communicate this. Additionally, depending on location and situation/tutoring needs I will consider lowering my fee. I do have a cancellation fee because my time is valuable and I believe it is important to communicate that if a student cancels at the last minute or does not show I will need to be compensated. Similarly, I value a student and parents' time and will extend the same courtesy if I am ill etc...
I welcome your questions and look forward to working with you and your child.
24 hours notice required
My hourly rate of 65 dollars applies to cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.
Travels within 20 miles of Santa Ana, CA 92706