As a multi, state-certified middle through high school Science teacher I have many years of exciting experience teaching & tutoring both public and private school students to success. Motivation is crucial in any successful tutorial work. I know and understand how to motivate by inspiring students to do their best by sharing the joy of science discovery and by rigorous practice and modeling be it standardized state tests, classroom examinations, or lab writing.
Teaching and tutoring science can be a joyous celebration of life. Or it can be a royal pain in the gluteus maximus. It all depends on attitude. All too often classroom teachers shunt their students through a pure textbook-oriented course without once having them whiff the adventurous philosophy, the quirky dreams, and the creative drive that animates research in the real world. The romance of science is one of the best-kept secrets in education today. True science is often a brain boggling, lump in the throat experience.
Over the years I have set up/established many innovative, science programs, ranging from student archeological digs, summer geology-backpacking trip in the Rockies, to an island-based coral reef expedition on Bermuda.
I've also written several best selling science lab books and field guides for middle school students where my students and their parents helped me uncover unusual American geological and archeological sites.
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