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Sal T.

Lafayette, CO

$65/hr

SCIENCE TUTORING: MIDDLE though HIGH SCHOOL by Certified Teacher

Background check passed as of 3/25/13
Usually responds in about 2 days

SCIENCE TUTORING: MIDDLE though HIGH SCHOOL by Certified Teacher

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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.

Homeschool:
Biology

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

I have a BA Anthropology/Human Biology. A MA Human Biology and field activity from Oxford. I have 25 years teaching / tutoring Biology.

Geology

I have a BA in Anthropology/Human Biology, with a MA from Oxford I did 4 years of archeological/geological field work on Majorca. Taught / Tutored Middle and High School Geology for 25 years. I developed/led an island / geology summer field course on Bermuda for 20 years--we explored caves, analyzed stalactite formation (varves), growth patterns and more.

Physical Science

I've taught Physical Science at both public and private schools. I created an Inventions Program to utilize physical science skills of my students--allowing for real-world application of PS concepts. I am certified in several states.

SUNY Buffalo
Oxford University
Master's
University Massachusetts
Master's

Education

SUNY Buffalo

Oxford University (Master's)

University Massachusetts (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sal will travel within 20 miles of Lafayette, CO 80026.


About Sal

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.

Education

SUNY Buffalo
Oxford University
Master's
University Massachusetts
Master's

Education

SUNY Buffalo

Oxford University (Master's)

University Massachusetts (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lafayette, CO 80026

Sal’s Subjects

Homeschool:
Biology

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Sal T.

Sal T. passed a background check on 3/25/13. The check was ordered by Sal through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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