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Nicole K.

Jupiter, FL

$45/hr

PhD inspiring students in sciences and maths

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PhD inspiring students in sciences and maths

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I have always truly loved learning. Teaching and sharing this passion has just come as second nature.

I have a PhD in Aquatic Animal health/Aquaculture/Conservation/Fisheries from the University of Tasmania, a Master of Science in Marine Biology from the University of Maine and a B.S. in Marine Science and Biology with minors in Environmental Science and Chemistry, from University of Miami. I have also won several awards for science communication, both at the national and international level.

I have 9 years of teaching experience, including 6 years at the University level and 3 years teaching children and young teens. I enjoy the challenge of connecting my students to their subject, and motivating them to want to learn more. Science and Maths are my specialty, in particular biology and statistics. I have also published several peer-reviewed publications and can assist with scientific methods, scientific writing and several computer programs such as statistical packages (SPSS & R), Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

I endeavor to tailor my classes, tutoring sessions and/or learning experiences to each students' own learning style and interests. I also welcome any and all feedback, from both parent and student, to enhance my teaching ability. Tutoring sessions can either take place in a private room at a local library (FAU honors and PBSC are both open until late) or at a location which is most convenient for the student and parent.

Looking forward to hearning from you!

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor!"

- LIISA, Jupiter, FL on 12/10/14

"Great Tutor"

- Leayne, Jupiter, FL on 9/15/14

"My tutor is making it possible for me to finish my PhD"

- Susan, Jupiter, FL on 8/26/14

"Excellent Math Tutor"

- Linda, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 5/1/14

"Thoughtful, methodical educator "

- Kara, Jupiter, FL on 1/24/14

"Greatful!"

- Nancy, North Palm Beach, FL on 10/18/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Finite Math,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Biostatistics,
Botany,
Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics,
Geology, Microbiology, Physical Science, Physiology, Zoology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS
History:
American History, Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Biology, Chemistry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
SPSS, Statistics

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.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is one of the most important stepping stones into complex mathematics. It is also difficult for many, with the introduction of several new concepts. I have been a University lecturer and tutor in maths for many years. I have developed techniques to not only teach the concepts of Algebra 1, but to also inspire students to want to continue into complex mathematics.

Algebra 2

I completely understand how math can be challenging. I have 8 years of teaching experience, 5 at the University level. From teaching hundreds of students, I have learned several techniques to help inspire students understanding and learning.

Biostatistics

I have taught university level data handling and presentation as well as quantitative methods to biological scientists. Both at the undergraduate and graduate level, 5 years of experience. I also have several peer-reviewed statistical publications and commercial statistical consultancy experience.
I enjoy teaching statistics and helping solve research questions, and believe statistics can and should be taught using real world situations and everyday language.

Botany

As a University lecturer in marine biology, botany was an important part of the general biology unit I instructed. Classes I have instructed include plant reproduciton (including contrasting the three different pollination strategies- water, wind, and animal-mediated), taxonomy, evolution, natural selection, and energy and nutrient webs among others. From Mendel's experiements to GMO's, botany continues to be an important part of modern science education.

Finite Math

Finite math is a catch all term used to describe many mathematics fields outside of calculus. It is usually required for business type majors. I have not only been granted a minor in mathematics, I have also taught mathematics at the University level. Recently I have also taken math for MBA's, i.e. finance, accounting, and operations management statistics. Tutoring in maths and sciences is my specialty. And I have several years tutoring experience with finite math specifically.

Genetics

I have taken both an undergraduate and a graduate level course in genetics. Genetics has also become a part of my teaching, within general biology and statistics at the Undergraduate level. As well as a small component of my research.

To me, teaching genetics has two components (1) relating genetics to the students using specific examples and (2) some of memorization is required. Genetics is difficult, but understanding the basics will allow most students to reason out problems.

Prealgebra

I have learned tremendously from the hundreds of students I have taught math, and completely understand how it can be challenging for some students. Understanding not every person learns in the same way, I have come up with some tricks to help inspire even the most struggling students.

Public Speaking

I am an international award winning science communicator, winning the Fresh Science 2013 science communication competition for all of Australia as well as the Australian Society of Parasitology best oral presentation award in 2012. Along with my Fresh Science award, I received over a week of intensive media training with several international media and business outlets including the ABC, Associated Press, the Science minister, a large hedge fund investor group, and numerous educational outlets (i.e. TV, radio, print, in person presentations, and business meetings). As a result of my skills and training, I have presented to tens of thousands of people, and been featured in hundreds of international press pieces all around the world.

Statistics

I enjoy teaching statistics and helping solve research questions. I believe statistics can and should be taught using real world situations and everyday language. I have taught University level data handling and presentation as well as quantitative methods to biological scientists. Both at the Undergraduate and Graduate level, 5 years experience. I also have several peer-reviewed statistical publications and commercial statistical consultancy experience. I find when students begin to understand why we need to do statistics, they see it can be our friend rather than our foe.

University of Miami
Marine biology
University of Maine
Master's
University of Tasmania
PhD

Education

University of Miami (Marine biology)

University of Maine (Master's)

University of Tasmania (PhD)

Excellent tutor! — Nicole has been just wonderful tutoring my two teens on pre-calc. Very reliable, on time, and great communicator. Definitely recommend! ...

— LIISA, Jupiter, FL on 12/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nicole will travel within 20 miles of Jupiter, FL 33458.


About Nicole

I have always truly loved learning. Teaching and sharing this passion has just come as second nature.

I have a PhD in Aquatic Animal health/Aquaculture/Conservation/Fisheries from the University of Tasmania, a Master of Science in Marine Biology from the University of Maine and a B.S. in Marine Science and Biology with minors in Environmental Science and Chemistry, from University of Miami. I have also won several awards for science communication, both at the national and international level.

I have 9 years of teaching experience, including 6 years at the University level and 3 years teaching children and young teens. I enjoy the challenge of connecting my students to their subject, and motivating them to want to learn more. Science and Maths are my specialty, in particular biology and statistics. I have also published several peer-reviewed publications and can assist with scientific methods, scientific writing and several computer programs such as statistical packages (SPSS & R), Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

I endeavor to tailor my classes, tutoring sessions and/or learning experiences to each students' own learning style and interests. I also welcome any and all feedback, from both parent and student, to enhance my teaching ability. Tutoring sessions can either take place in a private room at a local library (FAU honors and PBSC are both open until late) or at a location which is most convenient for the student and parent.

Looking forward to hearning from you!

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor!"

- LIISA, Jupiter, FL on 12/10/14

"Great Tutor"

- Leayne, Jupiter, FL on 9/15/14

"My tutor is making it possible for me to finish my PhD"

- Susan, Jupiter, FL on 8/26/14

"Excellent Math Tutor"

- Linda, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 5/1/14

"Thoughtful, methodical educator "

- Kara, Jupiter, FL on 1/24/14

"Greatful!"

- Nancy, North Palm Beach, FL on 10/18/13
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Education

University of Miami
Marine biology
University of Maine
Master's
University of Tasmania
PhD

Education

University of Miami (Marine biology)

University of Maine (Master's)

University of Tasmania (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Jupiter, FL 33458

Nicole’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Finite Math,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Biostatistics,
Botany,
Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics,
Geology, Microbiology, Physical Science, Physiology, Zoology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS
History:
American History, Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Biology, Chemistry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
SPSS, Statistics

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.


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