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Jeff G.

Seasoned Marine Biologist ready to Help Students in Math and Science

Key Largo, FL (33037)

Travel radius
25 miles
Hourly fee
$45.00
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I have taught students from elementary to college in Math and Science. Additionally, I am a certified SCUBA Instructor who has taken literally hundreds of people on their first open water dives (many of whom had only entry level swimming skills). My teaching experience has demonstrated that each student learns in a different manner and the best teachers are those who can recognize the signs, meet the student at their level, and patiently guide them to the next level.

My teaching methods are a culmination of decades of practical work experience and formal education in the biological and natural sciences. I have a Bachelor's degree in Marine Science from the University of Hawaii and a Master's in Marine Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology. My thesis for both degrees was focused upon the description and statistical analysis of coral reef fishes surrounding the Island of Hawaii. My success in these endeavors required an extensive knowledge of Mathematics and Statistics, Ecology and Marine Biology. I led AAUS dive teams to gather the necessary data, as well as, developed the appropriate computer databases, statistical analysis, scientific and community presentations of the findings.

My experience in education includes a teaching assistantship for senior level Marine Biology and undergraduate Biology courses, after-school tutoring of Math and English for elementary students in Hawaii, professional note-taker for the University of Hawaii, as well as, conducting public outreach programs for the National Park Service within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

More recently I served as a Sea Turtle Biologist capturing, tagging, and monitoring sea turtle populations along the Florida coastline. This included marine science education and public outreach programs. I was also deployed for sea turtle monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Oil Spill.

In summary, I am a confident, professional, and skilled teacher who is patient and detailed in my instruction. I understand the key to owning knowledge is unlocking both the how and why things work. This is true whether it be Science or Math. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your individual needs so we can begin to customize a lesson plan.

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Jeff’s subjects

Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Swimming, Water Polo
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Study Skills
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Biostatistics, Botany, Ecology, Physical Science, Zoology
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Biostatistics

Biostatistics can be defined as the application of statistical analysis to topics in Biology. Biostatistics is especially important in the analysis of data related to fisheries.

My undergraduate and graduate thesis topics focused upon the population dynamics of important reef fishes surrounding the Island of Hawaii. This topic is heavily dependent upon statistics for the comparison of densities between locations over time.

I have become very comfortable with statistics while working on these projects, as well as, the completion of numerous classes in biostatistics and multivariate analysis.

Don't hesitate to contact me as I look forward to the opportunity to assist in the analysis or coursework of students in these subjects.


Microsoft Windows

While working toward my Bachelors and Master's degrees in Marine Science and Marine Biology, I was required to master the use of Microsoft Windows and the many programs contained within.

I utilized Excel and Access for databases, Word and PowerPoint for my thesis and presentations. In addition, I utilized Paint to customize images. Since my graduation, I have continued to utilize Microsoft Windows for professional and personal projects.

I look forward to passing on the knowledge of computer systems that I have gained, and making things easier for students, so they can get on with the business of learning!!

Study Skills

I was termed a non-traditional student when I returned to academia to attain a degree in Biology at the age of 50. One of the most difficult aspects to returning to school was the reestablishment of good study habits.

I became very successful and graduated with honors in both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees. I owe a great deal of my success to learning the advantages of exceptional study habits. I am a firm believer that a student does not have to be the smartest one but can succeed by working hard.

I look forward to working with students to pass on the insight I have gained in the importance of exceptional study habits.

Swimming

My earliest experiences with swimming were not good to say the least. Since those early years I became a competitive water polo player, SCUBA diving instructor, and now swim almost daily off Miami Beach.

I have come to love swimming as not only great exercise, but also calming for the mind and soul. I have many years of experience teaching swimming including the local pool as a teenager and raising my two children at the beaches of Hawaii and Florida.

Water Polo

I can say I was the first of many to participate in the awesome sport of water polo. It all began in California when my surfer friends convinced me to try out for the high school squad. I was instantly hooked and ended up playing for three years in high school and one year in junior college.

My love of water polo was handed down to numerous generations as my nephew, niece,and grandniece followed in my footsteps to play on the same high school team.

I would welcome the opportunity to pass on my generational knowledge regarding this wonderful sport.

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Education

University of Hawaii, Hilo (Marine Science)

Florida Institute of Technology (Master's)

Great tutor! Very responsive, reliable, and effective! Although I only had contact with Jeff through email, I was very impressed with his responsiveness and patience. Jeff worked with my grandson, and I can say that through reports from my son and grandson, Jeff was great to work with. He introduced tools and study methods that were new and effective. From a low D in Biology, my grandson's final biology test score was 89! Quite a difference. I would n ...

— Sherry from Key Largo, FL on 6/23/14);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

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Jeff will travel within 25 miles of Key Largo, FL 33037.

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