I have a strong background in biology, ecology, and mathematics, and am currently studying the behavioral ecology of large predators like sharks. I teach college students and am looking to help younger students (K-12) succeed in course work they may be struggling with as well as provide motivation to improve their educational habitats. In addition to experience in the classroom, I have served as a tutor, mentor for young adults with the Boy Scouts of America, and hands-on teacher about the environment in the Florida Everglades. I aim to use active learning methods with students by pointing them to the answer or encouraging them to review previous material rather than simply providing answers to questions - I’ve found this enables students to actually learn material rather than memorizing it for a short period. I also use real-life examples from my work and my colleagues’ work to improve understanding. And, in addition to my educational background I also have considerable experience in athletics and outdoor activities.
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