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This marvelous career as a teacher (a career that I love) comes from a lifelong love of learning. I know firsthand--after four years of university, four years of dental school, six months as a General Dental Practice Resident, and one year in graduate school--why diligence and perseverance leads to learning and its rewards.
I specialize in tutoring biological sciences (anatomy, physiology, genetics, microbiology, general biology, and zoology) and dental sciences (nutrition, dental pharmacology, and oral microbiology) and K-8 subjects (science, math, vocabulary, and spelling) for success in K-8, high school, college, and dental assisting and dental hygiene programs.
I've always held myself to a high standard. I welcome feedback, but the paramount feedback is a student validating their competency.
As an educator, I have tutored thousands of students to help them reach their goals. I do not judge, and I stress the importance of self-worth. I practice "tell, show, and do." I tell a student about the topic; then I show them how to interpret that topic. Last, I have them explain it me in their own words. I do not move on to new topics unless I am satisfied that the student understands the topic.
To ensure that the students have a quiet and comfortable study space, I tutor in my living room. However, I am very willing to travel to another location that is convenient (and within 20 miles or less from my home) to you.
I charge my regular rate for cancellations that are made less than 24 hours in advance. I offer one opportunity for a make-up session if it is made within 5 business days of the original tutoring session.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your goals.
There is no end in sight to knowledge and learning; learning is insight to knowledge.
I was diagnosed, by a licensed psychologist, with Aspergers on January 9, 2014. This diagnosis explained many of my social problems. I have learned, as an adult, how to cope with this developmental disorder which enabled me to become a dentist, and then a teacher and an administrator of dental hygiene and dental assisting students.
I have tutored numerous students with Aspergers during my 24 years of teaching.
I understand how they need to be taught.
In addition, I have two children with Aspergers, and I have been able to tutor, critique, explain, be very understanding of their disabilities during their lives.
In June 1983, I graduated, with a DDS, from New York University College of Dentistry.
From July through December 1983, I was a General Dental Practice Resident at Center in Queens, NY.
I was a practicing chair side dentist, and a volunteer attending dentist in the Dental Department in Nassau Community Medical Center in Garden City, NY, for 6 years, until complications of back surgery left me disabled.
For 14 years, I was the chair of three dental hygiene and three dental assisting programs in which I taught almost every class.
I took a genetics class in college and in graduate school.
Genetics was included in my general biology and human anatomy and physiology curricula, which I taught for 10 years.
I taught senior-level genetics at a state university in Georgia.
I took and passed Nutrition while in dental school.
From 2000 through 2013 I developed the syllabus and curriculum for Biochemical and Nutritional aspects of Dental Hygiene.
I taught Biochemical and Nutritional aspects of Dental Hygiene for 5 years.
I took continuing education on Nutrition topics.
I took Pharmacology in dental school.
I was taught more pharmacology while a General Dental Practice Resident.
I created and developed the syllabus and curriculum for Dental Pharmacology which I taught for 13 years.
I attended numerous continuing dental education seminars on the newest pharmacologic agents.
I took general biology and comparative vertebrate anatomy which included zoology of invertebrates and vertebrates.
I also took ecology, marine biology (which included zoology of invertebrates and vertebrates), protozoology, and parasitology.
Zoology was a major component of my general biology curriculum, which I taught for ten years.
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