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I am a licensed Biology teacher in the Fort Wayne area that tutors students mainly in Biology and Environmental Science, although I can tutor in some other scientific areas as well. I studied Biology at Purdue University where I specialized in Ecology, Evolution, and Population Biology and Environmental Science. After working in industry for 5 years, I returned to school to get my teaching credentials. I have been working for the past six years as a substitute teacher in the area while raising my daughter and looking for a full time teaching position. I've most recently worked at Fort Wayne Community Schools Summer School where I taught a remedial Biology I course. 85% of my students in this class were able to recover their credit! This year I will return to the Fort Wayne Community Schools system as a substitute. In addition to working as a substitute teacher, I worked for four summers at Ouabache State Park as an interpretive naturalist. There I gave programs to the public on a wide variety of topics, including science and history. If you are from the area, you may have visited the park to see the bison - the only herd in our state park system! I am currently working on becoming an Indiana Master Naturalist and have volunteered in the area to give programs about nature. This often means making appearances in elementary schools as Mother Nature, which is something I truly enjoy!
As a tutor, I work with students to improve their problem solving skills. Science is a tough subject for many due to the difficulty of the reading and vocabulary, so I typically work with students on their reading, writing, and vocabulary skills. I strive to meet my students at their current level and work with them to bring their understanding forward to a point where they can be successful in the classroom by getting to know my students and their strengths and weaknesses. From there, I work with the student (and parents) to design a program that will work best for the student.
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