I am a certified high school biology teacher looking to do some tutoring in the evenings. I specialize in biology, but am also qualified to tutor other science courses. I also offer SAT prep and writing help.
My content knowledge:
Science - In undergraduate, I majored in biology and graduated as valedictorian of my class. I also have a master's of science degree in oceanography, and graduated with a GPA of 3.9. I have worked as a research scientist on several projects where I have studied the genetic regulation of male fertility at Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor, Maine, the mechanical properties of phytoplankton chains at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine, the ecosystem health and biodiversity of a salt marsh in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and the prevalence of invasive species at several sites in Westborough, Massachusetts. Through my education and my lab/field experiences, I have attained a strong science content background and understand what working as a scientist is really like.
Math - I have completed math courses through calculus III
Writing - I love writing and my professors have always commented on my writing abilities. As testament, I have completed three written theses and have published two peer-reviewed scientific papers.
My teaching knowledge/experience:
I am a certified teacher and have a maters degree in science teaching. Through my masters program, I took teaching methods courses focused on biology, physical science, and mathematics as well as courses on curriculum development and special education.
At the undergraduate level, I have worked as a laboratory instructor in both introductory biology as well as anatomy and physiology. I have also taught at the middle school level as a teaching partner in two 6th grade earth science classes, where I helped individual students as well as led group lessons. I have previous tutoring experience at the college level in both statistics and biology.
Through these teaching experiences, I have learned how important it is to understand students' thinking so that I can figure out how to best help. I have learned to recognize when students have misconceptions, and I know how to explain topics in multiple ways for students with different learning styles.
Thank you for considering me as your tutor!
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