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Courtney F.

Waldorf, MD

$45/hr

English and Writing, Biology, Environmental Science Tutor

Background check passed as of 10/14/13
Usually responds in about 5 hours

English and Writing, Biology, Environmental Science Tutor

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While I am just beginning my tutoring career, I have spent the last four years, my college education, in a discussion with fellow students, helping others with my advancements in the fields of Reading, Literature, Proofreading, Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and other subdisciplines of English and Science. Having earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and completing a minor in Biology, I have plenty of experience with the subject matter I hope to tutor. I have taken many literature and creative writing classes, so communicating important ideas about literature has become second nature. In regard to Biology, I have experience in both lecture and laboratory settings; not only do I understand the content, but I am also knowledgeable about many laboratory practices, and able to advise on laboratory experiments from dissections to gel electrophoresis.

My experience with education has been that what you're learning won't stick until you've found some way to appreciate the subject matter and relate it to yourself. I see tutoring as a way for me to share a love for English and Science, rather than for me to tell a student what to learn. I try not to see teaching as a hierarchy— a student will have his or her own areas of expertise, just as I have mine, and I see the role of a tutor being one of a fellow learner rather than just another teacher. I want learning to be a positive experience, and for my students to feel confident earning good grades and being a dynamic and thoughtful member of a class. Because I am interested in this approach, my ideal students are of middle and high school ages. I look forward to hearing from you!

English:
Bible Studies, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology,
Botany, Ecology, Microbiology, Physiology, Psychology, Zoology
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Biology,
English,
Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

38 academic credits (laboratory and lecture):
Human Physiology
Plant Biology
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Invertebrate Zoology
Animal Behavior
Conservation Biology
Ornithology

English

I have over four years of professional editing experience as well as four years of English/writing coursework that culminated into a 4.0 GPA. Multiple writing workshop and literature classes have prepared me to speak constructively about others' writing and interpretations. As a published poet, I understand language and enjoy sharing it with others.

Hollins University

Education

Hollins University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Courtney will travel within 25 miles of Waldorf, MD 20601.


About Courtney


While I am just beginning my tutoring career, I have spent the last four years, my college education, in a discussion with fellow students, helping others with my advancements in the fields of Reading, Literature, Proofreading, Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and other subdisciplines of English and Science. Having earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and completing a minor in Biology, I have plenty of experience with the subject matter I hope to tutor. I have taken many literature and creative writing classes, so communicating important ideas about literature has become second nature. In regard to Biology, I have experience in both lecture and laboratory settings; not only do I understand the content, but I am also knowledgeable about many laboratory practices, and able to advise on laboratory experiments from dissections to gel electrophoresis.

My experience with education has been that what you're learning won't stick until you've found some way to appreciate the subject matter and relate it to yourself. I see tutoring as a way for me to share a love for English and Science, rather than for me to tell a student what to learn. I try not to see teaching as a hierarchy— a student will have his or her own areas of expertise, just as I have mine, and I see the role of a tutor being one of a fellow learner rather than just another teacher. I want learning to be a positive experience, and for my students to feel confident earning good grades and being a dynamic and thoughtful member of a class. Because I am interested in this approach, my ideal students are of middle and high school ages. I look forward to hearing from you!


Education

Hollins University

Education

Hollins University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Waldorf, MD 20601

Courtney’s Subjects

English:
Bible Studies, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology,
Botany, Ecology, Microbiology, Physiology, Psychology, Zoology
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Biology,
English,
Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Courtney F.

Courtney F. passed a background check on 10/14/13. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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