Hello! My name is Katy, and I'd love to help you if you need some extra work with science subjects! I am a career changer, and worked in a laboratory for over six years. After four years, I decided I missed tutoring. I tutored at William Woods University for my work-study, tutoring in beginning psychology, history, and biology! I went back to school, and will be graduating from the University of Missouri at the end of July with my MED-Science Education for grades 9-12. I spent a whole year teacher-interning at a local high school in Biology for the 2012-2013 school year.
I will have six courses next year at my new school, ranging from Physical Science to Anatomy and Physiology. I love introducing a variety of teaching methods, and do not believe in using only direct instruction/lecture. Sometimes, it takes a neat video, pneumonic, or silly song to help people remember and understand difficult science concepts. I've found more success with these "out of the box" teaching tools than with simply standing around and lecturing. Because I worked through an alternative education program, I have ten other like-minded science teachers that I keep in contact with, and we often share successful lesson plans.
My biggest fear is that I will be "that teacher" thirty years from now, who is using the same materials as they began their career with. Therefore, I work very hard to ensure I stay current with educational trends and am always on the lookout for a cool, new way to teach difficult material. With all of that being said, I'd love to help you if you need a little extra help with science class!
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