Welcome to my tutor page. I've just finished a year of working at The Island School as a research teacher. The Island School is a boarding high school where students from around the world come to The Bahamas and learn through place-based education and the process of asking question and using the scientific method to find answers. The class I taught was centered on performing ecological research on lionfish, an invasive predatory fish in the Caribbean. In this class the students participated in a research experiment which will be part of another researcher's Ph.D. thesis. The students not only performed all of the data collection and analysis but also produced a scientific presentation and poster to communicate their findings to other scientists and government officials. While performing the experiment the students also read many scientific papers and had in-depth discussions about the marine ecosystems where their experiments were set.
I studied Marine Biology at Northeastern giving me a great skill set for instruction in the maths and sciences. With these skills and the belief that in order to truly learn something the student must be both challenged and also interested, I will try to bring a fun atmosphere to my tutoring. Throughout college I always helped to tutor my peers and always tried to explain topics in different ways in order to make sure they learned and understood what I was trying to teach them.
I am an avid traveler and have been to places all around the world: Tahiti, Indonesia, England and New Zealand to name just a few. With this wide range of experience and study that is different than your average Biology tutor, I hope to engage students and make them want to learn about the fascinating world around them.
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