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Kip G.

Canton, OH

$50/hr

Current college teacher, career scientist. Worldwide experience!

Current college teacher, career scientist. Worldwide experience!

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I teach college-level environmental science on a daily basis, and am one of the top-rated instructors at my college. In the past I also taught science at the elementary, middle school and high school level, so I know how to connect as a teacher with students in those age groups.

As a research scientist (30 years), I worked in both environmental science and molecular biology. My work took me all over the world, and I have the experiences to make science understandable and 'alive' to just about anybody.

Work experience includes: Oceanographic research, Medical Science research, Environmental testing, Agricultural research, and Outdoor Environmental Education. My range of experience allows me to bring personal, real-life examples of what your student is studying into a tutoring session.

I am also a full time organic farmer and own a farm in Carroll county.

Homeschool:
Biology
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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American History

I have a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in American Government. As part this degree, I took four required history courses including History of the United States, History of the American Presidency, and Minority Groups in the United States. I received "A's" in all of these courses. As a college-level environmental science instructor, I frequently draw on U.S. history to explain environmental problems and conditions, and how government policy affects them.

Biology

I teach environmental science at the college level, which includes covering a significant amount of basic biology material. I had a 30 year career as a research biologist, including work in immunology and virology, human physiology, molecular biology and environmental biochemistry.

Biostatistics

As a graduate student, my degree required the completion of a course in Biostatistics, which I completed with an "A" grade. I continued to use statistical methods throughout my career as a research scientist.

Botany

As an undergraduate biology student, I took classes in plant taxonomy, including classes on both woody and herbaceous plants. As an AS student at Ohio State University, I took classes in native and ornamental woody and herbaceous plants. As a working environmental scientist and college-level instructor, I apply this knowledge on a daily basis.

Cooking

I am a skilled home cook with over 40 years of cooking experience, including significant experience as a baker. As a commercial produce farmer, I process a large amount of fresh food for long-term storage and have professional and practical knowledge of food preservation, including livestock butchering, freezing, canning, dehydration and smoking/curing. I have worked as a quality assurance specialist and line supervisor in the food processing industry. As a college-level environmental science instructor, I do a section on "the science of food and cooking" as part of the class material on environmental and health effects of modern food production and processing. I also teach organic gardening and present workshops on various gardening topics to local horticultural groups.

Ecology

My undergraduate degree is in Biology, with an emphasis in ecology. I took classes in Vertebrate Ecology, Natural History of Vertebrates, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Evolution, Algae and Fungi, Plant Physiology, Historical Geology, Physical Geology and Organic Chemistry. As a working environmental scientist, I conducted research in a wide variety of ecosystems, including wetlands, temperate and boreal forest environments, tropical marine environments, deep ocean environments and prairie ecosystems. I currently teach environmental science at a local community college.

Genetics

As an undergraduate student, I completed the senior-level genetics course with an "A" grade. As a graduate student, my degree was concentrated in Molecular Genetics. As a researcher, much of my career involved advanced molecular biology research such as genomic sequencing and genetic modification of various organisms.

Geology

As part of my requirements for my B.S. in Biology, I took classes in Physical and Historical Geology. I also took classes in groundwater geology and for my first post-college professional job, worked as a Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. My work as an Oceanographic researcher required extensive and specific knowledge of ocean sedimentation processes and sea floor geology.

Government & Politics

I have a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in American Government. As part of my requirement for this degree, I also took 3 undergraduate courses in American and European history. As a college-level environmental science instructor, I frequently draw on U.S. history, including political history to explain environmental problems and conditions, and how government policy affects them.

Microbiology

As a Molecular Biology researcher, I handled and worked with a wide range of bacteria and virus strains on a daily basis, and have a professional, working knowledge of microbiology laboratory practice. I taught college level microbiology for a local career college for three semesters between 2011 and 2013.

Zoology

As an undergraduate, my concentration was in ecology, with an emphasis in vertebrate ecology. Classes which I took that directly relate to Zoology included Evolution, Natural History of Vertebrates, Ornithology, Mammalogy and Vertebrate Ecology, all of which I passed with "A's" or "B's". While I was a student, I also worked part time at the Virginia Zoo and worked with and cared for animals from every part of the world and representing every major Phylum in the Animal Kingdom. As a career environmental science researcher and teacher, I have applied this knowledge on a daily basis for over 30 years. Also, as a result of my work, I have had the opportunity to professionally observe and study many ecosystems and the species within them across a wide portion of the globe.

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As a new tutor, I just wanted to say hello to all of the prospective students (or student parents) out there who might be interested in getting help!  I am a professional teacher, currently working as a science instructor at Stark State College in North Canton.  I have also had a nearly 40 year career as a working research scientist, so there is virtually no biologically-related topic... read more

Old Dominion University
B.S. Biology
Old Dominion University
Master's

Education

Old Dominion University (B.S. Biology)

Old Dominion University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kip will travel within 20 miles of Canton, OH 44720.


About Kip

I teach college-level environmental science on a daily basis, and am one of the top-rated instructors at my college. In the past I also taught science at the elementary, middle school and high school level, so I know how to connect as a teacher with students in those age groups.

As a research scientist (30 years), I worked in both environmental science and molecular biology. My work took me all over the world, and I have the experiences to make science understandable and 'alive' to just about anybody.

Work experience includes: Oceanographic research, Medical Science research, Environmental testing, Agricultural research, and Outdoor Environmental Education. My range of experience allows me to bring personal, real-life examples of what your student is studying into a tutoring session.

I am also a full time organic farmer and own a farm in Carroll county.

Education

Old Dominion University
B.S. Biology
Old Dominion University
Master's

Education

Old Dominion University (B.S. Biology)

Old Dominion University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Canton, OH 44720

Kip’s Subjects

Homeschool:
Biology
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

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.


Kip’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Kip. View all of Kip’s resources

As a new tutor, I just wanted to say hello to all of the prospective students (or student parents) out there who might be interested in getting help!  I am a professional teacher, currently working as a science instructor at Stark State College in North Canton.  I have also had a nearly 40 year career as a working research scientist, so there is virtually no biologically-related topic... read more


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