As a public high school science teacher with 30 years of experience (including grades 9-12, gifted through inclusion student), I have a wealth of knowledge and experience with learning and education. After retiring from a very successful teaching career (including a Big on line science competition win) I have been 'redefining' myself as a tutor finding great satisfaction working one on one or with small groups of students.
Some of my students (from college level through junior high school) come to me with failing grades and are discouraged with school, or they are proactive students with high expectations with specific goals in mind. Being the educator I love the challenge of helping students discover how they learn the best. Each student is unique and the brain is amazingly complex as to how it stores and retrieves information. Therefor each student that I work with is an interesting and unique challenge. The rewards of working one on one or in a small group setting and watching students grow and succeed is extremely satisfying. Since my retirement in 2009 I find that I have plenty of time to devote to my preparation for each tutoring session. This preparation would include- outlines, flashcards, visuals/diagrams/demonstrations, charts and online activities. And in some cases scientific experiments.
I have limited my list of certified subjects on this site to those subjects that I have expertise in- including (BIOLOGY, BOTANY, ZOOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, NURSING, ANATOMY and PSYCHOLOGY) in general LIFE SCIENCE SUBJECTS-on a middle school, high school and college level. Including mentoring students with SCIENCE FAIR projects, and adequate preparation to be proficient in the Keystone Biology Exam.
As a scientist I love to solve problems and as an educator with 30 years of experience I love working with youth. Combine these two passions and you have found a tutor that will solve your academic problems and the experience will be mutually enjoyable and rewarding! References available upon request.
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