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Derek B.

Lincoln, RI

$35/hr

Derek- Tutoring Writing, Science, and Anthropology

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Derek- Tutoring Writing, Science, and Anthropology

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Hi! My name's Derek, and I mostly tutor in writing and the sciences. After high school in Lincoln, RI, I decided that I wanted to be a scientist. Conceivably due to watching Jurassic Park too many times as a child, I decided to try and dig up fossils, and ended up doing so at East Tennessee State University. There I majored in biology and discovered spelunking and ultimate frisbee, in addition to a few fossils. I still greatly enjoy biology, but I have since drifted into the field of archaeology and I am currently most interested in looking at the connections between people's behaviors and the plants and animals around them. From this interest, I eventually decided to go into graduate school in anthropology. At the University of Missouri, I have worked as a teaching assistant for various anthropology classes for two years, and in addition have worked half time at the campus writing center for three. Between these two jobs, I have been able to work in a personal context with a wide variety of students with various attitudes and goals, from PhD students doing technical writing to nursing students working on applications to anthropology students struggling with biological reasoning to incoming freshmen taking their first composition classes. Each student is unique, and because of this the most important thing for a tutor is to take time to ensure that actual dialogue is taking place - talking past each other does no one any good. Interpersonal understanding and a commitment to communication are at least as important as knowledge of subject matter. When I'm not tutoring, I enjoy hiking, playing soccer, reading, and going on road trips (I have never tried these activities while tutoring). Thanks very much for your consideration, and I look forward to working with you.

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Physical Science
History:
Anthropology, Archaeology
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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East Tennessee State University
Biology
University of Missouri
Enrolled

Education

East Tennessee State University (Biology)

University of Missouri (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Derek will travel within 30 miles of Lincoln, RI 02865.


About Derek

Hi! My name's Derek, and I mostly tutor in writing and the sciences. After high school in Lincoln, RI, I decided that I wanted to be a scientist. Conceivably due to watching Jurassic Park too many times as a child, I decided to try and dig up fossils, and ended up doing so at East Tennessee State University. There I majored in biology and discovered spelunking and ultimate frisbee, in addition to a few fossils. I still greatly enjoy biology, but I have since drifted into the field of archaeology and I am currently most interested in looking at the connections between people's behaviors and the plants and animals around them. From this interest, I eventually decided to go into graduate school in anthropology. At the University of Missouri, I have worked as a teaching assistant for various anthropology classes for two years, and in addition have worked half time at the campus writing center for three. Between these two jobs, I have been able to work in a personal context with a wide variety of students with various attitudes and goals, from PhD students doing technical writing to nursing students working on applications to anthropology students struggling with biological reasoning to incoming freshmen taking their first composition classes. Each student is unique, and because of this the most important thing for a tutor is to take time to ensure that actual dialogue is taking place - talking past each other does no one any good. Interpersonal understanding and a commitment to communication are at least as important as knowledge of subject matter. When I'm not tutoring, I enjoy hiking, playing soccer, reading, and going on road trips (I have never tried these activities while tutoring). Thanks very much for your consideration, and I look forward to working with you.

Education

East Tennessee State University
Biology
University of Missouri
Enrolled

Education

East Tennessee State University (Biology)

University of Missouri (Enrolled)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Lincoln, RI 02865

Derek’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Physical Science
History:
Anthropology, Archaeology
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English, Prealgebra, Reading, 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.


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