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I can help you organize the vocabulary and concepts of biology in a logical and simple framework. I studied Genetics, Developmental Biology, and Evolutionary Biology at the graduate level. With a Ph.D. in Biology, I think like a scientist and an educator automatically. You will not find a more qualified Biology tutor.
It is worth it to learn biology well because we are biology. We also depend on and affect biology in our environment. It is also good to understand biology because it has been affected by natural selection, a process that has resulted in a vast diversity of functional complexity. Evolutionary processes have applications in engineering and management. I appreciate the simultaneous order and chaos of the living world.
People learn by teaching, so I often ask my clients to explain concepts in their own words. Because biology is mostly vocabulary, this exercise gives my clients practice speaking Biology, word by word, as they learn it.
We all learn by actively engaging-- by thinking, speaking, and moving. My job as tutor is to introduce you to the many ways to play with knowledge, so that you can discover how to teach yourself.
Why do you want to learn biology? What do you want to do with it? I can help connect your ultimate motivations to the daily drive that is necessary for excellence.
Tutoring is in my bones and brings me great satisfaction. I would be honored if you’d give me the chance to talk with you about your interests and how you learn.
I have tutored early elementary school students in reading for a semester. Also, I tutored a 6th grader in pre-algebra/algebra. I enjoy working with young people and am successful at it because of my energy and enthusiasm. I currently teach university-level Biology and have an interest in all levels and styles of education.
I tutored Geometry at a High School full-time, as an Apollo Fellow, in Spring 2014. I also have worked with pre-AP Geometry students attending a separate High School. Geometry can be pleasantly straight-forward and has delightfully practical applications.
Dartmouth College (Biology)
Yale University (Master's)
University of Houston (PhD)
Great tutor — My daughter had a great tutoring session with Lara. She explains the content in such a way that my daughter really understands it and can apply it. ...
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Lara will travel within 7 miles of Houston, TX 77081.
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