A recent graduate and two-term AmeriCorps member, my passion for the outdoors is solely matched by my drive to explore its scientific intricacies. I believe that through hands-on experience and relatable examples, many scientific or mathematical concepts can easily become less intimidating. Having personally struggled with and overcome the rigid structure of traditional educational methods, I understand the stark importance of alternative teaching approaches for some individuals. I am creative, flexible, and willing to work with you or your student to find their ideal learning environment.
Having graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz's Ecology
and Evolutionary Biology
department with a Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology, I specialize in the ecology of marine systems. I recently completed a yearlong internship with the WA Dept. of Ecology's Marine Monitoring Unit, where ongoing research is conducted on Puget Sound sediments and water quality. I hope to continue my development through graduate study at the University of Washington, where I am currently building a rapport with potential advisors.
My respect for teaching stems from my mother, who works as a Resource teacher in an SDC classroom. Her patience and creativity reaches out to each student's unique needs, and she has been an inspiration to me over the years. Through classroom volunteerism and college-level education coursework, I have developed a passion for sharing my enthusiasm for the science
of nature. From Physics
, to Chemistry
and Biology, everything can be related back to the world around us. I believe that through a tangible relationship with these processes, students can take their knowledge to a level that supersedes the memorization of words that will be forgotten with time.
I am a relatively new tutor, hoping to learn and grow alongside you or your student. I am qualified to teach up to High School-level science or math, and college-level Ecology and Biology. I am happy to meet to discuss your needs, and see if I will be a good fit for you or your student. Many thanks for considering me!
12 hours notice required
Travels within 7 miles of Seattle, WA 98103
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First, let's make sense of the Volume equation for a cylinder. This shape is a tube, flat on two ends like a toilet paper roll (with ends) or a drum. If you imagine this shape as a stack of horizontally placed circles, you can see that the equation is
simply the area of a circle (A=Πr2)...
In this question, the volume of the bottle is unnecessary information. Word problems will often try to confuse you with extra numbers.
The definition of the word "percent" is actually "..out of 100." In other words, 1% is 1/100 or 0.01.