Science Teacher: Compassionate, Inspiring, Knowledgable.
Science Teacher: Compassionate, Inspiring, Knowledgable.
I have 26 years of experience as a teacher of biology and conservation biologist. My life's work is to communicate my love of nature and the life sciences. I specialize in introducing beginning students to biological science, field science, and the philosophy of science having taught a wide range of courses across the biology curriculum to students ranging in age from 13 to adult. I've mentored numerous students in independent research. I have had a parallel career in practical conservation...
I have 26 years of experience as a teacher of biology and conservation biologist. My life's work is to communicate my love of nature and the life sciences. I specialize in introducing beginning students to biological science, field science, and the philosophy of science having taught a wide range of courses across the biology curriculum to students ranging in age from 13 to adult. I've mentored numerous students in independent research. I have had a parallel career in practical conservation biology. I'm considered by many to be a humorous, engaging, inspiring, and compassionate teacher.
See me for help with General Biology, AP Biology, Genetics, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Zoology, Botany, Physical Science, Laboratory Methods, and pretty much any other biological topic. I will assist with ACT/SAT prep, AP Biology and AP Environmental Science prep. I have taken mathematics with high scores through the calculus series and will help you to learn and apply your math.
Tell me your academic concerns and challenges, tell me about your class or upcoming test, schedule some time with me, and I will work with you to devise a study strategy to help you excel.
Barry has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Boosted grades and boosted knowledge
I have now been tutored by Barry in two different Biology classes (genetics and evolutionary biology). In both cases, my tutoring sessions with him have bumped me up a whole letter grade. Barry is a fantastic tutor in that he is very flexible, knowledgeable, and passionate about teaching. My only regret is that I did sessions with Barry at the end of each semester only. I feel like I could have gone up more than one letter grade or held a high grade from the beginning if I did sessions with him consistently throughout the semester. I would recommend Barry as a tutor to anyone.Timothy, 8 lessons with Barry
Excellent tutor, very knowledgeable and patient
Mr. Barry helped me tremendously in grasping concepts in Mendelian Genetics including problems including probability, punnet squares, Chi squares, Hardy Weinberg principle and more. He is always well prepared and really explains concepts clearly as well as quiz and test taking strategies. I feel much more confident now taking the course. I highly recommend Mr. Barry as a tutor!Marriel, 6 lessons with Barry
Patient, Knowledgeable & Passionate!
Barry helped me better understand genetics before my final, at the very last minute. We experienced some technical difficulties and yet it did not stop him from teaching and making sure I understood the subject, which showed me that he is passionate about what he does! Very knowledgeable as well, left time for me to answer questions and make sure I understood the topics before moving on to the next one and very patient when I had a question in the middle of a lesson, he would answer it! Thank you, Barry!Gabrielle, 1 lesson with Barry
Barry is a very knowledgeable tutor. He helped me succeed in my assignment, which was a very difficult molecular biology paper. He immediately answered my questions and spent a lot of time editing my paper. He is very patient and reliable. I highly recommend him!Dominika, 3 lessons with Barry
Approachable and helpful!
Barry was the perfect tutor to help me with my assignment. I had NO idea where to start, but after our online lesson I have half of my assignment completed and know where to go from here. His calm demeanor eased my nerves and helped me understand the topic more!Jessica, 1 lesson with Barry
Thorough, and effective tutor
Barry really helps with the specifics where my daughter needs guidance, but also makes sure she understands the bigger picture so that she has a well rounded understanding of the topic. He has a patient, caring tone and is clearly very knowledgeable. He gave her some excellent test taking tips too! Definitely recommended.Elizabeth, 2 lessons with Barry
Explains concepts perfectly! Very easy to understand. Very patient and informative. Fun to work with. Thank you, Barry! - MattMatt, 1 lesson with Barry
informative , Excellen and very patient
prepared and have a great knowledge and explain things in very simple steps . help me with my research skills and provide great advice. Thank you nformative , Excellen and very patientBashaer, 1 lesson with Barry
Just want we needed!
Barry was extremely knowledgeable! My son actually commented how nice it was to have someone he could talk to and ask questions. He said it’s the first time he was ever really ‘taught’ biology. Barry went out of his way to make my son become comfortable with the online process and prompted him to become more interactive so he could understand exactly how to help him better. Finally, we both feel there is a way forward to get through Honors Biology! Looking forward to more sessions to conquer FRQ’s.Lori, 3 lessons with Barry
Barry is helping with learning the process for writing FRQs for AP Environmental Science. He provided help choosing the prompts that matched progress in the course so far, taught techniques for learning how to self-evaluate, and focused the session very well. Thank you!Kate, 9 lessons with Barry
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