Experienced AP Biology/Anatomy/Physiology Tutor
Experienced AP Biology/Anatomy/Physiology Tutor
Hi! I’m John and I want to be your tutor to help you achieve your goals in your course. I have over 35 years of experience teaching Biology and A & P at the high school and college level. I have a Masters in Biology Education and have worked with all levels of students from remedial to AP in high schools, and Biology Majors and Nursing Majors at the college and university level. I have attended and held many workshops in Biology teaching at the National Science Teachers Association and the...
Hi! I’m John and I want to be your tutor to help you achieve your goals in your course. I have over 35 years of experience teaching Biology and A & P at the high school and college level. I have a Masters in Biology Education and have worked with all levels of students from remedial to AP in high schools, and Biology Majors and Nursing Majors at the college and university level. I have attended and held many workshops in Biology teaching at the National Science Teachers Association and the American Biology Teachers national conferences. I have been a Woodrow Wilson Summer Institute Fellow in Biotechnology, as well as a summer intern for the American Physiological Society (at Yale University) and for the American Association of Immunologists (at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School). I have served as an item writer for ETS for both the AP Biology and SAT II Biology Exams, as well as an AP Biology Reader and an SAT II Beta testing site.
I do not have a set formula for tutoring, but I tailor my sessions to the individual needs of each student, in order to maximize our time together and achieve the tutoring goals that a student has. I pride myself on getting to know each student, and earning their trust, so that they feel comfortable in asking questions about material that they do not comprehend fully. My sessions are interactive and I work to ensure understanding as well as increasing a student’s critical thinking and analytical skills. I welcome any input from parents that they feel may contribute to the success of their child. Additionally, I work to build a student’s self-confidence when taking a test, as this contributes to a positive outcome in any evaluation setting.
While I no longer serve as a classroom teacher, I greatly enjoy the opportunity to continue to work with students to share my enthusiasm and love of Biology and A & P, and have helped many students further their understanding and career goals.
In addition to tutoring, I enjoy watching sports, especially baseball and professional fo
John has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 9 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Passionate and Patient Tutor
I have been working with John for eight months on AP Biology and I always feel very confident about the material after our sessions. For me, science has always been one of my strong suits but coming into AP Bio. I realized that I can still be challenged with a subject that I am passionate about. Having a tutor like John has taught me that feeling challenged is a good thing and that with one on one time concepts can become less challenging. John and I work online and I find that writing questions and drawing diagrams helps me visualize what we are discussing. Anything that I need help with, whether it be a whole chapter or one concept, John always takes his time explaining each and every part. Sometimes he gets very passionate about what he is discussing, but he has always encouraged me to interrupt with clarifying questions. If you are looking for a tutor that is open to questions, learns to understand how to best explain concepts to you, and always has a smile on their face, then John is for you.Mark, 32 lessons with John
Knowledgeable and Worth Seeking Tutor
I have now had a clear understanding of the topic in bio and anatomy. It has helped me a lot through critical thinking and getting the topic down. It taught me to have a good note taking skills and learn to analyze the scientific method.Thomas , 45 lessons with John
Great tutor! He has an easygoing manner that really reaches our daughter--she enjoys her sessions, and she really has a much better understanding of AP bio now.Sarah, 13 lessons with John
Very understanding and clear communicator
He is great about helping me throughout each lessons and understanding both broad and specific questions. I always feel like I understand more after every lesson, and he works from any PowerPoint or study guide that I want. He lets me interject with questions whenever and makes sure to answer all of them, even if he might not have the answer on hand.Courtney, 15 lessons with John
Great for my daughter's confidence
My daughter's confidence was raised enormously with just one session with John. He helped her realize that she really did understand the material and clearly explained things that she didn't understand. She will definitely continue working with him and is looking forward to her next tutoring session.Deborah, 15 lessons with John
John was able to help my son understand cell signalling better.Laura, 4 lessons with John
Knowledgeable and Patient
John was very patient with my tutoring. I felt that I learned a lot from him. We went over blood flow and the electrical conduct of the heart. We also went over my study guide as well for my upcoming exam. I felt Iike I knew more after the session.Jessica, 2 lessons with John
Experienced and dedicated tutor
John tutors my daughter for her 9th grade Biology Honors class. She is very happy with the lessons. John is always prepared, very experienced, excellent at explaining concepts and providing relevant examples, knows how to calm the student down before a test and to boost her confidence.Katya, 20 lessons with John
Excellent Tutor, knowledgeable and patient
This is only the first class and he tells me that he is already loving it and he thinks it is very helpful. We will keep on taking classes! He thinks he will be able to get really good result in AP Biology with John's help. Highly recommend!Jennifer, 4 lessons with John
Our son took grade 9 bio with John. He said that he learned 2 weeks of material in just one hour and John's review of the materials were much clearer than his school teacher. Thank you John! We will definitely continue to get lessons from him.Berna, 17 lessons with John
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