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I graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo cum laude with a degree in Biology, and a I earned a teaching credential from San Diego State. Seventh grade science was my first venture into the teaching realm. After a year of middle school, I decided that high school would be a better fit. I was correct. I taught at Fallbrook High School for the last 28 years and retired this past June. Advanced Placement Biology, Honor's Biology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology were my mainstays, although I...
I graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo cum laude with a degree in Biology, and a I earned a teaching credential from San Diego State. Seventh grade science was my first venture into the teaching realm. After a year of middle school, I decided that high school would be a better fit. I was correct. I taught at Fallbrook High School for the last 28 years and retired this past June. Advanced Placement Biology, Honor's Biology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology were my mainstays, although I also taught Earth Science and Agricultural Science. Earth Club Advisor and surfing coach were also part of my high school pathway, as well as Science Fair Advisor and judge.
My wife and I have been married for 24 years, and we have 4 children ages 21 to 14. Being in nature exploring the natural world is truly my passion. Surfing, fishing, and snorkeling are my favorite pastimes. As a family, we love to camp, and have traveled across the country in our RV four times. Teaching runs deep within my family as my wife, her parents, and my sister are all teachers. My wife is also a middle school counselor.
I am well versed in my subjects and employ hands on style teaching techniques and strategies through my lessons. I also enjoy problem solving and looking at science issues from novel perspectives.
Enthusiasm, a learn by doing approach, and deep subject understanding are my strenghts.....I would offer my best to help you in your academic endeavors.
OMG!! Mr. Alan is the truth!!
Mr. Alan is so amazing! He broke everything down and had me focus on the prefixes of words and gave me a lot of visual examples because I am a visual learner. Before studying with him I was feeling a little discouraged but he gave me hope that I can complete this Anatomy class successfully.. I’m so grateful for the gems he dropped and I will be requesting him again and again to help get me through my prerequisites 😁Latriece, 1 lesson with Alan
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Alan is such a great tutor. He explained everything to my daughter with in depth descriptions. She was so excited for every lesson with him. We will continue to work with him.Oxana , 35 lessons with Alan
Alan goes above and beyond!
Alan has been helping my son weekly for about 2 months. I appreciate how much effort he puts into each session and my son connects with him and likes him. A win all around!Michael, 9 lessons with Alan
Our first session went great, I am thankful we found him. My son feels comfortable enough to take a few risks. I am confident my son will continue to benefit from each session.Cathy, 2 lessons with Alan
Knowledgeable, kind and enthusiastic tutor!
Can’t complement Alan enough on his tutoring skills. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and interesting. He can keep my 13 yr old sons attention in honors biology which is a miracle! He’s actually looking forward to his next lesson. Thank you Alan!Rachel, 16 lessons with Alan
Enthusiastic and thorough tutor
Alan was very helpful in breaking down the material so that it was easier to understand. He was great at giving realistic examples to make the material relatable. Alan was very easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone!Alexia, 2 lessons with Alan
Look no further.
Alan is patient, detail oriented and his years of teaching show in his approach to tutoring. He is a joy to listen to and is trying valiantly to light a passion for science and the world in my daughter. I am so happy we found him.Lisa, 6 lessons with Alan
He new exactly how to work with Daughter And he had a nice friendly approach. He communicated the information clearly and My daughter enjoy the lesson. She will continue working with him.Farrah, 4 lessons with Alan
My son desperately needed help with his AP Bio finals, and after 2 hours of instruction from Alan on the immune system, he sent me a text saying “Alan is such an amazing teacher!” With many years of teaching experience, Alan really knows how to connect with high school students and pass on his wealth of knowledge. We are so grateful for all his help!June, 1 lesson with Alan
Alan has a passion for education specifically Biology and an invested interest in his students. In a 5-10 minute conversation you will feel his genuine desire to help others and for his students to do well. His energy is exactly what students need (especially if they think Bio is boring). He brings materials needed to help assist the student in understanding. The simple use of a whiteboard goes a long way. My son said it was great to have someone know exactly what he was talking about and be present in the moment of the lesson. Students that desire to grasp a deeper understanding of all areas of Biology will definitely benefit meeting with Alan.Erin, 4 lessons with Alan