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University of California, San Diego (Psychobiology)
University of Wyoming (Master's)
University of Wyoming (PhD)
I love to teach and watch the lightbulb come on for anyone I'm teaching. Learning and sharing knowledge through teaching is fundamental to who I am.
Science is one of my greatest passions in life, and I infuse students with this same passion and love for the biological world around us that I have. My lifelong love of the biological and physical sciences -- coupled with my experience as both teacher and student of science in the classroom and in the lab -- makes me an excellent science tutor.
I have experience teaching college and graduate students in general and experimental psychology, research methods including statistics, pharmacology, biology, physiology and neuroanatomy. In addition, I've taught teenagers and younger children downhill skiing, science, grammar, writing, and beginning guitar. I'm good at teaching adults about computers, too, having been an IT consultant for 19 years. So I'm able to teach people of all ages in a broad range of topics, but I particularly like teaching younger people and children.
My goals when I teach one on one are to connect with my student, to challenge them reasonably without overwhelming them, and to make it fun! I learn and reflect each student's learning style, so we can relate to each other, and so they come away with a better understanding of the topic and ideally a passion for it.
My base rate is $100 an hour. Hours are posted, but I can be flexible on an individual basis if need be.
I truly look forward to helping guide you or your child towards mastery and success in your chosen areas of study. Please feel free to contact me to learn more and to schedule individual, in person lessons. I love to teach and watch the lightbulb come on for anyone I'm teaching. Learning and sharing knowledge through teaching is fundamental to who I am.
Science is one of my greatest passions in life, and I infuse students with this same passion and love for the biological world
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I have an undergraduate Minor in Gen Biology. And I also have an MS and PhD in Neuroscience.
For my undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology, I had 2 years of statistics univariate statistics. In graduate school, I had two years of applied univariate and multivariate statistics, including both theoretical and applied study of statistical theory and practice. As a primary or co-author of 17+ peer reviewed published research papers, I have a solid academic and practical understanding of research methodology, including experimental design, operationalization of variables, and selection of appropriate statistical analyses for the study topic at hand. I love statistics!! <3
I have been a publicly performing songwriter for 20 years, and have been playing guitar my entire life. I taught myself guitar by ear when I was 10, and have had a total of 6 years of guitar lessons; 3 years in early life, and 3 more years in the last 10 years, including tablature and music theory (major scales, minor scales, circle of fifths, etc.) As a result of these lessons, and my practice and regular live performance over the past 20 years, I am an accomplished rhythm (vs. lead) guitarist (as well as a singer and songwriter). I therefore teach beginning guitar -- theory, root chords and other chord voicing -- depending upon, and taking into account, student ability, age, attention span, whether they have good pitch, and where they are starting from (the extent of their pre existing knowledge and ability).
I have been a Macintosh user since 1986 when the first Mac Pluses came out. I even still have my first Mac though I'm on my sixth! I'm comfortable using and tutoring others in many operating system and software environments, but to me the Mac and the Apple OS is home, and this is where my expertise lies.
I have both an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Psychology/Neuroscience with focus on Behavioral Neuroscience. I have taught Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior, and Learning and Memory class and laboratory -- both of which include discussion of principles of pharmacology -- to undergraduates 1 on 1 and in 220+ student lecture halls. As a primary or co-author of 17+ peer reviewed published research papers in the field of the behavioral neuropharmacology of drug abuse in Journals like the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, I have a good academic and practical understanding of both the basics, power, and limitations of statistics in research hypothesis testing, as well as of pharmacology concepts including drug activity, distribution, and elimination (pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics).
I have a BS in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego and an MS and PhD in Experimental Psychology/Specialization in Neuroscience from the University of Wyoming.
I am a professionally performing and recorded singer/songwriter. I am also a 10 year participant in and senior songwriting alumnus of the Rocky Mountain Song School that takes place in August of every year for 4 days prior to the Rocky Mtn Folks Festival, at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch, in Lyons, CO. Part of this experience is mentoring new songwriters of any age to teach them the craft of songwriting so they can put it into practice themselves. I've also attended multiple songwriting seminars in the past 7 years outside of RMSS. In addition, I have taught three separate songwriting seminars to new songwriters in the summer of 2009 and 2010. I have read probably 10 or more different books on songwriting, and have brought various techniques to my own songcraft, as I have developed my own "writers voice," as it's called. I teach newbies songwriting on guitar or piano, as a process, with some emphasis on separating the inspirational phase from the editing phase, and with attention to what each budding songwriter feels is their particular style; ie., picking out a melody, or writing lyrics first, or a chord riff, etc., This varies widely and depends on the person and where they're at in their own songwriting process. It is a discipline, and I teach it as such.