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Joel W.

10+ years Teaching and Tutoring Experience in GIS, Biology, and Math

10+ years Teaching and Tutoring Experience in GIS, Biology, and Math

$40/hour

  • 135 hours tutoring

About Joel


Bio

I pride myself on providing students with a complete and thorough education experience. I try hard to explain complex processes and problems in ways that allow students a fuller understanding of the material. My ultimate goal is to have students leave the class with a better understanding of the subject. I am most concerned with having students understand the material than just producing correct answers. During each tutoring session I will provide students with questions that challenge...

I pride myself on providing students with a complete and thorough education experience. I try hard to explain complex processes and problems in ways that allow students a fuller understanding of the material. My ultimate goal is to have students leave the class with a better understanding of the subject. I am most concerned with having students understand the material than just producing correct answers. During each tutoring session I will provide students with questions that challenge their understanding of the subject. Although we will work with specific questions, I will provide tips and comments to aide in the discussion of the problem and help students work their way through it on their own.

I feel that in order to fully understand the subject material, students benefit from knowing how to study. Through all of my years of teaching and tutoring, I have found that most students lack the basic skill of studying. During each session I work with my students to improve their study habitats. Being trained as a Biologist and Mathematician, I can fully understand the need to have good study habitats.

To describe my background, I graduated from Colorado State University in 2005 with a B.S. in Fishery Biology and Mathematics. After working in the field for a few years and applying my knowledge to relevant jobs, I was accepted into the Zoology program at the University of Florida (UF) to pursue a Master of Science degree. Although I had extensive experience tutoring and leading educational tours, acceptance into the Master's program at UF marked my first official teaching Job. Over the course of my Master's I gained experience teaching college level courses in Biology I and II, Vertebrate Biodiversity, Inquiry Based Biology, Marine Biology, and Disturbance Ecology. While at UF I tutored students in Mathematics and Biology. I finished my Master's Degree in 2013 and have since worked for a consulting company here in Gainesville.

Overall I have a varied experience and can provide students with a uni


Education

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Fishery Biology
University of Florida
Masters

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Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

My background is in the Biological Sciences, B.S. in fishery biology, M.S. in Zoology. 15+ years of experience working with Microsoft excel. I use Excel daily in my profession to analyze and organize large amounts of data.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I work as a professional ecologist, thus I use Microsoft Word daily to draft and finalize ecological reports. I have been using Microsoft Office for 15+ years.

Computer

GIS,

GIS

I have 10 plus years experience teaching and using GIS software. I have experience with the following programs: ArcGIS (desktop, pro, online), and QGIS. In addition, I have experience applying python coding for automating tasks. Let me know if I can help you develop code for a project or with any GIS questions you might have.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

My background is in the Biological Sciences, B.S. in fishery biology, M.S. in Zoology. 15+ years of experience working with Microsoft excel. I use Excel daily in my profession to analyze and organize large amounts of data.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I work as a professional ecologist, thus I use Microsoft Word daily to draft and finalize ecological reports. I have been using Microsoft Office for 15+ years.

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

My background is in the Biological Sciences, B.S. in fishery biology, M.S. in Zoology. 15+ years of experience working with Microsoft excel. I use Excel daily in my profession to analyze and organize large amounts of data.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I work as a professional ecologist, thus I use Microsoft Word daily to draft and finalize ecological reports. I have been using Microsoft Office for 15+ years.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

-B.S. Fishery Biology with a minor in Mathematics (Colorado State University, 2005). -Study Point Tutoring, San Francisco, CA from 2009-2010. -A & M Tutoring, Gainesville, FL from 2011- Present. -M.S. in Zoology (University of Florida, 2013).
Biology,

Biology

B.S. Biology (Fisheries) Colorado State University M.S. Zoology (Biology Department) University of Florida 10+ years working in the Biological/Natural Science field. 5+ years of tutoring experience, specifically College Biology Tutoring.
Geometry, Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

-B.S. Fishery Biology with a minor in Mathematics (Colorado State University, 2005). -Study Point Tutoring, San Francisco, CA from 2009-2010. -A & M Tutoring, Gainesville, FL from 2011- Present. -M.S. in Zoology (University of Florida, 2013).
Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

-B.S. Fishery Biology with a minor in Mathematics (Colorado State University, 2005). -Study Point Tutoring, San Francisco, CA from 2009-2010. -A & M Tutoring, Gainesville, FL from 2011- Present. -M.S. in Zoology (University of Florida, 2013).
Biology,

Biology

B.S. Biology (Fisheries) Colorado State University M.S. Zoology (Biology Department) University of Florida 10+ years working in the Biological/Natural Science field. 5+ years of tutoring experience, specifically College Biology Tutoring.
Geometry, Prealgebra

Science

Biology,

Biology

B.S. Biology (Fisheries) Colorado State University M.S. Zoology (Biology Department) University of Florida 10+ years working in the Biological/Natural Science field. 5+ years of tutoring experience, specifically College Biology Tutoring.
Ecology,

Ecology

Currently working as a professional Ecologist for a global consulting company. Trained in Ecology at the University of Florida (M.S. in Zoology), and Colorado State University (Fishery Biology)
Genetics

Genetics

I have attended and taught numerous courses that discuss the fundamentals of Genetics and more advanced subjects. Courses I have taught: BSC2010 and BSC2011 - Biology 1 and 2. This two semester college course covers basic biology but spends some time on the basics of Genetics. Vertebrate Biodiversity - this college level course covers some of the basics of Genetics. Courses I have taken: Genetics, molecular genetics, Biology, Genetics of Fish. I have tutored students about the basics of Genetics off and on for the last five years. B.S. Fishery Biology (Colorado State University) M.S. Zoology. (University of Florida)

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

-B.S. Fishery Biology with a minor in Mathematics (Colorado State University, 2005). -Study Point Tutoring, San Francisco, CA from 2009-2010. -A & M Tutoring, Gainesville, FL from 2011- Present. -M.S. in Zoology (University of Florida, 2013).
Biology,

Biology

B.S. Biology (Fisheries) Colorado State University M.S. Zoology (Biology Department) University of Florida 10+ years working in the Biological/Natural Science field. 5+ years of tutoring experience, specifically College Biology Tutoring.
Geometry

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great teacher, very knowledgeable

Joel is amazing. My son learnt so much about GIS in a few sessions with him. He is great at explaining complex concepts. Highly recommended.

Sanjay, 4 lessons with Joel

helpful and flexible with scheduling

Joel was very good about working around my spotty internet connection issues to help me with ArcGIS classwork. He was knowledgable and helpful, and it made coursework much less stressful.

Lily, 5 lessons with Joel

Wide breadth of knowledge

I use QGIS for work but am mostly self-taught. Joel was able to fill in a lot of gaps in my knowledge and was even able to shed some light on GIS-adjacent software that I encounter sometimes. His explanations were all very clear and thorough, and I got a lot of value out of our session. I will definitely be booking more!

Katherine, 3 lessons with Joel

Very great session knowledgable and patient

Joel helped me with a couple of assignments. The first was quick and relatively straightforward and the second was very challenging. We collaborated well and made many advancements in the Python program I was working on. I think we are close to a solution and will get it wrapped up soon. I would definitely be interested in hiring him again.

Eric, 2 lessons with Joel

Great teacher.

Very knowledgeable, patient, and a great communicator. I really appreciate his knowledge of the subject matter, and highly recommend him.

Andre, 29 lessons with Joel

Excellent

Would highly recommend. If your like me struggling using ArcPro, look no further. Needed help with my Geog 306 class. Joel explains everything thoroughly. Knowledgeable in ArcPro !

Tiffany, 7 lessons with Joel

Awesome tutor!

Joel is an awesome tutor to my son. He helping my son excel in the subjects he need assistance with. My son struggles in math a lot and has low confidence. My son has been doing better in his subjects.

Kezie, 7 lessons with Joel
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$40/hour

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Response time: 8 hours