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Joel W.

Gainesville, FL

$25/hour

5+ years Teaching and Tutoring Experience in Biology and Math

Background check passed as of 1/22/16
5.0 average from 2 ratings

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Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Fishery Biology
University of Florida
Master's

Education

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (Fishery Biology)

University of Florida (Master's)

About Joel

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 unique perspective on Mathematics and Biology subjects. I love interacting with students and would be interested to speak with you regarding tutoring opportunities in the area. You can expect an honest, punctual, engaging, and enthusiastic tutor who will help you attain your study goals. Thank you in advance for looking over my profile.
Cheers, Joel
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 11 miles of Gainesville, FL 32607
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Statistics
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Biostatistics, Ecology,
Genetics,
Physiology, Zoology
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math

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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

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

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

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)

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

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.

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Fishery Biology
University of Florida
Master's

Education

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (Fishery Biology)

University of Florida (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joel will travel within 11 miles of Gainesville, FL 32607.