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Michigan State University (Zoology)
University of Michigan (Graduate Coursework)
Florida Gulf Coast University (Graduate Coursework)
After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from Michigan State University in 1985, I began training as a surgical assistant in Dearborn Michigan, and taught GRE, GMAT, and MCAT test-taking on the side. In 1998, I began working with a biotechnology company, dissecting cadaveric cardiac, vascular, and orthopedic tissues for allograft processing and transplantation. In 2000, I transitioned into the role of bio-skills training specialist for surgeon customers at the same company. In 2002, I took a position with an orthopedic device company in Naples FL, and managed rep and surgeon training initiatives, produced training animations and videos, and took part in product development. In June of 2014, I began teaching high school science and math in Pensacola, Florida. My Florida professional teaching certificate is in process.
Since 2008, my wife Ashley and I have lived in Gulf Breeze, Florida, with our two young daughters Ellen and Jane. We are actively involved in our community, and spend volunteer time in support of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church and Interfaith Missions. My personal interests include anything and everything family-related, such as camping, creating art, gardening, cycling, swimming, and adventures in science and nature. I am a guitar enthusiast. I collect foreign paper currency as visual art.
An aptitude for math, and the fact that for me, solving math problems and taking tests are fun contests which I enjoy winning, makes me a good good resource for such students in training.
I love science and I love using the process of elimination to capitalize on what you know to get behind a question, that is, figure out what information is needed to get it right. Taking tests are a fun challenge for me.
Reading is everything. It's critical for success. And I love to read for content, and enjoy the exercise. Standardized test reading cab be a fun race to run.
I scored exceptionally high on the GRE, which qualified me to teach at Kaplan some years ago. I loved the work.
Test taking is not always fun when you're under the gun, but learning is always fun. Make test-taking just another subject that you learn and achieve success with know BEFORE you're stressed and depressed. Most of the skills will STAY with you, will serve you well in many future endeavors. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from Michigan State University in 1985, I began training as a surgical assistant in Dearborn Michigan, and taught GRE, GMAT, and … Read more
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