University of North Florida (Biology)
University of North Florida (Graduate Coursework)
Welcome to my profile! My name is Derek and I specialize in math and science. I have a degree in Biology from the University of North Florida. I have tutored all through college and I can help people understand the more complex science subjects. I specialize in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Genetics and any Biology subjects. I have some biology graduate work and am continuing to work through my masters coursework.
When it comes to my teaching method, I want to make sure that you understand the subject in depth. I can break things down to the minutia. I also think that understanding the mechanisms behind the math are very important and so I am able to explain that down to the most foundational level. I also have experience in English, thus proofreading science papers is also within my wheelhouse.
I always really enjoyed math and thus enjoy explaining math. I have experience working with all ages and focus my methods toward whatever age group I am working with.
Please let me know if I can help you! Welcome to my profile! My name is Derek and I specialize in math and science. I have a degree in Biology from the University of North Florida. I have tutored all through college and I can help people understand the more complex science subjects. I specialize in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Genetics and any Biology subjects. I have
Derek has the rare ability to help a student "connect the dots" in a way that is intuitive. He has greatly increased my daughter's confidence in her algebra skills. I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone seeking a math aficionado who can tap into and develop a student's reasoning skills while simultaneously making them feel at ease!
My 8th grade daughter felt like he was very patient and knew the material. She left the session feeling prepared for the work ahead of her. We will definitely use Derek again!
After just 2 lessons with Derek and my son went from failing Algebra 2 to getting a 91% on his test. Derek did an awesome job and I would highly recommend him.
Derek will be working with my son on a weekly basis. He will be instructing him in math and chemistry. The first lesson went great. My son felt that Derek explains well and is very organized.
Derek did a great job of reviewing my daughters algebra 2 polynomial homework as well as creating examples for her to work though.
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-Published (with my colleagues) in Integrative and Comparative Biology 2014
-Presented research posters in biology at an international conference (American Society for Cell Biology 2012) and locally at UNF (multiple years)
-Transformational Learning Opportunity (2012 thru 2013 UNF) for biological research on grasshoppers
I have taken Organic chemistry I and II lecture as well as Organic chemistry lab I and II as part of my degree in Cell/Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. The courses covered basic structures through multi-step reactions.
Biology 3 at my college was about structure and function as well as taxonomy of all of the major phyla in the animal kingdom. We also covered phylogeny, and performed dissections of multiple animals. I worked in two laboratories, one with mice and the other with grasshoppers, performing physiological and molecular research on them.