Passionate and Experienced Biology Tutor
Passionate and Experienced Biology Tutor
Hello there. Excessive jargon, challenging concepts, and steep learning curves are just a few of the reasons why pursuing a path of science is an arduous journey. However, it's not a journey you need take alone. I did my undergraduate work in psychology and neurobiology, and a masters degree in integrated biology, with an emphasis on neurobiology, all at University of Iowa. I have a research position now at the University but I really miss teaching. I taught both introductory and...
Hello there. Excessive jargon, challenging concepts, and steep learning curves are just a few of the reasons why pursuing a path of science is an arduous journey. However, it's not a journey you need take alone. I did my undergraduate work in psychology and neurobiology, and a masters degree in integrated biology, with an emphasis on neurobiology, all at University of Iowa. I have a research position now at the University but I really miss teaching. I taught both introductory and advanced biology courses in grad school and a biology course for non-science majors while I was an undergrad. Additionally, I tutored many, many biology related courses 3 of my 4 years of undergrad. For me, seeing a student finally understand something with which they have struggled and knowing I can make a difference are what I find most rewarding. Since I did my studies here, I often had the same challenges my students faced which, I think, proved valuable for both my students and myself. For them, I think it put them at ease to know that they are not the only one to struggle in a class or on a particular subject. For me, even though my grades were not always stellar, my self worth and satisfaction was more dependent on how my own students fared than my own.
I should also add that I did tutoring through TRIO and mentored high school students through Upward Bound, so I'm quite comfortable with students from any background imaginable and hope to ensure that students can feel as comfortable with me. Additionally, I want to have fun while I teach and my evaluations suggest many of my students enjoyed my classes as well. I have the most experience with college students, but I do have some high school tutoring experience (including AP biology)
My primary focus is cellular and molecular biology. For me, the beauty of biology is there is, and has been, so much diversity of life at the large scale; at the small molecular scale, there are a great many similarities that connect us to all life that is, has ever been, and will likely
Robert has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 32 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Robert helped me with a Bio course. I've had 2 other tutors a few years ago and he is by far the best one. He is funny too and will make a joke while teaching you. Robert was professional and seemed to know the material in greater depth than my teacher. No issues whatsoever and I highly recommend him!Libby, 10 lessons with Robert
Funny, knowledgeable and patient.
He truly helped mu daughter to grasp the larger concepts. He put it into bite-size pieces for her and he gave cogent, relatable examples for bio that a teen could understand. She was smiling after studying bio for the first time all semester and that was worth it!Nadia, 1 lesson with Robert
Excellent and knowledgeable Tutor
Robert is an excellent and dedicated teacher. My son who is a freshman is taking classes from him for biology. He always make sure that my son gets a deeper understanding of his lessons. We are glad to find an excellent teacher.Srividya, 5 lessons with Robert
We used online tutor for first time and the set up to connect with tutor was a challenge but Robert had wait patiently. He is nice and he helped my daughter with her AP biology.Sara, 1 lesson with Robert
Robert was amazing at answering questions on the fly. He verbalized his thought processes that way you could see if you were on the right path or not. This type of teaching is crucial because I’m able to figure it which direction to go in or not, this reduces study time and more importantly reduces my stress levels.Alexis, 2 lessons with Robert
Robert was a wonderful tutor! My son feels 100% more confident going into his Physio test this Friday. I'll be connecting with Robert again for future tutoring.Sofia, 1 lesson with Robert
Extremely knowledgeable and patient!
I needed help on my genetics homework and made a last-minute request to see if Robert could help me. He was quick to respond and a schedule a lesson. Robert is extremely knowledgeable and patient! He does a great job explaining information and making it easier to comprehend!Jalisha, 1 lesson with Robert
Knowledgeable and patient
Very good. I wanted to learn more, but I ran out of time. I must say he reoriented me! I look forward to more sessions. He help to break down content step by step.Chan, 2 lessons with Robert
Able to apply
He was able to apply a lot of general, mundane concepts that I had been learning for years and applied them to real-world applications. Specifically in my field of biochemical pharmacology, tooKristi, 1 lesson with Robert
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