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Beth B.

Biology/Science for Everyone!

Biology/Science for Everyone!

$50/hour

  • 747 hours tutoring

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My first Biology class, in 6th grade, sealed the deal - this was definitely what I wanted to study. I wasn't naturally good in math and chemistry, so I took extra courses in those subjects in college. I've been teaching since my senior year in college, starting with a course in Human Biology for non-science majors at Brown University.

Working on my PhD, I taught General Biology, Human Anatomy (with cadavers), and Vertebrate Anatomy; and also assisted on a 3-week ecology field trip in...

My first Biology class, in 6th grade, sealed the deal - this was definitely what I wanted to study. I wasn't naturally good in math and chemistry, so I took extra courses in those subjects in college. I've been teaching since my senior year in college, starting with a course in Human Biology for non-science majors at Brown University.

Working on my PhD, I taught General Biology, Human Anatomy (with cadavers), and Vertebrate Anatomy; and also assisted on a 3-week ecology field trip in Mexico. At the college level I teach Physiology, Nutrition, Environmental Science, Evolution,
Medical Terminology; my students are non-science majors and students studying for careers in health care.

I have over 20 years of teaching experience at the college level. I teach at the City Colleges of Chicago and tutor Biology and Chemistry in the Academic Success Center at Wright College; I've also taught at Devry, Roosevelt and Northeastern Universities in the Chicago area.

I love science, especially biology; my many students continue to help me understand how to describe and explain various subjects, especially when they may seem complicated and confusing.

We can work together one-on-one, or in small groups. I'm happy to meet parents or anyone else invested in your education, and answer any questions you have.

Beth B., M.A., Ph.D.


Education

Brown University Providence, RI
Biology and Philosophy
University of Oklahoma- Norman
PhD
Brown University Providence, RI
Masters

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  • Rate details: Group rates are available. They vary according to the number of students in the group and the distance the tutor has to travel.
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Biology

Biology

Sc.B. in Biology Ph.D. in Comparative Anatomy & Physiology 20 years teaching college Biology - many subjects, esp. A &P for nursing students. 7 years tutoring all topics in Biology, incl. Microbiology; and intro Chemistry

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Biology

Biology

Sc.B. in Biology Ph.D. in Comparative Anatomy & Physiology 20 years teaching college Biology - many subjects, esp. A &P for nursing students. 7 years tutoring all topics in Biology, incl. Microbiology; and intro Chemistry

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

Sc.B. in Biology - Brown University Ph.D. in Comparative Physiology - University of Oklahoma I've taught Introductory Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Human Biology, Kinesiology, Microbiology, Environmental Biology, Nutrition and Medical Terminology at the City Colleges of Chicago, Roosevelt University, Loyola University and several other colleges in the Chicago area for 18 years.
Biology,

Biology

Sc.B. in Biology Ph.D. in Comparative Anatomy & Physiology 20 years teaching college Biology - many subjects, esp. A &P for nursing students. 7 years tutoring all topics in Biology, incl. Microbiology; and intro Chemistry
Ecology,

Ecology

Ecology was one of my subfields in my doctoral work Physiological Ecology.
Genetics,

Genetics

I have taught the basics of Genetics dozens of times in introductory biology courses for majors and non-majors. I also include sections on Biotechnology, esp. in regard to genetically modified foods, Epigenetics and Genomic Medicine in most of my classes - General Biology and Human Physiology. Topics I have taught many times: Genetics - basics of the cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis; chromosome structure, replication, transcription, translation; gene regulation; Mendelian inheritance; epigenetics
Microbiology,

Microbiology

In a 20 year career teaching a variety of Biology classes at the college level, I've taught Microbiology, with lab; taught key topics - basic cell biology, cell genetics, metabolism, human microbiomes and microbial ecology; untutored dozens of students in these subjects.
Nutrition,

Nutrition

I have a Ph.D. in Physiology, covering all subjects in Human Physiology including Digestion and Metabolism. I have taught Nutrition at the college level dozens of times, in physiology courses and as a full semester course. Nutrition is my special interest in physiology, because nutrition affects personal health more than any other choice we make on a daily basis. So I have taken nutrition courses since my degree, and include nutrition, food and agriculture in most of my courses. The nutrition topics I've taught many times include: Nutrition - What is nutrition? Macronutrients & micronutrients. The importance of water in the human body. Energy - calories & metabolism. Reading a nutrition label. The digestive system - organs & basic processes. The role of bacteria in nutrition -in food, in the digestive system. Nutrition in the life cycle; requirements at various stages. Nutrition for skeletal health. Nutrition for athletes. Body weight and health; BMI and other indices. Metabolic syndrome - diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and related conditions. Food, health, agriculture & the environment. Food preservatives & processing. Digestive & metabolic diseases.
Physiology,

Physiology

I have a Ph.D. in Comparative Anatomy & Physiology.
Zoology

Zoology

My Ph.D. is in Comparative Physiology, which I earned in the Zoology Department at the University of Oklahoma. My undergraduate science degree also included courses in the biology of diverse groups of organisms besides human beings: Invertebrate Biology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Primatology and Evolutionary Biology. Key topics in these courses included: Classification of animals. How different groups of animals adapt to their environment(s). Key physiological issues for all animals- temperature regulation, hydration, electrolyte balance, locomotion, habitat selection, predator defense, mate selection.

Sports/Recreation

Nutrition

Nutrition

I have a Ph.D. in Physiology, covering all subjects in Human Physiology including Digestion and Metabolism. I have taught Nutrition at the college level dozens of times, in physiology courses and as a full semester course. Nutrition is my special interest in physiology, because nutrition affects personal health more than any other choice we make on a daily basis. So I have taken nutrition courses since my degree, and include nutrition, food and agriculture in most of my courses. The nutrition topics I've taught many times include: Nutrition - What is nutrition? Macronutrients & micronutrients. The importance of water in the human body. Energy - calories & metabolism. Reading a nutrition label. The digestive system - organs & basic processes. The role of bacteria in nutrition -in food, in the digestive system. Nutrition in the life cycle; requirements at various stages. Nutrition for skeletal health. Nutrition for athletes. Body weight and health; BMI and other indices. Metabolic syndrome - diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and related conditions. Food, health, agriculture & the environment. Food preservatives & processing. Digestive & metabolic diseases.

Summer

Biology

Biology

Sc.B. in Biology Ph.D. in Comparative Anatomy & Physiology 20 years teaching college Biology - many subjects, esp. A &P for nursing students. 7 years tutoring all topics in Biology, incl. Microbiology; and intro Chemistry

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4.6 (255 ratings)
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First tutor on Wyzant

I am new to Wyzant. I am happy there are knowledgable tutors, but you have to find who you want to work with, which takes time and costs money. It is surprising that the first hour is not discounted. Beth is ok to work with, I will not continue with her though simply because she would not want you to see her face - yes you will talk with a black portrait. I dont like wondering why and what's behind the hidden face, so I will find someone who is more open and straightforward. She has teaching experience, but I am not sure which level. I have advanced degree myself. Hope this is factual and helpful.

Lynn, 1 lesson with Beth
Tutor responded:

This review is inaccurate. I told the student that my camera wasn't working, but in response to her request to see my face I tried 5 times to turn it on - in Settings on my computer and on the Wyzant page. After that she said it was fine to have this session without it. I answered all of her questions about the assignment she wanted to work on; and gave examples of how I would explain and illustrate specific concepts - in response to request that I do that. She asked if she could send me assignments to correct and I told her that would violate Wyzant's policy of not doing an assignment for a student.

College Microbiology

Beth is an incredible tutor. My son is learning so much with her. She's patient, asks a lot of questions just to confirm he truly understands the material and is helping his confidence tremendously. I recommend her to any college student in microbiology!

Julie, 6 lessons with Beth

Extremely knowledgeable tutor!

Beth is an excellent tutor. She is obviously an expert in the field of physiology. She listened to what I needed and helped me understand the material much more than if I was trying to study it by myself. She helped me feel more confident.

Jan, 1 lesson with Beth

Beth is so helpful

Beth was very helpful, upbeat, and although she wasn't an expert in my field, she is an expert in biology and very familiar in genes. I am very thank fun to have her positive and willing help.

Stephanie, 2 lessons with Beth

Wonderful tutor, smart, patient, and fun!

Beth did a fantastic job helping me with my nutrition assignment. She turned a wordy assignment into something easy and fun. She took her time with me and made sure I had all the information needed to achieve success. From here on out she will be my go to for any of the applied sciences. Thanks again Beth!!

Tara, 1 lesson with Beth

A good start

We went over positions, anatomy terms and cavities. It was a good place to begin and I got a good amount of material to go over. I'm looking forward to more lessons

Grant , 4 lessons with Beth

Literally awesome

Beth is literally the reason why I got the highest grade in my College Biology 3 class on three different exams. Takes her time but is so worth it as she explains literally everything. Very patient when you ask her questions, has great examples, explains things so nicely.

Arsham, 6 lessons with Beth

best physiology teacher!

Beth helped me study for an exam in my masters program for physiology. She was so kind and created an environment where I could ask any question no matter how “dumb” I thought it was. She has a great amount of knowledge when it comes to physiology and it showed because she was about to speak to me about many systems and topics without hesitation. She even accommodated 3+ hours in short notice. I will keep turning to her when I need more help!

Maria, 3 lessons with Beth

Anatomy

Beth was amazing at helping me learn all the cranial nerves. She made it so easy and it all finally clicked. She paired them together in a different matter so it wasn’t just memorized. Thank you so much, Beth! I can’t wait to work with you again soon!

Regina, 3 lessons with Beth
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$50/hour

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Response time: 50 minutes