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Beth B.

Biology/Science for Everyone!

Biology/Science for Everyone!

$50/hour

  • 1,364 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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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 (432 ratings)
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Cell Biology Tutor

I worked with Beth throughout the length of my master's degree. I was very apprehensive secondary to not being in school for over 30 years. I worked in the clinical field for 33 years. I accepted a position teaching but needed a master's degree within a certain time limit. I would not have been successful without Beth. She was fabulous. She is patient, kind, considerate, and truly knows her stuff. I learned so much more beyond the scope of my courses thanks to Beth. She really knows how to think outside the box to aid her students. I highly recommend her for any biology class. Stupendous! Thank Beth. I did it because of you!

Mary , 76 lessons with Beth

Excellent tutor and very patient

Beth is wonderful tutor . She is been helping my daughter to understand perfectly about the subject and goes very deep in to subjects . Since she starts with Beth , my daughter loves biology . Thank Beth

Nazila, 29 lessons with Beth

College-level Bio - Evolution/Diversity Class

Beth was patience and took her time to work with me to complete my class assignment. She was very knowledgeable with bio topic that I was working on. I will definitely use Beth again with my future Bio classes.

Ethan, 2 lessons with Beth

Patient Tutor

AP Biology Respiration and Photosynthesis was explained well to my Daughter.She felt a bit more confident with the chapter for the test.She sent additional notes.

Vyjayanthi, 2 lessons with Beth

Excellent tutor and very patient

Beth is wonderful tutor . She is been helping my daughter to understand perfectly about the subject and goes very deep in to subjects . Since she starts with Beth , my daughter loves biology . Thank Beth

Nazila, 29 lessons with Beth

Very knowledgeable and patient

Beth listened to my daughter about how she learns best, and tailored the tutoring to her needs. Excellent teacher. My daughter has been able to improve her performance in her class.

Betsy, 7 lessons with Beth

Patient, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic

Beth was really patient and clear with her explanations. We went over macrophages and questions about the compliment system. I'd highly recommend her as someone who both understands the material and truly enjoys it.

Amy, 1 lesson with Beth

According to my son, Beth is AWESOME!!!!!!!

Beth is extremely knowledgeable, teaches the material on point, and seems to know exactly what my son is learning, and where his deficiencies are. She is a Godsend and we are truly lucky to have found her.

Al, 4 lessons with Beth

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.

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