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Corey P.

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$25/hour

Cultivating Excellence in Writing and Science

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Knox College
Environmental Studies
Northwestern University
Master's

Education

Knox College (Environmental Studies)

Northwestern University (Master's)

About Corey

Hello and welcome!

My specialties include biology and writing, and I am eager to share my expertise and passion for learning with students of all ages.

My credentials include a Master of Science in Plant Biology and Conservation, from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, from Knox College. I am an experienced science mentor, and have worked with both undergraduate and high school students in field- and lab-based ecology research at DePaul University, Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden, for over five years. I have trained and worked on staff at both Northwestern University's Main Campus Writing Place and at DePaul University's Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) for three years. I have training in statistics (using both R and JMP software), science writing and grant application strategies, and have obtained over five grant and fellowship awards, to date.

My tutoring philosophy revolves around inquiry-based learning. I believe that learning is an iterative process that happens best in an atmosphere of shared attention on a problem or subject. I enjoy the process of learning and discovery with others, and am passionate about fostering atmospheres in which learning and growth can blossom.

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Hello and welcome!

My specialties include biology and writing, and I am eager to share my expertise and passion for learning with students of all ages.

My credentials include a Master of Science in Plant Biology and Conservation, from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, from Knox
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60614
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Science:
Astronomy, Biology,
Botany,
Ecology,
Zoology
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

My experience in Biology is based on a BA in Environmental Studies and an MS in Plant Biology and Conservation.

Botany

I received an MS degree in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University. During my graduate training I took multiple botany and plant science courses, and I have attended and presented posters at multiple conferences and seminars focused on botany and plant conservation. I also wrote a 130 page Masters Thesis on prairie restoration, and have worked as a teaching assistant for a Plant Identification Course at DePaul University.

Ecology

My expertise in ecology is built on a BA in Environmental Studies, an MS in Plant Biology and Conservation, and consulting for private wilderness restoration and conservation projects.

Public Speaking

I am a member of a local Chicago region Toastmasters Club, and have given over 5 public speeches in that venue, so far. As a graduate student, I also trained as a science communication fellow with Northwestern University's Ready, Set, Go program, which culminated in a TED-style talk about my thesis research. I delivered a 45-minute public lecture at the Chicago Botanic Garden as a part of my MS thesis defense, and have also taken public speaking courses at the high school and undergraduate levels.

Writing

I have over 3 years experience working as a writing tutor in DePaul's University Center for Writing-based Learning and Northwestern University's Writing Place.

Zoology

I have taken Evolution, Ecology and Biology courses at the University level, which covered zoology. I also learned much about zoology, veterinary medicine, and endangered animal conservation and reintroduction programs, while working as a zookeeper intern at the Brookfield Zoo.

Knox College
Environmental Studies
Northwestern University
Master's

Education

Knox College (Environmental Studies)

Northwestern University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Corey will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60614.