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David S.

Skilled Biology Tutor well versed in all Science/Medical Subjects.

Skilled Biology Tutor well versed in all Science/Medical Subjects.

$75/hour

About David


Bio

I love teaching and look forward to sharing and promoting the fascination and wonder of the sciences with young minds everywhere, one student at a time, and have thoroughly enjoyed spending hundreds of hours discussing science with both teens and adults through WyzAnt. Teaching is second nature for me, growing up in a family where both parents were high school teachers. My father taught Biology for 30 years, which helped fuel my passion and enthusiasm for the sciences and motivated my pathway...

I love teaching and look forward to sharing and promoting the fascination and wonder of the sciences with young minds everywhere, one student at a time, and have thoroughly enjoyed spending hundreds of hours discussing science with both teens and adults through WyzAnt. Teaching is second nature for me, growing up in a family where both parents were high school teachers. My father taught Biology for 30 years, which helped fuel my passion and enthusiasm for the sciences and motivated my pathway to a B.S. in Biology from Purdue University.

Rewardful teaching begins with a passion and energy for the subject matter. It requires detailed preparation, careful listening, patience, solid communication, and genuine care for the student’s success, in addition to a great command and understanding of the material. Vibrant visual aids and modern, real-world examples help keep students engaged and interested even when discussing challenging material. However, it’s key to tailor and adapt the teaching style to the strengths, weaknesses, and goals of each student and build their confidence--we work together.

Spending a decade as an Illinois-Licensed Physician Assistant honed my teaching skills, especially in one-on-one settings. Patient education is an essential concern in the medical field. When patients enter clinics with diverse science backgrounds, it forces healthcare providers to create and develop alternative methods of teaching the same science topics to ensure that every patient who walks in has a good understanding and explanation of their condition.

Feel free to browse my background and student feedback for a better understanding and feel for my work with WyzAnt students.


Education

Purdue University
Biology
The University of Iowa
Masters
Illinois State University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: *For Simmons students willing to work together in groups, hourly rate drops down to $40/hr per student.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/11/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Biology

Biology

I am well versed in all biology topics, my knowledge derived from a B.S. in biology from Purdue University and then adding twenty more hours of post-graduate coursework in biology from ISU. My medical training from The University of Iowa College of Medicine enhanced my understanding of biology's concepts and provided real world applications for my science education. In my spare time, I've complemented my science background with numerous science courses from nearly all of the local colleges and have thoroughly enjoyed spending hundreds and hundreds of hours teaching the concepts of standard High School Biology, AP Biology, and college-level biology through Wyzant, plus preparation for May's AP Biology Exam and the SAT Subject Bio Exam. Last year Four of my long-term students earned "5's" on The AP Bio Exam in May, while another Eight students earned "4's" !

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Biology

Biology

I am well versed in all biology topics, my knowledge derived from a B.S. in biology from Purdue University and then adding twenty more hours of post-graduate coursework in biology from ISU. My medical training from The University of Iowa College of Medicine enhanced my understanding of biology's concepts and provided real world applications for my science education. In my spare time, I've complemented my science background with numerous science courses from nearly all of the local colleges and have thoroughly enjoyed spending hundreds and hundreds of hours teaching the concepts of standard High School Biology, AP Biology, and college-level biology through Wyzant, plus preparation for May's AP Biology Exam and the SAT Subject Bio Exam. Last year Four of my long-term students earned "5's" on The AP Bio Exam in May, while another Eight students earned "4's" !

Other

Nursing

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

Human Anatomy is one of my favorite science topics, ever since I first thoroughly encountered the subject during my undergraduate Biology coursework at Purdue University. My understandings were furthered and deepened through The University of Iowa College of Medicine’s Physician Assistant program, where I worked with full human cadavers. Finally, my professional experience as an Illinois state-licensed Physician Assistant for 10 years hinged on mastering the principles and details of Human Anatomy, where I utilized them daily as an integral part of my daily work in practical, useful applications to enhance the health of others.
Biology,

Biology

I am well versed in all biology topics, my knowledge derived from a B.S. in biology from Purdue University and then adding twenty more hours of post-graduate coursework in biology from ISU. My medical training from The University of Iowa College of Medicine enhanced my understanding of biology's concepts and provided real world applications for my science education. In my spare time, I've complemented my science background with numerous science courses from nearly all of the local colleges and have thoroughly enjoyed spending hundreds and hundreds of hours teaching the concepts of standard High School Biology, AP Biology, and college-level biology through Wyzant, plus preparation for May's AP Biology Exam and the SAT Subject Bio Exam. Last year Four of my long-term students earned "5's" on The AP Bio Exam in May, while another Eight students earned "4's" !
Botany,

Botany

I am well versed in Botany, my understanding derived from my B.S. in Biology from Purdue University and then adding post-graduate studies from ISU, where I enrolled in more Botany-related coursework. At Purdue, I majored in Ecology for two years, which included a significant amount of instruction in Botany, before deciding to expand my focus into General Biology.
Microbiology,

Microbiology

I am well versed in Microbiology, my understanding derived from courses in Microbiology that were part of my B.S. in Biology from Purdue University, plus an important part of my post-graduate Biology coursework at ISU. However, my understanding of Microbiology and its current applications was significantly enhanced through The University of Iowa College of Medicine’s PA program. The principles and concepts of Microbiology were incorporated into my decisions everyday as an Illinois state-licensed Physician Assistant for 10 years, especially when treating patients with infectious disease.
Pharmacology,

Pharmacology

Pharmacology is one of my favorite studies because of its close involvement with human anatomy and physiology. I scored within the top five in Pharmacology among The University of Iowa’s College of Medicine. Of course, I applied the principles of Pharmacology in my everyday work as an Illinois state-licensed Physician Assistant in otolaryngology and gastroenterology, accompanied by a DEA license for schedule III-V controlled substances.
Physiology,

Physiology

Human Physiology and Human Pathophysiology are some of my favorite science topics, ever since I first thoroughly encountered the subjects during my undergraduate Biology coursework at Purdue University. My understanding of Human Physiology and Pathophysiology was furthered through The University of Iowa College of Medicine’s PA program. Finally, my professional experience as an Illinois state-licensed Physician Assistant for 10 years hinged on mastering the principles and details of Human Physiology/Pathophysiology, where I utilized them daily as an integral part of my work in practical ways towards improving the health of other. Comprehending Human Physiology and Human Pathophysiology are pivotal in diagnosing disease and treating it effectively.
Zoology,

Zoology

I am well versed in Zoology, my knowledge derived from a B.S. in Biology from Purdue University and then adding post-graduate coursework in Biology from ISU. A Biology curriculum includes extensive instruction in Zoology as does Ecology, in which I majored for two years at Purdue before deciding to expand my focus into General Biology.
Nursing

Summer

Biology

Biology

I am well versed in all biology topics, my knowledge derived from a B.S. in biology from Purdue University and then adding twenty more hours of post-graduate coursework in biology from ISU. My medical training from The University of Iowa College of Medicine enhanced my understanding of biology's concepts and provided real world applications for my science education. In my spare time, I've complemented my science background with numerous science courses from nearly all of the local colleges and have thoroughly enjoyed spending hundreds and hundreds of hours teaching the concepts of standard High School Biology, AP Biology, and college-level biology through Wyzant, plus preparation for May's AP Biology Exam and the SAT Subject Bio Exam. Last year Four of my long-term students earned "5's" on The AP Bio Exam in May, while another Eight students earned "4's" !

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Professional and effective

David and is very knowledgeable and professional. He is very caring and easy to communicate with. His schedule is very flexible and he always work his best to fit into our busy schedule.i highly recommend him. My child enjoyed the lessons very much, and we will continue using David's help for preparing the upcoming AP Biology exam.

Jennifer, 2 lessons with David

Knowledgeable

Very knowledgeable, but he puts it in a way that is understandable and can stink in. I felt very comfortable and very heard. I highly recommend David!

Dawson, 2 lessons with David

Phenomenal tutor!

David did a one hour debrief of antibiotics. He was extremely prepared, organized, knowledgeable and friendly. He helped me understand concepts in a new way that were easy to remember. I will definitely be using David again and HIGHLY recommend!

Arielle, 1 lesson with David

Pharmacology 1

David helped me prepare for my antibiotic test for Pharm 1! He is so knowledgeable and up to date on current practice! And he is familiar with Simmons set up and platform! Definitely recommend!

Devery, 2 lessons with David

Special population

David makes the concepts easy to understand. Those pictures stick in your head forever. He follows up with any questions. He makes sure you understand the material and will go above and beyond to ensure you understand the concept.

Emelda, 4 lessons with David

Very knowledgeable

I’m an FNP student at Simmons and I was struggling in Pharm 1. I did horrible on quiz two and needed a high score to pass the class and that’s how I discovered David. Everyone spoke highly of him and I decided to give him a try. David is very knowledgeable, very through and he explains the MOA and patho of the disease in such a way that ull never forget it. I just wish I had discovered him earlier. I had a 90% on exam 3 btw. I’ll highly recommend him for Pharm.

Benedicta, 5 lessons with David

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

For Pharm 1 in my Simmons NP program he went above and beyond to make information more clear and was so kind in answering all my questions! I can’t imagine going in to the test without his help!

Robin, 3 lessons with David

Simmons Pharm 2 Student

David is very knowledgeable and helpful, love that he uses pictures as an adjunct to his teaching, professional, great attitude, would highly recommend, this is my second time utilizing his services through out my masters program.

Brandy, 1 lesson with David

Excellent Tutor

David is a terrific tutor. He worked with my daughter many times this year on a number of topics covered in her 11th grade Honors Bio class. Highly recommend.

Marla, 7 lessons with David
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David S.

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