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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.

$99/hour

  • 8,002 hours tutoring

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: $99
  • Rate details: *For students willing to work together in pairs/groups, hourly rate drops down to only $60/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. This past year FIFTEEN of my students earned "5" scores on the AP Bio online or classroom exam, while FOURTEEN others earned "4's" ! The year prior FIVE of my long term students earned "5" scores on the online AP Bio exam, while EIGHT others earned "4's". In 2019 Four of my long-term students earned "5's" on The AP Bio Exam, 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. This past year FIFTEEN of my students earned "5" scores on the AP Bio online or classroom exam, while FOURTEEN others earned "4's" ! The year prior FIVE of my long term students earned "5" scores on the online AP Bio exam, while EIGHT others earned "4's". In 2019 Four of my long-term students earned "5's" on The AP Bio Exam, 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. This past year FIFTEEN of my students earned "5" scores on the AP Bio online or classroom exam, while FOURTEEN others earned "4's" ! The year prior FIVE of my long term students earned "5" scores on the online AP Bio exam, while EIGHT others earned "4's". In 2019 Four of my long-term students earned "5's" on The AP Bio Exam, 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. I've been working with Simmons College FNP students for 3 yrs and welcome them all !
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. This past year FIFTEEN of my students earned "5" scores on the AP Bio online or classroom exam, while FOURTEEN others earned "4's" ! The year prior FIVE of my long term students earned "5" scores on the online AP Bio exam, while EIGHT others earned "4's". In 2019 Four of my long-term students earned "5's" on The AP Bio Exam, while another Eight students earned "4's".

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


The Best Biology Tutor

My only regret is I didn't think of looking for a tutor earlier but I'm so glad I found David. He was everything my daughter's teacher wasn't. Engaging, great at explaining things and of course inspired her passion for biology. Thank you David for helping my daughter understand AP Biology and prepare for the AP exam.

Jo, 14 lessons with David

Highly knowledgeable, great lesson plans, fantastic tutor!

David is an excellent AP Biology tutor! My sophomore daughter was struggling to understand some of the content in her AP Bio class at her high school. After a couple of lessons with David, she got her grade up to an A and decided to continue weekly lessons with David as she responded very well to his style of teaching. David is always patient with her and uses multiple analogies, assignments, questions/solutions to make the concepts interesting and easier to understand. My daughter loves the way David is able to make her understand AP biology at a visual level. She enjoys her sessions very much! Thank you so much David for helping her out!

Inoka, 17 lessons with David

Excellent Bio teacher

David makes subject easy with the details and explanation he provides David’s teaching style certainly helps students put on a success path ! David also makes sure that parents are involved and always in the students progress !

Rupal, 8 lessons with David

excellent biology tutor

David is an excellent biology tutor. He helped with 9th grade biology class for my son, who has always struggled with science classes throughout middle school. David kept him engaged and interested in the subject with great patience. After working with David for the semester, my son got a high A for the biology class and developed interests in biology too. Highly recommended!

Sydney, 38 lessons with David

Sinply Amazing

Not only has David helped my daughter with AP Bio, he is now helping her with her upcoming Science Olympiads. He truly wants to see his students excel in all that they do.

Jen, 21 lessons with David

patient and kind

best tutor you will ever wanted Thank you

Maimot, 5 lessons with David

Knowledgable and patient tutor

David reviewed a unit on cell structure with my daughter and helped her feel more confident about the material. He used great visuals that my daughter could download and keep for reference after the session. We will be working with him again.

Julie, 11 lessons with David

Excellent tutor!

I had a test coming up for my biology class, and needed a more general perspective regarding the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. In one hour, David was able to cover everything I needed to know about both systems, which helped me a ton about how the system worked.

Barnett, 3 lessons with David

Excellent teacher

David is wonderful!! For the first time ever, my daughter was struggling in a class, AP Bio… after two sessions her confidence is back. She looks forward to her weekly meetings with David!

Jen, 21 lessons with David
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