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David M.

Retired bio prof who loves to tutor at any level! Sliding fee scale.

Retired bio prof who loves to tutor at any level! Sliding fee scale.

$63/hour

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Retired university biology professor who loves tutoring at any level
The natural world offers infinite mystery and beauty, ready for anyone intrigued to jump into, explore, and be inspired by. After a rich career in academics (retired professor from Cornell University Department of Neurobiology and Behavior), I am still amazed by what remains for me to explore, and by what fun it is to do that in collaboration with anyone else so inclined. My approach to tutoring can be described as...

Retired university biology professor who loves tutoring at any level
The natural world offers infinite mystery and beauty, ready for anyone intrigued to jump into, explore, and be inspired by. After a rich career in academics (retired professor from Cornell University Department of Neurobiology and Behavior), I am still amazed by what remains for me to explore, and by what fun it is to do that in collaboration with anyone else so inclined. My approach to tutoring can be described as "Guide-on-the-Side", as opposed to "Sage-on-the-Stage". That means I help you identify missing pieces of your puzzle, those that give you a broader or higher resolution picture of whatever is most relevant to your experience in the biosphere, including, but not limited to, your professional ambitions. My teaching and research foci are described below, but my passion is for wide integration. I feel no more need to be constrained by subject boundaries than Charles Darwin did; he dipped into everything (and brilliantly).

I have a PhD in Biology, and have explored widely. In my 40-year career I have led my own research laboratory and published extensively, taught continually, and participated in innumerable conference sessions. My research has explored the role of neural function in shaping neural circuitry in snail brains and the chick neuromuscular system, the identity and roles of “ion channel” proteins in shaping electrical signaling in the mammalian “stress axis”, and the roles of sex and stress hormones (and experience) in shaping response properties of adrenaline secreting cells. My teaching has also highlighted the beauty and complexity of information processing at level of the cell membrane. Electricity at this level is the fastest modality of signal integration or “information processing” in the biological computer. This is critical not only in the brain but in most cell types.

At Cornell I reveled in the breadth of subjects surrounding neurobiology, ranging from psychology to behavioral ecology (considering the ecologica


Education

University of Maine
Biology
University of Washington
Masters
University of Iowa
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $63
  • Rate details: Fees are negotiable depending on need or ability to pay, and group rates may be arranged.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Homeschool

Biology

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Biology

Science

Physiology,

Physiology

PhD in Biology, 45 years in research and university teaching, focus neuroscience of stress reactions.
Zoology,

Zoology

As a professor at Cornell University, I taught neuroscience. Research in my laboratory focused on cellular electricity in adrenaline secreting cells, probing interactions between stress and sex hormones and related survival strategies. I am fascinated by social behavior and emotion in diverse animals, and just as fascinated by examples of "intelligence" and "cooperation" in organisms far different from animals.
Biology, Psychology

Summer

Biology

$63/hour

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David M.

$63/hour

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