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Robert W.

Comprehensive, Fun Tutoring in Biology, Stats and Writing

Comprehensive, Fun Tutoring in Biology, Stats and Writing

$60/hour

  • 121 hours tutoring

  • Saint Paul, MN 55105

About Robert


Bio

So you're looking for someone to help you out with your upcoming test or project? No problem. I've got your back.

I'm a professional biologist with ten years of international research experience. I've published in ecology, evolution, molecular biology, statistics, geography, public health, science philosophy and modeling. I have considerable experience in writing across genres (including scientific reports, journalism and essays).

I've taught for three decades, from summer camp level...

So you're looking for someone to help you out with your upcoming test or project? No problem. I've got your back.

I'm a professional biologist with ten years of international research experience. I've published in ecology, evolution, molecular biology, statistics, geography, public health, science philosophy and modeling. I have considerable experience in writing across genres (including scientific reports, journalism and essays).

I've taught for three decades, from summer camp level through post-grad. I've taught lecture courses of 500 students and tutored one-on-one. All levels, ages and skill sets. I enjoy helping students reach their scholastic goals, whatever they may be.

My tutoring philosophy is simple. Every student is different, as is every project. We will work together to figure out the best way to get *you* to master the material at hand. I have a variety of pedagogic tools in my kit--writing-to-learn, concept mapping, peer review, etc.--but it's all about converging on which of these will click best for you.

We will work hard, but we will have fun too. I aim for a relaxed *and* results-based learning experience.


Education

Binghamton University
Biology
CUNY Graduate Center
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Group rates available. Special pricing for multiple-hour lessons.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55105
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/14/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Robert hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Business

Career Development

Career Development

I am expert in giving public talks with PowerPoint. As both a college instructor and a Wyzant tutor I have taught students how to construct presentations in the tradition of the Cliff Atkinson school of PowerPoint. I teach students to junk the bulletpoint and template models of presentation in favor of integrating images and narration. I teach students how to avoid information overload in favor of storyboarding a simple, but not simplistic, presentation that conveys immediate understanding of even the most complex of topics. In the past year I have given a number of my own talks.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I am expert in giving public talks with PowerPoint. As both a college instructor and a Wyzant tutor I have taught students how to construct presentations in the tradition of the Cliff Atkinson school of PowerPoint. I teach students to junk the bulletpoint and template models of presentation in favor of integrating images and narration. I teach students how to avoid information overload in favor of storyboarding a simple, but not simplistic, presentation that conveys immediate understanding of even the most complex of topics. In the past year I have given a number of my own talks.
Statistics

Statistics

I have experience with all aspects of basic statistics, from high school through post-grad, including simple metrics and parametric stats through non-parametric, Bayesian, multivariate, correlation and regression, spatial, survivorship, time series, elasticity, and power analyses.

English

Writing

Writing

I have experience with all genres, including fiction and non-fiction, poetry, scientific reports, essays, blogging, and low-stakes writing for learning new material.

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I have experience with basic biology (grade school through college), molecular biology, evolution and ecology, behavior, zoology, phylogenetics and phylogeography, immunology and virology.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have experience with all aspects of basic statistics, from high school through post-grad, including simple metrics and parametric stats through non-parametric, Bayesian, multivariate, correlation and regression, spatial, survivorship, time series, elasticity, and power analyses.
Writing

Writing

I have experience with all genres, including fiction and non-fiction, poetry, scientific reports, essays, blogging, and low-stakes writing for learning new material.

Math

Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

I earned a PhD in population biology and took--and TA'd--several biostatistics courses. My dissertation work included a variety of multivariate applications and a matrix population model, all of which I published in international journals. For my post-doc work in influenza, I applied phylogenetic, phylogeographic and spatial statistics. During my doctoral and post-doctoral research, I developed a number of new statistical methods, including a sparse False Discovery Rate correction, the first matrix population model for a virus, and the first geographical application of geometric morphometrics.
Statistics

Statistics

I have experience with all aspects of basic statistics, from high school through post-grad, including simple metrics and parametric stats through non-parametric, Bayesian, multivariate, correlation and regression, spatial, survivorship, time series, elasticity, and power analyses.

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I have experience with basic biology (grade school through college), molecular biology, evolution and ecology, behavior, zoology, phylogenetics and phylogeography, immunology and virology.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have experience with all aspects of basic statistics, from high school through post-grad, including simple metrics and parametric stats through non-parametric, Bayesian, multivariate, correlation and regression, spatial, survivorship, time series, elasticity, and power analyses.
Writing

Writing

I have experience with all genres, including fiction and non-fiction, poetry, scientific reports, essays, blogging, and low-stakes writing for learning new material.

Science

Biology,

Biology

I have experience with basic biology (grade school through college), molecular biology, evolution and ecology, behavior, zoology, phylogenetics and phylogeography, immunology and virology.
Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

I earned a PhD in population biology and took--and TA'd--several biostatistics courses. My dissertation work included a variety of multivariate applications and a matrix population model, all of which I published in international journals. For my post-doc work in influenza, I applied phylogenetic, phylogeographic and spatial statistics. During my doctoral and post-doctoral research, I developed a number of new statistical methods, including a sparse False Discovery Rate correction, the first matrix population model for a virus, and the first geographical application of geometric morphometrics.
Ecology,

Ecology

I have experience with all aspects of organisms and their natural (and not-so-natural) environments, including their population composition, distribution, and changing states within and across ecosystems.
Zoology

Zoology

I earned my undergrad degree in Biology, taking several courses in zoology, anatomy, evolution, behavior and ecology. While I earned my doctorate in population biology, I taught 12 lab courses in basic and population biology, which included dissections, phylogenetic analyses, ecological surveys and studies in animal behavior. I more recently taught a survey course in biogeography for 500 students.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I have experience with basic biology (grade school through college), molecular biology, evolution and ecology, behavior, zoology, phylogenetics and phylogeography, immunology and virology.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have experience with all aspects of basic statistics, from high school through post-grad, including simple metrics and parametric stats through non-parametric, Bayesian, multivariate, correlation and regression, spatial, survivorship, time series, elasticity, and power analyses.
Writing

Writing

I have experience with all genres, including fiction and non-fiction, poetry, scientific reports, essays, blogging, and low-stakes writing for learning new material.

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

I am expert in giving public talks with PowerPoint. As both a college instructor and a Wyzant tutor I have taught students how to construct presentations in the tradition of the Cliff Atkinson school of PowerPoint. I teach students to junk the bulletpoint and template models of presentation in favor of integrating images and narration. I teach students how to avoid information overload in favor of storyboarding a simple, but not simplistic, presentation that conveys immediate understanding of even the most complex of topics. In the past year I have given a number of my own talks.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Terrific tutor!

Robert is a great tutor. He is very knowledgeable about the topics I need help with (statistics and the research process), and he is also very good at critically evaluating my writing, which is important for me to do well in graduate school. I am very glad I found Robert!

Kimberly, 12 lessons with Robert

Excellent tutor

Robert helped me with my research methods assignment. He was very patient and explained things in a thorough manner. I plan to continue working with Robert and would highly recommend him as a tutor.

Shukri, 4 lessons with Robert

Very Experienced, Knowledgeable

Rob helped with my graduate studies and preparation to write a thesis. He made me feel at ease as he guided me through the dissertation process, expectations and objectives. He uses real world examples, and helped me establish a plan to develop, construct and prepare my graduate thesis. He also has a strong background in statistics. I would highly recommend Rob!

Donald, 16 lessons with Robert

Would definitely recommend!!

Robert helped me understand tough concepts about statistics in detail and in a clearer way than what my book/instructor shows me.

Paige, 3 lessons with Robert

Great tutor - personalized instruction

Rob helped our son - 11th grade - with AP biology. Rob tailored the lesson to our son's interests - baseball - and thus made the content relevant and interesting. Our son's grades improved as a result of working with Rob.

Jack, 14 lessons with Robert
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$60/hour

Robert W.

$60/hour

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Response time: 30 minutes