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Andrew S.

PhD Biologist Tutor for Middle School through College

PhD Biologist Tutor for Middle School through College

$45/hour

About Andrew


Bio

My teaching experiences have given me insight to keep myself firmly rooted at a foundational level of any field in which I choose to teach, and my empathy for the challenges many students encounter in approaching the rigor of biological sciences stems from having humbly met and overcome many of these same hurdles. I have learned to meet students at their individual experience levels while serving as a faculty member in several settings.

Currently, while teaching students at a Middle...

My teaching experiences have given me insight to keep myself firmly rooted at a foundational level of any field in which I choose to teach, and my empathy for the challenges many students encounter in approaching the rigor of biological sciences stems from having humbly met and overcome many of these same hurdles. I have learned to meet students at their individual experience levels while serving as a faculty member in several settings.

Currently, while teaching students at a Middle School, I have had the opportunity to reach students in an underserved community in the north side of St. Louis. I have differentiated my teaching approach by providing hands-on laboratory exercises; exit tickets consisting of verbal reasoning, graphic interpretation, and multiple choice exercises; and providing one-on-one and group study sessions for students who are struggling with difficult concepts. Spiral review is also a component of our rigorous teaching plan as a means to ensure that difficult concepts and terminology are revisited and/or retaught on a regular basis. I also maintain open communication with parents to keep them involved in their students’ learning process. Through this experience, I have learned how to reach as many students as possible with my content knowledge.

While teaching graduate students at GUMC, I have learned to hone my neurophysiology lectures to meet the needs of students from various backgrounds ranging from basic biology to neuroscience. Additionally, having directed and taught a research paper course, wherein students review literature based on the physiology of a disease of their choosing, I have learned to hone writing skills of students. One of my most interesting experiences was leading a discussion forum following various talks given by experts in physiology and health policy. Observing and commenting on the plethora of opinions related to said talks provided greater connection to the students and allowed them to interact as peers.

I have also learned to meet students at their individual levels while serving as a faculty member at a Jewish Academy and as an adjunct faculty member at Hebrew Theological College. Where appropriate, I make a point of conveying my own struggles to grasp the basics of biology in conversations with students during class discussions, office hours, and group study sessions. For example, because I made the transition from psychology during my undergraduate education to biological sciences in my graduate education, I experienced a steep learning curve. While I was successful in making this transition, the path I carved as a student and thinker was riddled with a degree of confusion and uncertainty that is shared by many students. This facilitates a more collegial relationship with students.

I have also brought this to bear on my role as an assistant instructor in Hapkido, a Korean martial art that I have been studying for almost 10 years. It is essential that students never mistake rank for readiness to use what they know as a part of this physical, mental, and self-defense discipline. In and of itself, one’s rank is not what prepares them to utilize their training in practical terms. It’s the repeated application in a controlled setting (the dojang) that transforms the discipline into a second nature. This philosophy dovetails well with my teaching philosophy in all academic pursuits. Remaining relevant is something that requires self-reflectiveness.

I have a certificate to teach HS Biology, experience teaching middle school science, and experience as an assistant professor of neurophysiology.


Education

Carnegie Mellon
Psychology
Loyola University Chicago
Masters
(BS) University of Illinois (Chicago)
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63122
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/30/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I have qualified to teach Elementary Math. I am competent in teaching many age groups as well.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have qualified to teach Algebra 1, elementary math, and precalculus. I have a PhD in neurobiology, and I have taught a number of age groups.
Biology,

Biology

I have a PhD in biological science. I am also certified to teach biology in the state of Missouri. Additionally, I have taught a variety of biological science courses in college.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tested and qualified to teach chemistry. I have successfully tutored in chemistry before. I have a PhD in neurobiology, so my resourcefulness is key. I have also excelled in chemistry at the collegiate level.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have tested and am qualified to teach precalculus. I excelled in mathematics in high school and college.
Geometry

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have qualified to teach Algebra 1, elementary math, and precalculus. I have a PhD in neurobiology, and I have taught a number of age groups.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have tested and am qualified to teach precalculus. I excelled in mathematics in high school and college.
Geometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have qualified to teach Algebra 1, elementary math, and precalculus. I have a PhD in neurobiology, and I have taught a number of age groups.
Biology,

Biology

I have a PhD in biological science. I am also certified to teach biology in the state of Missouri. Additionally, I have taught a variety of biological science courses in college.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tested and qualified to teach chemistry. I have successfully tutored in chemistry before. I have a PhD in neurobiology, so my resourcefulness is key. I have also excelled in chemistry at the collegiate level.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have tested and am qualified to teach precalculus. I excelled in mathematics in high school and college.
Geometry

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

I have a doctorate in biological sciences, with a masters in anatomy. I am highly qualified to teach many areas of biomedical sciences.
Biochemistry,

Biochemistry

I have both a Master's and PhD degrees in Neurobiology, with extensive experience in biochemistry, anatomy, molecular biology, cell biology, and physiology. As such, I am extremely well-suited to teach these subjects to a wide variety of students.
Biology,

Biology

I have a PhD in biological science. I am also certified to teach biology in the state of Missouri. Additionally, I have taught a variety of biological science courses in college.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tested and qualified to teach chemistry. I have successfully tutored in chemistry before. I have a PhD in neurobiology, so my resourcefulness is key. I have also excelled in chemistry at the collegiate level.
Physiology,

Physiology

While earning my doctorate in biological sciences, my lab was intensely focused on electrophysiological assessment of nervous system tissue and cells. As such, I have a profound expertise in physiology.
Psychology,

Psychology

I have a bachelors degree in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. I did primary research in neuropsychology, social psychology, and brain imaging in undergrad. I also graduated with college and university honors.
Microbiology

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have qualified to teach Algebra 1, elementary math, and precalculus. I have a PhD in neurobiology, and I have taught a number of age groups.
Biology,

Biology

I have a PhD in biological science. I am also certified to teach biology in the state of Missouri. Additionally, I have taught a variety of biological science courses in college.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tested and qualified to teach chemistry. I have successfully tutored in chemistry before. I have a PhD in neurobiology, so my resourcefulness is key. I have also excelled in chemistry at the collegiate level.
Geometry

$45/hour

Andrew S.

$45/hour

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