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Dan C.

Thirty plus years in education. Strong in science

Thirty plus years in education. Strong in science

$40/hour

  • 82 hours tutoring

  • Wake Forest, NC 27587

About Dan


Bio

I have always loved teaching, especially seeing the "lights go on" when a student understands a concept for the first time. I began teaching in grad school and have never looked back.

I received a BS from Allegheny College in Aquatic Environments and a MS from Virginia Tech in Zoology. I conducted my research for my master's in the Antarctic - the Dry Valley System. I taught for 13 years at a community college in the Western part of North Carolina. I taught courses ranging from...

I have always loved teaching, especially seeing the "lights go on" when a student understands a concept for the first time. I began teaching in grad school and have never looked back.

I received a BS from Allegheny College in Aquatic Environments and a MS from Virginia Tech in Zoology. I conducted my research for my master's in the Antarctic - the Dry Valley System. I taught for 13 years at a community college in the Western part of North Carolina. I taught courses ranging from Microbiology to Anatomy and Physiology to General Biology all the way to Environmental Science. I developed a two year degree in environmental sciences that attracted students from across the state to some of the classes. I was then recruited to come to Raleigh to develop training with Division of Water Quality and Division of Environmental Health.

I missed the classroom and came back to middle school teaching. My first year was a bit of a shock. After the shock wore off I spent over a decade in middle schools teaching science. I was able to obtain several grants to bring hands on activity to the students. These included nature trails, fossil pits and butterfly gardens. While middle school is not for everybody, I always enjoyed the energy that the kids brought to the classroom.


Education

Allegheny College
Aquatic Environments
Virginia Tech
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

Teaching both community college and middle school science classes for over 20 years has given me a strong background in science.
Study Skills

Study Skills

For over the past decade I taught middle school. The one challange that all middle school students face is how to study. In some cases this may have been simply getting organized. Most students lacked any organizational skills. Once they were organized you could begin to work on their approach to the topic. In many cases the students did not see the big picture of what the teacher trying to get across to them.

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I taught general biology at a community college for 13 years and science in middle schools for over a decade. My masters in in zoology.
Study Skills

Study Skills

For over the past decade I taught middle school. The one challange that all middle school students face is how to study. In some cases this may have been simply getting organized. Most students lacked any organizational skills. Once they were organized you could begin to work on their approach to the topic. In many cases the students did not see the big picture of what the teacher trying to get across to them.

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I taught general biology at a community college for 13 years and science in middle schools for over a decade. My masters in in zoology.
Study Skills

Study Skills

For over the past decade I taught middle school. The one challange that all middle school students face is how to study. In some cases this may have been simply getting organized. Most students lacked any organizational skills. Once they were organized you could begin to work on their approach to the topic. In many cases the students did not see the big picture of what the teacher trying to get across to them.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

For over the past decade I taught middle school. The one challange that all middle school students face is how to study. In some cases this may have been simply getting organized. Most students lacked any organizational skills. Once they were organized you could begin to work on their approach to the topic. In many cases the students did not see the big picture of what the teacher trying to get across to them.

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

I taught Anatomy and Physiology at Western Piedmon Community College for over a decade. The students in the class were mostly nursing students who needed a strong background in Anatomy and Physiology. I always received above average on my evaluations.
Biology,

Biology

I taught general biology at a community college for 13 years and science in middle schools for over a decade. My masters in in zoology.
Ecology,

Ecology

Both my degrees are ecological in nature. My masters is listed as zoology but it was centered around lake ecology. I developed several grants for hands on ecology in the middle schools. Finally, I taught science in middle schools for over a decade.
Geology,

Geology

Rockhounding is a important hobby of mine. Going out and collecting has taught me a lot about general geological processes. I spend quite a bit of time simply reading geology books, especially about North Carolina.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I taught science classes for over thirty years. Over the past decade or so I taught middle school science which is a mixture of biology, chemistry, physical science, geology, and some minor physics. My first 15 or so years I taught "biology" which at the college level includes lots of chemistry and what is called physical science.
Physiology,

Physiology

I taught Anatomy and Physiology at Western Piedmont Community College for over a decade and taught General Biology for the same length of time. I always received above average on my evaluations.
Zoology

Zoology

I have a MS from Virginia Tech in Zoology. I taught a general biology course at Western Piedmont Community College for 13 years. Zoology was a part of that class. For over the past 10 years I have taught middle school science - zoology was always a part of the curriculum.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

For over the past decade I taught middle school. The one challange that all middle school students face is how to study. In some cases this may have been simply getting organized. Most students lacked any organizational skills. Once they were organized you could begin to work on their approach to the topic. In many cases the students did not see the big picture of what the teacher trying to get across to them.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I taught general biology at a community college for 13 years and science in middle schools for over a decade. My masters in in zoology.
Study Skills

Study Skills

For over the past decade I taught middle school. The one challange that all middle school students face is how to study. In some cases this may have been simply getting organized. Most students lacked any organizational skills. Once they were organized you could begin to work on their approach to the topic. In many cases the students did not see the big picture of what the teacher trying to get across to them.

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Thorough, Patient & Interactive

Dan's first 2 science lessons for 6th grade science were very good - he was well prepared and brought visual aids to help. Our whole family was pleased.

Peyton, 25 lessons with Dan

$40/hour

Dan C.

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