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Melissa M.

Blackwood, NJ

$25/hr

Biology tutor with experience in animal science, botany, and geology

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9hrs Response Time

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Rowan University
BiologyEducation

Education

Rowan University (BiologyEducation)

About Melissa

I am a teacher of biology, currently holding a CEAS in biological sciences. I graduated cum laude with a BS in biology and a BS in secondary education. My experience with teaching includes several practicums working with middle and high school students, and a semester long student teaching experience at the high school level. I also private tutor and work with area schools to provide supplemental tutoring in reading, writing, and math.

I also have an AAS in Animal Science Technology, and I worked in a garden center as the tropical plant specialist for 13 years.

I am the person everyone comes to when they have a question about anything related to science, not just biology! It is my philosophy that everyone can "do" science! It is my goal to open up the world of biology to all students through hands on learning experiences, observations of the world around them, and applications of those experiences to their own lives. I want my students to see the big picture, and to take notice of the patterns that exist in nature.

My students will not only be taught the essentials, but they will be introduced to a way of thinking about biology that will enhance their critical thinking skills and ability to analyze and solve problems. These are skills that are becoming more and more necessary in these trying times. Once students are able to see for themselves how everything in the entire world interconnects with everything else, biology and all other sciences will begin to make sense without the need for strict memorization of facts!
I am a teacher of biology, currently holding a CEAS in biological sciences. I graduated cum laude with a BS in biology and a BS in secondary education. My experience with teaching includes several practicums working with middle and high school students, and a semester long student teaching… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Blackwood, NJ 08012
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Botany,
Ecology, Genetics, Geology, Nursing, Nutrition,
Physical Science, Physiology, Zoology
History:
Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Biology, English, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, GED
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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Botany

I have had extensive hands on experience (13 years) working with live plants in a garden center. I am an expert gardener and propagate my own houseplants. I have a thorough knowledge of the life cycle of plants and cultural needs including knowledge of soil requirements, diseases and pests affecting them, and the role of water in photosynthesis.

Nutrition

During my student teaching experience, I developed and taught a unit about the human body, which included nutrition. I know how to read and analyze food labels, calculate calories based on the information provided on a food label. I can accurately categorize all food sources into one of the nutrient classes: carbohydrate, fat, or protein. I can explain the difference between minerals and vitamins. I have a working knowledge of which foods the human body needs and in what proportions for adequate nutrition.

Zoology

I have an AAS in animal science and have worked in two veterinary hospitals. During that time, I received training in animal husbandry of small animals, birds, cats, dogs, and livestock. Studies also included anatomy and physiology of these animals, and behavior.

Rowan University
BiologyEducation

Education

Rowan University (BiologyEducation)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 10 miles of Blackwood, NJ 08012.

Background Check Status for Melissa M.

Melissa M. passed a background check on 2/7/15. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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