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Kutztown University of PA (Secondary Education)
Margrove College, Detroit (Master's)
I take pride in serving Morris Hills High School and The Academy for Mathematics, science and engineering of Morris County, NJ as the instructor of the Advanced Placement (AP) Biology and Academy Biotechnology programs over a 15 year professional education career. Throughout my tenure at Morris Hills, I have earned numerous teaching and coaching awards which are highlighted by being named as the 2013 "The 40 Most Influential Teachers Under 40" in America Teaching Award, 2008 Morris Hill's "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" and the 2007-08 New Jersey Coaches Association Winter Track & Field "State Coach of the Year". I believe my skills and experiences as both a biology teacher and a Head Coach of a Nationally recognized high school track program helps my students become champions in the classroom. Currently, Morris Hills has received the Silver Award from U.S. News and World Report as one of the best high schools in the nation.
MH ranks 45th in NJ and 1,311 out of 21000 schools nationally-- top 6% in the nation!! I take pride in serving Morris Hills High School and The Academy for Mathematics, science and engineering of Morris County, NJ as the instructor of the Advanced Placement (AP) Read more
Great ability to explain concepts and expand concept knowledge with use of visuals, internet sites, and even graphing. Sean offers a wealth of resources for your student to utilize, even after the lessons, and has a personality that works well with teens. He has always answered every call, and is consistently prompt in arriving for his lessons. He also offers support through e-mail in reviewing your students work and giving feedback. Also, supports each lesson as to how to study material for final exam!
Sean did a great job helping my son on his AP Bio class. My son had difficulty in the beginning of the semester and was very lucky to have Sean as his tutor. My son has got 800 in SAT II and scored 5 in AP exam this year. Great job Sean and thanks so much for your help!
Sean did an outstanding job assisting our daughter in preparing for her SAT II exam in Biology.
He provided her with excellent tools to prepare for the exam and took the time to explain concepts clearly.
He also was very flexible with his time which provided her with a weekly session despite her very busy schedule.
She received a perfect score of 800 on the exam. We couldn't be happier with the results. Thank you Sean!
I hired Sean to tutor my son for a college level biology course that he was having a difficult time with and was told that due to the poor quality of teaching by the professor that he would need biweekly sessions to succeed to which I readily agreed. Sean never showed up for half of the appointments and a lot of the time never even called to cancel leaving my son sitting there with his books waiting for him. When we were finally able to reach him his excuses were family issues, his hot water heater broke, he had to take his kids to sports practices, that he had to coach his high school track team, and we once found him in Basking Ridge tutoring someone else during my son's time. He admitted that he charges extra for traveling longer distances. Everything seemed to have more importance then the commitment that he made to my son. By the time that I realized that he could not be trusted it was too late to find anyone else. During the week of his final my son set up several appointments with Sean hoping to make up the time that was missed only to have him not call or show up until my husband got in touch with him. My son was in tears knowing that he had little chance of passing the course due to the lack of continuity in tutoring. He finally showed up at 8:00 the night before the final with an attitude.
Much of the information in this feedback has been misconstrued. However, I do wish your son and family the very best.
As a high school teacher, Sean not only knows biology inside and out, he knows how to prepare students for tests. He teaches for understanding, not rote memorization, and also teaches test-taking skills. He came prepared with lesson plans that included helpful online videos, and even spent extra preparation time to read the website of my daughter's teacher. He was available to answer questions or review assignments by email. He is enthusiastic and warm, loves biology and cares about the success of his students. He was prompt for all lessons, willing to schedule multiple lessons per week (we engaged him in the middle of fourth quarter, when my daughter was in imminent danger of failing 9th grade honors biology), and quick to respond to emails.
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Sean started tutoring my daughter who needed help with the AP Biology exam. He was very knowledgeable and provided great resources. He also explained the material very well, and used animations and other videos to further explain the topics. He is very enthusiastic and willing to help. My daughter likes him very much.
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I have a B.S. in Secondary Education Biology/Gen Science from Kutztown University (GPA 3.70) and a MAT Master in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College (GPA 3.85).
I was Morris Hills 2008 "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" and I have 15 years experience teaching General Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology and Academy Biotechnology.
I have instructed a Biotechnology Program for 15 years which applies the study of genetics daily. I earned the National Science Foundation Grant for RNAi & Genome Annotation. Only two innovative high school teachers were selected per state for this 5-day workshop that was presented by the Dolan DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY. I have B.S. in Education (Magna Cum Laude) with a concentration in Biology & General Science upon which I took several high level genetics courses. In addition, I have a Master in the Arts of Teaching MAT/DLM degree from Marygrove College with an overall GPA of 3.85.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kutztown University as a Dual Major in Secondary Education/Biology & General Science in 1998. Throughout my 15 year tenure at Morris Hills High School which houses our Academy for Mathematics, Science & Engineering Science Magnet School I have taught the gamut of science courses. Physical science is the study of physics and chemistry of nature. In addition, Physical Science overlaps the life sciences where ecology studies the evidences of historical facts or evolution which I enjoy teaching.
I get many requests to tutor Gen Sci/Biology Praxis students who are preparing for a professional career in Gen Sci/Biology Content Area. I have taken 5 separate Praxis Science Based Exams myself for both NJ and PA certs when I began my teaching career in 1998 in GEN SCI/BIO. This is my 16th year teaching at Morris Hills High School/Academy for Mathematics, Science and Technology both the AP Biology and Academy Biotechnology Courses. In addition, I was recently recognized by Veritas Prep as one of the "40 Most Influential Teachers Under 40".
I have been Head Coach of a successful high school Cross Country and Track & Field Programs for the past 15 years which is nationally recognized. My 4X800 relay team won the 2009 National Championship. I have been named "Coach of the Year" in numerous capacities.
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