Rowan University (Biochemistry)
Thomas Jefferson University (Master's)
I've been teaching high school science for seven years, and especially enjoy moving students outside of their comfort zone to think more deeply about science topics!
My formal education and training are in biochemistry and molecular cell biology. In college, I tutored peers and underclassmen in general chemistry and organic chemistry. Since stepping in the classroom, I've taught physical science, chemistry, physics and, most recently, forensics at the high school level. I've also taught chemistry at the college level.
If you asked me, I would say my speciality is chemistry. I love to help students make connections between their macroscopic observations and what's happening at the microscopic level that can explain those observations. I also enjoy integrating math in science -- using proportional reasoning, developing number sense, and using mathematical and graphical models to explain phenomena.
Though I've taught through several curricula now, the one teaching method that has remained constant for me is Socratic Questioning. My goal will be to help you to think better so you can arrive at answers on your own. Learn to think better, and you'll see how much easier -- and more fun -- science can be!
A lot of physics and chemistry problems are solved with algebraic relationships. Graphing, determining relationships between variables, manipulating and solving equations are foundational skills for success in the physical sciences. I can help give context to algebra concepts to establish connections and deepen understanding.
My own undergraduate and graduate training in chemistry, biochemistry and molecular cell biology provide the foundation for my knowledge base in these disciplines. My experience tutoring and my experience as an instructor at both the high school and college level have given me vast exposure to various learning styles and student needs for which I have developed multiple teaching strategies and methods to address these needs.
If you're open to thinking differently about science and you want to experience more success, please contact me to schedule a lesson. It will require hard work on your part, so be prepared! I look forward to hearing from you. I've been teaching high school science for seven years, and especially enjoy moving students outside of their comfort zone to think more deeply about science topics!
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