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Philip M.

Johnson City, NY


Biology PhD student

In-person lessons
Replies in 11 hours
Background check passed as of 11/28/11
4.7 Avg. Rating
9 Ratings
11hrs Response Time
Great tutor
— Zaina, Miami, FL on 4/2/13

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University of South Carolina
Florida International University


University of South Carolina

Florida International University (PhD)

About Philip

I have a strong background in biology, ecology, and mathematics, and am currently studying the behavioral ecology of large predators like sharks. I teach college students and am looking to help younger students (K-12) succeed in course work they may be struggling with as well as provide motivation to improve their educational habitats. In addition to experience in the classroom, I have served as a tutor, mentor for young adults with the Boy Scouts of America, and hands-on teacher about the environment in the Florida Everglades. I aim to use active learning methods with students by pointing them to the answer or encouraging them to review previous material rather than simply providing answers to questions - I’ve found this enables students to actually learn material rather than memorizing it for a short period. I also use real-life examples from my work and my colleagues’ work to improve understanding. And, in addition to my educational background I also have considerable experience in athletics and outdoor activities. I have a strong background in biology, ecology, and mathematics, and am currently studying the behavioral ecology of large predators like sharks. I teach college Read more

3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Johnson City, NY 13790
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Zaina, Miami, FL on 4/2/13
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Reading, Vocabulary
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology,
Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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I played basketball for more than 13 years into college and have a strong knowledge of both individual fundamentals and team play. Fitness, skill, and cooperation are important aspects in this sport and I have the ability to teach individuals how to improve in these areas of their game.


I am currently a graduate student pursuing a PhD in biology and therefore feel confident tutoring students in this subject at any level.

College Counseling

Writing personal statements and proposed study plans can be difficult for students who are inexperienced with writing such documents. Over the past 9 years, I've gained a wealth of experience writing essays/letters for undergraduate college applications, academic scholarships, grant proposals, and fellowship applications. The key is to relate your interests with what is offered by the program you are applying for, and how your experience and personality fit the program you are hoping to be accepted into. By explaining your goals and progression as a person and in your profession, reviewers can see that your thoughts are organized and you have a plan that you plan to work hard at to accomplish.


My PhD program is in biology and focuses on the behavioral ecology of large predators, and thus I have a strong understanding of ecology and the environment.

Elementary Math

Throughout college I enrolled in math courses through Calculus 3 and therefore have a strong math background and feel comfortable tutoring students that need help.

Elementary Science

My background in biology, chemistry, and physics provides me with ample understanding of these subjects to tutor students that may need extra help understanding concepts in these fields.


I have been an athlete for 20 years, playing baseball, football, soccer, basketball, and volleyball, as well as having a variety of active hobbies, including rock climbing, kayaking, and kite boarding. I have also been an active gym member for 10 years.

Study Skills

I am currently a PhD student and have a wealth of experience studying for exams and practicals. So many times students simply memorize material for an exam and then forget most of it days later. However, by relating material to previously learned information, students are better able to understand what they are studying and are better able to remember information for long periods and use the knowledge they gain in future courses.

University of South Carolina
Florida International University


University of South Carolina

Florida International University (PhD)

Great tutor — Philip has been tutoring my 6th grader son for a few months. He is very thorough, patient, and pleasant in his approach to tutoring. Philip was able to connect with my child at his level of interest by incorporating his passion for animals, diving, and skateboarding into the science lessons, making it very exciting for my son. I like his energy and caring attitude; he takes a spacial interest in ...

— Zaina, Miami, FL on 4/2/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $29.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Philip will travel within 20 miles of Johnson City, NY 13790.

Background Check Status for Philip M.

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