Experienced Biology Instructor and Tutor
Experienced Biology Instructor and Tutor
I recently graduated with my Master’s in Biology. As a graduate student I chose to become a teaching assistant and found that I thoroughly enjoyed teaching. Throughout the 10 semesters I taught, I have worked with all college age groups and backgrounds, from freshmen biology majors to non-traditional students earning a second degree in a different field. I enjoy working one-on-one and providing personal attention to students who are interested in biology and those who are non-biology...
I recently graduated with my Master’s in Biology. As a graduate student I chose to become a teaching assistant and found that I thoroughly enjoyed teaching. Throughout the 10 semesters I taught, I have worked with all college age groups and backgrounds, from freshmen biology majors to non-traditional students earning a second degree in a different field. I enjoy working one-on-one and providing personal attention to students who are interested in biology and those who are non-biology students, but want a better understanding of biology.
I am a strong believer in teaching students how to think and not what to think. I encourage students to learn the material and retain it, versus sheer memorization. I am flexible in my tutoring approach and gear it towards the student’s learning style. I have found that making biology or any related topic interesting and/or funny is one of the best approaches because learning should be fun.
I like to check students’ understanding during a session to ensure they are gaining a better grasp of the material. And I can provide study tips for tests and how to reduce test anxiety. After each session, I like to receive feedback to make sure the student is making progress, and discuss goals for the next session.
I have taught Human Anatomy & Physiology I, Human Anatomy & Physiology II and non-majors’ biology laboratories, and I have assisted with microbiology laboratory. I have been invited to different schools to present ecology-related topics for both college level students and younger. I have extensive coursework experience in anatomy, ecology, physiology, and zoology. I am also an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist.
I look forward to helping you meet your personal and academic goals. Please feel free to contact me about any questions you may have about my tutoring approach, experience, or something else about biology!
Knowledgeable tutor with excellent study skills strategies.
Heather helped me establish some good study skills and worked with me on content review. She doesn't "teach" the material, she worked with me as I explained what I knew and helped me find solutions and develop study strategies for what I didn't know. Looking forward to our next tutoring session.Megan, 2 lessons with Heather
She was great about breaking it down so that a good foundation was created. Now I can build off of it and understand things better.Emma, 1 lesson with Heather
She taught me new ways to help study and prepare for my biology and anatomy classes. In addition, we went over several basic concepts for biology and anatomy to get started on my studying.Jess, 2 lessons with Heather
Heather helped me with physiology every step on they way. She not only explained my course material but also pushed me to learn more on my own.Sarah, 12 lessons with Heather
Knowledgeable and excellent tutor
Heather is patient and helpful. She knows a lot about physiology and she is a great help in going over lessons and reviewing homework. I would recommend her for tutoring physiology at OSURosanne, 6 lessons with Heather
Very helpful tutor
Heather is helping my daughter with EEOB and Anatomy classes at Ohio State. She is very flexible and willing to met my daughter on campus. She is helping her learn the concepts in both classes and ways of effectively studying for the classes.Tricia, 7 lessons with Heather
Heather is working with my daughter for her high school biology class. She is a very conscientious and organized teacher. She has helped my daughter to understand concepts that she was not learning in her classroom work. I would highly recommend Heather for anyone looking for an outstanding tutor.Durenda, 7 lessons with Heather
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