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Heather D.

Experienced Biology Instructor and Tutor

Experienced Biology Instructor and Tutor

$45/hour

  • 146 hours tutoring

  • University District Columbus, OH 43201

"Knowledgeable tutor with excellent study skills strategies. "

Megan, 2 lessons with Heather

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About Heather


Bio

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...

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!


Education

The College of Wooster
Biology
Arkansas State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Columbus, OH 43201
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Biology

Biology

As a biology major in both undergrad and graduate school, this is my area of expertise. Both of my degrees are in biology and I have studied numerous topics within biology. I have also taught different laboratories that reflect this - from non-major's biology to human anatomy and physiology (I and II).

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Biology

Biology

As a biology major in both undergrad and graduate school, this is my area of expertise. Both of my degrees are in biology and I have studied numerous topics within biology. I have also taught different laboratories that reflect this - from non-major's biology to human anatomy and physiology (I and II).

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

I have taught human anatomy and physiology I and II laboratories. I have taken courses examining the anatomy of humans along with many invertebrates and vertebrates. I have also performed numerous necropsies, and have examined cadavers.
Biology,

Biology

As a biology major in both undergrad and graduate school, this is my area of expertise. Both of my degrees are in biology and I have studied numerous topics within biology. I have also taught different laboratories that reflect this - from non-major's biology to human anatomy and physiology (I and II).
Ecology,

Ecology

I have extensive experience in the laboratory and in the field with ecology-related topics from invasive species and conservation practices to tree identification. Additionally, a lot of the research I have been involved in has been ecological - from examining ecotoxicological data to my own theses with amphibians. I have taught ecology concepts in laboratories and I have also studied ecology extensively during undergrad and graduate school.
Nutrition,

Nutrition

I have assisted students in creating, keeping, and analyzing food logs. I have taught subjects such as human anatomy and physiology, which covered nutritional requirements/recommendations, and food allergy testing. I [have and] currently tutor science of food, science of human nutrition, and other nutrition-related courses at a university. Furthermore, I also have experience in animal nutrition, as a part of my training for pet store management, with a focus on mammals (e.g. rabbits, cats, dogs), and as a former 4-H member who showed animals for nine years.
Physiology,

Physiology

I have taught human anatomy and physiology I and II laboratories. I have taken courses examining and comparing the physiology of invertebrates and vertebrates (humans included). I have also studied behavioral endocrinology.
Zoology

Zoology

I have taken mammalogy, herpetology, marine mammals, and an Independent study with ornithology. I have necropsied vertebrates, can identify different vertebrates by skulls, skins, and specimens. I have curated specimens - both invertebrate and vertebrate. I can also identify animals by calls and tracks. I have studied conservation, distribution, and classification of most phyla.

Sports/Recreation

Nutrition

Nutrition

I have assisted students in creating, keeping, and analyzing food logs. I have taught subjects such as human anatomy and physiology, which covered nutritional requirements/recommendations, and food allergy testing. I [have and] currently tutor science of food, science of human nutrition, and other nutrition-related courses at a university. Furthermore, I also have experience in animal nutrition, as a part of my training for pet store management, with a focus on mammals (e.g. rabbits, cats, dogs), and as a former 4-H member who showed animals for nine years.

Summer

Biology

Biology

As a biology major in both undergrad and graduate school, this is my area of expertise. Both of my degrees are in biology and I have studied numerous topics within biology. I have also taught different laboratories that reflect this - from non-major's biology to human anatomy and physiology (I and II).

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great teacher

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

Study tips

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

Great tutor

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 OSU

Rosanne, 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

Excellent tutor

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

$45/hour

Heather D.

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