King College (Now King University) (Biology, Chemistry)
East Tennessee Sate University (Master's)
University of Virgina (Master's)
Hello! I am an experienced science instructor with an excellent educational background and work experiences. My earned degrees include a B.S. Degree in Biology & Chemistry (Double Major), a M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching) Degree in Secondary Science Education (Specialties: Biology & Chemistry) and a M.S. Degree in Biological & Physical Sciences (Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases). Additionally, I have more than 8 years of teaching experience in a high school setting, plus several months of private tutoring experience. My high school teaching experiences include courses in Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Earth Science and Physical Science at the high school level. Other school teaching experiences include middle school Algebra I and high school Business Math. My previous personal tutoring work includes individualized sessions in Chemistry, Math, Reading and Study Skills. Other instructional experiences include designing and conducting Summer Science Education Sessions (held at a public library) for school students. Furthermore, I have several years of work experience in the pharmaceutical, chemical and clinical research fields. My experiences in these areas include both quality control and research projects. Thus, I am familiar with concepts and techniques commonly used in scientific work environments and am skilled at sharing such information with my students.
Overall, I am an excellent, enthusiastic educator. I enjoy sharing not only my scientific knowledge but also my love of science with students. It is an awesome feeling to see students learn well and meet their academic goals. I really can help with any educational needs students have in the sciences. Additionally, I have strong skills in mathematics, literature, grammar and reading. Such skills make me even more helpful as a tutor. I look forward to meeting new students and leading them to scientific success!
In summary many factors enable me to be an outstanding Science tutor. First, I have the educational and employment experiences I previously described. Second, I have great enthusiasm for the Sciences, including Chemistry, General Biology, Microbiology, Ecology, and Physical Science. Third, I communicate complex topics clearly and concisely. Fourth, I enjoy working with students of all ages, from elementary school through college and graduate school. Fifth, I strive to understand my students’ educational struggles and endeavor to help them overcome obstacles to learning. I look forward to proving this to students I tutor through Wyzant!
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Please contact me via the Wyzant Website to learn more about the tutoring I provide and schedule lessons with me. Success Awaits! Hello! I am an experienced science instructor with an excellent educational background and work experiences. My earned degrees include a B.S. Degree in Biology & Chemistry (Double Major), a M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching) Degree in Secondary Science Education (Specialties: Biology & Chemistry) and a M.S. Degree in Biological & Physical
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Several factors qualify me to provide tutoring in Bible Studies. First, while pursuing my Bachelor's degree, I performed well in several courses related to Bible Studies. These include Old Testament Survey and New Testament Survey, courses which together provided in-depth historical, philosophical and theological studies of the entire Bible. I also completed a course on the biblical book of Romans, which encapsulates the major Christian theological concepts in one biblical book. Furthermore, during an inter-semester course from the college's Bible and Religion Department, I completed a course studying the Westminster Shorter Catechism, a 17th Century church document summarizing major Christian theological principles. Other of these undergraduate courses were Service Ministries of the Church (applying biblical principles to homeless ministries) and Biomedical Moral dilemma (using a Christian perspective to evaluate current biomedical issues). Second, such courses gifted me with background biblical knowledge and biblical research skills which I have used repeatedly throughout my life as I taught various Sunday School, Children's Church, and Adult Bible Study classes. I have been actively recruited more than once to teach or lead in such classes. Third, I am deeply interesting in Christian Apologetics and have studied many books and other sources on the subject. I have even taught Christian Apologetics courses at one of the churches I attended. Fourth, my studies over the years have included not only Christian doctrine and apologetics, but some study of the history and culture of ancient Israel, Egypt, Asssyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome and other ancient civilizations mentioned in the Bible. They also include some study of church history. I believe the factors mentioned above enable me to do an excellent job in a Biblical Studies role.
Several factors qualify me for a tutoring position in Genetics. First, during my undergraduate (B.S. degree) studies, I completed two General Biology courses (1 semester each) that included study of genetic concepts such as DNA, RNA, genes, replication, transcription, translation, Mendelian genetics, mitosis, meiosis, fertilization, mutations, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, etc. Second, later in my undergraduate career, I completed an upper-level Genetics course which not only revisited the aforementioned topics and other genetic concepts in much greater difficulty and detail, but also included an extensive, long-term genetics lab project using Drosophila melanogaster. Third, during my graduate work as a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) student, I studied Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and other advanced topics in more detail for my Conservation Biology class. Fourth, also as an M.A.T. student, I collected and measured samples used in botanical research. Fifth, during several years as a high school Biology teacher, I frequently taught (at an age-appropriate level of course) the same genetic concepts from my undergraduate General Biology classes described above to my high school students. Sixth, as a M.S. graduate student focusing on the molecular biology of pathogenic microbes, I completed extensive coursework addressing the structure and biochemistry of DNA and RNA, prokaryotic and eukaryotic genes, gene sequence alignment and protein sequence alignment. Seventh, during those same M.S., molecular biology studies, I performed genetic research using various bacterial species. Due to all the factors above, I feel well-qualified to provide tutorials in Genetics.
Several factors qualify me well to tutor students in the area of Study Skills. First, except for the last factor listed, I have extensive experience successfully using study skills throughout my academic career. Thus I have learned which study techniques work well and which do not. Second, I can teach a variety of study techniques, such as the SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review) Method, traditional topic outlining, use of mnemonic devices, concept map construction, review with flash cards, appropriate internet data searches and proper use of study groups. Third, I stress the importance of time management techniques, including not only avoidance of procrastination and cramming but also conducting frequent study well in advance of testing. Fourth, I emphasize proper "studying hygiene" traits such as studying at an appropriate time and place (well-lit, quiet, free from other distractions), maintaining well-organized class notebooks, keeping supplies of pencils and other materials handy, being well-rested and maintaining a proper diet. The fifth factor, teaching Visual Note Taking, is something I only recently heard about but hope to become proficient in sharing with students. With this arsenal of factors, I will be able to help students improve their study skills.
My qualifications for tutoring Zoology include the following factors. First, I completed a 4-year B.S. degree in which one of my two majors was Biology, Second, the courses I mastered while completing the Biology major included General Biology (a survey of all major biological topics, including detailed study of the classification and anatomy of various vertebrate and invertebrate species), Embryology (primarily of animal species), and Vertebrate Morphology. Third, I completed a post-baccalaureate course (Ecology & Population Biology) which included a survey of the types of animals characteristic of different ecosystems. Fourth, my graduate studies for my Master of Arts in Teaching degree included a Conservation Biology course that (among other things) to research the EPA's protection plan for a protected or endangered species. Fifth, during the several years of my teaching career in which I taught Biology, a major part of the instruction (lab and lecture) I provided involved the anatomy, behavior and other defining characteristics of representative invertebrate and vertebrate species. Finally, as a volunteer summer instructor for a public library in Charlotte, NC, I designed and implemented special day sessions using computerized instruction and other methods to teach students about the classification, anatomy and behaviors of different shark and dinosaur species. Taken together, these six factors explain why I am very competent to tutor students in Zoology.