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Friendly, Highly Skilled, Science, Math and Study Skills Ttutor

Friendly, Highly Skilled, Science, Math and Study Skills Ttutor

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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,...

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 teaching experiences include middle school Algebra I and high school Business Math. My tutoring work includes sessions in Chemistry, Math, Reading and Study Skills. Other projects include designing and conducting Summer Science Education Sessions (at a public library) for young students. Furthermore, I have several years of work experience in the pharmaceutical, chemical and clinical research fields. These experiences include quality control and research.

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 awesome seeing students meet their academic goals. I can help with any educational needs students have in the sciences. Additionally, I have strong skills in mathematics, literature, grammar and reading. I look forward to meeting new students and leading them achieve academic success!

In June of 2018, I became an Adjunct Science Faculty Member at a local community college. Since then, I have been hired by two additional colleges. Thus, I have been teaching science courses at three local colleges since the Fall Semester of 2019. As an Adjunct Science Faculty Member, I teach or have taught courses in Physical Science I (introduction to Physics & Chemistry, both Lecture & Lab), Basic Anatomy & Physio


Education

King College (Now King University)
Biology, Chemistry
East Tennessee Sate University
Masters
University of Virgina
Masters

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

My experience in theater involves several areas. First, I performed in college productions of the Greek Tragedy "Oedipus Rex" and the Appalachian fantasy/tragedy "Dark of the Moon." Second, I studied classical Shakespearean tragedies such as "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet," "Macbeth," "Othello," and "King Lear." Third, I performed in different productions for 7 summer seasons of an outdoor theatrical company. This involvement also involved training other cast members and ensuring safe execution of potentially dangerous physical scenes. Fourth, I served as Drama Team Leader for a church ministry. In that capacity, I selected, adapted or wrote and directed various skits performed by the team. Fifth, I advised a church skit team in constructing and testing an effective "disappearance" illusion using a scrim screen. Sixth, I was recently (2018) chosen to perform in a local theatrical production of the children's fantasy "The Neverending Story."

Business

Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

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.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

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.
American History, Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I have teaching experience in Biology, Honors Biology & Environmental -Science. Additionally, I completed Graduate-level coursework and research experience in Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Bacteriology and Virology. Finally, I have research experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have Teaching experience in Chemistry and Honors Chemistry. Laboratory research experience in the pharmaceutical industry. I have Quality control chemistry (QC) lab experience in the bio-analytical and pharmaceutical industries. Lesson design for a virtual chemistry simulation conforming to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I have teaching experience in Biology, Honors Biology & Environmental -Science. Additionally, I completed Graduate-level coursework and research experience in Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Bacteriology and Virology. Finally, I have research experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have Teaching experience in Chemistry and Honors Chemistry. Laboratory research experience in the pharmaceutical industry. I have Quality control chemistry (QC) lab experience in the bio-analytical and pharmaceutical industries. Lesson design for a virtual chemistry simulation conforming to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

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.
Nursing,

Nursing

Several factors qualify me to tutor undergraduate nursing students in the biological and chemical sciences. First, during my undergraduate studies, my General Biology courses 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 Science teacher, I taught Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science classes. 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, as a freelance science instructional designer, I have experience writing educational articles and/or developing virtual learning modules on topics such as organ transplantation, antibiotics resistance, genetic therapies and oncolytic immunotherapies. Finally, I am very familiar with subjects such as General Knowledge, Grammar, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology. Due to the factors above, I feel well-qualified to provide basic science tutorial for Nursing students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

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.
Philosophy

Science

Biology,

Biology

I have teaching experience in Biology, Honors Biology & Environmental -Science. Additionally, I completed Graduate-level coursework and research experience in Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Bacteriology and Virology. Finally, I have research experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Botany,

Botany

My qualifications to tutor Botany are multifaceted. First, I studied the structure and function of algae and plants while earning my B.S. degree in Biology & Chemistry. Second, I excelled in undergraduate and graduate level Ecology courses that covered the characteristic flora of various biomes and local ecosystems. Third, I completed a graduate-level independent study course researching pollen characteristics of the plant species Oxalis grandis. Fourth, I included plant structure and function while convering topics in Biology classes.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have Teaching experience in Chemistry and Honors Chemistry. Laboratory research experience in the pharmaceutical industry. I have Quality control chemistry (QC) lab experience in the bio-analytical and pharmaceutical industries. Lesson design for a virtual chemistry simulation conforming to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Genetics,

Genetics

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. Due to all the factors above, I feel well-qualified to provide tutorials in Genetics.
Microbiology,

Microbiology

In addition to my M.A.T degree in Science Education, I have a M.S. degree in Biological & Physical Sciences. The M.S. degree was through the BIMS (Biomedical Sciences) Program at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. While earning that degree, I completed extensive research and coursework in Molecular Biology and Microbiology. Finally, I have taught college-level Microbiology and Diseases of the Human Body (three 10-week terms for both subjects) courses for an online university.
Nursing,

Nursing

Several factors qualify me to tutor undergraduate nursing students in the biological and chemical sciences. First, during my undergraduate studies, my General Biology courses 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 Science teacher, I taught Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science classes. 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, as a freelance science instructional designer, I have experience writing educational articles and/or developing virtual learning modules on topics such as organ transplantation, antibiotics resistance, genetic therapies and oncolytic immunotherapies. Finally, I am very familiar with subjects such as General Knowledge, Grammar, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology. Due to the factors above, I feel well-qualified to provide basic science tutorial for Nursing students.
Physiology,

Physiology

In addition to my experiences as a science teacher and tutor, I completed graduate-level university coursework and research experience in Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology. I also completed university coursework in Biochemistry and Bio-organic Chemistry. Furthermore, my advanced degrees in Teaching and in Biological & Physical Sciences, plus my varied work experiences in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and chemical industries, enhance my ability to provide effective tutoring in Physiology.
Zoology,

Zoology

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.
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Ecology, Philosophy, Physical Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

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.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I have teaching experience in Biology, Honors Biology & Environmental -Science. Additionally, I completed Graduate-level coursework and research experience in Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Bacteriology and Virology. Finally, I have research experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have Teaching experience in Chemistry and Honors Chemistry. Laboratory research experience in the pharmaceutical industry. I have Quality control chemistry (QC) lab experience in the bio-analytical and pharmaceutical industries. Lesson design for a virtual chemistry simulation conforming to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Science

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