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University of South Florida
I have a degree in Zoology and another in Elementary Education. I started my career as an elementary teacher and moved on to teach high school biology. I have had a great rapport with my students and being able to draw well has been a great benefit allowing me to simply illustrate abstract ideas and processes that are difficult for some students to understand. I still have contact with many of my former students via Facebook and keeping up with their progress gives me much satisfaction. I am patient. If a student has trouble understanding a concept I will go out of my way to find a way to help them understand. I emphasize study skills along with my subject matter as science has a language all it's own. Simply memorizing without understanding does little to retain the concepts the student must learn. I taught for thirty years and retired in 2010. I miss seeing the satisfaction on a student's face when they have that moment of "Now I get it!" I believe that the person I am helping is the most important part of the relationship. If the relationship is good the student will learn. Finally, I graduated with a GPA of 3.5 in Zoology and a 4.0 in Education. I love science and get excited teaching it to young people. It impacts so much of our lives that I feel it is absolutely necessary to modern life. I try to pass on my enthusiasm to my students. I think I have been successful in this as many of my students went on to work in the medical field and others have majored in science when they went to college. I have a degree in Zoology and another in Elementary Education. I started my career as an elementary teacher and moved on to teach high school … Read more
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