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Mark F.

Effective and Resourceful Tutor: Chemistry, Biology, and Earth Science

Effective and Resourceful Tutor: Chemistry, Biology, and Earth Science

$50/hour

  • 231 hours tutoring

About Mark


Bio

Science is my passion! Currently I teach Biology and Biochemistry at the undergraduate level, but I have also taught at the high school and adult levels. I have extensive research experience (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) and I find that this practical background makes my teaching more relevant. I have been licensed in Virginia to teach Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Science. Special interests include genetics, biochemistry, and ecology.

My...

Science is my passion! Currently I teach Biology and Biochemistry at the undergraduate level, but I have also taught at the high school and adult levels. I have extensive research experience (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) and I find that this practical background makes my teaching more relevant. I have been licensed in Virginia to teach Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Science. Special interests include genetics, biochemistry, and ecology.

My approach to tutoring is first to get to know my students and their specific needs, and then to find the best set of exercises and tools to develop skills needed for success. I will guide you step-by-step through material in person and then give you additional independent practice with constructive feedback. I am developing a series of on-line videos to help students with problems and concepts between in-person sessions. I strive to be accessible and responsive to the needs of my students to foster their learning and success.


Education

University of Tennessee at Martin
Biology
Vanderbilt University
PhD

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Subjects

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I currently teach undergraduate courses in introductory biology, biochemistry, and virology. I have a BS in general biology and a PhD in molecular biology. I have done research on organisms ranging from bacteria and viruses to amphibians and mammals.
Chemistry

Chemistry

Although I have extensive professional experience in biochemistry and molecular biology, I am well-grounded in general chemistry. My Virginia teaching license includes an endorsement in chemistry and I currently teach chemistry at the high school level. I am very well versed in the Virginia Standards of Learning for chemistry.

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Biology,

Biology

I currently teach undergraduate courses in introductory biology, biochemistry, and virology. I have a BS in general biology and a PhD in molecular biology. I have done research on organisms ranging from bacteria and viruses to amphibians and mammals.
Chemistry

Chemistry

Although I have extensive professional experience in biochemistry and molecular biology, I am well-grounded in general chemistry. My Virginia teaching license includes an endorsement in chemistry and I currently teach chemistry at the high school level. I am very well versed in the Virginia Standards of Learning for chemistry.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

My background as a research scientist has given me excellent skills of analysis. I enjoy teaching my students to develop good reading comprehension of scientific information. Test results can be greatly improved by learning and applying these abilities.
Biochemistry,

Biochemistry

My doctorate in molecular biology involved extensive coursework in biochemistry, especially biomembranes, biopolymers, and cellular regulatory mechanisms. Postdoctoral work provided training in protein purification, in vitro gene transcription systems, and enzymatic assays. In addition, I have participated in research investigating the metabolism and efficacy of drugs used in cancer treatment.
Biology,

Biology

I currently teach undergraduate courses in introductory biology, biochemistry, and virology. I have a BS in general biology and a PhD in molecular biology. I have done research on organisms ranging from bacteria and viruses to amphibians and mammals.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Although I have extensive professional experience in biochemistry and molecular biology, I am well-grounded in general chemistry. My Virginia teaching license includes an endorsement in chemistry and I currently teach chemistry at the high school level. I am very well versed in the Virginia Standards of Learning for chemistry.
Ecology,

Ecology

I am currently teaching AP Environmental Science and have taught other high school ecology courses. I am enthusiastic about this interdisciplinary subject and enjoy helping students make connections between earth systems and their everyday lives. I also direct student environmental research projects that are competitive at the state level.
Genetics,

Genetics

I have earned a PhD in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University where I studied genetic interactions between E. coli and Bacteriophage T4 (two peer-reviewed papers published). I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where I studied transcription of ribosomal RNA genes (one peer-reviewed publication). I served as a research specialist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where I did research on the interactions of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in mice and human cell lines (four publications). In graduate school I was a teaching assistant for an introductory molecular biology course, and did extensive tutoring of college freshmen and sophomores.
Geology,

Geology

I am largely self-taught in the field of geology, having learned through the reading of several textbooks. I have passed the Earth and Space Science Praxis II test for teachers and my Virginia teaching license includes an Earth and Space Science endorsement. Currently I teach AP Environmental Science, and geology is a major component of that course.
Microbiology

Microbiology

My doctoral work involved the study of interactions between bacterial physiology and viral development. I currently teach a research class that involves the directing of several student microbiology projects.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I currently teach undergraduate courses in introductory biology, biochemistry, and virology. I have a BS in general biology and a PhD in molecular biology. I have done research on organisms ranging from bacteria and viruses to amphibians and mammals.
Chemistry

Chemistry

Although I have extensive professional experience in biochemistry and molecular biology, I am well-grounded in general chemistry. My Virginia teaching license includes an endorsement in chemistry and I currently teach chemistry at the high school level. I am very well versed in the Virginia Standards of Learning for chemistry.

Test Preparation

ACT Science

ACT Science

My background as a research scientist has given me excellent skills of analysis. I enjoy teaching my students to develop good reading comprehension of scientific information. Test results can be greatly improved by learning and applying these abilities.

Examples of Expertise


Mark has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


great teacher and very knowledgeable!

Mark was a great tutor and was very informational. He is very good at explaining things and made me feel better about the microbiology content.

Allison, 1 lesson with Mark

Very patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable!

I needed to expand my knowledge in microbiology. I feel blessed to have found Professor Mark. His excellent and diligent approach toward the material allows me to understand the material deeply. Also, I can go back, reread, and always discover something new that I might have missed. Wonderful Professor!

Tamara, 20 lessons with Mark

Very patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable!

I needed to expand my knowledge in microbiology. I feel blessed to have found Professor Mark. His excellent and diligent approach toward the material allows me to understand the material deeply. Also, I can go back, reread, and always discover something new that I might have missed. Wonderful Professor!

Tamara, 20 lessons with Mark

Flexible, respectful and incredibly helpful

He tutors my son with the flexibility we need to accommodate same week appointments, as needed. We are very lucky to have found Mark and will continue to use his expertise for semesters to come.

Abrina, 2 lessons with Mark

Great!

Despite the fact that Mark was unable to figure out the initial problem we covered, he showed tenacity to help me through the problem set and is doing further research to discover the method. I greatly appreciate this and look fwd to future lessons.

Kyle, 4 lessons with Mark
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$50/hour

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Mark F.

$50/hour

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Response time: 49 minutes