Dear Prospective Pupil, I am a well-rounded tutor with strong educational background, plus 15 years of real-world experience in marine biology, science research, and nature conservation projects in over 50 countries. I offer a firm foundation in the fundamentals of natural sciences, math, and social studies, and add a unique global and practical perspective to the curriculum, providing examples of how many of these subjects are used by scientists, researchers, and conservationists in the for... [more]
I've been using computers almost daily for approximately 20 years to do basic and complex tasks in my professional and personal life. I love leaning ways to use computers more efficiently and discovering new applications. I am familiar with and comfortable using PC and Mac computers and have done basic programming to custom design programs for new uses.
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I was well known in my university and graduate school as someone who never seemed to study. The truth is I did study, but I honed my study skills to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, meaning I could spend relatively little time studying, but achievied excellent results in learning the material and on tests. Less time studying, more understanding, higher grades. What could be better?
One of the reasons I chose my college and graduate school was that students were exposed to a wide variety of subjects in the sciences and humanities. My education spanned natural biological sciences, chemistry, and geology, plus technical fields like developmental biology, genetics, and physics. Within the natural sciences, I focused on botany and zoology, so I am trained and experienced in plant and animal ecology, interactions, and conservation.
One of the reasons I chose my college and graduate school was that students were exposed to a wide variety of subjects in the sciences and humanities. My education spanned natural biological sciences, chemistry, and geology, plus technical fields like developmental biology, genetics, and physics. Within the natural sciences, I focused on botany and zoology, so I am trained and experienced in plant and animal ecology, interactions, and conservation. Additionally, I worked in the university herbarium and greenhouse, learning to identify common and exotic plants, as well as techniques for grafting and testing genetic composition. My graduate research focused on submersed vegetation (aka sea grasses) life history and ecology.
Some of my most rewarding professional relationships have been with students from high school, university, and graduate schools as well as junior colleagues whom I have worked with over the years. I've helped high school and college students learn about careers in the natural sciences, speaking at job fairs and career days, and supervising their summer internships. I have served as mentor and dissertation adviser to gradate students, helping to improve their research projects and advising them on options for applying their education in the 'real world' upon graduation. Further, other colleagues have come to me for advice and mentoring in areas ranging from career development, project management, networking, and strategic planning. I enjoy all these situation because I know I'm helping others, but at the same time, learning a lot myself.
I've been using Outlook as my primary email software for about 15 years. In that time, I have learned the basics of how the program functions, and also know how to customize it to the needs of the user. I love the functionality of the email and calendar features and consider this program to be essential to business and personal organizing and communications.
You name a sport or physical activity, and I've probably done it (at least once). Most of them I actually enjoy, and I have been playing soccer, tennis, and other team sports since age four. About 10 years ago, I added yoga, pilates, triathlon, and climbing to my fitness passions. I've been a personal trainer, triathlon coach, and swim instructor and I am CPR and first aid certified. I look forward to sharing my experience and training with you.