I have been an academic for about 11 years, completing university degrees in various fields as broad as geology, biology, philosophy, and theology. In addition, I have substitute taught high school science and led both a high school youth group and adult Bible Studies. My passion is knowledge, learning, and education. I will bring an attitude towards those I tutor which indicates that I believe they can learn the material not just for its own sake, but for daily life. I also believe that ... [more]
I received my BS from the University of Illinois in Integrative Biology in 2005. I further began and did not complete a MS in biology from Bradley University. My areas of focus were in comparative anatomy, zoology, evolutionary biology, and ecology.
I have taken 4 years of classical Latin (with appended history and culture) in high school. Further, I have taken two courses in Ecclesiastical Latin at the seminary level.
Apart from high school anatomy and physiology, I have completed a bachelor's degree in integrative biology wherein I completed a course in comparative vertebrate anatomy. Such comparisons can include human anatomy.
I have completed a bachelor's degree in geology and have completed multiple laboratory and field classes. My undergraduate thesis was in the subfield of vertebrate paleontology.
Apart from general biology courses, I have completed a bachelor's degree in integrative biology with my specialties being in evolutionary biology, zoology (particularly mammology and invertebrate zoology), comparative anatomy, and ecology. Specific courses that I have completed pertaining directly to zoology are; Mammalogy (undergraduate), invertebrate zoology (graduate), and ichthyology (graduate).
I have a background in Koine Greek specifically and have not only applied it myself in several New Testament classes, but have also tutored several students in Seminary who were having trouble understanding the language. My typical approach to tutoring Greek is identical to Latin with the creation of vocabulary and declension cards. On top of academic papers where the use of Greek is assumed, I have also tutored and helped others in various classes dealing with the use of Greek as a prerequisite.
I tutored French Horn throughout high school where I held 1st chair in band for 3 years. Furthermore, I took college classes in applied brass for the French Horn for 2 semesters in junior high until my teacher passed away. I have not only made it to state orchestras, but have won Instrumentalist Magazine Musician of the Year Award (French Horn) in 2001 and continued to play for various religious contexts through college and up to 2 years ago.