I have a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. As a recent college graduate, my knowledge is up-to-date in the constantly advancing field of biology. I also have many biology credits in sports and exercise science as I originally planned on going to medical school. As interests switched to wildlife biology, I focused my credits on these subjects and I am still very interested in pursuing a career in this field and love passing on this information. Also, mathematics comes naturally to me and ... [more]
I have taught reading, writing and mathematics according to school curriculum while developing a better understanding of material that advances students beyond expectations. I have worked with children as they prepare for kindergarten and as they advance through elementary. I have also done some work to helping children with learning disabilities. I like to follow Montessori methods of teaching but also believe that learning concepts by memorization is necessary to establish fundamentals of learning. My methods involve a concentrated hour of explaining all necessary coursework and reviewing previous lessons. Children are rewarded by their interests in subjects and encouraged to advance their own learning.
College credits in both vertebrate and invertebrate zoology taken in most recent semester before graduation. Understanding of loads of information packed into course and knowledge of each species' basic information. Able to help students learn an extensive amount of information by organizing each species' facts and behavior and recommend flash cards for this subject.
College credits in Plant Physiology, Plant Ecology and Plants & Society. Very good understanding of plant functions, plant anatomy, and plant ecology. Other Biology courses have also helped to fit plant roles into ecosystems and much knowledge has been gained on plant systems. Very capable of quickly recognizing questions and helping students to understand how plants can communicate without a central coordinating system.
I have been tutoring multiple ADHD students in mathematics, including algebra and geometry. The students see great success and I am told by the parents that nobody can ever really get them to focus and learn like I have been able to. With a good attitude and a lot of patience, I have seen ADHD students pick up on mathematics quickly and gain an advantage in class.