Heather S.

Heather S.


Arlington, VA 22202

Will travel 15 miles

$90 per hour.

5.0 4 ratings

Improve your Science and Communication Skills

Did you know that dolphins sleep with only half their brain? That opera singers get stage fright? I love science and teaching and think the best approach to improving at any skill is to get excited about it. I have a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience and have been teaching middle/ high school and college for over 15 years, so I have both applied and theoretical experience in learning and motivation. Need to give a powerpoint presentation? Do you want to bore and confuse your audience with... [more]


I am a Biology teacher, researcher, tutor and mentor. And I have a PhD in Neuroscience, MS in Marine Biology, and BS in Biology. My areas of focus include general biology, conservation ecology, marine biology, behavioral neuroscience, and applications of the scientific method.

General Computer


I have conducted Physics education research with a special focus on introductory physics education to non-majors. My current research is in the field of Biophysics.

Microsoft PowerPoint

As a frequent invited lecturer at international conferences, I use PowerPoint to give engaging, interactive presentations. I have taken graduate level courses in effective use of PowerPoint. I have helped hundreds of students develop slides that clarify and enhance their talk.



Native English speaker with doctorate level education. Professional experience as technical editor for publications written by authors with English as a second language (for CACTUS communications).




My theater experience is diverse and movement focused. I have a special focus in fight choreography and performance, and have performed and choreographed for the Washington National Opera, I also have experience with object manipulation, puppetry and circus arts, and taught these skills at the Providence Circus School and at Zip Zap Circus. I also have a general theater background, and have training and experience for both live and film productions, and even musicals.


I have a BS in Biology with an emphasis on Zoology where I conducted research on shrimp, a Masters Degree in Marine Biology where I conducted research on crabs, and a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience where I conducted research on dolphins. I have frequently taught Zoology-related subjects including Animal Behavior at the college level. I have been studying and researching Zoology for over 15 years.


I have taken graduate level coursework in MatLab. I use MatLab to write programs I need for my scientific research. Areas of MatLab I have experience in are the basics (variables, loops, etc), plots, and acoustic analysis.