Heather D.

Heather D.


Columbus, OH 43201

Will travel 25 miles

$50 per hour.

4.92 64 ratings

Experienced Biology Instructor and Tutor

I recently graduated with my Master?s in Biology. As a graduate student I chose to become a teaching assistant and found that I thoroughly enjoyed teaching. Throughout the 10 semesters I taught, I have worked with all college age groups and backgrounds, from freshmen biology majors to non-traditional students earning a second degree in a different field. I enjoy working one-on-one and providing personal attention to students who are interested in biology and those who are non-biology students... [more]


As a biology major in both undergrad and graduate school, this is my area of expertise. Both of my degrees are in biology and I have studied numerous topics within biology. I have also taught different laboratories that reflect this - from non-major's biology to human anatomy and physiology (I and II).


I have taught human anatomy and physiology I and II laboratories. I have taken courses examining the anatomy of humans along with many invertebrates and vertebrates. I have also performed numerous necropsies, and have examined cadavers.


I have taught human anatomy and physiology I and II laboratories. I have taken courses examining and comparing the physiology of invertebrates and vertebrates (humans included). I have also studied behavioral endocrinology.


I have extensive experience in the laboratory and in the field with ecology-related topics from invasive species and conservation practices to tree identification. Additionally, a lot of the research I have been involved in has been ecological - from examining ecotoxicological data to my own theses with amphibians. I have taught ecology concepts in laboratories and I have also studied ecology extensively during undergrad and graduate school.


I have taken mammalogy, herpetology, marine mammals, and an Independent study with ornithology. I have necropsied vertebrates, can identify different vertebrates by skulls, skins, and specimens. I have curated specimens - both invertebrate and vertebrate. I can also identify animals by calls and tracks. I have studied conservation, distribution, and classification of most phyla.


I have assisted students in creating, keeping, and analyzing food logs. I have taught subjects such as human anatomy and physiology, which covered nutritional requirements/recommendations, and food allergy testing. I [have and] currently tutor science of food, science of human nutrition, and other nutrition-related courses at a university. Furthermore, I also have experience in animal nutrition, as a part of my training for pet store management, with a focus on mammals (e.g. rabbits, cats, dogs), and as a former 4-H member who showed animals for nine years.