I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University located in western Michigan with a major in biology, a minor in mathematics, and a provisional teaching certificate for secondary education (grades 7-8 all subjects; grades 9-12 biology and math). I also have advanced degrees in biochemistry, physiology, cell and molecular biology. While a graduate student at the University of Illinois, I taught introductory and advanced courses in biology as a teaching assistant. My professional career has been in the biotech industry where I have been a mentor and trainer to colleagues, and an educator and resource to customers in understanding the application of advanced technologies. Also, as part of my professional career, I had the opportunity to live in France to further develop my French language skills. I am intrigued by the French culture and am always looking for an opportunity to speak the language. I am passionate about biology, or shall I say, the “study of life”, and I use my math and chemistry knowledge daily. Working with youth, I have helped out on science fair projects, and I have been a sports coach. My teaching / tutoring style is to impart enough information and understanding of a topic to direct a learner toward self-education and problem solving. My style is not to provide the answer, but to train one in knowing how to arrive at the answer. This approach has served me well in my professional career as well as in my personal life. I am always challenged with learning new things, and self-learning is the key. For example, to advance my professional career, I took an online course in statistics. In my personal life, for example, in order to be a better coach to my son’s baseball team, I went to the web and studied videos on fielding, batting, throwing and pitching, and used this knowledge to run practices and develop players. My other extra-curricular activities include volleyball, tennis and hockey, carpentry and home improvement, reading, and enjoying my family and friends.
BSc Biology, Math; Graduate degrees in Biochemistry, Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology
Subjects of Expertise
Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, French, Pre-Calculus
|Last Login||Apr 19th 2017|
|Registered Since||Mar 23rd 2017|