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Biology, Environmental Science, Plant Biology/Botany, & English Language Tuition

I am a bio-environmental scientist (Ph.D.) with over 12 years' experience teaching secondary school and university courses in biology (AP Biology, Introductory Biology for majors and non-majors, Environmental Science, Plant Biology/Botany, and Marine Biology). I am also experienced teaching high school French and English as a Second Language. I take a multi-media approach at interactive education, using personalised presentations, critical thinking assignments, and student-led discussions to convey complex topics through enjoyable exercises. My teaching philosophy is centred on tying educational topics to real-life experiences. The more we understand about the word around us, the more fun we have through life!

Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to chat about my services.

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Please be familiar with using Zoom, Microsoft Powerpoint, and Microsoft Word. Let me know if you need any assistance getting started!

Location

At teacher's location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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General info

Skills:
English:
English as a second language (esl), English for adults, School
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

Hello, everyone! I'm a bio-environmental scientist from the lush and balmy City of Atlanta in the USA. I currently live in Amsterdam where I teach online biology and environmental science courses. The natural world has fascinated me since I was a child, going on long nature walks with my father and helping my mom in her garden. I was so excited to learn that the green stuff growing on the surface of lakes was made of single-celled organisms, my parents bought me my first microscope when I was 10 years old!

At university, I studied Environmental Science, Biology, and French. After a short stint working in France, I came back to Atlanta where I completed a Master's and Ph.D. in Biology, studying how special plants and microorganisms can be used to help clean up pollution like heavy metals and oil spills. After my studies, I worked for six years as an environmental planner for my state government.

I love teaching as much as I love doing science! It's really fun to help students make sense out of complex concepts like "how do plants make their food?", or "why do I have different colour eyes from my siblings?", or "what does climate change mean?".

If you have any questions about how I can help you with your science courses or conversational/academic English, please reach out!

Education

B.I.S. Environmental Science. 2006. Georgia State University.
M.Sc. Biological Sciences. 2009. Georgia State University.
Ph.D. Biological Sciences. 2015. Georgia State University.

Experience / Qualifications

I have taught secondary school (middelbare school) Biology & AP (A-level) Biology, Algebra, Geometry, Physical Science, Environmental Science, and French. I teach Introductory Biology, Marine Biology, Plant Biology/Botany, and Climate Change Science at the university level.

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