I am a certified teacher who holds a Professional Teaching Certificate with the Florida State Board of Education. I have taught school at a high school level for 7 years. Courses that I have taught are: AICE Biology.Physical Science, Standard Biology, Honors Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Anatomy and Physiology Honors.
I currently hold a BS Degree in Molecular Biology from the University of West Florida. In addition, I have taken several graduate level courses intended to help me to become an even more effective teacher and tutor. Some of these courses include: Adolescent Psychology, Classroom management for Educators, Evaluation and Assessment of Curriculum, Reading Methods: Secondary, and Curriculum Development and Instruction.
I feel that I have much to offer to students who are struggling or just need a little extra help with their science courses. For me, it is the student that makes my teaching rewarding and worthwhile. Each one carries with him or her a unique personality, a different way of thinking, and the possibility of a bright and successful future bursting with possibilities. Being a part of, and watching a student make a break-through is quite possibly one of the most satisfying and self-fulfilling experiences there is.
I am intensely interested in science and the scientific advances of recent years. I would like to be able to show school-aged children and young adults how science impacts their everyday lives and to hopefully help them to become not only successful in their science courses, but to also become science enthusiasts.
During my years of teaching, i have led my students to be able to successfully navigate and pass the Florida Biology End of Course Exam. In addition to my teaching certification, I am also certified in NG-CARPD (content area reading) and excel in teaching students how to read and understand science text.