I have been a classroom Science teacher for 28 years, and I still love making Science enjoyable and understandable. I will tutor any branch of Science, but I think my favorite to tutor is Chemistry. I really didn't "get" Chemistry in high school, so it makes me happy to help students understand it better than I did. I also really like Earth Science. Maybe, as my mother always said, I really do have rocks in my head!
My degrees are in Biology from Villa Maria College, a tiny women's college that doesn't even exist anymore, in Erie, PA, and in Science Education from Clarion University of PA. I taught for many years at a middle school in rural Erie County, PA, and have taught in a number of urban and suburban schools since my family moved to Bucks County. I am PA certified in Biology and General Science, and NJ certified in Biology. I firmly believe science is method of study as well as a body of knowledge, so I try to use all types of educational approaches. I also believe in having fun and laughing while learning.
Besides science and teaching, there are few things that I am crazier about than spending time with my family. We have six kids (most of them are grown), three cats, one dog and about a hundred guppies. I love anything that has to do with animals. I love singing and the theater. I am happy watching my garden grow, and remodeling our house with my husband. My favorite TV programs are Big Bang Theory, and anything about science or nature.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Villa Maria College/Gannon University - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Clarion University - Masters in Education, Science Education
State Certified Teacher
wildlife and nature, singing, pets, family