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I began tutoring my freshman year of high school, and continued doing so through college. After getting my bachelors degree in Biology, I taught math and natural science courses at a private junior college. I value the importance of being able to communicate complex ideas clearly to others, and my teaching experience helped me hone this skill. I love talking about science and math, and tutoring others is simply an opportunity to do so while helping someone else.

My work in biology pairs well with my love of nature and the outdoors. I have had the privilege of working as a field biologist for research laboratories and the National Parks Service. In addition to biology I have interests in physics and engineering, as well as anything to do with space exploration. I spend my free time rock climbing, hiking, playing table top games and hanging out with my cats. If you enjoy science or science fiction, we will probably get along.

Sam’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Bakersfield - Bachelors, Biology, General


Rock Climbing, Hiking, Table Top Games, Cats

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

7th Grade Science

8th Grade Science

9th Grade Math

College Biology


Evolutionary Biology

General Biology

High School Chemistry


Middle School Science

Plant Biology

SAT Prep


Q & A

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Assess the student's needs by asking specific questions about the subject to gauge level of understanding. I would also work to understand the student's goals.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Note-taking skills are critical to learning, both while in class and studying independently. I would teach students how to take concise, focused notes they will actually find useful.