My name is Erin Dorset, and I am excited about the opportunity to be your next tutor! My educational background and teaching experience collectively make me an excellent tutor. I am a recent graduate of Illinois State University with a Master's degree in Biological Sciences (GPA 4.0), with special interests in ecology and conservation. Before that, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology at SUNY Geneseo (GPA 3.89). I also attended Shenendehowa High School and excelled in all subjects, particularly Science and English. As a graduate student, I taught biology labs for five semesters, which gave me experience in both running a full classroom and in working one-on-one with students. Additionally, as an undergraduate student, I spent a semester as a biology teaching assistant, where I helped coordinate lab activities and answer students' questions. I have also spent time as an assistant coach for a high school cross-country ski team, where I gained the ability to teach students skills outside of a classroom setting. Because I have worked with students with diverse educational and personal backgrounds in a variety of settings, I am well-qualified to be your tutor.
I believe that students who are motivated can achieve anything that they set their minds to, and I enjoy tutoring because I like helping students gain confidence in their abilities and achieve their goals. I also believe that many students learn differently from others, which is why I like to personalize lessons as much as possible based on the learning style of the student. I am patient, kind, and enthusiastic, and would love to become your tutor! I tutor students in several subject areas, including: Ecology, Biology, ACT Science, ACT Reading, and ACT English.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY at Geneseo - Bachelors, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Illinois State University - Masters, Biological Sciences
ACT Composite: 30
ACT English: 31
ACT Reading: 30
ACT Science: 31
running, hiking, cross country skiing, soccer, reading, writing, listening to music, being outside
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to match my lessons to the learning styles of my students in order to make learning most effective.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I might ask them a few questions about themselves first in order to make them feel comfortable. Then, I will begin asking them what subjects they have been working with, and what they perceive that they need the most help with. That way, I can begin to get an idea about what future lessons should focus on and how they should be presented.