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Beaverton, Oregon
Home Town: Beaverton
Member Since: 5/2/2019 1
Last Login: 23 months ago
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Oregon State University
3.66  (2001)

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How references rated William

Rates summary: $40.00 to $60.00 per hour
ElementaryMiddle schoolHigh schoolACTCollegeAdult Learner
Career Development-----$50
General Science--$50-$60$40

Information about William

I believe in patient, compassionate instruction that is straightforward, clear and understandable.

Deep listening, shifting perspective & gentle questioning are essential to effectively communicating topics to a diversity of individuals.

Together, we will get the job done right.

Availability: M - F evenings
M - F some daytime slots might be avail
Sat - morning
Sun - not avail.

Willing to travel: 30 miles

Experience: I have three decades of science, design, education and business behind me. Teaching and learning are my true vocation.

For thirteen years I was Department Director for Natural Sciences at a small private regionally accredited college in Portland, Oregon. I designed and taught many courses in the biological sciences.

Prior to that I taught Introduction to Biology and Introduction to Microbiology at two research universities.

I co-developed and taught a course entitled "The World According to Microbes," designed for non-science students. As an outcome of that teaching experience, in 2001 I co-authored a publication entitled “Learning Microbiology Through Cooperation: Designing Cooperative Learning Activities that Promote Interdependence, Interaction, and Accountability.” Microbiology Education 3.1 (2002): 26‐36.

I have presented many times on topics related to teaching science and biology:

Three examples:
* Small Group Learning in the Biological Sciences: Group-to-Individual Transfer of Subject Content & Meaningful Learning,
* “Invigorating a sense of student ownership of their learning through self‐development of an Individualized Strategic Plan for Academic Success.”
* Biology Youth Research Program: Developing Mentors for PreCollege Learning Experiences

I have been on two oceanographic research cruises as well as several lengthy explorations into the desert southwest.

I know that biology (and science in general) can be challenging to learn. By now I have taught hundreds of students and I am very good at talking things through with individuals so that the concepts are clear and well-learned.

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