This is how 14 referees rated Erin:
My lifelong fascination with biology has led me to become a biology tutor. I can teach microbiology, ecology, zoology, evolution, environmental science, and oceanography with student-led learning as my approach to meeting each individual's specific learning needs. Learning how to find an answer or reason with elements that help them arrive at an answer is more effective than providing every answer to them.
I have a bachelor's degree in general biology from the University of South Florida â€“ Main Campus and a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My career path has taken me from newspaper journalism to graphic design, to seafloor microbiology to refining biofuels from algae. I've also worked as a teaching assistant for a graduate-level oceanography course and microbiology instructor at the community college level.
After assessing the student's current level of understanding, I use examples, metaphors, and concepts to help them move forward. I sometimes use memory tools but discourage memorization. In my belief, flexibility is important in presenting material and answering questions.
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