Tues/Thurs in the morning
Saturday at any time
EducationPhD in Ecology and Evolution, Australian National University, 2013-2017
Masters of Science in Biology, Western Illinois University, 2009-2012. GPA: 4.0
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Music in Music Composition (flute and saxophone), Ohio Northern University, 2004-2009. GPA: 3.86
I have a passion for teaching and helping others, whether its in biology, chemistry, math or music.
I have a PhD, Masters, and Bachelor degree in biology and have several years experience teaching biology courses at the college level. Currently, I teach science and math to adults who did not complete high school and who want to take their GED. I would also feel very comfortable teaching chemistry courses and other related science courses.
In addition, I completed a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition where I took several music theory and composition courses. I have played the flute for 19 years and played in many ensembles during my high school and undergraduate careers (see below). I also played the saxophone and piano, mainly during high school and as an undergraduate. While I would be comfortable teaching beginning to advanced flute students, I only feel comfortable teaching beginning sax and piano as I have not had as much experience on these instruments.
Skills: Proficient at Microsoft Office, the R Statistical Program; Flute: 19 years of experience playing, including performing in large and small ensembles and performing solos with and without accompaniment; Saxophone (tenor): 7 years of experience playing, including performing in large and small ensembles; Piano: 15 years of experience playing as part of lessons
Butler Tech ASPIRE Instructor (May 2017-present): I teach math and science for adults who are preparing to take the GED and/or enter the Butler Tech ASPIRE program.
ANU Student Demonstrator (Aug 2013-July 2016): I assisted students during undergraduate biology courses and taught labs for Molecular and Cell Biology at Australian National University.
Adjunct Professor at Ohio Northern University (Aug 2011-March 2012): I taught two introductory biology courses giving my own lectures and teaching labs. The first course was introduction to molecular biology and genetics. The second was botany.
Graduate Teaching Assistant at Western Illinois University (Aug 2009-May 2011): I taught undergraduate labs for Botany, Microbiology and General Biology for four semesters.
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (Aug 2007-May 2008): I assisted students during labs with identification of organisms for the following courses (Geology, Ichthyology, Ornithology and Natural History).
Undergraduate tutor for Ecology (2008)
Piano instructor (2009)
Volunteer music instructor at the Bradfield Center in Lima, OH for flute, sax and piano (2006-2008)
•Played alto sax, tenor sax, flute and accessory percussion for ONU’s Holiday Spectacular (2004-2009)
•Played saxophone and flute for ONU’s Dance Show (2005)
•Played alto sax and flute for the musical Grand Hotel at ONU (April 2009-May 2009)
•Auditioned and participated in chamber orchestra under Lloyd Butler that toured in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, flute (2007)
•Winner of ONU’s Annual Concerto Competition, flute (2005)
•Played flute and saxophone at various church services (2000-2014)
Relevant Graduate Coursework: Ornithology, Animal Ecology Advanced Topics, Biosystems Evolution, Biological Applications of GIS, Plant Systematics, Biometrics, Cell Biology, Organic Chemistry
Relevant Undergraduate Coursework: Ornithology, Principles of Ecology, Animal Behavior, Natural History, Ichthyology, North American Mammals, Systematic Plant Survey, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Biogeography, and Biostatistics I and II, Developmental Anatomy, Chemistry I and II, Music Theory I and II, Music History, Ear Training, Music Composition I and II, Orchestration
Music Ensembles at ONU:
•Wind Ensemble, 2004-2009-principle flute, 2008-2009
•ONU Symphony Orchestra, 2007-2009-principle flute, 2008-2009
•Symphonic Band, 2004-2008-principle flute, 2006-2007-tenor saxophone
•Marching Band, 2004-2006-tenor saxophone
•Woodwind Ensemble (tenor saxophone)/Flute Choir, 2004-2009
•Jazz Band, 2005-2008-tenor saxophone and flute
•New Music Ensemble, 2005-2009
•Northern Chimes (bell choir), 2004-2009-Director, 2008-2009
Music Ensembles at Beavercreek High school:
•BHS Marching Band, flute and tenor sax (2000-2004)
•BHS Jazz Band I, tenor sax (2003-2004)
•BHS Concert Band, flute (2000-2004, principle flute 2003-2004)
•BHS Pep Band, flute and tenor sax (2000-2004)
•Kirkmont Presbytarian Church Youth Band Director, flute and tenor sax (2001-2003)
Musical Compositions Performed at ONU:
•“Melodic Antithesis” for Woodwind Choir
•“Wind Chimes” for two pianos
•“An Egyptian Melody” for flute and piano
•“Daffodils” for voice, flute and piano
•“Here I Am,” an arrangement of the hymn “Here I Am” for flute choir
•“Pentacular” for brass choir
•“Percussion!” for percussion ensemble
•“The Beach” a mixed ensemble of voices and instruments
•“A Flute Ditty” for alto flute and piano
•“Music for Flute, Chipper and Chainsaw” for flute and a recording of special sounds
•"The Forgotten Voice” featuring a Native American flute, a piccolo and small chamber orchestra
•“Lullaby for Elizabeth” for flute and piano
Scholarships, Awards and Honors:
•ANU Postgraduate Research Award, 2016
•ANU University Research Scholarship (International), 2013-2016
•ANU HDR Merit Scholarship 2013-2016, covers ANU tuition and fees.
•Member of Sigma Xi (Science Research honorary), 2009
•Member of Beta Beta Beta (Biology honorary), 2007-2009
•Music talent award, Ohio Northern University, 2004-2009
•Dean’s Academic Scholarship, Ohio Northern University, 2004-2009
•Ohio In-state Scholarship, Ohio Northern University
•Kirkmont Presbyterian Church Senior Scholarship, 2004
•Dean’s List, Ohio Northern University, 2004-2009
•Environmental Studies Major with the highest GPA, Ohio Northern University, 2005, 2006
•Music Award for Orchestral Instruments, Ohio Northern University, 2007
•Senior Music Composition Major with the highest GPA, Ohio Northern University, 2008, 2009
HobbiesI love writing fictional stories, plays and poems, composing instrumental music, bird watching, hiking and being outdoors. I aim to use creativity and positive encouragement to help my students understand difficult concepts and I easily relate to students with introverted personalities.
Intermediate Algebra, CLEP Biology, CLEP Natural Sciences, Ecology, Elementary Algebra, Elementary Math, Environmental Science, Evolution, Evolutionary Biology, Flute, GED, General Biology, General Chemistry, Genetics, Honors Chemistry, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Math, Middle School Math, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Music, Music Theory, Organic Chemistry, Piano, Plant Biology, Pre-Algebra, Science, Saxophone, 7th Grade Science, Zoology, 10th Grade math, 1st Grade math, 2nd Grade math, 3rd Grade math, 3rd Grade Science, 4th Grade math, 4th Grade Science, 5th Grade math, 5th Grade Science, 6th Grade math, 6th Grade Science, 7th Grade math, 8th Grade math, 8th Grade Science, 9th Grade math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, ASPIRE Math, ASPIRE Science, Biology, Cell Biology
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