School: SYCAMORE HIGH SCHOOL, CINCINNATI OH
Hello! I'm a degreed, online-certified academic coach, and I have been tutoring English/ESL; reading; writing; psychology; and philosophy since 2006. Teaching is a huge part of who I am; I will even go so far as to say it helps to define me in many ways. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing the proverbial "lightbulb" go off for an eager student. I aim to demonstrate that learning is critical, but can also be fun and enjoyable. I employ many methods in my tutoring, and I always try to customize my lessons based on each respective student's needs. I absolutely love what I do - working with children is one of my greatest passions. I am dedicated; hardworking; driven; compassionate; patient; and the consummate professional. I'm also a firm believer that teachers have a great deal to learn and gain from their students.
Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to foster a scientifically literate society by helping people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye has spent the past 20 years educating students young and old about science and understands the importance of keeping minds active after the last school bell rings. “Learning can happen anywhere and at anytime – the important thing is that it should never stop,” Nye said. “We’ve put together fun, free and easy activities that will make this the summer of learning versus the summer filled with the dreaded words ‘I’m bored.’ ” AN EARLY KNACK FOR HOW THINGS WORK Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has done most of his life. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he spent afternoons and summers de-mystifying math for his classmates. While working for Boeing in Seattle, Bill combined his love of science with his flair for comedy. After winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest, he became an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. Eventually, Bill made the transition to comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.” This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The 18-time Emmy Award-winning show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central. During this time, he also wrote five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.” BROADENING HIS MISSION Bill’s passion for math and science translated into a love of space. His role as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization, has taken him across the globe. And one thing Bill is very proud of is the MarsDials, two sundials on residing on Mars he created with Cornell scientists. America’s favorite stand-up scientist hasn’t changed much from that kid growing up in Washington, DC. He still rides his bike to work. He’ll pull out his Periodic Table of the Elements from his wallet. And his drive for helping others understand science is as strong as ever.