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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Cassondra
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Biology
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

PhD graduate with college-level teaching experience offering to tutor for Introductory Biology and related subjects

Methodology

I teach using an inquiry-based learning methodology, which gives students the opportunity to explore information in their own ways. Rather than being spoon-fed information, I try to make connections that allow students to understand the material rather than just memorize the material.

Background

I have a PhD in Integrative Biology, with research experience in Ecology. I've taught 12 semesters of Introductory Biology at the college level and 5 semesters of Ecology. I've mentored undergraduates in research hours and honors projects. Many of the undergraduates that I have taught have gone on to graduate school themselves.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $15/h
Lessons offered by Cassondra
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Biology
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Cassondra's resume

EDUCATION
Doctorate in Integrative Biology
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK – December 2018
GPA: 3.9; 90 semester hours

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK – 2012
GPA: 4.0, 17 semester hours



Bachelor’s in Wildlife Ecology
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK – May 2009
GPA: 3.2, 153 semester hours


WORK EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant – General Ecology, 2014 – 2018, Oklahoma State University, Department of Plant Ecology and Evolution
β€’ Responsible for implementation of laboratory portion of course by developing labs, establishing learning objectives, and constructing student assignments
β€’ Provided students with outdoor research experience and proper in-field data collection procedures
β€’ Assessed student learning with worksheets and examinations

Fellow - Directorate Fellowship Program, 2015-2019, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
β€’ Responsible for project creation utilizing a 20-year data set
β€’ Independently managed project progress
β€’ Communicated research findings with superiors as well as to the public

Teaching Assistant – Introductory Biology, 2006 – 2013, Oklahoma State University, Department of Integrative Biology
β€’ Responsible for teaching curriculum to students utilizing inquiry-based learning techniques
β€’ Maintained laboratory equipment and instructed students in proper lab procedures
β€’ Assessed student learning through lab reports and assigned homework

Field Assistant – Dove Banding, Summer 2009, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
β€’ Independently established and monitored dove trap sites for a banding return study
β€’ Maintained trapping equipment between trapping efforts
β€’ Managed field records and research notes

NSF-REU Field Research Assistant, June – July 2008, University of Central Oklahoma
β€’ Responsible for nectar and seed predator collection at field sites in on the island of Lesvos, Greece
β€’ Independently conducted conditioning trials on bee memory at Uludag University in Bursa, Turkey
β€’ Maintained accurate research notes and experimental equipment

Bluebird Nest Box Monitoring Assistant, Spring – Summer 2008, Oklahoma State University
β€’ Independently monitored blue bird nest boxes for hatching date and fledge date
β€’ Followed research protocol established by primary researcher
β€’ Maintained accurate research notes and experimental equipment in the field

Songbird Banding Field Assistant, Winter 2008, Oklahoma State University
β€’ Assisted primary researcher in mist net set-up and monitoring
β€’ Assisted in data collection from caught birds
β€’ Assisted in maintaining organized field notes and records of identification bands

Songbird Banding Field Assistant, Summer 2007, Oklahoma State University
β€’ Assisted primary researcher in mist net set-up and monitoring as well as collecting data from birds
β€’ Assisted in maintaining organized field notes and records of identification bands
β€’ Conducted nest searches for multiple species of songbirds


PUBLICATIONS

Barthell, J.F., M.L. Clement, H.Wells, K.C. Crocker, E.C. Becker, K.D. Leavitt, B.McCall, M.Mill-Novoa, C.M. Walker, T.Petanidou. 2009. Foraging Patterns of Bees in Response to Nectar Availability in Populations of the Invasive Thistle Species Cenaurea solstitalis L. in Native (Greece) and Non-Native (USA) Island Ecosystems. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49:E10.

Van Els, P., C.Walker, T. O’Connell. 2009. Capture of a pure Gray-headed Junco (Junco hyemalis caniceps) in Payne County. Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society.

Barthell, J.F., J. M. Hranitz, J.R. Redd, M.L. Clement, K.C. Crocker, E.C. Becker, K.D. Leavitt, B. McCall, M. Mill-Novoa, C.M. Walker, T. Petanidou and H. Wells. 2012. Observations on Nectar Availability and Bee Visitation at Patches of Yellow Star Thistle and Chasteberry on the Northeast Agean Island of Lesvos (Greece). Bee Science 12(2):55-61.

Harris, A.J., Walker, C., Dee, J., Palmer, M. 2016. "Latitudinal trends in genus richness of vascular plants in the Eocene and Oligocene of North America" Plant Diversity 38(3):133-141.

Walker, C. M., Flynn, K. C., Ovando-Montejo, G. A., Ellis, E. A., & Frazier, A. E. 2017. Does demolition improve biodiversity? Linking urban green space and socioeconomic characteristics to avian richness in a shrinking city. Urban Ecosystems, 20(6) 1191 – 1202.

Feng, X., D.S. Park, C.M. Walker, A.T. Peterson, C. Merow, M. Papes. 2019. Lessons from poorly documented ecological niche models: a schema for maximizing scientific reproducibility. Nature Ecology and Evolution (In Review).

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