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Doc's Science Tutoring & Test Prep - NE Oklahoma & NW Arkansas

Hello science learners! I have a doctorate in science education and master's degrees in teaching and biology. I have taught science to third grade students all the way up to the university level. I believe it is important to present to students a variety of teaching approaches to learn and reinforce concepts. However, the teaching approach I utilize most often is the learning cycle, wherein students actively construct their knowledge by making sense of their observations to form concepts. They then organize these newly-learned concepts amongst those learned previously. Learning cycles require hands-on, experiential activities which are never boring and foster creativity and true understanding.

$40/hour in person (travel included), $30/hour webcam instruction

I teach homework help, academic tutoring. Lessons are available for the following levels: primary school, junior high / middle school, sophomore, junior, senior, college, adult education
I give lessons in person at my home, the student's home or meeting in public locations.
I give lessons by webcam.

Doc's Experience

I have taught thousands of students at all levels over a 25 year career in education including Honors, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses. My students often go on to be successful at university and enter rewarding careers. Some of my students have become aerospace engineers, cardiovascular surgeons, and college professors. I was awarded the Oklahoma Science Teacher Association's Middle Level State Science Teacher of the Year honor in 2014. Last year some of my students were invited to the White House Science Fair, and I have several publications to my name.

Doc's resume

Education:
Northeastern State University
M.Ed., Teaching, Administrative Certification, and National Board Teacher Certification 2016

University of Oklahoma Ph.D., Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum
Emphasis: Science Education 2011
Dissertation: “Exploring American Indian students’ perceptions, attitudes, and misconceptions of scientists and the nature of science”

University of Texas-El Paso
M.S., Biology 1994

Northeastern State University
B.S., Science Education 1988
Emphasis: Biology

Refereed Journal Publications:
• (2007). Idea Bank: Interrogations on Scientific American Articles. The Science Teacher, 74, 60-62
• (2010). The Cherokee concept of gadugi and educational communities of practice: Tales from the Holmes Scholars Summer Institute. Journal of Multiculturalism in Education
• (2011). Does teaching by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards impact campus-wide student achievement in high schools? New Horizons for Learning
• (accepted January 2012). Exploring Native American students’ perceptions of scientists. International Journal of Science Education
• (in review). How popular culture impacts transescents’ perception and understanding of science. Journal of Multiculturalism in Education
• (in review). Summer science institutes-linking inquiry and classroom practice in a professional development model. International Journal of Science Education

Grants:
•FIRST Robotics Grant from OSDE for two consecutive years at $1000 per year
•Pets in the Classroom Grant for $50 per year
•Cherokee Nation, Sequoyah Schools (not funded). AWESUM: Advanced Warp Education in Science and Utility Mathematics. Department of Education. $1.2M
•(consultant). The Omega Project: Oklahoma Math and Science Partnership. National Science Foundation. $12.5M
•(evaluator). MSP Prairies and Ponds: Playgrounds for Science Investigations. Altus Public Schools and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. $12,320.

Book Reviews:
•(2008). Laws of Nature and Laws of Man: The History of Expert Scientific Testimony in England and America. Science Education, 92, 761-763

Refereed Presentations:
•“A Technology-Based Collaboration on Endangered Species Between Middle Schools in Oklahoma and Pakistan” at NSU in Tahlequah, OK January 2016 to the American Association of University Women Tahlequah Branch.
•“A Technology-Based Collaboration on Endangered Species Between Middle Schools in Oklahoma and Pakistan” a poster presentation at the Oklahoma Research Day at NSU in Tahlequah, OK March 2016
•“Equity & Ethics Committee Sponsored Session: Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Creating More Equitable Science Education” at the NARST Annual Conference in Garden Grove, CA April 19, 2009
•“Exploring the Relationship between National Board Certification and student achievement” at the AREA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA April 14, 2009
•“Addressing the Opportunity Gap and Creating Pathways in a Community of Learners: Tales from the Summer Institute” at Holmes Scholar Conference at Jacksonville, FL February 25-28, 2009
•“Impact of National Board Certification and Teacher Decision Making” Holmes Scholars Sessions at AACTE Annual Conference in Chicago, IL February 5-9, 2009
•“Exploring the Relationship between National Board Certified Teachers and Student Achievement” at ASTE International Conference in Hartford, CT January 7-10, 2009
•“Developing an Identity as a Science Education Researcher: Doctoral Students in Transition” at ASTE International Conference in Hartford, CT January 7-10, 2009
•“Summer Science Institutes-Linking Inquiry and Classroom Practice in a Professional Development Model” at OESA in Norman, OK April 2008
•“Effectiveness of Summer Science Institutes Linking Inquiry and Classroom Practice” at ASTE International Conference in St. Louis, MO January 10-12, 2007
•“Summer Science Institutes-Linking Inquiry and Classroom Practice” at OATE Fall Conference in Stillwater, OK on November 8, 2007; awarded “Best Research Poster Presented by a Graduate Student”
•“Summer Science Institutes-My Personal Experience” at OSTA Fall Conference at Omniplex in Oklahoma City, October 18, 2007

Workshop Facilitations:
•Inquiry-based science professional development at Santa Fe Middle School September 18, 2007
•Summer Science Institute at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History on inquiry-based professional development with authentic research experiences; presented to K-12 science teachers June 2006

Workshops Attended:
•Higher Ground: STEM in History and Agriculture (MSP) 2016
•Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program at the University of Arizona.Optics Research Experience for Teachers in Native American Schools (O-RETINAS) RET Program June 2 – July 29 2016
•Holmes Scholar Summer Institute at University Nevada-Las Vegas August 9-13 2010
•AACTE Day on the Hill at Washington D. C. June 16-19 2009
•Holmes Scholar Conference at Jacksonville FL February 20-24 2009
•Holmes Scholar Summer Institute at University Nevada-Las Vegas August 9-13 2008
•International Internship Program in conjunction with UPAEP in Puebla, Mexico October 2007; returned to UPAEP in summer 2008 for six weeks of language and cultural immersion, research, and school visits
•NARST Conference Minority Scholars Program in Baltimore MD March 29-April 1, 2008

Work Experience:
•Graduate Student/Assistant, 2014-2016
Northeastern State University Tahlequah OK, College of Education
Responsibilities: teaching elementary and secondary graduate and undergraduate education courses, research, assisting in Dean’s office, NCATE, review presentation submissions
•Teacher, 2012-present
Woodall Public School-Tahlequah OK
Responsibilities: 6-8th grade science and STEM courses, chess team, science fair coordinator, robotics, AEROGAMES, STARBASE and extended care.
•Dean of Academics-November 2010 to 2012
Sequoyah Schools-Tahlequah OK
Responsibilities: Supervise, direct and evaluate the work of assigned professional personnel, oversee the general instruction program and classroom management, and assume responsibility for proper assignment of duties and the placement of teachers. Act as a bridge between the academic and bureaucratic sides of education.
•RTI (Response To Intervention) Program Coordinator, August-November 2010
Sequoyah Schools-Tahlequah OK
Responsibilities: Developing and implementing RTI program including Plato and Apple educational software, 504 program, teaching Study Skills course, tutoring various subjects
•Graduate Student/Assistant, 2006-2010
University of Oklahoma-Norman, College of Education
Responsibilities: teaching elementary and secondary graduate and undergraduate science education courses, student teacher supervision, research, assisting in Dean’s office, NCATE, Education Professions Division (EPD) Advisory Council, Holmes Scholar, Academic Appeals committee, review presentation submissions
•Certified Teacher, 2001-2007
Maryetta Public School-Stilwell OK
Responsibilities: 3rd-8th grade science courses, chess team and club, Cherokee Cultural Program (coordinated program and assisted in teaching Cherokee language, culture, government, and history), web site administrator, science fair coordinator, and extended care; the student population was 86% American Indian and 100% free lunch program
•Certified Teacher, 1988-2001
Coronado High School-El Paso TX
Responsibilities: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Algebra including remedial, Honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses, science fairs and symposia, chess team and club; the student population was 75% Hispanic.

Awards & Scholarships:
•Oklahoma Science Teacher Association’s 2014 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year
•Woodall Cybercats Robotics team invited to White House Science Fair in Washington, D.C. on April 12-13 2016
•Designated a Cherokee Scholar 2014 by Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
•Named DaVinci/Martin Scholar 2010 by Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
•Rosa Brink and Shirley Brink Holladay Scholarship 2009-2010
•Books That Inspire IX-Bizzell Memorial Library 2009 Exhibitor
•University of Oklahoma Holmes Scholar 2008-2009
•Presidential International Travel Fellowship Summer 2008
•Robberson Conference Presentation & Creative Exhibition Travel Grant 2008
•Judith Bratcher Crockett Education Scholarship 2007-2009
•NARST Equity and Ethics Committee Diversity Scholars Award 2008
•Cherokee Nation Graduate Scholarship 2007-2009
•“Best Research Poster Presented by a Graduate Student”, OATE Fall 2007 Conference

Honor & Service Societies/Professional Organizations:
•National Science Teacher Association
•Oklahoma Science Teacher Association
•Association for Science Teacher Education
•Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society
•Gamma Beta Phi Service Honor Society
•National Association of Research in Science Teaching
•National Indian Education Association
•American Indian Science and Engineering Society
•Golden Key International Honor Society
•American Educational Research Association
•Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
•National Association for Multicultural Education

Research Activities:
•Impact of STEM programs in middle school
•Effectiveness of inquiry-based professional development for science
•Relationship of National Board Certification and student achievement
•Science education issues concerning minority students
•Isolation and sequencing of plasmid and chloroplast DNA
•Ecological and paleontological field studies of the Chihuahuan desert
•Tree preference of beavers in northeast Oklahoma
•Identification of molecular structure of proteins in rattlesnake venom

Certifications:
•Oklahoma-Secondary and Elementary Principal, Superintendent, Elementary Education, all Sciences
•Texas-Secondary Composite Science, one section of Mathematics per day
•National Board Certification (in progress)


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