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"I'm Jacoby! I graduated from the University of Kansas in 2019 with a Bachelor's in biology, and have been pursuing a PhD in Population Biology, Ecology, & Evolution at Emory University for the last 2.5 years. Currently, I am a research fellow with the National Science Foundation and have official experience in teaching evolutionary biology to college undergraduates. I say 'officially' because my more...

"I'm Jacoby! I graduated from the University of Kansas in 2019 with a Bachelor's in biology, and have been pursuing a PhD in Population Biology, Ecology, & Evolution at Emory University for the last 2.5 years. Currently, I am a research fellow with the National Science Foundation and have official experience in teaching evolutionary biology to college undergraduates. I say 'officially' because my position as a researcher requires many hours of unofficial teaching to undergraduates as they learn chemistry, evolutionary biology, and bioinformatics in our research lab. These 'unofficial' teaching moments are perhaps the most powerful because we must work together to ensure the student understands the material well. Millions of dollars of funding rely on this strong instruction!

Learning is a complex process regardless of the material and, in my experience, works best when the student and teacher have a shared learning goal and, mutual respect. Respect from the student is earned and I seek to earn that respect with positive, tangible results in the student's learning. I establish a clear learning goal for the student and work backwards to build a lesson plan that will guide the student to our shared goal. The goal is 'ours' because as a tutor, I see it as my job to be invested in the student's success and there is no greater joy as a teacher than helping a student realize their own learning potential. I am learning too and take every opportunity to learn from my students.

Throughout college and graduate school, I have seen how often instructors fail to respect and adapt to a student's learning needs, resulting in frustration and loss of motivation to learn. It's clear that research expertise does NOT equal teaching expertise. My research experience does give me a variety of ways to approach and discuss difficult learning topics. Combined with a passion to see student's realize their potential, I make it a priority to keep lessons inviting and interactive so that we can get tangible results.

I am nationally re" less...

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fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 25 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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certified: Jacoby R. is a certified tutor

University of Kansas, Biology

Emory University, PhD

Clarkston, GA 30021

Subjects Tutored

Biology - Ecology - ACT Science