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PrepNow Tutor - Robin D.

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Robin's Bio

Perceptive and encouraging, tutor Rob enjoys helping students become confident and demystify math for those who are initially intimidated. Rob received his BA in chemistry from Hendrix College and later graduated from the University of Georgia with his PhD in theoretical population genetics. Rob has taught genetics and math at universities and an alternative high school for many years.

Although Rob has been as tutored since 9th grade, his passion for educating others was cemented in college. While in undergrad, he tutored a friend in math, helping her bring her grade from an “F” to an “A” the next semester. Rob is glad to help make math accessible to students both in his classroom and during one-on-one tutorials with students of all academic levels. As a tutor, his specialty is in algebra and trigonometry.

Rob’s teaching style is supportive and builds from a student's current skills and knowledge. Rob prefers analogy teaching as it allows students to begin from a familiar place and actively learn to build on their current skill set and knowledge. For example, if a student struggles with a concept, Rob provides an example the student is familiar with and then they work from there towards full comprehension.

In Rob’s own academic career, along with his degrees, he also received a four year NSA grant for graduate school for his mathematical skills. For 14 years Rob conducted research at both a federal and state level, working with plant germplasm. When not educating or in the lab, Rob enjoys playing and coaching sports. One sport Rob is particularly fond of is tennis, having played since high school he is now a volunteer tennis coach.