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Dorcas Boykin

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Bio:
My name is Dorcas Boykin and I like to think of myself as a life-time learner and a professional student, always ready to learn new and interesting subjects.  I am currently a Mental Health Specialist with an educational background in Science and I have experience as a Hospital Customer Service Representative, Cardiology Coordinator, Histology Support Technician, and a Cosmetologist.  I always like to remind students that it is never too late to learn or pursue goals.  After making the career decision at a fairly young age to be a Cosmetologist, I decided later in my career to return to school in order to pursue a career in Science.  It was at this time that I obtained both an Associates and Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.  My interest has always been health related topics as I continue to study and look for new material of current issues.  I am a health and research enthusiast and am also a licensed substitute teacher of Illinois where I have taught and subbed all grade levels from pre-K through 12th grade.  In addition, I have taught Chemistry for blended learning students along with co-teaching Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.  My experience with blended learning environments consists of students that have learning disabilities and students that have had difficulty understanding particular concepts and subject matters.

I enjoy tutoring because I believe that anyone can learn a topic and I apply methods of integration such as real-life experiences, sports and hobbies that helps connect students to the topics and makes learning more fun.  For topics that appear challenging to students, I like to remind them not to run away from them but to find other innovative ways to learn the topic.  I think that it is so exciting to see someone finally overcome learning such a challenging topic!

Tutoring Subjects:
Elementary Math, 7th and 8th grade Math, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Science and Biology

Education/Degree/Certifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Illinois Institute of Technology
Associates Degree in Biology, Olive Harvey College
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Basic Life Support Certification
Crisis Intervention Certification

Cities I Service:
Chicago, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Elk Grove Village, Niles and Online Tutoring

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