TUTORING SERVICES

Teaching maths at Hwange National Park Primary School

Teaching maths at Hwange National Park Primary School

My name is Dr Kate Barry, and I am a behavioural and evolutionary ecologist working at Macquarie University. I have a PhD in Evolutionary Biology, and I have experience with teaching at all levels (primary, secondary, tertiary), and in many areas of education (lecturing, tutoring, practical classes, curriculum design).

My teaching philosophy is to enthusiastically help students acquire the skills and confidence to achieve their academic goals. I strive to transform students and help them see the world from the perspective of a scientist. I consistently receive positive feedback from students and have won two teaching awards at Macquarie University for innovative delivery and assessment practices.

I also have a passion for mathematics and hope to pass that enthusiasm on to my students.

Email: kate.barry@mq.edu.au

Phone: 0421 434 379 (prefer text message)

Subjects 
Biology - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
Maths - Primary, Secondary

Services                                                                                          $70 per hour from Macquarie University
  $40 per extra student (for group learning) 
 

Experience 
10 years tertiary teaching
- lectures & tutorials in evolution, ecology, zoology, animal behaviour
- postgrad supervision in biology research
- one-on-one sessions in biology and maths

2 years secondary teaching
- one-on-one sessions in maths and science (years 7-10) 
- one-on-one sessions in biology and maths (years 11-12) 

1 year primary teaching
- science and maths in Hwange National Park primary school (Zimbabwe) 
- mentoring for NSW primary school programs focused on natural history

Collecting praying mantises on the Sun Koshi River in Nepal.

Collecting praying mantises on the Sun Koshi River in Nepal.

Formal Qualifications 
2009 PhD – Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University (top 5% of cohort)

2004 Honours – Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University (First class, 94%)

2003 Bachelor of Science – Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University (GPA = 4.0)

Professional Development Courses
2015 Active learning forum                                                                 2014 Language issues and challenges
2013 Pre-empting difficulties with statistics among postgraduate students
2013 Data curation - equipping our students for the ‘Age of Data’ 
2013 Teaching in a compressed format
2013 Identifying students at risk of academic failure
2013 How to design effective marking rubrics
2013 Senior Apply First Aid training
2013 Project management and the PhD
2013 How to flip your classroom and encourage active learning
2013 Providing constructive feedback
2013 Moving to online learning
2012 Facilitating classroom discussion
2012 Thesis examination
2011 Discover iLearn
2011 Successfully supporting students with mental illness
2011 Engaging and supporting distance students
2011 Efficiency & effectiveness workshop
2010 Foundations in Learning and Teaching
2010 Understanding issues associated with sexual diversity
2010 Standards-based assessment
2010 Creating memorable lectures
2009 Introduction, graphing and statistics in R
2009 Public relations in science
2008 Macroevolution - processes and patterns
2008 Where biology, geology and chemistry meet