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Dr Kate Barry


Sydney tutor in Biology, Maths

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Macquarie University, Blue Mountains

I am a university lecturer with experience in teaching at all levels - secondary, tertiary, large lectures, small tutorial groups and one-on-one sessions. 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 and/or mathematician. I consistently receive positive feedback from students and have won two teaching awards at Macquarie University for innovative delivery and assessment practices.

I am available for one-on-one sessions ($60-70) or small group sessions ($40 each student) on Tuesdays from 3.30pm at Macquarie University, or from 5.30pm Fridays and early Saturday mornings from my home in Faulconbridge (Blue Mountains).



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

3 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)



2009 PhD � Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University (top 5% of cohort)

2004 Honours � Department of Biological Sciences, Macq University (First class, 94%)

2003 B Science � Department of Biological Sciences, Macq University (GPA = 4.0)


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


$60 per hour from my home (Faulconbridge, Blue Mountains)
$70 per hour from my work (Macquarie University)
$40 per extra student (for group learning)

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Mention that you found this advertisement on Tutor Finder and you will receive your first lesson for half the normal hourly rate ($35 instead of $70).




Joined TutorFinder on 18-Sep-2015 (updated profile on 11-Jan-2018)
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