I just graduated from CSULB with a Masters in Biology. I taught several subjects as a lab instructor: General Biology, Biostatistics, Human Physiology and Evolution and Diversity. I was awarded this year the Outstanding Graduate Teachers Assistant Award after being anonymously nominated by fellow faculty members. I tutored Biology, Chemistry and Genetics as an undergraduate at SDSU. I love teaching and would hope to continue teaching in the future at a community college. I like to be as engaging as possible with my students and encourage open discussion. I like it when they come in with specific topics/questions they would like to cover that day and let me know ahead of time what those areas are so I can properly prepare. I would construct miniature assignments (when applicable) for them to complete during the tutoring session. I develop miniature lectures based on the subjects the students need help with and carry them out on a whiteboard. I am all about having students take notes and rely mostly on writing on a whiteboard versus developing PowerPoint lectures. Students are more actively engaged and attentive when they are writing down notes versus staring at a PowerPoint presentation.
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