I have been a tutor and instructor in the biological sciences and psychology for over twenty years. I have tutored students from high schools, colleges and universities across the U.S. for a major publishing company, and as an instructor at several major universities in Massachusetts and California.
I have been a medical researcher as well at The Massachusetts general Hospital, Harvard University and Northeastern University. I have received faculty of the year award from Bay State College in Boston Massachusetts and am recognized by Who's Who in America's Teachers for my work with students who won the Phi theta Kappa and National Deans List Awards.
I am a graduate of Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in biology and 2 graduate degrees in biology and psychology (concentration in behavioral neuroscience).
I have recently published the book, "Ebullience, Brain Stimulation and the Placebo Response" that examines the systems in the brain and body that interact to produce placebo responses. I have two U. S. patents on medical and animal research apparatus.
I find the study of biology quite stimulating and very much enjoy teaching the subject. I believe that conveying my fascination and love for the subject is important for teaching biology. Also, I think that learning to appreciate and then seeing the beauty inherent in the mechanisms of life is pivotal for gaining important insights into biology.
My teaching style is relaxed though demanding. I bring both personal and professional experience and training to bear in my teaching as well as my earned appreciation of the importance of the learning styles of my students.I think teaching and learning are very much team sports,so to speak. Active involvement of both participants is pivotal to an enriching educational experience. Also, I believe that Socratic Dialogue and functional model building are very important and often employ these in aspects of my teaching methods. I have achieved great results with my teaching methods, but also realize that I continue to learn as well. There is no better way to learn than to teach!
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