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I am a scientist with more than 10 years of hands-on experiences. What I am good at is not just the knowledge per se, but also the way to effectively learn new things constantly. I firmly know that studying experiment-based science, such as chemistry and biology, requires both students and instructors to get deeply involved in interactive conversations and hand-on work. As your tutor, my role will aim to introduce you not the fragmental knowledge pieces (e.g. laws, equations, etc.) but the whole background that led to significant scientific discoveries. Hopefully, this can trigger your interest in science and thus you may well perceive the motivations behind those discoveries made by precedent scientists. Furthermore, you can learn to evaluate those motivations critically, and assess the significance of the relevant experiments as they analyze the current knowledge themselves. In addition, I will also encourage you to realize that our daily life indeed greatly benefits from those momentous findings.
After my tutoring, you should be able to eventually understand the core scientific concepts, and certainly you can be better prepared for your academic tests. My goal is to manifest that the study of science is rooted upon a creative process of which the analysis of experimental data that leads to a connection between nature and human being. According to my academic experience of delivering profound research results to the public, I believe that with my help, you will acquire the ability to develop your own understanding of scientific topics, and thus to create your process that can efficiently grasp new scientific subjects. As part of the process, I would rather take it as my own task to ensure that you will feel free to express diverse opinions, but meanwhile with respect to logic and evidence. Moreover, since scientific findings have historically been made by various individuals with various beliefs from various cultural backgrounds, it becomes crucial that the teaching must be presented within a multicultural framework, including great achievements made in all places in the world.
I am a proponent, as well as a beneficiary, of goal-oriented learning. I certainly believe that there are some basic principles of sciences that every educated citizen must well know so as to fulfill their duties in future society. In addition, as an active researcher, I value technology and critical thinking very much. Therefore, I will also try to expose you to the progress of technology, as well as the controversial issues in current scientific community. After the training, you should know that all the taught lessons may need to be critically examined in future. The learning based on intensive thinking has proven to be extremely effective. Also, you will be required to engage in extensive academic exercises (e.g. test, quiz, ...) so that you have the opportunity to review what you have learnt and exchange your thoughts via group study together with me. I may also want you to keep a weekly note of some selected scientific articles, recording your responses to the topics of interest, analyzing what you read, and criticizing the source report. This is useful because it provides a chance to you who may be a bit reluctant to ask questions in the class but may feel relaxed to do so when writing a research review. Moreover, by asking you to keep an eye on current scientific progress, it may afford me the opportunity to comprehensively assess your learning characteristics such as critical thinking and creativity instead of simply by relying on a combination of formal quiz and final examination.
In summary, I am very enthusiastic to provide you an interactive learning environment that adapts you to the rapid-paced modern science.
I've been an intensive Mac user since 2005, experiencing several OS X versions from Panther (10.3) all the way to Maverick (current version). Through all these years of practice, I'm now very skilled regarding basic as well as advanced operations on Mac. Also, I know well about the mac versions of common software, including MS Office, Adobe CS, iWork, iPhoto, etc.
Sun Yat-sen University (China) (Biochemistry)
Sun Yat-sen University (China) (Master's)
University of Hong Kong (PhD)
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Sean will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92126.
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