I believe there is a scientist in everyone. Sometimes, it just takes a little bit of understanding in a topic to eventually develop a passion for it. Tutoring helped me develop an interest in biology
even though science
can be one of the most difficult topics to understand - there is a way!
I'm a visual learner so I needed demonstrations and analogies to understand complex subjects in biology. This is why I would make a great tutor - I guide students through visuals to help them grasp the material and remember it forever.
My major is Molecular Biology but I am comfortable tutoring in all biology concepts. I have done exceptionally well in my lower division biology courses, including the upper division biology courses I have recently taken. Last year, I completed an internship at the Department of Biology at Stanford University, mostly focusing on ecological experimentation. This has broadened my understanding of biology, especially working with world-renowned researchers in the lab.
I feel confident tutoring in topics such as: The structure and function of macromolecules, cell structure and organelle functions
, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cell communication, the cell cycle, meiosis, Mendelian genetics
, the chromosomal and molecular basis of inheritance, gene to protein processes, viruses and bacteria, DNA technology, mechanisms of evolution, classification of organisms (including prokaryotes, protists, seed plants, fungi, animals, invertebrates, vertebrates), plant form and functions, animal nutrition
, circulation and gas exchange, immune system, osmoregulation and excretion, endocrine systems, reproduction and development, nervous systems, sensory and motor mechanisms, concepts of ecology
(including behavioral, population, and community ecology, ecosystems, conservation and restoration ecology).