For as long as I can remember, I've been in a state of constant wonder and fascination with science. The human species owes much of its success to scientists. Scientists, past and present, have drastically improved our quality of life and raised the global consciousness. I consider myself lucky to be a part of such a rich heritage. My Students will sense my genuine passion for teaching and science. Consequently, I expect the best from my students and require their sincere efforts in return. My goal is to provide a rigorous education, and in doing so, enable my students to pursue the opportunities it unlocks that I've been fortunate enough to experience.
I have tutored many students from a broad range of cultural and academic backgrounds. During my undergraduate studies, in New York City at Queens College, I was advised to take higher (graduate) level biology and chemistry courses and found that I was able to effectively and concisely communicate difficult topics with my peers -in effect becoming their tutor. At that time I also worked at the New York Hall of Science -lasting about 5 years- explaining and creating exhibits that consisted mainly of public demonstrations of science concepts. In addition, I served as a biology laboratory instructor during my last year of undergraduate studies. All these experiences were quite fulfilling and I found that I truly enjoy teaching science.
Academically, my interest is in the biology of human blood cells and how they communicate with each other via protein interactions. Currently, I am a 4th year PhD student in the Dept. of Pharmacology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During my studies, I've been a teaching assistant in receptor pharmacology and also traveled around the U.S giving talks on my research. I am always interested in acquiring new students as long as they are respectful and eager to learn. I prefer one-to-one sessions usually consisting of a minimum of 2 hours/session.
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