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M. P.

Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology Expertise

Des Plaines, IL (60016)

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While the discipline of tutoring is anything but easy, my philosophy of tutoring is something rather simple: a good tutor is the one who stays organized and prepared and combines the knowledge of the subject with the passion for teaching it. My gift is that I can deliver the information and analysis to the student, where they can gain confidence and renewed interest in a subject that is hard to understand.

Currently, while I am mainly working for WyzAnt Tutoring, I am also a part time member of the Faculty in Biology at a local state university. Taught/ tutored subjects include general biology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, immunology, genetics as well as bio-medical sciences. My academic background includes a Master of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Rush University (RU), and two bachelors of science degrees, B.S. in Chemistry from DePaul University and a second B.S. in Biology from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). I have also fulfilled many of the requirements as well as research for my earned M.S. degree at the University of Chicago in Hyde Park (UC). In addition, I have proudly and humbly obtained a National Honor Award from the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as well as a current certification in medical laboratory sciences: MLS(ASCP)cm, current through Feb. 2017.

In regard to my work experience, it includes tutoring math and chemistry at DePaul University as well as AP biology at SABIS High School, anatomy and physiology at Oakton Community College (OCC). Further, I have worked for several years as a research assistant in biochemistry ans cell biology at the college of medicine at the University of Iowa. Furthermore, I worked in research and development in industrial labs in the Chicago area. Moreover, I have several years of relevant work experience in education as a member and Team Leader at Pearson's national institute, training college graduates and teachers in the education field including evaluation and grading national standardized tests in language, math and science.

Consequently, this unique background of scholastic achievements, rich work experience in teaching, educating and tutoring, and valuable work experience in research and applied science combine together, all in an orchestrated manner, to make me a rare and strongly fit species in the world of education.

In terms of my fee, it is a fair hourly rate for the abundant amount and high quality lesson you get in return. Given that I tutor many subjects, it is reasonable to occasionally expect some variability at mutually-agreed terms.

My tutoring services encompass four major study areas:

1. SCIENCE: physical science subjects including physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, as well as human anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, pharmacology, mammalian physiology, pathophysiology, physical pharmacy and other required courses for the medical and medically-related health professions including Physician Assistant studies, Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Prenursing, Medical Technician, Pharmacy Technician, as well as college of nursing, dentistry and Pharmacy.

2. LANGUAGES: Modern Greek and English speaking, listening, reading and writing

3. MATHEMATICS: prealgebra, algebra: algebra I and algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, stats and probability, and statistics.

4. Most test preparation/ College Entrance prep Exams: Student will learn both valuable principles and strategic techniques to prepare for the national standardized exams. Armed with powerful preparation method, you will be ready to win against your sneaky opponents, the National Admissions Tests' Makers. Tests include ACT: Math, ACT: Science, ACT: English, GMAT, GRE Math, GRE Verbal and GRE Writing, Prenursing Exams: The Health Education System Inc. (HESI), The National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN PAX), and Test of Essential Aptitude Skills (TEAS), Nursing Exam, Nursing License Exam: National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), Dentistry Admission Test (DAT), Dentistry National Board Examination (DNBE), and last but not least the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Most importantly, I work in earnest to make you enthusiastic to learn and naturally score high in your exams.

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M.’s subjects

Corporate Training:
College Counseling, Dentistry, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Greek, NCLEX, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, GED, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, NCLEX, PSAT, TEAS
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Writing
Special Needs:
Business:
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

ACT Math

I have a special talent for teaching standardized tests such as the ACT exam. My extensive ACT math tutoring experience as well as my work in evaluation and scoring of US national exams in math and science provide me with unmatched practical professional experience. Not only do I have the ability to successfully teach students the methods, techniques, principles, and concepts, but also my thorough and advanced math knowledge and skills make me the best candidate tutor available. I can teach you what you need to know to get a high and a personally rewarding score in the quantitative/math section of the ACT exam.

ACT Science

With the broad scientific academic background, work experience in science labs, and long and successful record of teaching and tutoring of sciences at many levels, make me a unique tutor who understands and applies the process of tutoring science the right way. All high school students seeking to obtain much higher score in their ACT science test are highly encouraged to apply.

ADD/ADHD

I have been successful in teaching students with special needs including ADD/ADDH through several opportunities. These include my assignment to teach small sized classes in middle schools.

Algebra 1

I have solved so many algebra problems through my tutoring high school and college students. These years of experience helped me be very efficient in making students understand and get very good grades, regardless of style of learning. I have helped everyone taking math and or Algebra reach their goals, in spite of their background levels. I am patient because my expertise lets me immediately see what is lacking or needed to remedy the problem at hand. I look forward to work with you and make your wish a reality.

Algebra 2

I have tutored algebra 2 to students who either are taking the class or other science subjects that rely heavily on Algebra 2. I have helped everyone taking math and specifically Algebra 2 reach their goals, regardless of their backgrounds or levels. My experience will serve you well to learn Algebra 2 the easy and the right way. I look forward for you to joining me, so you can solve problems and get high scores.

Anatomy

Hello future health care professionals. First, I distinctly completed anatomy courses with labs including human anatomy, comparative anatomy and physiology, Mammalian embryology, and neuoroscience. I also worked in an academic anatomy lab, performing surgery on animals. Additionally, I taught human biology (classes and labs)to high school students covering all cells, tissues, organs and systems of the human body. Further, I tutored anatomy at Oakton Community College (OCC) for a while, then I had many students from OCC, North Park University, and others who were not doing well in their courses. Yet, after I tutored them for the rest of the semester, they ended up with A's or B's. What are you waiting for?

Arabic

While I lived in the Mediterranean and worked in the Gulf Area, I studied the Arabic language with the natives. I have at least twelve years of Reading, Writing, Grammar, listening, and speaking the Arabic Language. Besides the formal language, I also excel in the Egyptian as well as the Gulf dialects. My talent for teaching Arabic comes from combined five years of tutoring, translations, and interpretations in the Midwest. I have a national certificate as Arabic/English Interpreter from the US and it is available upon request.

Biochemistry

I have two undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry (Bio-chemistry). In addition to completing graduate biochemistry classes and research for M.S. in medical sciences, I have been taking additional coursework toward another advanced degree in biological/biochemical sciences. Courses include metabolism, structure and function of bio-molecules, and advanced biochemistry laboratory. Besides the educational background, I have been tutoring the subject to many students who were very happy to work with me. Knowledge, experience, and flexible methods of delivering the subject will make the difference in your world.

Biology

I have a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. My G.P.A. for all biology classes is 3.8/4.0. I have tutored this subject for at least 10 years, including general biology, microbiology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, and cell and molecular biology. More importantly, almost all students have been completely impressed with my knowledge and method of explaining biological principles and concepts. Do not entrust your biology grade to inexperienced tutors when you have me, with a proven record of students aiming only to pass general biology but ending up with A's and B's. Be an A student.

Chemistry

Chemistry is an essential subject to so many other fields: medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and even geology and engineering. I have been helping students understand chemistry for many years using students' own unleashed talents. In addition to my B.S. degree in chemistry, my graduate work relied heavily on chemistry laws and principles. Do not delay your future plans by being stuck where you do not choose to be. Get the highest grade by comfortably learning the concepts of chemistry 1 and/or chemistry 2.

College Counseling

knowledge including science and technology reached the age of information overload, making a big impact on many other academic fields and professions. I personally kept up very well with all the numerous conventional professions with their new innovations, as well as brand new fields of study. This was accomplished over a long period of time by playing the role of teacher, mentor and counselor to high schools students outside school hours and on weekends. My counseling experience extends to the students I tutored, coming from all backgrounds. The most difficult yet, very important step is to find the student's passion, strength, and aspiration. Then, I use my expertise and knowledge to advise them on how and where to start, and help them map out the path leading straight to their destinations. In addition, I have helped students with the long tedious application process and how to reach their potentials once they are in college. Further, true success is not complete without adding the most important principles of education and life, which are prerequisites to accomplish all personal achievements.

Dentistry

I have a strong background in the basic sciences for those seeking to enter the dental profession. My specific experience includes preparing students for the dental admission test: DAT. This test requires detailed knowledge of biology and microbiology, chemistry, and physics. In addition, my specific expertise includes helping American students as well as foreign-trained dentists to prepare for the US license exam, required to practice dentistry in the United States. The test is composed of heavy knowledge of microbiology, gross and microscopic anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and more. My tutoring in this difficult field especially due to the vast amount of information, has been especially helpful for students with high ambition and determination. I can provide knowledge, explanation, answers to your most difficult questions in all the field-related basic and clinical sciences. Equally important is the fact that I can keep you motivated and guide you throughout this process, so you can keep making headways till you reach your commendable goal.

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching English as a second language (ESL) as far back as I remember. Recently, I have successfully taught ESL classes to immigrant individuals and families in the Skokie area. I possess excellent reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills. Moreover, I have energy, flexibility, patience, and melodic voice that helps ESL students improve their speaking and listening skills quickly.

GED

I have been teaching the GED for years for very happy students. I have excellent reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills. Moreover, I have a phenomenal background in sciences and mathematics. If you are serious about your future, then be one of these happy students that utilized my knowledge and skills to pass the GED. Your GED degree is the most important piece of paper your future employer is looking for. Be prepared by an experienced tutor.

Genetics

My specialty in genetics and genetic analysis includes both (Mendelian) classical genetics, and (modern) molecular genetics. Additionally, I specialize in microbial genetics which is essential to understand Molecular Biology. Do you have any difficulty understanding this subject? or you want to get the highest grade. Do not delay what you need to do next.

Geometry

Geometry is one of these subjects that keeps appearing in many tests throughout academic life. Examples are schools' admission tests such as ACT, GMAT, and GRE. This means that geometry is one of my most taught subjects. Instead of memorization, I teach students the basis for geometric rules and how to apply them. This makes it easier to learn, retain and do very well in your class and future tests that are coming sooner than later. Do not postpone learning this vital subject to your future.

GMAT

I have a special talent for teaching standardized graduate college entrance tests such as the GMAT exam. My extensive experience in teaching and tutoring arithmetic concepts, pre-algebra, algebraic equations, geometry, and other challenging math questions including word problems have built a unique background to tutor students all the principles in connection with the GMAT quantitative section. I can teach you what you need to know in an easy-to-understand way to get the best score that allow you attend the MBA Program of your choice.

GRE

The GRE is the one test that weighs heavily on the decision of the admission committee. I have helped many students with all or only part(s) of the test. First, my quantitative skills have boosted students' confidence to select the correct answer on math section. My extensive vocabulary, based on Greek and Latin as well as my copious readings, enables me to help students learn and retain the words. In addition, I have special techniques based on experience, so you can learn and utilize them on the verbal and written sections of the GRE exam.

Greek

I am fluent in oral and written Greek and have a long experience in teaching reading, writing, conversational as well as listening skills. Further, my students come from a variety of backgrounds and levels: basic, intermediate, and advanced. You can count on my knowledge, proven teaching methods, and above all my passion for one of the greatest and timeless languages of the world. Beside traditional methods, modern technology tools are integrated into the overall holistic teaching experience. I will attend to your special needs as a unique individual.

MCAT

It is simple to score high on your MCAT. Make an effort to schedule tutoring sessions and leave the rest for me to guide you. You will learn the best approach on how to spend your time and energy efficiently.Further, you will understand the concepts and answer the questions relatively effortlessly. Contact me and be happy that you made the decision to take the MCAT.

Microbiology

Microbiology is a very important subject in medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, etc. Microbial physiology, biochemistry and Genetics are what makes the subject challenging. In addition to my strong background in the above subjects, I have excelled in a large number of basic and clinical microbiology courses and labs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Further, I have completed an internship in a microbiology lab. Further, I have a long experience tutoring the subject successfully to many happy students.

NCLEX

Since I have a masters degree in clinical laboratory sciences, I had to complete more than a year of rotation in all the hospital labs. There we had contact with all health care provider including nurses. While nurses' work is very fulfilling, it is also very demanding. In addition to working side by side, I had to take conference classes very often. These included patient's health protection and promotion, psycho-social maturity, pharmacological & parenteral therapies, safety, infection control and risk reduction. Further, I have taken, practiced, and tutored the very classes needed for everyday nursing profession. Examples of these classes are anatomy and physiology, clinical microbiology, clinical chemistry, pharmacology. and patient care and management. My students have and will learn the basic concepts needed to pass this nationally required test.

Nursing

I have a Master's degree in medical and clinical sciences from Rush University, which has one of the top ten Nursing programs in the country. I have successfully tutored many nursing students with their Nursing classes, between Pre-nursing TEAS admission exam, and after graduation License exam (NCLEX) as follows. Clin Biochemistry, Nutrition, Pharmacology as follows. Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology and Patho-physiology, Medical Surgery, Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric Medicine. Even beyond that, I tutored very successfully (See my feedbacks please) nurses with ambition to become Nurse Practitioners, a highly respectable health providing profession. My passion to medical/nursing sciences and my patience for teaching/tutoring makes me the best candidate on your side to reach your lofty dreams and surpass them. Best of luck.

Organic Chemistry

Learn to love Organic Chem by learning it from a professional tutor. You will be soon asking yourself what took you so long! Overcome all barriers that stand in the way of your dream career as so many people did before you.

Pharmacology

If you are struggling with Pharmacology, do not feel bad because even the best students had admitted to me that it is a tough course. If you are currently in a Nursing, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, or any Allied Health program, then you may need my tutoring services to help you confidently pass your exam. My academic background and related work experience qualifies me very well to provide you quickly and easily with that confidence.

Physical Science

The first degree I earned was a bachelor of science in chemistry from DePaul University. Classes included one year of each of the following sciences: college physics, general chemistry, orgo-chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical and geochemistry. In addition, I taught physical sciences to middle and high school students, tutored many students around the Chicago area, and evaluated and professionally scored national physical sciences tests including physics, chemistry, environmental sciences, physical geography, and geology for several years.

Physics

Physics and chemistry have more similarities than differences. Hence, they are both physical, quantitative, and experimental sciences. They both rely on measurements and have the motto "if you can measure it, you can conquer it". To become a Chemist, I had to take one year of Physics courses and labs. I also had to take on year of physical chemistry with labs. In addition, I have successfully taught physics to high school students, and tutored introductory physics to college students. Above all, I am patient enough to explain physical laws with visible examples, comparisons, and simple equations.

Physiology

It has been said "Physiology is the mother of medicine". Since I am trained and certified as a medical laboratory scientist, I am an expert in physiology. I have also completed physiology college courses with labs including human physiology, comparative anatomy and physiology, neuorophysiolgy, endocrinology, biochemistry, clinical chemistry, immunology, hematology, and body fluids. Additionally, I taught human biology (classes and labs)to high school students covering all cells, tissues, organs and systems of the human body. Further, I tutored many happy college students from local colleges and universities.

Prealgebra

The name prealgebra can be misleading. First students think it should be easier than the other math subjects such as trigonometry. This is not the case for many reasons. It is the foundation for any higher math, and it requires precision and pure thinking. Once students complete this subject, they find out that they need it in other math and science classes. Further, it appears in a challenging way in ACT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE tests.Needless to say, I had to teach and tutor this subject for many different tests to high school, college, and graduate college applicants. I invite you to join me and my long time expertise to learn this essential subject.

TEAS

TEAS refers to test of essential academic skills. I have tutored students some or all of the subjects sections: math, science, reading comprehension, English and language structure. Many of my students' goals were to prepare to enter competitive post-high school programs primarily nursing. My students were and are literally amazed and expressively grateful to have them get ready for the test in the shortest time.

Zoology

Zoology is a broad discipline of biology that deals with classification of animals as well as many fields of investigation about animal life. My experience includes classes, and copious reading in zoology and sub- disciplines of biology related to animals. These include functional anatomy, systematic, paleontology, natural history, and bio- geography as well as teaching and tutoring these subjects for many years. If you need help with this vast and very interesting field, I can help you in clarifying the concepts and teach you what is important to know for your exams and future classes.

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Education

DePaul University, Chicago, IL / University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), IL (B.S in Chemistry and B.S. in Biology)

Rush University - Chicago, IL. / University of Chicago (Master's)

Local state university in Illinois (Graduate Coursework)

M.P. is an Outstanding Tutor M.P. has been a tremendous help to me. I had taken Anatomy and Physiology before and had not done well. With M.P.'s thorough understanding of the subject and his ability to explain the details of the material, I am now getting A's and B's. Additionally, his knowledge of Greek roots is very helpful in my understanding and retaining medical terminology used widely in the courses. M. P. is easy to wo ...

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