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I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Binghamton University (SUNY) in 2008 with a double degree in Linguistics (B.A.) and Neuroscience (B.S.).
After working as a behavioral neuroscience research technician for about two years, I pursued a position in 2010 at Cornell University within their Behavioral and Evolutionary Neuroscience program. Having completed a year of coursework there, I moved to my current position as a doctoral student in Neuroscience at Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.
I have been tutoring within the sciences since my undergraduate years at Binghamton. I have worked with students in a wide variety of classes, ranging from linguistics (anthropological and psycholinguistic) to the more complez sciences (including biology, general and organic chemistry, basic neuroscience and experimental psychology).
However, my vast tutoring and teaching experience has focused predominantly on organic chemistry, where I have helped upwards of 300 students. I have worked within a wide expanse of teaching environments, from small group settings and classroom teaching (including lecture-based learning) to individualized, one-on-one sessions.
With an arsenal of old exams, pre-made practice exams, and enough sample problems to keep you occupied until retirement, I am determined to help each student achieve the best possible suite of study skills, conceptual mastery and critical thinking that will allow him/her to succeed.
I've taken several courses in genetics, both as an undergraduate and graduate student. In addition, I have a variety of lab experience in the field. As an undergraduate, I worked with a microbiologist studying the effects of gene deletion on biofilm formation (my duties included restriction digests, ligations, PCR, etc.). My current work has me reading primary source data on gene knockout/down/in projects, working with said knockout/down/in mice, as well as performing various molecular biological and genetic techniques (e.g. qPCR).
I've been tutoring Organic Chemistry I and II since I was an undergraduate (beginning in the fall of 2007) until the present time. In that period, I developed my own curriculum, began my own review classes, and created my own materials (e.g. problem sets, practice exams, and so on). All in all, I've worked with hundreds of students at Binghamton University (SUNY), Cornell University, and most recently at UMass Boston. If requested, I'd be happy to submit examples of the materials I've developed and/or contact information of prior students.
I have a wide variety of experience in multiple areas of pharmacology. Post-undergraduate, I worked for almost two years as a behavioral neuroscience lab technician in a lab studying the ontogenetic effects of ethanol. Through that work, I became adept at behavioral pharmacology and the various lab practices surrounding its application (e.g. dose/response curves, drug effects, interactions, opioid receptor functioning). I am currently in a Neuroscience doctoral program at Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and am focusing on work regarding GABA receptors, drug targets on said receptors, etc.
Binghamton University (SUNY) (Neuroscience )
Cornell University (Graduate Coursework)
Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences (PhD)
Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00
Cancellation: 4 hours notice required
Reduced rates available for consistent (e.g. weekly) sessions for a duration of three continuous months or more. Please ask if you are interested.
Laura will travel within 7 miles of Boston, MA 02111.
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