Hello, My name is Margaret and I'd like to tell you a few things about me to help you decide if I am the right tutor for you.
I hold a Ph.D.from Cornell University with a major in neurobiology, and minors in physiology and psychology. Postdoctoral studies included epidemiology and public health at several prominent Schools of Public Health. I graduated first in my undergraduate university class and received a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, and was recognized for achieving the highest average in Biology. I was elected to Beta Beta Beta, the National Honor Society for Biology, and Alpha Mu Gamma, National Honor Society for Foreign Languages. I was recognized for my teaching ability by the Cornell University Center for the improvement of undergraduate education.
Ever since college, I've been called upon by classmates and colleagues for instructional assistance and now have an active tutoring practice for students from high school age and above, with an emphasis on adult learners in college, graduate school and working professionals.
My career has been in clinical and public health research, and I have taken numerous postdoctoral courses in epidemiology and clinical trials, public health, and methodology. I have always loved writing. So far I have authored over 100 published articles and book chapters, given many lectures and presentations, and have edited 12 books. I have won numerous awards for my accomplishments in research, administration, and for mentoring and teaching college students in the health and behavioral sciences.
I tutor because it gives me great satisfaction to assist learners to reach their goals by working through a program that I design for each individual, tailored to meet their particular needs and learning style.
I am especially interested in working with college students, graduate students and adults.
My personal goal is to teach others about the subjects I love, and to share the successful study skills I have developed over the years. I especially emphasize writing, a critical skill for success in any field. One of my strengths is to help students develop efficient methods of study, including ways to break large, confusing assignments into manageable chunks, to master reading with high comprehension and retention, to become highly organized, and to write effectively.
If your tutoring needs involve writing, composition, grammar, vocabulary improvement, ESOL, biology, chemistry, psychology, epidemiology, clinical trials, study skills,or career development I will be happy to discuss your needs and describe what I feel is the optimal approach to achieve your goals. I design specialized study materials and exercises for each student as needed and can provide on-line learning for those who wish.
It is my responsibility to be creative so that your lessons are interesting, relevant and tailored to your needs. I encourage questions and feedback and am a positive and patient person. I believe in going the extra mile to help each of my students succeed.
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