I have a PhD in chemistry/biochemistry from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, and I know my subjects in great detail. I am confident of my teaching skills and I am passionate about science. I gained good teaching skills by working with a variety of lecturers and honed my communication skills by interacting with a gamut of students from different backgrounds. Over time I have realized that compassion and trust were just as important as setting high standards for students to excel as human beings.
During the course of my doctoral research I was a graduate teaching assistant for six years. I taught general chemistry classes in the Spring and senior undergraduate and graduate level classes in the Fall and Winter. For the General chemistry classes I was responsible for grading weekly lab reports and quizzes in addition to meeting with the students twice a week to help them with the understanding of the material, concepts and the skill required to tackle exam questions. I also taught two, three hour lab sessions a week where students were asked to utilize their classroom knowledge to carryout experiments. In the senior undergraduate and graduate level classes I was responsible for preparing homework assignments and grading them on a weekly basis. Midterms, papers written by students and finals were also graded by me. At the time this was in addition to my thesis research and required extensive time management.
I have taken time off to raise my kids, but have been actively tutoring friends/family members for competitive Advanced placement tests in Chemistry and Biochemistry. I find it very rewarding and would like to continue tutoring for advanced levels at college and high school.
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