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Vincent L.

Utica, MI

$50/hr

Outstanding teacher in the biological sciences

Background check passed as of 1/16/14
Usually responds in about 18 hours

Outstanding teacher in the biological sciences

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Vincent L. holds a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and Wayne State University, a Master of Arts in Education from Wayne State University and a Science Specialist Certificate from University of Michigan and Wayne State University. He has taken advanced courses in biology and chemistry at Oakland University, University of Detroit, University of Tennessee, Eastern Michigan University and Cornell University. Vincent began teaching at Catholic Central high school and transferred to DeLaSalle Collegiate high school where he was chairman of the biology department for thirty-years. He was an adjunct professor of biology at Oakland Community College for seven years and he has been an adjunct professor of biology at Macomb Community College for the past twenty five years.
Vincent worked in the emergency department at Detroit General Hospital as a medical assistant for three years and completed the basic emergency medical technician course sponsored by the Department of Surgery at Wayne State University and the Committee on Trauma in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Health. He also worked as a physician assistant at a private clinic for two years doing physical exams, triage, x-rays, suturing, immobilizing of injuries and physical therapy.

He holds a certificate in education through the Michigan Department of Education. He was awarded the Outstanding Biology Teacher of the year award, 2002 by the National Association of Biology Teachers and was the Michigan Science Teacher of the year finalist in 2000 by the Michigan Science Teachers Association. He was selected to attend the Nanobiotechnology Institute Training by Cornell University and Microbiological Concepts Training by the National Science Foundation and the American Type Culture Collection, Washington D.C.. He has Radiological Health/Radiation Safety Training by Wayne State University Health Physics and took part in the Biotechnology Teacher Internship by Environmental Health Science Center, Wayne State University.

Vincent has published seven articles in research and educational journals. He has given thirteen conference presentations at state and national conferences and has twelve years of biological research experience. He worked on the Human Genome Project at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories through the United States Department of Energy. He has done parasistological research at University of Michigan Biological Station, Steroid research at Oakland University, Calcium Metabolism research at Alma College, Hypertension research at Wayne State University and Veterans Hospital, and Cancer research for three years at the Institute of Environmental Health, Wayne State University.

Testimonials

"Brilliant "

- Heidi, Huntington Woods, MI on 10/14/14

"Wonderful!"

- Erika, Sterling Heights, MI on 5/31/14

"Highly recommend!"

- Natalie, Utica, MI on 11/2/12
Vincent replied on 11/3/2012

Thank you Natalie for the kind comments. I have always committed myself to my students, so once you are my student, you will always be my student in the future, so don't hesitate, if you need my help in the future. I have tutored my high school students once they got into dental or medical school so my commitment is real.

Homeschool:
Biology
Test Preparation:
MCAT,
NCLEX
Corporate Training:
NCLEX

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anatomy

I have taken several anatomy and physiology classes at the graduate school level. More important is that I have taught A&P at the high school level for thirty years and at the college level for five years.

Biochemistry

I have taken biochemistry and advance biochemistry at the undergraduate and graduate level. I have taught biochemistry at the high school level for twenty-five years and at the college level for ten years. I have completed several research projects in biochemistry.

Biology

I am a professor of biology at Macomb Community College and I taught high school biology for 30 years. I think I can help you in biology. E-mail me and let me know if you are interested.

Ecology

I have taken five colleges courses in ecology. I taught ecology at the high level for ten years and at the college level for seven years. I have done water testing in private lakes for ten years and I have completed three workshops in ecology at Michigan and Eastern Michigan Universities.

Genetics

I have taken courses in genetics at the gradulate level: Bio 507 Genetics and I have taught genetics at the high school level for the past twenty-five years and the college level: Bio 1000 at Macomb Community College for the past eight years.

MCAT

I have completed the pre-med curriculum at Wayne State University. I have taught inorganic, organic and biochemistry at both the high school and college level. I am now a professor of biological sciences at Macomb Community College and teach pre-nursing and pre-med students.

Microbiology

I have taken several courses in microbiology at Wayne State University: Bio 635 Microbial Ecology, Bio 500 Pathogenic Microbiology, Bio. 531 Immunology, Bio.523 Environmental Microbiology, and at University of Michigan: Bio 489 Parasitology. I have also taught a course in Microbiology at the high school level.

NCLEX

I have two master's degrees, one in biology and one in education. I worked three years in a major metropolitan hospital on a nursing floor and two years in the emergency department as a physician assistant. I worked in a private clinic as a physician assistant for two years. I have taught anatomy and physiology classes and medical biological courses for several years.

Nutrition

I have taught Bio 1400 which is a course in nutrition at Macomb Community College for the past eight years. I have also taught units on nutrition in both my AP biology course and in my honors biology course for the last twenty years at the high school level.

Physiology

My undergraduate degree at Michigan State University was in pre-Med. with a major in physiology. I have over thirty college credit hours in physiology and I have taught physiology at the high school level for five years. I have completed research projects in physiology at Wayne State University while I was a graduate student.

Psychology

One of my majors in my undergrad degree was in psychology with over 30 hours in psychology classes. I took general psychology, child psychology, adolescent psychology, abnormal psychology, social psychology, and physiological psychology. I also taught psychology in high school.

Zoology

I have taken courses in zoology at University of Michigan: Zoology 489 and 709, at the graduate level and at Wayne State University Bio. 271 Comparative Vert Zoology at the undergraduate level. I have taught zoology at the high school level in my AP bio course for the past twenty-five years and college level in my Bio. 1000 course at Macomb Community College for the past eight years.

Michigan State U. Wayne State Unversity
Pre Med. Psy Biology
Wayne State Unversity
Master's
Wayne State Unversity / University of Michigan
Graduate Coursework

Education

Michigan State U. Wayne State Unversity (Pre Med. Psy Biology)

Wayne State Unversity (Master's)

Wayne State Unversity / University of Michigan (Graduate Coursework)

Brilliant — I met with Vince to review a genetics exam I took at WSU a week ago. He is amazing: very approachable, warm, and really wants you to know the material well. He brought his textbooks along to the meeting from when he was a student working on his master's, which shows how he goes the extra mile. He gave me valuable advice, too. I left our meeting, one in which he stayed extra time for me, feeling ve ...

— Heidi, Huntington Woods, MI on 10/14/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Vincent will travel within 15 miles of Utica, MI 48316.


About Vincent

Vincent L. holds a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and Wayne State University, a Master of Arts in Education from Wayne State University and a Science Specialist Certificate from University of Michigan and Wayne State University. He has taken advanced courses in biology and chemistry at Oakland University, University of Detroit, University of Tennessee, Eastern Michigan University and Cornell University. Vincent began teaching at Catholic Central high school and transferred to DeLaSalle Collegiate high school where he was chairman of the biology department for thirty-years. He was an adjunct professor of biology at Oakland Community College for seven years and he has been an adjunct professor of biology at Macomb Community College for the past twenty five years.
Vincent worked in the emergency department at Detroit General Hospital as a medical assistant for three years and completed the basic emergency medical technician course sponsored by the Department of Surgery at Wayne State University and the Committee on Trauma in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Health. He also worked as a physician assistant at a private clinic for two years doing physical exams, triage, x-rays, suturing, immobilizing of injuries and physical therapy.

He holds a certificate in education through the Michigan Department of Education. He was awarded the Outstanding Biology Teacher of the year award, 2002 by the National Association of Biology Teachers and was the Michigan Science Teacher of the year finalist in 2000 by the Michigan Science Teachers Association. He was selected to attend the Nanobiotechnology Institute Training by Cornell University and Microbiological Concepts Training by the National Science Foundation and the American Type Culture Collection, Washington D.C.. He has Radiological Health/Radiation Safety Training by Wayne State University Health Physics and took part in the Biotechnology Teacher Internship by Environmental Health Science Center, Wayne State University.

Vincent has published seven articles in research and educational journals. He has given thirteen conference presentations at state and national conferences and has twelve years of biological research experience. He worked on the Human Genome Project at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories through the United States Department of Energy. He has done parasistological research at University of Michigan Biological Station, Steroid research at Oakland University, Calcium Metabolism research at Alma College, Hypertension research at Wayne State University and Veterans Hospital, and Cancer research for three years at the Institute of Environmental Health, Wayne State University.

Testimonials

"Brilliant "

- Heidi, Huntington Woods, MI on 10/14/14

"Wonderful!"

- Erika, Sterling Heights, MI on 5/31/14

"Highly recommend!"

- Natalie, Utica, MI on 11/2/12
Vincent replied on 11/3/2012

Thank you Natalie for the kind comments. I have always committed myself to my students, so once you are my student, you will always be my student in the future, so don't hesitate, if you need my help in the future. I have tutored my high school students once they got into dental or medical school so my commitment is real.

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Education

Michigan State U. Wayne State Unversity
Pre Med. Psy Biology
Wayne State Unversity
Master's
Wayne State Unversity / University of Michigan
Graduate Coursework

Education

Michigan State U. Wayne State Unversity (Pre Med. Psy Biology)

Wayne State Unversity (Master's)

Wayne State Unversity / University of Michigan (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Utica, MI 48316

Vincent’s Subjects

Homeschool:
Biology
Test Preparation:
MCAT,
NCLEX
Corporate Training:
NCLEX

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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