My name is Norman and my greatest gift is the ability to unlock your understanding of just about anything. If its something I can do, then you can do it, too!
In 2009, I received my PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University and worked for several years in the biotech industry. Presently, I am teaching Biology as an instructor at a local college. In my college years, I minored in Mathematics and recently received certification to teach high school Math.
I have a passion for science and logical thinking. Subjects I tutor include: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Math, Symbolic Logic and other related topics.
During my PhD study, my research advisor most often turned to me to mentor the students who entered our laboratory to guide their summer and senior year research projects. As a teaching assistant in Biomedical Transport Phenomena and Biomechanics, I graded numerous homework assignments, tutored students on an individual basis during my office hours and held in-class review sessions before exams. I have also conducted Biomedical Engineering laboratories, guiding students through experiments. On several occasions I was invited to lecture at colleges and universities to undergraduate students in science. I can often connect to my audience through analogy to commonly understood concepts and by demonstrating relevance of the lecture material to practical application in industry and technology.
On the other side of education, I have strong language and linguistic ability. I speak proficient Chinese and have knowledge of Spanish and American Sign Language. In English, I enjoy discussing roots of words, discovering nmeumonics to memorize vocabulary and can give advice on tongue position and cadence for foreigners who want to improve their accent.
My methods are wide-ranging including visual (images) and sound, analogies between complex and simple things and breaking any task down into simple steps. Often, we can find a clear and logical reason for each step in a process or at least find an interesting way to remember that step.
I am passionate about helping students succeed and about the subjects I tutor. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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