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I was born in Taiwan. Therefore, Mandarin is my mother language. I came to the states in 1985 to study Biology. I speak and write English fluently. I have a PhD degree in Biological Sciences and 15 years of post-doctoral research experience. As a result, I am familiar with most of the technical elements as well as the conceptual ideas described in the textbook. I am very patient, and am willing to help until the students "understand" an important concept and how to solve a question.
I love teaching, especially with students that are willing to learn. Members of my family were all teachers. To me, teaching is an extension of myself. I admit that there are obstacles during learing, but once the obstacles are overcome, the joy of accomplishment is really invaluable. I would like to share it with all my students.
Chinese is not a hard language in terms of speaking it. Unlike English, there is no difference between subjective and objective pronouns. It is very simple to use verbs as well. There's no present, past, future, past perfect tense for any verb. To use a specific tense, one only needs to decorate the verb with an adverb that is specific to the tense.
Written Chinese, however, is much more difficult. There's no alphabet to begin with in order to write a word or a character. Each character might be a combination of Chinese radicals, which in many cases, are independent characters themselves.
I was born in Taiwan. I speak, read, and write Mandarin. I've been in the US for twenty-seven years and speak and write English fluently.
Genetics is a course to study how traits are transmitted from generation to generation. Classical Genetics (Mendelian Genetics) focuses on the law of segregation and independent assortment that involves mainly probability. Problems with calculating the probability arises from the lack of understanding in the chromosomal basis of the the Mendelian laws. Interation of alleles may also affect phenotypic outcome, an phenomenon termed epistasis. Modern Genetics dipps into mechanisms such as transcription, translation, and gene regulation at the molecular level, other than the classical Mendelian laws. Mutations either at single base level or insertion or deletion affects phenotypic outcome. Mutations caused by transposable elements is one of the best examples. Population Genetics which Hardy and Weinberg law applies deals with frequency of particular alleles that may appear in a specified gene pool.
I have taken College level Genetics and Graduate level cytogenetics and microbial genetics as well as intensive molecular biology courses and training. I have taught college genetics in a laboratory setup. I understand common weakness students may have when dealt with probability and it is easy to fix. I am very familiar with the subject and qualified to teach and tutor.
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