Hello! I am excited for the opportunity to tutor inquisitive minds in the subject of biology
! I am 36 years old, with a doctorate in molecular, cell, developmental and biochemical biology. I did bio-medical research for almost 13 years, but in the past year I have changed my focus on editing
manuscripts and teaching. I love to teach!
My approach to teaching is truly specialized for each individual. My background is such that, although I grew up with two scientists as parents (physicist and psychologist), I was primarily interested in the arts and music
as a child. In fact, I am still very interested in these activities - another reason why I left bench research. I believe that these diverse interests actually give me an advantage as a tutor, in that I look at science
from different perspectives, often from the perspective of someone who sees it from the outside-looking-in. This is not to be mistaken as not having a full grasp or understanding of the subject - as I certainly do! It is merely that I can understand what about the subject needs to be highlighted to be welcoming to the outsider.
As a woman, I feel it is especially important to help other women view science as a welcoming subject. Although women are gaining more equal ground in the field of biology, it still seems that women do not always have the same level of self-confidence as men, and will sometimes concede to men when, in reality, they know just as much, and sometimes more, as their male counterparts. One goal of mine is to help young girls and women to feel this security in themselves, and not to live their lives apologetically or subordinately. I find that even with boys, I can convey these values such that young boys and men see women as their equals in any subjects. In this light, everyone can feel empowered to be themselves.
I hope you like what you read here and are excited to work with me, as well! My aim is to make learning fun, since why should it not be fun?! The more fun it is, the more you'll want to do it, and then learning becomes second-nature!
24 hours notice required
I have experience tutoring and I have a doctorate. My rate reflects both the time I put into tutoring (more than just the time with the student) and my expertise.
Travels within 10 miles of West Linn, OR 97068