I have younger siblings so I've seen how difficult and stressful it can be when you don't get something right away. I used to spend days and weeks helping my sister learn to read. I found that part of the problem was the material didn't interest her. She's the reason I advocate literature that is age appropriate and engages a student. It helps them explore literature on their own and build their vocabulary. I can't count the times my brother decided to a science project the night before it was due. His belief that the internet and having the world at your fingertips can make up for insufficient time, energy, and effort poured into a science project. I remember the time I stayed awake until 5 a.m. explaining to him how a human cell works, the different kinds of cells, and how a human being - something so large - can be made of tiny microscopic cells. Teaching others is something that became innate for me, especially since I've accumulated so much knowledge throughout the course of my education.
I have a degree in Biological Sciences (with emphasis on Cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, and genetics) from Drexel University. I also hold Writing & Publishing Certification from the same institution. My background and skills are in large part biology, but also psychology, marine biology, rudimentary psychology, English, creative writing, and various forms of written communication. Post graduate, I took a course at Community college of Philadelphia to educate myself about the visual and creative arts, as well as furthering my knowledge of English and creative writing.
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