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I'm a professional Biologist of 5 years now at the Philadelphia Water Department. I love the subjects of Biology, Ecology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry and other related science courses. These are the courses whose knowledge I utilize everyday as part of my job. I currently have by BS in Biology and am continuing my education seeking a master's in Environmental Engineering. As part of my going back to school for my master's I have had to pick up several more calculus classes and many more engineering classes, so I have a strong knowledge of science and math.
I would be happy to teach any biology course or a variety of math subjects (Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus). I know from experience that patience and perseverance are key, and I am willing to help students push passed the road blocks to succeed. A little work at a time and soon you will be where you want to be.
In my professional life I have had to learn how to work together with a team of people from many backgrounds and learn how to design plans of actions and standards of operations to get the facility I work at running smoothly and in pursuit of excellence. It takes more than just head knowledge, but takes the interpersonal know-how and ingenuity to get people working collectively in a single direction with a single purpose. Each day is usually filled with more troubleshooting than just routine tasks. You have to learn flexibility in thinking to constantly create new solutions. These are skills that I bring to the table with working with students, a flexibility in thought and understanding of the goal and how to bring the student there.
I also have had to work professionally with Microsoft Excel and can efficiently teach skills using this software. Once mastered, it is a very effective tool in analyzing and storing a wide range of data.
As a professional biologist, I do a lot of microbiology work as part of my career. I typically look under the microscope 2-3 times a week to evaluate the micro-ecology of our plants activated sludge system. I have to extensively study this subject in order to help us troubleshoot the operating environment to keep these "bugs" happy and producing healthy effluent going to our rivers. This was one of my favorite classes as an Undergraduate an I received an A in this course.
Working as a biologist for the City of Philadelphia I use Microsoft Excel almost everyday for data analysis. The City has put me through advanced Excel classes and I have continued to learn since. In order to scientifically look through data I have to refine ways to improve my skills and get things done more efficiently. I am always trying to improve. I also use it for my own finances at home and have used a lot of functions for finances as well as scientific data analysis. I have and use the manuals frequently to learn to ways to use the software.
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