Not only have I taken a number of courses in algebra at the college level, but in my employment, I have had numerous opportunities to keep my knowledge and proficiency in algebra alive. I am proficient and experienced in solving for variables in linear and quadratic equations, problem-solving techniques (including setting up equations when searching for unknowns), order of operations, elementary operations properties (e.g., associative and distributive properties), and much more.
My expertise in Algebra II is not due merely to college credits earned, but is also a consequence of my being a physicist (MS), and my regular hands-on application of algebraic principles in connection with my employment.
I taught biomolecules in summer sessions at Johns Hopkins University and my interests in biochemistry extend to molecular biology and physiology, as I have published in these areas. I consider my understanding and knowledge of biochemistry quite extensive. I am particularly good at analyzing biochemical structures and in the areas of biochemical pathways and enzyme kinetics.
I have had many years of experience both in the lab and academically in botany. In addition, botany was a hobby of mine, and I specialized in algae and plant physiology. I have done credited course work in botany.
I cover the range of basic chemistry from elementary to college-level physical chemistry and organic chemistry. My areas of special training include chemical kinetics and chemical thermodynamics (based on my graduate-level training). As a corporate scientist, I worked on numerous inventions requiring a knowledge of chemistry, and hold patents for some of my inventions.
In addition to being a physicist and a biomedical researcher, I provided various editing functions to individuals and companies in improving manuscripts that included research papers, grant proposals, and other types of works. I can add that I taught expository writing for several semesters at Towson University in Baltimore, MD. I received a score of 780 (better than 99 percentile) in the Verbal section of the GRE (Graduate Record Exam).
As a biophysicist and molecular biologist, I am well versed in organic chemistry. I have university credit for organic chemistry and biochemistry. In addition, I did two post-docs in pharmacology, again a related subject. Chemistry as a whole is one of my strong areas.
I have my Master of Science in Applied Physics. I have specialized in thermodyamics and mechanics and have years of teaching physics at the college level under my belt. My emphasis in physics is on problem solving. I have taught elementary physics labs along with the corresponding physics courses. Among the basic physics courses I have taught are those requiring calculus, i.e., those for science and physics majors.
I have used precalculus extensively in my work. I appreciate the importance of being careful in calculating things, as I have learned this through experience, even recently. As a biophysicist, I had many opportunities to gain experience in this and other mathematical subjects.
My interest in writing goes back to a very early age. I have written fiction stories, scientific papers, and have been employed as both a writer and a proof-reader for years. In addition, I have taught expository writing at Towson University (Maryland) a number of times. I am very exacting in my use of words and in grammar, and I believe this benefits my pupils to an unusual extent.