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Gus W.

Tutoring right for you in the Biological and Chemical Sciences

Bryan, TX (77803)

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I have a Doctorate in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. I specialize in the subjects of Biochemistry, General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular biology and genetics, and General chemistry.

I am currently a full faculty Laboratory Instructor for Human Anatomy and Physiology labs at Texas A&M University. I also have 7 years of teaching experience as a laboratory and lecture Teaching Assistant in the departments of Biochemistry and Biological Sciences at Texas A&M University. The subjects I have taught include, Microbiology, General Biology I and II, Biochemistry I and II, Immunology, and Diagnostic Bacteriology. I have also voluntarily tutored undergraduate students in General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, and General Biology.

My teaching/tutoring philosophy is better explained as a learning philosophy. The learning philosophy that I implement in a classroom and a tutoring session is comprised of three learning categories: 1) conceptual learning, 2) critical thinking and problem solving, 3) creating a positive environment conducive for learning.

First, I believe that students should build a solid intellectual foundation by first learning the concepts of the subject matter. Once the student has learned the basic concepts of subject matter then the student is equipped to understand the material covered and will be more likely to retain the information learned. Secondly, I believe that students should learn how to think critically about the scientific data and subject matter being taught. This allows the student to become engaged in the learning process and to develop independent thinking skills. Finally, I believe in creating a positive learning environment in the classroom and during a tutoring session by encouraging independent thinking while working in collaboration with other classmates to enhance the students learning potential.

My job as an educator/tutor is to provide and instill in my students these three categories of learning to succeed in any career that they choose to pursue.

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Gus’s subjects

Anatomy

I am currently a Lab Instructor teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology labs at Texas A&M University. I also excelled in my undergraduate Human Anatomy and Physiology classes at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I use virtual anatomy lab programs to help students learn the anatomical features.

Biochemistry

I have a Ph.D. in the discipline of Biochemistry. I excelled in Biochemistry in undergraduate school and in the graduate level courses. I have several years of teaching Biochemistry labs and lecture recitation at Texas A&M University. I use problem sets to help students understand the concepts of thermodynamics and kinetics and I use virtual tools to help with reaction mechanisms and metabolic pathways.

Biology

My undergraduate major was in Biology with an emphasis at the cellular and molecular level. I have instructed Introductory Biology labs and recitation for several years as a graduate student at Texas A&M University. To help guide and teach students biology, I use visual aids such as the virtual cell for the molecular aspect of biology and phylogenic and cladistics programs for the more organismal and evolutionary aspect of biology. I focus on helping the student learn the concepts of biology to build a solid foundation for more advanced biological courses.

Microbiology

My PhD dissertation focuses on Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry. As an undergraduate I excelled at courses in General Microbiology, Bacterial pathogenesis, and immunology. As a graduate student I excelled at courses in Microbial Physiology and genetics and I instructed Microbiology, diagnostic bacteriology, and Immunology labs and recitation as a teaching assistant at Texas A&M University. I teach the students the concepts of Microbiology and help them apply the concepts in understanding and addressing problems in Microbiology.

Physiology

I am currently a Lab Instructor teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology labs at Texas A&M University. I also excelled in my undergraduate Human Anatomy and Physiology and Comparative physiology classes at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I also have extensive graduate level experience in Microbial physiology. I use visual and virtual aids to help the students associate the physiological concepts with the anatomical concepts.

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Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham (Molecular Biology)

Texas A&M University (PhD)

Excellent tutor! Very knowledgeable and has excellent tutoring skills! This guy knows his stuff. He is also very patient and able to explain the most difficult concepts in a way that is easily understood. I definitely would recommend this tutor if you want to master your subject. ...

— Christina from College Station, TX on 10/10/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

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Gus will travel within 10 miles of Bryan, TX 77803.

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