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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