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Louis M.

Freelance Professor of Biology and Science

College Station, TX (77840)

Travel radius
3 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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I've been teaching and doing research at Texas A&M University for over a decade. Since earning a Ph.D. in 1999, I've taught several Biology courses including Microbiology, Molecular Cell Biology, and Introductory Biology at Texas A&M and Blinn College.

The classes I've taught have ranged from small groups of twenty students to lectures of more than 300 students. I've also mentored over a dozen students at a one-to-one level in independent research laboratory work.

From the wide diversity of these students, I've learned that each student comes from a different background and level of understanding. Through years of experience I've learned to try different approaches towards communicating the class material and concepts. Some general learning techniques are effective for everyone, and personalized methods can be even more effective and motivating.

I have a Ph.D. in Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology and an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. The diverse research I've been involved with at TAMU includes microbial genetics, avian immunology and circadian rhythms in the Departments of Biology, Poultry Science, and Nutrition and Food Sciences. I specialize in microbiology, genetics, biochemistry and molecular cell biology. My other interests include history, physics and music. I enjoy teaching people the interesting things I've learned.

My schedule is fairly flexible, and I am often available to tutor in the evenings and on weekends. I prefer meeting in a comfortable environment, such as the Library at Texas A&M if you're a student there. I do have a one hour cancellation policy and I'll work with you on scheduling a good time and place. Online tutoring may also be an option.

I look forward to hearing from you, and helping you improve your learning skills and comprehension.

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Louis’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Music History, World History
Music:
General Music, Music History, Music Theory
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GMAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Corporate Training:
Economics, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Statistics

Chess

Although I am not by any means a grandmaster, I have been playing chess for over forty years. I have beaten several players who rank in the 1800-1999 range, which would place me as below an expert in the "Class A" range. I am familiar with many of the chess opening styles and the strategic theories for game development. I've learned that developing a personal chess style involves learning both the mechanics of the game as well as the psychological factors that influence play.

Genetics

My PhD dissertation was on the genetics of the Neurospora circadian clock. This led to the publication of two papers in the journal Genetics and a follow-up review of clock genetics in the Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society of London. I have subsequently published two more papers in genetics journals.

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Education

University of California, Santa Cruz (Biochemistry)

University of California, Santa Cruz (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Louis will travel within 3 miles of College Station, TX 77840.

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