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Anna G.

PhD Tutor, Math/Science for 5-12, College and/or Graduate Level

Port Orchard, WA (98367)

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I am Dr. Anna, I have a PhD in infectious diseases & immunity from UC Berkeley and currently work as an infectious disease researcher at the Seattle BioMedical Research Institute. Despite pursuing an active career in biomedical research, I have continued to develop my skills in teaching biology (microbiology, molecular & cell biology, Earth science, virology, infectious diseases, etc.) at all levels of my career. As a teaching assistant (TA) I have taught classes for high school, college, and graduate level courses, so I am very familiar with scaling vast quantities of information into small digestible sessions. I currently volunteer with BioQuest, a satellite facility with Seattle BioMed that offers high school students the opportunity to visit our laboratories and interact with scientists who actively study diseases like malaria, TB and HIV. Over the years, I have worked in various academic settings including lecture halls, small classrooms as well as having worked with students one-on-one and in small groups (anywhere from 3-10).

I am offering tutoring (scaled to meet your specific needs) in math/science for anyone in the 5th grade through high school, college and/or graduate school. I have also provided help with studying habits, public speaking, college prep and job/college interviews for those interested in professional development.

I can provide a list of references with respect to my teaching abilities for those interested. I look forward to meeting you soon!

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Anna’s subjects

Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Language:
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
English:

ACT Science

I have a BA in Biology from Reed College. I have a PhD from UC Berkeley. I have also had extensive classes with respect to the following subjects (all passed with B's or A's at an undergraduate and/or graduate institution): Genetics & Gene Regulation, Molecular & Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Genetics, Plant Physiology, Animal Behavior & Behavioral Ecology, Infectious Diseases and Bacterial Pathogenesis.

Anatomy

Having spent a number of years in the biomedical field, I have had to learn a great deal about the human anatomy. As part of my work, I need to be able to discuss disease causing microbes in the context of the human body (what is affected, how it is affected, and how we treat those biological conditions). I have had to learn portions of the anatomy as part of my coursework, which includes classes on Immunology, Developmental Biology, Behavioral Biology and Psychobiology. My current job also includes having to be proficient in small animal vivisection so I have had hands on experience with identifying body parts common to most mammals including heart, lungs, liver, spleen, intestines and being able to identify major arteries like the portal vein and inferior vena cava.

Biology

I have a BA in Biology from Reed College, where I wrote a thesis describing the molecular mechanism of virulence gene regulation in enteropathogenic E. coli. I have a PhD from UC Berkeley in Infectious Diseases & Immunity, where I completed a dissertation describing the role of coding-region RNA elements and their function in regulating the viral life cycle of the Dengue virus. I currently work on genetic manipulation and characterization of proteins in the Plasmodium yoelii genome to determine their role in the malaria life cycle. I have also had extensive classes with respect to the following subjects (all passed with B's or A's at an undergraduate and/or graduate institution): Genetics & Gene Regulation, Molecular & Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Genetics, Plant Physiology, Animal Behavior & Behavioral Ecology, Infectious Diseases and Bacterial Pathogenesis.

Elementary Science

I have also had extensive classes with respect to the following subjects (all passed with B's or A's at an undergraduate and/or graduate institution): Genetics & Gene Regulation, Molecular & Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Genetics, Plant Physiology, Animal Behavior & Behavioral Ecology, Infectious Diseases and Bacterial Pathogenesis. I have served as a TA in Earth Science, Biology, Developmental Biology, Cell Biology as well as Infectious Disease courses. I have taught classes at a high school level, college and graduate school. I currently volunteer with a group which helps introduce middle and high school age students into science by bringing them to biomedical research facilities.

Genetics

I have a BA in Biology from Reed College, where I wrote a thesis describing the molecular mechanism of virulence gene regulation in enteropathogenic E. coli. I have a PhD from UC Berkeley in Infectious Diseases & Immunity, where I completed a dissertation describing the role of coding-region RNA elements and their function in regulating the viral life cycle of the Dengue virus. I currently work on genetic manipulation and characterization of proteins in the Plasmodium yoelii genome to determine their role in the malaria life cycle. I have a vast understanding of gene structure, function, manipulation and regulation based off my extensive training as an infectious disease researcher.

Literature

Despite having a heavy science background, I have maintained a lifelong interest in the classics. In college I took a variety of literature courses including a few years of humanities, English Literature and Shakespearean Skepticism. I have a great deal of experience writing analytical papers and deconstructive essays.

Microbiology

I have a BA in Biology from Reed College, where I wrote a thesis describing the molecular mechanism of virulence gene regulation in enteropathogenic E. coli. I have a PhD from UC Berkeley in Infectious Diseases & Immunity, where I completed a dissertation describing the role of coding-region RNA elements and their function in regulating the viral life cycle of the Dengue virus. I currently work on genetic manipulation and characterization of proteins in the Plasmodium yoelii genome to determine their role in the malaria life cycle. I have also had extensive classes with respect to the following subjects (all passed with B's or A's at an undergraduate and/or graduate institution): Genetics & Gene Regulation, Molecular & Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Genetics, Plant Physiology, Animal Behavior & Behavioral Ecology, Infectious Diseases and Bacterial Pathogenesis.

Microsoft Excel

I have been using Microsoft Excel for presentations, data analysis and data manipulation since 2000 (high school, college, graduate school and postdoctoral positions). I have been employing this tool in my research since entering college in 2002 and have had figures derived from Excel in my undergraduate theses, dissertation and a paper published in the Virology Journal. I feel confident in being able to teach people the various functions and manipulations available in this program since I have made a great deal of use of it over the years.

Microsoft Word

I have been using Microsoft Word for literary/scientific essays, term papers, and a multitude of scientific papers since 1998 (middle school, high school, college, graduate school and postdoctoral positions). I have written every paper submitted in middle school, high school, college and graduate school using Microsoft Word, including my undergraduate thesis, doctoral dissertation and a paper published in the Virology Journal. I feel confident in being able to teach people the various functions and manipulations available in this program since I have made a great deal of use of it over the years.

Public Speaking

Throughout my career in science, I have had to give proficient, clear and concise presentations regarding various subject matters to small and large groups. I have taught classes in lecture halls (100+ students), small classrooms (30-40 students) and have given presentations (defense talks, seminars and/or job talks) with and without the use of visual aids (ie Powerpoint, slides and "chalk talks"). I have had the luxury of having talked to students, professionals and experts in the field and have been complimented on my public speaking abilities at every stage of my career (references available).

Reading

Over the years, I have had to write papers for school, my undergraduate thesis, a doctoral dissertation and a paper published in the Virology Journal. In doing so I have had to perfect my ability to dissect and deconstruct literary works, scientific journals and write concise, straightfoward papers. I feel confident teaching people to extract important information from tests/sources and then show them how to format that information in a straightfoward manner.

Spanish

I am a 1st generation Latin American female, my parents were born in Mexico and Costa Rica. As a result, I am bilingual, having had to learn Spanish as a second language since most of my extended family does not speak English. Thus, I have been speaking Spanish since an early age, have lived in Spanish-speaking countries and have some experience acting as a translator.

Study Skills

I have been a TA while in high school, college and graduate school (referred to as a GSI), providing one-on-one and small group study sessions to help students adjust to the needs of that particular class. My successes in college resulted in a referral to student services, which allowed me to become a paid note taker for those students with learning disabilities.

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Education

Reed College (Biology)

UC Berkeley (PhD)

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Anna will travel within 10 miles of Port Orchard, WA 98367.

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