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Algebra is fundamental in higher level coursework in the sciences and other areas. I have utilized algebra throughout my coursework in biochemistry and economics. I find it important to inspire students of why algebra is important and how it opens doors to many different opportunities! I can help identify core weaknesses and improve math performance so that you have a solid foundation in math for the future.
I have a strong background in modern art, from High Renaissance to Expressionism. This foundation is based on a course taken at the University of Washington in which I received an A+. I have experience with analyzing the formal elements of the paintings, understanding the historical and cultural contexts of the major artists and works of art from the era, explaining major points of significance of the contemporary artwork, and comparing/contrasting features amongst different art movements.
As a Biochemistry graduate, I have taken a full year of biology with lab at the University of Washington. I received an A average across the series. I also have experience with biochemistry, advanced genetics, and immunology. I can help with subjects including Evolution, Mendelian Genetics, Generalized Cell Biology, Cell Transport and Regulation Mechanisms, Metabolism, Synthesis and Function of Biological Compounds, and Introductory Physiology.
As a Biochemistry graduate, I have taken a full year of chemistry with lab at the University of Washington. I received an A average across the series. I also have experience with biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, and physical chemistry. I can help with subjects including Acids and Bases, Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Quantum mechanics, VSEPR Theory, Solution chemistry and Hybridization.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Washington. My specialty is in Natural and Environmental resource management which focuses on optimal regulation of forests, fisheries, factory pollution levels and extraction of nonrenewable resources. I have experience with advanced microeconomic theory, advanced game theory, and macroeconomics of developing countries as well. I have experience with teaching both the concepts of economics as well as the calculus behind the graphical models.
As a Biochemistry graduate, I have taken a full year of biology, with lab, which covers extensively introductory Mendelian genetics. I also have experience, via biochemistry and an advanced genetics course, with more complex genetics topics including Meiosis & Mitosis, Complementation, Comparative Genomics, Sequencing and Cloning, Statistical Testing, Population Dynamics, LOD Score Analysis, and Pedigrees.
I have extensive background in the topics covered by the MCAT, having educational and tutoring background in the science portions of the MCAT as well as experience in expository writing. I am familiar with various test prep methods and can provide a structured environment in terms of review, test taking strategies, and pacing for studying and for test day. I also am familiar with bridging the gap between the student's current education level and the level of aptitude expected by the MCAT for a given target score, allowing me to help the student achieve their goals. I received a 36R on the MCAT, which is a 97th percentile placement. MCAT score report available upon request.
As a Biochemistry graduate, I have taken a full year of organic chemistry, including two quarters of organic lab, at the University of Washington. I received an A average across the series. I can help with concepts ranging from introductory organic chemistry to analysis of biochemical compounds.