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Sylvia S.

Mission Viejo, CA

$35/hour

Microbiology graduate eager to help!

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About Sylvia

I was inspired to answer a call for help I saw when looking at jobs on the Saddleback College website. There is a student struggling with microbiology and I want to help him or her. However it would be a leap of faith because I am only just starting out as a tutor, and sincerely hope that I will be matched with this struggling student in microbiology.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at the University of Sheffield in the UK. I am American but grew up in England, and moved back to the US with my English husband and young child. After I obtained my degree I could have done a phD because my degree was good enough to qualify for government funding for a phD (that's how it worked in the UK, at least in 1986), but instead I worked for a small charity called The Society for General Microbiology for 6 years, where I edited scientific manuscripts for The Journal of General Virology.

As an undergraduate at Sheffield University, I studied Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Chemistry and Physiology in the first year, biochemistry and microbiology in the 2nd year and only microbiology in the third year. (It was a three-year degree).

I am just starting out on the journey of being a tutor. I will familiarize myself with the books the student is using, with the tests and assignments he or she is required to do. It will be an organic process, developing over time, meaning that my approach will be targeted for the student I am teaching at that time, to work on their specific challenges.

I love learning. When studying for my final exams for my degree, I went the extra mile and would look up the References and read in more depth. I have a real enthusiasm for the subject. I want to impart that enthusiasm so that the student can better understand pathogenic diseases, genetics, immunity, microbial ecology. Microbiology is a wide subject, and as well as helping my students get a good grade to pass the course, I want them to learn to like the subject and appreciate it's continuing relevance in our world.
I was inspired to answer a call for help I saw when looking at jobs on the Saddleback College website. There is a student struggling with microbiology and I want to help him or her. However it would be a leap of faith because I am only just starting out as a tutor, and sincerely hope that I will be matched with this struggling student in Read more

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Travels within 15 miles of Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Microbiology

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Sylvia will travel within 15 miles of Mission Viejo, CA 92691.