Metropolitan State College of Denver (Biology)
University of California, Davis (Enrolled)
I have a B.S. in Biology, am a 5th year PhD student in Microbiology, and have significant experience in math up to and including calculus 1, physics, and chemistry through biochemistry I. I worked at Metropolitan State College's tutoring center for 3 years as a Lead Tutor due to my expertise and positive responses from those I've tutored. I graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver cum laude with a 3.86 gpa and a 4.0 gpa in my major. In my PhD, I have spent 6 quarters TAing for BIS2A at UC Davis, and received highly favorable reviews from students I worked with.
My general philosophy stems from a simple approach: You succeed best when I help you come to the answers on your own. While I am passionate about the subjects I tutor, I've learned that people do better when the answers aren't just given to them. I give logic and reason to come to answers, and enjoy using real-world examples to help solidify the ideas we're working on. If one way of thinking doesn't work for you, we'll try another. I'm incredibly patient, enthusiastic, and optimistic without losing a sense of realism. I firmly believe that everyone can learn and appreciate science and math, and that includes you! I have a B.S. in Biology, am a 5th year PhD student in Microbiology, and have significant experience in math up to and including calculus 1, physics, and chemistry through biochemistry I. I worked at Metropolitan State College's tutoring center for 3 years as a Lead Tutor due to my expertise and positive responses from those I've tutored. I
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My B.S. is in Biology. In addition, I am currently pursuing a PhD in Microbiology with a Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology. I have TA'ed six quarters of introductory biology on a collegiate level, and I have extensive experience as a tutor in biology.
My undergraduate minor is in chemistry. In addition, I spent 3 years as a tutor at Metropolitan State University of Denver's tutoring center where I predominantly tutored general chemistry and math. Chemistry can be a lot of fun if you know how to think about it in the right way, and I prefer using visual representations to help cement the big ideas.
I have taken and received an A in a college level genetics class as well as a college level virology course (which is in many ways advanced genetics). In addition, I tutored genetics for over two years at Metropolitan State University of Denver's Student Academic Success tutoring center, including both group tutoring and one-on-one tutoring in genetics. One student I tutored went from a D in the class to a B over the period of time I tutored them.
I have taken both General Microbiology (a 2000 level undergraduate class) and Pathogenic Microbiology (a 4000 level class) and completed both with A's. I will continue to take classes devoted to this study in the fall, and my ultimate goal is to seek a PhD in this field, so I will always remain current on the topic. As a tutor at Metropolitan State College of Denver, I have been approved to tutor General Microbiology and will be approved for Pathogenic Microbiology in the fall when I return to work there.
I have taken organic chemistry 1 and received an A in the course on my first attempt. In addition, during my last semester as a tutor at Metropolitan State University of Denver's tutoring center, I tutored 3 students in organic chemistry 1, all of whom passed the class on their first try with my help.