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Mount Mercy University (Biology and Chemistry)
University of Iowa (PhD)
I have been interested in science my whole life. Even in elementary school I knew that I would end up in the sciences. Through high school I continued to fill my course load with as many AP and upper level science classes as possible. Going to college I followed a similar style. Not only did I receive chemist freshman of the year, and a degree in Biology, but I also split my time between Mount Mercy University and our sister school in order to be awarded my degree in chemistry as well. During this time I also worked in a corn mill, but decided to continue my education at the Doctoral level. I received my PhD focusing on cell and animal testing for targeting cancer with gene therapy at a school of Pharmacy, but was in a very diverse department. We had labs ranging gene therapy, to toxicology, synthesis, antiobiotic research, high throughput screening, and in silico calculations. I therefore have been thoroughly trained in most of the sciences.
During my life I have always been a tutor. Starting young all my friends wanted me to help them with their homework and studying for their tests. In high school I did some part time paid tutoring helping other students as well. However, in college I was awarded a position in the academic center for Excellence. This was a university position for students of the highest level who were then given jobs tutoring in their respective studies. I worked 3 years at this center tutoring the college level biology, chemistry, stats, and math courses. This also led to word being spread and me being hired by parents for younger kids as well.
I have a Bachelor's degree in both chemistry and biology. Furthermore, I spent six years in a PhD program training and mentoring new coming students in the lab as well as teaching courses. Therefore, I have taken a vast array of classes as well as formal training in most science fields.
I have always been told that I am a good tutor because I can take very complicated things and explain them very simply. This is because I can not only teach the basics, but often relate what I am teaching to the specific students interests and desires. This makes learning easier and less frustrating. I have been interested in science my whole life. Even in elementary school I knew that I would end up in the sciences. Through high school I continued to fill my course load with as many AP and upper level science classes as possible. Going to college I followed a similar style. Not only
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I had perfect grades in math up until college, and then had one B during the semesters where the upper level classes didn't fit into my schedule and had to teach it to myself out of the book.