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Jessica C.

Durango, CO

$45/hour

M.S. in Evolutionary Biology. Tutor for biology and study skills.

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University of Connecticut
Florida State University
Master's

Education

University of Connecticut

Florida State University (Master's)

About Jessica

I have taught 2 semesters of the laboratory section of introductory cell & molecular biology and 3 semesters of introductory plant biology. I enjoy working with students and showing them the fascinating world of plants, biology and evolution. I tutored undergraduate students in biology when I was a senior undergraduate myself. I graduated with a B.S. in Evolutionary Biology in 2006, summa cum laude, and was also awarded Phi Beta Kappa. I worked on two research projects as an undergraduate, for which I received three research grants. During summer of 2011, I worked on a field botany project in Western Australia under the National Science Foundation East Asia & Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) fellowship.

Although my degree is in Biology and Botany, completion of my thesis required extensive research and reading of scientific articles, as well as a great deal of writing and computer work.

I will work with you to determine your goals for tutoring and will design a study program specific to your needs. I enjoy trying different approaches to explaining concepts, until I find something that works for you.
I have taught 2 semesters of the laboratory section of introductory cell & molecular biology and 3 semesters of introductory plant biology. I enjoy working with students and showing them the fascinating world of plants, biology and evolution. I tutored undergraduate students in biology when I was a senior undergraduate myself. I graduated with a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Durango, CO 81301
Science:
Biology,
Botany,
Ecology, Genetics,
Zoology
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

I taught 2 semesters of introductory cell & molecular biology and 3 semesters of introductory plant biology. I tutored undergraduate students in biology when I was a senior undergraduate myself. I graduated with a B.S. in Evolutionary Biology in 2006, summa cum laude, and was also awarded Phi Beta Kappa. I worked on two research projects as an undergraduate, for which I received three research grants. During summer of 2011, I worked on a field botany project in Western Australia under the National Science Foundation East Asia & Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) fellowship.

Botany

In the summer of 2011, I successfully completed an East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) fellowship from the National Science Foundation. I developed a collection strategy for two individuals (minimum) of 22 species of Hakea (Proteaceae), which occur all over the Southwest Australian Floristic Region. This included extensive plant identification in the field, sampling soil and testing for available and total phosphorus. I taught three semesters of Plant Biology to senior undergraduates, in which I led students through laboratory experiments, lectured, tutored students, administered quizzes and graded reports. I also worked on molecular phylogenetics of the lichen species Lobaria silvae-veteris and L. oregana as an undergraduate. Botany is my main field of interest.

Genetics

As an undergraduate at University of Connecticut, I took Human Genetics. I also worked on a senior research project extracting and sequencing DNA of lichens, and interpreting the results. As a master's student at Florida State University, I collected 22 species of Hakea in Australia and constructed a phylogeny after sequencing 3 genes from each species. I have a great deal of background in genetics.

Spelling

While both my B.A. and M.S. degrees are in Biology, I have done a great deal of writing in both undergraduate and graduate school, as well as critical reading of scientific articles. I've always been kind of a spelling nerd, and would enjoy helping a struggling student to feel more confident in this area.

Zoology

I have a M.S. degree in Evolutionary Biology. While I focused in Botany, I spent a year taking Ornithology classes as an undergraduate at University of Connecticut, while working as a tracking assistant for one of the PhD students (I tracked tagged European Starlings using GPS). I then spent a year in my first master's program at San Diego State University working in an Ornithology lab and taking more classes. I have also taken undergraduate Anatomy & Physiology, and basic introductory Biology. I am confident in my ability to tutor this subject.

University of Connecticut
Florida State University
Master's

Education

University of Connecticut

Florida State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 40 miles of Durango, CO 81301.