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Jane- D.

Brunswick, GA

$40/hour

I love Biology and Science!

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5.0 average from 3 ratings
Very knowledgeable
— Katelynn, Lakeland, FL on 6/20/15

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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.A., in Zoology
Univsity of Maryland School of Medicine
PhD
University of South Florida, Tampa
Master's

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (B.A., in Zoology)

Univsity of Maryland School of Medicine (PhD)

University of South Florida, Tampa (Master's)

About Jane-

I've loved Biology and Science since 10th grade Biology class, and that's a long time. I had a great high school biology teacher, and when I went to college I majored in Biology at Randolph-Macon Women's College, and then in Zoology after I transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating from college I worked for 20 years as a medical researcher, working on quite a few different tissues, organs, and projects. This I loved also, very much. Microscopy is what I like to do best.

In later years I turned to part-time college teaching and I have taught Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Principles of Disease, Introductory Biology, and Genetics. I fascinated by them all. My students tell me that I explain things well. I hope you will give me a chance to help you with your studies in Biology.

I like to explain how things work, and I like working with young people, and older people returning to school, too.

I get very high test scores when taking standardized tests. I've taken the GRE twice (20 years apart), and scored well on all sections, both times. In addition, I prepare my own test questions for my classes.

I minored in English during my undergraduate education. I tested in the top 10th percentile on English on the GRE. My vocabulary is very good. I write online as a freelancer, and I've had over 125 articles accepted.

I hope you will give me a chance to help you prepare for your tests, and for a rewarding career in the future.
I've loved Biology and Science since 10th grade Biology class, and that's a long time. I had a great high school biology teacher, and when I went to college I majored in Biology at Randolph-Macon Women's College, and then in Read more

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Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Group rates: $50.00/hr up to five students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Brunswick, GA 31525
In-person lessons

"Very knowledgeable"

- Katelynn, Lakeland, FL on 6/20/15

"Jane was knowledgeable and cordial with an honest motivation to teach my daughter. Shellie enjoyed the session."

- Frank, Land O Lakes, FL on 6/9/15
Test Preparation:
GRE,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Business:
GRE

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Anatomy

I first took Human Anatomy at Randolph-Macon Women's College in my undergraduate work. I then became an electron microscopy technician, working up to Research Associate, so I know the histology of cells and tissues. I took the Summer Institute in Medical Gross Anatomy at Georgetown University in approximately 1998, and have a Masters Degree in the General Medical Sciences (with a concentration in Anatomy) from USF School of Medicine in 2007. I've taught Anatomy and Physiology as an adjunct in the colleges in Baltimore/Washington and Tampa and surrounding areas for more than 15 years.

Biology

During my first two years of undergraduate work at Randolph-Macon Women's College I was enrolled as a Biology major. I received a Freshman Honor Scholarship in Biology at that time. When I transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill they did not offer Biology so I had to switch my major to Zoology, but I also took a course in Botany. I've taught Basic Biology (Biology 101) at Towson University several times, and I've taught Fundamentals of Biology at Hillsborough Community College (Ybor City) in 2006.

Genetics

I have taught a survey course in Human Genetics, based on the textbook, Human Genetics, Concepts and Applications, by Ricki Lewis three times. I took classical Genetics in my undergraduate work. I have a fairly good understanding of the molecular biology of DNA, and I have taught the chapters on Genetics in the Biology 101 classes.

GRE

I've taken the GRE twice, once in 1976 and approximately 20 years later in 1994. I was very proud that my scores were 10 points better in 1994 than they were in 1976. My scores were as follows:

Math Verbal Analytical Total
1976 540 650 NA 1190
1995 550 650 (580) 1200
(excluding Analytical)

Physiology

I have a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology, and Physiology was a required course. I also have an M.S. in the General Medical Sciences (2007, USF). I've taught Anatomy and Physiology in the colleges for over 15 years.

SAT Reading

I have a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in Zoology and a minor in English. I have a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine with a major in Pathology. I also have a M.S. from University of South Florida with a major in General Medical Sciences (Anatomy).

I love to read, both fun literature and scientific literature. I minored in English as an undergraduate, and I've read a number of the classic novels, as well as books of poetry. I get very high scores when tested on the verbal portion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). I have good reading comprehension skills and good writing skills.

SAT Writing

I went to a high school where the curriculum was focused on College Prep. My vocabulary is very good. I minored in English as an undergraduate. I am the author or co-author of 27 scientific papers in peer journals (1968-1983) and I do freelance writing for Textbroker.com online. I've had 123 out of 124 short articles accepted. My scores on the verbal part of the GRE are very high. In 1995 my score on the GRE was in the top 10%, with 90% of those taking the test that year falling below my score.

Zoology

I routinely teach Biology 101, including the sections on taxonomy and classification of animals. I took quite a few Zoology courses in my undergraduate course work. These classes included general zoology, invertebrate anatomy, vertebrate anatomy and comparative anatomy.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.A., in Zoology
Univsity of Maryland School of Medicine
PhD
University of South Florida, Tampa
Master's

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (B.A., in Zoology)

Univsity of Maryland School of Medicine (PhD)

University of South Florida, Tampa (Master's)

Very knowledgeable — She started from scratch with me. Had to figure out where I was and what I knew. And then went over one chapter with me for my upcoming test. ...

— Katelynn, Lakeland, FL on 6/20/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Group rates: $50.00/hr up to five students.

Travel policy

Jane- will travel within 40 miles of Brunswick, GA 31525.