Carnegie Mellon University (Computer Science)
University of Texas at Arlington/Southwestern Medical Center (Master's)
Rutger's University of Biomedical Sciences (Master's)
I've been a teacher for as long as I can remember. I believe that the core of education is to be able to impart your knowledge onto others. Sometimes that requires thinking in a different way or altering your approach towards a problem. However, that moment when someone understands something new is a magical moment.
I've had training as a Computer Scientist and a Bioengineer and that cross section of subjects has allowed me to look at things in very novel ways. I believe strongly that when a student is struggling (for example, with a math problem or a scientific concept) it's important for the teacher (me) to understand how they approach. This understanding is the key to helping them reframe the way they approach their problems and ultimately their path to success.
I have tutored extensively in Algebra for over 12 years. My approach is specific and methodical. Since algebra is the basis for many higher level courses, I believe a strong foundation is key. I often find that students, in their desire to finish the problem, end up skipping a step or assuming something which makes the difference between a correct and incorrect answer.
In addition to a master's in medical level biology, I love the subject matter. Living systems are extraordinary and the study can be beautiful as long as you aren't overwhelmed by all of the information. My focus is to build on a student's current understanding as that leads to more intuitive and lasting knowledge. It is this way that I've tutored many people including teaching basic genetics (DNA, synthesis and replication) to an 73 year old artist and humanitarian who never saw herself as a science person.
I can tutor at home or in libraries and my schedule is fairly flexible. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and help you succeed. I've been a teacher for as long as I can remember. I believe that the core of education is to be able to impart your knowledge onto others. Sometimes that requires thinking in a different way or altering your approach towards a problem. However, that moment when someone understands something new is a magical moment.
I've had training
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I have taken genetics courses at the undergraduate and graduate school levels. I have also taken Genetics lab courses which allowed me to practice various sequencing techniques and use of PCR. I further used these techniques as a summer research student when we sequenced data in testing Antibody production. I have also tutored students individually to help understand and use the basics of genetics including subjects such as DNA and recombination.