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Brian L.

Chicago, IL

$40/hour

Science, math, and German tutor in the Chicago area!

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4.8 average from 11 ratings
Engaging, energetic, highly knowledgeable
— Nikki, Chicago, IL on 1/25/16

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Rutgers University
Biology, German
Rutgers University
Master's
University of Illinois, Chicago
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rutgers University (Biology, German)

Rutgers University (Master's)

University of Illinois, Chicago (Graduate Coursework)

About Brian

My name is Brian. I have just moved from Philadelphia to Chicago. I have both a B.A. and M.Sc. in biology, as well as a B.A. In German language. Currently, I teach Anatomy & Physiology at an accelerated nursing program in downtown Chicago. I taught at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ for six semesters, where I redesigned three lab courses (Plant Physiology, General Microbiology, and Microbiology and its Clinical Application). I also taught Anatomy & Physiology for biology and nursing majors, and General Biology. I taught German language courses at the German Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for two years, where I focused on grammar, stylistics, German geography, politics, and pop culture.

I worked as a tutor and supplemental instructor for all four years of my undergraduate experience at Rutgers, where I held weekly review sessions for the General Biology courses. I also tutored biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, immunology, anatomy & physiology, molecular biology, microbiology, ecology, biology courses for non-majors, German and algebra. I won "Tutor of the Year" two years in a row.

I'm also a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Athenaeum. I graduated cum laude and magna cum laude from my undergraduate and graduate studies, respectively. I have been published for my work in soil ecology, fungal adaptation to temperature, and have other articles submitted for potential publication, which primarily deal with traditionally used West African medicinal plants as potential anti-anxiety and anti-diabetic treatments.

For private tutoring, I charge $40/hour and can meet anywhere in the city of Chicago. Please let me know if I can help you in any way!
My name is Brian. I have just moved from Philadelphia to Chicago. I have both a B.A. and M.Sc. in biology, as well as a B.A. In German language. Currently, I teach Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60640
In-person lessons

"Engaging, energetic, highly knowledgeable"

- Nikki, Chicago, IL on 1/25/16
Math:
Algebra 1
Science:
Anatomy,
Biochemistry,
Biology, Botany,
Chemistry, Ecology,
Genetics,
Microbiology,
Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology,
Physiology, Zoology
Language:
German
History:
Geography

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I tutored and taught Algebra as an undergraduate for Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. Several students have found me after their course was over to personally thank me for helping them understand concepts that they were previously unable to grasp, despite teachers' best efforts. I am personable and am able to come up with new and innovative ways to think about Algebra, and math in general.

Anatomy

I tutored anatomy as an undergraduate for Rutgers University in Camden, NJ, where I later became an anatomy instructor for the university as a graduate student for three semesters.

Biochemistry

I tutored biochemistry as an undergraduate for Rutgers University in Camden, NJ, where I later became an instructor for the biology department as a graduate student for six semesters.

Botany

As an undergraduate student, I studied botany in General Biology II as well as plant physiology. I tutored/taught General Biology II lab and worked for Dr. Simeon K., who is the botanist at Rutgers Camden for two years. I worked with medicinal plants and development of actin cytoskeleton leading to potential abnormalities in trichome cell shape.

Ecology

I tutored ecology as an undergraduate for Rutgers University in Camden, NJ, where I later became an instructor for the biology department as a graduate student. I also worked for the ecology department of the University of Helsinki in Viikki, Finland for three months; this job lead to a publication of my research in an internationally recognized scientific journal.

Genetics

I took genetics as an undergraduate and earned a B+. I also tutored and taught the genetics portion of general biology. Lastly, I currently work with cell shape and cytoskeleton filament production. Our data comes from the actual sequenced genome of the plant.

German

I tutored and taught German as an undergraduate for Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. I later became an instructor for the German Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA for two years. I am personable and am able to come up with new and innovative ways to think about German, and linguistics in general.

Microbiology

I tutored microbiology as an undergraduate for Rutgers University. In my last two semesters of teaching, I redesigned two microbiology courses for the university and ran six sections of General Microbiology.

Organic Chemistry

I received an A in both Organic Chemistry I and II. I was the only tutor for organic chemistry, and have just finished an advanced organic course called Green Chemistry and Sustainability with a B.

Pharmacology

I have taken forensic pharmacology and received a B, as well as an A in chemical toxicology. My current research deals with drug mechanisms, animal models and finding toxicity from that, and computer-aided drug discovery.

Zoology

I tutored Invertebrate Zoology as an undergraduate, and am well-versed in anatomy & physiology, which I currently teach. I have previously volunteered at the Philadelphia Zoo as a zookeeper.

Rutgers University
Biology, German
Rutgers University
Master's
University of Illinois, Chicago
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rutgers University (Biology, German)

Rutgers University (Master's)

University of Illinois, Chicago (Graduate Coursework)

Engaging, energetic, highly knowledgeable — During our first meeting Brian and I switched between German and English, he corrected me when appropriate but did not overwhelm me with corrections. He wrote out proper grammar and verb conjugations when I asked about them. Overall great tutor-exactly what I was looking for in a conversational lesson. ...

— Nikki, Chicago, IL on 1/25/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60640.