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Lesley M.

Ayer, MA

$50/hour

Dr. Lesley: Molecular and Cellular Biologist in Boston

Background check passed as of 7/15/14
5.0 average from 8 ratings
Very helpful!
— Vera, Boxborough, MA on 5/13/16

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Clark University
Biology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
PhD

Education

Clark University (Biology)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (PhD)

About Lesley

Hi there,

My name is Lesley and I have a PhD in Molecular Biology from Umass Amherst. I know how hard science can be to learn and I want to help you not only understand it but love it! I was also trained at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD where I was a scientist, teacher and mentor. I have been working in science since I was 17 and have trained many young students to enter medicine or research. I would love to help any one from grammar school to graduate school.

Thanks!
Hi there,

My name is Lesley and I have a PhD in Molecular Biology from Umass Amherst. I know how hard science can be to learn and I want to help you not only understand it but love it! I was also trained at the National
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Ayer, MA 01432
Background Check: Passed

"Very helpful!"

- Vera, Boxborough, MA on 5/13/16

"Exceeded My Expectations"

- Maria, Woodbine, MD on 7/19/12
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry, Genetics,
Microbiology, Nursing, Physiology, Psychology
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Business:
Career Development,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Biology

BA in Biology
PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Certified in Biology

Career Development

I have transitioned from biotech to academia to pursue my PhD and then onward to government, finally landing at a large pharmaceutical company as an Investigator. I have a vast amount of experience and knowledge around career development and selection. In addition, I am currently the chair of the mentoring committee for the association of women in science in Massachusetts called MASS AWIS helping members navigate their job searches.

Genetics

During my PhD thesis I was trying to understand the genetic differences between two strains of mice and why one got breast tumors and the other did not. We used microarray technology at this time to determine differences in gene expression between the animals. I have continued this work at NIH working on sequencing projects at the whole genome, exome and splicing levels.

Microsoft Outlook

During my time at many different companies and at NIH a grasp on Outlook has become essential. We have to set up all our group meetings and teleconferences using Outlook, as well as group calendars that we have for shared equipment. Attaching documents and sharing data among scientists from all over the world also requires knowledge of how to work with large documents in Outlook as well.

Study Skills

Having tutored for over 5 years I have extensive knowledge with the skills needed to learn material and pass exams. Each student is different so you have to understand their learning style first to help them succeed. In the past few years I have helped numerous students at all different ages pass classes that they were having trouble with just because they did not know how to study.

Clark University
Biology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
PhD

Education

Clark University (Biology)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (PhD)

Very helpful! — My daughter met with Lesley to get help with her Chemistry Honors class. Lesley was very pleasant to work with. She gave my daughter specific tips and recommendations to improve her study habits. As a result, after one session, her test grade improved by one letter. She was able to regain her confidence and motivation. ...

— Vera, Boxborough, MA on 5/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lesley will travel within 30 miles of Ayer, MA 01432.