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Glory K.

Harvard biology tutor with teaching certification and publications

Harvard biology tutor with teaching certification and publications

$85/hour

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Hello! I’m Glory, and I enjoy making biology exciting and easy for students. I have a teaching certificate from Harvard University’s Derek Bok Center and instruct with current, evidence-based research on learning. In addition to teaching, I'm a DMD candidate at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. I believe that a deep understanding of life is an essential perspective for everyone and the foundation for many science professions.

I have a philosophy that the best...

Hello! I’m Glory, and I enjoy making biology exciting and easy for students. I have a teaching certificate from Harvard University’s Derek Bok Center and instruct with current, evidence-based research on learning. In addition to teaching, I'm a DMD candidate at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. I believe that a deep understanding of life is an essential perspective for everyone and the foundation for many science professions.

I have a philosophy that the best instructors are like the best physicians: they treat the whole person instead of just the issue while making the process enjoyable. I invest significant time figuring out and targeting each student’s unique needs. I thus believe in evaluating beyond just the academics to instill critical life skills and study strategies that the top 1% of students here at Harvard Medical School use (but don’t often reveal) to all my students. I credit this comprehensive approach for the success of many of my students improving their grades in class and excelling on national exams.

As for my background before Harvard, I grew up in Virginia and decided to attend Trinity College on a full academic scholarship. Teaching was a thread binding my diverse interests from high school to college. Throughout high school, I worked as an award-winning instructor for elementary students learning foreign languages at a local school. I also began to tutor biology to peers and prepare students taking AP, IB, and SAT exams. During my undergraduate years at Trinity as a dance major, I taught choreography and movement theory to dancers in pieces I directed. I also served as the teacher assistant for chemistry and taught biochemistry to fellow classmates.

I graduated from Trinity College in 2017 Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude (3.99/4.00 GPA) with a double major in Theater and Dance (President's Fellow) and Biology (Honors). I enjoyed research during my undergraduate career and was able to publish multiple times in peer-reviewed biology journals, two times as first-author, within three years. I obtained an HHMI Janelia Fellowship during my junior year and presented my research at top biology conferences such as the International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology. My scores on the DAT were above the top 1% with a 24 TS/AA/PAT.

Having gone through a rigorous undergraduate process and reaching top schools (I was also accepted into University of Pennsylvania with the Dean’s Scholarship and Columbia University), I provide mentorship and help to students in high school and college on any step of their journey towards a career in science or medicine. The summer before my first year at Harvard, I created the biology curriculum for the pilot run of an MIT non-profit, BoSTEM Scholars Academy, and led the career advising committee. I designed my curriculum to help at-risk, disadvantaged high-school students who may not have previous exposure to biology and implemented the flipped classroom approach.

Throughout my extensive experiences, I’ve constantly made an effort to strengthen virtues such as patience, clear communication, and even fun which are all important for the best learning progress. A deep understanding of biology is also about developing tools to recognize patterns that connect reoccuring themes and organize the vast information. I’ve learned that emphasizing and clearly explaining the “why” and the major point - the “so what?!” in biology is so important. These elements are often missing in modern education and leaves bright students confused, uninterested, or unmotivated. I apply my experiences to address such problems and truly care about every one of my students. If you are interested in working with me, then please don’t hesitate to send a message!


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Trinity College
Biology and Theater and Dance
Harvard Medical School
Graduate Coursework
Harvard University Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning
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Biology

Biology

Biology is my speciality, and I try to instill my excitement for this subject to all my students. One of my undergraduate majors was biology for which I graduated with several honors, received an A in all classes, and published several times (two times as lead author) in peer-reviewed biology journals. I obtained an HHMI Fellowship in biology during my junior year and have presented at top conferences such as the International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology. My acceptance and studies at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine required an extremely thorough and comprehensive knowledge of this subject. However, I’ve always strived to go beyond simply personal knowledge to help others reach a deep understanding of the subject. I’ve tutored biology since high school to peers who had difficulty with concepts or figuring out how to study. Before my first year at Harvard, I created the biology curriculum for the pilot run of the MIT non-profit, BoSTEM Scholars Academy and led the career advising committee. My curriculum was specialized to help at-risk, disadvantaged high-school students and implemented the flipped classroom approach.

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Biology

Biology

Biology is my speciality, and I try to instill my excitement for this subject to all my students. One of my undergraduate majors was biology for which I graduated with several honors, received an A in all classes, and published several times (two times as lead author) in peer-reviewed biology journals. I obtained an HHMI Fellowship in biology during my junior year and have presented at top conferences such as the International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology. My acceptance and studies at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine required an extremely thorough and comprehensive knowledge of this subject. However, I’ve always strived to go beyond simply personal knowledge to help others reach a deep understanding of the subject. I’ve tutored biology since high school to peers who had difficulty with concepts or figuring out how to study. Before my first year at Harvard, I created the biology curriculum for the pilot run of the MIT non-profit, BoSTEM Scholars Academy and led the career advising committee. My curriculum was specialized to help at-risk, disadvantaged high-school students and implemented the flipped classroom approach.

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Biology,

Biology

Biology is my speciality, and I try to instill my excitement for this subject to all my students. One of my undergraduate majors was biology for which I graduated with several honors, received an A in all classes, and published several times (two times as lead author) in peer-reviewed biology journals. I obtained an HHMI Fellowship in biology during my junior year and have presented at top conferences such as the International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology. My acceptance and studies at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine required an extremely thorough and comprehensive knowledge of this subject. However, I’ve always strived to go beyond simply personal knowledge to help others reach a deep understanding of the subject. I’ve tutored biology since high school to peers who had difficulty with concepts or figuring out how to study. Before my first year at Harvard, I created the biology curriculum for the pilot run of the MIT non-profit, BoSTEM Scholars Academy and led the career advising committee. My curriculum was specialized to help at-risk, disadvantaged high-school students and implemented the flipped classroom approach.
Ecology,

Ecology

During my undergraduate career, I participated in two research studies on ecology of invertebrates (firefly mating signals) and vertebrates (scavenger mammals). Some of my former work was presented at the International Firefly Symposium in 2017. I continue to enjoy learning about the relationships between organisms and the environment in my free time.
Microbiology,

Microbiology

I loved Microbiology during my undergraduate career and received an A in the class. I’ve been published in the journal eLife on bacteriophages, mastered electron microscopy which was used to publish as first-author in two biology journals, and obtained a Janelia HHMI Fellowship in biology during my junior year for applications of microscopy. At Harvard Medical School, a deep understanding of Microbiology was also critical for success.
Physiology,

Physiology

I excelled in Physiology during my undergraduate career to receive one of the highest grades in the class. I’ve published as first-author in two biology journals using microscopy to explore the connection between structure and function on a cellular level, and obtained a Janelia HHMI Fellowship in biology my junior year. At Harvard Medical School, a deep understanding of physiology was also critical for success.
Zoology

Zoology

My undergraduate studies heavily focused on general animal biology. I gained extensive background knowledge from a wide range of classes related to zoology. My research on vertebrate morphology, physiology, and evolution has been published in multiple peer-reviewed biological journals. I’ve presented this research in venues such as the International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology. I also have experience with invertebrates including research in firefly ecology and behavior.

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Biology

Biology

Biology is my speciality, and I try to instill my excitement for this subject to all my students. One of my undergraduate majors was biology for which I graduated with several honors, received an A in all classes, and published several times (two times as lead author) in peer-reviewed biology journals. I obtained an HHMI Fellowship in biology during my junior year and have presented at top conferences such as the International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology. My acceptance and studies at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine required an extremely thorough and comprehensive knowledge of this subject. However, I’ve always strived to go beyond simply personal knowledge to help others reach a deep understanding of the subject. I’ve tutored biology since high school to peers who had difficulty with concepts or figuring out how to study. Before my first year at Harvard, I created the biology curriculum for the pilot run of the MIT non-profit, BoSTEM Scholars Academy and led the career advising committee. My curriculum was specialized to help at-risk, disadvantaged high-school students and implemented the flipped classroom approach.

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fantastic

Very dynamic and knowledgeable, plus patient and extremely organized. The perfect academic support for my son's preparation with the AP. I m appreciative for all the preparation and structure of the lessons.

Sophie, 12 lessons with Glory

Excellent biology tutor

Glory is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor. He really helped my daughter to understand the subject where she struggled and affected her grade. We’ll continue to have more sessions with him.

Lily, 9 lessons with Glory

Knowledgeable tutor

Glory really knows his stuff and explains it very clearly. He is able to connect seemingly irrelevant topics in a way that I finally understand them. All in all, great tutor!

Sam, 1 lesson with Glory

Notably excellent tutor!

100% recommend! His teaching is through and meticulous, and he makes sure the student fully understands the concept. He not only teaches the subject itself but also on how to study and set yourself to succeed. He breaks down the lesson so it is easy to understand, and his teaching is efficient so you cover and learn a lot in one session!

Esther, 8 lessons with Glory

A great Tutor!!!

He is very nice and dedicated .He has a very clear view on how to conduct his teaching not only on focusing on the subject but also on how to efficiently study for it

Maria, 51 lessons with Glory

I really like the teaching method!

Dr. Glory's class is my dream class. He tutored me molecular biology in a logical way and told me lots of tips to understand the materials rather than just memorizing. He taught me many study tips. In all, I really enjoy his class! -clear, inspiring, logical-

Chan, 24 lessons with Glory
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