Western New England University (Neuroscience)
I am a 2015 graduate of Western New England University with a BS in Neuroscience and a Chemistry minor. I have a strong background in cognitive neuroscience, the physics- and statistics-heavy sub-discipline of neuroscience. Consequently, I have taken a variety of courses in: chemistry, biology, anatomy and physiology, physics, psychology, and math (up to calculus). I am comfortable in these content areas and am excited to teach them to students.
Currently, I work as a Science Teacher at Franklin Academy, a special education school in southeastern CT. There, I teach chemistry and science electives at varying ability levels. That experience alone has greatly improved my teaching and tutoring ability. I am comfortable with learning differences and unique learning styles. Additionally, I have tutored students unofficially throughout high school and college. I was always strong in the sciences and I wanted to pass my knowledge down to others. I love when people grasp a difficult concept or experience that "lightbulb moment" when everything clicks.
My content background allows me to be comfortable with a variety of scientific disciplines; I have dabbled in nearly everything. Additionally, one of my strengths as a teacher is the ability to rapidly adapt to differing methods of assessment, content level, and learner. I feel like I can teach anyone anything within the sciences for any teacher.
Feel free to reach out to me if you believe I would be of assistance. I am happy to discuss with you the logistics of your situation and determine whether or not I would be a good fit. I am a 2015 graduate of Western New England University with a BS in Neuroscience and a Chemistry minor. I have a strong background in cognitive neuroscience, the physics- and statistics-heavy sub-discipline of neuroscience. Consequently, I have taken a variety of courses in: chemistry, biology, anatomy and physiology, physics, psychology, and math
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I had a near-perfect score on the ACT Science section. It is one of many sections on the ACT I felt the most confident about. Additionally, I have reinforced and generalized skills required on the ACT Science section by graduating with a science degree.
Neuroscience is most interested in the central nervous system, specifically the brain. More often than not, the focus is on the human brain and its relationship with the mind and body. Consequently, anatomy is an important subject to know how the nervous system interfaces with the body. I have taken an anatomy and physiology class to further my knowledge in the subject.
Biology has been one of my strongest subjects and I have consistently excelled in it from middle school onwards. I have taken multiple college-level biology classes, including those in my niche like neurobiology and molecular genetics.
Chemistry was an integral part of my degree and culminated in me having a minor in it. Chemical principles underlie neuronal functionality and signal propagation. I have taken high-level chemistry courses since high school, have taken a variety of college courses in it, teach it at Franklin Academy, and have tutored students throughout my life.
Genetics is a fundamental aspect of neuroscience, especially given how young both subjects are; they play nicely together. I have taken genetics as it integrates with biology as well as taken a few standalone courses in genetics such as molecular genetics. I have conducted laboratory genetics research and am comfortable with this jargon-heavy discipline.
Psychology is an integral component of neuroscience and it is obvious that the two subjects go hand-in-hand. I have a consistently strong background in psychology, having taken high-level classes in it since high school. Additionally, I have multiple college-level classes within specific areas of psychology such as cognitive, addiction, and learning.