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Lakshmi S.

Hopkinton, MA

$40/hour

Biology/ Biotechnology Tutoring

5.0 average from 15 ratings
Puts in the Extra Work
— John, Westborough, MA on 3/2/16

$40/Hour


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Bangalore University, Bangalore, India
Biotechnology
Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, India
Master's
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Graduate Coursework

Education

Bangalore University, Bangalore, India (Biotechnology)

Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, India (Master's)

University of Massachusetts Amherst (Graduate Coursework)

About Lakshmi

I don’t consider myself a teacher. I am a helper. I love biology and strive to share my passion for all things ‘sciencey’ with my students. I enjoy teaching for the same reason that most educators do- for that wonderful moment when the students eyes light up when they 'get it'. There is something very special and rewarding about being a part of that moment. I have experience as a Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate Biology which is where I got my formal introduction to the world of teaching and I am hooked!

I have a Masters in Biotechnology and a Bachelors in Biotechnology, Genetics and Biochemistry (Triple Major). During my stint at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of students, independently managing classrooms of 20-25 students. I have independently taught undergraduate laboratory courses and led laboratory discussion courses. I have assisted professors in managing classes of 200+ undergraduate students, developing material and subject matter for teaching.

I specialize in teaching complex Biology concepts and help the student connect the dots. To do that, I often incorporate appropriate multimedia content in my classes. I believe that a well-designed video or animation can immediately clarify complex processes like molecular interactions in the mind of the student and create a powerful memory, helping with later recall and also, in most cases, pique the student’s curiosity to explore the topic just a little more. Who knows where that can lead!

I incorporate free response questions and multiple choice worksheets in my assignments and assessments to get an idea of how clear the concepts are in my student's mind and pinpoint what areas need more work and proceed to modify my classes accordingly. I understand that most students have trouble writing cohesive and planned responses to essay questions so I provide training by including writing prompts to approach such questions. This helps with studying the concept, understanding the content, structuring a response and polishing the presentation of the answer. These are the skills that students find invaluable when they move on to college-level classes.

I appreciate honest and regular feedback from both students and their parents so that we can all get the best out of this experience!

I am flexible to schedule lessons during the week but require 24 hour cancellation notice.
I don’t consider myself a teacher. I am a helper. I love biology and strive to share my passion for all things ‘sciencey’ with my students. I enjoy teaching for the same reason that most educators do- for that wonderful moment when the students eyes light up when they 'get it'. There is something very special and rewarding about being a part of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Hopkinton, MA 01748
Background Check: Passed

"Puts in the Extra Work"

- John, Westborough, MA on 3/2/16

"Great Tutor"

- Mythreyi, Shrewsbury, MA on 4/13/16
Lakshmi replied on 4/14/2016

Thank you for your kind words, Mythreyi!

Science:
Biology,
Microbiology

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Biology

I have a Bachelors in Biotechnology Genetics Biochemisty (Triple Major) and a Masters in Biotechnology. I have also taken some graduate level courses in Plant Biology from Univ of Massachusetts Amherst.

Bangalore University, Bangalore, India
Biotechnology
Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, India
Master's
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Graduate Coursework

Education

Bangalore University, Bangalore, India (Biotechnology)

Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, India (Master's)

University of Massachusetts Amherst (Graduate Coursework)

Puts in the Extra Work

Lakshmi is an expert in this subject and knows where to focus to improve my sons understanding of Biology. She puts in extra time and prepares her lessons in advance so it is a good value!

— John, Westborough, MA on 3/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lakshmi will travel within 20 miles of Hopkinton, MA 01748.