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Ina C.

Sharon, MA

$50/hour

phys. assist. unable to practice due to disabled, luvs to teach

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/20/16
4.0 average from 4 ratings
Anatomy and physiology.
— RONALD, Randolph, MA on 2/27/17

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Connecticut College
BA in zoology
Yale School of Medicine PA School
Other

Education

Connecticut College (BA in zoology)

Yale School of Medicine PA School (Other)

About Ina

I am a trained physician assistant who has practiced clinically in this field for 23+ years. In my caring for people as I help them get well, I spent a great deal of time teaching people about their problems, how to get well quicker AND how to prevent illness again. I guess in this nature I have taught all my adult life. I found myself drawn to teaching children of all ages and their parents about their problems through talking, drawings that they could take home, copies of any imaging studies with age level explanations for show and tell and I even show up at show and tell if requested. I just love to see the "aha" moment come into a child's eyes or face when they get it. It is the warmest feeling in my heart to know I have just allayed fears and helped a child understand at their level what they are going through.

I have taught formally to medical students, nursing and nurse practitioner students, PA students and all other types of allied health students. But I have also taught children in their classrooms (invited by the children, parents or the teacher). I have also lectured to medical schools, PA schools, nurse practitioner schools, grand rounds at the hospital and a large number of would be specialists (resident cohorts). I always bring my lectures to them back to the patient MUST understand the process of injury and healing for the body to work with them to heal. We all have the potential to heal. Just as we all have the potential to learn. Each person needs a different approach to presenting the information. I particularly love to work with 2 - 4 year olds enriching their natural play with learning to investigate, setting up simple experiments to prove their own hypotheses and discussing why something did or did not work and how to fix it.

I am able to find many ways to break down a problem into little chunks to help the child understand each chunk and then put it together into the whole. I also am able to use items that a child likes to play with to help get a point across. I will not push children but rather help them find the path to the answer. Children have an amazing capacity to figure out problems themselves. While it might not yet be the most elegant or fastest way, it gets the job done and the child gets the reward of doing it him, herself. We can work on elegant/fast later.

I just love science - from botany, to anatomy and physiology, comparative anatomy (dinosaurs right now). We have many year round experiments that are simple, cost effective and not messy that help children understand their hypotheses and outcomes as in the above example. Because of my training, I can handle anatomy, physiology and pharmacology very easily.

I encourage you to contact me if you are interested in enrichment in math and science for your young children. This is the age group we need to attract to bring the US back to the fore front of education and retake our rightful place as leaders in these fields once again. Also important is to attract more women to the areas. We have fallen behind in women scientists because we have paid too little attention to bring them along.

I would love to meet with you and your child/children to see if this is the right approach for your youngsters. Please contact me to schedule time/
I am a trained physician assistant who has practiced clinically in this field for 23+ years. In my caring for people as I help them get well, I spent a great deal of time teaching people about their problems, how to get well quicker AND how to prevent illness again. I guess in this nature I have taught all my adult life. I found myself drawn to Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Sharon, MA 02067
Background Check: Passed

"Anatomy and physiology."

- RONALD, Randolph, MA on 2/27/17

"Amazing ! Dedicated! Gem!"

- Deborah, Newton Highlands, MA on 7/13/16
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy,
Archaeology, Biology,
Genetics, Medical Coding,
Microbiology,
Pharmacology,
Physiology,
Zoology
Music:
Piano
Art:
Photography
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, Medical Coding,
TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Speech, TOEFL
History:
American History, Archaeology, Criminal Justice, Geography
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Fitness, Needlework, Sewing, Softball, Swimming

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Anatomy

My work as a surgical physician assistant required learning anatomy with the medical students at Yale and utilizing it daily in practice.

Biology

As a biology and zoology major in college these are two subjects close to my heart. I utilize them daily in my practice as a physician assistant. These subjects are the basic building blocks to understanding maintenance of health in partnership with my patients.

Medical Coding

I have been self-coding my own clinical charts for over 23 years. I take yearly coding up date courses for clinicians to maintain proficiency. I have had professional audits done of my coding and they have all been found to be coding highly accurately. I also have taught coding to clinicians (not the most friendly group in this subject) in specialty areas.

Microbiology

I took many hours of microbiology during my PA student years at Yale school of Medicine. we took the same course as the med student. As I practice each day working with patients, I use my many hours of micro learned in school and more learned each day I work. It is one of those subjects vital to the practice of medicine and dentistry.

Pharmacology

During my PA training I received 80 graduate course hours in Pharmacology; I study articles on new pharmaceutical products every day; to be competent in my job, I must master the bevy of new meds on the market both esoteric and for the treatment of orphan diseases. But, as a PA I still have to recertify nationally with 100 hrs of continuing education credit 8-10 of which need to be in pharmacology; I also must recertify by national exam in family practice - even though I specialize in surgery, I test in the broad specialty of all - Family Practice. Every PA does. Keeps me up to date on pharmacology

Physiology

Physiology and anatomy were courses I excelled in during high school, college and Physician Assistant school. I use them every day and are an integral part of my being. I have also taught many subjects on a graduate school level including physiology and anatomy.

Zoology

My qualifications in zoology include this as my major in college. I was lucky enough to do 3 honors studies that I developed with the assistance of my college adviser and scientists in the community. 1. Regrowth of limbs in certain lizards and the relationship to humans. 2. Human respiratory physiology working with a team of researchers from Mass General Hospital on the diving reflex of seals. I supported that team while they were in Antarctica. 3. Research in rheumatoid arthritis in rats at the electron microscope level.

Connecticut College
BA in zoology
Yale School of Medicine PA School
Other

Education

Connecticut College (BA in zoology)

Yale School of Medicine PA School (Other)

Anatomy and physiology.

Ina presents her self nicely and explain everything clearly to me, she's very good at tutoring. I want to say thanks, cause I see my home work become lots easier after her explanation on Anatomy and physiology courses.

— RONALD, Randolph, MA on 2/27/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ina will travel within 20 miles of Sharon, MA 02067.