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Maria J.

Swampscott, MA

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Research Scientist in Bioengineering

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Florida International University
Biomedical Engineeri
University of Pittsburgh
PhD

Education

Florida International University (Biomedical Engineeri)

University of Pittsburgh (PhD)

About Maria

I have a B.S in Biomedical Engineering with minors in Biology and Chemistry and a PhD in Bioengineering.
My goal is to eventually become a professor at a research academic institution, hence, I want to get some teaching experience, which ultimately will help me achieve my long-term goals.

I have previous teaching experience as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses, including thermodynamics and Biomedical lab. My duties in these positions included teaching recitations for groups of up to 50 students, and holding office hours, in which I had to individually interact with students helping them with homework assignment and clarifying class material.

In addition, through my research career I have mentored a number of high school and undergraduate students in the lab, teaching principles (and practice) of commonly used molecular biology techniques. As a Hispanic woman, I am particularly interested in tutoring minorities and underrepresented groups and while I am qualified to tutor more advanced subject, I am listing some early (middle school/high school) subjects, as I believe this to be a critical age where I ll be able to peek student's interest on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine) fields.

I prefer to tutor a student on a regular basis, which allows for the development of a better understanding of the student needs and learning style to tailor lesson plans accordingly. I believe communication is key for the success, so I ask students to share the material covered at school (syllabus, textbook, homework assignment) to be able to design a tutoring plan.

I selected geometry as a preferred subject, because I remember it being a subject I truly had fun with as a middle school student. Geometry is the basis for more advanced classes such as trigonometry, which leads to calculus. It can be applied towards physics, mechanics (statics and dynamics) and so many other subjects. By having a good basis in geometry, a student will be successful in more advance classes, and it was when I took geometry in middle school and high school that I developed and interest for engineering,

I grew up knowing that I wanted to work in the medical field. I have always had interest in Biology and excelled at it since I started taking it in the 5th grade. In addition to middle school ad high school biology, as a graduate student I took Biology I and II, molecular biology, biochemistry and virology. I have worked on cancer cell biology and stem cell biology and I use molecular biology principles for work on a daily basis.
I took Physiology for the first time in high school and while challenging I found it fascinating. I took college level physiology while on a student exchange program in England, but because the credit didn't count towards my degree I had to take another physiology class later on. The later was a physiology focused on engineering principles and ended up being quite interesting and my favorite class in College. In graduate school I had to take physiology again, but I took it from a the neuroscience department, therefore learning physiology from a neuroscience perspective. My research involved development of technologies for the treatment of diabetes (in graduate school) and liver disease (currently), as such I have had to become familiar with both the pancreas and liver, which are two organs with a great array of functions that affect the whole human body equilibrium, hence serving as excellent models for learning physiology.

I believe that in addition to my academic experience, my research experience gives me a perspective that allows me to teach these subjects in a practical-oriented manner. My approach is to present the information in a way where the student understand the concepts and their applications, which in my experience, helps arouse interest in the subject and facilitate the learning of the material.
I have a B.S in Biomedical Engineering with minors in Biology and Chemistry and a PhD in Bioengineering.
My goal is to eventually become a professor at a research academic institution, hence, I want to get some teaching experience, which ultimately will help me achieve my long-term goals.

I have previous teaching experience as a
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Swampscott, MA 01907
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology, Physiology

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Florida International University
Biomedical Engineeri
University of Pittsburgh
PhD

Education

Florida International University (Biomedical Engineeri)

University of Pittsburgh (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maria will travel within 10 miles of Swampscott, MA 01907.