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Alyssa F.

Baltimore, MD

$45/hour

Brilliant Biochemist and Researcher with Teaching Experience

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 39 ratings
A great tutor.
— Leon, Clarksburg, MD on 1/20/13

$45/Hour


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Current: University of Maryland- Baltimore County
Biochemistry

Education

Current: University of Maryland- Baltimore County (Biochemistry)

About Alyssa

I graduated from UMBC cum laude in Biochemistry. I have done biochemistry research for two years. I have one year of cell biology research experience at my current position (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine). I was a biology teaching assistant for four semesters. I have extensive tutoring experience in various areas of science from high school to college levels. I am currently applying for MD/PhD programs. I have a 98th percentile score on the MCAT.

I am very good at meeting students where they are! If you would like to discuss your particular needs/struggles, please message me. I'm happy to help!

(I prefer one week's notice before starting a tutoring relationship.)
I graduated from UMBC cum laude in Biochemistry. I have done biochemistry research for two years. I have one year of cell biology research experience at my current position (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine). I was a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Baltimore, MD 21210
In-person lessons

"A great tutor."

- Leon, Clarksburg, MD on 1/20/13

"Awesome tutor!"

- Christina, Montgomry Village, MD on 1/11/13
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry, Genetics, Organic Chemistry

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

Graduated cum laude in biochemistry and molecular biology. Currently work in cell biology research. For four semesters of undergraduate school, I was a teaching assistant for introductory biology where I planned and ran my own weekly supplemental instruction. Previously have tutored students in biology.

Organic Chemistry

I have completed both Organic Chemistry I and II with the grade of an A. I tutor this subject as my specialty in the Science Learning Center of my college and have returning students that come specifically for me to tutor them. My mastery of stereochemistry is particularly valuable to students, as this is usually the most difficult concept to learn. I am proficient in all the concepts of first year Organic Chemistry: bonding structure, acid and base reactions, electronegativity trends, oxidation and reduction, identifying functional groups (e.g. alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatics, amines, esters, ethers, sulfhydryls, carbonyls and corboxylic acids, etc.) and reactions affiliated with these functional groups, identifying reactivity, solving synthesis problems, choosing proper reactants (e.g. HCl, NaH, CO2, Mg, Lindlar's Catalyst, heat, etc.) and proper solvents (i.e. non-polar or polar protic/aprotic solvents), theory behind laboratory techniques (e.g. distillation, refluxing, extractions, recrystallization), stereochemistry (e.g. identifying stereoisomers and meso compounds, cis and trans, R/S assignments, stereogenic centers, translating molecules to Newman projections and Fisher models or vice versa, etc.).

There is much more that I know about this subject, but it might be impossible to list all of it here. In short, I know this subject inside and out and do a great job at explaining the concepts in a broken down fashion, complete with tricks to remember the material and keep the details straight.

Current: University of Maryland- Baltimore County
Biochemistry

Education

Current: University of Maryland- Baltimore County (Biochemistry)

A great tutor. — Alyssa is a very mature, calm and nice young lady. She takes the necessary time to explain the material in a very patient way. I am very satisfied and can recommend her. ...

— Leon, Clarksburg, MD on 1/20/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alyssa will travel within 10 miles of Baltimore, MD 21210.