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Vinay M.

Gaithersburg, MD

$40/hour

High-quality Biology Tutoring by UPenn Grad!

Background check passed as of 1/13/15

$40/Hour


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University of Maryland, College Park
Biological Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
MEd

Education

University of Maryland, College Park (Biological Sciences)

University of Pennsylvania (MEd)

About Vinay

Dear prospective student and parent,

My name is Vinay M., and I am a recent graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park (B.S. in Biological Sciences, specializing in Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics) and of the University of Pennsylvania (M.S.Ed in Education, specializing in Secondary Biology Education). I also hold a Pennsylvania state certification for teaching Biology & Life Sciences for students in grades 7-12.

Throughout my undergraduate studies, I had several opportunities to tutor wonderful students. The most notable of these was when I was selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their highly selective STEM Fellowship. The NSF STEM Fellowship pairs undergraduate science students with veteran science teachers in low-income public high schools for the purpose of gaining firsthand exposure to the field of teaching. I enjoyed this and other experiences so much that I decided to then pursue a full-time career in teaching, which then led me to my graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

A key component of the Penn Teacher Education Program is the intensive 8-month student teaching experience, which is supported by rigorous coursework and research designed to help us develop on all fronts as a teacher. Throughout this past year of student teaching in the highest-performing Philadelphia public high school, I taught two sections (90 students) of 9th grade Honors Biology, covering key biological topics such as macromolecules, the central dogma, photosynthesis, respiration, evolution, and ecology. I also taught one section (30 students) of 7th grade Life Sciences, covering similar topics to the 9th grade curriculum. I gained a multitude of experience with regards to lesson planning, classroom management, innovative science education, and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of my students personally and helping them to succeed as unique and promising individuals.

I hope that you will consider me as a tutor, and I look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,
Vinay
Dear prospective student and parent,

My name is Vinay M., and I am a recent graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park (B.S. in Biological Sciences, specializing in Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics) and of the University of Pennsylvania (M.S.Ed in Education, specializing in Secondary Biology Education). I also hold a
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Travels within 15 miles of Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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Science:
Biology

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Biology

I hold a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland-College Park where I graduated with a GPA of 3.549, far above average for a biology major at UMD. Additionally, I hold a Masters in Secondary Education from the University of Pennsylvania. As part of my graduate program, I completed an intensive year of student teaching, where I taught 90 9th grade students Honors Biology and 30 7th grade students Life Sciences, allowing to combine my firm grasp of content knowledge with high-quality pedagogy.

University of Maryland, College Park
Biological Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
MEd

Education

University of Maryland, College Park (Biological Sciences)

University of Pennsylvania (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Vinay will travel within 15 miles of Gaithersburg, MD 20879.