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Alfred V.

Germantown, MD

$55/hour

Alfred V., Ph.D. - Biology from Cells to Cetaceans

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5.0 average from 5 ratings
Fast communication and knowledgeable
— Sanjita, Sterling, VA on 3/20/14

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Rutgers College
Biological Sciences
New Your University
Master's
University of Vermont
PhD

Education

Rutgers College (Biological Sciences)

New Your University (Master's)

University of Vermont (PhD)

About Alfred

Biology is the study of life. I have always marveled in the way that the structures of organisms tiny and huge are designed and built to perform a unique role in their world. I specialize in using familiar examples and analogies to teach an appreciation for the purpose of biological mechanisms, micro to macro. Then it becomes easier to focus on and learn the details of how molecules and large structures of organisms work together. If you know why, it helps to learn how, these things work and appreciate the inherent beauty of the miracle called life.

My approach to learning and teaching life sciences is to de-emphasize wrote memorization and focus on a complete understanding of basic principles

I have B.A. in Biological Sciences from Rutgers College, an M.S. in Biology from New York University and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology fro The University of Vermont where I tutored undergraduate Biology Students.
Biology is the study of life. I have always marveled in the way that the structures of organisms tiny and huge are designed and built to perform a unique role in their world. I specialize in using familiar examples and analogies to teach an appreciation for the purpose of biological mechanisms, micro to macro. Then it becomes easier to focus on Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Germantown, MD 20874
In-person lessons

"Fast communication and knowledgeable"

- Sanjita, Sterling, VA on 3/20/14
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Biology,
Botany,
Chemistry, Genetics,
Microbiology
Music:
Guitar
English:
English, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

I have a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Rutgers College, an M.S. in Biology from New York University and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology fro The University of Vermont where I tutored undergraduate Biology Students.

Botany

I have a BA in Biological Sciences from Rutgers. The degree program was a combined Botany/Zoology major. Also I was a Henry Rutgers Scholar in the Botany Department.

In addition I have a M.S. in Biology from New York University and a PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Vermont.

Genetics

I have a B.A. in Biology from Rutgers University, an M.S. in Biology from New York University and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from The University of Vermont. I scored in the 95 percentile on the advanced GRE exam in Biology.

I was a post doctoral student at Johns Hopkins conducting research in the activity of Antibody Genes and a Research Instructor at the U.S.U.S.H. in Bethesda working on gene expression and then a staff fellow at the N.I.H. working on cloning of genes that are involved in thyroid disease.

Guitar

I have been playing guitar for about 45 years now.

I have formed and worked with several groups of musicians performing traditional, folk and rock music at clubs and events while in college and grad school.

I play both electric and acoustic guitar and electric bass guitar and excel at improvisational solo work.

I have also studied accordion and piano.

Rutgers College
Biological Sciences
New Your University
Master's
University of Vermont
PhD

Education

Rutgers College (Biological Sciences)

New Your University (Master's)

University of Vermont (PhD)

Fast communication and knowledgeable

I needed someone to go over AP Biology/Genetics material with a couple of middle school students at a very short notice. Al responded quickly with good availability options. He has an impressive research background in the subject area; his mastery of the subject area was never in question. Got good feedback from students after the session. When the need arises again, I wouldn't hesitate to contact

— Sanjita, Sterling, VA on 3/20/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alfred will travel within 15 miles of Germantown, MD 20874.