Naina B.

Silver Spring, MD


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200+ Hours
4.8 average from 133 ratings
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Calcutta University
Calcutta University


Calcutta University (Zoology)

Calcutta University (PhD)

NIH (Other)

About Naina

I am a trained scientist that has worked in NIH laboratories training undergraduate and medical students in molecular biology, genetics, developmental biology as well as general zoology. Currently, I work part-time as a researcher in a lab at Anatomy Department of Howard University. In my free time, I tutor elementary school students in reading and writing in English. I have also tutored some students in Hindi. I shall be able to teach general science subjects to elementary and middle school students and biological subjects to high school students. I am a trained scientist that has worked in NIH laboratories training undergraduate and medical students in molecular biology, genetics, developmental biology as well as general zoology. Currently, I work part-time as a researcher in a lab at Anatomy Department of Howard University. In my free time, I tutor elementary school students in reading Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20906

"Very knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Ema, Fairfax, VA on 2/27/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Nicole, Ashburn, VA on 12/14/16
Naina replied on 12/19/2016

Thanks Nicole for your confidence in me, I enjoyed explaining you nuances of human behavior genetic studies and underlying molecular underpinnings.

"Engaging and patient tutor"

- Herlene, Kensington, MD on 7/16/16
Naina replied on 7/18/2016

Thank you Herlene, it indeed is a pleasure to impart confidence and show the funny games and tricks to young inquisitive minds as learning tools for complex grammar.

"Very knowledgeable, patient and organized"

- Dee, Beltsville, MD on 12/13/15

"Very knowledgable & courteous"

- Raju, Silver Spring, MD on 6/13/15

"Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful and Wonderful"

- Will, Silver Spring, MD on 8/11/13
Naina replied on 8/25/2013

Hi Will, thank you so much, I am so happy that you like my teaching style and want to learn more. Have you started translating on your own? You seem to be progressing very well with your hard work and meticulous attention. Please select the sentences for translation so that we can work on those during your next lesson. Thank you!

Biochemistry, Biology,
Botany, Ecology,
Pharmacology, Physiology,
Adobe Photoshop
Test Preparation:
Praxis, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer,
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Handwriting, Reading,
GRE, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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I have taught two elementary school students with ADD/ADHD and have been involved with adults having ADD/ADHD in providing them general help with day-to-day chores.


I work in the anatomy department of a medical school where I help students with their anatomy questions


I have studied anthropology for two semesters while completing my undergraduate degree in Calcutta, India. Very recently I worked in a primate evolution lab led by an Anthropologist and collaborated with two different evolutionary biology labs that studied evolution of hand muscles and hand gripping primates.


I am a biomedical scientist and have been in the field of biomedical research for long time. I am currently involved in research using modern concepts cell and molecular biology as well as regenerative medicine


I have studied Ecology as a part of Genetics curriculum and have worked in an Evolutionary biology lab for two years helping junior students. I am studying the impact of environmental factors on epigenetic modulation and its biological impact on organisms and health issues of human populations in diverse geographical habitat.


My daily work includes extensive writing in English for grant applications and scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. Therefore, writing and editing comes easy to me and I can impart those skills easily to students who are attempting various writing projects.


Over this weekend, I just finished correcting and improving English for a book chapter written by a Brazilian university professor. About a month ago, I transcribed and translated a Voice of America Hindi program from CD into an article in English. I have helped many colleagues in improving English for their scientific articles for peer reviewed international journals and I am usually sought by colleagues for such help.

General Computer

I have been using computers for typing, database search, figures and slide preparation for over 25 years. it indeed is fun to learn and impart these skills to others so that they can have the same fun!


I have a PhD in Drosophila Genetics and I have worked in molecular genetics laboratories for over a decade using both reverse and forward genetics. I am currently involved in research using latest tools of molecular genetics.


I am a biomedical scientist and for my everyday work in the lab, I write many grant applications based on the guidelines of the funding agency. Accurate grammar and good write-up skills are very important for successful grant applications. I do have extensive experience in writing and very good grammar skills.


I have taught Hindi at the middle school and high school level in Calcutta, India. In US, I have volunteered at India School in Bethesda teaching Hindi at intermediate level to children as well as adults. I translate and transliterate in Hindi from English swiftly and have published a book last year. I also swiftly translate professional and conversational Hindi into excellent English. Recently, since August of 2013 I became NLSC member and have been publishing in their newsletters.


I work at Anatomy dept of Medical school and have been involved in biomedical research for about 25 years. In my current position, I write grant applications on rare human diseases and their possible cure through research.


My microbiology experience comes from my many years at NIH where I worked in research labs using microbiology techniques and attended many seminars on the topic. I have helped Wyzant as well as many other students with microbiology needs.

Microsoft Word

I started using Microsoft Word when it first came out and have been using it extensively on a daily basis since my work involves fair amount of scientific grant writing as well as publishing scientific and other articles.


I had been knitting since I was four years old! At that age, I used to knit with Chinese chop sticks. Through out my grade school years in India, I spent winter break (approximately three weeks) knitting sweaters for family members. I used to finish one sweater in 4 days. Similarly, I have done lot of needlework embroidering saris, dresses, table clothes etc. I have taught these skills to many who wanted to learn.


Past spring semester I taught anatomy and physiology course to nursing students helping them with concepts of molecular genetics as well as regenerative medicine for future nurses and their implications for basic anatomy and physiology.


I have been involved in volunteer nutritional counseling to disabled clients for over six years.


I work with anatomy students helping them with their physiology and anatomy needs.


Reading is my most favorite activity. I have volunteered as a reading volunteer in Montgomery county public schools. I have also helped in reading to adults with limited abilities. It indeed is gratifying to see someone read better and take reading as a hobby.

SAT Reading

I have helped many students who hated to read, I was able to motivate them to take reading as relaxation rather than a chore. They picked it up as hobby and were able to improve their SAT scores.


I worked in an international scientific institute, NIH, where many colleagues came from non-English speaking countries. I helped their families with English needs and it was a pleasure to see them becoming proficient and succeeding on the tests.


In addition to regular scientific publications and science-related writing, I am associated with language teaching and evaluation of videos for language learning. I also provide professional translation and interpretation services for various organizations. This keeps my vocabulary vibrant and diverse.


My daily work includes extensive reading plus writing grant applications and helping graduate students with their dissertation write up as well as research reports. I have published in peer-reviewed international journals and have also translated in English from other languages.


I have completed my PhD from Zoology department of Calcutta University, India. In addition, I have worked with animal systems during my training at NIH.

Calcutta University
Calcutta University


Calcutta University (Zoology)

Calcutta University (PhD)

NIH (Other)

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

Naina is very knowledgeable in academic research. She explained to me a lot of things and ensured that I understood. She is a great tutor with lots of patience. I like her way to teach and I got help from her to understand a lot of things. Thank you.

— Ema, Fairfax, VA on 2/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Naina will travel within 15 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20906.