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Heidi L.

Genetics and biology help for college and high school students

Genetics and biology help for college and high school students

$40/hour

About Heidi


Bio

After getting an undergrad degree in Biology from Notre Dame, a master's degree and PhD in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan, and several semesters of teaching genetics and cell biology (lab) at Eastern Michigan University as an adjunct lecturer, I decided to step back from teaching to be a stay at home mom with our three children. While working with these younger "students" has several rewards, I enjoy getting back to the business of teaching science and would be glad to bring...

After getting an undergrad degree in Biology from Notre Dame, a master's degree and PhD in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan, and several semesters of teaching genetics and cell biology (lab) at Eastern Michigan University as an adjunct lecturer, I decided to step back from teaching to be a stay at home mom with our three children. While working with these younger "students" has several rewards, I enjoy getting back to the business of teaching science and would be glad to bring my teaching experience to you in a tutoring setting.

My greatest joys in teaching at the collegiate level were of spending time one on one with students after class or in office hours. I do my best to listen and understand where each student is struggling to make connections necessary for understanding. It is a real thrill to see complicated areas of study become more clear as students walk with me through topics like DNA replication, pedigrees, and recombinant DNA technology -- to name a few.

I enjoy these subject areas personally and have had many years of experience in them -- both as a student and instructor. I especially love the logic behind genetics and like working with students to understand inheritance patterns and the nature of DNA.

I would welcome hearing from you to set up an initial appointment to see if you feel I would be a good fit to walk with you through your own studies!


Education

The University of Notre Dame
Biology
The University of Michigan (Human Genetics)
Masters
The University of Michigan (Human Genetics)
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Cancellations with less than 4 hours notice (or students more than 20 min. late) will be charged 50% of the lesson fee. Group lessons can be arranged (25% discount for each member).
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Science

Genetics

Genetics

I have a PhD from the University of Michigan in Human Genetics with teaching experience as a graduate student (graduate classes and medical school classes). I also taught several semesters as an adjunct lecturer at Eastern Michigan University (genetics and a cell biology/genetics laboratory course). My graduate work centered on a mouse model of genetic modifiers of a bleeding disorder, while my preferred teaching areas are in classical and molecular genetics and the nature of DNA and inheritance.

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Fantastic genetics tutor!

Heidi knows genetics inside out. I had trouble understanding the genetics complementation & linkage mapping concept and she guided me through it thoroughly. I went to office hours and my professor & TAs could not explain as well as Heidi did. She is patient and extremely knowledgeable.

Michael, 3 lessons with Heidi

Great Genetics tutor

Her explanations are very clear and you can tell she really wants to help. She is also very patient, easy going, and knowledgeable. She always adds in how the material is related to real life experiments or genetics which makes the topics even more interesting.

Kristen, 5 lessons with Heidi

Knowledgable, Patient, Attentive

Heidi is great - she has a wealth of knowledge about the subject and is very helpful at helping me visualize difficult subjects, and provides alternate ways of approaching problems. She is very attentive to make sure she answers all questions thoroughly, and even provides additional practice problems.

Allison, 4 lessons with Heidi
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$40/hour

Heidi L.

$40/hour

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Response time: 47 minutes