Biochemistry PhD with 5+ years teaching experience
Biochemistry PhD with 5+ years teaching experience
I earned a B.S. in chemistry (minor in mathematics) from the University of Florida and then graduated from the University of Michigan with a Masters and Ph.D. in biological chemistry. My postdoctoral research at the University of Maryland focused on the biochemical mechanism of a bacterial transcriptional activator. After more than 10 years of laboratory research, my projects have spanned topics ranging from organic synthesis to biochemistry, microbiology, and bacterial genetics in order...
I earned a B.S. in chemistry (minor in mathematics) from the University of Florida and then graduated from the University of Michigan with a Masters and Ph.D. in biological chemistry. My postdoctoral research at the University of Maryland focused on the biochemical mechanism of a bacterial transcriptional activator. After more than 10 years of laboratory research, my projects have spanned topics ranging from organic synthesis to biochemistry, microbiology, and bacterial genetics in order to answer questions of biological interest.
I have several years of experience mentoring technicians, undergraduates, and graduate students in the laboratory. I have subsequently spent more than 5 years teaching a laboratory course on cellular & molecular biology and genetics to biology majors at Eastern Michigan University. This intense class involved teaching scientific concepts in combination with laboratory techniques, scientific writing skills, and lab calculations, for which I received excellent evaluations.
The one-on-one time spent working with students was the part of classroom teaching that I enjoyed most. It was particularly gratifying to have students come into my office completely confused about a concept and have them leave with a much better understanding of things where it “all makes sense now”.
I’m excited to have to opportunity to work with students individually through tutoring and I’d encourage anyone with questions to contact me to learn more about whether I may be able help and schedule a time to work together.
Great help for AP Chemistry
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Well Prepared Chemistry Tutor
I'm getting tutoring for Chemistry level college and the teacher is very well prepared. She explains very well and has very good methods. My tutor has good communication and always arrives prepared to our meetings.Romelia, 22 lessons with Elise
Elise has been such a great help with my college Biochemistry class. She supplemented all my lecture material and presented her own resources to help answer the tons of questions I had in a very helpful way. She is also very patient and she wants to completely help you understand the material. Her help has helped me be successful so far in my class and definitely helped the way I approach exam questions! :) Thanks Elise!Symone, 6 lessons with Elise
Very easy to talk to!
Elise is terrific. I highly recommend her. She is extremely patient with me and explains all topics and subject very well.Laura, 14 lessons with Elise
Elise was a patient teacher as we talked about topics I had answers for but didn’t understand deeply. I am looking forward to studying biochemistry now instead of dreading it!Freda, 2 lessons with Elise
She’s the best one!
Personally, I need to be able to ask questions when I don’t understand a topic, so it was difficult relying on textbooks and even online videos alone. Working with a tutor was definitely the right decision for me as I prepared for my exam. Elise was incredible. She’s patient and very encouraging. Her lessons are very simple to understand because she does an amazing job breaking down tough topics.Tom, 15 lessons with Elise
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Excellent and Patient
Elsie taught me about oxidation numbers and the rules of electrochemistry and was really patient teaching it to me. She took her time to explain the process. I didn't understand much about electrochemistry before but I do understand now. She helped me practice these problems until I was confident i understood.Susana, 5 lessons with Elise
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