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University of Washington (Biology, History)
Duke University (Master's)
My introduction to tutoring came while I was an undergraduate earning a BS in Biology and a BA in History at the University of Washington in Seattle. From 2007-2010, I served as a peer tutor for Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honors Society, tutoring students in introductory biology as well as more advanced courses such as cell biology and genetics. I made it a priority to understand the material that my students were learning for any given class and to provide exceptionally interested students with additional resources to enhance their learning. As a tutor, my students' successes were very important to me. A particularly notable example is of one first-generation college student who had performed poorly on his first two introductory biology exams. He came to me before his final exam, uncertain whether he would pass the course. Over the next two weeks, I dedicated myself to equipping him with effective test preparation techniques and a strong grasp on the material for his upcoming final exam. He performed very well on the exam and passed the course, and later informed me that he had decided to become a biology major. Seeing the successes of the students I have tutored continues to be a source of pride.
My experiences with tutoring continued while I was earning my Master's in Biology from Duke University. While working as a student researcher in a Drosophila genetics laboratory, I mentored a new lab member, helping him to become proficient in basic biological research, the scientific method, and experimental design. I also helped first and second year graduate students apply for grants and fellowships. By editing my fellow students' manuscripts and grant applications and offering critical feedback on content, I gained enough experience in editing to be hired as a contract editor for a company that offers editing services of scientific manuscripts prior to publication in premier science journals. I was also an active member of the Duke Center for the Philosophy of Biology from 2012-2014, which enabled me to address both the sciences and the humanities from a cross-disciplinary perspective.
Overall, I am qualified to tutor students in the biological sciences, history, and philosophy at the high school through college level. It would be my pleasure to serve as your tutor! My introduction to tutoring came while I was an undergraduate earning a BS in Biology and a BA in History at the University of Washington in Seattle. From 2007-2010, I served as a peer tutor for Beta Beta Beta National Biological
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