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Natisha K.

Henderson, NV

$35/hour

Scientist, ASCP-MLT certified, Professional Editor, and Artist

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 11/11/14
5.0 average from 2 ratings
Nice and patient tutor
— Maraki, Las Vegas, NV on 12/20/14

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University of Rochester
Molecular Genetics
University of Rochester
Master's

Education

University of Rochester (Molecular Genetics)

University of Rochester (Master's)

About Natisha

I believe that you are never too old to learn new things. As a college graduate with four degrees, three in science and one in art, I realize that it's not always easy for students to absorb, understand, and apply what they are learning. As a former Boy Scout leader, city and rural public school volunteer, and homeschooler, I have learned many techniques in helping students learn and retain what they've learned.

My tutoring specialties include biology, anatomy, genetics, microbiology, elementary science, writing, reading, proofreading, drawing, and swimming. Regardless of what topic we work on, one of my goals is for each student to take away knowledge about the subject and how to apply that knowledge to other areas of the topic studied. I tailor each tutoring session to the needs of each student and provide regular feedback and assessments of his progress.

I have a 6 hour cancellation policy, and I try to be flexible with time. If you do need to reschedule, I do offer makeup classes.

My degrees are an A.A.S in Medical Laboratory Technology, B.S. in Molecular Genetics, B.A. in Studio Art, and an M.S. in Biochemistry. I was a research scientist for seven years at a pharmaceutical company, homeschooled my older son, wrote and edited for college level and grade school level educational companies, edited for two Canadian publishing companies, organized and edited the newsletter for the Rochester Area Children’s Writers and Illustrators, twisted balloon animals at restaurants and events, taught private art students, volunteered as a Boy Scout Leader (3 years as a den leader and 2 ½ years as a Cubmaster), and completed med tech internships in histology, hematology & coagulation, chemistry, special chemistry (serology), microbiology, phlebotomy, urinalysis, and blood banking.

I have recently relocated to the Las Vegas area from Rochester, NY. As you can see in the paragraph above, I have experience and I enjoy helping people. Allow me to help you achieve your goals.
I believe that you are never too old to learn new things. As a college graduate with four degrees, three in science and one in art, I realize that it's not always easy for students to absorb, understand, and apply what they are learning. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Henderson, NV 89014
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Nice and patient tutor"

- Maraki, Las Vegas, NV on 12/20/14
Science:
Anatomy,
Biochemistry, Biology,
Genetics,
Microbiology
English:
Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Anatomy

I have 3 degrees in the biological sciences including, an A.A.S. In Medical Technology, a B.S. In Molecular Genetics, and a M.S. In Biochemistry.

I have recently tutored a nursing student in anatomy and others over the past few years at the college and high school levels. I have great study resources that I share with my students along with techniques for learning the material and methods to remember what he or she learned.

Biology

I have had extensive coursework in many aspects of biology, and I have also had the opportunity to apply a lot of this knowledge in the lab. In addition to homeschooling my children, I also participated in a science Saturday program at the Children's Museum of Play in Rochester, NY where I helped kids of all ages understand the topic of the week.

Over the years I have helped both children and adults (in college) understand many topics in a variety of subjects, thus increasing their understanding an memory retention of how things work in the biological world.

Drawing

I have a B.A. in Studio Art, and over the past decade, I have taught private art lessons to children and teens, in addition to teaching my own child while homeschooling him. In my lessons, I talk about perspective, presentation, expression and style, media and mixed media, technique, materials, shape and texture, and more while I help the individual learn to hone his or her skills while encouraging him/her to develop his/her own style.

Genetics

I have a B.S. in Molecular Genetics and a M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Rochester. My master's thesis was on ApoB mRNA editing, and as a scientist, I infected human lung cells in a petri dish and evaluated their genetic expression.

I developed my own protocols and taught others how to use them and the theory behind them.

Microbiology

I have taken college microbiology and lab, industrial microbiology, and diagnostic microbiology. When I worked at a major pharmaceutical company, I had done some microbiology (worked with viruses and bacteria) over the course of 7 1/2 years. Recently, I completed a clinical rotation in a diagnostic microbiology lab.

Painting

I have a B.A. in Studio Art, and over the past decade, I have taught private art lessons to children and teens, in addition to teaching my own child while homeschooling him.

In my lessons, I talk about color theory, perspective, presentation, expression and style, media and mixed media, technique, materials, shape and texture, and more while I help the individual learn to hone his or her skills while encouraging him/her to develop his/her own style.

I work in mostly in acrylic and water colors when I teach since these are most easily understood by the beginner, but I have also explored other medias and textures while painting. we work on paper, canvas, photos, and nontraditional surfaces.

Proofreading

I have been a freelance editor for the past eleven years. During this time, I have edited scientific manuscripts for college texts, white papers, grants, web pages, short articles, mainstream fiction, and nonfiction.

In addition to the freelance editing, I have been a senior content editor for MuseItUp Publishing and a contract editor Double Dragon eBooks (both Canadian publishers).

Reading

I have worked with students on many levels with reading skills, including my own children (one of whom I homeschooled). For six years, I went into a local elementary school and worked with children in the library and in the classroom.

One teacher brought me into her class every week to work individually with students. I helped the children with reading and comprehension and wrote notes for the teacher regarding what I felt each child needed to improve his skills.

Swimming

I swam for four years on a high school varsity swim team. I taught my two children and a couple of adults to swim. I also helped several competitive swimmers in perfecting their strokes.

Writing

Over the years, I have written articles, short stories, books, website content, and testing materials. My experience ranges from fiction to professional reports and presentations. During my scientist years, I authored several papers in professional trade journals, and the chinchilla community has used a handbook I wrote for almost two decades. And since 2007, I have been writing short content for a major educational company based in Texas.

In addition to college level writing classes, I have taken the Institute of Children's Literature's "Writing for Children and Teens" course. In 2006, I won a full scholarship to the Highlight's Foundation Children's Writers Workshop in Chautauqua, NY, and in 2007, I won entry to attend the Rutger's One-on-One Plus conference.

University of Rochester
Molecular Genetics
University of Rochester
Master's

Education

University of Rochester (Molecular Genetics)

University of Rochester (Master's)

Nice and patient tutor — Natisha was really nice and patient with me. She gave me tips on how to study for a test and that really helped. I would recommend her to all my friends. ...

— Maraki, Las Vegas, NV on 12/20/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Natisha will travel within 20 miles of Henderson, NV 89014.