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University at Buffalo (Medicinal Chemistry)
Since graduating with a second Bachelor's of Science Degree last Fall [first degree was in Business Administration (Marketing); second degree was in Medicinal Chemistry], teaching professionally while going to the University at Buffalo for a Master's in Medicinal Chemistry is the next goal. I am currently applying to the program; the program includes being a Teaching Assistant to a Chemistry Professor while taking classes and doing research. The responsibilities include holding laboratory and recitation sessions with different classes of students.
Tutoring in the sciences is an absolute passion of mine. My sister is visually disabled and whether I am working with her, other family members or more typically my fellow students, I stay true to the fact that I work with persons in my academic world. Giving them the techniques and tools they need to excel at any work that may come their way is what I strive for.
Some grades include the top grade in my Advanced Biochemistry Class. I received A's in Advanced Organic Chemistry, Biopsychology, Physics, Quantum Physics, General Chemistry, Calculus. Since graduating with a second Bachelor's of Science Degree last Fall [first degree was in Business Administration (Marketing); second degree was in Medicinal … Read more
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As a Medicinal Chemist, biochemistry is key in the understanding of how pathways in the body affect our physiology. This understanding allows us to create drugs that can alter the outcome of undesired pathways. Much of my Medicinal Chemistry curriculum is based around biochemistry. My experience in different types of biochemistry classes is very extensive. I have always excelled in all of them. In Advanced Biochemistry my grade was the top grade in the class.
I have a large background in biology. I have taken classes at the Masters and Ph.D. level at UB and have been at the top of the classes. Some notable top marks came in Advanced Biochemistry and Advanced Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology.
I am well-qualified to teach Chemistry because not only do I have a Medicinal Chemistry degree which has higher standards for its graduates than the regular Chemistry degree, but I have conquered all of the chemistry classes in the program with great proficiency. Along with doing well in the chemistry curriculum at UB, I have also done better than most of the graduate students in multiple graduate level classes such as Advanced Biochemistry, Advanced Molecular/Cell/Developmental Biology and Medicinal Chemistry 2 which all had a foundation in chemistry. I have even had to correct teachers in the biology dept. on mistakes they have been making for years on their slides. They have been impressed that I proved my answers not by rote memorization but by taking them through why it is wrong based on the laws of chemistry.
Having a Bachelor's of Science in Medicinal Chemistry makes me an ideal tutor for Organic Chemistry. Not only did I receive high marks in Advanced Organic Chemistry (A-), but I also have gone above and beyond in the Medicinal Chemistry Program. Taking a Master's level class last semester and having exam scores that were higher than most of the Master's Program students (and I am not even in the program yet). My teacher is from Harvard University and taught some Organic Chemistry there before coming to UB to teach our Medicinal Chemistry class. In any case, Medicinal Chemistry is simply organic chemistry mixed in with scientific principles of drug-making so I have many many years (4) of experience in just Organic Chemistry.