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Larry C.

Germantown, NY

$45/hour

Tutor Biology / Chemistry / Math / English

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20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/13/14
5.0 average from 8 ratings
Knowlegable, attentive, friendly and supportive
— Gabriel, Millerton, NY on 5/20/14

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SUNY New Paltz, NY
Biology
Boston University
PhD
Boston University
Master's

Education

SUNY New Paltz, NY (Biology)

Boston University (PhD)

Boston University (Master's)

About Larry

I believe there is structure in all things on all scales, from the sub-atomic to the cosmic. To understand basic mechanisms of actions requires knowing the structures involved. My scientific interests are related to understanding and defining relationships between molecular structure and biological activity with practical applications in protein engineering, molecular, structural and computational biology. My long term career goals are to build a genomics program that train secondary and undergraduate school students for entry into the biotechnology work force. I anticipate these individuals will harvest and construct a database bio-bank of local biodiversity for genetic material that may have beneficial applications in industry and medicine. Individual elements that are discovered with interesting properties would be subjects for further exploration. Much of my research is based on combining various technologies to extract information about structure with important outcomes and then use that data to construct new molecules that answer specific questions.

I see many opportunities for student growth in math and science using an application development approach. In my experience, when a small group of young people understand an objective and its importance to the world around us, they become involved in the process and learn the material on a more personal level. This approach as served me well as I have begun to develop a summer internship program to train high school students to work in a molecular biology laboratory.

I am interested in teaching how science and math can be used. This involves more than understanding objectives and techniques. It requires teaching what products each science or technology can provide and how those results can be interpreted. Proper interpretation leads to better decisions and ultimately to independent thinking.

I received a Master of Arts (MA) from Boston University in 1992 specializing in Biochemistry. I received a Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from Boston University in 1998.
I believe there is structure in all things on all scales, from the sub-atomic to the cosmic. To understand basic mechanisms of actions requires knowing the structures involved. My scientific interests are related to understanding and defining relationships between molecular structure and biological activity with practical applications in protein Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Germantown, NY 12526
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowlegable, attentive, friendly and supportive"

- Gabriel, Millerton, NY on 5/20/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Econometrics, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Biostatistics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology,
Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology,
Physical Science
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
Dreamweaver,
HTML, MATLAB,
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, PHP, QuickBooks, SQL, UNIX, Web Design
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding, Chess, Martial Arts,
Soccer

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

Differential equations is a study of how one or more variables change with respect to each other and or time. Part of my BA from S.U.N.Y. at New Paltz included several courses on differential equations. Many laws of physics and nature can be expressed using differential equations. The Biotechnology Training Program, Fermentation Methods and Scale Up Strategies certification from Pennsylvania State University trained us to use differential equations to predict kinetics and mass balance of recombinant protein expression. I received certification in October of 2010. I now use differential equations to model bacterial growth in fermentation processes that my company uses for producing recombinant proteins and anaerobic composting.

Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver is an html/web development environment program. I am self trained in using Dreamweaver to build static and dynamic html documents.

Martial Arts

I have studied Kung Fu for more than 30 years. I received my First Degree (Black Belt) from the Fu Jow Pai School of Kung Fu by Mr. Look in 1985. I have taught Kung Fu for more than 10 years in Kingston, NY. The style I practice is derived from the Tiger claw system.

MATLAB

Matlab, abbreviation for matrix laboratory is a window, script based programing environment ideally used for algorithm development. I have used Matlab for over 10 years developing algorithms to analyze large complex data sets. Some of my work has been funded by NASA and the DOE. In fact, the last grant my company received was awarded by the DOE where we used Matlab to apply a clustering algorithm on data that describes enzyme operational environments to identify specific enzymes ideal for use in industrial processes. That work resulted in a patent application.

Microbiology

I have received my Ph.D. from Boston University from the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. During my graduate work I specialized in the use of molecular and microbiology. Specifically I used various types of bacteria to express recombinant genes.

Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of the compounds composed of carbon. I received a Master of Arts (MA) from Boston University in 1992 specializing in Biochemistry. The organic chemistry I work with relates to hydrolyzing polymers of sugar into their monomeric units. A portion of this work requires understanding the properties of ionic and covalent bonds and how catalysis break or form them.

Pharmacology

I received a Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from Boston University in 1998. A specific area of study I specialized in are the effects drugs have on enzymes. This involves understanding Michaelis-Menten kinetics and the associated math. In fact I use this background in my work developing fusion enzymes for c2 Biotechnologies.

Study Skills

I have formal training in study skills was received from the Kaplan Test Prep school. Kaplan training prepared me for taking standardized test including MCAT and SATs.
Based on Kaplan training and my teaching experience, I have developed a short checklist of items that have proven to help students improve their study skills. I know the checklist works because I used it through out my career as a student in high school, undergraduate and graduate college.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a branch of mathematics that studies triangles and the relationships between their sides and angles.

Web Design

Web design combines technology and art in such away to attract and educate an audience so that they interact with your website. When tutoring in Web Design I use an outline and question approach to ensure a single message is delivered efficiently and clearly. We then choose the technology to present that message. I teach this by asking students to outline a single sentence for each topic and then to arrange them in an order that they think is clear. Allowing another individual to read each sentence and then decide what topic to see next tests if the order of elements is clear. If a web design passes this test we then discuss what technology can be used to implement the design. Samples of websites I have designed, such as the C2 Biotechnologies, LLC website powered by Joomla and mySQL database, are available upon request.

SUNY New Paltz, NY
Biology
Boston University
PhD
Boston University
Master's

Education

SUNY New Paltz, NY (Biology)

Boston University (PhD)

Boston University (Master's)

Knowlegable, attentive, friendly and supportive

I met with Larry five or six times during the second half of my Organic Chemistry 1 course at DCC. He was always available when I needed him and provided me with supplemental information obtained from the internet when appropriate. He was willing to read and prepare for my assignments in advance of the lessons. With his help I earned an A in the class. Mission accomplished! Larry is an all around

— Gabriel, Millerton, NY on 5/20/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Larry will travel within 15 miles of Germantown, NY 12526.