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Melissa K.

New York, NY

$100/hour

Microbiology PhD For Science and Mathematics Tutoring

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50+ Hours
4.9 average from 27 ratings

$100/Hour


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Cornell University
Animal Science
University of Chicago
PhD

Education

Cornell University (Animal Science)

University of Chicago (PhD)

About Melissa

I have a PhD in Microbiology from The University of Chicago with additional emphasis in Immunology and Genetics. I also graduated from Cornell University cum laude with a BS in Animal Science. I have a wide variety of academic and professional experiences that have provided me with a unique outlook that is an asset when working with a variety of individual personalities. I am currently working in virology research in Manhattan and looking to spend some more time teaching. I find a one-on-one teaching setting to be the most effective and rewarding.

I feel that the best way to begin an interaction between student and mentor is to establish expectations for the time spent working together so that the student and parent are fully satisfied with the tutoring.

I have been tutoring professionally for several years, with students ranging from in elementary through college mathematics, science, and writing. I have also mentored several undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory, and have more formal experience from teaching assistantships in virology, host-pathogen interactions, and molecular biology.

I am a visual learner and often find that drawing diagrams and writing organized study sheets are a very helpful way to master concepts and retain information. I think selecting informative sample problems is also a great way to get things started. I am very skilled at phrasing information in multiple ways to tailor a concept to someone's unique way of learning.

I am available evenings and weekends, anywhere accessible via NYC transit.
I have a PhD in Microbiology from The University of Chicago with additional emphasis in Immunology and Genetics. I also graduated from Cornell University cum laude with a BS in Animal Science. I have a wide variety of academic and professional experiences that have provided me with a unique outlook that is an asset when working with a variety of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of New York, NY 10065
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary Science, Genetics,
Microbiology,
Physical Science, PSAT, Zoology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Genetics

During my doctoral dissertation, I focused heavily on mouse genetics and positional cloning. I have published my work on these genetic experiments in peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Virology, Immunity, and Science.

I also took genetics courses during my undergraduate education, in which I received very high marks.

Microbiology

I have a PhD from Microbiology from the University of Chicago. I was a teaching assistant for three Microbiology undergraduate/graduate level courses including, Virology, Molecular Biology, and Host/Pathogen Interactions. I also mentored several undergraduate/graduate students and technicians in the laboratory.

Cornell University
Animal Science
University of Chicago
PhD

Education

Cornell University (Animal Science)

University of Chicago (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 8 miles of New York, NY 10065.