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Katherine S.

Ossining, NY

$35/hour

Cornell Educated Biologist (with experience in Psychology and Flute)

5.0 average from 8 ratings
A very qualified, motivated and talented tutor. An excellent find!
— John, Yonkers, NY on 7/30/15

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Cornell University
Biological Sciences

Education

Cornell University (Biological Sciences)

About Katherine

My name is Katherine (or Katie), and I recently graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor's of Science in Biological Sciences and currently work full time as a Biochemist. My areas of focus were Genetics and Development, and Microbiology. I also took a variety of Psychology courses, and stayed very active in music during my undergraduate career.

After graduating from Cornell, I want to continue to spread my passion for biology by helping others understand the concepts and learn how awesome it really is. I have taken quite a few courses in my focuses (including Population Genetics, Food Microbiology, Bacterial Genetics, Mammalian Embryology, and Pathogenic Bacteriology) as well as the courses that were the base of my degree (such at General Biology, Evolution, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Statistics).

My interest in Psychology comes from my potential future career goal of becoming a Genetic Counselor. The courses I took included Intro to Psychology, Adult Psychopathology, Developmental Psychopathology, and Biological Issues in Human Development. With all my studies combined, one of my major areas of interest is human development on a biological and psychological level, from conception through adolescence. I am also interested in various microbiology topics, especially microbiome and its affect on the human body.

My experience with helping others comes from being an Orientation Leader and Supervisor for three years in a row, and Vice President of my campus's chamber music club. Through these activities, I was able to work hands on with other students with showing them the ropes and answering any questions they may have.

On top of my science background, I also have experience with music. I am mainly a flute player, in which I played in Cornell's Wind Symphony on piccolo for two years, and various chamber ensembles for all four of my college years (including taking a chamber music class for credit). I actively participated in NYSSMA every year throughout middle and high school, as well as participated in Area All State, NYSBDA Honor Band, and was the Jefferson-Lewis County Bicounty Senior Soloist in 2009. I've also done a variety of pit orchestras, and am always looking to increase my musical experience on any instrument (reeds and guitar) I can get my hands on.
My name is Katherine (or Katie), and I recently graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor's of Science in Biological Sciences and currently work full time as a Biochemist. My areas of focus were Genetics and Development, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Ossining, NY 10562

"A very qualified, motivated and talented tutor. An excellent find!"

- John, Yonkers, NY on 7/30/15
Music:
Flute
English:
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Flute

Until college, I participated in private lessons, getting high scores in New York State's solo competition in flute and piccolo (all within the 96-99/100 range), and won the spot for Jefferson-Lewis county's Senior Solo competition in 2009. Throughout college I stayed active musically by participating on flute and piccolo my first two years in Cornell's Wind Symphony, which held professional-level rehearsals twice a week preparing for a few concerts a semester. Also academically, I participated in a chamber flute class for credit, which was run by one of the flute instructors at the university. I also was Vice President of my campus's chamber music club, where I participated and managed multiple ensembles on flute, piccolo, voice, and saxophone for all four years, as well as assisting in creating and helping the other ensembles associated with the club.

Cornell University
Biological Sciences

Education

Cornell University (Biological Sciences)

A very qualified, motivated and talented tutor. An excellent find! — Katherine worked very well with my son reintroducing his instrument to him which he has not played in years. She gave my Son the confidence he needed to move forward. Katherine is a very patient and caring individual. Thank you for all your help. ...

— John, Yonkers, NY on 7/30/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Katherine will travel within 5 miles of Ossining, NY 10562.