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Vassar College (Biology, Music Comp)
University of Pittsburgh (PhD)
Hello! I am excited for the opportunity to tutor inquisitive minds in the subject of biology! I am 36 years old, with a doctorate in molecular, cell, developmental and biochemical biology. I did bio-medical research for almost 13 years, but in the past year I have changed my focus on editing manuscripts and teaching. I love to teach!
My approach to teaching is truly specialized for each individual. My background is such that, although I grew up with two scientists as parents (physicist and psychologist), I was primarily interested in the arts and music as a child. In fact, I am still very interested in these activities - another reason why I left bench research. I believe that these diverse interests actually give me an advantage as a tutor, in that I look at science from different perspectives, often from the perspective of someone who sees it from the outside-looking-in. This is not to be mistaken as not having a full grasp or understanding of the subject - as I certainly do! It is merely that I can understand what about the subject needs to be highlighted to be welcoming to the outsider.
As a woman, I feel it is especially important to help other women view science as a welcoming subject. Although women are gaining more equal ground in the field of biology, it still seems that women do not always have the same level of self-confidence as men, and will sometimes concede to men when, in reality, they know just as much, and sometimes more, as their male counterparts. One goal of mine is to help young girls and women to feel this security in themselves, and not to live their lives apologetically or subordinately. I find that even with boys, I can convey these values such that young boys and men see women as their equals in any subjects. In this light, everyone can feel empowered to be themselves.
I hope you like what you read here and are excited to work with me, as well! My aim is to make learning fun, since why should it not be fun?! The more fun it is, the more you'll want to do it, and then learning becomes second-nature!
Thank you! Hello! I am excited for the opportunity to tutor inquisitive minds in the subject of biology! I am 36 years old, with a doctorate in molecular, cell, developmental and biochemical biology. I did bio-medical research for almost 13 years, but in the past year I have changed my focus on … Read more
I have experience tutoring and I have a doctorate. My rate reflects both the time I put into tutoring (more than just the time with the student) and my expertise.
We hired Jen when our child had an "F" in biology, a little under halfway through the semester. Our child pulled off a B in Biology, and Jen was a huge part of that success! Strongly recommend!!
Great tutor. Always prepared and looked for ways to help student grasp concepts through video as well as other form of teaching so that is not simply text book based.
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I have a doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Pittsburgh in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental, and Biochemical biology. I have tutored, taught, and performed research in the field for 13 years.
I have a doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Pittsburgh in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental, and Biochemical biology. I have tutored, taught, and performed research in the field for 13 years. I have tutored biology through Wyzant for the past year, as well.
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