Drexel University (Biology and Math)
Thomas Jefferson University (PhD)
My name is Dr. Nathan F. (or, just Nate). I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Neuroscience in Philadelphia working to unravel the central brain circuits integral to chronic pain. I obtained my PhD in Neuroscience at Thomas Jefferson University where I studied migraine and received my BS in Biology and Mathematics while researching Alzheimer's Disease at Drexel University. I have presented my work world-wide and have published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. I was a New Headache Investigator Research Tournament Winner and an International Headache Academy Trainee in 2015. I had the immense honor of serving as a T32 Mentoring Jr. Investigators in Alcohol Research Fellow from 2012-2015 and as a Leopold Schepp Foundation Grantee from 2007-2011. Although I have been trained in numerous topics, my direct research experience includes pain, migraine, mitochondrial dysfunction, alcoholism, adenosine signaling, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, circadian rhythms, neurodegeneration, synaptogenesis, ecology/population dynamics,
I have tutored math to students ranging from middle school to adults in their 50s taking the GMATs or MCATs for entry into business and medical school, so I have a range of expertise when working with students of all ages and degrees. One of the most common things I have seen through this tutoring experience is that confidence is key in any subject. Thus, it is my goal to familiarize you with the material while also helping you overcome your fears or concerns. While completing my PhD, I a math instructor and a Physics Teaching Assistant. Sometimes, I feel like I am an engineer trapped in the body of a neuroscientist! Although I have helped many students, I have extensive experience in the Behavioral Basis of Biology (BBB 109) and Genetics (BIO 221) at UPenn and Web Graphics 1 (WMGD 220) at Drexel.
I have a passion for science outreach and science writing - two areas where it is essential to find ways to communicate the complexities of the scientific world to the public who may not have a science background. Because of this, I spend a lot of time finding ways to best explain different topics, a skill that is vital to successful tutoring sessions.
I tutor in a host of areas including math, physics, neuroscience, biology, Microsoft office, and even web design & development. If you are interested in help with web dev/des tutoring, I can also remotely tackle design or coding problems you are experiencing on specific projects you may be working on! Although I enjoy working in cafes, I am available for working at your home, in libraries, or other places you may find convenient. I tutor throughout Greater Center City (University City, West Philly, Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Fairmount, South Philly, etc) and along the Market-Frankford Line. If you have any questions, just shoot me a message!
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My name is Dr. Nathan F. (or, just Nate). I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Neuroscience in Philadelphia working to unravel the central brain circuits integral to chronic pain. I obtained my PhD in Neuroscience at Thomas Jefferson University where I studied migraine and
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Nathan is tutoring me for a biology class and a neuroscience class. He is very knowledgeable and is able to answer every question I ask. He also explains the topics slowly and in a way that allows me to fully grasp them. I highly recommend him!
He takes his time to review concepts if necessary. He explains everything in a way that makes the math easy to follow. He is very kind and is willing to go out of his way to make you feel comfortable with the material.
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I have had over 8 years of first-hand experience with genetics since it is integral to my research on Alzheimer's disease, migraine, and pain. I have worked directly with mouse, fly, and rat genetics as well as in vitro manipulation of genetic function that includes PCR, siRNA, knock-in/knock-out, CRISPR, transfection, and genetic cloning. I use genetic manipulation of animal models on a daily basis as a Postdoctoral PhD researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.