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David B.

PhD Biochemist available for various science and math tutoring

PhD Biochemist available for various science and math tutoring

$50/hour

  • 1 hours tutoring

  • Philadelphia, PA 19145

About David


Bio

I am currently a science teacher at Vaux Big Picture High School, in the School District of Philadelphia. I am certified to teach biology, chemistry and physics and have six years of teaching experience.
I was previously a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout my career, I have mentored both high school students and undergraduates in the lab. I have also trained technicians and new graduate students. As a liaison between the University and Charter school, I have...

I am currently a science teacher at Vaux Big Picture High School, in the School District of Philadelphia. I am certified to teach biology, chemistry and physics and have six years of teaching experience.
I was previously a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout my career, I have mentored both high school students and undergraduates in the lab. I have also trained technicians and new graduate students. As a liaison between the University and Charter school, I have acted as a consultant on high school science projects and give demonstrations lessons to various grades.
Biology Tutoring
Due to my advanced degree, I have the experience necessary to tutor subjects that range from basic biology to highly advanced biology, chemistry and biochemistry. I have the background and knowledge to tutor in the following areas:

Basic Science (elementary students)
Basic Biology (junior high and high school students) Earth Science (junior high and high school students) Genetics (A.P. high school and undergraduate students) Molecular Biology (A.P. high school and undergraduate students) Immunology (undergraduate and medical students) Chemistry (A.P. high school, undergraduate) Biochemistry (A.P. high school, undergraduate, and graduate students) Laboratory techniques (A.P. high school, undergraduate, and graduate
students)

I also have extensive laboratory experience, and can help students preparing for lab, writing lab reports, keeping lab notebooks, and learning how to read scientific articles.

Teaching Philosophy

I have learned one important lesson from my years of tutoring: Every student has a unique style for learning information. I have learned that the most effective tutoring style is one that allows for flexibility based on the particular needs of any individual. I am the type of tutor who likes to have a schedule and a list of goals. The first time I meet with a tutoring student, I like to discuss what the
goals are for the tutoring and set up a plan for lessons immediately.
This way, we have goals that should be met and can re-assess the schedule as necessary. Once I know how a student best learns concepts, we can set lessons based around those needs. For example, some students excel best when given questions to work on themselves and discuss difficult concepts later. Other students prefer to talk through lessons/concepts together before taking a comprehension test/ quiz to assess their skills.


Education

George Washington University
B.S. Biology
Thomas Jefferson University
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $50 for in-person / $50 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19145
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/4/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I have a BS in biology and a PhD in biochemistry. Through those years I have taken many upper-level and graduate-level biology courses. I have also been doing research in the biological sciences for the past 18 years. I have excellent communication skills and lots of patience. I love teaching!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a strong chemistry background from my undergraduate through graduate education. I am currently a biochemist at UPenn.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I have a BS in biology and a PhD in biochemistry. Through those years I have taken many upper-level and graduate-level biology courses. I have also been doing research in the biological sciences for the past 18 years. I have excellent communication skills and lots of patience. I love teaching!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a strong chemistry background from my undergraduate through graduate education. I am currently a biochemist at UPenn.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Science

Biochemistry,

Biochemistry

I have a BS in biology and a PhD in biochemistry. Through those years I have taken many upper-level and graduate-level biology and biochemistry courses. I have also been doing research in the biological sciences for the past 18 years. I have excellent communication skills and lots of patience. I love teaching!
Biology,

Biology

I have a BS in biology and a PhD in biochemistry. Through those years I have taken many upper-level and graduate-level biology courses. I have also been doing research in the biological sciences for the past 18 years. I have excellent communication skills and lots of patience. I love teaching!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a strong chemistry background from my undergraduate through graduate education. I am currently a biochemist at UPenn.
Genetics,

Genetics

My background fully qualifies me for tutoring genetics through the undergraduate level. During my undergraduate studies I took Genetics which included a laboratory. This was an upper-level course required for the BS degree in biology. It covered Mitosis and meiosis, chromosomes, Mendellian inheritance, DNA replication and transcription and regulation of expression, population genetics and model organisms and their use in research. In graduate school, I took: Transcriptional Regulation, a very detailed course in control of gene transcription, promoters, enhancers, cis versus trans acting elements, proteins involved in activation and repression, epigenetic regulation, the role of chromatin, effects of mutations and non-coding RNAs. Also, I took Molecular Genetics. This course focused mainly on mouse models and making transgenic mice, histone modifications and the enzymes that add/remove them. For my graduate work I used yeast as a model system studying sporulation. This process is a temporally-controlled transcriptional cascade involving meiosis and spore formation. My work involved deleting genes, overexpressing genes, segregating haploids based on phenotype and many other genetic manipulations. My postdoctoral work focuses on epigenetic regulation, specifically histone modifications.
Anatomy

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I have a BS in biology and a PhD in biochemistry. Through those years I have taken many upper-level and graduate-level biology courses. I have also been doing research in the biological sciences for the past 18 years. I have excellent communication skills and lots of patience. I love teaching!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a strong chemistry background from my undergraduate through graduate education. I am currently a biochemist at UPenn.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

$50/hour

David B.

$50/hour

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