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Marisa M.

Professor of Anthropology; Specializing in College Essays/Peer-Review

Professor of Anthropology; Specializing in College Essays/Peer-Review

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  • 34 hours tutoring

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Bio

I am a first generation college student turned professor. I graduated Utah Valley University with a Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Science. I was on the Dean's List and a recipient of numerous academic and leadership scholarships. I traveled overseas to complete a Masters of Science degree at Sheffield University in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology. My masters thesis and field work were based on pre-Hispanic and Colonial skeletal populations in Lambayeque, Peru.

Now I am a...

I am a first generation college student turned professor. I graduated Utah Valley University with a Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Science. I was on the Dean's List and a recipient of numerous academic and leadership scholarships. I traveled overseas to complete a Masters of Science degree at Sheffield University in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology. My masters thesis and field work were based on pre-Hispanic and Colonial skeletal populations in Lambayeque, Peru.

Now I am a professor of more than six years. I recently won Professor of the Year at my university . I am an excellent teacher with a passion for education!

I have read and graded thousands of college essays on scientific topics, ethical debates and opinion pieces. I know what teachers/professors want because I am one! I know how to construct an argument and find peer-reviewed sources to back it up. I specialize in making writing clear, concise, and evidence based.

I currently teach collegiate courses in anthropology and archaeology. Each feature a heavy science and writing component.

I teach a life-sciences course that is equivalent to biology 1010. We discuss topics such as cells, DNA structure and replication, protein synthesis, Mendelian inheritance, Laws of Inheritance, Punnett squares, genes, variation, natural selection, sexual selection, artificial selection, behavioral ecology, and human evolution. I make science come alive by using lots of memes/gifs/videos! Learning is so much easier if you're laughing!

In my spare time, I volunteer as an English tutor for new refugees. I dabble in creative writing, and of course, reading as well. I have successfully homeschooled my children and all of them could read by age three. I think reading is the foundation of academic success, it's never too early to start! I teach children to read by playing games, using their hands, and finding interesting stories!

Teaching is what I was made to do!


Education

Utah Valley University
Behavioral Science
University of Sheffield
Masters

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Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I speak to large groups of people for my job—I’m a professor who lectures 100’s of students at a time, multiple times a week. I recently received the teaching excellence award at my university and I have led trainings for other faculty on dynamic public speaking techniques

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

As a professor it is my job to critique hundreds of academic essays every year. I read for content, but an important component of every paper (and grade), is accurate grammar. Poor grammar can ruin an otherwise excellent paper; grammar makes a first impression. No matter how smart you are, if your grammar is terrible, that reader is going to write you off. I do this for a living, so I feel pretty comfortable editing and proof-reading academic content.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a professor, most of my job entails grading academic papers. Not only am I reading for content, but I'm looking at grammar, organization, pace, clarity and sophistication. It's my job to critique every tiny error, so that actually makes me an excellent and practiced proof-reader.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I speak to large groups of people for my job—I’m a professor who lectures 100’s of students at a time, multiple times a week. I recently received the teaching excellence award at my university and I have led trainings for other faculty on dynamic public speaking techniques

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

As a professor it is my job to critique hundreds of academic essays every year. I read for content, but an important component of every paper (and grade), is accurate grammar. Poor grammar can ruin an otherwise excellent paper; grammar makes a first impression. No matter how smart you are, if your grammar is terrible, that reader is going to write you off. I do this for a living, so I feel pretty comfortable editing and proof-reading academic content.
Reading

Reading

As a professor I read a lot. I read for fun and I read for work. But as a mom, during COVID, I was forced to go rewind the clock and revisit how we actually learn to read. I've successfully taught my two sons to read by age 3. I make learning fun by playing games and quick reading lessons. I think the best way to get young ones interested in reading is to find the best books! All you need is a spark and then you're hooked for life!

English

English,

English

I instruct college students how to write academic papers every semester as a professor. I know what teachers/professors are looking for because I am one! I also received a 33 on the English portion of the ACT.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a professor it is my job to critique hundreds of academic essays every year. I read for content, but an important component of every paper (and grade), is accurate grammar. Poor grammar can ruin an otherwise excellent paper; grammar makes a first impression. No matter how smart you are, if your grammar is terrible, that reader is going to write you off. I do this for a living, so I feel pretty comfortable editing and proof-reading academic content.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a professor, most of my job entails grading academic papers. Not only am I reading for content, but I'm looking at grammar, organization, pace, clarity and sophistication. It's my job to critique every tiny error, so that actually makes me an excellent and practiced proof-reader.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I speak to large groups of people for my job—I’m a professor who lectures 100’s of students at a time, multiple times a week. I recently received the teaching excellence award at my university and I have led trainings for other faculty on dynamic public speaking techniques
Reading,

Reading

As a professor I read a lot. I read for fun and I read for work. But as a mom, during COVID, I was forced to go rewind the clock and revisit how we actually learn to read. I've successfully taught my two sons to read by age 3. I make learning fun by playing games and quick reading lessons. I think the best way to get young ones interested in reading is to find the best books! All you need is a spark and then you're hooked for life!
Writing

Writing

I am a professor who teaches and requires students to write academic, peer-reviewed papers multiple times a semester. I have worked closely with the English/writing department to hone my instructional skills on this matter. It's my job to grade academic writing, so I know I can help students craft concise, accurate, evidence-based arguments. I write in my spare time; I am in numerous local writing groups and I'm working on my first novel (yay!). I've taken collegiate creative writing courses. I also received a 33 on the writing portion of the ACT.

History

Anthropology,

Anthropology

I've obtained a MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology from the University of Sheffield. I have also taught ANTHROPOLOGY 1020 Human Origins: Evolution and Diversity for over five years at the collegiate level (at Salt Lake Community College). The course covers topics such as: DNA, cells, genetics, evolution, osteology, primatology and paleoanthropology.
World History

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I teach a life science course at my university. We cover evolution, principles of life, cells, protein synthesis, cellular replication, human variation. It is an intro level course.
English,

English

I instruct college students how to write academic papers every semester as a professor. I know what teachers/professors are looking for because I am one! I also received a 33 on the English portion of the ACT.
Reading,

Reading

As a professor I read a lot. I read for fun and I read for work. But as a mom, during COVID, I was forced to go rewind the clock and revisit how we actually learn to read. I've successfully taught my two sons to read by age 3. I make learning fun by playing games and quick reading lessons. I think the best way to get young ones interested in reading is to find the best books! All you need is a spark and then you're hooked for life!
Writing

Writing

I am a professor who teaches and requires students to write academic, peer-reviewed papers multiple times a semester. I have worked closely with the English/writing department to hone my instructional skills on this matter. It's my job to grade academic writing, so I know I can help students craft concise, accurate, evidence-based arguments. I write in my spare time; I am in numerous local writing groups and I'm working on my first novel (yay!). I've taken collegiate creative writing courses. I also received a 33 on the writing portion of the ACT.

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I teach a life science course at my university. We cover evolution, principles of life, cells, protein synthesis, cellular replication, human variation. It is an intro level course.
English,

English

I instruct college students how to write academic papers every semester as a professor. I know what teachers/professors are looking for because I am one! I also received a 33 on the English portion of the ACT.
Reading,

Reading

As a professor I read a lot. I read for fun and I read for work. But as a mom, during COVID, I was forced to go rewind the clock and revisit how we actually learn to read. I've successfully taught my two sons to read by age 3. I make learning fun by playing games and quick reading lessons. I think the best way to get young ones interested in reading is to find the best books! All you need is a spark and then you're hooked for life!
Writing

Writing

I am a professor who teaches and requires students to write academic, peer-reviewed papers multiple times a semester. I have worked closely with the English/writing department to hone my instructional skills on this matter. It's my job to grade academic writing, so I know I can help students craft concise, accurate, evidence-based arguments. I write in my spare time; I am in numerous local writing groups and I'm working on my first novel (yay!). I've taken collegiate creative writing courses. I also received a 33 on the writing portion of the ACT.

Science

Anthropology,

Anthropology

I've obtained a MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology from the University of Sheffield. I have also taught ANTHROPOLOGY 1020 Human Origins: Evolution and Diversity for over five years at the collegiate level (at Salt Lake Community College). The course covers topics such as: DNA, cells, genetics, evolution, osteology, primatology and paleoanthropology.
Archaeology,

Archaeology

I've obtained a MSc in Funerary ARCHAEOLOGY from the University of Sheffield. I have also taught ANTHROPOLOGY 1020 Human Origins: Evolution and Diversity for over five years at the collegiate level. The course covers topics such as: DNA, cells, genetics, evolution, osteology, bioanthropology, bioarcheology, primatology and paleoanthropology. I have a masters thesis on Peruvian bioarcheology and multiple poster presentations on the topic.
Biology,

Biology

I teach a life science course at my university. We cover evolution, principles of life, cells, protein synthesis, cellular replication, human variation. It is an intro level course.
Genetics

Genetics

I've obtained an MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology from the University of Sheffield. I have also taught ANTHROPOLOGY 1020 Human Origins: Evolution and Diversity for over five years at the collegiate level. The course covers topics such as DNA, cells, genetics, evolution, osteology, primatology, and paleoanthropology.

Sports/Recreation

Basketball

Basketball

I played high school and college basketball.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I teach a life science course at my university. We cover evolution, principles of life, cells, protein synthesis, cellular replication, human variation. It is an intro level course.
Reading,

Reading

As a professor I read a lot. I read for fun and I read for work. But as a mom, during COVID, I was forced to go rewind the clock and revisit how we actually learn to read. I've successfully taught my two sons to read by age 3. I make learning fun by playing games and quick reading lessons. I think the best way to get young ones interested in reading is to find the best books! All you need is a spark and then you're hooked for life!
Writing

Writing

I am a professor who teaches and requires students to write academic, peer-reviewed papers multiple times a semester. I have worked closely with the English/writing department to hone my instructional skills on this matter. It's my job to grade academic writing, so I know I can help students craft concise, accurate, evidence-based arguments. I write in my spare time; I am in numerous local writing groups and I'm working on my first novel (yay!). I've taken collegiate creative writing courses. I also received a 33 on the writing portion of the ACT.

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Knowledgeable & Prepared tutor!

Marisa was awesome. I reached out for a last minute assignment and she was able to help me right away. She prepared a presentation for me & was able to teach me a semesters worth of information in a short period of time. She is very patient & kind. Thank you Marisa!

Lety, 1 lesson with Marisa

Knowledgeable and extremely helpful tutor

Marisa M. has been an amazing tutor. She has helped me understand concepts in one tutoring session better than through an entire semester in a class. She is kind and funny and I enjoy her way of teaching so much. I appreciate her help and would recommend her to everyone!

Angelina, 1 lesson with Marisa

Excellent tutor

Marisa has done a great job going above and beyond while tutoring me. She has provided her own PowerPoints to explain the content that my professor is teaching us, which I find very helpful and informative. Overall, a great tutor

Fred, 11 lessons with Marisa
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