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Sam Houston Sate University (Bio with chem minor)
I love to teach and am patient with the student, whatever the learning pace may be. I have a can-do attitude and an encouraging personality. I've trained many pharmacy employees to do the more difficult tasks of a technician, and having worked with many personalities, understand the need for patience, and the reward of watching someone succeed.
I graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in chemistry. I have a strong foundation in the sciences, including general biology & chemistry, cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology, organic chemistry, and biochemistry.
I have experience in lab techniques for all of these subjects. I also have a well-rounded, successful writing background, in both general and scientific research formats, as well as persuasive, problem/solution, and informative essays.
I am a certified and registered pharmacy technician and worked in the pharmacy for ten years. I am passionate about the pharmaceutical field and medical-related scientific research. In a pharmaceutical retail setting I have mastered all skills and knowledge that can be acquired hands-on in the work field. I can teach and train for all areas of this job, including testing for certification.
In a laboratory setting, I have succeeded in techniques learned alongside classes I have taken, and spent my last year of my undergrad working as a research assistant for my professor.
Currently, I hold a science specialist position at an early college high school, where I teach IPC, biology, chemistry, physics, and algebra I. I love to teach and am patient with the student, whatever the learning pace may be. I have a can-do attitude and an encouraging personality. I've trained many pharmacy employees to do the more difficult tasks of a technician, and having worked with many personalities, understand the need for patience, and the reward of watching someone succeed.
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I have successfully completed a botany course, including lab and lecture, required of science majors by SHSU. I can assist a student in learning and understanding the following topics:
Introduction to science, botany, and chemistry; macromolecules; plant cells; cell types; cell function; energy; photosynthesis; glycolysis; citric acid (krebs) cycle; genetics; DNA and biotechnology; plant tissue and organs; roots; stems; leaves; flowers; seeds; hormones; tropisms; nutrition; transport; plant ecology; plant ecosystems; taxonomy.
General chemistry I: chemical changes and laws governing them; nomenclature; introduction to thermodynamics; reactions involving oxygen, hydrogen, acids, bases, and salts; ionization; metathesis; the periodic table, and atomic and molecular structure.
General Chemistry II: descriptive chemistry; gas laws; equilibria; kinetics; thermodynamics; electrochemistry; oxidation-reduction reactions.
Organic Chemistry I & II: See description under organic chemistry.
I have successfully completed the genetics course, including lecture and lab, required for biology majors at SHSU. Topics covered included:
Mendelian genetics, cytogenetics, gene expression and regulation, molecular basis of genetics, and gene technologies.
I have also successfully completed an enhanced writing course and lab in molecular biology. This was a hands-on course of the structure and function DNA, protein, and other associated molecules. The course emphasized electrophoretic technique and gene-cloning.
In addition to these courses, I have a year of experience working in the lab performing PCR and electrophoresis.
I have successfully completed a general microbiology lecture and lab as well as a medical microbiology course.
I also have a year of experience working in the Microbiology lab.
I have completed both organic chemistry I & II, mastering all topics that make up this area of chemistry. Passing each part was dependent upon not only testing by the professor, but in addition, a standardized final prepared by the American Chemical Society. I can assist a student with the following topics:
Organic Chemistry I includes structure and properties of organic molecules, including alkanes, alkenes, & alkynes; stereochemistry; alkyl halides: nucleophilic substitution & elimination reactions.
Organic Chemistry II includes structure, synthesis, and reactions of alcohols; properties of and reactions involving ethers, epoxides, sulfides, aromatic compounds, ketones, aldehydes, amines, carboxylic acids & derivatives; infrared, mass, UV, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; conjugated systems; orbital symmetry.
I have successfully completed the zoology lecture and lab required of science majors by SHSU. I have gained a full understanding of the following topics and can assist studends seeking to do the same:
Introduction to evolutionary & ecological principals of biology; emphasis on animal anatomy, behavior, ecology, taxonomy, and lab dissection technique.
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