Weber State University (Zoology)
Northern Michigan University (Master's)
Hello, everyone! My name is Rainee, and I can help you not only succeed in your classes but can really strengthen your understanding of the material! I earned my bachelor's in zoology with a minor in photography from Weber State University; and a Master's of Science in Biology from Northern Michigan University. During my academic studies I was fortunate enough to experience many opportunities; a few, that I would like to share with you.
Weber State is a unique institution, there are programs, clubs and other forms of interactive activities where a student can truly broaden their education. For example, there is a program called Supplemental Instructor (SI). To be an SI you have to be a student and earn high marks for a specific class to be private tutor for that same course. The class that I was an SI for was a zoology course, with around 150 students, for 4 years; and, for 3 of those I was an assistant manager who trained all other SI's on WSU's campus.
I also worked with Gear-Up, AVID, Student-2-Student, AHEC and other youth organizations that specialize in tutoring students from grades 6-12. The range of study topics were from history, math, reading and writing, all of the sciences and even assisting with SAT prep.
Another great experience that I had was to be an anatomy lab instructor! That position is a competitive internship, typically only 25 students are awarded, for this opportunity. My responsibilities were to succeed in the advanced anatomy course (only the lab instructors can take this course), learn material to teach to the undergraduate anatomy class. This position included the instructors to preform dissections on human cadavers and disseminate that information.
I also was a DNA lab technician at WSU for 4 years, where I preformed molecular genetic techniques and trained new students entering our lab. This field is challenging but always rewarding!
The Environmental Club was another group that I was apart of for close to 5 years. Learning to work with our community and orchestrating raising funds was a huge asset that was outside of the teaching scope that I was accustomed to. Also, I volunteered 10 hours a week to the Norther Utah Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. While there, I fed and helped injured animals that are brought into the facility to release them back into the wild.
I could continue describing each detail about the teaching experiences that I have had over the past 10 years but truthfully, I want to express how my passion for learning and teaching never ceases. Because I have had experience of working with students of all ages that stem from different socioeconomic, religious and learning abilities I have learned how to tutor, mentor and teach in a multitude of ways. I am an honest and hard working woman who can connect with you and your student to help them understand material so that they can succeed and not just get by.
At Northern Michigan University (NMU), I taught human anatomy, physiology, and animal physiology for 2 years. My research was conducting molecular studies using computational techniques (i.e., MrBayes, PAUP, GARLI) and using morphological assessment to identify the freshwater crabs of Madagascar. This effort is motivated to clarify taxonomical assignment and promote conservation status for the ecosystems on the island.
More about me on a personal level, I love music, food, visiting museums and am not incredibly huge on TV. During my studies I was fortunate enough to have the ability to experience many cultures and places while backpacking for a year. I learned more about patience and the human condition during this time. It was after I returned home that I became very incorporated with teaching and volunteering.
Lastly, I have two babies, Boobah and Sweetie! I have had Boobah since he was about 3 weeks old; and, I adopted Sweetie from a shelter in Michigan. He is 14 and she is 8 this year.
I hope that this gives you enough information about me, and I hope to hear form you soon. Thank you for your time! Hello, everyone! My name is Rainee, and I can help you not only succeed in your classes but can really strengthen your understanding of the material! I earned my bachelor's in zoology with a minor in photography from Weber State University; and a Master's of Science in Biology from Northern Michigan University. During my academic studies I was
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I have a BS in Zoology for Weber State University. My educational and employment history has involved a wide scope of science courses.
As a part of earning my BS in zoology from Weber State University, I was required to take up to 16 credits of botany courses. And, many science classes include botanic education; like ecology, evolution and genetics.
Aside from the 7/8 years of teaching, mentoring and tutoring, I have worked at Dee Elementary School. Although my position was a behavioral counselor I helped children from each grade with every subject on a 1 on 1 basis. I have the patience required to assist students of this young age to help them learn the material in a fun interactive way that also boasts retention.
Genetics was a specific requirement in order to complete the course work to obtain a bachelor's degree in Zoology.
I also work in the DNA lab at Weber State University; normal practices include genetics.
My minor in college was photography. During the duration of those classes, I took black and white photography, 4x5, studio lighting, experimental, journalism, digital, and art expression.
My bachelors degree is in zoology. I earned this from Weber State University. While I was a student I was a tutor for a biology course for 4 years. I held 3-4 weekly study sessions that were about 90 minutes in duration. I am confident that I have sound knowledge on this subject and its concepts.
Courses that I took to earn this degree include but are not limited to; genetics, ecology, chemistry, physics, both human anatomy and physiology, evolution, both comparative anatomy and physiology, cell biology, topics courses like gastroenterology and much more.