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Karen Y.

Vienna, VA

$75/hour

Specializing in integrated approaches to learning science and art

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5.0 average from 5 ratings

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University of Virginia
Johns Hopkins - Biotech
Master's
Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs
PhD

Education

University of Virginia

Johns Hopkins - Biotech (Master's)

Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs (PhD)

About Karen

With extensive experiences in biology, I specialize in fun and creative ways to teach and learn science. I focus on teaching students how to understand basic concepts and how to link these concepts together to form a big picture.

A former National Institutes of Health researcher, I am interested in childhood development especially neurogenesis and how this can be translated into learning for both children and adults. I believe that a good tutor is someone who can help a student see, listen, feel and get a taste of life.

I teach a number of different classes including General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Microarray and research practice. I enjoy working with students individually or in small groups to build their problem solving skills develop effective study habits.
With extensive experiences in biology, I specialize in fun and creative ways to teach and learn science. I focus on teaching students how to understand basic concepts and how to link these concepts together to form a big picture. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Vienna, VA 22180
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics,
Microbiology, Physiology
Art:
Drawing
English:
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, GRE, SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Study Skills
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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Approved subjects

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Genetics

I am a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences trained with the National Institutes of Health and the Johns Hopkins University. My field of expertise is in the investigation of pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease with genetic basis. I am one of the first researchers in field to have use molecular genetics techniques to generate humanized transgenic mice to study the disease.

Study Skills

As a science researcher, I am well versed in the number of ways to gather, organize, and analyze data. Good organizational skills such as knowing how to sort and retrieve information is essential to excel in academia especially when it comes to writing scientific reports. One of my favorite lessons to give to students at the beginning of each semester is how scientists use common themes and unique characteristics to create the phylogenetic tree of the animal kingdom.

University of Virginia
Johns Hopkins - Biotech
Master's
Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs
PhD

Education

University of Virginia

Johns Hopkins - Biotech (Master's)

Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 20 miles of Vienna, VA 22180.