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Van K.

Sturtevant, WI

$35/hour

Chemistry, Biology, Physics--Let a Pharmacist Teach You

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University of Wisconsin - Madison
Pharmacy School
National Louis University
MEd
Mercer University - Atlanta GA
PhD

Education

University of Wisconsin - Madison (Pharmacy School)

National Louis University (MEd)

Mercer University - Atlanta GA (PhD)

About Van

WHO SHOULD LOOK FOR WHAT I HAVE TO OFFER:
•If you are struggling with, or are otherwise doing okay but want to further hone your skills at chemistry, biology, physics, or statistics at the college or high school level.
•If you are a candidate for enrolling in any of the licensed health professions, including, but not limited to the schools of: medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, podiatry, optometry, clinical laboratory sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiologic technology (X-Ray Tech), and others.

ME IN A NUTSHELL: I combined my love of science and love of teaching by being a pharmacist for 18 years, and a science/chemistry teacher for 17. I graduated from two Pharmacy schools (Pharm.D), have a Masters Degree in Education (M.Ed.), and understand learning theory and how people learn.

I have testified in court as a Pharmacist expert witness (both as prosecution and defense) regarding drug cases. I have given prescribing advice to surgeons at the hospital I worked at, gave lectures to proverbial little old ladies in the basements of nursing homes, and everything in between.

We are very good at some things--and very poor at others--because of how our brains are wired. The so-called “hard sciences” come very easily to me because my brain is wired for pattern recognition, and what chemistry, biology and physics all have in common is one conquers them by recognizing their endlessly repeating patterns, thus reducing their learning/memorizing load by 10 to 1 or better,

WHERE WE MEET: At the location of your choice, including your home if you so choose. I've used my little mouse voice at libraries, and have explained the Periodic Table of the Elements over many a cup of coffee at McDonald’s and Starbucks! (We didn't have to whisper there, though)

WHAT I EXPECT: That you tell me exactly what your needs are in a given subject so I can customize a lesson specifically for you. That you show up on time, with your books and note taking material and are ready to learn. That you give me at least 24 hrs cancellation notice. I understand life gets in the way (mine does too) and will be flexible as possible.

WHAT YOU EXPECT: That I show you a new way to study, a new way to learn, and that you excel at mastering all your sciences. They are “hard” only if you let them be. That I email you with a synopsis on what you learned within 48 hrs of our meeting.
WHO SHOULD LOOK FOR WHAT I HAVE TO OFFER:
•If you are struggling with, or are otherwise doing okay but want to further hone your skills at chemistry, biology,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Sturtevant, WI 53177
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Statistics
Science:
Astronomy, Biology, Biostatistics,
Chemistry, Genetics,
Pharmacology,
Physics, Physiology

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Biostatistics

I have taken (and passed with A's) statistics at all three collegiate levels: Bachelors, Master's and Ph.D (Pharmacy school, where I took biostatistics). Furthermore, I coordinated FDA Phase II clinical drug trials (oncology) as a pharmacist, where I used statistics generally (and biostatistics specifically) on a routine basis.

Source(s): University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy
Mercer University School of Pharmacy - Atlanta GA
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion, IL

Genetics

I took three credits of undergraduate genetics (Genetics Survey) and three credits of doctoral genetics (Human Genetics) in Pharmacy school.

Further, my doctoral dissertation at Mercer was on the Dental Tetracycline Syndrome, which is the genetic disposition of human teeth to become discolored when exposed to tetracycline as children while their permanent teeth are forming inside their jaw.

Source: Mercer University School of Pharmacy. Atlanta, GA (class of 1984)

Pharmacology

I graduated from two pharmacy schools: the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) in Madison, WI and Mercer University (Pharm.D.) in Atlanta, GA. Obviously, pharmacology is the backbone of pharmacy --and the necessity of expert knowledge of it speaks for itself -- and I passed pharmacy boards in, and am licensed in WI, IL, and GA

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Pharmacy School
National Louis University
MEd
Mercer University - Atlanta GA
PhD

Education

University of Wisconsin - Madison (Pharmacy School)

National Louis University (MEd)

Mercer University - Atlanta GA (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Van will travel within 40 miles of Sturtevant, WI 53177.