I would love to help students prepare for the AP Biology Exam! In this time of change, I understand how teaching has changed and students have been forced to adapt to the online learning environment. I am willing to do everything in my part to help these students succeed, including providing free AP Biology Exam prep lessons. In high school, I passed the AP Biology exam and I graduated college...
Want to be published? I am the editor of three on-line science journals, published through the CK-12 Foundation (www.ck12.org).
These journals, Understanding Biodiversity, Profiles in Science (early 2016), and Current Trends in the Biomedical Sciences (late 2016) are opportunities for students to become published.
I am available to assist students nationwide through the research,...
I was just thinking about this questions yesterday. Being a scientist, the comment was made that when you love science, you love the exciting and you love the tedious. So, I have my five things...
1. Make it personal. I start by listening to the student and what gets them excited and what they are fearful of in that environment.
For example: I have a Math student who loves basketball...
How to read an inheritance chart and patterns of inheritance.
From the United States National Library of Medicine.
This page http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/basics/ contains great material that goes over the basics of generics (genes, chromosomes,...
Material from https://www.rarediseasesnetwork.org.
It explains well the basics of genetics and inheritance.
This worksheet accompanies the DNA Microarray Virtual Lab as a beginner's study guide and interactive tutorial for the DNA Microarray...
This is a worksheet to accompany the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) Virtual Lab found on University of Utah's Website, LearnGenetics.com...
This diagram outlines and explains the similarities and difference between an allele and a haplotype.
1. What is a chromatid?
2. How many chromatids are present in humans during metaphase II?
3. Do map units (m.u.) equal the physical distance between two genes? Are they similar?
4. The l allele on the X - chromosome is recessive lethal and located 20 m.u. from the w allele for eye color. (w=white eyes w+=red eyes). If a female fly (w+ l/w l+)...
Written by tutor Laura R.
By the 1800s, people generally understood that
offspring inherited traits from their parents. Initially, however, it was thought that the traits of both parents blended together in their offspring. Called the “blending hypothesis”, this theory explained inheritance like two different liquids mixing together. Gregor Mendel’s careful work with...
Written by tutor Trevor J.
What is Genetics? Genetics is the study of Genes. Genes are units of heredity which encode genetic characteristics, or traits. These genes are passed from generation to generation encoded on Chromosomes, gigantic structures made of tightly organized DNA. In some species, like Prokaryotes, they are very small units, with all extra space removed. In...
Times are definitely changing in the world of education. Today, as with all things twenty-first century, there are no limits to a student's education. This is absolutely exciting since so many 'schools without walls' have adopted various technologies during the past few years to enable students excel academically. As an advanced tutor, it makes me dance in my shoes. Universities such as Harvard,...
Research conducted over a 7 year period in 'downeast' Maine where the largest production of lowbush blueberry is found. What is described here is the field component of the yield and pollination biology of lowbush blueberry by experiments in which...
So far the Fall has been pretty good, a bit light as compared to the Spring, but most tutoring doesn't take place until after the first exam has passed or is just about to happen. Things are picking up and I am going to make good on my plan to have people meet me.
If you are interested in a lower hourly rate and are willing to travel to meet me, (within the city) let me know! I...
It is often examples that make ideas understandable to students and current events can be a good source of examples. Case in point. Today in Wisconsin, the issue of the day is the outcome of the recall elections and problems with the exit polling. As a tutor, the outcome isn’t interesting, but exit polling like all surveys is key to the usefulness of statistics! In fact, it gives a great opportunity...
My name is Kelsey, and I'm new to the world of tutoring. Although I am new to tutoring, I am excited to begin this new adventure and am proficient in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Genetics, Organic Chemistry, and ACT Science prep.
I am a recent graduate of Arizona State University where I earned a BS in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Genetics, Cells, and Developmental...
I’m not good at this! I don’t like it! Why do I have to do this?
Were these questions my students were asking the other day? No, these were things I was saying at the gym yesterday. I hate to exercise. I’m definitely not good at it. I’m definitely not very highly motivated. Yet, I go there 4 times a week, because I know it is good for me, and I don’t like how I feel when I don’t go.
Did you know...
10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment!