Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Joined on June, 2013
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EducationI have been studying biology for the past eight years and am well versed in various types of biology. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Biology at UCLA. I graduated from UC Irvine in 2011 with a degree in Genetics, with Honors in Biological Sciences and Excellence in Research, and graduated from high school with a 4.7 GPA after completing the International Baccalaureate program (similar to AP).
ExperienceHello there! A quick summary of my approach: Most tutors will attempt to help you study by repetitive memorization. While biology does require memorization, my experience has taught me that it's not enough to try and cram facts into your head over and over. Therefore, I focus on a deep understanding of the concepts you will be learning. I approach the material in a variety of ways, using analogies, media, drawings, etc., to find out what works best for you. Actually understanding what you're studying is much more effective than just memorizing - and it makes it way more enjoyable, too!
Bio classes I've taken include:
cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, ecology and evolution, developmental biology, and microbial genetics.
Additionally, I have worked in research labs for seven years and taken a number of biology wet lab courses.
I have experience as a teaching assistant (teaching undergraduates) and even received an award for excellent teaching based on my students' evaluations. I can also tutor K-12 students as well. I am very patient and have often been told that I am great at helping people understand both simple and complicated topics. Please send me an email if you have questions or would like to find out if we'd be a good fit.
Have a great day,
HobbiesIn my free time, I enjoy hiking and camping, swing dancing, and going to the wonderful museums that LA has to offer. I also volunteer as an exhibit interpreter at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum.
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