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Biology, B.A. (Aug 2007 - May 2011)
University Of Christchurch
Biology, Study Abroad Program (Jul 2009 - Jun 2010)
The Bishop's School
General Education, High School Diploma (Aug 2001 - May 2007)
ExperienceI am a recent graduate of Tufts University with a B.A. in biology offering at home and online tutoring services in biology, mathematics, physics, English literature and composition, Latin, and music as well as test prep including SAT, ACT, AP, ISEE, and GRE exams. I have studied biology, math, and English for more than ten years, music for eight years, and Latin for six years.
I have performed very well on various standardized tests throughout my academic career including AP, SAT, SAT II, ACT, and GRE exams, and I know how to effectively and efficiently prepare students for successful test-taking.
I have worked part time as a private tutor in these areas since June of 2013. Starting at the beginning of 2014, I have also worked full time as a cell culture technician at a small San Diego Biotech company specializing in isolation of primary mammalian cells.
I'm passionate about making education more accessible to students by tailoring the presentation of subject matter to their individual needs. I work with each of my students to quickly identify specific areas of difficulty by looking at past graded materials, asking questions about his or her problem solving strategies, observing his or her performance during tutoring sessions, and sometimes administering a short evaluation quiz containing questions similar to those they may see on in-class exams or standardized tests. Once I am familiar with a student's strengths and weaknesses, I break down difficult topics into simplified, fundamental concepts and present these ideas in a way that complements his or her learning style. I then work through practice problem sets or writing assignments with my student, continually reevaluating his or her progress and changing needs.
I have one year of experience volunteering as a writing tutor on the Student Writing Assistance Team (SWAT) at The Bishop's School Writing Center in La Jolla, CA. As a member of this team, I provided one-on-one tutoring and editing assistance for middle school and high school students at The Bishop's School that were struggling with writing assignments across a wide range of subjects. I have also worked as a music teacher giving private lessons to students in San Diego.
About Me: I grew up in San Diego, attending Diegueño Country School in Rancho Santa Fe and The Bishop's School in La Jolla before moving to Boston, MA to pursue a dual degree in environmental science and music at Tufts University. During my second year there, I decided to refocus my studies on biology. I spent my third year as an undergraduate at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, studying chemistry, microbiology, vertebrate biology, and French language.
I am very flexible with tutoring schedules, and I will cater to the specific needs of my students. If I can give you any further information about my skills and qualifications or about myself, including my test scores, grades, or courses that I have completed, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.
Independent Study, Encinitas, CA, September 2011-2012
Met with psychiatrist Dr. Gregory A. Clark, M.D. to discuss various topics in neuroscience, physiology, evolutionary biology, chemistry, and physics, and to investigate how natural processes within these fields integrate and give rise to the defining characteristics and organizational patterns of life.
Tufts University, Medford, MA, Bachelor of Arts in Biology, May 2011
Relevant Courses (* indicates a lab course): Cells and Organisms*, Organisms and Populations*, General Genetics*, Cell Biology, General Physiology I, General Physiology II, Introduction to Psychology, Human Neuropsychology, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Introductory Physics I*, Introductory Physics II*, Philosophy of Biology
University of Christchurch, Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ
Arcadia University Study Abroad Program, June 2010
Relevant Courses: Microbiology and Genetics*, Vertebrate Biology*, Introductory Chemistry*, General Chemistry*, Principles of Animal Behavior*
The Bishop’s School, La Jolla, CA, May 2007
SAT scores: Biology 710, Math 740, Writing 720, Critical Reading 710
ACT scores: Science 36, Math 34
Relevant Courses: AP Biology*, AP Chemistry*, Advanced Honors Genetics / Science Research*
HobbiesMusic: Guitar, Bass, Piano, Electronic Music; The Bishop’s School Jazz Band 2002-2007, Tufts University Chorale 2007-2008, and the Tufts West African music ensemble, Kiniwe 2007
Dance: Tufts Tango Club 2008, Salsa lessons
Environmentalism: Co-Founder/Co-President The Bishop’s School Green Campus Initiative
ACT - English, ACT - Math, ACT - Reading, ACT - Science, ACT - Writing, ACT Prep, Algebra I & II, Anatomy, AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP Latin, AP Physics, Biological Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Calculus, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Computer Skills, Computers - Microsoft Excel, Computers - Microsoft Word, Earth Science, Ecology, Elementary Physics, English, English as a Second Language, English Composition, English Grammar, English Literature, English Writing, Evolutionary Biology, GED, Genetics, Geography, Geometry, GRE, GRE - Analytical Writing, GRE - Biology, GRE - Quantitative Reasoning, GRE - Verbal Reasoning, High School Physics, Human Biology, ISEE, Latin, Math, Microbiology, Music, Music - Bass Guitar, Music - Guitar, Music - Piano, Music Theory, Physics, Physiology, Plant Biology, Pre-Calculus, Principle Of Biology, PSAT/NMSQ Prep, Psychology, Reading, SAT - Critical Reading, SAT - Math, SAT - Writing, SAT Prep, SAT Subject Test - Biology (Ecological), SAT Subject Test - Biology (Molecular), SAT Subject Test - English Literature, SAT Subject Test - Latin, SAT Subject Test - Math Levels 1 & 2, SAT Subject Test - Physics, Science, Social Studies, Spelling, Statistics, Study Skills and Organization, Trigonometry, Microbiology
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