Biology been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. As soon as possible, I set myself on a track to have as much biology in my life as possible. In middle school I entered as many science fairs as I could. In high school I elected to enter into the IB program in order to take both IB Biology SL and IB biology HL (in addition to the standard high school biology class). While enrolled in IB Biology, I often formed study groups and peer tutored fellow classmates on a variety of concepts. After finishing up high school I entered into the B.S program for Biology at SUNY New Paltz. Here my studies focused on the cell/molecular side of cell biology (although I did take many electives in ecology and plant biology). During my undergraduate career I worked both as a tutor for general biology and genetics, and as a professional note taker. Both of these positions helped me hone my skills as a tutor, and realize the importance of having a solid foundation of organized note taking and study skills.
Upon completion of my bachelors degree, I choose to enter into a biology masters program at Hunter College that concentrated on biotechnology. This program taught me to understand the various techniques used in biological research. I learned to identify which techniques are applicable for which situations, as well as how to apply the techniques. In addition to the biotechnology courses, my coursework also focused with genetics, cell biology, molecular biology and developmental biology.
After graduation from my masters program, I had the choice to enter into research. While I enjoyed being a part of research throughout my college career, I realized that my true passion lays in teaching. I have started working as a professional tutor at one of the surrounding universities, tutoring students in general biology, genetics and cell/molecular biology. I joined Varsity Tutors as a means to help more students gain the love of biology that I do.
State University of New York at New Paltz - Bachelors, Biology
CUNY Hunter College - Masters, Biology concentration in Biotechonology