I have been a tutor for 6 years in multiple subject areas including Math and Language Arts; however, my background heavily focuses on Biology. As a tutor, it is necessary that I evaluate students' progress while strengthening their knowledge of the covered material and evaluate whether my teaching skills needed to be tailored to the student. The experience that I have gained over the years as a tutor has allowed me to understand how to clearly express the topic that I am teaching in a concise and understandable way. By doing so, I was able to motivate students to succeed in course work and standardized testing, as well as develop keen study skills.
I am currently completing my doctoral research in Biology in hopes of becoming a research scientist. This training has allowed me to familiarize myself with multiple aspects of Biology including basic Biology, Microbiology, Cellular Biology and cancer biology. My duties as a Ph.D. candidate within the lab include oversight and mentoring roles of several undergraduate students. I was a biology laboratory instructor for two years while being a full-time graduate student involved in multiple laboratory projects. During this time, I participated with and assisted faculty in the development, implementation, and integration of simulation activities for biology majors and non-majors. I instructed students in selected technical aspects including dissection and provided instructional support in the simulation and skills lab. I was required to evaluate and continuously improve the effectiveness of laboratory experiment, schedule and coordinate activities for each science course, troubleshoot and resolve problems and maintain records and grades for all students.
My graduate and undergraduate education has focused heavily on biological concepts and laboratory research. This training has allowed me to familiarize myself with several aspects of biology. I have also utilized a number of molecular and cellular biology techniques that apply to basic biology courses that I have taught. I spent much undergraduate time in several laboratories including internships at the Medical University of South Carolina as well as the United States Department of Agriculture/Agriculture Research Services. These opportunities have strengthened my background in biology that is not only limited to research, but exemplify my ability to instruct students in many different areas of interest.
Education & Certification
Graduate Degree: Clark Atlanta University - Doctor of Philosophy, Biology, General
Undergraduate Degree: South Carolina State University - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
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