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I am currently a Doctoral student in the Program in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering with an emphasis in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental biology. Past education includes a Physiological Science (M.S.) and Neuroscience (B.S.). At UCLA, during my Master's program in Integrative Biology and Physiology, I had opportunities to teach each quarter and fell in love with teaching. Expanding my skills into the teaching realm, I was able to utilize my experience in the laboratory to help students understand science. I found myself not only being able to teach well but I spent a lot of time aiding students to develop as scientists. Each year that I taught I was commended on my teaching style and ability to edify students, receiving distinguished teaching awards two years in a row.

At UCLA I have had the opportunity to not only be a teaching assistant (some classes: "Cell and systems biology", "Nervous tissue and muscle physiology", "Mechanisms and therapies of disease") but I also had an opportunity to develop my own course and teach the current practices of bio-engineering. My love of teaching biology has allowed me to help students understand complex biological problems and understand the foundations of physiology. The majority of my teaching is through conversations. I try to engage students in dialogue surrounding the topic at hand to first assess their level of understanding and then to edify from their current level of understanding.

Brian’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience

Graduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Master of Science, Physiological Sciences

Test Scores

GRE Quantitative: 163

GRE Verbal: 154


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Tutoring Subjects



Anatomy & Physiology

AP Biology


Biomedical Engineering

Cell Biology

College Biology

Developmental Biology

General Biology

High School Biology