My love affair with chemistry began in high school. I came from an uneducated family, but when I started taking chemistry, I fell in love with it. I went on to win First Place in state wide competitions in chemistry and biochemistry in my junior and senior years in high school. That was followed by offers for full scholarships to college. I got an undergraduate degrees with concentrations in both biology and chemistry. In college, I was urged by my adviser to apply for medical school because I made such good grades in very difficult courses. I wasn't sure I wanted to be a doctor, but I applied anyway and was accepted to two medical schools. I attended LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport but soon realized I wanted a PhD instead of a MD. After passing my first year of medical school I left and sought a PhD in biochemistry instead.
While in graduate school, I won an award as the outstanding graduate student teacher. Most graduate did as little as possible to get by, but I loved teaching and helped my students as much as I could.
I thrive on helping students understand the concepts in biology, chemistry and biochemistry so that they don't have to memorize so much. I present the concepts visually as much as possible. I've taught college level molecular biology to middle school students successfully using explanations and labs that allowed to really "get" the material.
I would look forward to helping you understand, not just memorize.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College - Bachelor of Science, Pre-Med
Graduate Degree: North Carolina State University at Raleigh - PHD, Biochemistry
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