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I'm a biology student at Stony Brook University and a past researcher in neuroscience and x-ray protein crystallography. My background has been heavy handed with Biology and Chemistry courses and has drawn on a thorough and frequent use of algebra as a basis for most of my work. I grew up in Queens, NY and attended a small private school for most of my education prior to university. Having been a student in a small high school and a student in a huge university, I most definitely have an appreciation for personalized attention when endeavoring to learn any subject.

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Denise’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Stony Brook University - Current Undergrad, Biology, General

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1410

SAT Math: 700


Softball, Arts and Crafts

Tutoring Subjects


Cell Biology


College Biology

College Chemistry

Conversational Spanish

General Biology

High School Biology

High School Chemistry


Life Sciences

Molecular Biology

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics



Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Test Prep

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in helping students understand the fundamentals of the subject in question before proceeding trying problems. However, once the basics are covered and well understood, I also believe in doing many practice problems to reinforce that understanding. A very important tool in studying is also understanding why an incorrect answer is wrong and not just memorizing the correct answers.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Usually, my first sessions begin by gauging the student's level of understanding the content. I also try to understand the student's preferred method of understanding. Some students prefer visuals while others prefer repetition.

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