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I am currently finishing a Bachelor's of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Dallas. I also have a minor in Spanish and Latin American Studies. I have been accepted to dental school at the University of Colorado and will be starting in the fall.
My biggest academic passions are the life sciences and Spanish. I love to learn about and teach biology and have worked as a teaching assistant to tutor other Neuroscience students at my university. I am conversationally fluent in Spanish and have traveled to various Spanish-speaking countries, including Nicaragua, Peru, Spain, and Cuba during college, where I worked and took classes in Spanish. I have tutored middle-school and high-school Spanish and currently teach basic reading and math to illiterate Spanish-speaking adults in Dallas.
I like to focus on the connections between ideas when I am learning and teaching others. I think understanding the importance of concepts helps students remember the details of those concepts more effectively. Learning is more efficient when a student can draw upon ideas he or she already knows, so I make sure I emphasize the relevance and importance of new information to my students.
Outside of school I like to run and ride my bike. I grew up in Colorado and I love to be outside and hike or run on the trails. I also like to ride horses and spend time with my three dogs. I am also interested in art, and studied Peruvian art while in Peru and Spanish art while in Spain.

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Marisa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Dallas - Current Undergrad, Neuroscience

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 34

ACT English: 34

ACT Math: 35

ACT Reading: 33

ACT Science: 35

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1510

SAT Verbal: 760

SAT Writing: 770

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

AP Biology


Cell Biology

College Biology

Evolutionary Biology

High School Biology


Life Sciences



Social Sciences


Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

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