I believe that you are never too old to learn new things. As a college graduate with four degrees, three in science and one in art, I realize that it's not always easy for students to absorb, understand, and apply what they are learning. As a former Boy Scout leader, city and rural public school volunteer, and homeschooler, I have learned many techniques in helping students learn and retain what they've learned. My tutoring specialties include biology, anatomy, genetics, microbiology, elemen... [more]
I have had extensive coursework in many aspects of biology, and I have also had the opportunity to apply a lot of this knowledge in the lab. In addition to homeschooling my children, I also participated in a science Saturday program at the Children's Museum of Play in Rochester, NY where I helped kids of all ages understand the topic of the week. Over the years I have helped both children and adults (in college) understand many topics in a variety of subjects, thus increasing their understanding an memory retention of how things work in the biological world.
I have worked with students on many levels with reading skills, including my own children (one of whom I homeschooled). For six years, I went into a local elementary school and worked with children in the library and in the classroom. One teacher brought me into her class every week to work individually with students. I helped the children with reading and comprehension and wrote notes for the teacher regarding what I felt each child needed to improve his skills.
Over the years, I have written articles, short stories, books, website content, and testing materials. My experience ranges from fiction to professional reports and presentations. During my scientist years, I authored several papers in professional trade journals, and the chinchilla community has used a handbook I wrote for almost two decades. And since 2007, I have been writing short content for a major educational company based in Texas. In addition to college level writing classes, I have taken the Institute of Children's Literature's "Writing for Children and Teens" course. In 2006, I won a full scholarship to the Highlight's Foundation Children's Writers Workshop in Chautauqua, NY, and in 2007, I won entry to attend the Rutger's One-on-One Plus conference.
I have 3 degrees in the biological sciences including, an A.A.S. In Medical Technology, a B.S. In Molecular Genetics, and a M.S. In Biochemistry. I have recently tutored a nursing student in anatomy and others over the past few years at the college and high school levels. I have great study resources that I share with my students along with techniques for learning the material and methods to remember what he or she learned.
I have been a freelance editor for the past eleven years. During this time, I have edited scientific manuscripts for college texts, white papers, grants, web pages, short articles, mainstream fiction, and nonfiction. In addition to the freelance editing, I have been a senior content editor for MuseItUp Publishing and a contract editor Double Dragon eBooks (both Canadian publishers).
I have taken college microbiology and lab, industrial microbiology, and diagnostic microbiology. When I worked at a major pharmaceutical company, I had done some microbiology (worked with viruses and bacteria) over the course of 7 1/2 years. Recently, I completed a clinical rotation in a diagnostic microbiology lab.
I have a B.S. in Molecular Genetics and a M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Rochester. My master's thesis was on ApoB mRNA editing, and as a scientist, I infected human lung cells in a petri dish and evaluated their genetic expression. I developed my own protocols and taught others how to use them and the theory behind them.