I love to teach and watch the lightbulb come on for anyone I'm teaching. Learning and sharing knowledge through teaching is fundamental to who I am. Science and research are two of my greatest passions in life, and I infuse students with this same passion and love I have for the biological world around us. My lifelong love of the biological and physical sciences -- coupled with my experience as both teacher and student of science in the classroom and in the lab -- makes me an excellent ... [more]
I have an undergraduate Minor in Gen Biology. And I also have an MS and PhD in Neuroscience.
Published researcher and writer for over 30 years
I have a BS in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego and an MS and PhD in Experimental Psychology/Specialization in Neuroscience from the University of Wyoming.
I have an M.S. and a PhD that required a lot of study in both anatomy and physiology, so I'm certain I can help.
I have been a publicly performing songwriter for 20 years, and have been playing guitar my entire life. I taught myself guitar by ear when I was 10, and have had a total of 6 years of guitar lessons; 3 years in early life, and 3 more years in the last 10 years, including tablature and music theory (major scales, minor scales, circle of fifths, etc.) As a result of these lessons, and my practice and regular live performance over the past 20 years, I am an accomplished rhythm (vs. lead) guitarist (as well as a singer and songwriter). I therefore teach beginning guitar -- theory, root chords and other chord voicing -- depending upon, and taking into account, student ability, age, attention span, whether they have good pitch, and where they are starting from (the extent of their pre existing knowledge and ability).
For my undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology, I had 2 years of statistics univariate statistics. In graduate school, I had two years of applied univariate and multivariate statistics, including both theoretical and applied study of statistical theory and practice. As a primary or co-author of 17+ peer reviewed published research papers, I have a solid academic and practical understanding of research methodology, including experimental design, operationalization of variables, and selection of appropriate statistical analyses for the study topic at hand. I love statistics!! <3
I have been a Macintosh user since 1986 when the first Mac Pluses came out. I even still have my first Mac though I'm on my sixth! I'm comfortable using and tutoring others in many operating system and software environments, but to me the Mac and the Apple OS is home, and this is where my expertise lies.
I have both an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Psychology/Neuroscience with focus on Behavioral Neuroscience. I have taught Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior, and Learning and Memory class and laboratory -- both of which include discussion of principles of pharmacology -- to undergraduates 1 on 1 and in 220+ student lecture halls. As a primary or co-author of 17+ peer reviewed published research papers in the field of the behavioral neuropharmacology of drug abuse in Journals like the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, I have a good academic and practical understanding of both the basics, power, and limitations of statistics in research hypothesis testing, as well as of pharmacology concepts including drug activity, distribution, and elimination (pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics).