EducationWestview High School, 2006
University of California, Berkeley, 2011
double major microbiology/(molecular cell biology) immunology, minor integrative biology
currently grad student at UCSD (microbiology)
ExperiencePrevious tutoring experience: disadvantaged students SAT (teach across the bay), Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (ornithology, biotechnology, immunology), volunteer coach for Westview High School science olympiad, student instructor for invasive species remediation extracurricular class (UCB De-Cal)
SAT: 2310 (800 writing, 790 math, 720 verbal)(98%)
SAT2: 790 math (89%), 780 biology (98%), 790 chem (97%)
GRE: 1460 (750 math 82%, 710 verbal 99%), 5.0 writing 89%
GRE subject biology: 850 (99%)
AP: 5s in APUSH, Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, Physics Mech
5 years laboratory research, 8 years tutoring experience (throughout high school and college) two publications pending, high degree of familiarity with all walks of biology including (but not limited to): microbiology, immunology, ecology, genetics, bioinformatics, biochemistry, physiology, virology, vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, evolution, behavioral zoology.
The most important thing you should know is that I love science and I love teaching. For me, science is not driven by just knowledge but by the desire to know. And that's what I want to instill in others: a real interest to learn more about things. As I'm taking a year off before I apply to grad school, I'm looking to be productive and helpful in my free time. I am not looking for a lot of money here (I already do labwork for a living)--just enough for a bit of gas money.
Because I am doing this out of interest and not financial necessity, I AM WILLING TO TRAVEL TO ANY PLACES WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF RANCHO PENASQUITOS FREE OF CHARGE.
ALSO, I SPEND TIME WITH MY STUDENTS TO ENSURE THEY ARE WELL PREPARED, EVEN IF IT MEANS GOING OVER THE ALLOTTED AMOUNT OF TIME (NO EXTRA CHARGE).
If you're not happy with your sessions at any time, it's free.
HobbiesPoetry, creative writing, digital art, cooking, sketching, music (guitar, violin, mandolin), birdwatching, fishkeeping, reading, football.
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