Education2004-2009: Earned B.S. from the University of Minnesota (Major: Neuroscience, Minor: Psychology) Graudated with distinc honors, GPA 3.857
2009-2014: Earned PhD in Neuroscience Program at University of Texas Southwestern
Current: Postdoctoral Researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center
As a predoctoral researcher in the Neuroscience field, I have had the opportunity to teach and supervise summer students who are interested in a career in science. These students are typically either in high school or earning an undergraduate degree. I emphasize the importance of designing very detailed experiments to test a specific hypothesis, and I then teach them how to follow through with those experiments to get conclusive results. By stimulating critical thinking and encouraging discussion, I provide them with the tools to one day perform their own unique experiments. I also teach them common techniques and skills that may be used in a laboratory setting.
In addition, I do have experience working with children of different ages, ranging from toddlers to high school students. Mainly, in the past I have tutored high school students in biology and algebra. Formerly, I was a gymnastics coach during the summers of high school and college. Teaching gymnastics is very similar to teaching a school subject in that communication is key to any sort of improvement. The manner in which you help a child learn new things, whether it is a gymnastic skill or a math problem, is the same. You must keep the student interested in the subject and make it fun! Patience and understanding are crucial when teaching. Due to my past experience, I believe I would enjoy tutoring students of any age.
Why I want to tutor:
I would love to be a tutor because I am interested in utilizing my PhD to become a professor, and tutoring is an invaluable resource for gaining more teaching experience. I believe that expanding my teaching skills in any way would make me better qualified to ultimately reach my goal of teaching at the college level. Knowledge is a treasure that must be shared, and it can enrich the lives of those who wish to learn.
I am currently in a PhD Neuroscience Program performing research in Dr. Jeffrey Zigman's laboratory. I have published three scientific, peer-reviewed publications in which I am the first author, and three publications in which I am a secondary author. After completing the new publications I am currently writing, I plan on giving my thesis defense next February to earn my PhD. I have also traveled to National Scientific Conferences to present the data that I have uncovered during my research.
Therefore, my strong background in Biology, Psychology, and Neuroscience makes me gravitate towards teaching science, but I also enjoy English, Writing, and Math.
HobbiesGymnastics, dancing, drawing, painting, reading, fishing, animals
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