Weekends at any time
EducationOregon State University, 1500 SW Jefferson St. Corvallis, OR 97331
Nutrition Graduate Program doctoral candidate, April 2013 – Present
4.0 GPA; Provost Distinguished Graduate Fellow
Tacoma Community College, 1609 S. 19th St. Tacoma, WA, 98465
Supplementary coursework for graduate school, June 2012 – March 2013
St. George's University, 1200 University Centre, St. George, Grenada, West Indies
Completed coursework towards MD/MPH, August 2011 – June 2012
4.0 GPA; Chancellor’s Circle Scholar
University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St. Tacoma, WA 98465
B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neuroscience Emphasis, May 2011
3.98 GPA; summa cum laude
ExperienceCurrent doctoral candidate in Biochemistry and Nutrition at Oregon State University with a total of six years tutoring experience, primarily at the high-school and college level
Tacoma Community College: Heather Urschel-Speir, 6501 S. 19th St. Tacoma, WA 98406 (253) 566-5184
Math/Science Tutor: September 2012 – March 2013
•Assist students one-on-one and in groups by providing supplemental homework help, test preparation, and coursework review.
•Facilitate active learning and subject competency for students in mathematics (introductory algebra through calculus, to include statistics), biology, chemistry, anatomy/physiology, and physics courses.
•Attend Tutoring Discussion Groups to improve teaching techniques, learn alternative methods of presenting course materials, and develop instructional tools (e.g. practice worksheets) for student use.
Club Z! Tutoring Services: Betsy Skevington, 1518 N. Sunset Dr. Tacoma, WA (253) 565-2131
Tutor (High School, College): January 2011- August 2011, June 2012 – March 2013
•Provide private instruction to individual or small groups of students to improve academic performance, improve study skills, and/or reinforce learning concepts.
•Collaborate with students, parents, teachers, school administrators, or counselors to determine student needs, develop tutoring plans, and assess student progress.
•Administer tests, homework assignments, make-up work, etc. for the purpose of supporting teachers in the instructional process.
Stadium High School English Department: Mary Barr, 111 N. E St. Tacoma, WA (253) 571-1000
English Department Reader and Teaching Assistant: August 2010 – June 2011
•Read and critique student papers regarding general content, fluency, grammar, and spelling, as well as any assignment specific instructions.
•Grade student drafts according to English Department and staff-generated rubrics.
•Assist students with the development of literary analysis skills (e.g. use of Jane Schaffer method).
•Offer constructive feedback to help students improve reading comprehension and writing.
University of Puget Sound: Timothy Hoyt, 1500 N. Warner St. Tacoma, WA (253) 879-3311
Laboratory Assistant (Biology; Chemistry): May 2008- May 2012
•Evaluate and grade examinations, assignments, and papers, and record grades.
•Lead discussion sections, tutorials, and laboratory sections.
•Help teach undergraduate level laboratory courses (use of laboratory equipment, laboratory rules, etc.)
SAT Scores (2006): Math-790; Reading-800; Writing-800
AP Scores (2006-2007): Chemistry-5; Biology-5; U.S. History-5; English Literature-5; Calculus-5; World History-5
MCAT (2011): 43 (S)
GRE (2012): Math-162; Verbal-167
Completed Tutoring Certificates: SAT test-preparation, Learning Built to Last Study Skills, K-12 Reading and Comprehension, College/Adult Supplementary Academic Assistance (Level II)
Experience working with culturally and socially diverse student populations in both the United States and abroad (Grenada, West Indies), as well as students ranging from six years old (reading and writing skills) to adult (all subjects)
HobbiesCross-country running, distance swimming, charity triathlons, snow-shoeing, skiing, getting lost on hikes
Theater/drama, classical orchestral music, spoken word slam poetry, foreign/international film
Gardening, sustainable agriculture, environment and wilderness preservation, cooking and experimenting in the kitchen
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