I am a recent graduate from Texas State University with a B.S. in Biology and
a minor in Chemistry. I am eager to begin my career in this tutoring position that will allow me to combine the knowledge I have acquired through my academic life and teaching experiences so that I can spark the interest to science for young students.
My science major has embedded in me a great passion for biology, combined with a critical ability to apply my knowledge to explain every biological event happening around me. I began my teaching experience by leading group study sessions for classmates, utilizing an approach that connected classroom learning with real-life applications. Feedback indicated that this type of approach led to much better recall on examinations. During my academic life, I was eventually referred to an Instructional Assistant position in the
biology department. This job fit me perfectly: I was able to delve deeper into biology while teaching freshmen in hopes that they would pursuit biology as well.
Being an instructional assistant has opened my eyes in many ways. I realized the important difference between understanding a concept and being able to effectively convey that concept to others. Therefore, I had to come up with different methods to ensure that my students, with their level of understanding, would be able to comprehend upper level materials. Furthermore, I had to learn how to manage and encourage students with vastly
different kinds of knowledge levels, performance, attitude, and backgrounds.
In conclusion, through my almost two years in the job, I have developed strong and unique teaching skill, communication, public speaking, coordination, interpersonal skills and leadership that would make me an ideal tutor for your academic thirst of knowledge in biology.
Texas State University
Certificate of Scholarship