Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
Joined on August, 2014
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EducationJohns Hopkins University
Graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Neuroscience; cumulative GPA 3.97
Currently a Pharm.D candidate at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
ExperiencePharmD student, licensed teacher with 8 years of tutoring, 3 years of classroom, 2 years of teaching assistant experience.
Earned a 5 on the following AP exams: calculus AB, calculus BC, physics B, physics C (E&M and mechanics), english language, english literature, macroeconomics, psychology
Awards and honors: Teach for America Amgen Fellow (2011), Danny Lee Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences (2011), Phi Beta Kappa (inducted 2010), National Society of Collegiate Scholars (inducted 2007), Dale Fike Memorial Scholar (2008-2011), Whiting School of Engineering Video Competition 1st Place (2008), Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar (2007)
Research and teaching: Bridgeport Public Schools (2011 - 2014), Johns Hopkins - Organic Chemistry teaching assistant (2010-2011), Johns Hopkins - Cognitive Neuroscience teaching assistant (2010), Johns Hopkins - undergraduate research in the Department of Biology (2009-2011), Rutger/RWJ/UMDNJ Summer Undergraduate Research Program (2009)
Publications: Tsukada, T., Kotlyanskaya, L., Huynh, R., Desai, B., Novak, S.M., Kajava, A.V., Gregorio, C.C., Kostyukova,
A.S. Identification of Residues Within Tropomodulin1 Responsible for Its Localization at the Pointed Ends of the Actin Filaments in Cardiac Myocytes. J. Biol. Chem., 286, 2194-2204.
Other qualifications and CV available upon request.
I am currently a first year pharmacy student at the University of North Carolina, and graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2011 with a degree in neuroscience. I formerly served as a Teach for America corps member in Connecticut, where I taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics at Roosevelt School. I have three years of experience as a certified teacher, and have spent many more years in private tutoring. In high school, I assisted students in advanced placement physics and calculus. From these opportunities, I learned that, in the world of academics, nothing is more fulfilling than being able to pass on knowledge to others and to experience their moments of epiphany. In college, I continued to work one-on-one with students in calculus I and II, algebra, biology, and physics, and also served as a teaching assistant in cognitive neuroscience and organic chemistry lab classes. In my junior and senior years, I founded a student group at Johns Hopkins called the Community School Initiative, in which student volunteers taught basic science and facilitated labs/demonstrations to help spark interest for the sciences at a local charter school.
Although I left teaching to return to school, I remain extremely passionate about it. Classroom instruction and tutoring are unique experiences, with each offering its own rewards and challenges. I value the opportunity to work with individuals because this is the best context from which to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the student, and to build a meaningful relationship that supports the learning experience and that one does not often find in the classroom setting. As an instructor, I consider myself patient, friendly, and approachable. I am more than willing to provide additional practice and change my pace as need, and to adapt my style to the student's personality. I hold all my students to high expectations - I expect that they try their hardest, that they are proactive in their learning, and that they will never hesitate to ask questions.
My goal is to maximize your child's learning! Students quickly realize that I am not one to feed them answers. I prefer to ask guiding questions that allow them to discover the solution for themselves. This is more rewarding for students, keeps them on their feet at all times and, most importantly, helps fortify their understanding of the content.
HobbiesRunning, sports, hiking, piano, cello, guitar, cooking, science and technology, trying new things
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