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Lauren tutors in Chapel Hill, NC

Lauren W.

Private tutor in Chapel Hill, NC

Education

Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Class of 2014 B.S. in Biology and Chemistry Minor in Music (Voice) GPA: 3.52 Graduate Degree: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University Class of 2016 M.S. in Biomedical Sciences Concentration in Biochemistry GPA: 3.9 Medical School: UNC School of Medicine Class of 2020 M.D. (anticipated)

Experience

Tutoring Experience: - Taught after-school science to elementary and middle school students in Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools district for 2 years - Volunteer tutoring in college biology and chemistry for 2 years - Graduate school test prep (MCAT and GRE) among my college peers for 2 years Reasons for Wanting to Tutor: I am extremely excited to gain more formal tutoring experience while helping students to achieve their academic goals and to gain the critical thinking skills needed to succeed in future endeavors. The joy and fulfillment I received from watching previous students grow in confidence and improve their academic performances have given me the enthusiasm to continue further with my teaching experience. MCAT Scores: - 11 Biological Sciences - 11 Verbal Reasoning - 12 Physical Sciences - 34 Composite GRE Scores: - 163 Verbal Reasoning - 157 Quantitative Reasoning - 5 Analytical Writing SAT Scores: - 720 Math - 730 Reading - 720 Writing - 2170 Composite Relevant Undergraduate Coursework: - General Biology - Cell Biology - Molecular Biology - Genetics - Anatomy & Physiology - Animal Behavior - Cancer Biology - Ecology & Evolution - General Chemistry - Organic Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry - Physical Chemistry - Synthetic Chemistry - Biochemistry Relevant Graduate Coursework: - General Biochemistry (proteins, lipids, nucleic acid synthesis/breakdown pathways, introductory metabolism) - Metabolic Biochemistry - Physical Biochemistry (enzyme kinetics, X-ray crystallography, spectroscopic techniques, fluorescence, anisotropy) - Pharmacology - Histology - Research Ethics - Statistics - Molecular and Cellular Biology Research Experience: - 1.5 years as undergraduate research assistant in UNC Dept. of Chemistry (FOCUS: biomaterials, microfabrication, cell & tissue culture) - 2 years as graduate student researcher in Brody Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (FOCUS: enzyme kinetics, allosteric enzyme regulation, relevance to metabolic syndrome in humans)

Availability

Weekdays after 5PM

Can Meet

Up to 15 minutes away for no additional charge, Up to 30 minutes away for a flat fee

Hobbies

While the large majority of my academic training is in the scientific disciplines, I am also a classically trained opera singer and greatly enjoy studying English, German language, and literature. In my free time, I also enjoy dancing, exercising, cooking, trying new foods, spending time with friends, taking day-trips, playing with my kitten (whose name is Apollo), and volunteering at my local free health clinics.

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