I love Science. I enjoy conveying the joy of exploration to my students. My approach uses everyday scenario to apply the principles so that concepts and theories are better understood, appreciated and more easily remembered.
I have a BSc honours degree in Biology from Ryerson University, Medical Laboratory Science- Associate Degree-double majors- Chemical Pathology and Microbiology from the University of Guyana; Michener Insitute CE credit training in several medical laboratory disciplines.
I have taught avidly for 4+ years preparing students for CXC, CAPE, Ontario examinations as well as Medical Laboratory Science Programs.
OBJECTIVE: To obtain the Science/Math Tutor position to enable students to achieve success in their academic career one lesson at a time.
EDUCATION and CERTIFICATION
Michener Institute, Toronto ON. CE Credit Courses:
Tutorials in Hematology II- Grade B (December 2011)
Tutorials in Clinical Chemistry II-Grade A+ (February, 2012)
Tutorials in Microbiology - Grade A (June 2012)
Tutorials in Histology - Grade A (August 2012)
Tutorials in Transfusion Science - Grade C+ (August 2012)
Infection Control and Epidemiology IC 800- grade A- (December 2012)
Ryerson University, Toronto ON. BSc. Degree Biology September 2013
University of Guyana, Georgetown E.C.D. September 1995- August 2000
Associate of Science Degree in Medical Technology-major Microbiology and Chemical Pathology.
** Evaluated by World Education Services in Toronto, Canada and has received equivalency to the Canadian Diploma in Medical Technology (October 6th, 2008).
Everest College, Brampton ON. April- November 2008
Medical Lab Technician Diploma- Honours’ graduate.
OSMT Certified Laboratory Technician. (December 2008)
Proficient in MS Office Suite-Word 2013, Excel Spread Sheet & Power Point. Typing 30+WPM.
4+ years of Comprehensive General & Medical Microbiology Laboratory work - GPHC/Ryerson/UOG
Queens / Everest College November 2004 –October 2008
Awarded Best Human Biology Teacher for three consecutive years.
Elected as an honorary member of the college’s IGNITER AMBASSADOR GROUP.
INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Excellent communication skills in relating to patients, colleagues, students and parents.
Communicated clearly with patients, the instructions for diagnostic procedures as required.
Sensitively and respectfully meet the needs of students, patients and colleagues with various physical,
ethical and cultural backgrounds.
Accurately recorded patients’ results for different diagnostics tests and/ or analyses ensuring their
privacy at all times.
Intuitively provided emotional support and counselling to patients and family.
Co-op / Externship Placement: August - November 2008
CML Health Care
AIM Health Care
Proficiently entered patient data into computer using Meditech software; prepared and sorted charts
for new patients.
Verified with OHIP to ensure patients’ health cards approved, no. & version codes authentic.
Accurately performed vitals, Pulmonary Function Test & ECG’s for patients.
Instructed patients on how to properly prepare for an F.O.B.T, 24hr urine and lipid analysis.
Performed over 300 ECG’s, venipuncture, serum and plasma separations.
Operated and properly used lab centrifuge, ECG machine and other medical instruments.
Accurately labelled, sorted and stored specimen for transport to outside laboratory.
Provided follow-up & quality assurance, ensured documents, records & reports are completed.
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCES:
Lab Technologist December 2008 – June 2017
Antech Veterinary Laboratory
Coached and trained new staff to accurately perform various tests and /or procedures within the Department of Parasitology, Coagulation and Urinalysis
Elisa determination for giardiasis, heartworm antigen, Feline and Canine leukemia; immunodeficiency virus antibodies- in serum and plasma.
Urine and Coagulation analysis- micro and chemical analysis of urine specimen; determination of PT, APTT, Fibrinogen and other Coagulation tests.
Accurately prepared & propagated test results & send wirelessly to Veterinarian on time.
Prepared, read and evaluate stained urine and hematology slides.
Proficiently used immunofluorescence technique including specialized fluorescent microscope to ascertain the presence of antibodies against Feline Immunodeficiency Virus on specialized Hela prepared slides.
Effectively used Accuplex Bio CD immunofluorescent analyzer to ascertain the presence of antibodies against Dirofilaria immitis, Borrelia burgdorferi and other pathogens.
Effectively completed the inventory of reagents, materials and instruments.
Stored blood films, FIV & urinalysis slides for further analysis and follow up protocols.
Medical Technologist January 2000 - April 2019
Georgetown Public Hospital
Davis Memorial Hospital
Guided and trained new Laboratory Aides and Phlebotomists- Hematology principles and procedures according to the approved Medical Laboratory Curriculum.
Set up & monitored Laboratory Aides Examination process by preparing applicable questions and specimens to ascertain knowledge and skills in Medical Laboratory procedures.
Tested and marked Lab Aides practical and theoretical examination accurately and reported results in confidence to Laboratory Manager.
Motivated and critiqued Junior Technologists in the performance of their duties in accordance with SOP.
Successfully crafted Lab test requisition for semen analysis, along with the standard procedure for accurate analysis of seminal & other body fluids.
Effectively performed 5000+ venipuncture - using aseptic technique and universal precautions; SOP to prevent hematoma, hemoconcentration & minimize discomfort.
Competently performed pre-analytical procedures- centrifugation, blood smear preparation, plating, Gram staining of selected specimens, and required diluted solution from stock.
Effectively processed sputum, stool, urine, swabs and other specimens for Diagnostic Microbiology as required according to SOP- AAFS, C&S, along with antigen, antibody testing.
Appropriately processed water and selected food samples to ascertain contamination, quality, purity and coliform count.
Correctly processed water and selected food samples to ascertain contamination, quality, purity and coliform count.
Accurately performed SDS-page and Western Blot analysis to ascertain the identity of characteristic protein from select Escherichia coli bacterium.
Proficiently performed Molecular Biology Techniques such as PCR, restriction endonuclease analysis, isolation and cloning of select specimens and/or organism.
Spear headed quality control on ATAC 8000, Coulter Counter; other laboratory instruments; used strip and culture technique to ensure optimal operation of the autoclave.
Correctly registered specimens and verify for entry into Laboratory information system, and forwarded results to Physicians or health care professional in accordance with Privacy Act on time.
Lead Technologist in the PAHO program for diagnosis & monitoring of Filariasis.
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