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Keerthana - Prof biology - Toronto
$20/h
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Lessons offered by Keerthana
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cell biology
  • Anatomy
  • Botany
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Early childhood education

Math and Science Tutoring offered in Toronto by Master of Environmental Science Student

Methodology

My teaching methods are very hands-on. I am a strong believer that learning is best accomplished through interactive approaches. I encourage positivity to students within my classrooms. I also create a comfort level with my students so that they can easily approach me with questions or doubts in their academics. Overall I am an amazing mentor to my students.

Background

I am a Master of Environmental Science Student holding a Bachelors degree in Biology and Environmental Science. I have a passion for teaching science to students because it gives me an opportunity to encourage learning in younger generations. I have 7 years of experience in tutoring young minds.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 20/h
Lessons offered by Keerthana
Individual
The lessons will be held
At their place
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cell biology
  • Anatomy
  • Botany
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Early childhood education

Keerthana's Resume

SKILLS

β€’ Extremely approachable with outstanding written and verbal communication skills demonstrated in work and volunteer positions
β€’ Experienced in customer service from prior experience in a fast-paced retail environment demonstrating active listening and communication skills by responding to inquiries
β€’ Skilled in operating computer programs like Microsoft Office Applications such as Word, Excel spreadsheets as well as databases to prepare documents
β€’ Respectful team player with the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively to complete tasks in a timely manner

EDUCATION

University of Toronto Scarborough September 2017– Present
Master of Environmental Science Candidate – Biophysical Interactions in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems

University of Toronto Scarborough September 2013 – June 2017
Honours Bachelor of Science; Environmental Science and Biology

WORK AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Mentor and Administrative Assistant April 2016 – Present
Rouge Valley Health System - Ronald Macdonald House Charities
β€’ Demonstrated leadership by interviewing and training new volunteers in effective communication with the public resulting in a greater efficiency in the volunteer recruitment process
β€’ Provided technical support to maintain data and created monthly reports to assess the existing initiatives and the performance of the charity
β€’ Answered phone calls with great enthusiasm to provide information and support to clients in a positive manner
β€’ Worked with children with special needs to engage them in activities to create a welcoming environment within the hospital

Service Coordinator April 2017 – December 2017
Laura Canada
β€’ Exhibited interpersonal and communication skills by providing a high level of customer service by responding to inquiries regarding merchandise and company policies to create a more loyal client basis
β€’ Trained employees on the new POS system during company’s changes to the computer system and created higher efficiency
β€’ Resolved customer conflicts by handling situations in a positive manner to reduce complaints reaching the manager

Sales Associate April 2017 – July 2017
Melanie Lynn
β€’ Maintained knowledge on latest trends to promote merchandise to customers successfully reaching weekly sales target goals
β€’ Continually improved knowledge of company policies, products and manufacturers and informed customers at all times to facilitate better communication of company regulations


Tree Planting Volunteer October 2017
Parks Canada, Rouge National Urban Park
β€’ Participated in tree planting event and collaborated with other volunteers to plant trees for environmental restoration

Science and Math Tutor February 2014 – April 2017
Private
β€’ Taught grade 9 and 10 math while following closely with the high school curriculum to help students achieve better math scores in school
β€’ Explained concepts in biology to elementary and high school students to further their understanding of course materials from school

Peer Educator September 2016 – June 2017
Sustainability Team, University of Toronto
β€’ Developed and executed outreach initiatives by facilitating events to engage students on campus with activities to spread awareness about climate change and environmental sustainability
β€’ Educated numerous international students about sustainability by holding booths and encouraged social responsibility in taking effort to care for the environment
β€’ Assisted with the summer gardening program and participated in culinary events to coach peers on the benefits of gardening.

Volunteer Member January 2016 – June 2017
Physical and Environmental Sciences Students Association, UTSC
β€’ Participated in event promotion activities by providing class announcements to increase participation at events
β€’ Processed ticket sales for events in an organized and timely manner to increase revenue

Sample Collection Assistant September 2016 – January 2017
Biodiversity Laboratory, University of Toronto
β€’ Conducted field work in the Highland Creek valley to collect invertebrate samples to achieve a large quantity of data set for the study of invertebrate population distributions within the valley
β€’ Supported the Biodiversity course instructor with the taxonomical classification of samples collected from the Highland Creek valley resulting in the greater organization of data

Teaching Assistant September 2013 – December 2013
Woburn Collegiate Institute, TDSB
β€’ Created weekly art assignments for students in grades 9-12, including supervising, assisting, and advising students
β€’ Prepared the work environment by ensuring all needed supplies were readily available and hazardous materials were stored away to ensure safety of students and staff

Teaching Assistant September 2012 – January 2013
St. Andrews Public School, TDSB
β€’ Exhibited organizational abilities in assisting with the development of educational materials and taught engaging inquiry-based science lessons that supported critical thinking
β€’ Conducted science experiments in class to allow students to participate in a hands-on learning environment to encourage creativity

AWARDS

VPN Gold 150+ Hours Community Involvement Award April 2017
β€’ Awarded by the University of Toronto Student Council for 150+ hours of community involvement

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