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Claire
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Claire
« Perfect! Michelle is an excellent tutor for bio234. She is very knowledgeable and patient, plus she asks great questions to help you consolidate some points. That helped me a lot in my reviewing. »
$35/h
First lesson is free!
Verified tutor profile
Response Time 6h
Lessons offered by Michelle
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cell biology
  • Genetics
  • Anatomy
  • Molecular biology
Levels
  • All Levels

UBC M.Sc graduate and current university instructor that can tutor highschool and university biology courses in Vancouver (genetics, cell biology, anatomy and physiology, first year biology)

Methodology

After teaching over 1000 university students, I have become familiar with different types of learners. I will adapt the lesson plans to fit your learning style. Each class is different and the contents of the class is determined by you. For example, some students want me to spend the class time explaining specific concepts. Other students ask me develop a study plan for them and help them stick to the plan. Everything is up to you!

Background

I am currently a university instructor for first year biology, upper year genetics, and human anatomy and physiology. Before becoming an instructor, I was a teaching assistant at UBC for two years.
I can help you with the following courses at UBC:
Biol 111
Biol 121
Biol 140
Biol 234
Biol 235

If you are a student at other schools, I can help you with the following topics:
First year biology
genetics
molecular genetics
cell biology
human anatomy and physiology

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 35/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $175
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $350
Lessons offered by Michelle
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cell biology
  • Genetics
  • Anatomy
  • Molecular biology
Levels
  • All Levels

Michelle's Resume

Teaching experience:

Biology Laboratory Instructor, 2016 - present

• Delivered short lecture to brief students on background knowledge that are relevant to the lab day

• Covered topics including experimental design, animal diversity, plant structure, animal reproduction, cell biology, and molecular genetics.
• Evaluated and provided constructive feedback for assignments and lab activities

• Revised and developed lab exams and lab materials



Science One Mentor, UBC, 2015

• Provided support and academic advice to students enrolled in the intensive Science One program

• Helped first year undergraduate students transition into university life


Teaching Assistant for Fundamentals of Genetics course, UBC, 2015

• Led weekly tutorials for 15 second year students to enhance students’ understanding of lecture material



Guest lecturer, UBC, 2015

• Prepared lecture about research thesis to approximately 180 students in the first year introductory biology class at UBC

• Successfully demonstrated to students that current scientific research is built upon the foundational scientific knowledge gained in undergraduate studies
• Communicated novel research findings in an appropriate language for 1st year undergraduate level

• Student feedback indicated that the lecture was a refreshing method to connect classroom materials to current research on campus


Teaching Assistant for Genetics, Evolution and Ecology course, UBC, 2015

• Provided guidance for students during office hour, review sessions, and on discussion forums

• Assisted instructor with maintaining record of grades


Teaching Assistant for Laboratory Investigations in Life Science course, UBC, 2014

• Received letter of appreciation from Dean of Science for providing quality teaching at UBC

• Instructed students in a biological laboratory on the fundamentals of biological experiment design, lab safety, and proper lab equipment usage


Teaching Assistant for Plant Physiology and Development course, UBC, 2014

• Prepared and led tutorials to help students critically analyze data to answer research questions


Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Modern Biology course, UBC, 2013
• Provided guidance to students outside of class time, in office hours, and over discussion forum

• Graded student assignments and provided written feedback on homework and exams.


Education:
University of British Columbia M.Sc. Botany 2015
• BGSA Symposium first place oral presentation, 2013
• Frances Chave Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Botany, 2013

University of British Columbia B.Sc. biology 2013
• President’s Entrance Scholarship, 2009
• Dean’s honor list

The 2 reviews on Michelle
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
Claire

Perfect! Michelle is an excellent tutor for bio234. She is very knowledgeable and patient, plus she asks great questions to help you consolidate some points. That helped me a lot in my reviewing.

Kelsey

Perfect! Michelle was great! She broke down material for an easier understanding and helped me do a lot better in my anatomy and physiology class! I would recommend Michelle!

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