Raleigh, NC, 27612
Joined on June, 2011
Weekdays in the afternoon
Up to 20 minutes away for no additional charge
EducationNorth Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
NCDPI Professional Educator’s License in Science, Secondary Education, December 2010
Minor in Biomedical Sciences, May 2009
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
B.S., Biological Sciences, Nutrition Concentration
Minor in Health, Medicine, and Human Values, December 2005
ExperienceAs an undergraduate student, I worked as a lab assistant at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) for four years. During summer periods in which I worked full-time, I had a chance to examine the effects of environmental toxicants on embryos using a mouse model. My time at NIEHS led to the foundation of knowledge and experience I gained in the field of biology.
Later, I worked as a graduate assistant for the Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (JLC-BBRI) at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) under the mentorship of Dr. M. Ricardo Richardson, PhD, who is the director of the Cancer Research Program. The JLC-BBRI is renowned for studying and reducing health disparities in minority communities. Working at the institute taught me to challenge myself, strengthen my scientific writing and communication, as well as the importance of reading literature to gain insight of current events in biology research.
In addition to working as a graduate assistant, I was employed as a teaching assistant for a general biology course at NCCU. Being a teaching assistant allowed me to interact with a diverse range of students with different learning styles and abilities. I am currently a part-time tutor at NCCU. I tutor both individually and in small groups. During the summer, I coordinated the biology section of the Aspiring Eagles summer program to help prepare rising college freshmen for the university experience. I also possess a North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Teaching License in Science, Secondary Education. I taught biology during my student teaching internship at City of Medicine Academy in Durham, North Carolina. This public school was specially designed to prepare students for a career in the health industry. After my internship, I taught earth science and astronomy at Sanderson High School. I have always had a passion for teaching as I come from a family of educators.
My education philosophy is “Patience is key; any child is capable of learning”. I am a very patient, enthusiastic, and responsible person who believes strongly that all children are capable of learning and can achieve.
HobbiesReading and singing.
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