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Tutor profile: Deirdre W.

Deirdre W.
Peer Tutor at Northwestern University, Biomedical Engineering Degree
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About Deirdre

About Deirdre
Hi, I'm Deirdre! Growing up I always loved math and science, and I recently completed my B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. At the Northwestern Academic Support center, I worked as a tutor to other students in math, physics, biology, and chemistry (my favorite job ever!). When I'm not studying, I love drawing. I am a native Speaker of Spanish!

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I worked as a peer tutor at Northwestern, and I tutored students both in groups and one-on-one. The group met weekly and aimed to support students in an advanced physics class while learning good studying methods. To streamline learning, I curated a weekly set of problems that covered all the main aspects of the chapter being covered that week, and these would be started in session and finished at home. I also held drop-in hours for one-on-one tutoring with students. Students would come in if they had specific problems they were having...
Northwestern University
Biomedical Engineering
Bachelor's Degree
2016 - 2019

Work Experience

Work Experience
Northwestern University: Andersen Lab, Laboratory Aide
2018 - 2019
Poured agar plates, prepared stock solutions, and performed general lab maintenance. Seeded agar plates with bacterial solution to function as growth medium for C. elegans nematodes. Tracked agar plate and related material stock for preparation/ordering.
Northwestern University: Academic Support and Learning Advancement Center, Peer Tutor
2018 - 2019
Led weekly tutoring group session for college physics students focusing on collaborative problem solving and developing relationships between classmates. Held drop-in hours twice a week to mentor peers one-on-one.
UC Berkeley: Nomura Lab, Research Intern
2018 - 2018
Implemented activity-based protein profiling techniques to identify ligands covalently bonding to proteins that play key roles in cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. Tested efficacy of ligands in treating stress-induced cells modeling neurodegenerative disease such as ALS and Alzheimer’s disease. Verified and characterized experimental results through protein gel imaging, western blot analysis, and mass spectrometry.
Northwestern University: Organic Chemistry Teaching Laboratory, Reaction Methodologist
2016 - 2018
Tested and refined new procedures for upper-level organic chemistry synthesis labs. Characterized products through IR spectrometry, thin-layer chromatography, mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance. Updated written lab procedures to reflect improved techniques for class experiments.

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