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Tutor profile: Brittany L.

Brittany L.
UCLA Class of 2019 in Psychology (BA) & Biomedical Research Minor
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About Brittany

About Brittany
Hi! I'm Brittany, and I recently graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's in psychology and a minor in biomedical research. My academic interests/specializations mainly lie in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and conducting research. I also play piano and a little bit of guitar, and I have taught piano and other school subjects in individual settings up to classes of 25 students. If you are remotely interested in any of the topics above, or have questions about college or life, please consider me as your tutor! I'm friendly and easy to...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
Tutor, UCLA Watts Tutorial Program, 2016- 2017 - Tutored six-year-old girl in math and reading comprehension - Recipient of "Best Tutor/Mentor" Award - Recipient of "Best Tutor-Tutee Pair" Award Piano Instructor, 2015-2017 - Taught piano to middle to high school students students in underserved areas of Los Angeles; max 10 students - Helped transcribe, compose, and teach piano versions of popular songs for quarterly showcases - Adjusted curriculum based on students' prior experiences and goals they wanted to achieve in classes Lego...
University of California - Los Angeles
Bachelor's Degree
2014 - 2019

Work Experience

Work Experience
Sleep, Learning, and Memory Neurobiology Lab, Research Assistant
2018 - 2019
Research into the neurobiology of sleep and what functions sleep serves in other processes, such as learning and memory, in rodents by tracking brain cell activity and physiology. We studied the neurobiological mechanisms that occur during sleep and waking and how it facilitates insight learning acquisition. Cumulative Honors Senior Thesis: "Sleep Enhances Insight Learning and Memory Consolidation in Rodents: Electrophysiology and Optogenetic Locus Coeruleus Stimulation"
Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Neuroscience Lab, Research Assistant
2016 - 2017
Basic research in drosophlia melanogaster (i.e., fruit flies). We aim to study the neuronal circuity in drosophlia. Past projects include identifying a novel visual pathway in drosophlia and characterizing of a particular group of neurons during its pupal stages. Learning of fly genetics, immunohistochemistry, and participated in drosophlia-related research seminars

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