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Tutor profile: Megan P.

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Megan P.
Certified Middle School Science and High School Biology Teacher
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About Megan

About Megan
I'm Megan! I have a passion for teaching and a passion for learning! I graduated cum laude with a BS in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. While in college, I had a professor and mentor who was particularly impactful in my life. She was a veterinarian and professor of wildlife studies. I took her directed studies class for 4 semesters and eventually became the veterinary student in charge of students at the wildlife center on campus. There I worked with wildlife and exotic animals including ostriches, emu, and several species of...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I am certified to teach middle school science and high school biology. I have taught English to English Language Learners in China since January 2020 via an online platform. My lessons are engaging and interactive, and I believe fun learning leads to lifelong learning.
Education
Texas A&M University
Biomedical Science
Bachelor's Degree
2005 - 2008

Work Experience

Work Experience
VIPKID, ESL Teacher- Independent Contractor
2020 - Present
-Engage young learners (ages 5-12) via an online based language learning platform using best practice teaching strategies for English language learners -Increase English Language Learners’ reading, speaking, and problem-solving abilities in language arts, math, social studies, and science using TPR, language scaffolding, and culturally responsive strategies -Complete lesson and unit assessments of students and provide timely and useful feedback for parents and co-teachers
Baylor College of Medicine, Neuroscience Research Assistant
2017 - 2018
-Created responsible neuroscience research work and projects studying brain cognition using tour de force electrophysiological recordings on non-human primates (NHPs). -Managed several aspects of NHP research surgery, including organization, preparation, monitoring, and veterinary assistance during surgery. -Trained NHPs to participate in their own biomedical research including, food and syringe training, chair and behavior training, and research specific task training. -Designed and built biomedical equipment including implantable scleral...
Charles River Laboratories, Primate Behavior Technician
2016 - 2017
-Managed and monitored colony behavioral health and provided special care for NHPs needing attention. -Trained colony of 3000+ NHPs for human desensitization, chair training, pole/collar/chair, syringe, and clicker. -Managed site laboratory, organized and participated in the collection and processing of 1000s of biomedical samples per week. -Mentored and trained a team of 8-10 lab collection technicians.

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