Tutor profile: Nessa F.
Neuroscience and Biology Major at Boston University
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Hi! I am a rising senior at Boston University majoring in Neuroscience and Biology. As someone with diverse interests, I can certainly help a lot in math and science related fields, but have always pursued more creative things in my past-time as well!
I have tutored people from K-12 in various different subjects, and provided SAT/ACT help. Beyond that though, I have worked in several different laboratories that have always operated on a collaborative basis, so teaching and working with others is something I do often.
2017 - 2021
Equinox Care Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, Intern
2020 - 2020
Assisted drug and relief workers with all tasks including group check-ins, one on one meetings with clients, psychiatric assessments, admission assessments, group-outings, and other social-work related tasks. Shadowed and assisted GPs and nurses with medicine administration for clients undergoing a variety of detoxifications, including both drug and alcohol programs.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: The Mobbs Laboratory, Summer Research Intern
2019 - 2019
Conducted a 10-week research study focusing on high-throughput drug screening for an Alzheimer’s Disease model in C.Elegans. Learned microbiology maintenance techniques involving C.Elegans, usage of a microtracker and a 96-well plate recording instrument for paralysis assays, drug dilution techniques, and more. Presented findings to Graduate School board members and presented a poster at The Mount Sinai Hospital (attached).
The Autism CARE Center at Boston University, Research Intern
2018 - 2019
Primarily assisting with EEG analysis for the TESLA project using Matlab and administration of EEG testing of 1 to 4-year-old participants with and without ASD. Weekly attendance to laboratory meetings that discuss research in and out of the laboratory and to intervention workshops known as JASPER with the children.
NYU: The Curtis Laboratory, Summer Research Intern
2018 - 2018
Learned Matlab to a proficient level and learned about the lab’s research on the prefrontal cortex – particularly the frontal eye field – and its implications in planning, attention, working memory and selection in well-controlled oculomotor tasks. Helped run behavioral experiments which made use of eye-tracking software and was exposed to using fMRI and TMS for data collection.
2016 - 2018
Tutored a 5th grade girl to help her in school in general, and then in preparation for her state exams and middle school entrance exams in general math, science, and English.
The Sheryl & Daniel R. Tishman Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory, Summer Research Intern
2014 - 2014
Ran EEG paradigms and worked with patients on a daily basis; primarily dealing with a project focusing on visual endophenotypes in schizophrenia. Performed data analysis using brain topography and other methods. Verified patients diagnoses using the SCID and PANSS tests. Assisted patients of all ages to feel comfortable and informed about experiments.
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