Tutor profile: Madelene M.
Passionate about tutoring Spanish, English and Life Sciences
Hi! I am Madelene McKenzie. I graduated in 2019 from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and Spanish. I am passionate about helping others learn and have eight years of experience in the field of education, doing everything from tutoring to classroom teaching.
I started out as a volunteer tutor in high school, helping fellow students with Spanish, test preparation and mathematics. In college, I taught flute lessons and was a TA for the freshman biology laboratory class. After college, I worked as a long-term substitute in an eighth grade Spanish classroom and then as a long-term substitute for a high school biology classroom. I also worked as a teacher at a math and science summer camp for three summers, facilitating lessons for pre-K through 5th grade students. Currently, I am a zookeeper, and part...
University of Notre Dame
2014 - 2019
Zoo Miami, Animal Welfare and Records Intern
2021 - 2021
Conducting animal observations, monitoring animal behavior, assisting with data analysis from observations, completing records projects.
Zoo Miami, Zookeeper Aide
2021 - 2021
Assisting with animal care, wildlife training presentations and animal encounters, teaching the public about wildlife.
Portage Northern High School, Long Term Substitute Biology Teacher
2020 - 2020
Planning and implementing lessons and lab activities, teaching 3 sections of Honors Biology, one section of General Biology and 2 sections of Anatomy (160 students total).
Aerotek Scientific, Laboratory Assistant
2020 - 2020
Working in the Drug Product lab at Pfizer Global Supply. Tasks included equipment calibration, reagent preparation, glassware cleaning and general lab tasks.
Portage West Middle School, Long Term Substitute Spanish Teacher
2019 - 2020
Planning and implementing lessons for 6 sections of 8th grade Spanish (180 students total).
Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center, Summer Camp Teacher
2017 - 2019
Planning and carrying out lessons, hands-on activities and projects for pre-K through 5th grade
University of Notre Dame, Teaching Assistant
2017 - 2017
Assisted with laboratory sessions, graded papers, advised small groups of students on research projects.
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