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Laela B.
Mad Scientist Tutoring - Biology / Chemistry / Genetics
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About Laela
I am a biologist, always eager to learn more about our natural world; the best way to learn is to teach - and that's exactly what I love to do.
Teaching Experience
At some point or another, I have tutored nearly every science subject I have taken, at all colleges and universities I've attended. I have ample experience in the field of biology, including molecular and cellular techniques / genetics. I also tutored general chemistry to organic and biochemistry.
Education
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Biotechnology
Master's Degree
2014 - 2016
University of Texas at Dallas
Biology
Bachelor's Degree
2011 - 2013
Work Experience
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Graduate Research Assistant
2014 - 2016
Developed skills with laser confocal microscopy, western blotting, pulmonary histopathology, and other procedures for in vivo and in vitro animal research with C57Bl/6 mice to evaluate signaling pathways in alveolar neutrophils. Master’s thesis project: “The Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase Pathway: NETosis in Severe Lung Inflammation."
Texas Parks and Wildlife - Inland Fisheries, Fish and Wildlife Technician
2013 - 2014
Aquatic Exhibit Duties: Scuba-diving in reservoirs / aquariums for general maintenance / dive shows; presented educational tours of exhibits and hatchery; prepared and administered diets for fish and reptiles. Hatchery Duties: Collected bi-weekly plankton samples to quantify species (Copepods, Cladocera, Rotifers, etc.) in hatchery ponds; collected monthly water samples for zebra mussel prevention; performed fish necropsies / bacteriology, completed water quality tests for ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, ,
J.W. Nutritonal LLC, Quality Control Chemist
2013 - 2014
Formulations and raw materials tested for quality prior to production; Tests included: IR, UV/Vis, weight determination, pH, specific rotation, loss of drying analysis, atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), tablet hardness, and various chemical assays. Daily reports were submitted under FDA regulations.
University of Texas at Dallas, PLTL Leader - Organic Chemistry II
2013 - 2013
Peer-Led-Team-Learning sessions administered bi-weekly. Led discussions and aided completion of weekly packets on more challenging second semester topics and concepts in organic chemistry; 16 students total.
Trinity Valley Community College, Tutor
2009 - 2010
Provided tutoring services for the following subjects: Calculus I, Chemistry I, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, Biology I & II, and Spanish I & II.
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