Tutor profile: Alex W.
Tutor for 6 years, founder of music education organization
I am a recent graduate from the University of Michigan in the process of applying to medical school. I have a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and a minor in Applied Statistics. I cherish working with students and seeing their successes!
I have been tutoring multiple different student populations at different locations including 826michigan, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and virtual volunteering through a UofM student organization called Opportunities to Educate Children (OEC). I have over 6 years of academic tutoring experience and I was the Executive Director of OEC involved in tutor recruitment and onboarding. I have also founded an organization, Washtenaw Rock Stars, dedicated to teaching music to under-resourced youth in Washtenaw County.
University of Michigan
Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
2018 - 2022
Liberty Pediatrics, Medical Assistant
2022 - Present
At Liberty Pediatrics, I inoculate patients with their vaccines, take vital signs and measurements, and update medical records. I also lead vaccine clinics to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and Influenza.
Washtenaw Rock Stars, Founder / Music Instructor
2021 - Present
In Washtenaw Rock Stars, I teach guitar, piano, and ukulele lessons to under-resourced students in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Michigan in partnership with Community Action Network (CAN). I also onboard volunteer music teachers, lead fundraising initiatives, and maintain our partnerships with CAN and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater & Dance. I will also be leading training sessions for our volunteers in order to instill equitable teaching methods in musical instruction.
Miller Lab - University of Michigan, Research Assistant
2020 - 2022
Under Dr. Ann Miller, I studied epithelial barrier function and Rho GTPase regulation in Xenopus Laevis (frog). My project involved p190-RhoGapA (p190), a regulator of cell contractility. I assembled a tagged DNA construct for p190, used polymerase chain reaction, DNA linearization, and in vitro transcription. After injecting Xenopus Laevis with human chorionic gonadotropin to induce ovulation, I extracted live embryos and microinjected them with mRNA. I then conducted live confocal microscopy to assess the impact of multiple proteins on...
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