About the Teacher
THE CARE AND EXPERTISE TO HELP STUDENTS AT ANY LEVEL
I hold a Master's degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. I carried out organic chemistry research as both an undergraduate and graduate student, and my research has been published in several journals including The Journal of the American Chemical Society. I was involved in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of research, patents, and medical publications.
I performed research at Hoffman La-Roche in New Jersey and wrote the scientific material of drug patents at Theravance in San Francisco. I also served as the manager of medical publications at Ogilvy Healthworld Communications in New York.
In addition, I have worked as a copywriter and technical editor, and my skills are useful in helping students write and edit papers for any class subject or topic.
Throughout my corporate career, I have
had to communicate complicated scientific concepts in an understandable manner which has, thus far, contributed to my success as a teacher.
I have over 25 years of experience in science having worked both in the pharmaceutical industry and teaching chemistry at the university and secondary school levels.
I have taught the levels of Regular, Honors, and Advanced Placement Chemistry for 20 years with high accolades from students, parents, and faculty. It is a wonderful to be able to connect with the students while challenging them with a college preparatory curriculum. I have also taught at the university level for 5 years and have tutored college students across the country.
I strive to always find new ways and tools to explain topics in an understandable way. I co-presented “Using Technology to Create Super Students” at the annual AISF Teaching & School Leadership Conference where I discussed how to use technology in the classroom to explain science in a clear and relevant manner. I also regularly take continuing education classes and participate in workshops that include curriculum updates to the AP Chemistry Exam, instructional strategies, and reading and writing in content area to better serve my students.
° M.S. Organic Chemistry,
University of California, Berkeley
° B.A. Biochemistry, University of
Texas at Austin
° Industry experience in the areas of research and writing
° Florida Educator Certification
° 20 Years Teaching Experience
° Continuing education courses in 21st century learning, instructional strategies, digital tools, and reading and writing in content area
° Conference topics including:
How to effectively use virtual labs and simulations to enhance instruction; Successful strategies to prepare for the AP Exam; Teaching AP Chemistry Virtually; Zoom Tools for Teaching Remotely; Teaching and Technology Summit; Learning Chemistry in Era of Social Distancing