Amanda K.

  • Peer Tutor

Education & Training

  • BIOSC 0150 (with Dr. Zapanta)
  • BIOSC 0160 (with Dr. Beucher)
  • BIOSC 0350 (with Dr. Gardner)
  • PHYS 0175 (with Dr. Naples

Research Interests

Courses supported: BIOSC 0150, BIOSC 0160, BIOSC 0350, PHYS 0175
Post-graduation goal:  I plan to attend grad school and work as a research geneticist.

Area of Study

Chemistry
Biological Sciences

Tutoring Course numbers

BIOSC 0150
BIOSC 0160
BIOSC 0350
PHYS 0175

Post- Graduation Plan

Graduate School

Why did you become a tutor?
I became a tutor because I love helping others understand difficult concepts.  One of the most rewarding experiences is working with someone until a difficult concepts.  One of the most rewarding experiences is working with someone until a difficult concept finally "clicks"  for them.   I also hope to strengthen my own knowledge of material integral to future study.

 What is your favorite thing about the subject(s) in which you tutor?
Biology, because in studying it; we learn how humanity and the natural world functions came to be.  For physics, it combines my love of science and math, and I find it incredible that we can use numbers and calculations to understand the world around us.

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking one of the courses you tutor?
No matter which course you're studying, the best way to succeed is to practice.  For biology, I would recommend rewriting notes, making flashcards, and drawing out pathways.  For physics, the best method is to study practice problems.

Why should students come to Study Lab?
Students should come to the Study Lab because hearing the material reworded helps build understanding of the concepts instead of just memorization of a professor's lecture.  Not only can students learn from tutors that have proven their mastery of a subject, but they may also get the chance to hear from other students currently taking the course and can strengthen their knowledge through teaching.