Emily J.

  • Peer Tutor

Education & Training

  • biology major, chemistry and French minors
  • High achievement in CHEM 0110 (with Dr. Garret-Roe)
  • High achievement in BIOSC 0120 (with Dr. Golde)
  • High achievement in BIOSC 0150 (with Dr. Swigonova)
  • High achievement in BIOSC 0160 (with Dr. Swigonova)

Research Interests

Courses supported: CHEM 0110, CHEM 0120, BIOSC 0150, BIOSC 0160
Post-graduation goal: graduate school to earn a PhD and pursue a career in biological research

Area of Study

Chemistry
Biological Sciences

Tutoring Course numbers

CHEM 0110
CHEM 0120
BIOSC 0150
BIOSC 0160

Post- Graduation Plan

Graduate School

Why did you become a tutor?
In high school, I tutored french and loved seeing the results of a student's improvement. Seeing as I managed to "survive" these difficult classes, I thought I could be an additional resource for others.

What is your favorite thing about the subject in which you tutor? 
My favorite areas in biology are genetics and ecology, while in chemistry I really like molecular structures and properties, as well as electrochemistry.

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking one of the courses you tutor? 
Repetition is key. As someone who struggles a lot with memorization, but is studying subjects that require much of this technique, I've found that rewriting lecture notes by hand improves familiarity with the material.

Why should students come to Study Lab?
Study Lab is a tool made available to students to aide them in not only their course improvements, but also their study habits. A change specifically in the way one studies could go a long way.