|Member Since:||October, 2010|
|Preferred Subjects:||Biology, Chemistry, Marine Sciences/Oceanography, Environmental Sciences, Resume and Cover Letter Writing/College Applications, Scientific Writing, Computer Skills, Kindergarten - 8th Grade, Study Skills, GRE math, SAT math, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Science, Writing, Study Skills, Math, Earth Science, Organization|
Stony Brook School of Marine and Atmospheric
Sciences, Stony Brook, New York
PhD Candidate (3rd year)
Cumulative GPA: 3.98
Major: Marine Sciences
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science May, 2009
Cumulative GPA: 4.07
Double Major: Biology and Environmental Studies (concentrations in Marine Ecology and Environmental Policy)
Received Honors for Both Majors
Tutored 5 undergraduates in Calculus, Chemistry, and GRE math between October 2010 and December 2012. Tutored 3 high school students in algebra, chemistry, pre-calculus and calculus between June 2012 and December 2012.
Teaching Assistantship: Environmental Science and Society (Fall 2008) Environmental Studies Department,
Gettysburg College. Held office hours to assist students in understanding course materials and assignments (including the use of SPSS, GIS, and Microsoft Office and the writing of scientific papers).
Teaching Assistantship: Ecology (Fall 2006) Environmental Studies Department, Gettysburg College. Held office hours to assist students in understanding course materials.
Teaching Assistantship: Ichthyology (Fall 2009) School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University. Assisted with grading of assignments. Held office hours to assist students with course assignments.
Teaching Assistantship: Oceanography (Fall 2009) School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University. Assisted with grading of assignments. Helped set up and run the course’s laboratory session.
Course Preparation Teaching Assistantship: Marine Conservation, graduate level (Spring 2009) School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University. Assisted in preparation of all course materials including choosing a textbook, scheduling conservation organization speakers, finding relevant primary literature, and designing powerpoint lectures.
Teaching Assistantship Marine Conservation, graduate level (Fall 2010 and Fall 2011) School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University. Prepared and gave four 3 hour lectures. Helped prepare and grade exams and assignments.
SAT score: 1320 (660 math, 660 verbal)
GRE score: 1330 (710 math, 620 verbal)
AP scores: 4 on Biology and Chemistry and at least a 3 on History and English.
It is likely that teaching (at the college level) will be a large part of my career, not only because I am pursuing a PhD, but because I find it incredibly fulfilling. I have always enjoyed the feeling of having a student finally understand a topic. I also feel as though tutoring is a learning experience for the tutor- sometimes you need to think about a topic in 5 different ways before you find a way that fits how the student learns best.
-Student Speaker: Presidential Scholar’s Breakfast, Presidential Donor’s Lunch, Trustees Luncheon
-Garden Club of America Grant for Summer Environmental Research
-Dean’s List and Presidential Scholar all semesters
-Member, Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa merit fraternities
-Recipient, Bobby Fulton Memorial Scholarship (all years) -Recipient, Karl. A Herzog Biology Honors Award
-Recipient, Betty Barnes Biology Award (given to one senior each year)
As an undergraduate I was also heavily involved with 5 student organizations focused on sustainability and 1 focused on campus events. In addition, I carried out marine science research with a Gettysburg College faculty member and as a research intern at the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences.
|Hobbies:||I like to spend as much of my spare time outside as possible hiking, kayaking, gardening, etc. I enjoy cooking and baking. I own two parrots and volunteer at a local parrot sanctuary, where I help with outreach, grant writing, and other fundraising opportunities.|
She has great disposition and energy. Yet, she oftenis not sure of answers as she needs a re-fresher of certain topics; which at times confuses my daughter. Next week we will do mini lessons of topics she assess as trouble some. She is great in forwarding materials to memorize and review. She is reviewing SAT Math SAT chemistry which are high level subjects
My son had the pleasure of working with Natasha G. this year. She really helped bring up his average in Algebra. In fact, he went from failing to getting some really high test scores! She was so accommodating and really pleasant to work with. We had tried several other tutors. Natasha was the best. She was very patient and thorough. I highly recommend her.
Very helpful. Works with you even outside of sessions by sending you study information. Absolutely great!