About the course
Ready for a run through about the basics of biology? Then this course is for you! This Gooroo live seminar will introduce you to some foundational concepts in biology. Starting off with investigating why we ought to study life, this course covers an overview of cell biology, then will get you acquainted with genetics, and ends with microbiology. By the end of this course, you will be familiar with how genes influence phenotypes and why viruses and bacteria make us sick. Join us live to catch up or get ahead and familiarize yourself before your first class.
I am a second-year Ph.D. student in Biology at MIT, and I earned my BS in Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018. I love general chemistry and since high school have taken it three times at three different levels, and have tutored it since I was a freshman in college. I believe it is very important to set a solid foundation early on in a subject, especially in chemistry, math, and biology, since these subjects build heavily upon themselves. I have found that when students are struggling in more advanced material in a subject, it is usually because they missed or are shaky on a more simple, foundational topic. I have no problem taking the time to identify what that topic is and to work with the student to master that first.
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