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Krista S.

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PhD Candidate in Molecular Genetics at University of Toronto

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Tutor Information


CHECK OUT MY BACK TO SCHOOL PACKAGES! I love analogies and I strongly believe in helping you understand! By the end of our session you will feel comfortable teaching me all of the concepts you are struggling with! >You come first, therefore each session includes a complimentary summary package - inclusive of extra examples, elaborated explanations, and a summary of the session. My charismatic and understanding nature allows me to patiently help you with all of your science struggles. I am confident in my ability to teach and adjust my tutoring methodology for what works best for you. I have over 10 years of tutoring and teaching experience from elementary school to adult levels. I look forward to helping you learn science with ease! A bit about me: I completed my bachelor degree in Life Sciences at University of Waterloo and successfully entered into the direct-entry PhD program at University of Toronto in Molecular Genetics, currently in my 5th year. I study the skin and how genetic mutations within the skin lead to immunological skin diseases and skin cancers.


Toronto, Ontario, Canada


English, German, French




Middle School
High School


University of Toronto

2017 - 2019
Advanced University Teaching Preparation Certificate, High Education
A certificate program, focused on understanding pedagogy, exploring teaching presence and learning techniques for teaching in an online platform.

University of Toronto

2016 - 2022
Direct-Entry PhD, Molecular Genetics

University of Waterloo

2011 - 2016
Bachelor, Life Science - Genetics

Work Experience

Brock University

August 2021 - present
Freelance Scientific Illustrator
Design and articulate graphical illustrations based off of scientific topics for journals and science project proposals.

University of Toronto

July 2021 - present
Guest lecturer for upper year genetics and human biology courses.

Invigilator for Students with Accommodations

September 2017 - present
Accommodated Testing Services
- Familiar with a variety of physical and mental challenges that require accommodated testing - Have experience one-on-one with students experiencing extreme anxiety, vision impairment, hard of hearing, cognitive disorders, etc. - My patient and understanding disposition generates a relaxing and assured environment for test writing.

University of Toronto

September 2016 - present
Teaching Assistant
- Lead tutorials for a variety of undergraduate courses, from 2nd year genetics to 3rd year human biology and advanced genetics to 4th year practical biology/specialized neurobiology courses. - Marking assignments, I am familiar with writing scientific reviews, laboratory reports, scientific papers, and multiple choice examinations - Providing extra help and explanations to challenging scientific concepts


September 2010 - present
Tutoring one-on-one experience: - High school student: grade 10-12 biology and chemistry - Undergrad Life Science student at the University of Waterloo: second year genetics, third year biology of aging, molecular genetics, epigenetics - Elementary school student: math - Elementary school student: biology (mainly ecology and human body)


The most amazing Tutor!

Meeting krista was one of the best things that happened to me during my undergraduate years. She's an excellent tutor, I have learned a lot from her. she's very detail oriented and super caring. I would 100% recommend her.
By: Nastaran


She is amazing. Very patient and thorough. I am very grateful that I found her on Tutor Ocean.
By: Midori

Best Tutor!

Excellent tutor, very knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommend her to everyone for Genetics and other subjects!
By: Mohamed

The best tutor I’ve had!

I’ve had my fair share of tutors since I was in grade 4 and they have all come go - nothing consistent. When I went to the University of Waterloo I found Krista, she first helped me with biology and I wouldn’t have done as well as I did without her! She continued to tutor me in various courses throughout my undergraduate degree in genetics, organic chemistry, molecular biology and the labs that were associated with it. I couldn’t recommend Krista enough! She goes above and beyond, always found ways to help teach me and helped me find my learning style. I definitely wouldn’t be getting my PharmD degree without her.
By: Helen