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Amy Z.

USD $20/hr

Enthusiastic General Biology K-12 Tutor | Specializes in General Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, General Chemistry, Pharmacy Technician Training for Adult Continuing Education

Tutor Information


Hi everyone! Studying Biology has been my passion for quite a while. I'd be happy to assist with life sciences coursework in the K-12 range. Please see below for my credentialing and specialties. Feel free to message me and we'll set up your first session! Current Oncology Clinical Research Assistant with a B.S. in General Biology from Old Dominion University with the following awards: ODU Alumni Association's Outstanding College Scholar from the College of Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List every year. Experience with relevant coursework of general biology (to include AP Biology content), genetics, statistics, molecular/microbiology, chemistry (to include general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry). Laboratory experience in organic chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, anatomy, and physics to include biological techniques such as microbe culturing, PCR testing, microscopy, pipetting, and Gel Electrophoresis. Former certified pharmacy technician (CPhT) experience for 6 years, with expertise in medical terminology, technician level pharmacology, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy operations (to include 68Q military MOS training). Can assist with PTCB exam preparation. "Biology is the study of complicated things that have the appearance of having been designed with a purpose" - Richard Dawkins


Orlando, United States






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Old Dominion University

2017 - 2020
B.S., General Biology
Biology degree with a focus on molecular biology subjects.

Medical Education and Training Campus

2016 - 2017
CPhT, Pharmacy Technician Certificate
Pharmacy specialist training the the following relevant coursework: Medical Terminology, Pharmacology, Inpatient and Outpatient Military Pharmacy Operations

Work Experience

Protean BioDiagnostics

May 2022 - present
Research Assistant
· Oversee the day-to day management of clinical research projects including coordinating all aspects of study start-up, modification submissions, continuous reporting, and study close-out to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and any relevant regulatory agencies. · Provide support for clinical trial sites and oversee maintenance of all required regulatory documents for each site. · Assist with the development of standard regulatory-related training requirements and with ongoing education and training for investigators and research personnel. · Prepare and package research specimens for various projects, to include utilizing proper pipetting techniques and storing and handling biospecimens appropriately. · Responsible for overall coordination and management of specimen procurement requests from start up through close out. · Generates procedural documents and workflow for research projects, budgets, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications, as necessary. · Organizes specimen data utilizing Xifin and maintains records or incoming and outgoing research samples. · Communicates effectively with clients and sites for research projects and coordinates studies with all participants, managing requests for information and meetings.


April 2021 - May 2022
Lead Pharmacy Technician
· Assisted Pharmacist with managing day-to-day activities and administration which may include daily and weekly reports as well as pharmacy scheduling. · Provided training, acted as back up and provided mentoring and coaching to the Inventory Specialist. · Understood and followed applicable Federal and State laws (e.g., HIPAA), regulations (e.g., OSHA), professional standards, and ethical principles to ensure patient safety, privacy, and security. · Demonstrated compassion and care by proactively identifying and resolving potential problems to ensure customers have their medications when needed. · Collaborated with pharmacy teams, medical staff, insurance companies, and customers to resolve issues, ensure accuracy, and deliver timely resolution of any medication or insurance related concerns.


April 2017 - April 2021
Certified Pharmacy Technician
· Received written prescription or refill requests and verified that information is complete and accurate. · Established and maintained patient profiles, including lists of medications taken by individual patients. · Accurately mixed pharmaceutical preparations, according to written prescriptions. · Cleaned and helped maintain equipment or work areas, according to prescribed methods. · Proficient in preparing and conducting COVID-19 PCR testing and rapid tests for patients.

U.S. Army Reserves

December 2015 - December 2021
Sergeant/Soldier- Pharmacy Specialist
· Planned and conducted collective training for troops. · Brought forth excellent written and verbal communication skills. · Maintained leadership positions as NCOIC of Pharmacy and Squad Leader, responsible for 8 soldiers. · Successfully conducted pharmaceutical operations in a Field Hospital Environment including setup, patient triage, IV admixture preparation, and prescription dispensing. · Demonstrated excellent leadership skills by graduating with Commandant's List in Basic Leadership Course.