I believe all students have the ability to learn the difficult task is to motivate them at their respective levels and bring them up to the level that is necessary to meet with success in a Human Anatomy and Physiology course. This can be done but it requires developing a rapport with the student by giving them encouragement and guidance so that he/she will study and perform at their highest capabilities.
Why I became a Biologist?
I became a biologist/teacher because I have always been interested in all aspects of life – the workings of plants, animals, and the human body. I enjoy conveying my knowledge and understanding of living organisms to my students and I find it very rewarding when I am successful in this effort.
Recommendations for student success in my courses:
Students should come to class with a positive attitude and be willing to work hard to pass Human Anatomy and Physiology course. They should keep up with all reading assignments in lecture and lab. They should take detailed lecture and lab notes. They should study their lecture notes and the related chapter material and study guide question. In addition they should study the topics being covered in lab. They should ask questions in class as well as after class on any related lecture/lab topic not fully understood. In addition they should ask me for tutoring if necessary.
What’s great about the Biology Department at San Antonio College?
The Biology Department at San Antonio College offers a wide range of basic courses, which are required for Science majors and students perusing health career fields. The classes are manageable with never more than 28 students in a class. This allows students the opportunity to interact with their professors on a one to one basis. It is more cost effective for students to take their “basics’ at SAC and yet be assured that the courses are “top quality” and comparable to those taught in universities. In addition, The courses are transferable to most public and private universities. I also believe the professors in the Biology Department are amiable and approachable and are willing to work with all students who are serious about their education and to get the very most out of their courses.
What's my schedule?
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