Biology And Biotechnology

Biology And Biotechnology

5.0 (3)
1 employee
2 years in business

About this tutor

Biology and biotechnology, are subjects that are full of information.  Understanding and organizing this information is a lot of work.  I will help you understand the organizing principles of biology.  Bringing clarity to the subject will save you time and give you a solid, lasting base of understanding.  This is what you will need to succeed in AP Biology, to major in a biosciences field in college, or go on to graduate or medical school.

I have taught systems biology and biology lab research at the university level and am currently active in research.


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Great Falls, VA 22066
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3 Reviews


  • Asa Hern

    Biology and Biotechnology (BnB) is extremely patient when explaining difficult to grasp concepts. BnB is also very knowledgable on all subject matter involving science up to a doctoral level. When I was being taught by BnB, I never felt lost or intimidated by the material. I found that I grasped the material very easily using the strategies and tips that BnB gave me and this helped me greatly with school and science programs ever since. Definitely the best choice in tutor you could make and I would not hesitate one bit to pick BnB.

  • Rachel David

    Dr. Yellman is an excellent instructor and mentor! He is a great teacher who helps in explaining complex biology and biotechnology concepts in a way that was easy to understand and grasp. He is always willing and available to further explain challenging subjects using various means, including diagrams and verbal descriptions, to ensure understanding.

  • Katherine Lambert

    Dr. Yellman is great to work with! He really cares about his students' success. He's passionate about what he teaches and takes the time to make sure you fully understand the concepts with one on one instruction. Highly recommend!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First: determine their goals.

Second: identify and get the most useful teaching materials.

Third: agree on a schedule.

Fourth: meet and evaluate progress regularly.  During these meetings, we study and review the material, then decide what topics to work on next.

Fifth: long-term progress evaluation.  We must periodically figure out how much progress we are making and what changes might help.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

B.A. Biology, 1987 University of Virginia

Ph.D. Biology, 2005 University of Virginia

post-doctoral fellowship, 2006-2012 Yale University

teaching Systems Biology, University of Texas at Austin

teaching undergraduate lab research, University of Texas at Austin

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I have not figured out a standard pricing scale yet.  With some experience, I will establish some stable prices.

How did you get started teaching?

I first taught at the University of Virginia when I was a Ph.D. student.  Later, while I was a research scientist, I taught at the University of Texas at Austin.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have only taught undergraduates, but I am open to teaching advanced high school students.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My discovery of the iBiology lecture series on YouTube.  This is an excellent series of high school/college level lectures on a large variety of biology topics.  All free.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Know what you need to be successful and make a plan.  Then hire a tutor who can help you succeed.  If you are working hard, don't stay with a tutor who is not helping you make the progress you need to make.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How hard they are willing to work, and how much time they have to devote to the specific class.  Crucially, what is the student's goal?  Is it to succeed in a class for your major or to do well enough to go to medical school or become a biological science professional?

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