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    Gweru, Zimbabwe
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    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
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    Apple Valley, MN

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    Mumbai, India
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    Casablanca, Morocco
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    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

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    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    Fargo, ND
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    Mora, MN

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    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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    Minneapolis, MN
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    Richfield, MN
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    East Bethel, MN
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    Bogotá, Colombia
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    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

Biology with new Professor

This week, we have a new instructor for my Human Biology class – Rachel Portinga.

Besides being absolutely nervous to take a BIOLOGY course, that too with two different instructors in a single semester, I was quite shaky about dealing with different teaching styles. Have you also felt the same? When you seem to gel with and understand better when a certain instructor teaches a certain subject. Or even when a professor’s style simply doesn’t stick with you and everything seems to fly above your head. I just wanted to avoid being put into one of those situations.

However, like a pleasant surprise, Rachel has maintained a continual teaching pace while boosting the class with much more energy. She being young and obviously livelier than amazing 9-months pregnant Prof. Olson, is able to deliver as well as interact with the class a more.

Rachel has an interesting method of drawing as she teaches, and Oh boy! that has helped like a miracle. Sketching things out to understand better is a great studying and memorizing tip. Nothing elaborate or complex, just scribbles or boxes just to get the concepts cleared . . . visually!

I personally believe, visual representation help us to comprehend, retain and reproduce matter efficiently even over and after a period of time.

Hope you get to experience a great learning experience with Prof. Olson, Prof. Rachel or any other who render the same!

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