I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and
a PhD in Biology/Neurosciences from the University of California, San Diego. I have extensive experience tutoring high school students for full SAT preparation, as well as biology, algebra, and reading and study skills. I like to use on-line educational tools, and believe that good diagrams are extremely helpful for studying the sciences.
I also specialize in encouragement and have a very positive attitude about learning.
I have taught 20-25 students for SAT preparation and several others in biology. I started tutoring in the Boston area in 2003, and did so mainly from 2008-2010.
I have also taught students and research assistants hands on laboratory skills in my research career. I have mainly taught students in 7th-12th grades.
Currently, I am considering transitioning to a full time teaching career. I have helped students get better test scores and helped increase their overall confidence.
For most subjects, $60.00 per lesson is my rate, but I will be flexible, depending on the student and the situation. I am open to travel, but will depend on public transit.
ELLEN FREED, PhD
30-83 29th Street, Apt. B5 (concealed information)
Astoria, NY 11102 (concealed information)
Experienced Science/Math/English Tutor and PhD biological scientist.
o Tutored/taught small classrooms to raise student achievement and SAT scores in
reading, writing, math, biology. Also taught reading and study skills.
Supervised students and associates to perform and evaluate laboratory experiments.
Developed excellent public speaking skills; prepared and delivered 100+
presentations for lab groups, scientific meetings, lay audiences.
Wrote grants and secured funding/approval for 4 research projects.
Prepared to teach high school biology, including laboratory experimentation, microscopy.
Possess extensive knowledge of teaching technologies and philosophies.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Research Scientist, Developmental Biology Program Feb. 2010-present
o Performed research on mammalian development and function of the nuclear pore
complex for publication now in preparation.
o Supervised and mentored 3 students studying embryonic development.
CHYTEN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, Lexington, MA
Tutor, both private and classroom 2008-2010
o Taught biology and advanced-placement biology
o Utilized online educational tools
o SAT and ACT preparation: reading, writing and mathematics
o Reading and Study Skills, Algebra 1
Neurobiology, The Medical School of the University of California, San Diego
Physiology Laboratory, Biology, University of California, San Diego
o Plan to begin education coursework for certification spring/summer 2017
o Passed Massachusetts State Teacher’s exams: General Skills, Middle School
General Science 2010
ADDITIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, Boston, MA
Research Scientist, Department of Medical Oncology 2004-2008
Led a group specializing in translational biology of GI endocrine tumors and
Developed best practice for isolation of DNA from archived specimens for
Supervised 1 associate to complete experiments for publication.
Successfully completed experiments to contribute to several additional research
projects (see publications).
ASTRAZENECA R & D BOSTON, Waltham, MA 2000-2004
Scientist, Cancer Bioscience Department
Served as biology team leader and co-manager for drug discovery team.
Supervised/mentored 2 research associates to develop both biochemical and cellbased
assay for project progression.
Co-managed a multidisciplinary group to evaluate criteria for project progression.
Researched and wrote research proposals for internal review of potential new
drug targets and drug resistance mechanisms.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA 1996-2000
School of Medicine, Department of Pathology
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Laboratory of Dr. Peter Jackson
Research Area: Cell division cycle.
ONYX PHARMACEUTICALS, Richmond, CA 1991-1995
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Laboratory of Dr. Frank McCormick
Research Area: Cell signaling by the p21ras pathway.
COMPLETED Continuing Education
Read management literature/attended management training 2003
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Completed course in Quantitative Imaging: From Cells to Molecules April 2016
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, San Diego, CA 1983-1990
Ph. D., Neurosciences Advisor: Dr. Tony Hunter
Research Areas: Growth control signaling pathways; Cell adhesion.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, San Diego, CA 1979-1982
Research, Neurobiology, Department of Neurosciences
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, PA 1974-1979
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Cum Laude, with Distinction in psychology
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (10 of 16)
1. Freed, E., Gailit, J., van der Geer, P., et al,. 1989. A novel integrin beta subunit is
associated with the vitronectin receptor alpha subunit (alpha v) in a human osteosarcoma
cell line and is a substrate for protein kinase C. EMBO J. 8: 2955-2965.
2. Freed, E., and Hunter, T. 1992. A 41-kDa protein is a potential substrate for the
p210bcr-abl protein-tyrosine kinase in CML cells. Mol. Cell. Bio1. 12: 1312-1323.
3. Freed, E., Symons, M., Macdonald, S.G., McCormick, F. and Ruggieri, R. 1994.
Binding of 14-3-3 proteins to the protein kinase Raf and effects on its activation. Science
4. Freed, E., Lacey, K.R., Huie, P., Lyapina, S.A., Deshaies, R.J., Stearns, T. and
Jackson, P.K. 1999. Components of an SCF ubiquitin ligase localize to the centrosome
and regulate the centrosome duplication cycle. Genes and Development 13: 2242-2257.
5. Reimann, J. D. R., Freed, E., Hsu, J. Y., Kramer, E. R., Peters, J.-M.,
and Jackson, P. K. 2001. Emi1 is a mitotic regulator that interacts with Cdc20 and
inhibits the anaphase promoting complex. Cell, 105: 645-655.
6. Kulke, M. H., Freed, E., (shared 1st authorship) Chiang, D., Philips, J., Zahrieh, D.,
Glickman, J. N., and Shivdasani, R. A., 2008. High-resolution analysis of genetic
alterations in small bowel carcinoid tumors reveals areas of recurrent amplification or
loss and tumor sub-groups with clustered chromosomal alterations. Genes,
Chromosomes, and Cancer, 47: 591-603.
7. Firestein, R., Bass, A. J., Kim, S. Y., Dunn, I.F., Silver, S. J., Guney, I., Freed, E.,
Ligon, A., Vena, N., Ogino, S., Chleda, M., Tamayo, P., Finn, S., Shrestha, Y., Boehm, J.
S., Jain, S., Bojarski,, E., Barretina, J., Chan, J. A., Baselga, J., Tabernero, J., Root, D. E.,
Fuchs, C., Loda, M., Shivdasani, R. A., Meyerson, M., and Hahn, W. C. 2008. CDK8 is
a colorectal oncogene that regulates ®-catenin. Nature, 455: 547-51.
8. Baba, Y., Nosho, K., Shima, K., Freed, E., et al., 2009. Relationship of CDX2 loss
with molecular features and prognosis in colorectal cancer: Implications for clinical and
pathology practice. Clinical Cancer Research, 15: 4665-73.
9. Verzi, M.P., Hatzis, P., Sulahian, R., Philips , J., Schuijers, J., Shin, H., Freed, E.,
Lynch, J. P., Dang, D. T. Brown M., Clevers H., Liu, X., S., and Shivdasani, R. A. 2010.
TCF4 and CDX2, major transcription factors for intestinal function, converge on the
same cis-regulatory regions. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 107(34): 15157-62.
10. Freed, E., Souquet, B., Berto, A., Doye, V. and Lacy, E. 2017. Deletion of Nup133
results in maintained nuclear pore assembly with defects in the nuclear basket. (In
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