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Private (1-On-1) Dissection Class

In this one-time class, students will get a private dissection lesson on the specimen of their choice.
Mysti Chisholm, RPSGT, MBA-HM
607 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 8 learners
45 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Jul 28

Meet once (1 day)
11pm - 11:45pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will be able to name standard dissection tools.
Students will be able to perfect dissection techniques.
Students will be able to observe the internal and external anatomy of the specimen they are dissecting.
I was a middle school science teach for 10 years and in that time, have lead hundreds of students through many dissections including the hot dog, earthworms, clams, crayfish, and sharks. In my college Zoology class, I was the only student to successfully extract the entire spinal nerve of a crayfish that the professor had ever had! I find dissections fascinating and a good stepping stone for any student interested in anatomy, physiology, zoology, or college sciences. 
No homework required.
Dissection kit: There are many places to purchase a dissection kit. I will put a few options below but you may certainly purchase them elsewhere.

You will also need to purchase whatever specimen you choose. Including but not limited to: earthworm, starfish, clam, crayfish, frog, perch, shark, pig, cow eye, sheep kidney, sheep heart, etc,. Those too, can be purchased many places.

Dissection tray (or something to cut upon like cardboard, a cutting board, or cookie sheet)
Paper towels or other cleaning supplies
Dispoable gloves
Goggles if your learner prefers
Learn progress is assessed through the dissection technique during class. No tests are given. 
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Dissection tools are sharp and as such, your student must be mature enough to handle them on their own by your estimation. Reproductive organs are also a part of some specimens that students dissect. Though no in-depth discussion of reproduction will occur, these organs are named and their uses are defined during dissection. 


Mysti Chisholm, RPSGT, MBA-HM
Lives in the United States
Science Instructor and Sleep Medical Professional
607 total reviews
554 completed classes

About Me

Hello students and parents!

I am a former Science teacher who now runs a hospital-based Sleep Lab. With a Bachelors degree in Biology, I taught middle-school science classes for 10 years before transitioning into the healthcare field. I have been... 
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