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"Additionally, I've spent over one year as a tutor at the tutoring center at Loyola University Chicago. I enjoy tutoring one-on-one much more than group instructing. I find that my teaching style varies from student to student, however, I often employ the Socratic method, and I am still a believer in old school liberal arts methodologies, namely using your reasoning and wit to derive answers to almost all questions.."
- Loyola University Chicago - BS, Biology
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:College Essays, Algebra, MCAT, Organic Chemistry, Physiology, Writing, Essay Editing, Biology, Anatomy, Elementary Math, Chemistry, Middle School Math
"This experience helped me recognize that different people learn in different ways, and it is often necessary to frame content in several ways to ensure that the concept is being communicated. I have also been a volunteer tutor/mentor with an organization called Cabrini Connections since September. I work with a young student from Chicago one night a week with whatever homework he might have. Through this, I am learning to connect with those who have a different background from myself. In my past teaching/training experiences I have found that mutual respect is extremely important. I believe in giving my students (or employees) the ...
- Messiah College - BS, Biology
- Trinity Graduate School - MA, Bioethics
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Writing, Microbiology, ACT Reading, Essay Editing, Reading, Biology, ACT, MCAT, Physics, Organic Chemistry, ACT Science, ACT Math, Writing, ACT English, Chemistry, Physiology, Anatomy
" After graduating with distinction from the University of Virginia in 2008, I worked as the special assistant for the science advisor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. I then joined Teach For America, teaching Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Science at a high school in Brooklyn, New York for two years. After Teach For America, I thought my teaching days might be over as I enrolled at the University of Chicago's Medical Scientist Training Program as an M.D./Ph.D."
- University of Chicago - MD/PhD, Medicine / Ecology and Evolution
- University of Virginia - BA, Biology and Psychology (Philosophy minor)
- University of Illinois at Chicago - MEd, Instructional Leadership
Tutoring Subjects:Organic Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, MCAT, Biology, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, Microbiology, Algebra
"Many test-takers get bogged down in the details and try to memorize every little factoid, making complex subjects unmanageable. I like to break down each subject and consider how each subtopic can be tested. I also prefer focusing on learning concepts, rather than memorizing facts. This has led to great outcomes for myself and many of the students I have tutored in the past.."
- University of Wisconsin-Madison - BS, Biology
- University of Illinois - MD, Medicine
Tutoring Subjects:MCAT, Physiology, Anatomy
" I received high marks for engaging and explaining key concepts to my students. I have also tutored friends and family members ranging from high school to medical school. I try to engage students at every step of a problem to ensure that they are not simply memorizing the answers but to ensure that they are understanding the problem at a fundamental level. Most importantly is the fact that I am a patient, understanding and easy-going individual. I try to make sessions as interesting and engaging as possible so as not to bore my students." ...
- Loyola University Chicago - B.S., Biology & Psychology
- University of Illinois Chicago - PhD, Microbiology & Immunology
Tutoring Subjects:Biology, MCAT, Algebra, Organic Chemistry, Geometry, Microbiology, Chemistry
" I also served as a mentor throughout the program. Most recently, through AmeriCorps, I tutored sixth graders in the Summer Bridge Program at Gillespie Elementary School. I assisted students with both math and reading material so that they could progress to the seventh grade. As a tutor, my strongest traits are my patience and my adaptability. I have the ability to think of new ways to describe the same material until my client truly grasps the concept."
- Vanderbilt University - BA, Spanish and Portuguese
Tutoring Subjects:MCAT, Biology, Chemistry, Spanish, Physics
" It is also my interest in learning that makes tutoring something I enjoy doing. As an undergraduate I spent time tutoring other students in several subject areas, including physics, chemistry, biology and math. Knowing that I helped someone have a better understanding of a subject is very rewarding. This is especially true for the sciences, an area many people dislike, because these subjects are often difficult to understand and can be frustrating to learn."
- UC Berkeley - BA, Physics
Tutoring Subjects:Physics, Middle School Math, ACT Science, Elementary Math, ACT, Geometry, Biology, Statistics, Calculus, Chemistry, Trigonometry, ACT Reading, MCAT, Pre-Calculus, Algebra, ACT Math
"There I gained a strong background in math and science, but also the humanities, while not thought of due to the name of the school, were also very strong. I am a very good standardized test taker, and know all of the tricks and tips that you need to get ahead. I am very capable at the SAT and ACT as can be seen by my scores, and also am well suited to tutor the MCAT as well as I have taken it with the intention of applying to medical school. I am very easy going and sociable. I have experience tutoring elementary school and middle school age students in all subjects. I am also able to tutor high school students in a variety of subjects, as well as college ...
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - BS, Biochemistry
Tutoring Subjects:Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Biology, MCAT, ACT, ACT Writing, ACT Science, Physiology, ACT Math, SAT Verbal, Chemistry, Geometry, SAT Math, Organic Chemistry, SAT, PSAT, ACT English, Trigonometry, Physics, Anatomy, ACT Reading, Calculus, SAT Writing
"I am currently applying to medical schools in the Chicago area. I began tutoring while home on breaks from college by helping my younger sisters with their high school courses and by helping them prepare for the ACT and SAT tests. I didn't become a formal tutor until my senior year of college when my physics professor from the previous year asked me to take up a position as a teaching assistant because of my performance in the class and social nature. I thoroughly enjoyed my teaching experiences and I am looking forward to helping new students as a Varsity tutor.." ...
- Georgetown University - BS, Biology of Global Health
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Writing, ACT English, SAT Writing, SAT, ACT Science, Biology, ACT Math, MCAT, ACT Reading, Physics, SAT Math, Chemistry, ACT, SAT Verbal
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