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Devon

Teaching is one of my greatest passions. It is the way we ensure that the knowledge we worked so hard to gain is not lost to future generations. At this point, I have been teaching and tutoring for several years, and I love it now more than ever. My first teaching experience was teaching Electricity and Magnetism Physics, Nuclear Reactor Physics, and Thermodynamics to new nuclear power plant operators in the US Navy earning the certification of "Master Training Specialist." When earning my BS in Public Health and Epidemiology and completing my pre-medical coursework, I was often asked by my peers how I studied because I seemed to have a great understanding of the material. In helping my peers in my study groups, I began to realize a recurring theme - they didn't know how to approach learning in the Sciences. As a result, I found a niche and a passion in teaching in the science modalities. Over the course of the next couple of years, I was a TA in Organic Chemistry, and I was employed by the university to tutor students in Physics, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology and Biochemistry. Now, I am a Doctor of Medicine candidate at Harvard Medical School, and I tutor 1st year medical students in Anatomy. I also write the clinical curriculum and teach for the Harvard Health Professions Recruitment and Enrichment Program (HMS HPREP), which teaches the science of the human body to high school children who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine. I think my greatest tutoring quality is that I always meet a student where he or she is and I do not go into a tutoring session with any preconceived notions about a current level of understanding. I am there to figure out where the difficulty in learning stems from and to find creative ways to help the student learn to problem solve in the context of his or her specific subject so that he or she may bridge that gap for themselves in the future. In the past, I have been very successful in these endeavors, which has and continues to be one of the most personally rewarding things I engage in. I hope that I will continue this by helping you achieve your learning goals so that we can continue to strengthen the fund of knowledge for the future.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Old Dominion University - BS, Public Health, Epidemiology

Graduate Degree:

 Harvard Medical School - MD, Doctor of Medicine

MCAT: 31

MCAT Physical Sciences: 12

MCAT Biological Sciences: 10

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Anatomy & Physiology

College Biology

College Chemistry

College Physics

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School Physics