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Crystal

Born and raised in Florida, I attended Florida State University for my undergraduate studies. I double majored in biology and music with a minor in chemistry. I then continued on into medical school and graduated in 2013. Throughout both undergrad and medical school, I was a TA for biochemistry and neurology. These both happen to be my favorite subjects! Over the last couple years I've tutored high school and college students in general chemistry, SAT and GRE prep, and biology.

I am currently available to tutor in any of the sciences: general chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, nutrition, math and study skills and organization. I specifically love to tutor biochemistry, more importantly, any 'pathways' because I have found awesome methods to not just 'memorize' but understand what is going on in these pathways and convey that to the students I teach. Seeing a student go from hating science to loving it is one of the best feelings!

My teaching philosophy is simple: relate. Relate to the student, and relate the subject to what interests the individual. Fractions in math may seem pointless to learn, but if I point out where you'll need it in daily life (rather than a math equation), it begins to gel better in the mind of the pupil. Glycolysis may seem like a lot of weird enzymes and steps, but when I relate that exact pathway with bulk muscle building (if he is into that) or why the Atkins diet is so unhealthy, it makes the pathway come to life! My first concern is getting to know and understand my students so that I can apply their likes and interests to my teaching method and watch the 'dots connect'!

I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have!

Undergraduate Degree:

 Florida State University - BS, Biology, Chemistry

Graduate Degree:

 UMHS - M.D., Doctor of Medicine

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Clinical Psychiatry

College Biology

College Chemistry

Elementary School Math

Emergency Medicine

Epidemiology

General Biology

GRE Subject Test in Psychology

GRE Subject Tests

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science

IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science SL

Immunology

Medical Ethics

Neuroscience

Other

Pharmacology

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

Public Health

Social Sciences

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is simple: Relate. Relate to the student, and relate the subject to what interests the individual. Fractions in math may seem pointless to learn, but if I point out where you'll need it in daily life (rather than a math equation), it begins to gel better in the mind of the pupil. Glycolysis may seem like a lot of weird enzymes and steps, but when I relate that exact pathway with bulk muscle building (if he is into that) or why the Atkins diet is so unhealthy, it makes the pathway come to life! My first concern is getting to know and understand my students, so that I can apply their likes and interests to my teaching method and watch the 'dots connect!'

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

My teaching philosophy is simple: relate. Relate to the student, and relate the subject to what interests the individual. My first concern is getting to know and understand my students so that I can apply their likes and interests to my teaching method and watch the 'dots connect!'