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Sarah

I appreciate the immeasurable impact that my teachers and tutors have made on my life, and hope to similarly impact you on your quest for increased knowledge. I appreciate that the skills and knowledge you acquire, whether in a classroom or online with a tutor, will be used throughout your life and cannot be taken away. I hope to be a role model that cultivates in people the desire to look at the world critically, but to also focus on bringing positive energy and contributions to society while doing so.

I am a Physician Assistant in Cardiology by profession and have extensive experience in clinical pathology. I also speak French, Arabic, and English fluently. I have lived overseas and in multiple cities throughout New England, allowing for immersion in diverse cultures that I hope to share with you. Sharing my passion for medicine and languages has been very rewarding.

In conclusion, my experience in and passion for medicine, human biology, and foreign languages have enabled me to develop a range of practical skills that I look forward to sharing with you. I enjoy creatively utilizing techniques and materials that make learning interesting and dynamic. Most importantly, my ability to work well "one on one", motivate, and inspire are significant contributions that I am confident I can bring to the lives of many learners!

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of Vermont - BS, Medical Laboratory sciences

Graduate Degree:

 Franklin Pierce University - MS, Physician Assistant

Medicine, Ballet, Ski, hiking

Anatomy & Physiology

Arabic

Pharmacology

What is your teaching philosophy?

Learning should be simple, or simplified!

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

Introduction, and get a sense of the student's background knowledge.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Find out what learning styles help the most.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Taking a break is ok; revisiting is ok; changing methods is worth it.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Ask what's making it difficult? remembering or retaining? And then try to summarize the concept in a simpler way.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

By trying to break it down word by word.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

More dynamic and visual methods.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

By trying to apply it to something concrete.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

The close loop phenomenon, I try to ask the student to explain to me how they understood the topic in their own words.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Self reflection, try to help make it more enjoyable and applicable.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I ask them simply what they struggle with the most.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I try to be as dynamic as possible. I also ask what worked for them in the past? If unsure, I will give a few visual demos a try.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

A lot of self-diagramming, pictures, and tables.