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Raza

I earned my B.S. from the University of Denver, graduating summa cum laude. I majored in psychology and minored in chemistry and biology. Next August, I will be attending medical school.

Education has been a large part of my life. As a tutor, I hope to share my passion for learning while helping my students excel in the classroom. Throughout high school and college, I have taken a wide array of classes. From organic chemistry to film criticism, each class has successfully challenged me in its own way. I also have a lot of experience with standardized tests. Scoring well on the ACT, SAT, and MCAT not only took dedication and knowledge, but tricks that I would be more than happy to share with students. Above all else, I have realized that everyone has a unique way of learning. Thus, I do my best to personalize tutoring sessions for each of my students.

In my free time, I am a bodybuilder. I spend hours in and out of the gym perfecting my physique. I also enjoy playing and watching sports! Go Cowboys!

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of Denver - Bachelors, Psychology

Graduate Degree:

 Not sure which Medical School yet - Current Grad Student, MD

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 34

ACT Math: 35

ACT Reading: 33

ACT Science: 31

SAT Math: 780

SAT Writing: 790

MCAT: 34

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 740

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 780

Bodybuilding, Basketball, Football, Netflix, Meeting new people

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ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep

AP

MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

Cell Biology

MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

CLEP Prep

CLEP Biology

CLEP College Algebra

CLEP College Mathematics

CLEP Introductory Psychology

CLEP Natural Sciences

CLEP Precalculus

College Biology

College English

MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Developmental Biology

Elementary Algebra

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Science

General Biology

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School English

Human Development

Intermediate Algebra

College Math

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

Middle School Science

Molecular Biology

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Social Sciences

What is your teaching philosophy?

As a tutor, I strive to pinpoint my student's weak points. I do this by asking my student to come up with specific questions to ask me. Besides teaching the material, I also like helping my students learn how to study. As silly as it sounds, studying is an art form that takes years to perfect. I have learned a number of tricks that have helped me ace the SAT, ACT, and MCAT.

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

First, I would block off a little time so that my student and I could get to know each other. Being comfortable with a tutor is crucial to creating a strong tutor-student relationship. I would then look at the student's syllabus to get a better understanding of what is being taught in class. With the remainder of the time, I would delve into any questions the student has!

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I believe that the biggest motivation for a student is success. Whether that comes from a test or a homework assignment, simply seeing hard work pay off is enough to keep most students motivated to study.

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

I have learned that if something is not working, it is time to start thinking outside of the box. This includes using the same YouTube videos I watched while learning the subject. There are some amazing resources online that can come in handy while tutoring.

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

Practice, practice, practice! I too struggled with reading comprehension after I gave up books for sports. It took a lot of dedication, but I improved my reading comprehension so much that it ended up being my highest score on the MCAT (this is the section that is notoriously hard for pre-med students).