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Samantha

I graduated from UW-Madison in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and genetics. Currently, I am preparing for veterinary school where I hope to study wildlife pathology. I am also working in a laboratory and have plenty of hands-on experience in the biological sciences that I can use to make the living world around us more understandable and exciting to others. Additionally, I have helped teach a microbiology lab course at UW-Madison. Having the opportunity to teach others about the things I have a passion for fills me with so much excitement. I offer tutoring both in person and online in math, the biological sciences, and SAT/ACT test prep. I can also assist students who need help learning to write scientific papers and lab reports for class.

Undergraduate Degree:

 UW-Madison - Current Undergrad, Microbiology, Genetics

ACT Composite: 32

ACT English: 30

ACT Math: 30

ACT Reading: 35

ACT Science: 35

yoga, tea and coffee, music, being outdoors, playing with my guinea pigs

Anatomy & Physiology

College Biology

College Chemistry

College English

Evolution

Evolutionary Biology

General Biology

General Chemistry

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School English

Homework Support

Immunology

Latin 1

Medicine

Molecular Biology

Molecular Genetics

Other

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

What is your teaching philosophy?

Have fun and get engaged with the material! Listening to someone talk at you isn't always the most effective way to learn - becoming involved, talking through problems together, and breaking down big themes into bite-size chunks helps bring ideas together in a cohesive manner.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Engage the student and share your passion for the subject material. Make them want to ask questions and learn more - pique their curiosity.

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

I think it's important to keep the tone of the sessions positive and casual. In my opinion, effective teaching is conversational in nature. Discussing the content together reveals any shortcomings the student may have and keeps the student positively engaged, which helps with retention.