Hi all! I'm excited to be your new tutor. I did my undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. I majored in Biology and have a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior (while successfully completely all pre-med requirements). I then went on to pursue my Medical Doctor degree and my Master's of Business Administration. I recently graduated from Medical School and am awaiting to hear back from residency programs. In the meantime, I am excited to share my wealth of knowledge and help other students succeed in a myriad of science classes that have proven to be difficult for many students
I have found that many students who are struggling in a particular subject start to become very critical on their performance. I have a proven study technique that allows students to focus less on their fears of not doing well in a particular subject and instead focus more on succeeding. I am very personable, very energetic, and understand that just being smart is not enough to be a good tutor. I have had students who were failing their classes end up getting A's. I believe structure, a good attitude, having a good work and play balance, and having someone who believes that you will achieve what you set out to do are all instrumental in having great success.
I have been tutoring since 2005 and have had students find great success in the following classes:
AP Physics, AP Calculus, AP Psychology, AP History, AP Biology, AP Music Theory
College Level Biology, English, Statistics, Calculus, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Physics, Genetics, Communication, Psychology, Neurology, Organic Chemistry, Statistics
Medical School: Physiology, Microbiology, Anatomy, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Behavioral Sciences, Cell Biology/Histology, Embryology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Genetics, Pathology, Clinical Medicine,
United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE): Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS)
I have always loved science which has propelled my success in the field. I have learned to make the most tedious subjects fun. For instance, anatomy always gets a bad rep in medical school because it is straight memorization. Once I learned to study it as a clinical scenario (as in how would a person present to the doctor if they broke this bone) and bought coloring books, it started to become more fun. Each class can be made fun in a different way. Through my partnership with my student, I learn about their own personality and how to tailor instructor to them. This usually includes tons of practice questions (both timed and untimed), repetition, talking through concepts, and coming up with catchy mnemonics that can be remembered in a moment's notice.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to set up a lesson. Please let me know which textbooks have been assigned to you so that I can see what supplementary materials I have!
Cornell University - Bachelors, Biological sciences
atlantic university school of medicine - PhD, Medicine