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David

I graduated from the University of California Riverside with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I was also heavily involved with health and pre-medical related extracurriculars and research. One of these activities was almost two years of cell biology research for which I wrote a Senior Honors Thesis. I graduated cum laude and with University Honors after my Thesis completion. After graduating, I became a health educator and Community HealthCorps member with AmeriCorps. I served at a non-profit clinic and taught nutrition classes to children (K-12) and their families in both English and Spanish. I am very passionate and knowledgeable in all fields related to Biology, Chemistry, Basic Physics and Pre-medicine. I would also be glad to help you with any questions regarding Spanish class!

When I am not studying or working on my medical school applications, I am training for upcoming races near me. I am very passionate about fitness and nutrition so I spend most of my free time in the gym or at a local park doing HIT (High Intensity Training) routines. This is why am so passionate about medicine and science in general, because I can almost always apply these concepts to my daily hobbies.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of California Riverside - Bachelors, Biology

weight lifting, obstacle races, restaurant hopping

3rd Grade Science

4th Grade Science

5th Grade Science

6th Grade Science

7th Grade Science

8th Grade Science

Cell Biology

College Biology

Conversational Spanish

Ecology

Elementary School Science

General Biology

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School Physics

Homework Support

Middle School Science

Other

Spanish 1

Summer

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help any student become an independent learner by first addressing their questions and giving them a solid foundation on the matter. Then, I would provide them with the subject-specific tools to tackle any problems they may encounter on their own.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Motivation to learn is the single most important quality in mastering a subject. I would make them aware of their infinite intellectual capabilities. This should be the only incentive they need in their continual self-enrichment.

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

If any of my students have difficulty with the subject matter, I make sure to be patient and most of all, encouraging. I try to approach the topic in different ways and ensure that they understand the main idea. Then, the student and I will dive into the details and obtain a complete understanding of the subject.

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

I found that organization is the most important way to begin with a student. I first find the student's strengths and weaknesses on the subject. Then, the student and I proceed to review at the beginning of the lesson and verbally establish their learning goals for current and upcoming lessons. This strategy helps them and myself be proficient while keeping in mind our end goals.