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Hello! My name is Julia and I am a medical resident who lives in Denver, CO. I completed my undergraduate career at Northwestern University where I studied Neurobiology and went on to complete medical school and now residency in Dermatology.

I believe the key to success in any subject in school requires patience, dedication, and organization. I am here to help you gain the tools you need to tackle any course: from organizing your learning to mathematics and science, or editing and strengthening your English/literature essays.

In my free time you will find me in the mountains, climbing peaks and skiing the slopes. I have climbed 50 of the top 100 peaks in Colorado, but I still have so much more to see and climb!

Contact me with any questions you may have and let's work together to get you the confidence and knowledge set you need to succeed!

Undergraduate Degree:

 Northwestern University - Bachelors, Neurobiology

Graduate Degree:

 University of New Mexico-Main Campus - PhD, Medical Degree (MD)

MCAT: 31

Hiking mountaineering, skiing, reading

What is your teaching philosophy?

Patience and repetition is key. And don't forget to take breaks to avoid brain fatigue!

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

The first session is meant for us to get to know one another. Tell me how you learn best and what you struggle with the most. We will review your class syllabus, learning materials, and come up with a learning plan together!

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

A study schedule is key. Having a clear and organized plan for practicing concepts will make studying feel less overwhelming.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Setting small goals keeps me motivated because it is so satisfying to reach those milestones and check the boxes on your list. I will help you stay motivated by setting those goals and helping you to achieve them.

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

Learning new concepts can be difficult! The first step is to understand the student's most effective learning style. Then, it is important to break down the concept or skill into smaller, more manageable concepts that can help the student gain confidence, stay engaged, and make progress.

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

Reading comprehension can be difficult when you haven't learned how to see the trees through the forest. Paragraphs and essays can be long and misleading, so in order to truly comprehend the piece it is important to break it into smaller pieces and start with the simple questions: who, what, where, when, and why!