I am a recent graduate from The University of Georgia in Genetics with a minor in Math. Like most students prior to the start of college, I always pondered: Why do I need to take all of these math classes if I am a science major? When will I ever use this in my life? The answer came to me once I entered into college and took my first couple of math classes. I discovered that mathematics and science interchange with each other and understanding one will enable you to have a deeper comprehension of the other.
I started tutoring fellow classmates throughout my high school career. The topics that I tutored ranged from pre-algebra to pre-calculus. In college, I began to tutor my classmates in Calculus I and II along with many science courses such as Biology, Organic Chemistry, and Genetics.
When I teach my classmates about any topic, I will always initiate by asking them questions regarding the topic they are struggling with. This will allow me to know specifically where and what they are struggling with and need help in. Afterward, I will clearly explain and clarify any misunderstanding they have. Once they believe that they have completely understood the topic, I will then ask them to explain it to me. My main theme is that "If a student is unable to explain to me the concept, then he/she does not understand the topic." My desire to tutor others is not only to help them figure out many approaches to solve a problem or understand a concept, but I also want them to understand the importance of what they are learning and its applications to real life. This will enlighten them and make them want to learn more, not just to know the topic and stop.
During my free time, I love playing basketball and going bowling with friends. One of the games that I love to play the most is Chess because it allows me to think ahead and it opens my mind to many possibilities.
University of Georgia - BS, Genetics