I am a first-year medical student attending Rosalind Franklin University. I completed my bachelor's degree at UC San Diego studying Bioengineering with an emphasis on Control Systems and Mathematical Modeling. I have worked with graduate students, collegiate students, and school students. Tutoring is one of the most satisfying ways I spend my time. I value and enjoy building a rapport with each student so I can challenge him or her to think critically about a given problem. On the flip side, I continually remind my students to critique and to question what I am presenting, especially if a point is unclear. This not only helps my students to gain a complete understanding, but it also drives me to improve how I explain a concept.
My passion for being a tutor comes from my family. I am the oldest son in a family of four children and took great pride helping my younger siblings with their homework while I was in high school. In my free time, I enjoy being active. I played collegiate lacrosse and also enjoy surfing, running, and playing soccer when I have some extra free time.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelor of Science, Bioengineering
Lacrosse, Running, Surfing, Hockey, Football, Math, Biotechnology
Anatomy & Physiology
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School Physics
MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I first make sure my students have a fundamental understanding of the basic topic. Then, through example problems and my questioning, I help guide my student to extrapolate the applications.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know about their current course work, how they like the subjects they are studying, and a bit about what they enjoy doing outside the classroom!
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I try to have the students teach back material to me and to construct problems that are an extrapolation of a given concept. This process is important to self-identifying holes in one's knowledge and helps to solidify concepts that a student truly understands.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Constant communication is a key component to keeping someone motivated. I think establishing that you're a team working towards a common goal is a powerful tool.