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Roy

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I am a recent graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Microbiology and Cell Science.

I began tutoring Chemistry and Mathematics in High school and continued instructing students while in college as a Hebrew tutor. Additionally, I spent two semesters as an Undergraduate Teacher Assistant in a Microbiology instructional lab.
Although I tutor many of the sciences, including Chemistry and Physics, my favorite topics involve Biology and Microbiology. I spent three years as an undergraduate working in a Microbiology/Biochemistry lab and feel a special affection for the field even as I pursue a career in Medicine. After graduating, I spent two months hiking the Appalachian Trail, further piquing my interest in physiology and environmental sciences.

As far as my tutoring philosophy is concerned, I practice what I preach. My study methods have given me a measure of success both in the classroom and regarding standardized tests. I de-emphasize memorization in favor of conceptual understanding. We all love to see the questions we were presented with in class appear directly on the test, but what happens when a problem is presented in a new and unpredictable way? A fundamental understanding of the topic, a calm analytical thought-process, and some much-needed test skills allow us to tackle such adversity.

Some of us are auditory learners and some are visual learners. Some of us love flash cards while others prefer a whiteboard or some trusty scratch-paper. Regardless of our study preferences, there are two things we can all benefit from: a structured framework of study and a perspective different from our own. I believe that a successful tutor provides both.

Roy’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida - Bachelor of Science, Microbiology & Cell Science

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 1490

SAT Math: 740

SAT Verbal: 750

MCAT: 39

MCAT Physical Sciences: 14

MCAT Verbal Reasoning: 11

MCAT Biological Sciences: 14

Hobbies

Long distance hiking/camping, Tennis, Table Tennis, Classical Movies, Spectacularly Bad Movies, Okay… all movies really…

Tutoring Subjects