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Tom

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I am a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in
Biology (with a Neurobiology concentration). In high school, as a member of the National Honor Society, I was involved in peer tutoring. I would arrive to school early one day a week and tutor students that needed help with a class (any subject). I can tutor math - up to and including calculus I (AP Calculus AB), biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. Additionally, having taken both the SAT, SAT Subject tests in Math and Biology, and the MCAT. I can tutor students for these tests as well. My favorite subject to tutor is biology; I find it to be the most interesting science because it deals with life and how living things function (my goal is to go to medical school, so I have a great deal of interest in living things). I like to incorporate real life examples as well as demonstrations into my tutoring to help students better grasp concepts, especially ones that are more abstract (for example, using the analogy of water slides to explain flow dynamics in physics or using different color Skittles to explain mitosis/meiosis in biology). Also, especially for tests like the MCAT, I can talk about the actual test – what to expect on test day, any preparations to make going into the test, what to do the day before the test. I am a huge sports fan, and in my spare time, I love watching and playing sports (I played football in high school and currently play roller hockey). I am a huge fan of all Philadelphia sports teams. Additionally, I like to read, hang out with my friends, watch TV/movies, and occasionally play video games.

Tom’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor in Arts, Biology (Neurobiology Concentration)

Test Scores

SAT Math: 760

SAT Verbal: 720

MCAT: 35

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 700

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 710

MCAT Biological Sciences: 11

MCAT Physical Sciences: 14

Hobbies

Sports, watching TV/movies, playing video games, reading, hanging out with friends