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I am a recent graduate of Manhattanville College with a degree in Biology. During my time at Manhattanville, I minored in Music, it was a way for me to keep my love of music alive while working toward the career I desired. While at Manhattanville, I held positions in White Plains, NY in tutoring students of various grade levels in many subjects. On a typical day I tutored 3-5 students in the subjects of Math, English, and various areas of Science. With my degree, and my experience in tutoring science, I am most comfortable tutoring the various areas of science: Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology, Astronomy, and Physics. I also enjoy tutoring in English and Economics, as I took a particular interest in them during college. I like to tutor in a building style, I get the student to recall the basics of a subject, and to work through a problem by deconstructing the it and working out the areas that are easy for them, then offering assistance to get them on the right track to the answer. Outside of tutoring and college I enjoy reading, mainly in the genre of science-fiction, cooking almost everything that can be thought of, and I also enjoy play video games in what free time I have.

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Brandon’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Manhattanville College - Bachelor in Arts, Biology, General

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 1600

SAT Math: 520

SAT Verbal: 510

SAT Writing: 570

Hobbies

I enjoy reading, mainly in the genre of science-fiction, cooking almost everything that can be thought of, and I also enjoy play video games in what free time I have.

Tutoring Subjects

Anatomy

Anatomy & Physiology

Astronomy

Biology

Business

Chemistry

College Biology

College Business

College Chemistry

College Economics

College English

College Physics

Economics

English

Essay Editing

High School Biology

High School Business

High School Chemistry

High School Economics

High School English

High School Physics

Honors Chemistry

IB Biology

IB Biology HL

IB Biology SL

IB Chemistry

IB Chemistry HL

IB Chemistry SL

IB Physics

IB Physics HL

Macroeconomics

Microbiology

Nutrition

Physics

Physiology

Reading

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I am a strong believer that the basics of a subject are the key to working through the more complicated problems. Getting a student to work up from the basics and recall aspects of a subject they may have forgotten often proves useful in their understanding.

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

In a first session I would get to know the student, their likes/dislikes, how they learn best, and what their hobbies are. Incorporating their interests into the session promotes intrigue and enjoyment of the subject, creating a conducive learning environment.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

To help a student become an independent learner I would aid them in developing a learning process that helps them retrieve basic information on a subject, then build from those basics to comprehend the more difficult aspects. It is important that the student creates their individual learning process, often different from my own, because they will learn best on their own working in a manner that they are comfortable with.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I help students stay motivated by incorporating their interests into the study sessions. Students will learn best if there are aspects of their passions in the learning process.

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

I refer to the basics. When a student is having difficulty I advise that they take a step back before becoming frustrated. Stepping back to a part of the study they are comfortable with, then walking them through the new area step-by-step avoids frustration, once a student is frustrated in a subject they are less receptive of the information.


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