I'm in my 2nd year of medical school at the University of Central Florida. I previously graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Human Biology and Education Studies. I was an Academic Mentor for underprivileged San Diego communities. I was also a Teaching Assistant for the Biology department at UCSD. I have taught in a variety of settings; from one-on-one tutoring to review sessions for 300 people in a lecture hall. I primarily tutor MCAT, SAT, and the SAT.
In my experience, rather than the Tutor being an all-knowing power who lectures on the information, the most beneficial environment for the student is one that feels like a conversation. By creating a dynamic atmosphere between Tutor and student, the student will be able to truly understand the material. Constant collaboration is the key to a student's success and I have spent years mastering this skill.
My interests, outside of teaching, include sports, music, and international work. I personally understand the everyday challenges that student athletes must overcome and I can tailor my approach to best fit their academic needs. On top of sports, I have spent my entire life learning either the piano, guitar, or ukulele. I traveled to Italy and spent two weeks there to sing for the Pope. I recently completed a ten day medical mission in Vietnam, providing primary health care and aiding the surgery team for ten or more hours each day.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelor of Science, Human Biology/Education Studies
ACT Composite: 30
ACT English: 30
ACT Math: 34
ACT Science: 30
SAT Math: 710
Sports, music, and international work.
Anatomy & Physiology
MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School Physics
K-11th Grade Standardized Tests
MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
OAT Quantitative Reasoning
OAT Reading Comprehension
OAT Survey of Natural Sciences
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
I was a very visual learner, so I specialize in explaining concepts through drawing things on the board. I also believe the tutoring session should be a conversation rather than a lecture, so I really try to keep the student engaged throughout.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In the first session, I will usually ask what the student wants to accomplish and their preferred pathway to reach those goals. Medical school has taught me to be very adaptable to various situations, student backgrounds, etc., so I believe that I can adjust to many styles to benefit the student.