I am a graduate of The University of Miami getting my Bachelor of Sciences double majoring in Biology and Microbiology/Immunology with a minor in chemistry. I started my tutoring experience ever since I started taking classes when I would help my fellow classmates with their work. I found it to be a fun way to better my understanding of subjects while helping others to get a solid grasp on what we were learning. In college I became a student peer adviser and a teaching assistant(TA) for a course about Transmission electron microscopy (TEM). As a peer adviser I learned how to relate to younger students and guide them with how to deal with the stresses of being a student. Being a TEM TA meant I had the responsibility of working with students and teaching them how to use an instrument worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. After finishing undergrad I worked as a clinical tutor for children with reading issues. This allowed me to learn how to navigate teaching with groups that already had difficulties with learning. I understood how important patience, communication, and positive reinforcement were to teaching a student that was already apprehensive about a subject. When I came back to university as a grad student I became a strategic tutor for student athletes. This opportunity let me figure out how to work with students that have very rigorous schedules and taught me how to help them set up study plans and better organize themselves.
I love the subjects that I tutor. Science and math are infinitely interesting. But I also understand how without the proper context or motivation that learning these subjects can be boring. That is why my approach with students is to engage them to think about why and how and to also provide real world examples of what I am teaching. Once a student has a real world application and more concrete idea of what they are learning they can learn much more easily. I ask students questions to find out what they know about the subject and where there is confusion. That way we can clarify and build understanding.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Miami - Bachelor of Science, Microbiology; Microbiology and Immunology; Minor in Chemistry
Undergraduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Bachelors, Post-Baccalaureate
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