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I am a true San Francisco native. My education background includes a triple major in Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry and Theology with minors in Biology and Chemistry from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. I completed my MD from American University of Antigua and am currently preparing for my USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination). I have taught high school Sciences in the past and can teach most Math through Calculus. While at Marquette, I completed a congressional internship on Capitol Hill with David Obey (2003), so I also specialize in AP US History and AP Government.

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Robert’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Marquette University - Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry

Graduate Degree: American University of Antigua - Doctor of Medicine, n/a


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Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade

10th Grade Math

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade

11th Grade Math

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade

12th Grade Math

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Science

9th Grade Math

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

ACT Aspire Prep

ACT Math

Adult Literacy

Advanced Placement Prep


Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4


Anatomy & Physiology


AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP US Government

AP US History

Applied Mathematics



ASPIRE English


ASPIRE Reading

ASPIRE Science




Business Statistics




CLEP American Government

CLEP Biology

CLEP Chemistry

CLEP College Algebra

CLEP College Mathematics

CLEP History of the United States I

CLEP History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present

CLEP Natural Sciences

CLEP Precalculus

CLEP Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

College Algebra

College Biology

College Business

College Chemistry

College English

College Essays

College Level American History

College Physics

Developmental Algebra

Elementary Algebra

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math



Finite Mathematics

GED Prep

General Biology

General Chemistry




High School

High School Biology

High School Business

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Physics

High School Writing



Honors Chemistry

HSPT Math Prep

HSPT Quantitative Prep

HSPT Reading Prep

IB Extended Essay

Intermediate Algebra


ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE- Middle Level

ISEE- Upper Level





Medical Ethics

Medical Terminology



Middle School Math

Middle School Science

Molecular Genetics



Physical Science




PSAT Mathematics



SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Test in United States History

SAT Subject Test in World History

SAT Subject Tests Prep


Social studies


SSAT- Elementary Level

SSAT- Middle Level

SSAT- Upper Level

STAAR Grades 3-8 Prep

Test Prep

US History


World Religions

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My approach to teaching is to see that my students have a solid foundation in whatever they study and are able to move forward in the material. I believe science and mathematics are the foundations that we can see in the world around us.

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

I like to set realistic expectations for my students, and I tend to go over concepts and then move on to specific questions to gauge their understanding.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I provide students with the foundation, and I set up good study habits to make them lifetime learners.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I provide regular feedback and encouragement throughout the sessions.

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

I would try to reteach the material or move to some other concepts and then come back to the material so that they can see the parallels.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Reading comprehension is the toughest score to improve upon. I generally assign an outside independent reading assignment for the students to complete. I want them to read for pleasure to increase their reading speed. Then, during the session we can focus on question types and attack each of them in an analytical fashion.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Patience and understanding are the best approach for students. Generally speaking, I try to use a bit of humor to help them understand the material.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I usually have some fun stories to help them overcome their struggles.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I generally have them complete assignments and check their work, or I give practice tests.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Good students generally just need a challenge to provide a good motivation for them to exceed our expectations.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I would utilize a variety forms of self assessments.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

Over the years, I have worked with a variety of students with a diversity of needs. I can handle anyone.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I utilize a variety of online and textbook items.

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