I have experience working as a volunteer tutor and a private tutor. Although I plan on attending medical school in the fall of 2017, teaching and tutoring are interests that I have found extremely rewarding. My favorite aspect of tutoring is watching my students’ confidence grow as they realize that their performance depends on their effort and that if they assert themselves they can excel in any subject.
I recently graduated from UCSB with a 3.98 GPA and a BA in psychology. I also completed at least one year of coursework in math, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and biology. In the summer of 2017 I will apply to medical school.
I believe that I have a gift for teaching. I believe this because when I have seen my friends and my students struggling with difficult concepts I have been able to quickly and easily identify why they don’t understand the material and how to effectively explain it.
I take a personal interest in success of my students. I am drawn to medicine because helping others is highly rewarding to me, and I have found that tutoring also presents an excellent opportunity to help. Although mastery of the material is always my primary goal for my students, I also recognize that confidence and motivation are critical to students' success. Consequently, I always strive to promote these virtues in my students via positive feedback, genuine concern for their success and by being enthusiastic during tutoring. Ultimately, my personal interest in my students' success is what makes seeing my students succeed so rewarding to me and it is why I want to continue teaching and tutoring until I begin medical school.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
SAT Writing: 750
Basketball, football, friends, volunteering, video games, movies, hiking, music.
MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School English
MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior