I am a biology, physics, chemistry, and math tutor, and I hope my academic achievements can catch your eye: masters student in epidemiology at Columbia, Biology degree from Washington University in St. Louis (14th nationally), extensive coursework in chemistry and physics, lab work in immunology and genetics, GRE scores in the 90th percentile, and MCAT scores in the 91st percentile.
However, what I find much more important for your students is my experience and love of teaching, and I do not think anything illustrates that better than my time in Korea. I had been tutoring for about five years when I decided to move to South Korea. I went there because I wanted to get more exposure to teaching while also indulging in some adventure. Foreign English programs can vary widel, but mine was not a coasting position. I taught between 16 and 30 hour-long classes a week and then had to design lesson plans, run language club, write homework and tests, and then grade them. What is amazing, however, was I stayed longer than my contract. Even after being on my feet and using my voice for 30 hours a week, I loved the job. I ended up staying there two and a half years and would probably still be there if a career in science had not been calling me. Teaching is not simply a way of getting me through school. It has been a part of my entire adult life, and I do not see myself stopping anytime soon.
I am very interested in the subjects I teach, and I make it my mission to pass some of my passion on to my students. On more than one occasion students have gone from telling me how much they hate a subject to actually telling me they like it. I also was very quiet as a child and am empathetic to shy students (in fact I often find them the most rewarding).
In my personal life I like to read especially sci-fi and fantasy. I recently picked the clarinet back up after playing in high school, and I am just trying to soak up the city while I am here. My girlfriend and I enjoy going to Broadway shows, going to comedy clubs, and participating in "escape the room."
I hope you have an idea of what I would be like as a tutor, and I hope to hear from you soon so we can begin working together. Thanks so much.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Washington University in St Louis - Bachelor in Arts, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Columbia Mailman School of Public Health - Master in Public Health, Epidemiology
Clarinet, reading, and running.
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School Physics
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