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Joshua

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My interest in science dates back to my years in grammar and middle school where I was fascinated with nature and how scientific events occurred. In high school, I was passionate about learning biology and chemistry and received an A in both courses. It seemed only logical that I should pursue a career as a biologist or chemist and perhaps become a researcher.
When I began my undergraduate career at the University of Scranton, I was blessed with many opportunities to learn biology so I decided to major in it. I also found the humanity courses such as philosophy and psychology interesting. I decided to minor in philosophy and decided to take pre-med courses.

I plan on to pursue a career in medicine focusing on sports medicine, psychiatry or pediatrics. I hope to continue to tutor in the subjects I am knowledgable in and I'm sure my 3 years of experience teaching students will only improve during my undergraduate career and post graduate career.

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Joshua’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Scranton - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General

Hobbies

soccer, lifting weights, baseball

Tutoring Subjects

A Level Prep

A Level Biology

A Level Chemistry

A Level Spanish

Anatomy & Physiology

Biology

Cell Biology

Chemistry

CLEP Prep

CLEP Biology

College Biology

College Chemistry

Conversational Spanish

Developmental Biology

Ecology

Elementary School Science

Endocrinology

Evolutionary Biology

Gastroenterology

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

Histology

Languages

Medical Ethics

Medical Terminology

Medicine

Microbiology

Organic Chemistry

Pathophysiology

Physiology

Science

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Test Prep

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I will not move to a different topic until my tutee understands the present topic thoroughly.

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

Play an icebreaker to get through the awkward first moments, then learn cool facts about each student.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Make sure the student reads his/her books or notes before each session.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Make sure to keep up your GPA.

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

I read the passage with the student, making sure to focus on key material.

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

Making sure to get to know the students.

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

Ask questions about difficult questions on the material.

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

Telling him/her that they're doing a great job.

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

I slow down if it is needed.

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

My notes.

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

I would explain it to them in the simplest way, and move on to a more complex explanation. I would also use analogies to help them better understand the skill or concept.

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

I would tell them it might make them feel invincible and that they can accomplish any difficult task.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I would ask them what they feel uneasy with.

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