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.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Scranton - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
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Anatomy & Physiology
Elementary School Science
Graduate Level Biology
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
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?
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.