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Elizabeth

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Hello!

First, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as a Merit and Terry Scholar at the University of Houston Honors College, pursing a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology with a concentration in Pre-Medicine. I currently have a cumulative GPA of 3.901 and am expected to graduate in May 2018. I graduated with the IB diploma and was summa cum laude in the top 3% of my class. I have tutored students through various organizations in high school and college and was a recommended to tutor with Varsity Tutors.

My curriculum comprises of integrated technology and science courses such as Organic Chemistry, Genetics, Biochemistry, General Math and Chemistry. I believe that the use of technology in medicine will vastly improve medical practices and innovations. These classes will assist me in gaining profound knowledge in the sciences. I am willing to tutor subjects such as Chemistry, Math, Writing, and any IB class/topics.

In addition to classwork, I am also a member of the medical honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and the American Medical Student Association. I am also working with the Bonner Leaders Program and have certification in leadership through the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program. I am volunteering at the Texas Children’s Hospital at the Medical Center learning about the practices and day-to-day work. I am currently developing a service-learning program called Honors in Community Health for the greater Houston area. My goal is to help inspire a passion and goal for Houston residents through the power of education.

I am confident that my background and knowledge of community based service, coupled with my interest in science and education, I will work hard with fellow tutors to not only help educate, but mentor students to choose higher education. The greatest form of satisfaction comes from being able to help a struggling student get over the hurdle of a difficult question. I want to ensure that a difficult class will not discourage the students I tutor from continuing their education.

Remember: Everyday is a new day to write a page in your personal story, so keep moving forward! :)

Elizabeth’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Houston - Bachelor of Science, Biotechnology

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 29

ACT English: 32

ACT Math: 26

ACT Reading: 31

ACT Science: 265

SAT Composite: 1870

SAT Math: 610

SAT Verbal: 620

SAT Writing: 630

Hobbies

Cooking, Reading, Dancing, Photography, Biology

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Algebra

Algebra 2

Arithmetic

Biology

College Algebra

College Biology

College English

Conversational Spanish

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

Essay Editing

High School Biology

High School English

IB BIology

IB Biology HL

IB Biology SL

IB Extended Essay

IB Language B

IB Language B SL

IB Mathematical Studies

IB Mathematical Studies SL

Languages

Math

Middle School Math

Other

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

SAT Prep

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Education is the most peaceful weapon for changing the world.

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

Get to know the student's personality and figure out what they want to get out of their tutoring experience. Each student is different, and I want to cater my teaching style to each individual student.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. I will not only provide answers to specific questions, but I will teach them specific concepts to help them understand the subject. I will also teach them effective studying habits and methods.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Pavlovian style. Have the students feel rewarded and happy every time they get through a subject or finish a set of questions. A student should not feel like a particular subject is so hard that they lose motivation to continue studying.

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

I will ask the students specific questions to help me get a better understanding of what key piece of information they do not get. From there, I will explain the concept and provide simple sample questions that relate to the topic.