I am a 2015 graduate of Boston University, having received a BA in Biology with concentrations in cellular and molecular biology with genetics. During my enrollment, I participated in graduate level classes at the medical school, participated in on-campus research, and completed my studies after just 3 years. I've always had a love for biology but that is not my only area of specialty. Math studies from elementary levels through calculus are one of my strong points as well. I believe that with my tutoring, as well as my organizational tools and study aides, anyone can be a successful student.
Undergraduate Degree: Boston University - Bachelor in Arts, Biology conc. Cell and Molecular, with Genetics
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What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
A typical first session would include some talk about the student's study habits and strategies, as well as their troubles concerning the subject of the session. From there, we can figure out what works best for the student and create a plan of action to achieve their goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
A student can become an independent learner by learning what study strategies work for them. A big part of this is knowing their learning style and utilizing specific techniques to create a plan of action when presented with new material.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Finding a way that the subject can connect to something found in our everyday lives can really help engage a student with the subject. I find that real life examples really enhance most students' ability to get excited.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
If a student truly understands the material, they should be able to successfully take assessments and verbally explain the concepts in the material.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
A student's confidence is essential to helping them learn more material. I find that asking easier questions that can work together to explain harder concepts before challenging a student directly with those harder concepts helps build their confidence while encouraging them to think about the material at hand.