I have a B.S. in Biology and a masters in Biomedical Sciences. And I just finished medical school and received my MD in June 2015. I love education and have been a student for a very long time. I have a tremendous amount of experience when dealing with students. Teaching is one my greatest passions and I really enjoy working with students. Having been in school for a long time helps me relate to the students more. Every student has a different style when it comes to learning, so I would work with them and cater to that.
I am very interested in learning about other cultures and thus love to travel. I have lived and studied abroad. One of my favorite things to do is to walk around the city and explore new places and various neighborhoods. I have made it my goal to visit all of the museums this year. I lead a very healthy life style and enjoy exercising 4-5 times per week. Continued learning is very important therefore I visit the local library a few times per month in order to read different books.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Florida - Bachelors, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Barry University - Masters, Biomedical Sciences
Travel. Has studied abroad. Visit museums. Healthy life style.
Anatomy & Physiology
High School Biology
High School Geography
What is your teaching philosophy?
I think everyone has different styles of learning. Some people are visual, while others may prefer discussing everything. I plan to work with the students in terms of styles that work best for them.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Talk to them in order to get an understanding of what style of learning works best for them, and what areas they would like to work on. I would like to look at the material as well in order to assess how in-depth my teaching should be.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would help them use the lecture material in order to create their own notes and use them to study.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would create practice questions to solidify their knowledge and boost their self-esteem.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would explain the material using common things as examples in order to clarify the concept. I would also use mnemonics.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I usually hold a brief discussion on their style of studying; what type of learning works best for them, whether they're visual vs auditory, etc.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I try to make sense of the material first so that it would easier for them to remember it vs just memorizing.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I use every day examples or things that we deal with on a daily basis in order to help them conceptualize certain topics better.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I usually quiz them in order to assess their level of knowledge, and a lot of times they know the material, but they doubt themselves. So I usually hold a discussion about that in order to approach their exam feeling confident and capable of answering all the questions.