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I received a B.A. in Music at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, completed a Pre-Medical Post Baccalaureate Program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and I currently manage two medical scribe sites in Santa Rosa, CA while applying to medical school for Fall 2016. I have been working very closely in childcare for the past 10 years and have held many leadership/mentoring positions throughout high school, college, and in my current profession. I have extended comfortability with a myriad of subjects given my diverse background with Music and Medicine. My strongest subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Spanish, and Music, however I offer much experience in terms of organizational skills, study tips, essay writing, grammar, and much more.

Nicole’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Saint Joseph's University - Bachelors, Music

Hobbies

Hiking, biking, guitar, painting, reading

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

AP Biology

Biology

College Biology

College English

College Essays

Conversational Spanish

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School Biology

High School English

Homework Support

Languages

Math

Middle School Math

Music

Music Theory

Other

Pre-Algebra

Psychology

Science

Social Sciences

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is not to give answers but to have students come up with the answers themselves with guidance.

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

During a first session, we would begin by getting to know each other. I would be interested in learning what the student's hobbies are, which subjects they enjoy most, what they want to do in the future, etc. It's important to allow for maximum comfortability and trust with a student.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Learning and confidence are very closely related, so in order to become an independent learner, a student must reach a certain level of confidence. It is important to allow students to feel comfortable with their ability to learn and to feel confident with the subject material.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Any form of a positive behavior can be enhanced with positive reinforcement. Therefore, when students perform well and complete tasks/achieve goals, they need to be rewarded.

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

Draw pictures about it. Not only is drawing therapeutic, but it takes pressure off of the formal writing aspect of learning.