I have always enjoyed the interaction with and learning from the students. Every student has the potential for success and I find this potential to be exciting. Tutoring presents new challenges and new potential successes. I believe that I can bridge the learning gap through my effective communication skills, patience and passion for learning. And I believe these qualities make me a great tutor.
I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from Claflin University and then went on to obtain my Master of Science degree in Microbiology at MIT. Both my undergraduate and graduate training has given me exceptional opportunities to strengthen my critical, analytic and problem-solving skills through a variety of courses from the quantitative and biological sciences discipline. I have applied those principles to independently developing and designing experiments to answer specific biological questions. Therefore as a tutor, I hope to cultivate in my students these same problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
While at Claflin University, I conducted one-on-one sessions with undergraduate students focusing on Calculus I and Biology. Prior to my graduate studies at MIT, I traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina where I took part in an after school program focused on teaching pre-elementary and elementary kids Spanish and Math. Most recently, I tutored middle-school math to students at the Excel Academy Saturday program based in Chelsea, Massachusetts. In each instance I learned how to develop effective lesson plans and applied different teaching styles to cater to each student’s needs.
I believe that I can make a valuable contribution to Varsity tutors through my educational background, tutor experiences and my passion for learning.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Claflin University - Bachelors, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Masters, Microbiology
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