I graduated with my undergraduate degree in Biology, and have recently completed my MD degree as well. I have tutored many students in the basic sciences such as Chemistry,Organic chemistry, Biology,Pharmacology, and Physiology. I have also tutored Medical Students for their 3 part boards Step 1,2 and 3. I have also worked extensively with Bilingual students (primarily Spanish speaking) with all forms of their Homework assignments. Spanish is my second language at home. I am entirely fluent in conversational Spanish and have a college level proficiency in reading and writing. I work with each of my students and help them attain their academic goals by treating them as individuals with individual needs. I always help each student create a study schedule for their individual classes. I have learned as a student myself, and by working with other students, that no one lacks the intelligence to attain their goals, rather planning and making realistic schedules and goals is the primary step in working towards academic success. I am very hands on and review homework, go over questions on assignments, review and help make notes. I am also very easily reached by all of my students via phone and email. I look forward to helping every one of my students individually, and have usually seen anywhere between a 10-20 point increase and higher in my students. I have learned that with the right mentality and help anyone can succeed towards their educational needs. I look forward to working with you.
Undergraduate Degree: Stony Brook University - Bachelors, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: american university of antigua - Current Grad Student, Medicine
I enjoy playing soccer, scrapbooking, and I am an avid reader.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Questions, questions, and more questions.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Create a realistic study schedule.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By helping them organize and understanding how study skills and a schedule are very important to their success.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By reminding them that I myself was once a student, and hard work does pay off.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Take a break, breathe, and figure out the problem -- are they tired, overwhelmed, or do we need to review fundamentals? Nothing is impossible to learn.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Reading is a skill that is mastered only with practice; therefore, attention and the speed at which a student reads can affect their comprehension.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Creating a study schedule and keeping them diligent about it.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I remind my students that any hard work they put in will show results. So, if you're putting in the effort, I will help you get there.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I love to review questions; it shows me what a student is retaining from their work.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Everyone has to start at zero at some point, and we'll work from wherever we are to get there.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By assessing previous grades, and seeing what their study habits and schedules are like.