I strive to help students of all ages better learn the material and use specific learning techniques that best fit the learning styles of every student I tutor. I am a passionate and energetic graduate student with extensive background in life sciences and have years of teaching experience. I am a great communicator that is also patient and creative. I feel these skills enable me to work with students and effectively improve their knowledge and understanding of the material they may struggle with. I received my B.S. from Emory University in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology along with teaching experience in biology and human health. I feel my energy along with background in life sciences and teaching can offer any student seeking help the best possible assistance with their course material. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, football and soccer, as well as music.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Emory University - Bachelors, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
Graduate Degree: Duquesne University - Masters, Health Management Systems
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10th Grade Math
11th Grade Math
12th Grade Math
1st Grade Math
2nd Grade Math
3rd Grade Math
3rd Grade Science
4th Grade Math
4th Grade Science
5th Grade Math
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6th Grade Math
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8th Grade Math
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Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
Graduate Level Biology
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
Middle School Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
To be patient and energetic as I strive to help students of all ages better learn the material, and use specific learning techniques that best fit the learning styles of every student I tutor.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Outline the material, and also set up goals for the student and myself to achieve.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By sharing techniques that they can implement on their own and later on in life.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By staying energetic and keeping them involved in the learning process.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Try teaching it another way as well as using a video or visual to explain it; using modern real life examples to explain complex biology always seems to help.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I suggest reading over it multiple times and trying to take out information each time.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
To be energetic, passionate, knowledgeable, and relatable.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By keeping them involved in the material by using relatable topics to explain complex ideas.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
By keeping them involved in the material by using relatable topics to explain complex ideas. Also, I would use visuals.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By keeping them involved in the material by using relatable topics to explain complex ideas. And asking them easy questions and then harder ones to build their confidence and knowledge base.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By using relatable topics to explain complex ideas and asking them questions about baseline ideas.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By keeping them involved in the material by using relatable topics for each student to explain complex ideas.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
The Internet, drawing, audio, the book, and handouts.