I am a licensed physician from Florida who is currently changing careers. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and have extensive tutoring and editing experience. While a student, I became a certified writing tutor through the Critical Writing Department. Since I completed my writing requirement at the University prior to matriculating, I was the first freshman tutor to be accepted into this selective program. The tutoring program involved a preliminary peer-tutor training course prior to beginning tutoring, in order to certify that I had the appropriate background to provide professional feedback to fellow students on their literary works and projects. After graduation, I worked for a full-service learning center where I created and implemented high school lesson plans for home-schooled students, provided academic support for students ranging in ages from 8 to 20 years old, and taught group and individual standardized testing preparation classes. I have also assisted students with application essays for various undergraduate and graduate programs.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania - Bachelors, History
Graduate Degree: Nova Southeastern University - PHD, Medicine
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1540
SAT Math: 700
SAT Verbal: 760
SAT Writing: 790
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 690
Running, Spinning, Baking, and Cooking
AP US History
College Level American History
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Level American History
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
I like to focus on the needs of my clients and tailor my sessions to utilize their strengths to help improve their weaknesses.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Discuss goals and the student's usual method of studying for exams and/or standardized tests.