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 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
Q & A
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.