I have over 10 years of experience tutoring and mentoring students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Additionally, I have taught and prepared examination materials/study guides for graduate-level courses. I have also worked extensively on editing and revising scientific manuscripts and other written works.
I am extremely interested in education and tailoring my tutoring/teaching methods to each student's individual learning style. There are many students I have encountered who are more than capable of excelling in any given field but are held back by rigid methods. I find helping someone realize their full learning potential to be an incredibly rewarding experience.
I have three science-related degrees: a Bachelor's in Behavioral Biology, a PhD in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, and an MD. In medical school I received numerous accolades for my scholastic accomplishments, including a Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute, "highest course score" awards, and induction into the honor societies of Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Kappa Phi. I have an extensive publication track record in high-impact journals, and have worked on projects ranging from nanoparticle-conjugated chemotherapeutics to live cell imaging of genetically engineered cell systems.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Keene State College - Bachelors, Behavioral Biology
Graduate Degree: Virginia Commonwealth University - PHD, Medicine (MD), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
MCAT Physical Sciences: 11
I enjoy scenic drives, napping on the beach, and convincing the natives of Virginia that snowmobiling and ice fishing are truly fun activities.
Anatomy & Physiology
MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
High School Biology
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I strongly believe in adapting my teaching style to whatever benefits my student(s) the most. There is no "one size fits all" method!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
The first session should be about establishing what a student currently knows about a subject and what they need, as well as discussing how best we can work together to benefit the student the most.