I am a fourth year medical student at Case Western Reserve University and will be starting my surgical training in 2020 at NYU. I graduated from Skidmore College in 2014 with a BA in Biology and a Music Minor (violin). I tutored extensively from 2014-2016 while working in Boston, MA as a research coordinator and I am comfortable teaching MCAT and STEP 1 board exam material. I believe that every student has the potential to achieve their goals and I look forward to making this process rewarding, exciting and fun!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Skidmore College - Bachelors, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Stony Brook University College of Medicine - Current Grad Student, MD
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 31
ACT English: 29
ACT Math: 29
ACT Reading: 34
ACT Science: 33
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1400
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems: 129
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: 131
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems: 130
SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 760
SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 740
Playing tennis, violin and learning how to cook new things!
Anatomy & Physiology
MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
High School Biology
High School English
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
I think that students learn best when they are excited by the subject material. I strive to engage my students by breaking down complex conceptual concepts into components that can be easily understood and by providing real world examples of how knowledge in a given subject can be useful.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session, I would try to identify the goals that the student has so we can outline a plan to successfully reach them. I would ask some questions to identify what general interests the student has and what their learning style is like. I would then present material and work through practice problems to allow the student to build confidence in that subject area.