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Prateek

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I am a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Drexel University College of Medicine. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience and I am pursuing a residency in internal medicine. Teaching has been a passion of mine for nearly a decade. I have tutored at the high school, college, and medical school level in many math and science subjects and for the SAT, MCAT, and USMLE. I have tutored one on one and in classes of up to 40 people. The greatest joy in teaching for me is watching a student succeed at their goal whether it is getting a good grade in class or passing a dreaded test separating you from your next level of schooling. I focus on motivating and adapting to each individual students strengths and weaknesses. I hope to tailor my skills to suit you in the best way possible. I believe that self-confidence and thorough preparation ensure success with any subject. In graduating from medical school I have been through it all from the pressure of AP tests to studying all night for a college final to wrangling with the MCAT. I am here to provide all of my knowledge and experience to you and to help you achieve all the goals you have set forward in any way possible. Let me join you on the next step of your journey.

Prateek’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Bachelors, Neuroscience

Graduate Degree: Drexel University College of Medicine - PHD, Medicine

Test Scores

MCAT: 36

MCAT Biological Sciences: 14

MCAT Physical Sciences: 11

MCAT Verbal Reasoning: 11

Hobbies

Cooking, Sports, Reading, Movies

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

Anatomy

Anatomy & Physiology

AP Physics 2

MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

Biology

MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

College Algebra

College Biology

MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Graduate Test Prep

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

Math

MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

MCAT Verbal Reasoning

Microbiology

Middle School Science

Nutrition

Physical Science

Physiology

Science


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Building confidence in one's own ability to master material results in great outcomes.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Go over strengths and weaknesses in a subject area and cover goals of the sessions.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Show him or her that curiosity sparks the best learning.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Keep him or her focused on the end goal.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Break down the skill or concept with different approaches depending on the learning style of the student.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Break down the questions into the few categories they all fall into so that the student can quickly read the passage focused on only the important details.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Find a tailored approach for each student that builds up their weaknesses while complimenting their strengths.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Find a different context in which to view the subject.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Teaching a subject is the ultimate test of mastery.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Show him or her that progress is step-wise, and only from a great distance will you appreciate how far you have come.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Define his or her goals, and allow for self-reflection of strengths and weaknesses.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

Find which learning styles suits him or her best, and use that approach.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Review materials easily available to the student, in addition to the available practice material online.