I am full time medical student in the Phoenix Metro Area. I have a passion for learning and helping others learn. As a former high school chemistry teacher, I always looking forward to helping students excel in their education, especially in science and writing. Growing up, I struggled to figure out I learned best and fought hard for grades, knowing one day I would want to attend medical school. Through being tutored myself, I was able to gain understanding of how I could tweak my learning styles, leading me to not only achieve the grades I wanted, but actually enjoy the process of learning. I would love the chance to help you do the same.
Undergraduate Degree: Georgia College & State University - Bachelors, Health Sciences
Graduate Degree: Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences - PHD, Naturopathic Medicine
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teach how the student learns best, not how you think they should learn best.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask simple questions and listen to the student. Determine what their greatest obstacle to learning is and how to help them overcome it.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students are best taught the art of independent learning through helping them identify their learning styles. Once this is achieved, learning is actually enjoyable.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Remind them what their end goal during times of frustration or low energy is. The more a student focuses on what they want, the easier it is for them to put forth effort.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Find a different way to teach them. There are many ways to learn material. The best way is whichever one allows you to truly master it in the shortest amount of time.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I teach them how to dive into what they are reading. Pretend they are reading this today and will be explaining it to Congress tomorrow. Using this mindset, students begin to really dig in and pay more attention to the material.