I graduated from Columbia College at Columbia University,class of 2014, with a dual degree in Biology and Russian Literature. During my time at Columbia, I participated in "Peer Health Exchange", a student run organization where we taught local high schoolers about Health & Wellness. Although my interests lie with mathematics, biology and chemistry, I am also well versed in literature and college standardized tests like the ACT and MCAT. I always enjoy conquering a new subject and I hope to pass on that passion to whomever I teach!
I was raised in a family that truly believes that education is the most important tool in one's life. As such, I am in the process of applying to medical school for the class of 2020. When I am not working or studying, I enjoy photography, cooking, exploring New York and the rest of the world!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Bachelors, Biology, Russian Literature
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 34
ACT Math: 33
ACT Reading: 33
ACT Science: 30
MCAT Biological Sciences: 129
MCAT Verbal Reasoning: 129
Exploring New York City and all of its amazing museums, reading Russian literature other great works, yoga, keeping up with current events and traveling near and far!
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that the best teachers are understanding of their students' needs and learning styles. I like to get a sense of how my students learn best, and then tailor my teaching style to their needs. I like to create visual guides and use videos and other tools to help students conquer a concept that they are struggling with.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session, it is important to get to know a student, identify their current needs, and let them know how I hope to help them master the concepts of interest.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
It is important to allow your students to try to figure things out on their own, step by step. I hope to be there to help nudge them in the right direction when they may be stuck on a concept, but not just doing everything for them. It is also important to leave them with some questions or ideas that they can work on until the next tutoring session.