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!
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!
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.