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I am so excited to be working with Varsity Tutors, as one of my biggest passions is supporting others in achieving their goals. I recently graduated from Duke University with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Currently, I am participating in an Americorps program serving as a health educator at a Community Clinic. I began tutoring in High School, when I tutored honors Chemistry and math to younger high school students. I continued tutoring in college where I volunteered as an ESL tutor at an elementary school and worked as an Organic Chemistry tutor for fellow Duke students. With Varsity tutors I tutor MCAT Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences, Organic Chemistry, Biology, AP Biology, Biochemistry, Algebra 1 and 2, Pre-Algebra, Middle School math, and ACT Math and Science. After having worked in an Organic Chemistry lab for two years, the subject has become my favorite to tutor. However, I also love tutoring Biology and Biochemistry, as these were my favorite subjects in college. Next year, I will be going to medical school, so I am always excited to work with aspiring doctors like myself! In my free time I love to cook, run along the Embarcadero, explore the city, and practicar espanol.

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Stephanie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Duke University - Bachelors, Biology, General

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 32

MCAT: 35

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Everyone has learning strengths and a special way about thinking about things. As a tutor, I strive to help students learn how to approach new information in a way that takes advantage of their learning strengths, leaving them empowered and ready to be lifelong learners.

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

In a first session with a student I like to familiarize myself with their way of approaching new problems, so that I can adjust my teaching style to fit their train of thinking. To do this, I might ask a student to walk me through a couple practice problems step by step.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help students become independent learners by helping them learn how to approach new information from many different angles.

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