I'm Grant! I'm a fourth year medical student in Norfolk, VA with a passion for teaching and seeing other succeed. I'm excited to be able to be a part of your education and work towards your success in whatever you hope to achieve. I've been involved in tutoring since middle school and am excited to have time to work with people interested in learning.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Duke University - Bachelors, Evolutionary Anthropology
Graduate Degree: Eastern Virginia Medical School - Current Grad Student, Doctor of Medicine
ACT Composite: 35
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 36
ACT Reading: 34
ACT Science: 36
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10th Grade Math
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Math
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Math
12th Grade Writing
7th Grade Math
7th Grade Science
7th Grade Writing
8th Grade Math
8th Grade Science
8th Grade Writing
9th Grade Math
9th Grade Writing
ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep
Anatomy & Physiology
AP US History
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Q & A
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Explore a little of the student's interests and figure out what they hope to achieve. I'd like to learn more about their learning style and what they're looking for in a tutor, while also explaining to them my expectations for them to make sure they are as successful as possible.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
It's all about understanding the way that someone learns. Just because someone needs a little help to get started on the right path doesn't mean that they're unable to make the changes to become an independent learner.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I think that by understanding the student's goals and what they hope to achieve with this tutoring, it is easier to keep them motivated, and working towards that goal, especially if it's bigger than just passing a class.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I will try and explain it in different ways, looking to different resources, whether they be visual or auditory, explanations through YouTube videos explaining something in a way that I don't, or through an ancient textbook.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that all students can succeed in whatever they want. With the right help, whatever form that takes, a motivated and dedicated student can succeed at any task.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
We work through sentence structures and use of context clues to try and get a better feeling for how the student is missing particular points in a story.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Getting a good feel for the student's goals and the way in which they learn best is vital.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
We would look into the benefits of learning such a subject. Frequently it can be used in ways not necessarily thought of by the student.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Practice questions and teach back are two very effective strategies.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Going through practice questions and practice tests is a great way to build confidence. Seeing the improvement in understanding is an awesome feeling for both the student and myself!
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Speaking with the student and his or her family is my preferred way of discovering the student's needs. These people will know best.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Having many different techniques of teaching; whether it be through lecture, through teach back, or by going through practice problems, will help offer different ways of teaching that will help students with different teaching needs.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Practice problems are my favorite tool during a session. Additionally, looking through lecture slides or notes from lectures give a good indication of how to succeed with a particular test. We can also incorporate textbooks or online resources depending on what is needed for a particular student.