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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.

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Grant’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Duke University - Bachelors, Evolutionary Anthropology

Graduate Degree: Eastern Virginia Medical School - Current Grad Student, Doctor of Medicine

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 35

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 36

ACT Reading: 34

ACT Science: 36


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Tutoring Subjects

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

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing



Anatomy & Physiology

AP Environmental Science

AP United States History

AP US History


Cell Biology

College Biology

College English

College Essays

Elementary Algebra


Essay Editing

General Biology



High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Writing


Middle School Science

Middle School Writing




PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Mathematics

PSAT Writing Skills

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Writing and Language


Test Prep

World Religions


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.

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