I am a recently graduated MD with a strong academic background hoping to share my abilities to help students maximize their education and gain an edge in their academic endeavors. My goal is to help students make learning fun, especially in the challenging areas such as biology, chemistry, anatomy and mathematics.
My hope is that students leave their session feeling empowered and optimistic about academics and their own abilities, never judged or criticized.
Undergraduate Degree: Lindenwood University - Bachelors, Biochemistry
Graduate Degree: Ross University School of Medicine - PHD, Medicine
ACT Reading: 35
ACT Science: 32
Medicine, Saint Louis Cardinals, Cars, computers, martial arts, music
Anatomy & Physiology
MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
High School Biology
High School Business
High School Chemistry
What is your teaching philosophy?
I hope to foster a love of learning by appreciating each student's individuality and unique motivation, allowing them to learn to teach themselves.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In our first session, we would spend a few minutes getting acquainted, learning their interests, struggles, and strengths. Using this I would tailor the rest of the session and future sessions as much as possible for the student.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I believe that the best way to create independent learners is by helping students discover what motivates them and those aspects of learning that they can enjoy.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I believe that the key to motivation in learning is fostering a low anxiety environment of unconditional positive regard.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would learn what their perspective on the concept is, and try to help them see a new approach or angle from which to view the subject.