I have been tutoring Pre-medical students for the past 7 years. My goal is to make the complicated easy and understandable. I try to create a comfortable environment conducive for learning. Every tutoring session will consist of a comprehensive breakdown and discussion of the subject material followed by questions to assess students weak points. Subsequent sessions will also consist of a quick review on previous topics discussed before introducing new topics. Over the years, I have found that this method works exceptionally well with students.
I have found great success as a tutor because I know how to explain difficult concepts to struggling students. Because of the breadth of my knowledge and education, I can easily explain complex concepts in a number of different ways until I find the approach that works best for each student. I tailor my teaching method to each student based on their unique strengths, weaknesses, and learning style. I keep my tutoring sessions relaxed and stress-free, while still pushing my students to challenge themselves and reach new academic heights. I believe that each student is capable of so much more than they realize, and it is a thrill and a joy to help unlock their potential for success.
I also have experience helping students with college admissions essays as well as admissions counseling and preparations. My essays have helped me gain admission to Columbia, Yale, and Johns Hopkins.
I have attended Columbia University for my MS in Biotechnology and prior to that i have received my BS in Biology with Honors. I have took over 70 advance Biology courses such as: Biological Sequence Analysis (Bioinformatics), Genomic Sequencing, Proteomics, Cellular & Molecular Immunology, Bio-Physics, Single Molecule Approaches, Biotechnology
, Drugs & Disease, Emergence of Infectious Diseases, Bio-pharmaceuticals. I am passionate about biology and would love to help you out with the topic.
In 2011, i have started to teach MCAT prep courses for Kaplan both online and on NYU campus. Soon after, I started to teach MCAT in private settings as i have discovered many different ways to boost the MCAT scores and many of my students received great results from my tutoring. I found out that most MCAT students struggle with the MCAT due to lack of study skills and discipline; therefore, i write a daily and weekly schedule for my students and i keep my eyes on their progress. in the past few years , i have students accepting in high prestigious Medical Schools such as Columbia, Cornell, NYU, MSSM and many others.
For students with difficult schedules or that live far away, I am available for online tutoring as well as remote essay and project revisions. If you have any specific needs or requests, please contact me. I am flexible, and am always willing to work around what you or your child needs to reach your academic goals!
Undergraduate Degree: Yeshiva University - Bachelors, Biochemistry
Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Masters, Biotechnology
PCAT Biology: 455
PCAT Chemistry: 449
What is your teaching philosophy?
What I have come to realize is that how we learn can inform how we teach and perhaps help us to bridge the development of students from a young to adult learning approach. The learning experience that I always return to for myself is the introductory biochemistry lecture I attended in the second year of my undergraduate degree, in which my instructor explained the responsiveness of hemoglobin to the oxygen and pH environment of our tissues and lungs, and how the protein’s shape changed and thereby impacted its affinity for oxygen. At that moment, it became clear to me that our breathing process is mirrored by the protein’s conformational changes as it bound and then released oxygen in response to the acidity of the environment (it’s more complicated than that, but this will suffice for this example). It then dawned on me that the protein, in a sense, breathes and is by no means a static structure as was depicted in textbooks. It was then that I knew I wanted to study biochemistry, because it had become a dynamic process worthy of investigation and understanding. How has that impacted my teaching philosophy? As a teacher, I want to create learning environments that are fertile ground for those sorts of “aha!” moments for my students. I want to create the conditions in my classroom that will enable students to come to their own realization that physics, chemistry and biochemistry are dynamic engaging processes that inspire fascination and curiosity. I want them to become the type of students whose reasons for learning go beyond the desire for a passing grade. Thus my guiding principle, which has led me to try and master team-based learning, is to consider how to create a learning environment inside my classroom that will entice students to be eager to learn on their own and to always be asking “How does this work?” I try to find problems to set the table for learning. Or rather, I till the field and plant the seeds of interest, waiting for the students to tend their garden in anticipation of what knowledge they will grow.