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I first began tutoring during college as a volunteer at an after school program for Durham public school students in 2nd and 3rd grades. I enjoyed the experience so much that I continued working with the students on their reading, math, and science skills for four years, following them up through the 6th grade.

During college I also began working for the Duke Peer Tutoring program to tutor fellow students. I was a biology major and taking premed classes, so I tutored subjects such as organic chemistry, physics, general chemistry, and Spanish. I also volunteered with a student group that tutored adults in the Durham community that were learning English as a second language.

Each of these tutoring experiences had unique challenges and provided valuable learning opportunities. I gained familiarity working with a wide age range of students, from elementary school age to adult, as well as a wide variety of different learning styles.

Outside of tutoring, I am currently a 2nd year medical student at Johns Hopkins. In my free time, I love to run, hike, travel and cook.

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Miriam’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Duke University - Bachelors, Biology, General

Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Current Grad Student, M.D.


hiking, running, cooking, reading, traveling, surfing

Tutoring Subjects

AP Biology

AP Statistics



College Biology

Conversational Spanish

High School Biology





Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Meeting students where they are.

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

Ask what the student likes about the subject, and what he or she finds most frustrating. Also ask what helps them most when they are studying.

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