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Jackie

I am a graduate of University of California, Irvine. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. I am currently applying to medical school, with plans to begin in Fall 2017. Although I tutor a myriad of math and life science subjects, biology and biochemistry are my favorite. This is probably because those are the subjects I’m most experienced in and passionate about. I am aware that many students struggle in the sciences, but I know how exciting it can be when a student begins to understand the world around them from a scientific perspective. Helping my students to comprehend and appreciate science is my largest motivation. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, reading, and creative hobbies.

Undergraduate Degree:

University of California-Irvine - Bachelors, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

MCAT: 35

Reading, swimming, yoga, horseback riding, creative organization

MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

College Biology

MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Elementary School Math

High School Biology

Immunology

Life Sciences

Medicine

Molecular Biology

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

Study Skills and Organization

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in hands-on learning whenever possible. In my experience, concepts are learned in a more lasting way if students are able to use reasoning and discuss the material they're learning instead of simply memorizing facts.

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

In a first session, I would get to know the student's learning style, goals, and their starting point in the subject. We could then make a plan for success together.