I am a future medical physician (M.D.) who will be attending medical school in Fall of 2017. Also, I graduated from University at Buffalo with a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Sciences. During my college career, I was a tutor and teaching assistant for college level cell biology, evolutionary biology, and human anatomy. I believe that hard work is the key to academic success and have used this philosophy to help many struggling students reach their goals. I've had many wonderful experiences tutoring and pride myself on my ability to break down difficult concepts into easily digestible information. Outside of tutoring and academia I enjoy going to the gym, writing music, and spending time with my friends.
University at Buffalo - Bachelors, Biomedical Sciences
SAT Composite: 1270
SAT Math: 660
SAT Verbal: 610
Anatomy & Physiology
MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
High School Biology
What is your teaching philosophy?
Learning is easiest when you believe in your ability to succeed, have a strong work ethic, and have the right people with you throughout the journey.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get a better understanding of the student's strengths and weaknesses by asking a series of prepared questions. From here, I would then create a comprehensive study plan catered to the specific student's needs and goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would teach the student good study skills that work well with the subject of focus. I'd also discuss note taking techniques, ways to find outside resources, and methods of assessing one's understanding of the material on their own.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Staying motivated can be difficult when a student is struggling to understand the material or when one isn't interested in the subject area. In order to overcome this, I believe that building confidence and creating small achievable goals is essential to maintaining motivation.