I studied physiology at the University of Arizona and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences. I am an aspiring physician with specific interest in preventative health. My greatest goal as an instructor is to help students succeed academically so they may achieve their dreams--whatever those may be.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Arizona - Bachelors, Physiology
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems: 129
Professionally: studied physiology at the University of Arizona, aspiring physician, special interest in preventative health (nutrition, exercise, mindfulness). Hobbies: cooking, guitar, exercise, and watching comedy shows!
Anatomy & Physiology
MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
High School Biology
What is your teaching philosophy?
Getting to know students, their academic background, and their learning style is the first step. I tailor my approach to what suits the student and subject best. I personally find that a combination of applied practice problems, discussions, and images works well most of the time. Above all, I remain patient and positive.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I like to start by asking a few questions to get more information on the student's goals (big and small). I also ask what areas they think they need to improve on. From there, I assess their baseline knowledge by going over a content/course guide together. Finally, a short practice test can help me evaluate their test-taking ability and comfort with the material.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
An independent learner is curious and patient. Students must be able to locate quality information on their own and understand that learning takes time. I try to show students how to find information on their own, and I encourage them to spend time working outside tutoring sessions. Practice tests are very important for developing independence.