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
Q & A
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.