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I received an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a focus in Neuroscience from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York. After college I went to medical school and received an MD from SUNY Upstate in New York. My favorite subjects to tutor are neuroscience, neurophysiology (I love the brain!), biology, and anything biology related. I worked as a Teaching Assistant in college, and also served as a teaching assistant during medical school, as well as taught medical students during residency. My teaching philosophy is really to identify each individual student's learning style and try to tailor my approach to that. Everyone learns differently, so I think it's best to avoid a one size fits all approach. I have been a student for most of my life! So I have had a lot of exposure to teachers and tutors with different styles and remembered what I liked about them, what worked, and what didn't. I think the best tutors and teachers that I have had were able to communicate clearly, adapt to their students and adjust their styles, and also had a passion for their subject that was infectious. I only tutor subjects that I love. Because if I'm bored by an area or not enthusiastic, how can I expect my students to be?
Outside of academics, I like to watch movies (especially sci/fi fantasy), play video games, read, walk my dog, and travel.

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Tonia’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Bachelors, Psychology

Graduate Degree: Upstate Medical University - PHD, Medicine (MD)


Reading, Writing, Movies, Traveling, Blogging, Video Games

Tutoring Subjects

Anatomy & Physiology


Cell Biology


CLEP Biology

Clinical Psychiatry

College Biology

Developmental Biology


Graduate Test Prep

GRE Subject Test in Biology

GRE Subject Tests

High School Biology

Human Development

IB Biology

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior








MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior



Social Sciences

Test Prep

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