Vikas earned his B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from UC Davis. During his time at UC Davis, Vikas participated in conducting clinical research at the UC Davis Medical Center ER. He also worked at the UC Davis Plant genomics center, trying to find the most efficient way to extract ethanol from plants to use as biofuel. Vikas has also recently graduated medical school, and is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow.
Vikas has 10+ years experience tutoring subjects in science such as physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, and biology to both college and high school students. He likes to emphasize the concepts in a way that students are able to learn and apply them effortlessly.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Davis - Bachelors, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
Graduate Degree: St Georges School of Medicine - Current Grad Student, Medicine
SAT Math: 780
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Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teaching concepts, and building on fundamental concepts in order to understand the complex concepts.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Try to understand the what the student wants out of tutoring, and understand what is the best way they learn. We would try different approaches at first and find the way that seems to work best.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Give some reading or problems, and discuss those problems/ reading during the beginning of the next session.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Encourage them by showing them that they are actually learning the material, and that they know the material, by asking them difficult questions in a way they can answer, and build up on that.