I recently graduated with my master's in Molecular Medicine from the University of South Florida. Science has always been my favorite subject since it helps elucidate the universe we live it. I understand the struggles that students face with difficult coursework and as a tutor, it would be an honor to empathize with everyone and let them know that with hard work and effort, no subject will be too difficult to pass.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida - Bachelors, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: University of South Florida-Main Campus - Masters, Molecular Medicine
Exercising, watching movies, travel, too many to count!
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My philosophy is to work patiently with each client. Their grades are important to them, and I believe giving slightly harder questions will allow clients to push themselves into understanding the material. I believe visual tactics may also be useful, depending on the subject.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask the student what they already know to have an idea what they understand. Then work on material that they are struggling with.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Assigning questions and making material interesting.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Showing results such as improved test grades.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Break the material down.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Ask them to explain the material to me. They say you learn when you teach.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Empathizing. I was once a student too.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Patience. Some material is generally difficult.