I have taught biology, chemistry and physics laboratory for three years, and have tutored these subjects and MCAT for the same number of years as well. I encourage my students to take an active learning approach and set goals of mastering the material rather then memorizing it. In addition to building a knowledge base, I like to emphasize critical thinking and problem solving.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Bernard M Baruch College - Bachelors, Psychology
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: 129
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems: 129
I play table tennis and volunteer at the animal shelter transporting dogs to their adopting families.
A Level Prep
A Level Biology
A Level Russian
GRE Subject Test in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
GRE Subject Tests
High School Biology
High School Physics
MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
Middle School Science
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching approach is based on the premise that intelligence is malleable. During my undergraduate years and teaching, I met a lot of students with deterministic view about their learning abilities, and saw how this belief affected them in areas they thought they were "not good at."? Usually, these students were worried about the outcome (grades) more than their performance during the course. I help alleviate their anxiety about grades by redirecting their attention to their learning habits.