Hello! My name is Joey, I am a recent medical school graduate with 3 years experience in basic science research in the field of neuroscience and cancer biology. I also earned a master's degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. I have tutored many of my peers and have taught many of my patients. Now its your turn! I look forward to sharing my expertise with all of you and doing what I can to help you achieve your goals. I can't wait to meet you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Bachelors, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Masters, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe in a relaxed atmosphere that uses examples of practical application and practice questions to reinforce the conceptual subject matter. I also enjoy role reversal where students teach me because true understanding is required to teach a subject.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, it is important to identify a student's strengths and weakness, both with the material and with learning style. I would start by asking the student to tell me everything they know about what we are learning and how they have been studying so far. This way, we don't have to spend a lot of time reviewing what the student already knows well, and we can identify the learning style that best suits the student.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would not only teach a student the material but show them why our strategies are working, and thus allow them to apply those strategies to future subjects. In addition, I would highlight the importance of practice questions with my students and encourage them to use them frequently.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would maintain an energetic and positive approach myself in hopes that it would translate to my student. In addition, I would not allow any success to go unnoticed. I would remind my students that any improvement is an accomplishment that is one step closer to a larger goal.