I'm Sylvan. I am a nursing student, and a TA for anatomy and physiology.
I currently tutor for Anatomy, Chemistry, TEAS prep, and biology.
I received As in all these classes, scored in the 99th percentile on the TEAS, and have been accepted to multiple nursing programs.
I have lots of of worksheets, activities, tips and more for A&P and just genuinely love the subject. I hope we can work together so I can share my passion and so I can help you on your healthcare career path!
Undergraduate Degree: Georgia State University - Bachelors, Film
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1520
SAT Math: 730
SAT Verbal: 790
Gardening, my pets, cooking
Anatomy & Physiology
AP Music Theory
Arrangement and Composition
Basic Computer Literacy
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Logic Pro Software
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
PC Basic Computer Skills
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Coding
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teach the why and the how, not just the what. Comprehending patterns and greater concepts is more important than memorizing how to answer individual questions. When you're struggling, break things down into the smallest parts possible.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I like to ask questions, get to know the student, and hear from them what they want to work on. But I also really want to dive into the material. We won't be able to clearly see areas that need work until we are actually dealing with the material, so I want to start that process as quickly as possible.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Teaching isn't just about facts, but about teaching someone how to learn. Study skills and critical thinking skills are just as important as academic concepts.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Depending on the student, there are a lot of options. Some students do well with reward-based motivation. Some respond well to alternating subjects so they don't zone out. Some need a variety of learning styles or simply to take a quick physical break to clear their head.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Oftentimes, breaking something into the smallest actionable steps is the best course of action. Whether the student is struggling with algebra or writing a research paper, oftentimes concepts are difficult because they are overwhelming. It's also important to understand the benefits of sleep. When something has been explained and practiced at length, sometimes a night of sleep can be the final piece to understanding a concept.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Take it slow, word by word. Often times we gloss over words we don't know and lose the overall meaning of a passage. Start by taking things slow, and as reading comprehension improves, the speed can increase.