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Howdy!
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!

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Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Georgia State University - Bachelors, Film

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1520

SAT Math: 730

SAT Verbal: 790

Hobbies

Gardening, my pets, cooking

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

American Literature

Anatomy & Physiology

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP Music Theory

Arrangement and Composition

Audio Engineering

Audition Prep

Basic Computer Literacy

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Human Development

Literature

Logic Pro Software

Mac Basic Computer Skills

Math

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Music

Music Recording

Music Theory

Other

PC Basic Computer Skills

Photoshop

Productivity

PSAT Critical Reading

Psychologies

Psychology

Public Speaking

SAT Prep

SAT Math

Science

Social Networking

Social Sciences

Songwriting

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

SSAT- Middle Level

SSAT- Upper Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

TEAS Prep

Technology and Coding

Test Prep

Ukulele

Writing

Q & A

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.

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