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Bernard

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All my life, I was always curious about how the human body work. A growing interest in understanding the origin, growth, and function of living species led me to major in Biology. I started at Miami Dade College as pre-med and transfer to Florida International University (FIU) where I received my bachelor of Sciences in Biology major. While I was attending FIU I worked as a Peer-Led Tutoring Leader at MDC, where I guided and mentored students who struggled with mathematics, chemistry, and biology. My experience tutoring other student help me understand the materials better by trying different techniques for problem solving. I also enhanced my interpersonal, communication, and team-building abilities and improved my leadership skills. After graduating from FIU, I felt the need to enhance my science background by enrolling to the Biomedical Science program at Barry University. Tutoring others helped me to extend my knowledge and be able to build my ability to get involve, and demonstrate my compassion and commitment in these areas. My interest in science and my natural curiosities to the well-being of others are the reasons that I enjoyed tutoring.
Besides tutoring, I enjoy traveling and learn about different culture, and also play soccer.

Bernard’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Florida International University - Bachelors, Biology, General

Graduate Degree: Barry University - Masters, Biomedical science

Hobbies

Learn how to play chess, watching Soccer games, listen to Music

Tutoring Subjects

Anatomy & Physiology

Biology

Chemistry

College Chemistry

French

French 2

French 3

High School Chemistry

Languages

Pharmacology

Pre-Algebra

Science


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Learning is a lifelong process, and knowledge is the only key that opens a lot of doors of opportunities.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I'd try to find the appropriate method that is suitable for this particular student.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By helping to build self-confidence.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By finding his or her learning method.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I'd start from the basic and also use different tools.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I will start by helping them to build their vocabulary and also develop a routine of reading a newspaper daily.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Finding his weakness and developing a different strategy that can help him improve on a certain area.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I'd find the beauty; the reason why it is important to learn that subject and how important it will be later on.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Using different practice questions.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

By developing his own strategy.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

By giving some practice questions and finding their weaknesses.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

If a student has certain difficulties, I use different methods such as study guides, worksheets, etc.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I use electronic devices, and different pen or pencil colors.