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Katie

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I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bates College with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish. While in college, I worked as a Biology and Chemistry teaching assistant with my peers and as a substitute teacher in the public schools in my town. I now work as a Research Associate at the Broad Institute, a genomics research institution, where I develop CRISPR technology. I am attending medical school in August. In my free time I love running, cooking, reading, and doing crossword puzzles. My philosophy as a tutor is to inspire passion in my students. Cultivating a genuine interest in the subject is essential to lifelong learning. Science and math are all around us, and they are accessible subjects if we put them in the context of the everyday. I'm looking forward to sharing my love of learning with you!

Katie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Bates College - Bachelors, Biology, General

Test Scores

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems: 129

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems: 132

Hobbies

Running, triathlon, crossword puzzles

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

Biology

Cell Biology

College Biology

College English

Conversational Spanish

MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

English

Essay Editing

Geometry

Graduate Test Prep

High School Biology

High School English

High School Writing

Languages

Life Sciences

Math

MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

Microbiology

Molecular Biology

Other

Science

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Trigonometry

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that learning new concepts is easier when they are connected to everyday life. I use these connections to create a foundation for deeper understanding and application. I bring a lot of energy and excitement to teaching, and I try to share my own passion for learning with my students.

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

In order to make the best use of our time, we would discuss the specific concepts we want to cover and then create a plan to thread them together.