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Maria

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I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Denison University. I am currently pursuing an M.D. at Case Western Reserve University. I've been a college-level teaching assistant for both introductory biology and general chemistry. Besides chemistry, I really enjoy tutoring for test prep (ACT and MCAT) because I view these types of tests to be a collection of puzzles to solve. It's a lot of fun helping students to figure out the logic behind these puzzles and apply it broadly, and it's incredibly rewarding to see this integration of knowledge translate to a high score. When working with students, I like to challenge them to identify the purpose of the problem or question and what underlying reasoning can be applied broadly in future questions. In doing so, students gain more long-term usable skills and the ability to think independently.

Maria’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Denison University - Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry

Graduate Degree: Case Western Reserve University - Doctor of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 34

ACT English: 34

ACT Math: 34

ACT Reading: 36

ACT Science: 32

MCAT: 35

Hobbies

I love anything and everything puzzle-related (jigsaw puzzles, mystery novels, crime shows, etc. I also snowboard and go to as many concerts as will fit in a medical student's schedule.