My name is Mia and I'm a recent graduate from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Spanish. I graduated on the pre-med track and plan to attend medical school next year. Throughout my studies, I've developed a passion for teaching other students. I have worked with students ranging from kindergarten to college aged in private tutoring sessions as well as formal classroom learning.
I have extensive experience with language learning and would love to tutor in this area. During a study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain I tutored many children in one on one sessions to improve their English language skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. I also conducted 2 classroom sessions weekly for college students to improve their conversational English skills. Through Varsity Tutors, I would love to continue helping students improve their language skills in both English and Spanish.
I also am very well equipped to tutor students in any of the sciences. I have excelled in science courses in biology, chemistry and physics. I feel extremely comfortable teaching these subjects to students who may need extra help and would love to help them succeed in these courses, as I understand how challenging they can be.
Other than science and language skills, I would love to help students in the areas of organization and standardized testing skills. I scored highly on the ACT and am in the process of studying for the MCAT, so I have developed very effective strategies for standardized testing as well as organization. These skills important for students to succeed in and I would love to help.
Outside of my studies and tutoring, I love to run both competitively and for recreation. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends and traveling.
Overall, I look forward to working with Varsity tutors to give students the extra help they need to succeed. I believe that every student is different and there is no one-style-fits-all when it comes to learning. I would love to help you/your student find the strategies that work best to be the most successful student possible!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Bachelor of Science, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Running, Reading, Traveling, Volunteering
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Physics
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization