I am a BS in Biochemistry and recent graduate from a very rigorous program at Georgetown University where I have taken the first-year medical school curriculum (scoring in the top 2% of the class), receiving a Master's of Science degree in Physiology and Biophysics. Ever since I was a child, I have been wildly inquisitive. I was the annoying classmate who always raised their hand and had to know why everything was the way it is and worked the way it did before we moved on. My tutoring style works the same way. I do *not* believe in memorization and have textbooks as clear as yesterday engrained in my head years after learning them is because of taking time to break concepts down to their simplest ideas and building upwards. By breaking complex concepts into their basic subunits, and explaining the purpose of each unit and how and why it works, it creates connections in the brain (schema) and writes into long term memory. Most of my students have mastered concepts so much, after getting an A in their class, they went on to tutor the subject themselves.
My expertise lies in the premedical and science curriculum: Chemistry (general, organic, and physical); Biology (general, cell, and molecular); Biochemistry and Metabolism; Physics (1 and 2); Math (precalculus to calculus 3); and SAT/GRE/MCAT prep. Having a strong background in all of these subjects is invaluable in a tutor, because there is an immense amount of crossing over in the sciences. Without math, you cannot understand physics or chemistry, and without chemistry, you cannot master biology. With my help, I will ensure you have true mastery of all of your material as well.
Aside from the sciences, I have a deep love for classical music (particularly the Romantic era), and am a competitive pianist and composer. I also love to garden (feel free to ask for pictures any time) and have recently fundraised and planted a rose garden for a DC homeless shelter I play piano for every week (as part of their sound empowerment program).
I look forward to working with you!
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY at Geneseo - Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
Graduate Degree: Georgetown University - Master of Science, Physiology
Piano, classical music, composing, writing, gardening, cooking, fitness/lifting, and volunteering with the homeless