I graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Biology. During my undergraduate career, I had the opportunity to tutor for the campus Learning Assistance and Resource Center as an Anatomy and Physiology and Organic Chemistry tutor for over two years. As a tutor, I supplemented professor lecture instruction with additional material support in small group sessions. I mentored and demonstrated effective active learning and efficient studying techniques supporting the study of the human body and various organic reactions. Over the course of my time tutoring at West Chester, I was able to progress through a series of College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification levels, ultimately achieving Master Tutor Level III status. These tutoring certification courses demanded demonstration of proficiency and understanding in the following areas:
-Self-regulated learning, brain learning, and/or memory
-How to tutor/deal with target populations
-The role of learning centers in higher education
-Structuring the learning experience
-Training and supervising other tutors
-Group management skills
Upon graduating, I worked as a Neurodiagnostic Technologist at Geisinger Medical Center. In this role, I held primary responsibility for observation of patients admitted to the epilepsy monitoring unit through continuous EEG recording and audio/video monitoring. Specifically, I preserved the integrity of both scalp and intracranial EEG electrodes by conducting bi-hourly impedance inspections and performing appropriate electrode fixing or disconnects. I am also an incoming osteopathic medical student and will be attending the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine beginning in the fall of 2020.
Personally, I find that an understanding of science, particularly of the biological disciplines, offers a beautiful lens through which we can all view the world. This can help us appreciate the miracles of life around us each and every day. I derive great personal satisfaction in assisting others with their own personal scientific understanding of the world. It is my pleasure to facilitate this worldly understanding in the individuals that I tutor, because an enhanced understanding of the biological sciences will improve critical thinking and abstract application to a multitude of modern day problems to help make the earth a better place for us all. To this extent, I strive to help each client achieve their unique and individual goals by carefully listening to how they learn, what they need most from a tutor, and what type of actionable plan should be designed to offer improvement of content comprehension, study technique, abstract application, and/or internal motivation. I will do everything I can to improve your progress towards your goals related to the various scientific domains within the natural life sciences, particularly related to the specific subjects I tutor:
-Anatomy and Physiology
I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals with these courses and your dreams with science.