Hi, my name is Darby and I'm from the Chicago-land area! I graduated from Grand Valley State University with honors in 2017, majoring in medical laboratory science. There I received many scholarships due to my academic success and developed an appreciation for some classes I had previously disliked in high school. I changed my major two weeks into the start of freshman year, trying to avoid taking many chemistry and physics classes; But after my first week in those courses, I had a newly piqued interest. I believe it was my professors that sold me on how chemistry and physics could be fun. They were always encouraging students to ask questions, and instead of rushing through the material to meet deadlines, they made sure students understood instead of simply regurgitating. Their passion for teaching topics most shy away from, and selling me on enjoying the material myself, instilled the want to share this knowledge and teaching style with others.
In 2019, I began tutoring a local middle school student in my area and started to receive more inquiries, leading me to Varsity Tutors. I prefer to tutor one on one; Doing so allows me to focus on one student, making sure they understand the material being taught. Not everyone learns the same way, which is why some students search for tutors or classmates to explain things differently than presented by their teacher. I can offer a different lens on the subjects I would like to offer help. I believe not every tutor is a great fit for every student. Most students will need to try a few tutors before they find a match they are comfortable with. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or if you would like to schedule a lesson!
Undergraduate Degree: Grand Valley State University - Bachelor of Science, Clinical Laboratory Science
ACT Math: 33
I am an avid video gamer who also has a small local painting business. I have been accepted to medical school this year and look forward to becoming a physician to better help others utilizing my skill set. I've been to over twenty countries and have played soccer since I was four!
Anatomy & Physiology
AP Studio Art: Drawing
ASCP Board of Certification - American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification
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