Hi students! I'm Nisha, and I am very excited to share my interest in the sciences with you, and look forward to helping you understand the material and feel more confident in your abilities. I will graduate as a Biology (B.S.) and Public Health (B.A.) major and will be attending medical school starting in the Fall of 2020. I have taken numerous science and public health coursework and have field and lab based research experiences that provide me with a valuable background to not only take on challenges and think analytically, but pass these angles of thinking to students.
I have been tutoring through my undergraduate institution for the past 3.5 years, and have experience tutoring individual and group sessions. Learning and teaching go hand-in-hand, and I have learned how to navigate my tutoring style to best fit the student's learning style.
I believe that learning a topic or concept is not about sole memorization; learning is synthesizing the information gained into a model that can be applied to solve more complex problems. Connections to practical and real-world settings have helped me synthesize material, and upper level science classes have helped me develop fine attention to detail. Public health coursework and experiences have allowed me to contextualize these learnings within community situations. I believe that I channel these strengths effectively as a tutor in order to allow me to form connections with what the students value most, and mold lessons that will provide a valuable platform to synthesize the material.
Equally as important is understanding weaknesses and being able to target those during sessions. I realized this the most while studying for the MCAT (medical school admissions exam) and found that targeting my weaknesses was one of the most effective strategies to improve my way of thinking and understanding a topic. While it is exciting to practice strengths, I believe that first, recognizing and acknowledging one's weaker points, and then being able to act on those specifically is most helpful when learning. As a tutor, I help students recognize and acknowledge their weaknesses first, and work together to figure out how to most effectively practice these.
Together with my students, I look forward to practicing scientific concepts and working through analytical challenges! As a continuing student myself, I will connect students with valuable and relevant resources. Science is like a team-based, collaborative sport, and working and talking through topics with someone else is one of the best ways to learn!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Muhlenberg College - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 31
ACT Reading: 33
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