I am currently a 3rd year medical student working towards my M.D! I graduated from Pennsylvania State University (main campus, State College PA) spring of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science from the Eberly College of Science. I passed my USMLE Step 1 exam this year, so I am really passionate about this exam and other medicine/science based exams and helping students prepare to get the best possible score they can attain by mastering basic sciences, proper study techniques, and creating a schedule that works great for them. I achieved dean's list for my first two years of medical school and became a medical sciences tutor for the Academy of Teaching and Learning in my medical school. I was also a molecular biology teaching assistant in Penn State during my undergraduate years and led a class of students in teaching them cell biology, creating my own lesson plans, DNA lab techniques, grading lab reports, and holding office hours to tutor them individually on topics they needed help with. While science /health care field entrance exams, USMLE step 1, NMBE, clinical psychology/medical fields, and medical school basic sciences prep encompass my areas of expertise to tutor, I am also very passionate about and have experience with tutoring students from elementary school to high school across various subjects. I was a summer camp counselor the summer before medical school in a children's camp, and I have been tutoring my 15 year old brother since he was in preschool, so I enjoy teaching children of different ages and abilities.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - Bachelor of Science, Premedicine
Graduate Degree: Ross University School of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine, Community Health and Preventive Medicine
My favorite hobby is actually teaching because I feel rewarded every time I can help someone understand something better and move towards their goals. I love doing yoga daily-I am a huge fan of the calmness it brings and helps me stay healthy and fit. I also do a combination of zumba and running every other day throughout the week which help me stay focused and push myself to work hard daily. I am a huge fan of journal writing to express myself, as well as reading all sorts of historic fiction and fairy tales! Jane Austen novels and Grimm's fairy tales are some of my favorites. I enjoy cooking healthy meals that taste good such as kale pizza, kale chips, kale spinach dip, kale smoothie-I think I make myself pretty clear on how much I love kale. Disney is a very important part of my life and not only because I have a passion for fairy tales, but also because each Disney film or book portrays at least one life enhancing lesson we can all embrace throughout life. Cinderella reminding us to never stop dreaming has helped me stay motivated towards all my dreams!
College Application Essays
Elementary School English
High School English
High School Writing
K-11th Grade Standardized Tests Prep
MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
NBME - National Board of Medical Examiners