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Vanessa

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Growing up in Miami, Florida it was hard to find someone to help me with school, as many people that live there are non-native English speakers. I saw this gap in education in many first-generation American students like myself. Therefore, I took it upon myself to create a mentoring program where I had my first tutoring experience. I had students from elementary to high school and was able to tutor them on various topics, especially science, which is my passion! I was able to discover my own learning style and it allowed me to thrive in medical school. My goal is to help my students learn their own learning style and become independent learners. As a new doctor, teaching is fundamental in our growth as practitioners, as we are always teaching patients about their diseases and management.
I am passionate about helping students because I know how it feels when someone tries to teach me something but doesn't take the time to explain it. Memorizing things is easy, however, once you truly understand something, you know it forever.
I took this passion with me all the way to medical school and was hand selected by the pathology professor to become the teaching assistant at my medical school. As a teaching assistant, I was able to hold both full-class and one-on-one tutoring sessions. Pathology is notoriously the most difficult class in medical school, so I was honored to be selected as the tutor as the professor selects the two highest performing students in her class. I am looking forward to starting medical residency next year, because as a physician, I will always be a lifelong learner and teacher.
Science is my favorite subject to learn and tutor because there is a lot of reasoning involved. People often think that science is solely memorization however this is a misconception. Science is highly organized, and works in systems. Once one understands a specific system or concept that is being studied, it makes the rest of the work so much more fun.
Outside of medical school, I love to cook, go for a long bike ride, head to the beach or catch the latest musical (pre-covid of course). I work hard in my studies but always make some time for friends, family and myself. I'm looking forward to getting to know you as a student and your learning style to meet your academic goals!

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Vanessa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Florida Atlantic University - Bachelor in Arts, Humanities

Graduate Degree: Saint James School of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

Hobbies

Interests: Medicine, musical theater Hobbies: Rugby, hiking, cooking, singing

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

Biology

CLEP Prep

CLEP Human Growth and Development

CLEP Humanities

Clinical Psychiatry

COMLEX

Elementary School

Elementary School English

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

Endocrinology

English

Histology

Immunology

Life Sciences

Medical Terminology

Medicine

Microbiology

Middle School

Middle School English

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

NBME - National Board of Medical Examiners

Neurobiology

Neuroscience

Other

Pathology

Pathophysiology

Pharmacology

Professional Certifications

Reading

Science

Social Sciences

Test Prep

USMLE

Writing

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