I received my bachelor's degree in Chemistry (Concentration in Biochemistry) from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and since I intensely studied both subjects, I will be available for chemistry, biology, and general science tutoring. While at college, I tutored for the General Chemistry classes for three years. I loved getting to help students, and I learned that one of my unique skills is being able to teach the same material in different ways to cater to the learning styles of each student. For example, some students think in terms of math, while others are more visual learners or need to manipulate things because they are tactile learners. I have tutored in chemistry long enough that I am usually able to explain the concepts in the way that is most understandable for each student. I absolutely love tutoring Chemistry because it is abstract enough that it allows for various learning styles to be used. While I was employed as a tutor, I was also trained in ways to ask questions in order to essentially help students find the answers to their own questions; this is an incredibly powerful tool, as it forces them to think through the information in a new way, thus teaching them to be better learners as well as problem-solvers.
After graduating college, I spent 3.5 years doing research at the National Cancer Institute, so I had daily exposure to a wide range of biology-related fields. I am currently preparing to apply for medical school this summer, and I hope to eventually become an MD-PhD who researches cancer and works with cancer patients. In addition to taking courses and working on applications, I will be spending the next year tutoring, helping my parents run their commercial greenhouse, and hiking with my newly-adopted dog (he's from Russia!). I am looking forward to tutoring in the sciences again, and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions about me, my tutoring style, etc.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Alaska Fairbanks - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems: 130
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