To understand my perspective on education, it is important to know my background. I am the son of a former New York City administrator and educator. I started learning math at the age of three as I was enrolled in a Montessori school as a toddler. Knowing that the quality of the education students were receiving in NYC public schools, my mother sacrificed and sent me to a private parochial school from 1st-8th grade.
I tested into Brooklyn Technical High School, one of the three specialized high schools in New York City, but opted to attended a school that had a pre-med program in my borough. I took anatomy and advanced placement courses and earned a National Merit Scholarship based on my PSAT performance.
I then attended the leading historically Black university, Howard University, where I majored in Biology an minored in Chemistry. I went on to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), attend graduate and medical school and I received Masters and Doctoral degrees in Genetics and Human Genetics.
I matriculated through the first two years of medical school and successfully passed Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam of USMLE.
In addition to the concepts covered in the classes and courses, I am also very familiar with the application processes and all of the standardized tests required for entry into both graduate and medical school as well as their respective prep courses.
My teaching philosophy is that any student can learn any concept if it is presented in a way that is compatible with their learning style. The concept of learning style is one that I was introduced to rather late in my academic career. However, I think this is the key and a major reason that many students struggle in school. After being introduced to the concept, I could identify the reasons that I performed so much better in high school biology than I did in chemistry.
With this understanding, one of the first things I ask student I tutor is if they know what their learning style is. If they don't, recommend they use a free online assessment to find out. If you are interested in working with me and do not know what your learning style is, please take a few minutes to take a learning style assessment and find out. You will be glad you did.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Howard University - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Howard University - Doctor of Philosophy, Genetics
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