I have lived on 4 different continents and it has both been a challenging and amazing experience. My interest in education sparked from moving so much and exploring different school systems and ways of learning.
I have two Bachelor's degrees, in Biology and Philosophy from Barry University in south Florida, and a Master's in Bioethics and Society from King's College London in the UK. During the day I am a research assistant and work on several different projects ranging from philosophical bioethics, to science advice, and laboratory biomedical research (infectious disease). When I am not working I am involved in community service or my own creative enterprises. While new here on Varsity Tutors I have been tutoring and teaching in person and online for about 7 years. I was a teaching assistant in college for a year and held private French lessons to elementary school kids for 2 years. I have also spent two summers teaching full-time high school courses in the sciences, social studies, and philosophy.
I am super enthusiastic and passionate and would describe my approach to teaching as student-centered. I emphasize immersion, hands-on activities, skill and aptitude development, and critical thinking over mere memorization and regurgitation.
I am aware that exam prep and testing can be a real cause of stress for some students, I always strive to tailor my teaching style with strategies to build confidence and help students feel more mindful, relaxed, and proficient.
I am comfortable working with grade school students, undergraduates, and as well as adult learners.
I am only available to tutor online, my subjects include science, AP and IB Biology, undergrad biology courses, Philosophy (AP, IB, and undergrad), English Literature, French K-12 (C'est ma premiere langue! It's my first language!).
I am also a freelance content writer and editor and will be happy to use my experience to help with your English lit assignments, essays or thesis as well as college /scholarships/grad school applications. I find that there is nothing more fulfilling on this earth than to help another person do, achieve, and become better. I hope I can also support you on your journey!
Undergraduate Degree: Barry University - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy
Undergraduate Degree: Barry University - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: King's College - Master of Science, Bioethics and Medical Ethics
Reading, debate and long conversations, going to the beach, science, anime and manga, my blog (@theanimephilosopher.blog), bubble tea outings, ancient history, arts and culture, letter writing, tea.
College Application Essays
Elementary School Science
High School Biology
High School English
Middle School English
Middle School Writing