I am a retired Medical Doctor who has served the Phoenix area for years, caring for approximately 12,000 patients in the areas of Psychiatry and General Medicine. I now have transitioned into Teaching, and am a Certified Substitute for the Dysart Unified School District and the Deer Valley Unified School District, where I have been invited to teach a number of subjects, including Science subjects such as Biology and Honors Biology on a long-term basis. I am happy now to use my Science background to instruct individual students in these areas, so as to help each student obtain their most optimal grades and testing scores.
I believe that with proper individualized instruction, students can achieve the highest test scores and grades that are possible. Such higher grades and testing scores on the part of the student can open the door to better educational opportunities in the future and even scholarships and other awards along the way. Sometimes all that is needed is a fresh look at a subject from a different instructor and/or a different perspective, and help with certain problem areas of a subject that can be holding down a student's grade due to a lack of understanding of even just one or two core concepts.
In my tutoring sessions, I begin by reviewing the student's areas of concern, with emphasis on examining the quizzes and tests that a student has been given. I pinpoint areas that need to be learned, relearned, and/or reinforced. I will do these by walking through the areas verbally, pictorially, and conceptually. I will pull appropriate worksheets that the student will work on in order to practice the material that is being covered in our tutoring sessions. I may offer custom-designed worksheets as necessary to cover a student's educational needs in any given subject.
I also try to make learning fun, to make learning an important and an even vital activity for each student. It is my goal to make the learning experience one of enjoyment so that a student may begin to feel good about learning and achieving academic success.
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