I'm currently a doctoral student at USC studying systems biology and disease. I have spent years teaching/tutoring students of various ages and grade levels. I began in high school where I tutored local high school and elementary students as part of the California Scholarship Federation at my high school, and I continued tutoring local students privately while completing my undergrad work at UCLA. But I really developed my passion for teaching while I was working on my master's degree at Cal State Northridge. I spent two years as a teaching assistant where I got to teach a variety of college-level biology courses to undergraduate students. My time as a teaching assistant allowed me to realize just how important proper teaching is, as well as how much I enjoyed working directly with students.
My teaching style places a strong emphasis on the student's organizational skills, as well as teaching them studying methods that they can apply to other subjects as well. I firmly believe that the lessons they take away from my teaching sessions should be applicable to any other subject they study, not just the ones we work on together. My specialty is definitely anything in the biological sciences, but I am also very comfortable with chemistry and physics, as well as with basic SAT math/reading/and standardized test-style writing.
In addition to teaching/tutoring, I am also very capable of guiding/mentoring students who wish to pursue higher levels of education such as PhD programs and medical school. I am working on my own PhD and I work very closely with medical students, residents, and attending physicians (my graduate adviser is actually a pediatric surgeon).
So if you are looking for someone who can not only offer expert teaching/tutoring abilities, but can also help guide you through the rigors of higher education, I am definitely the person you're looking for!
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