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Sofia G.

San Francisco, CA

$50/hr

Yale Grad Specializing in Biology and MCAT

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Yale Grad Specializing in Biology and MCAT

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I am an experienced tutor and I love working with peers and students. As an undergraduate at Yale College, I majored in biology and tutored middle school students in reading, writing, and math for three years. I currently work as a research technician at UCSF and am eager to continue to hone my skills through tutoring. I prefer working with high school and college students, though I also enjoy and have experience working with younger students.

I achieved an excellent score on the MCAT in April 2013 after studying for it independently. Thus I have a coherent, successful strategy for excelling on all sections of the test. Although this exam can be really intimidating, I found that a methodical, rational approach with a combination of content review and familiarization with the style of the test was successful.

I have also extensively studied the humanities and am experienced in helping peers and students structure papers, edit their writing, and develop proofreading and writing skills.

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Organic Chemistry
Language:
Italian
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
Biology, Chemistry, English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
MCAT,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Italian, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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MCAT

I am highly qualified to tutor students for the MCAT because I achieved an excellent score when I took the exam in April 2013 (36 total score: 13 Verbal Reasoning, 11 Physical Sciences, 12 Biological Sciences). I studied for the exam independently, without taking a prep class. Therefore I have a coherent and successful strategy for approaching this intimidating exam that involves a balance between reviewing content and becoming familiar with the unique type of questions on the exam.

Organic Chemistry

I am qualified to tutor in Organic chemistry because I studied it for two semesters at Yale College and earned a B, and an A- in the corresponding lab course. Organic chemistry is essential for understanding biology, and as a biology major I used my skills in organic chemistry regularly, and continue to do so in my research position. I also excelled on the section of the MCAT that deals with organic chemistry and biology, earning a score of 12.

Yale College
Biology

Education

Yale College (Biology)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sofia will travel within 4 miles of San Francisco, CA 94114.


About Sofia

I am an experienced tutor and I love working with peers and students. As an undergraduate at Yale College, I majored in biology and tutored middle school students in reading, writing, and math for three years. I currently work as a research technician at UCSF and am eager to continue to hone my skills through tutoring. I prefer working with high school and college students, though I also enjoy and have experience working with younger students.

I achieved an excellent score on the MCAT in April 2013 after studying for it independently. Thus I have a coherent, successful strategy for excelling on all sections of the test. Although this exam can be really intimidating, I found that a methodical, rational approach with a combination of content review and familiarization with the style of the test was successful.

I have also extensively studied the humanities and am experienced in helping peers and students structure papers, edit their writing, and develop proofreading and writing skills.

Education

Yale College
Biology

Education

Yale College (Biology)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of San Francisco, CA 94114

Sofia’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Organic Chemistry
Language:
Italian
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
Biology, Chemistry, English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
MCAT,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Italian, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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