Graduate of the University of Miami. My major was in biochemistry, and with minors in physics, chemistry, math, and biology. I've worked in research since graduation, at first investigating anti-malarial compounds and then moving on to cell signaling as seen in cancer.
I consider the real sciences to be the driving force for the improvement of our world. With the current trends in media of promoting scientific illiteracy ("documentaries" on mermaids), a solid foundation in the sciences (math, physics, chemistry, biology, microbiology, biochemistry) will prevent a regression to the Dark Ages.
The best thing about science lies in that it's not a system of memorizing pointless trivia, but rather develops logic by having a set of first principles that can be applied in a consistent way to solve any problem presented.
My non-science experience in high school (AP courses in the social sciences and English) has continued as a way of having a well rounded education.
In terms of my tutoring style, I'm a firm believer in having an open dialogue about the subject matter. Having me give a lecture probably won't be any better than what you experience in class. I like to take a look at the big picture (first principles) first, as having this foundation will lessen the need for any memorization. I encourage questioning, and in the sciences believe in working through some examples.
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