Dear potential students and parents,
I am quite sure that majority of students and parents who come to this reputable site believe in the important role that quality tutoring/mentoring play in academic success. Considering the state of the economy and the cost of tutoring, it is always understandable that parents and students will always want great value for every dollar they pay. In middle school, I sought assistance in mathematics
, and I made sure that my tutor gave me exactly what I paid for. In that light, please understand that I will even set the bar higher than you expected.
As a Summa Cum Laude graduate (BS. Chemistry
, Albany State University, 2010), and a Magna Cum Laude graduate (BSc. Natural Resources, University of Science
and Technology, 2005), I aspire to become a research scientist in infectious diseases, and also teach in one of the world's leading research universities. However, my ultimate priority has always been the satisfaction of my students or peers whether in class or life in general and humanity at large. Money, although an important incentive has never been the driving force behind my quest to tutor students. In fact, I have volunteered my services at no cost to students and my colleagues more than I have tutored for money! It is the ultimate satisfaction that I get whenever I help say, a student making a C
or failing a class to finish that class with a B+ or better that drives me to tutor. It is the spirit in me that seeks perfection and satisfaction in others and in whatever I do that motivates me to tutor.
While a chemistry student at Albany State University, I tutored my colleagues in pre-calculus
, chemistry, organic chemistry
, among other classes for free! Since I already had a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources before deciding to become a premed student, I was older and more experienced than majority of my classmates. However, as an ardent believer in inclusion, team work and intellectual accommodation, I used my prior college background and experiences to assist my colleagues in laboratories and homework assignments. Subsequently, I was able to establish excellent professional inter-personal relationships with them; an attribute that is very important in being a coach or tutor of students at any level on the academic ladder.
In the above three paragraphs, we have heard of my belief in quality tutoring that is not inspired by money, my belief in high expectations with respect to academic success, and above all, my inclusive attitude toward a team-based approach to success that emphasizes professional inter-personal relationships. If after reading
these paragraphs, you are convinced that this is the person you want to hire as a tutor for yourself, a friend, or a son/daughter, then read the genesis of my passion for tutoring below:
As a student at Albany State University, I spent majority of my 'free time' volunteering in my mentor's physics
research laboratory. It was during this time that I met a female colleague who was struggling in our general chemistry class. She offered to pay me to tutor her but I was quite hesitant since I did not like the idea of taking money from a person that I was taking a class with in order to assist her. After, several appeals, I decided to assist her at no cost and without any attached strings. She had a grade of D after the mid-term exams before we started studying together. However, through hard work, encouragement, and respect for each other, we worked together for her to make a final grade of B in general chemistry. I was exempted from the finals. To me, the sense of joy and confidence that I saw in her eyes after seeing her grade were non-quantifiable and more important than any money she could have given me. I felt so fulfilled and accomplished after that. Today, she is a middle-grade science teacher and I am so proud to have had the opportunity to be part of her success story.
Eventually, I signed up officially, and tutored in several courses including general chemistry, biology, biochemistry, calculus
/pre-calculus and later in physical chemistry. Through my passion for research and my mastery of oral presentations, I volunteered to assist in power point
presentations and research projects at no cost. I have always believed in collective success from childhood. I believe that if we help each other to succeed, there will be less competition and envy in this world. To me, personal success and failure for my mentees or colleagues is a collective failure for us all. This is my principal philosophy
Please, if you believe in a person who puts value on inclusion, respect for his students, and high expectations on academic success through team work and professional inter-personal relationships, then Tutor "Brain A" will always be at your service. Whether you are in middle school, high school or in college, I would be glad to work with you. I also assist students to write their personal statements for graduate, pharmacy, nursing
, and medical school. It will be a privilege to tutor non-traditional students preparing for the ASVAB
, or the COMPASS test.
Thank you and stay blessed!