I am a graduate Stuyvesant High School and Columbia University with a B.A. in Biophysics and a concentration in pre-medical sciences. My tutoring efforts at Columbia have involved helping other students in college mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. I have recently taken the MCATS and will be attending medical school this year. I am also proficient with computer programming, namely, HTML, C, JAVA, and MATLAB. My other interests include astronomy, astrophotography, and photography.
I have been tutoring students for approximately eight years now in various subjects. My method of teaching can be broken down into three general steps. First, I gauge the student's background and request them to consider everything they know about the subject. Putting down your thoughts and what you know about the subject are the first step towards learning. Second, I approach the subject from its fundamentals - teaching the core principles of each topic. From there, I attempt to teach them how to branch off and consolidate their learnings to create and formulate more complex ideas. I also think testing is crucial to understanding what we don't understand. To that extent, I formulate my own conceptual questions which test whether or not the student truly comprehended the topic.
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