In May 2006 I earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Biomedical Engineering. There I became proficient in engineering and mathematical applications and was a TA for a computer graphing course. After college I was employed at a biomedical software engineering company where I was a liaison between medical professionals and computer engineers and became proficient in computer sciences.
I'm currently working towards a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. My courses of study have a heavy focus on clinical and biological applications and allow for flexibility in scheduling tutoring sessions. When I'm not in class, I swim, play tennis and the oboe, teach First Aid/CPR certification courses for the American Red Cross, and for the past 6 years I have volunteered as an EMT.
My educational background lends itself to tutoring not only in the biological and medical sciences, but mathematics, engineering, and computer graphics. I have had a variety of formal and informal teaching opportunities in the past ranging from young band members and high school biology students to adults enrolled in Red Cross courses and training hospital staff to use newly installed healthcare software. Because of my varied experiences, I am skilled at adapting my methods to best meet the needs of the learner. I teach by asking the student prompting questions so the student can practice the thought processes that lead them to determining correct answers on their own. This increases the success rate on examinations and enhances the critical thinking skills necessary in the 'real world'. I also provide practical real-life examples that relate the material to familiar situations and allow the learner to see the relevance in the topic.
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