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I am an experienced tutor with three years of experience with multiple agencies. I have experience teaching organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physics, biology, physiology & anatomy, and all math subjects up to calculus II. High yield sessions are offered for last minute exam prep.
GROUP RATES OFFERED AT SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNT:
Although individualized approaches are optimal for most applications there are few exceptions where I would suggest working with a partner (maximum group of 3), particularly when learning biology, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and physics for the first time. I have students integrate their past knowledge to debate what they believe happens at the molecular level to explain macroscopic phenomena. I then analyze the discussion to find areas in the students' foundation that may need more work. Group rates can be offered for most situations, but if you are interested in learning any of the above subjects for the first time, it may be helpful to consider the small group dynamic!
STANDARDIZED EXAM TUTORING EXPERIENCE:
MCAT (Physical Science and Biological Science)
AP Subject Exams (Chemistry, Physics, Calculus AB/BC, Biology)
SAT Subject Exams (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math Level 2)
SAT (Math and Verbal)
ACT (Math, Science, and Verbal)
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”
To transform students into independent learners.
Like other tutors, I am a results-based individual with very high standards and have been described by one parent as “hell bent” in maximizing my students' potential. My approach however is unconventional.
I tailor fit my lesson plans to each student. More often then not, poor performance has not been a result of a disability as my students initially claim but a combination of anxiety, poor foundation, and discouragement. My goal is to not only treat the symptom (single test performance) but “cure” their difficulties through motivation and reassessing their foundational understanding. I am able to do this because of my interdisciplinary background and can work with students who are pursuing almost all career paths and integrate the knowledge as they will be doing down the road. I like to work with parents to help create the right learning environment and also to receive feedback so I can make necessary adjustments.
Physics --> I focus greatly on understanding vectors and introduce a bit of calculus concepts. What this does is allow students to began thinking in a more abstract fashion before they approach the core laws in physics.
Inorganic Chemistry --> Rather than force equations on students, I use dimensional analysis to help students understand where the equations come from and why they work. I also spend more time helping students visualize what is happening at the molecular level to explain concepts (ex. Why is the pH at a certain level at every level of a weak acid – strong base titration curve)
Organic Chemistry --> I spend a significant amount of time reminding students of acid-base chemistry and equilibrium (inorganic chemistry concepts) so that mechanisms no longer have to fully memorized but can be understood. This has significantly helped students with the fabricated “intimidation factor” of orgo as well as with the learning.
My students approach the next level of their education much more prepared then their peers in not only the class I tutored them in, but in related classes I have introduced due to my interdisciplinary methods. Because of my diverse background, I offer some insight into what they can expect down the road and how they should prepare for whatever career paths they have an interest in. You will find my students, even my more anxious ones, transform into individuals who are ready for fast-paced environments achieved through being “put on the spot” to simulate test conditions. My students have achieved top percentiles in both their classes and standardized class and more importantly, are ready to independently succeed in their future coursework. My goal is reached when a student who required my assistance everyday during a first semester only has only a few questions the following semester in the more difficult course to clarify some concepts.
B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
M.S. Physiology and Biophysics
MCAT Physical Science: 14 Biological Science: 14 Verbal: 11 --> Total 39 (99 percentile)
SAT: 800 Math (First attempt) 750 Verbal 740 Writing --> Total: 2290
GRE Math: 800 (First Attempt)
SAT II Bio-M: 800
SAT Math Level 2: 800
-Industry experience in pharmaceutical, textile, agricultural, and petrochemical companies
-Full time employment as analytical chemist
-Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) certified in NJ and VA
-Former Intern at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
-Worked in various medical research labs in basic research and applied research
-Community Emergency Response Team for Washington, DC
-County tennis champion at local high school (J.P. Stevens for Middlesex County)
-Held various leadership positions in college including HOSTING 200+ attendee conference for American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Please contact me for more information!
B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University
I have experience tutoring at a local elementary school in all subjects when I was in high school and did so weekly.
I scored 94-96 percentile on the MCAT with previous tutoring experience.
Awesome — Update: Victor is truly an excellent tutor. We are now into the new school year (2013-2014) and my daughter as well as the family is confident that she will do excellent in her courses because of Victor's teaching and mentor-ship. The value you receive that makes Victor a stand out is, for example, when my daughter gets a 95 or 100 on her quizzes and tests he doesn't let her feel that's it. Thi ...
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