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Sruthi A.

Medical Student with background in math, science and English

Rockville, MD (20850)

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I have always been described as a wonderful student. Throughout my younger years and into my medical school education, I have always excelled, graduating magna cum laude from my undergraduate school, winning various research awards, and gaining a residency position at a nationally acclaimed and ranked institution. I say this not to brag, but to link my success with my love of learning, which has fueled my success. I understand the level of time, dedication, and attention to detail required to fully master a subject, and I wish to transfer that to whomever I have the pleasure of teaching.

I spent many years of high school and college tutoring students for the SAT examination, as well as many siblings and family friends. I realize that such subjects require repetition and varied approaches, and I am willing to provide these during teaching sessions. I worked with children of all different backgrounds through tutoring programs provided by my high school, and participated in after school sessions to work with high school students in classes I had already taken.

I also have tutored in various biology and psychology college courses. During college, I worked with a tutoring program sponsored through my undergraduate school to mentor and tutor students applying to medical school. In particular, I enjoyed teaching biology and psychology because those subjects comprised my major and minor degrees, respectively. I always received favorable reviews and continued to tutor for the rest of my undergraduate career. During medical school, I did not let my interest in teaching lapse. I am currently enrolled in the Medical Education Curriculum, which instructs me on how to become a better educator, and I bring those skills to my tutoring sessions.

I also have experience coaching students with writing assignments, as I spent a year as a research assistant. During that year, I was placed as the head of a research section, and all research projects and proposals were proofread and approved by me before being submitted to a journal. I excelled in this position was awarded the annual research award from my institution.

I hold my students, as well as myself, to a high standard, because I know that any subject can be conquered with the right approach. I often ask for feedback and modify my tutoring methods based on the student’s progress.

My time is flexible. I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, but will work with you to schedule make up classes. I will travel to a common place that is comfortable for the student, or we can choose a local library.

Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you towards your goals!

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Sruthi’s subjects

ACT English

During high school, I prepared for both the ACT and SAT, and did well on both practice tests. I have also tutored various students to prepare for the ACT and SAT.

Algebra 1

Throughout high school I was always placed in the advanced mathematics classes, and due to my first grasp on the subject, took Algebra in middle school as well as in high school. I also tutored my younger siblings and other students in the subject. I feel that the best approach to math based classes is to review the student's grasp on the subject first, fill in gaps of knowledge with easily understood principles, and then to practice, practice, practice with questions and review sources.

Anatomy

As a medical student, my expertise is in anatomy and biology. I have taken numerous classes in human anatomy, starting in high school and continuing to my higher levels of education. I find that models and interactive guides online help with memorization, and I can compose fun trivia games for students to make the memorization more fun.

Biology

My entire educational career has focused on biology, and I believe that my passion for the subject shines through when I teach it. I believe that the best way to have a student engage is to make the subject most applicable to their everyday life. For example, if they are an athlete, I would explain the cardiovascular system and its advantages to maintaining perfusion in the body during intense exercise.

Cooking

I have taken various cooking classes for pleasure from high school all the way through graduate school. Recently, I have started taking classes from Sur La Table, a gourmet cooking class which makes classic recipes attainable at home. I am energetic, enthusiastic, and love food. I have been cooking my entire life and dishes are always homemeade and range from comforting (mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese) to healthy (oil-less frittata, white bean chili, low fat chicken salad), to luxurious (mushroom coated steak, crab cakes, shrimp scampi).

Elementary Math

I have assisted various family friends and students in elementary level math. I have babysat for most of adolescent and adult life, and with that, comes helping the children with their homework. I realize that not every child enjoys math, but I try to entice them by making a game out of the math problems, or rewarding them with breaks for a few minutes between problem sets. I find that this, along with patience, allows me to teach the child through repetition.

English

I have tutored various high school and college students in English, vocabulary building, and proof reading. I understand the importance of a strong English background, as this knowledge will be used to construct a student's college essay, as well as their applications to future graduate schools or jobs. During my medical school career, I worked as a research assistant where my primary role was to proofread and assist in the production of manuscripts.

ESL/ESOL

As a child of immigrants, I realize the struggles which occur when teaching a child a new language, as well as the frustration of being caught between two worlds. I attended ESOL during my elementary school years and find that repetition and interesting ways of learning are crucial for the student to grasp the language.

Genetics

I have taken various genetics courses throughout my high school, undergraduate and medical school career. I have also worked in a genetics lab and understand the multitude of knowledge necessary for this course. I served as a student tutor for this subject during my undergraduate career and I believe that my exposure and interest in this field shows when I teach my students.

Geometry

I see geometry as an art. I recall taking the course and it's required state examination, and also remembering that I was the only on the class who chose to solve a particular problem outside of the "traditional" way, but still received full credit. I understand that different students' minds work in different, creative ways, and that geometry is a way to foster this. I have tutored students in this subject in high school and have continued to tutor family friends in the subject in the last few years.

Literature

As a graduate of the International Baccalaureate program in high school, along with an intense love for literature that I followed into college and medical school, I believe literature builds a creative foundation for understanding the world around us today. I seek to kindle and fuel a student's fire for understanding the great works of literature, as well as making the most prominent motifs and imagery understood.

Microbiology

A large portion of my college and medical school curriculum focused on microbiology. I believe that I have an extensive background in the field, and have many simplified texts that I would share with the student which allow for a very easy grasp of a sometimes overwhelming subject.

Nutrition

I have always been very interested in nutrition, and took various classes in it during my undergraduate career, as well in my medical school education. I understand it from a biological perspective, as I was a biology major in undergraduate school and continued to use that knowledge while counseling my patients in medical school.

In addition, I have helped other students create food diaries, enroll in fitness classes, group challenges and other motivating activities.

Physiology

Throughout my undergraduate and medical school career, physiology has been the cornerstone of my education. I believe that understanding the processes of our bodies allows for a much larger, global understanding of all human processes. I have tutored various students in this subject in undergraduate school, and always try to make the subject more applicable to them. For example, if the student is an athlete, I would explain to them how certain modifications (such as increased heart rate, blood flow, oxygenation, etc) are essential for a work out.

Prealgebra

I believe that the key to making math classes applicable to students is to break down more complicated problems in a series of small, manageable steps. I have tutored both high school and college students in math and feel that the greatest success comes from tackling a large problem and seeing it as a series of smaller, more conquerable problems. I have always had success teaching math and find that students relate to me because I keep my teaching fun, varied, and interesting.

Proofreading

During my high school and undergraduate career I worked in various writing centers that proofread students essays, as well as worked with students to make their writing more clear and concise. During my medical school education, I served as a research assistant, where my primary duty was proofread manuscripts and correct them until they were ready to be submitted to a journal.

Psychology

My minor in college was in psychology, and I loved the field. I found it so remarkably interesting, and continued my minor in it (although it was not required for me to graduate) because of my immense fascination with the subject. Furthermore, throughout medical school, I received an extensive education on psychology and psychiatry.

Public Speaking

As a research assistant, one my duties was to prepare students for projects and presentations. This meant that I helped them prepare their talk, as well watched them deliver the presentation many times over in order to perfect it. I understand that public speaking is linked to confidence, and confidence is built by practicing.

Reading

I believe that reading skills are best taught by engaging the student in reading interesting and varied passages. In addition, by testing that student with various games that assess their reading comprehension. This also allows me to see how well the student is understanding and processing a passage, and what the areas that require additional attention are.

SAT Math

I understand how important the SAT tests are for students, and I strive to teach them the essentials to doing well on the SAT. This includes timed sessions of questions, as well as targeting areas that the student feels particularly weak in. I also keep track of the student's practice scores in order to monitor their progress, as well as motivate the student by showing them improvement.

SAT Reading

I have also tutored various students in SAT classes, as well as attended many SAT classes myself, so I have learned various techniques which are helpful. I believe that reading skills are best taught by engaging the student in reading interesting and varied passages. In addition, by testing that student with various games that assess their reading comprehension. This also allows me to see how well the student is understanding and processing a passage, and what the areas that require additional attention are.

SAT Writing

The writing section of the SAT requires concentration and an ability to write concisely. As a previous SAT tutor and a research assistant who proofread and helped construct manuscripts, I understand how to break up an essay into manageable chunks for a student to approach during a timed, stressful situation, such as the SAT.

Study Skills

As a medical student, I understand the importance of strong study skills. I believe that students can excel in any subject, as long as they are focused, organized and driven. I can help students become more organized and focused by showing them simple methods to prioritize homework, certain assignments, and time management. Given the plethora of new technology available, it is easy to designate and divide assignments and keep track of due dates.

Vocabulary

I believe that repetition is the key to building a strong vocabulary. I implement various tools to teach students new words: flashcards, trivia games, reading passages and Jeopardy. I have tutored students for the SATs and fully believe that their vocabulary skills dictates their ability to score well on the English and writing sections of the test.

Writing

As a student who applied to a magnet high school, a competitive undergraduate institution and medical school, I understand the importance of writing well. I have tutored various students at writing centers, and worked with them on personal statements, essays, and fictional stories for class. I have also served as a research assistant during medical school, where my main responsibilities included proofreading manuscripts and editing them with various authors until submission to a journal.

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Education

The George Washington University (Biology)

The George Washington University School of Medicine (MD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Sruthi will travel within 30 miles of Rockville, MD 20850.

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