Hello! I hold a B.S. in Biological Psychology, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and am a licensed clinical psychologist.
I was fortunate to have a math professor for a mother and research physicist for a father. Although I did not follow directly in their footsteps, the solid foundation my parents provided me in math and science helped me pursue my occupational dreams - a specific example would be that my quantitative score on the GRE (780) helped rather than hindered my getting into graduate school. A few academic achievements I am proud of include completing Calculus 3 with an A, scoring a 5 on the Advanced Placement English Exam, and I was the go-to person for my graduate school peers when they needed help with statistics. Some of the incredible opportunities I have had that I believe would not have been possible without a strong background in math and science include: Presenting my research on synesthesia at Oxford and other conferences, working with defendants in forensic psychology, and ultimately looking forward to an interesting and rewarding career. I have three years of teaching experience at the college level and have been tutoring with WyzAnt for six years. From these experiences I believe that the most effective tutoring method is to encourage a person to utilize their preferred learning style in addition to a strong rapport between the teacher and the student.
Although I have tutored in a wide variety of subjects, I would say that, simply by popular demand, recently I have spent more time tutoring in Chemistry and Algebra II than other subjects. At the moment I am looking to take on just one or two students.
Lastly, I would like to say that for a learning experience tailored to the individual student, one-on-one tutoring cannot be beat. Personalized tutoring is far more effective for helping a student achieve their goals than any scenario in which a number of students share a teacher.
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