Hello prospective tutees & parents,
Here are some important tidbits about my background, qualifications, and tutoring methods for you to get to know me better. To start, I graduated from Cornell University in 2010 with a degree in Bachelor of Science. I was a Human Biology, Health and Society major and am a proud Cornell alumna! My cumulative undergraduate GPA was 3.58. I made the Cornell's dean list for two semesters.
I am currently a first year medical student at UMDNJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to Brooklyn Technical high school in new york city, a specialized science high school to which admission is by competitive examination only. I was a chemistry major in high school. Originally I am from Hong Kong, China. I immigrated to the US at age 11. I am fluent in Cantonese and can read and write Chinese fluently. My home is in Brooklyn, New York. And I am currently residing in south NJ for medical school.
With regards to my tutoring experiences, in college years, I tutored a family friend who was in 9th grade at the time on the sciences on several occasions during the summer of my freshman year. In high school, I was an afterschool homework helper for 1st-5th graders at my neighborhood branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The group I led was typically made up of 5 to 8 students; many students came to me for help with their math homework. I was involved with this volunteer afterschool program for a year before spending my subsequent summers doing research activities at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC.
Lastly, as a tutor, I encourage learning by first trying with the student to understand why the subject is relevant/important/required knowledge. I acknowledge learning objectives set by an individual student/parents, and when possible, to encourage a student's learning by doing practice problems.
I believe information is more readily received and retained when it is relevant and interesting. It is precisely my goal as a tutor to help students better understand and recall difficult knowledge.
Thank you for your attention.
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