Hey! I'm a third year graduate student at New York University developing new ways to inhibit protein-protein interactions. Before then, I earned my B.A. from Harvard in Chemistry, though while I was there I spent a great deal of time on mathematics and physics as well. My undergraduate thesis drew on my research in medicinal chemistry and total synthesis.
I tutored through Harvard for five semesters, and I've tutored my peers unofficially since high school, serving as a co-director of the Writing Center my senior year of high school and running math tutoring services there as well.
I love to teach by helping students ask the right questions about the material, thereby clarifying their understanding. So many problems with teaching, particularly at the secondary school level, arise because teachers encourage a surface understanding of the material; with a poor understanding of the underlying connections come inconsistencies that prevent students from making the logical, next-step inferences that allow them to truly understand concepts and ideas.
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