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There are three keys to any successful tutor. The first is a strong foundation and experience in the subjects and tests they teach, second is the ability to listen and identify problem areas/misconceptions, and last is the ability to clearly and effectively communicate the content and strategies needed to succeed.
In college I excelled in my coursework with a 4.0 Science and math GPA and scores in the 98th percentile on the national standardized Chemistry ACS exam. I then mastered the Medical Admissions Exam (MCAT), scoring in the 99th percentile on the exam with an overall 39. Throughout college, I was a teaching assistant and tutor for classes like physics, organic, and general chemistry, genetics, and more. Since taking the MCAT and graduating from college I have worked for leading test prep and tutoring companies like Kaplan, NextStep Tutors, Varsity Tutors. I have thousands of hours of tutoring experience working with hundreds of different students. Through personal course and test experience and through tutoring experience I have developed a strong foundation in all content and tests I teach.
In any tutoring session engagement is key, and I love working with students one-on-one or in small groups for this reason. By listening to students and watching them work through problems I can identify weak areas and tailor solutions to their specific needs. The ability to clearly communicate difficult content/strategies is absolutely essential, and I live for what I call the light-bulb moment when students say "wow, that's not so bad."
I know how hard work and diligence pays off, and I am proud to say I will be enrolling in the Mount Sinai School of Medicine this fall. I love tutoring because I get to help students achieve their goals, so let me help you or your child succeed.
I have been playing chess for more than 15 years now. Throughout high school and college I was involved in chess clubs, I play online and I have other resources to help master openings and endings of games.
My MCAT experience began with my own study so I understand first-hand the challenge that is the MCAT. After diligent study I mastered the exam with an overall 39. Since then I have taught/tutored for the MCAT with several major test prep companies including Kaplan, NextStep Tutors and Varsity tutors. I know the materials and resources available and know MCAT in and out, having mastered both the content and strategies needed to succeed.
My goal is to provide every student I tutor with a personalized and effective plan to excel on the exam. First, this begins by listening to their experience and creating a unique study plan tailored to their needs. Secondly, this requires one-on-one sessions throughout the study schedule where I evaluate student progress, and teach necessary strategies along with difficult material. Lastly this requires constant feedback, adjustments and motivation. My goal is to make sure my students excel on the exam.
I took Organic Chemistry 1 & 2 at Houghton College and achieved high A's both semesters. I then tutored other students in the subject for 2 years and have been a teaching/lab assistant for the class for a year. I have significant experience helping students understand and excel in Organic Chemistry.
I played four years of varsity soccer throughout high school, receiving several all-star awards. I was then captain my senior year and played intramurals through college.
Best Science Tutor — Stephen is the best tutor I've ever had in any subject. He's extremely knowledgeable and does an excellent job at communicating difficult concepts. I am a post bacc student with hubby and child with pursuits of medical school. ...
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