To me, learning is really about adapting effective learning strategies. These strategies must be based on each student's individual style. Then, learning issues can be clarified, evaluated, and resolved. This allows learning to be a fascinating, mind blowing, and interesting experience.
My subjects of proficiency are chemistry, biochemistry, algebra I and II, geometry, organic chemistry, and physiology.
I started tutoring 5th graders in high school at the local Hispanic Community Center in elementary math and reading. Then, during undergraduate college, I continued as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for college chemistry for 2 years. From this experience I learned to adapt my instruction methods to best suit the learning style of the students. I adopted a method of instruction called the "WHAT-HOW-WHY" 3 step ladder and used this "WHAT-HOW-WHY" to increase a student's learning effectiveness based on Blooms Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.
After completing an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree with major in biochemistry, mathematics and chemistry minors (3.94 GPA), I continued teaching during my graduate school years at Weill Cornell Medical College. I assisted in problem based learning sessions for high school students and tutored Lincoln Douglas debate. Later, after finishing a few years of graduate coursework in 2010, I began tutoring elementary, middle school, high school, and college students in algebra & trigonometry, geometry, chemistry, biology, and SAT prep. I currently privately tutor for a few students in the NY-NJ area. In addition, I am obtaining my masters in secondary education at the College of Staten Island.
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