====My Teaching Philosophy====
Regardless of the topic, the process of learning requires good time management and organization skills, effective test-taking strategies, and repeated exposure to the material. My goal as a tutor is to identify strengths and weaknesses in your learning process. I believe in getting to know the entire student, not just the grades. I often spend some time learning about your hopes, dreams, perceived strengths and weaknesses, and preferred learning style.
I then adapt my lesson plans to your unique profile: we may spend our time discussing “big picture” concepts, solving specific examples, constructing diagrams, or discussing specific worries you might have. My long-term students are often exposed to mind mapping, outlines, and note-taking systems depending on their specific goals and needs.
I spend a lot of time preparing for each class. For example, my science students often receive a “cheat sheet” to help them grasp important concepts. My writing students often receive an evaluation and an individual plan to suit their needs. That being said, I expect my students to prepare for our sessions by reviewing the material on their own, and by working on class assignments. I also expect students to give me their honest opinion on their progress and their expectations.
I care deeply about your success. Therefore, I try to be available via email or phone for quick questions or issues between our meetings. If you are willing to commit to a rigorous study schedule, and would like to learn some useful study skills, please contact me as soon as you can. Don’t procrastinate! If you contact me at the beginning of the term, your chances of success are much higher.
*Science: I earned my Bachelor of Biochemistry in 2008. Throughout college, I taught chemistry (introductory and organic chemistry), biology, and biochemistry to dozens of students. I also have worked in both academic labs and the pharmaceutical industry, so I am comfortable with scientific editing/writing.
*Writing/Editing: After college, I worked as a freelance writer/editor. I wrote short articles, eBooks, and project proposals. I have excellent writing skills and will gladly help with all types of technical and business writing. I just received Master's of Public Health at Drexel University. My coursework included extensive writing such as grants and strategic plans. I am currently working as a professional grant writer, and my work requires quite a bit of writing/editing.
*Statistics: In college, I took analytical chemistry and worked in an academic lab (both of which required some knowledge of basic statistics). My master’s coursework has included epidemiology, healthcare research and biostatistics, and I am very comfortable with all of these disciplines.
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