Hi, my name is Sandra and if you are looking for someone to tutor in the sciences and math, I am the one to go to. However, I am also highly qualified to tutor in the other subjects, such as reading, comprehension, writing, history, etc. I have always approached education with a very broad and open perspective, enjoying to learn and excel in a wide range of subjects.
I am currently a senior studying Biological Basis of Behavior and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, with an overall GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0. I am a pre-med student and have been accepted into medical school, which I will be starting in August of this year. Because Medical School requires extensive proficiency in the sciences, math, humanities, and English, and because my subjects of study in my major and minor cover these various topics as well, I am very well prepared to tutor in these areas.
I am also well-equipped to tutor in standardized tests, such as the MCATs, SATs, and PSATs, and advise on college and medical school admissions.
For example, my SAT scores are:
SAT I: 2250 (780 Math | 770 Writing | 700 Verbal)
SAT II: (800 Math IIC | 750 Math I | 770 Chemistry | 770 Molecular Biology).
My achievements are: Dean's List 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, National Merit Letter Recipient, AP Scholar Award, Biology League Award, 3rd place at Chemistry Olympics, National Honors Society, Science Olympiad, Captain of Varsity Cheerleading.
Explicit tutoring experience I have had: I am currently employed by Penn's tutoring center that provides students with tutors in courses at the school. In high school I tutored kids and other high schoolers in my community through my membership in the National Honor Society. In addition, I privately tutored an 8th grader in pre-Algebra.
Related experiences: I worked as a recreational camp counselor at Camp Sunshine/Snowflake in Ridgewood, NJ for 4 years working with mentally and/or physically handicapped camper(s) of all ages, many of whom had difficult conditions such as cystic fibrosis, autism, and sometimes disfiguring mental illnesses. As founder of a non-profit chapter organization at UPenn, called Global Medical & Dental Brigades, one of my many responsibilities is to create the syllabus for a children's educational workshop on basic hygiene, nutrition, exercise, and oral health. By making skits and visual art, such as posters, songs, and so on, members of our organization teach the workshops ourselves. The educational workshops are one aspect to our group's health clinics that we bring to rural communities in Honduras and Nicaragua.
As a tutor, I am very patient and cater my teaching style to the needs and learning style of the student because everyone learns best in their own, individuals ways. I am very attentive and know how to deal with frustration in order to turn it into success; I can relate with students who are struggling to understand a subject. My ultimate goal to achieve with each and every student is to establish the fundamentally "right" way to study, ensuring that he or she really comprehends the concepts behind each topic, rather than purely memorizing solutions.
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