"A skilled tutor makes few statements and asks many questions, for she knows that questioning, wondering, and discussing promote long-lasting learning." ~ Sanjoy Mahajan in Street-Fighting Mathematics.
While helping you with your subject specific problems, I will share with you some of the general study skills that have landed me in a highly competitive graduate program, jointly appointed at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, studying Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology.
I earned my B.Sc in Physics from Penn State, University Park, as well as minors in Bio-Engineering, Mathematics, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.
I have several years of tutoring experience in a broad range of subject matters, and enjoy tutoring as an excuse to stay sharp on topics outside my primary field of study. Although test prep is not my preferred topic, I did score in the 95% on my GRE, which I mention only to further emphasize the broad range of my academic interest.
I've found that I rely on my students having enough experience with their own learning style to know when to consider accepting or rejecting suggestions I make concerning changes which may or may not help them to improve. For this reason, I only tutor subjects being studied at the undergraduate level or higher.
As stated elsewhere, I have to limit my travel radius to 5 miles.
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