I was born and raised in Miami, Florida and currently reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am a graduate of Tulane University (2009). I completed my graduate studies at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 2010. For the past two years, I have worked on and off in the development and administration of community health non-profit programs.
I became a resident of Pittsburgh in order to attend Duquesne University. I completed my post-baccalaureate program in May and again have begun working for a community-based public health oriented agency, dedicated to promoting positive birth outcomes, reducing health disparities, and eliminating infant mortality.
Additionally, I'm in the process of applying to colleges of osteopathic medicine to further my education and skills as a public health professional.
I have always had a keen interest in learning and sharing the information that I know. I have found that there is an incredible sense of satisfaction in learning something new or finally mastering a difficult subject. Therefore, I have decided to offer my knowledge, skills, and experience to other students in need. In high school, I was an honors and AP student and I was placed on the Dean's List in college. I feel that I will be a good tutor for others as I have previous experience tutoring and being tutored.
The first thing I do when I tutor is identify the learning style of my student. Whether you are a tactile, auditory, visual learner, or some combination of the three, I will work with you to design a learning plan. Together, we will identify a singular goal that you wish to achieve for the subject as well as the objectives that must be met in order to fulfill that overarching goal. The objectives will serve as learning milestones that will be met throughout our sessions. I am a big believer in note taking; outlines, Cornell notes, and flash cards will always be employed to build memory and databank of the lesson topics.
Secondly, I will review previous materials at the start of each session as well as take the student through a rapid review of new material at the close of the session. I will assign supplementary videos from the internet or educational series such as The History Channel's History in The Classroom.
Lastly, we will diagram and storyboard applicable processes such as biological pathways, chemical reactions, multi-step equations in math, or historical analysis presented as cause and effect. The student will keep these materials and rely on them as quick memory refreshers. Through careful repetition and understanding, I'm sure all my students will learn all that they will need to succeed.
To conclude, I think of myself as an easygoing person who is dedicated to service and enjoys having a good laugh at the end of the day. Above all else, I believe that demonstrating a positive attitude is crucial to achieving life's goals. I know that everyone is capable of learning; the challenge is identifying how an individual learns and present information to them accordingly. If my unique mix of optimism and hard work sound interesting, then I'm the tutor for you!
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