"Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations."
Dear interested student or parent!
I have helped many students from all walks of life achieve their goals through test preparation and subject mastery. My teaching has been sought out internationally, and I break the test and subject down into smaller components to help students become experts and score higher. I teach skills and strategy for standardized testing, which will be featured in an upcoming publication that I have authored coming out in 2014. I graduated with honors from Harvard University with a bachelors in economics, and also hold a degree in medicine. I scored a perfect on the SATs in one sitting, and have scored in the very top percentiles on SAT IIs, PSAT, and MCATs. In addition, I am a professional member of the National Tutoring Association and guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University for the health sciences discipline. In essence, I believe anyone can do it too with the right guidance and approach!
I was born in Kentucky and grew up in a small town, and am no stranger to the challenges of building a strong foundation in order to perform at the next level. Through diligence, I believe that anyone can maximize their score and testing with study and strategy. As I believe, while there are no short-cuts to success, there are however prescribed formulas and real skills that are effective.
I encourage a low stress environment in helping students understand concepts first, then helping them apply these concepts on testing and subject exams. In my experience, pinpointing weaknesses is the first step in unlocking potential. I usually diagnose the barrier that prevents scoring well usually in the first lesson. We have a fun and fast paced session that improves skill and confidence. I believe the path to success should be as enjoyable as the end goal with their testing and educational needs.
I specialize in tutoring one-on-one and have utilized cutting edge technology to assist in the learning process. Distance is not a problem, as I have many students using Skype and virtual whiteboard with excellent results. I believe this method is superior to traditional pencil and paper, while enabling more time spent with students.
Please feel free to send me an email, and I hope to hear from you soon!
Academic Achievements and Awards
-Gained early admission to Harvard University
-Harvard College Scholarship, graduated with honors
-National Merit Scholar
-White House Presidential Scholar Finalist
-USA All Academic 2nd Team
-Selected by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youths to teach
-Research Science Institute Alumni - Selected as top international 70 science students to attend summer internship at MIT
-Citigroup Shining Star Award (2004, 2005)
-Inducted into Gold Humanism Honor society in Medicine (2009)
-Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Hematology Scholarship (2012)
-Professional member of the National Tutoring Association
-Guest Lecturer at Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program
-Prior Harvard University student tutor
-Preceptor for UPMC Shadyside premed and Pitt medical students
-Junior Achievement teacher
-Researched at Harvard John F Kennedy School of Government for Center for International Development
-Dedication to community service, worked in homeless shelter, hospital, Meals on Wheels deliverer
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