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My name is Oscar T. Here is a little background about myself. I am currently a second year medical student at TAMHSC (Texas A&M Health Science Center). I am currently working at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas working on a cancer research Monday-Friday from 8-5. I graduated from Austin College in Sherman Texas, for those of you who have not heard of it, it is known for its pre-medical program. I graduated with a dual major in Biochemistry and Business Administration. I have one publication on the effects of p28y knockout on murine gut microflora. I also have a proposal on the increase of medical defensive practices relative to profit maximization. I was nominated pre-medical student of the year at Austin College as well as nominated for Alphi Chi Honors Fraternity, and Phi Beta Kappa Honors Fraternity.
I have been tutoring for about 4.5 years now. I usually tutor high school students looking to increase their SAT scores. Occasionally I do some college material depending on how comfortable I feel with the material. I have helped my students achieve their goals and gain acceptance into their first choice colleges. My students have gone to Emory, UT, Texas State, and UNT. Keep in mind these were their first choice schools.
My teaching method is a little different than most teachers. I work with how students learn best. I adapt to their style instead of trying to change it. Learning is about using techniques and skills that maximize your capability to register or digest information. Part of learning is also about seeing multiple perspectives. The truth is that here is always more than one way to derive an answer, however, we want to find the most efficient path. We also want to understand the variables in the path. If we understand the variables of the pathway then we can start being creative and innovative. That's the nature and the beauty of knowledge. Stephen Hawking is able to make scientific predictions because he understands the fundamental value of all scientific experiments that led to the understanding of matter. In the same way if we understand variables and the behavior of nature, we can start theorizing and making logical predictions. Its the fundamental basis of innovation.
I teach skills to quickly answer questions. I teach them how to work through the problem effectively and quickly. If they do not know the answer I am also teach how to derive answers without even knowing how to mathematically get the answer.
I effectively break down math into its functional vocabulary. I make sure they know what variables are and how to process them. Algebra first confuses students because they see both numbers and letters, but once they realize what a variable is they lose their fear and realize its the same adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing they have always been doing.
This is where their skills are put to the test. We have multiple variable algebraic expressions. I teach them how to isolate the variables by substitution or elimination. I teach students to build mathematical intuition so they can work through problems quickly and not take long routes.
Biology is comprised of structure and function. I will help you understand how things are structured and explain how they relate to the function. I can take biological processes a step further and define them chemically for the chemically minded.
I have a lot of experience in Resume writing, and editing. I have had 5 jobs in my life. Recently I had to build a resume for medical school, and for my current job at a mortgage company. I focus on conciseness and clarity. Most employers only look at one page resumes that are in bullet form.
Economics is kind of a cause and effect material with mathematical basis. The math is all comprised from assumptions we make about human psychology and sociology. I can take the subject a step further and explain how some of our rational behavior that we assume to be true is psychologically proven to be the opposite of what is the most optimal situation. Economics is about optimization of trends.
Elementary math is just simple ratios, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, and a few word problems that seem to be the end of all students. I teach them how to break down word problems and seek the information they need and translate that into workable equations.
Elementary science exposes students to definition and theories. This is the first time students are exposed to the principles and theories that comprised scientific fields. I break down theories and definitions so the student understands them well enough to apply them algebraically.
Geometry is just understanding what object you are working with and becoming familiar with geometrical shapes. Once we understand that we can break figures down into three different classes of triangles. Then we go into angles and certain rules we can apply to figure out unknown angles. The subject matter goes as deep as to three-dimensional geometric shapes. This is not comprised of objects that require calculus to derive volumes.
I am a biochemistry student as well as pre-med. I passed organic chemistry I and II both with A's. Organic Chemistry 1 just goes over elimination and substitution techniques with alkyl groups and water. I am very familiar with SN1 and SN2 as well as E1 and E2 reaction for Organic chemistry 1. I am also familiar with the different types of strains that make reactions favorable or unfavorable. such as angle strain for rings, and steric strain. Rings require certain configuration to decrease the thermodynamics and increase stability. Organic Chemistry relies mostly on understanding the different circumstances that increase stability within a structure.
SAT math is simply speed. They make the problems so that they can be done a simple way, and a long way. I teach students to figure out the fast way to solve problems. If they cannot solve a problem, I teach them tricks to solve the problem without doing any math and move on to the next question. SAT math is tricky, but if you shape your train of thought, you will have no problem succeeding.
The TAKS test math portion tests basic math skills. Some students just require a refresher on previous math subjects such as algebra to regain their confidence and dominate the test. I have helped many students pass their TAKS test and achieve their diplomas. I used to work for TEXAS CAN ACADEMY. As long as practice TAKS booklets are provided I can push your student to actively engage in their studies and help them learn techniques to succeed.
The center of gravity of all trig is the power rules and the unit circle. Once students work and understand the unit circle all of trig is open to them. We will go over cosine, sine, tangent, and any derivative of these functions. We will also go into the graphical portion of trig and how it is relevant to the real world.
Great Tutor — Oscar helped my son prep for SAT Math. He did a great job, was patient and provided tips on how to handle SAT questions. I highly recommend Oscar. ...
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