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Mills College (Biology)
Keck School of Medicine of USC (Enrolled)
My name is Monika A. I am matriculating this August as a medical student at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California class of 2019. I graduated with double honors in biology and business economics from Mills College, which I attended on a full ride. Before that, I was a part of Mission San Jose High School class of 2009.
I have been tutoring for nearly 10 years. I worked at Kumon Learning Center from 2005 to 2009, teaching children ages 4-17 math and English. In college, I was a peer tutor for Calculus I and an MBA course called Quantitative Methods, as well as a TA for Introduction to Statistics. Since October 2013, I have been teaching AP Biology, geometry, pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II at Brilliant Minds Academy in Fremont. I additionally have years of private tutoring experience in all of the aforementioned subjects.
I rely very heavily on lecture-based tutoring, especially for biology and math. I usually ask the student questions as I cover a concept/afterwards to ensure they are grasping the material. I am extremely well acquainted with the Campbell biology book and have had multiple students exceed in their biology courses with my help. I am comfortable working with all ages as I have had pre-K students as well as much older adults.
Standardized Test Scores:
SAT I (2008): 800- Reading, 750- Writing, 750- Math
SAT II Math 2C: 780
SAT II Literature: 750
MCAT (2014)- 11- Biological Sciences, 12- Verbal, 11- Physical Sciences
Please send me a message if you have any additional questions or would like to set up a meeting. If you would like to request a lowered rate or group tutoring, let me know and we can discuss it it in person. About Me:
My name is Monika A. I am matriculating this August as a medical student at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California class of 2019. I graduated with double honors in biology and business Read more
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I have been teaching Algebra 1 at Brilliant Minds Academy in Fremont since October 2013. My approach to tutoring math subjects is to ensure understanding of any formulas or methods and assigning heavy amounts of practice.
I have been teaching Algebra II at Brilliant Minds Academy since October 2013. I have helped dozens of students there with the subject. I have mastery in all of the concepts that are covered in the course. I took Algebra II my freshman year at Mission San Jose High School.
I majored in biology at Mills College. I have been teaching AP Biology since October 2013 at Brilliant Minds Academy, IvyBoost Education, and privately as well. I am also a clinical research assistant at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center so I have extensive real world experience with the subject.
I completed an econometrics course as a part of my business economics major in college. I got an A in the course. I was so good at the subject that the professor then asked me to be a TA for his statistics course and a tutor for an MBA course called Quantitative Methods that covered many of the same concepts.
I worked with elementary (K-6th) students for 4 years while at Kumon Learning Center. I also have extensive experience privately tutoring young children. I am well aware of the patience and creativity required to work with them. I am happy to work on math, reading, writing, and science with young children. I am a strong advocate for strengthening these basic skills at a young age to ensure future success.
I have a lot of experience teaching elementary math. At Kumon Learning Center I taught math to children aged 4-15 . I have also worked with children in 6th grade at Brilliant Minds Academy. I know the challenges of teaching math basics to young children, but I also understand the absolute necessity of making sure they grasp these early concepts well. I believe constant repetition and practice is important and I also stress word problems, which are often overlooked.
As someone who has a strong background in science, I am able to explain complicated science concepts at the more elementary level with ease when working with young children. I have taught elementary science at IvyBoost Education. I am a strong believer in diagrams and real life connections to help children understand science concepts. I believe every child has the ability to be excited and enthusiastic about learning science if taught by the right teacher.
I took the MCAT in April 2014 and got a 34 overall. I scored 11 on physical sciences, 11 on biological sciences, and 12 on verbal. I took the Berkeley Review course last summer (2013) and still have many of the materials, which I would be happy to share with any student. Additionally, I am going through the process of applying to medical school currently and would be happy to provide insight to any interested pre-med students. I graduated with double honors from Mills College, which I attended on a full ride, in 2013 with a double major in biology and business economics.
I took the SAT Math 2C in 2008 and scored 780. I have also been teaching the subjects covered on this exam (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry) at an academy since October, as well as privately for many years.
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