University of Colorado Colorado Springs (Psychology)
I am currently attending UCCS and majoring in psychology with a pre-med emphasis. I am in the University Honors Program, and I always withhold all A's in my classes. I have learned (from experience) many study skills, and many different approaches to learning new skills. I have dealt with teaching a wide variety of children, from those who instantly understand to those who need much guidance. I graduated in the top 2% of my high school class (number 10 out of about 500), and I have helped others of all ages in school throughout my school career. As I prepare for medical school, I am hoping to help others achieve their academic goals, as I have been able to achieve mine.
The tutoring methods I use vary by each student. Some students prefer hands on learning, some prefer strict memorization, and some prefer a mixture of the two. Once I figure out which method works best, the student and I work together on understanding any specific subject by taking it step by step to work out any confusion and to gain a fuller understanding of the topic. I work with a system of rewards; once a student is able to answer a given amount of questions correctly, he or she is rewarded with a small break in homework. I am currently attending UCCS and majoring in psychology with a pre-med emphasis. I am in the University Honors Program, and I always withhold all A's in my classes. I have learned (from experience) many study skills,
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As a member of NHS and the top 2% of my graduating class, I had to hold high grades in all highschool courses, including algebra I-Calculus. I excelled in all four years of math that I took, and I hope I can share my study preparation skills.
As a hopeful pre-med student, I have been required to take math classes through calculus. I took Algebra I and II, Pre-calculus and Calculus in high school, maintaining high grades in each class. I also tutored younger friends in high school when they were taking Algebra, and they seemed to think that my perspective on math helped them better understand the subject. Thank you for your consideration!
Although a psychology major does not take many science courses, a hopeful pre-med student is treated as a science major. My electives are composed of classes like biology, chemistry, and soon physics. I took AP chemistry and AP physics in high school, and passed both AP tests. I have already taken General Chemistry in college, and I will be continuing with General Chemistry II this semester. In physics, geometry played a role in calculating forces, so I had to learn additional geometry (in addition to the geometry course I had already taken) in order to excel on the test. Thank you for your consideration!
As a member of the honors programs in middle school, high school, and college, I have been expected to take a high number of science courses and excel in each one. If these standards were not met, they would dismiss the student from the program. I learned new study methods and test preparation skills in order to achieve high grades in these courses, and I have passed these skills on to other students in preparatory sciences. These students, including my sister, showed a substantial jump in their percent grade in their science classes. Thank you for your time!
Until fourth grade, I attended a private school, where the teachers were extremely fast paced regarding reading. I struggled for many years; however, once I learned how to truly comprehend the connection between letters and sounds, it was relatively easy, and from that point I was considered an "advanced reader." I also helped my younger sister, who is a selective mute and will simply not speak at school; therefore, she did not learn the necessary connections in language and she fell behind. After I helped her through reading and writing in primary school, the advanced elementary school a town over (which I attended) invited her to join their program.
As a high school student, I was in the AP program and I was a member of the National Honor Society. Along with these programs come many SAT bootcamps and SAT preparatory skills. I learned many ways, especially in the math section, to approach questions in a different manner to help me comprehend and and answer the question. Math is an extremely important skill, and helped me bring my SAT score very high (as I scored a 720/800 on the SAT math section). Thank you for your consideration!