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Evan W.

Chicago, IL

$50/hour

Medical Student Specializing in Science Tutoring

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20+ Hours
5.0 average from 10 ratings
Great Pharm tutor
— Shirley, Evanston, IL on 1/27/17

$50/Hour


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Northern Illinois University
Biological Sciences
Loyola University - Chicago, IL
Enrolled

Education

Northern Illinois University (Biological Sciences)

Loyola University - Chicago, IL (Enrolled)

About Evan

Hello, my name is Evan and I am a fourth year medical student in the Chicago area. I graduated from Northern Illinois University in May 2014 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biological Sciences. I have a strong background in biology, chemistry, anthropology, mathematics, and research methods.

My tutoring experiences have allowed me the opportunity to work with college students and incoming freshmen in biology, chemistry, and math. As a university-sponsored tutor, I met with students and helped them improve their performance in general chemistry, biology, and mathematics. In addition to my tutoring responsibilities as a university tutor, I served as a tutor/peer mentor in a Pre-Medicine enhanced learning initiative. My responsibilities were to help students in their coursework by providing weekly study sessions, individual tutoring, and lab work instruction. I am passionate about helping students in identifying academic hurdles, gaining confidence in their cognitive abilities, and mastering course material. I am a very patient and caring individual with a genuine interest in helping students succeed.

My strategies for tutoring include identifying specific content that the student struggles with, working through course materials (homework, assigned practice problems, etc.) step-by-step, and reinforcing the concepts via repetition and integration of new material with previously learned content. I have found that by helping students rationalize their way through practice problems helps them build confidence in themselves, develops their ability to identify key information from a given problem, and allows the student to execute the appropriate steps in order to achieve the solution. My job is to provide the support and infrastructure for students to grow academically and intellectually; I accomplish this by having students present the assigned problem. I then ask that they attempt to answer the question while justifying their rationale, meanwhile I ask questions of the student to help elucidate holes in their knowledge. Finally, I ask that the student provide their final answer based on their logic and relevant course concepts. Throughout this process, I provide feedback and positive reinforcement in order for the student to best achieve their goal of mastering their command of the course material.

Please feel free to contact me to see how I might be able to best serve you.
Hello, my name is Evan and I am a fourth year medical student in the Chicago area. I graduated from Northern Illinois University in May 2014 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biological Sciences. I have a strong background in biology, chemistry, anthropology, mathematics, and research methods.

My tutoring experiences have allowed
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Cancellations made without 24 hour notice will be charged half of scheduled session length.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60646
In-person lessons

"Great Pharm tutor"

- Shirley, Evanston, IL on 1/27/17

"Good"

- Eniko, Chicago, IL on 11/8/15
Math:
Algebra 1
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology,
Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry, Genetics,
Microbiology,
Pharmacology,
Physiology
Test Preparation:
ACT Science
History:
Anthropology

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

Pre-medical coursework in mathematics up to calculus.

Additional coursework in subjects requiring algebraic manipulation including physics, chemistry, and biology.

Anthropology

Through my undergraduate coursework, I enrolled in a variety of anthropology courses. These included Human Diversity, Physical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Nutritional Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, and an Independent Study with an emphasis on the human skeleton. I excelled in these courses and have a passion for the integration of anthropological concepts into my career as a future physician. I find that tutoring in anthropology is about providing a clear contextual foundation on which the student can build a strong understanding of the given subject matter. For example, in physical anthropology, it is necessary for students to have a firm grasp of taxonomy and evolutionary principles in order to understand the migration patterns of early hominids.

Biology

I have a B.S. in Biological Sciences.
I am a third year medical student.
I have been a student researcher in cancer biology for 7 years.

Genetics

Both in undergrad and at medical school, genetics has been a part of my educational experience. I have a mastery over general, cellular, laboratory-based, and medical genetics and have done well in my coursework. I am very confident that my story-based approach will help any student to integrate this curriculum easily.

Microbiology

B.S. Biological Sciences
-Took Microbiology as an elective including didactic lab section
-Research lab with microbiology techniques

Pharmacology

At my undergraduate institution, I took Pharmacology as an upper-level course to satisfy degree requirements and to better prepare for medical school. I absolutely love pharmacology. It's fascinating to understand receptor-ligand relationships and their downstream molecular effects, which in turn elicit physiological changes. I have a firm mastery of pharmacology and am confident in my ability to provide instruction on this subject.

Physiology

I am a third year medical student. I have taken physiology several times.

Northern Illinois University
Biological Sciences
Loyola University - Chicago, IL
Enrolled

Education

Northern Illinois University (Biological Sciences)

Loyola University - Chicago, IL (Enrolled)

Great Pharm tutor

We reviewed Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics. We reviewed several math problems. He was patient and easy to understand and knowledgeable. He gave me hints on how to remember key information

— Shirley, Evanston, IL on 1/27/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellations made without 24 hour notice will be charged half of scheduled session length.

Travel policy

Evan will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60646.