Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Neurobiology)
(Current) University of Illinois College of Medicine (MD)
I am a recent honors graduate of one of the top 25 universities in the U.S. and am currently attending medical school. I tutored for about 5 years throughout undergrad, in various subjects, primarily science and med school pre-requisite courses. I really enjoy working with students and helping them become just as or even more knowledgable than me in whatever subject we're working on. I am very passionate about tutoring, I love doing it, and find it extremely rewarding to help students reach goals or grades they didn't think were possible, which I have done numerous times.
It is a unique relationship when talking about tutoring and with my experience I can guarantee not only helping you and improving your grade with whichever subject(s) we're talking about, but I also guarantee that our experience will be one of great comfortability, friendly with absolutely zero pressure. I am very adept at eliminating any awkwardness in the tutoring sessions and making it fun, while also making 100% sure that we are learning and getting a great deal of more understanding of the subject's material and concepts.
To put it simply, I am a huge science nerd who loves the subjects I'll be tutoring in. Additionally, and again, I can't stress enough my passion for wanting to pass on my knowledge and understanding to others. I took over 7 upper-level/advanced science courses and received As in all of them and 3 of them were graduate-level courses. If interested in the pre-med route, I also scored in the 98th percentile on the new MCAT, so can certainly help in that arena as well, in addition to the courses the MCAT tests on. If a healthcare-field is something you're considering or have decided upon, or if you just want to improve your grades in science courses or even just get a better (even basic) understanding of some science topics, I am 100% your guy!
My medical school schedule is less hectic than many people would think and so I do have a lot of free time and I would love to spend that free time helping you! I have a very flexible schedule and promise that if you want to choose me as your tutor you will be able to meet, see, or contact me at your convenience! So please contact me with absolutely ANY questions you may have or if you want to improve your grades and understanding and knowledge, then please contact me ASAP! I very much look forward to hearing from you!
Troy I am a recent honors graduate of one of the top 25 universities in the U.S. and am currently attending medical school. I tutored for about 5 years throughout undergrad, in various subjects, primarily science and med school pre-requisite courses. I really enjoy working with students and helping them become just as or even more knowledgable than me
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I've played football for 10 years. I helped coach for 2 years at the high school level. I also worked for a Big 10 College football team as a game and recruiting analyst for 4 years.
I scored in the 98th percentile of this exam, just one year ago. I studied very hard for it. I also am well-versed in the subjects the MCAT tests. I have been approved for several of those subjects and anticipate being approved for more.
I received an A in organic chemistry at a major university. I also scored in the 98th percentile on the MCAT, where organic chemistry is a major subject of that exam. Finally, I have tutored this course for 2 years with great success with my students. I feel very comfortable with all major topics and concepts and am confident (due to past history) that I am able to pass my knowledge on and explain the concepts and help the student become more independent and confident in this subject.
I have taken several courses in pharmacology, including general pharmacology, psychopharmacology. I also had to become very familiar with antimicrobial pharmacology in my many advanced courses in microbiology, bacterial pathogenesis, viral pathogenesis, and their associated labs. I received As in the majority of all these classes. I am also extremely personally interested in the subject and read textbooks and journal articles on the subject regularly.