physician assistant luvs teaching;unable to practice due to disability
physician assistant luvs teaching;unable to practice due to disability
I am a trained physician assistant who has practiced clinically in this field for 23+ years. In my caring for people as I help them get well, I spent a great deal of time teaching people about their problems, how to get well quicker AND how to prevent illness again. I guess in this nature I have taught all my adult life. I found myself drawn to teaching children of all ages and their parents about their problems through talking, drawings that they could take home, copies of any imaging...
I am a trained physician assistant who has practiced clinically in this field for 23+ years. In my caring for people as I help them get well, I spent a great deal of time teaching people about their problems, how to get well quicker AND how to prevent illness again. I guess in this nature I have taught all my adult life. I found myself drawn to teaching children of all ages and their parents about their problems through talking, drawings that they could take home, copies of any imaging studies with age level explanations for show and tell and I even show up at show and tell if requested. I just love to see the "aha" moment come into a child's eyes or face when they get it. It is the warmest feeling in my heart to know I have just allayed fears and helped a child understand at their level what they are going through.
I have taught formally to medical students, nursing and nurse practitioner students, PA students and all other types of allied health students. But I have also taught children in their classrooms (invited by the children, parents or the teacher). I have also lectured to medical schools, PA schools, nurse practitioner schools, grand rounds at the hospital and a large number of would be specialists (resident cohorts). I always bring my lectures to them back to the patient. Each patient and family group MUST understand the process of injury and healing so that the body will work with them to heal. We all have the potential to heal. Just as we all have the potential to learn. Each person needs a different approach to presenting the information. I particularly love to work with 2 - 4 year olds enriching their natural play with learning to investigate, setting up simple experiments to prove their own hypotheses and discussing why something did or did not work and how to fix it.
I am able to find many ways to break down a problem into little chunks to help the child understand each chunk and then put it together into the whole. I also am able to use items that a child likes to play with to hel
From start to finish, I found Ina’s lessons outstanding. Not only does she take her time to make sure I properly understand the content at hand, but she’s skilled at at making difficult concepts easier to understand by helping me get organized and emphasizing on “need-to-know” information. Ina has a way of spicing up her lessons with a touch of humor and encouraged discussion to push me to think beyond what we had before. She also has an ingenious way of of bringing her own professional experiences into her lessons which helped further put the content into perspective. To call Ina an overqualified tutor is an understatement—she has been by far one of the most influential and dedicated tutors I’ve had the pleasure of working with.Julia, 13 lessons with Ina
Patient and knowledge
Ina has shown nothing but kindness and sincerity throughout my semester. She’s walked me through several hours of complicated material and simplified it so that I could apply and on my exams. Her clinical expertise made the material more realistic and if I had any questions she would always answer them. Whether if it was a life problem or a nursing school scenario, Ina was always supportive and gave me the best direction and advice. I look forward next semester now that we’ve conquered pathopharmacology and we will be moving on to medical surgicalMelissa, 8 lessons with Ina
Very patient and flexible tutor
Ina was very helpful in tutoring me for my med-surg and pharmacology classes. She tailored her teaching style to match my learning style and was great at motivating and focusing me when I needed it. Ina was very flexible with her schedule, as I could depend on her to prioritize my learning and make time for me whenever possible. She clearly was very knowledgeable as well and was able to break down that knowledge in ways that were understandable to me. I will be utilizing her services again next semester.Sarina, 13 lessons with Ina
Knowledgeable and helpful
I was able to review a lot of material in a short time frame which has tremendously helped me learn the vast amount of material in my anatomy course. In the frame of two and a half weeks we have gone of the digestive and urinary system, and male and female reproductive system. How to label all of it and the functions of everything. She is very kind and makes sure not to move on from a topic until you are sure that you fully grasp the concept. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a tutor in anatomy.Willow, 6 lessons with Ina
Appreciate her flexibility and ability to answer my questions off the cuff. Very knowledgeable. Enjoy our lessons and the time flies by.Joy, 6 lessons with Ina
She was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. She gave me some tips on how to study better. I enjoyed the lesson and left feeling confident.Joy, 6 lessons with Ina
Knowledgeable, Encouraging, Patient Tutor
If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, encouraging, flexible, patient tutor, look no further! Ina is incredible! I worked with Ina weekly (sometimes several times a week) over the last few months to get through my Georgetown University Patho class and thanks to her tips and tricks I have successful passed my class! In addition to being an incredible tutor Ina also has great test taking tips and is incredibly encouraging. Her faith in my ability to succeed was such a confidence boost and encouraged me to believe in myself a little more. Ina also will make you answer a lot of questions and talk through things rather then her talking at you, which I found to be incredibly helpful. I’m other words, I can’t recommend Ina enough!Samantha, 8 lessons with Ina
knowledgeable and patient
She will first find out your style of learning and teach to that. I love fact that she knows her stuff and I recommend her to anyone trying to get through pharmacology. I will be taking more lessons with her.Stephanie, 2 lessons with Ina
Very patient and motivational tutor
Ina has been extremely helpful teaching me during my Physical Diagnosis course in PA school. Her tips and pointers have helped me on my exams and skills tests and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a tutor.Jonathan, 6 lessons with Ina
world of knowledge
Ina did an excellent job preparing me for my test. I would Definitely use her again in the near future. She’s very flexible with her hours as wellHeather, 25 lessons with Ina
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