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Ina C.

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physician assistant luvs teaching;unable to practice due to disability
physician assistant luvs teaching;unable to practice due to disability
Ina C.

1,360 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,360 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Ina


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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


Education

Connecticut College
BA in zoology
Yale School of Medicine PA School
Other

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  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: groups of 3 or less $75/hr groups of 4 - 6 $100/hr no groups over 6 as I don't think it is effective at that point
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/3/2022

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Science, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

As a biology and zoology major in college these are two subjects close to my heart. I utilize them daily in my practice as a physician assistant. These subjects are the basic building blocks to understanding maintenance of health in partnership with my patients.
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Biology

Biology

As a biology and zoology major in college these are two subjects close to my heart. I utilize them daily in my practice as a physician assistant. These subjects are the basic building blocks to understanding maintenance of health in partnership with my patients.

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

My work as a surgical physician assistant required learning anatomy with the medical students at Yale and utilizing it daily in practice. I have practiced as a Physician Assistant for more than 20 years. With each patient I do a physical exam - either complete (head to toe) or focused, problem addressed. I use a cased-based method of teaching to give each client a scenario onto which to hook the new information. Sometimes it is a significantly serious scenario; but other times it can be a silly scenario - people never forget the easy way for Mom to get a pea or a bean out of a child's nostril. Ask me about it and I will tell you.
Biology,

Biology

As a biology and zoology major in college these are two subjects close to my heart. I utilize them daily in my practice as a physician assistant. These subjects are the basic building blocks to understanding maintenance of health in partnership with my patients.
Microbiology,

Microbiology

I took many hours of microbiology during my PA student years at Yale school of Medicine. we took the same course as the med student. As I practice each day working with patients, I use my many hours of micro learned in school and more learned each day I work. It is one of those subjects vital to the practice of medicine and dentistry.
Pharmacology,

Pharmacology

During my PA training I received 80 graduate course hours in Pharmacology; I study articles on new pharmaceutical products every day; to be competent in my job, I must master the bevy of new meds on the market both esoteric and for the treatment of orphan diseases. But, as a PA I still have to recertify nationally with 100 hrs of continuing education credit 8-10 of which need to be in pharmacology; I also must recertify by national exam in family practice - even though I specialize in surgery, I test in the broad specialty of all - Family Practice. Every PA does. Keeps me up to date on pharmacology
Physiology,

Physiology

Physiology and anatomy were courses I excelled in during high school, college and Physician Assistant school. I use them every day and are an integral part of my being. I have also taught many subjects on a graduate school level including physiology and anatomy. I love to teach using a real world case based method to help students find a way to remember new and intensive information. I've been teaching in the classroom as well as precepting clinically using this method. I find students really remember the data much betterthis way.
Zoology

Zoology

My qualifications in zoology include this as my major in college. I was lucky enough to do 3 honors studies that I developed with the assistance of my college adviser and scientists in the community. 1. Regrowth of limbs in certain lizards and the relationship to humans. 2. Human respiratory physiology working with a team of researchers from Mass General Hospital on the diving reflex of seals. I supported that team while they were in Antarctica. 3. Research in rheumatoid arthritis in rats at the electron microscope level.

Summer

Biology

Biology

As a biology and zoology major in college these are two subjects close to my heart. I utilize them daily in my practice as a physician assistant. These subjects are the basic building blocks to understanding maintenance of health in partnership with my patients.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (407 ratings)
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Reviews

Super caring qualified anatomy tutor

Ina tutors my daughter in college anatomy and she is very effective, engaging, caring and available when needed (even for extra sessions). I could not recommend her enough

Connie , 22 lessons with Ina

Anatomy

Ina was a wonderful person to work with. She had a lesson ready from the very beginning and had very nice way to introduce the difficult concepts. She took the time to make sure I was following along and and answered all the questions I had.

Eric, 2 lessons with Ina

Very knowledgeable and very patient!!!

Ina C. really helped me to have an enjoyable semester in my Advanced Pharmacology Class. She is very knowledgeable about the subjects I have been studying for. She is very flexible and has been a life saver to me because I have a very busy schedule. I love the way she has me brainstorming and has me thinking out of the box. It has been over 20 years since I have been in school and by working with her I know I am confident and will be successful in my courses.

Shana, 17 lessons with Ina

Compassionate and knowledgable tutor.

I needed help with preparing for my EORE and Ina did a great job of building my confidence, creating a safe space for me to ask whatever questions I had so ensure I understood the material. She also helped prepare me for clinical rotations and overall I felt like she truly cared and wanted me to succeed which meant a lot. Thanks to Ina's help and encouragement, I was able to pass my EORE!

Camille, 8 lessons with Ina

Awesome Teacher :)

Ina saved my life ... she made me understand and evaluate the information in a very easy way. I made a great improvement in my current class. I am looking forward to working with her in other classes . We worked together like three times a week for so long until I made that great progress.

Dalia, 47 lessons with Ina

Amazing and patient!!!

Ina is amazing not only at teaching material but boosting my confidence! She is patient and thorough and makes sure I understand the material before moving on to the next topic. I can’t say enough good things about her!

Colleen, 5 lessons with Ina

Tutoring

Ina has been teaching me ideas and knowledge about Advanced Pathophysiology. Ina is very knowledgeable and is able to teach in way that I understand. She is understanding and kind. Ina is able to work with you knowledge base and expand your understanding. I am thankful for her understanding and that she able to teach me in way that is truly beneficial.

Gene, 43 lessons with Ina

Extremely knowledgeable

Ina has been a tremendous help to me in my PA education. Her knowledge on a variety of subjects and ability to relate one subject with another is key to developing your critical thinking habits. She also understands the importance of mental health when it comes to learning. Numerous great tips on how to manage stress, exam taking, and how to go about learning a new subject and learning it efficiently!

Nicole, 45 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 surgical

Melissa, 8 lessons with Ina
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