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Ina C.

physician assistant luvs teaching;unable to practice due to disability

physician assistant luvs teaching;unable to practice due to disability

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  • 787 hours tutoring

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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
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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.

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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.

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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

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

great lesson

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

Great Experience

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 well

Heather, 25 lessons with Ina
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