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My name is Kwame and I was born in Ghana and raised in the Bronx, New York. I graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and specialization in Biochemistry. Following graduation in 2009, I received the Post Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in which I conducted Staphylococcus research in the Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis (LHBP). In May 2012, I completed the Graduate Certificate program in Biomedical Sciences through George Mason and Georgetown Universities.
I worked for Huntington Learning Center in which I tutored in elementary and high school math and science along with SAT/ACT preparation. Some of the subjects I tutored included algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus calculus, chemistry, physics, biology etc. I was awarded teacher of month for November 2013 in recognition for my outstanding performance
I am currently a second year Medical Student at Howard University College of Medicine and I am also working as a Senior HIV Tester counselor and Data Manager for the Emergency Department at Howard University Hospital.
I have tremendous amount of patience to deal with students. I love physical fitness in which I play/ed basketball, soccer, tennis, and ran track. I like to draw and train in martial arts on my spare time focusing on Hapkido, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiujutsu and Judo. I also played the alto saxophone, trumpet and a little bit of the piano. I am grateful for the gifts and talents that I have been blessed with and also for the great mentoring that I have received from countless people which is why it is imperative that I do my part to uplift others. I have tutored a large number of friends and students dating back from middle school up to now.
I strongly believe there should be a balance of discipline and enjoyment in order to bring out a persons' maximum potential in scholarship attainment. There is no such thing as a dumb student, only an untapped source. Every child/ student is different and it is an educators job to help find what works best in order for them to excel.
Thank you for the opportunity given. My name is Kwame and I was born in Ghana and raised in the Bronx, New York. I graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and specialization in … Read more
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I have acquired years of basketball experience through the following: played in multiple summer leagues in the Bronx, NY, played high school varsity basketball in Harlem, NY, and played for UVA men's club basketball team. In addition, I have work as an intramural official maintaining order and discipline on the court and also have served as a head coach for the Charlottesville YMCA/City League Basketball team.
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