University of Rochester (Biology and Psycholo)
I tutored Biology, Chemistry and Pre-calculus classes during my junior and senior years of high school. It was a one-to-one interaction with 4 students, in which I had to tailor concepts to their individual learning methods. For example, one student liked to know every reason behind every fact, or every connection between materials, while another student only understood concepts through analogies. Even though I am a visual learner, I adopted the different styles the students best understood and helped them succeed in their classes. I understand that learning to explain at the right intellectual level takes practice because each student comes with different technical backgrounds and that is something I have adopted to and used it to each of the student's advantage during the six years I have been tutoring.
I personally believe that detailed knowledge of a subject isn’t the only thing required to be a great tutor, it also requires enthusiasm, passion and resilience, which are some of the traits I have. As a teaching assistant for a college freshman psychology class, I was fortunate to design, and teach two different 'mini-courses'. I was also responsible for holding review sessions and answering any questions about the subject being taught. This was a challenging but great experience as I had to attend a 6 credit senior seminar designed to help me and other teaching assistants to learn about teaching and communicating with our students.
Besides tutoring, I am a double major in Biology, with a concentration in Biochemistry, and Psychology. I have lived in three different countries and 3 different continents, and speak French and Amharic fluently. My passion is Science and I am on the road to enrolling to Medical school. My life isn't all about school and traveling; I also love dancing and soccer. I played Varsity for my High school team in Switzerland and played club soccer at University of Rochester, while also being the President of a AXUM Ethiopian Dance Group. I look forward to being your next best tutor.
I tutored Biology, Chemistry and Pre-calculus classes during my junior and senior years of high school. It was a one-to-one interaction with 4 students, in which
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